After church on Sunday, March 1st, we babysat Hudson, Emma, Jackson, and Quinn for Darrell and Shelly. Lego Fun! The girls built a really tall lego tower. They were trying to get it taller than Ethan, I think. So, he was measuring to see if they did it. They got it taller than him! And then, T-I-M-B-E-R!!!! And, then it snowed of course, because that is just what it did this winter. And I loved it!! All the boys went out to play…………except Jack. He was all snowed out.
Hudson, Weston and Ethan were having a blast together!
Toot and I went out to lunch Friday, Feb 27th. Fun times! Weston made himself a cozy little bed! That night the kids had youth group up at the farm. Night time sledding! They had lots of fun! Ethan was too old for this youth group, so he was at Taekwondo. Eventually, the cold temps brought most of them inside for snacks. And I got to hold this sweet baby~Lana! I don’t know why I took pictures of all the kids when we got home from youth group, but I did, so here they are. Just random pictures of the kids. You’re welcome. And good night!
P.S. Have you noticed I have made blogging my new full time job??! I’m taking advantage of not having to do school and trying so hard to get caught up! However, I have many, many other things I need to get caught up on too, so not sure how long I can keep this pace, but I’m doing it while I can. For some strange reason, I just know all those other things will patiently wait til I get to them!
Here are two new things I tried this winter that I have never had or made before.
I have never done much with curry. But I was inspired to try this curry soup when my Mom made some. I found a recipe that sounded good to me and went for it! I love it! It is super yummy! Then I had some leftover fish one night and decided to make fish tacos. I have always turned my nose up at that when I saw it on the menu at a mexican restaurant, but no more! They are soooo good! There is a simple sauce you can make, and then add cilantro and a squeeze of lime and you are in fish taco heaven!Two new recipes to add to my collection! Yay!
Sunday morning (2/22) we woke up to the snow still falling! It was originally forecasted to stop much earlier, so they had decided to just have second hour at church. Well, it was still snowing when second hour began! And Sam was still at the church clearing snow, so I had to drive to church with the kids. I used to never mind driving in the snow when I had my four wheel drive and it was just me. Now I drive a mini van with four kids. And Sam warned me the roads were terrible. So, I was not too happy about having to drive in it! Thankfully, we made it. Just had to go super slow. That afternoon, Sam got called in to work. The sun came out, so the kids and I went out to play! They played king of the snow hill and tried to see who could stay on top the longest. Then they all had to take turns jumping off of it. Ethan just loves a good snowball fight and the girls don’t like them! These are the days that Ethan especially misses Asa and Josiah! So nice to see blue sky! My four snow monsters! Once they got tired of playing on that hill, we decided to hide out and wait for Sam to get home from work. The boys hid along the driveway. The girls were up closer to the house and I was hiding behind a tree. The kids were going to bombard him with snowballs when he pulled in and I was going to get pictures. It seemed to take forever, but finally we saw him coming around the corner on the road. And the snowballs started flying! But we knew exactly what would happen as soon as he got out of his van! Then they wanted to try and get Daddy off the hill. This is one of my favorite pictures on this long picture post! Weston is being bombarded by snowballs, but we can still see his face. I love it! Dunk had borrowed the tractor to clear some snow up at his house and was bringing it back. Chore time! We were having a mouse issue in the barn so every night the kids were setting several mouse traps. That’s peanut butter on the knife. They got very good at setting the traps. Except for Grace who couldn’t set the traps because she had to plug her ears in case the trap snapped and you can’t set a trap with no hands. We were doing chores that evening when we looked out at the snowman the kids had built out by the barn and we just started cracking up at the way it had melted. It just kind of melted into itself and the nose was sticking straight up in the air. Grace was mimicking how he melted.Then she sat on him and stole his nose.
Weston was actually the best mouse trap setter we had! Grace was getting a lesson on how to set the chicken light timer. Their favorite treat~~banana peels! Look at Katie’s head all sideways! Haha! They are so funny! This was Sam’s second full time job this winter~~clearing snow! We thoroughly enjoyed playing out in the snow this Sunday!
February 14, 2015!
I realize I already posted most of these pictures, but I decided to do it again to keep things in order somewhat.
Sam and I got engaged on February 14, 1999, so we have always made an effort to go out on Valentine’s Day to celebrate that special day! This year a big snowstorm was forecasted to arrive the afternoon of Valentine’s Day, so we decided to get up early on Saturday morning and go out for breakfast instead. It was perfect! I love seeing the smoke come out of our chimney. Haha! Our van looked so small next to that boat. I had gotten my nails done the day before! It was such a beautiful morning. Me and my love. Here we are back in 1999! When we got home from breakfast, Sam had to jump the tractor because it was so cold. Here is the bottom of the cupcakes the kids and I made the day before. My rose from Sam. He also brings his girls each a white rose. Sure enough, Saturday afternoon the flakes began to fall! I was down making soap, but had to come up and get some pictures. Sam and the kids were having fun….. Ethan was trying to dive out of view of the camera, but I beat him! Grace! You’re looking in the wrong direction! Mom and Dad stopped by with Valentine Treats for the kids! Off they go! Good thing they don’t live very far away! Evening chores! Lyvie does not have blue eye shadow on. Haha. I tried to get rid of red eye and I got blue eye instead. The view from the barn. Grace was trying to feel Katie’s babies. At that point, we still thought she was pregnant. Sadly, though, she wasn’t. Ethan is doing eye lid checks! Hay time! After chores, it was really starting to come down. Here’s our pine down by the road. The kids have such a blast on their four wheeler in the snow. Church was canceled for that night.