Sunday, May 31, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Ashley making biscuits to go with our supper. She's got it down now....that's her job to do whenever we have biscuits for supper. We had deer roast, potatoes, carrots, green beans, corn & biscuits. Then later for dessert we had yummy home-made peach icecream that Alli & Clay had made this afternoon. It was awesome....even better than the strawberry we made before.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Happy Memorial Day
We had a cook-out this evening at Maw's house. Clay had to work & David was flying, so it was just us girls & all the kiddos. Ella & her kids even joined us for the evening. My special dessert that I made with the kids in mind.....Dirt Pudding. Very easy if you'd like to give it a try. One box of chocolate instant pudding, milk, a container of cool whip. Mix this all togehter & place in the bowl. Crunch up a package of Oreos & then sprinkle over the top & garnish with some Gummi Worms. Super easy & really yummy too!
Cori, Alli & Anna
Jesse, Daniel & Batman ;-)
Ella, Taylor, Dillon, Maw & Sarah
Jon, Chris & Michael
One of Skippy's little calves.....the kids call him willoughby
'The best kind of laughter is when you start laughing for no reason & can't stop. In that moment, you forget about everything else. You let go of the world, & let go of control--which we all should do sometime.'
Saturday, May 23, 2009
We've got several different kinds of lettuce ready for the picking.
Best looking beans we've had in a while! Hopefully I'll be the 'Canning Queen' again this summer.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
These are for you, Aunt Vada.............The haying has begun....Skippy & Mason started cutting here on Tues. I love watching the whole process & Mmmmm.....the sweet smell of freshly cut hay. Of course everyone else in the house is taking allergy pills like crazy & trying to hang out inside til it's all cut & baled. Just doesn't affect me that bad at all......I LOVE it!! If you look closely at that top picture, you can see Skippy standing by the tractor...he & Mason had just traded places.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Clay took the girls to go pick strawberries this evening. Last time he went out near Gretna to pick & this time he thought he'd give it a go out here at Saunder's. A little bit higher in price here, but you pay more in gas to drive out to Gretna. I think the final verdict is that it's worth the difference to make the drive out to Gretna. These out here were 'OK', but Clay says they were very picky about where you picked & they weren't allowed to pick where the really nice berries were. Oh well....live & learn!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Some of the questions include-
- She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet(the best).
- She looketh well to the ways of her household & eateth not the bread of idleness.
I've always wanted to be this woman described in Prov. 31....one who works hard & takes care of her family. One of the ways that God allows me to do this is through my bargain-hunting. I'm so thankful that mom raised us up/taught us how to bargain shop.....shop those Clearance racks/end caps! And it thrills me to death to watch my daughters shopping like that already on their own. I just wanted to share a little recent example of this with my shopping trip to Old Navy last week...one of our favorite places to shop. If you know how to shop, you can find NEW clothes at the stores for LESS than you'd find at Good Will....IF you're willing to take the time to look & plunder through things. I got Ashley a bag of goodies for $12.......... two tank tops, one dressy sweater-type tank, a Tshirt, a 3/4 length sleeve top AND a hoodie! The most expensive thing in that batch was the hoodie for $2.47....everything else was either $1.97 or .97. Now, I didn't find anything else for any of the other kids that day...but that's just how it goes & they understand that. Alli had her turn back around her BD when I went in there & hit the jackpot for HER size....coming out with a big ole bag of clothes for her for only $18. God is so good to bless us the way He does!!
Monday, May 11, 2009
-Day128-The reson behind this photo.....for several weeks now it's been our Friday evening ritual to go get $5 footlongs for our supper after a long day of grocery shopping & errands. So, last week Clay & I went out to our Subway & realized that all the window signs were down & that the menu had changed.....no more $5 footlongs. We were really sad. But Ashley kept telling me how the commercials continued to be on TV for them. Then Clay started saying they were just $5 for certain subs not all of them. So we decided to make a point of checking out the Subways in Lburg when we went to town this week & sure enough....each one that we passed had these signs in the windows......$5 ANY footlong.
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Jon & Michael dumpster digging....LOL! We found some really nifty stuff. A collapsable mesh laundry hamper, a rubber maid shelf, Ashley got one of those round hippy-looking chairs....what else....oh yeah, Chris got a small TV that someone had left.
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
-Day 122- This was Sat.....thought it fitting to snap a pic of the table with all our scrap-crap spread everywhere! And while it may look like chaos....you'd better not touch my piles because I know right where everything is. We definitely get down & dirty when we scrap. LOL I have to 'clean up' after each project is done before I can start on another.