Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Samuel, our 6th son, turned 11.  The older he gets, the more of a blessing he becomes.  He brings me such joy!

This is an IMovie that Molly (surprisingly) put together about Sam's birthday.  The only thing she needed help with was the words since she doesn't write yet  ;-)   She made the comment recently that she wanted to learn how to make movies so she can "make some good movies!" I'm for that!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Amazing Marshmallows!

     Today I am bragging about Amy!  It is actually easy to brag about her most any day, but today she made the most amazing marshmallows.  These days she experiments with a lot of grain free recipes and found this Organic Marshmallows recipe that has no corn syrup or the eggs that you find in packed marshmallows.
Photo by Sam O'Brien
The recipe calls for "mild flavor," so she used good ol' vanilla flavoring.  We also use a gelatin from Great Lakes Gelatin that is, in my opinion, much better quality than Knox brand. I look forward to using these in s'mores sometime.  Thanks Amy!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

A Fun Tradition

     Once a year comes Thanksgiving dinner, and never without much baking and preparation. And everyone knows baking is never without a mess-at least in our house. So with that in mind we have started a tradition of making aprons to somewhat shield our clothing from the torrents of flying flour and the odd flying mashed potatoes. This year Amy choose our color scheme, mom whipped them out with ease, and we adorned ourselves as a soldier adorns for battle.  Only we aren't off to a battle, but we are at praise and thanksgiving to our God for His abundant goodness and His undeserved mercy towards us. Happy Thanksgiving!

Amy, Mom, and Molly with their Thanksgiving armor aprons. As always, the picture took about ten minutes to get a good one.

"So what was his name?!"  says Molly as she took a bite of her Thanksgiving turkey.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Hard at Work

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