Monday, January 31, 2011

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

Last weekend, we spent time in Dallas. Mom and Dad treated us to a day at the Fort Worth stock show and rodeo! What unusual and beautiful animals we saw and watched! The boys enjoyed all the heavy equipment, trying out any that were open and available. Thanks for a great time Mom and Dad! The boys even got more John Deere collectibles...Thanks Grandpa!

Love this picture, blurry as it may be, Old Glory is focused and beautiful!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Creative Mind

After learning about 3 dimensional shapes the past few weeks, Bryce has to bring a bag of things from home to create something at school. I sent him with his bag and never gave him any ideas or suggestions.....this is what he came home with! I know I am very bias, but I think we have a very talented and creative mind on our hands! This is a train or tank, it can be either according to Bryce.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Lady with Wings

made a visit to our house Saturday night! This was the first tooth Bryce has lost! Talk about excited, but also a little nervous as daddy pulled it. Even a few tears, but those were quickly replaced by a big smile!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Builder in the making....

Bryce loves to build Legos. He set this city up during our break and played for hours! He often builds with Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, blocks, and mixes them together too. I love to see what his imagination dreams up!

To my astonishment, he built this semi all by himself! It even has a sleeper cab, lift the top and you can see right inside!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

An unwelcome visitor

Mr. Flu has come to pay a visit. We didn't invite him, but he seems to want to stay for a bit. Everyone is overcome by him except Bryce and I am afraid he will be next! Tamiflu has become our best friend and hope he helps us quickly!! Spring please come quickly!Align Center

Saturday, January 8, 2011


This bread is needed (kneeded) a lot around our house! I have tried several and this is by a long stretch our very *favorite*! I put the ingredients into my bread machine(according to the directions that came with your machine), so I don't follow the directions below. I posted them for those of you who may not have a machine. Use the whole wheat setting or basic bread setting on your machine.
*Half* Spelt Bread
1 cup Warm Water
1-½ teaspoon Yeast
4 Tablespoons Honey, Divided
1-¼ cup Spelt Flour
1-¼ cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 teaspoon Salt

Stir together warm water, yeast, 2 tablespoons honey, and spelt flour in a mixer bowl. Let sit for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

In the meantime, combine butter and remaning 2 tablespoons of honey in a small microwaveable bowl, and microwave for approximately 20 seconds. The butter will not be fully melted, but a little stirring will make it melt fully. You don’t want this to be super hot.

Dump all ingredients (that aren’t already in there) into the mixer bowl. Using the dough hook, mix this for 14 minutes on low speed. If you find it is very wet, you can add a little more flour, but I like the dough to be rather tacky.

Place in a greased bowl, cover with a damp dishtowel, and let rise until doubled.

Punch down, roll into a smooth loaf, and put into a greased loaf pan (any “regular” size pan will do—you want to make sure the dough is still well below the top). Let rise until dough is about 1 inch over the top of the pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 40 minutes, or until the internal temperature reads 200 degrees. (Taking its temperature is easy and really the best way to know it’s done.)


Friday, January 7, 2011

Off to a great start...NOT!

Hopefully the first week of the year isn't an indication of how the whole year is going to go! Illness has already begun in our household! (The boys and I had our flu shots too.) Lane tested positive for the FLU today and boy is he sick! From his head to his toes....poor thing! He has a nasty cough, congestion, headache, body aches, vomiting, fever...the list keeps growing. He started on Tamiflu today and we are prepared with our scripts as well if any of the three of us should get sick! With sleet, freezing rain, and snow in the forecast for Sunday as well, it is going to be a good weekend to stay right at home! Happy Weekend to all of you and hope your family is well!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Can't wait to begin this class via e-mail. Since my friend, Andrea, took the class, I have been waiting to start the fun myself! It begins February 1st and it is FREE!! Join the fun!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New year- New things!

Getting closer to a new bathroom!