Friday, December 19, 2008

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

Winter is definitely here! We have had cold weather and snow, snow, and more snow! The kids have missed the whole week of school and we have been sledding and playing with our new Saint Bernard, Diesel, in the snow.
Merry Christmas!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

They had these sling shots that you put a pumpkin in and try to hit the target on the other side. Lynn and I had to help the kids pull the sling shot way back. When we were helping Hattie, Lynn counted to three and we let go at the same time... but Hattie didn't... so she got a little ride! It was so funny! She was done with that. She would not try it again!

Monday, October 6, 2008

what a great weekend!

We were invited to my friends place, (that live by the coast), for a Fall cider pressing party, so we decided to borrow another friends beach place and just stay for the whole weekend! We had such a good time! The Oregon coast is one of the most beautiful places! I feel so lucky to live close by, so I can see it often! The kids wanted to go to the beach so bad... who cares that it was cold, windy, and rainy! We walked downtown, had lunch, went for a beautiful drive, and then back to Karen's beach place to cuddle by the fire. Monday, we packed up our stuff and headed back to the OTHER Karen's place (the one with the cider pressing party) they saddled up the horses and gave the kids rides! Zoe and Hattie were in heaven!!! Zeb wouldn't go near them! He was happy climbing the trees and playing with all the boys!

Friday, September 26, 2008

new addition to the family!

Wednesday morning Zoe and Zeb are off to school, so Hattie and I head out to my friend Joe's. We get out of the car and Joe comes over with "something" for Hattie. A mouse he caught in the barn! You would THINK that Hattie would not get near it! Oh No! She is the one that cries if you kill a spider, or screams at you if you squish any kind of bug because they are her friends. "Mommy, can I keep it??! PLEASE! Joe says he caught it just for her! She immediately wraps "tickles" (her blankie) around the jar to keep him warm, and talks to the thing non stop. Hattie named him, Spot.
Thanks Joe! Appreciate it!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Hattie and I went picking blackberries and made blackberry pie.. my most favorite!

I never said I can make them pretty..... but it sure tasted delicious!

We have been super busy, but are finally moved into our new house! We just need to finish unpacking and get settled!

Zoe and Zeb started school last week and are loving it!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Coconut Lime Sour Bars

I am sharing the recipe from the Barn House bake contest. I won first place! Woo Hoo!

Coconut Lime Sour Bars
2 C flour
4 T sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 stick plus 2 1/2 T butter
Mash together (dry, but holds together). Pour into 13x9 baking dish. Press into pan as evenly as possible. Bake at 350 degrees for minutes.

4 eggs
1 C chopped almonds
3 C coconut flakes
1 1/2 C brown sugar
Mix and spread over hot baked crust. Bake 30 more minutes.

4 T lime juice (2 limes)
1 1/2 C powder sugar
2 tsp lime zest
glaze while HOT. Work quickly.
I usually add a little bit more lime juice to thin the glaze a bit.




Finally.... I'm a blogger! Hopefully... Maybe... well, we'll see how it goes!
So! We just finished Barn House Flea Market. It was so much fun! Zoe sold water and snacks at the entrance. I forgot to take a picture of her at her booth! Oh well! Zeb and Hattie helped me get ready for the show. They are fabulous painters! Now we are getting ready to move to a new house! busy busy!