Friday, February 27, 2015
It has been so crowded and unusable that I have had to pay my bills on a separate table. This project has been on my To-Do List since September.
Cream cheese icing was used to frost the cake.
The recipe made about 15 cupcakes and a Bundt cake. I let the kids eat the cupcakes, but because this is Lent, I froze the cake to bring out on Sunday.
For our Lenten Supper at church, I prepared two crockpots full of Vegetarian Chili.
This was just one small part of a meal prepared for the parish on a Friday night in Lent.
Baked russet and sweet potatoes with all the fixings, potatoe pancakes, cheese omelets, fresh cooked broccoli and homemade tuna and cheese empanadas were also on the menu. Folks came for dinner at the church and donated what they wanted to or could afford for this all you could eat dinner.
879 dollars was raised for Work Camp, the organization who put on this meal. I came home with no leftovers- both crockpots of this vegetable and bean meal were all eaten up.
The little folks usually want to go out. Sometimes I have to make the big ones go out, but they have a good time once they get out there!
I have a friend who said that when she was a kid, her mother locked the door after the kids went out in the morning so they couldn't get back in. She always claimed to have just washed the floor!
A friend of mine, a mom of both older and younger kids recently said to me how much their family makes over the older kids who come back to visit. I knew just what she was talking about. It is such a treat to see and to spend time with our older children who are now adults and don't live here anymore. More than anything, it is fun! I can relate to my parents so much- we hardly ever "invite" our kids over- they just show up because we are so often at home. This is a great gift and one that I truly appreciate. Thank you for your love, kids ( including my sons and daughters by marriage) but also for your friendship!
Natalie likes to spend quality time baking with the kids.
This turned out to be a big success!
Her hair looked great when we took them out. Her Daddy noticed right away that she had had her hair done when he picked her up.
Allyson passed her EMT exam on the first try and is now certified as a First Responder. She took a class over many weeks time to learn the material.
A couple of her buddies at the station warned her that many folks don't pass on their initial attempt at this test. She, however, is a very determined young lady! She also knows how to study, perhaps as a direct result of having educated herself at home.
Good luck to you and thanks for volunteering!
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Larry is excellent at hanging pictures and he helped Mom and Dad to get it just right.
It occupies a place of honor in their living room.
The entire weekend of the Nut Fest exceeded our expectations and rekindled the love and respect we have for our distant family members and for each other. It was fun to plan and execute and we appreciate the generous donations from our entire extended family which made it all possible.