Friday, November 26, 2010

Pies and lots of them.

Happy day after Thanksgiving!!!!! Wednesday, some friends came over and we made pies. We kind of made too many pies, like 15, :) we were suppose to make only 8. :) We kind of made a mistake, we put to much milk in the pumpkin pie. :) So, we ended up with 8 pumpkin pies. :) Here are some pictures of the pies.(and us)
                                                    Mare and Jo making the Lemon pie.
 Me and Steph did the dishes at lest three times. Thanks Steph. :)
                                            These are most of the pies that we made.
Here we all are with the pies. The sign says," + three more". :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Traditions

In my family we never know who we will celebrate it with some years it has just been my family and others we have had a ton of people over. One year we had 12 extra people sleeping at our house. Which means that all together we had 22 people in our house. That was exciting.
There are however a few things that we do every Thanksgiving. We always make pies on Wed. We always have some friends from out of town stay at our house. And on black Friday we always get up really early and do the whole shopping thing. This year we will be spending Thanksgiving with my paternal Grandparents. We are leaving very soon for the two hour trip to there house. Then will come the laughter, food, wii, and Football.
And then back we will come for a late night with friends and early morning shopping!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Last night it snowed!!! Now, where I live it doesn't snow very often, so the "kids" were really existed. Here are some photos of the snow.

                                                          Thanksgiving is in two days!!!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Giving Thanks

The other day my mom challenged us kids to, everyday till Thanksgiving (I decided to go on for a whole year) write down 15 things that were Thankful for. So, I started to, it is really fun! I know your like, "Fun" but it is fun. :) So, I'm going to challenge you to do it too. Our fireplace just got done, so it's finely warm. Like I said I would, here are some pictures of the fireplace.
Grandpa working on it.
The finale masterpiece. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I love all the different seasons. I love the fact that where I live we have very vivid seasons.
Here are a few  things I enjoy about fall.

  • Getting to pull out and wear all ? jackets I own
  • Trees turning beautiful colors
  • The cold and rainy days as well as the crisp and sunny days
  • Umpqua dairy  has Beaver and Duck track ice cream (one of my favorites!)
  • Fires in the fireplace
  • Corn mazes 
  • Thanksgiving
There are many more things that I enjoy about fall. Unfortunately I do not have the time to sit and type them all.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas before it's time

I love Christmas. I love the music, the traditions, the gifts,the food. I love it all.
But, not in fall. One of the things that I appreciate about the North West is that we have all of the seasons.
Tomorrow I will do a post on the things I like about fall. But one thing I do not like, is when there is Christmas music playing and we still have two weeks till Thanksgiving. I would like to celebrate Thanksgiving with out seeing Christmas displays and hearing Christmas music. I wish that I could go back to when it was the day after Thanksgiving that all the beautiful displays came out, the 24 hour Christmas would start, and you would see everyone climbing on their roofs to put up the lights.
So I will be doing my best to ignore all of the premature Christmas noise, and enjoy the fall colors, pumpkin pie, and the strains of "Praise God from whom all Blessings Flow".

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Growing up in the North West means that I have had my fair share of rain. Most people hate it.
I love it. It is on a rare occasion that I find myself tiring of the rain. I love it when it is just a gentle rain, very calming and always makes me take a deep breath and feel so relaxed. I also love going out on those days, driving, running errands, stepping outside just to sing songs about the rain with "raindrops falling on my head", and going for short walks, (with no umbrella or hood on my jacket).  The days when it pours, those are perfect for staying indoors working on projects with a hot drink close at hand.
One fall my cousins from Cal. came to visit. Every time it would rain they thought that it meant that they could sit on the couch,watch movies, and drink hot cocoa. That my friends is for when it Snows!! And even then the snow has to be a couple inches deep!! ~_*
When I hear people complain about the rain it always makes me want to grab an umbrella and find a lamp post...


This last week our adopted grandma died. She was so ready to go, she was 92 and was still leading Bible studies. :) She was the most amazing person I knew. Well, on Veteran's day most of us went to a parade with one of our friends. It was a blast, even if it was cold, muddy, and wet. :) I will post some pictures later.

Monday, November 8, 2010

My Weekend

I Love where I live!! The weather here is so crazy, but fun. This morning the sun was out , but it was raining, and now it's cloudy. So, like I said I would, here is was I did this weekend. My parents went to a retreat and us kids stayed home. Are grandparents came on Saturday and stayed tell Sunday. They got here at 9:15 ish (AM), grandpa started cutting tile for the fireplace, that we are redoing.(I will post pictures of it later.) They came, because it was Mare's and Hannah's birthday's this last week. So grandma wonted to go shopping with the birthday girls, so while the boy's worked on the fireplace the girls went shopping, well most of them. I Hate Shopping!!! Since, they were taking the car someone had to stay home, so me and my little sister Susanna stayed home and played games. :) Much better then shopping. :) I had a great time with my grandparents. That is what I did this weekend. sort of :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010


This weekend, my grandparents are coming! I have no idea what we are going to do. I will tell you on Monday what we did. Today, I got all my school work done by 2:30, that includes piano, and laundry. I wonted to get on the computer but, we had to clean the house. So, when mom and mare went shopping the rest of us cleaned the house. :) When we were done cleaning I wasn't feeling good so, I laid down. Then I went outside and took some pictures. This was my day. (sort of) :) Here are some pictures from today.
                                                           This is are life time gate. :)          
                                           My mom's "girls". This is the chicken tree. :)  

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I Thought I was getting better, but on Saturday I was sick again. :( On Sunday, I was so sick that
I didn't go to church. :( So much for getting better!! So, I have now been sick for a week. This morning when I got up my knee was hurting. When I get a growth spurt my knees start to hurt. So, I'm hoping that means I'm still growing. :) This week is a Birthday week at our house.
We have two Birthdays this week. Marylynn, terned 15 yesterday, and Hannah, turns 10 tomorrow. Here are some pictures of them from this last year.