Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Winter Fun!

Storytime for the frogs--Ruthanna likes to pretend she's the storytime teacher just like at library- her audience is my frog collection.

My dad, Andrew, and Ruthanna went ice fishing a few times this winter-- here they are standing with one of their catches!

Last month we butchered a pig before Andrew left for work- here thery are skinning it.

Cutting up meat and grinding-- beginning th process

Ruthanna is always right there to help with whatever the project is that we are doing

Packaging the meat into bags

George, Andrew and Marty putting the meat into rolls for making sausage

Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter and such...

We had some firends over-- Sidney and Spencer over to help decorate cookies. Everyone had fun!

Putting the frosting on one of our cookies

Easter morning-- finding the Easter basket!

Coloring eggs at my parents house on Easter

Making laundry soap today

The finished product of laundry soap-- a five gallon bucket of it.

Getting closer to our due date!!   34 weeks along!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014


 Ruthanna loves to do play-doh-- she got some for her birthday and while I'm doing dishes, she will often sit at the table and work on that.
 Ruthanna in her new dress by the tree the night of Christmas Eve. 
 Opening gifts at our house with my parents

 November and December were busy months with music at church- between bell choir, small group choir, and large group choir, we had lots of songs going. My binder got full of music during the last couple of months. Now we are gearing up towards another busy few months ahead with choir.
 Sugar plum made her way to Ruthanna this Christmas!  A favorite that Ruthanna had found in a catalog.
And now, Sugar Plum has a spot up at the table with Pooh Bear and Ruthanna to eat cake and whatever else Ruthanna decides to serve.  :)

Gifts in a Jar

This year Ruthanna and I made some gifts in a jar for gifts at Christmas-time. The recipe was for a banana spice cake.  When we got done, Ruthanna was asking to do another "art project!"
 Ruthanna right in on the action

 Putting the chocolate chips in was her least favorite part  because she wanted to eat them instead.

The finished product