Thursday, February 11, 2021

I'm here! Life update

 Hi everyone. It appears that maybe my cooking blog got deleted from inactivity, I need to investigate... But I don't want this one to delete!

Life update. The girls are now 13 years old! We are still living in Washington, but we just bought a new house last October. We are still homeschooling. I just started a YouTube cooking channel, definitely check it out.

I started yoga almost 2 years ago and it was life changing. John and I are about to celebrate 18 years of marriage. I'm not really planning on reatarting this blog, but I don't want to lose all the memories it contains! I'll try to add a photo to this later, right now I'm posting from my phone. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Happy 39th Birthday John!

 Learning about pollination

 Momma, Maddie and Izzie selling girl scout cookies in the cold!

 John's 39th Birthday Cake.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Magnetic fun

 Izzie exploring properties of magnets.

 Maddie and Bob the Dog exploring magnets too.

 Maddie and Izzie playing swords in Nanna's office/sewing room. This was before we painted and did the floors.

 Me with an explosion of curls!

 To continue the magnet fun, we made some magnetic slime! It was pretty awesome, it has iron flakes in it so it sucks the magnets right in.

 Momma and Maddie

 Delivering cookies to Daddy's office

 SUPER foggy day!

 Our backyard looks like a haunted house.

Momma, Maddie and bunnies!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day

 Maddie and Izzie baking some cupcakes for our Valentine's Day Party. I sat outside the kitchen so that I wouldn't take over but was available if they had any questions. They got their nifty aprons and measuring spoons from Lady Clara and Gator.

 pics with mom while the cupcakes cool...

 Valentine's Party at ACE.

 Maddie with her Bunnies and Izzie with her Kitties.

 I think Izzie's waiting for something in the microwave. I thought it was a funny picture so I took it without her noticing.

 Family Game night. Ticket to Ride.

 For Valentine's Day I woke up early with John JUST so I could give him big kisses on his head for work. I waited an entire year for this because Valentine's day was on a weekend when I originally had the idea.

 Valentine's Pic! (Yeah, okay, really showing off my curls. I'm totally digging this Curly Girl Method.)
 Maddie and Izzie got chocolate heart mazes for valentines from us.

 And I made them some pink drink from a Dr. Suess cookbook.

 The girls helped me design this card for Daddy.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Projects Galore

 In science we were discussing forces and talking about how structural engineers need to study forces so they can design bridges that hold the weight of cars. The project was to make a bridge that could support pennies only using one piece of paper. The goal was to see how many pennies you could do before it crashed. Izzie wanted to be able to support a toy car so we weighed the car and she worked until the pennies equaled the car and then checked.

 Maddie lost interest when she found out there was a one sheet of paper limitation, but she ended up designing a crazy structural bridge. She got close to 200 pennies (thank goodness my piggy bank was full!) She could have had more but the bridge wasn't big enough. It ended up being a really great project.

 Learning about different shading techniques in art.

 An owl came to visit our backyard!


 I bought this fabric to make Maddie a dress but then was very terrified to actually cut it! I ended up doing pretty okay job, it's one of Maddie's favorite dresses, but matching up the pattern pieces was hard!

 My new curl regime starting to produce ringlets! So cool.


 So the PNW is known for rain. But this January we've gotten an insane, record breaking amounts of rain. This day it came down so hard and fast we had flooding. Partly the ground is so saturated the water has nowhere to go. So when we had a deluge the streets flooded, but luckily it went down fairly quickly.

This was a street...