Friday, June 25, 2010

I joined the club!

Which club?

and I LOVE it!
(my honey's still trying to adjust ;)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Happenings on the farm ~ Vol.I

So much of our time is spent at the farm these days.  I thought it would be fun to post on some of our ~Happenings on the farm ~

We have baby barn swallows!
We think there are 4 chicks there.  It is so exiciting watching mama and daddy bird feed them!

60 mph winds knocked down 3 of the Bradford Pears lining the drive :(

It was a team effort clearing the drive.
We figured these trees had been planted about 15 years ago.  Looks like a great research topic!

Fun find ~ Blackberries!
Here's Snuggle Bug picking blackberries with my mom aka NaeNae.
Snuggle Bug's becoming quite the cook.  She made the most delicious blackberry cobbler!
Here's the recipe - quick and easy!
Pour a stick of melted butter into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
Combine 2 cups sugar, 2 cups self rising flour, and 2 cups of milk in large bowl.  Pour over butter and sprinkle with 3 cups of blackberries.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
Serve with a scoop of ice cream.

Buck and Honeybee having fun cooling off in the pool.
I still can't believe we will be living here in a couple of months!
Tomorrow morning we are meeting surveyors for an Elevation Certificate.   There are so many things that go into preparing land for a new home....
I know it will be worth it all in the end!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Celebrating the Two Hearts

Saturday we went to celebrate the baptism of a precious new gift from above given to dear friends of ours.  I had offered to bring some snacks to share.  Being that we were celebrating the feasts of The Sacred Heart of Jesus and The Immaculate Heart of Mary, I checked out Catholic Cuisine for ideas.  I was thrilled to find these awesome and easy ideas!

For the first tray, I hand shaped a block of cream cheese into a heart and placed on a small plate.  I then added salsa and broken pretzels to form the crown of thorns.  Next, I added shredded cheese for the flame coming out at the top.  I put the small plate onto a larger one and surrounded it with tortilla chips.  (Using the two plates keeps the chips from getting soggy.)

For the Immaculate Heart, I also hand molded a cream cheese heart.  I put some pretty little artificial flowers across the center and placed a sword plastic toothpicks through the side.  Ritz crackers surrounded this also in the form of a heart.
I think these both were a special addition to a beautiful day!  Thanks again ladies for sharing your creativity with us all!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Honeybee's turn

Another package ready to send to Locks of Love.  Honeybee LOVES to brush her hair now :)  No more running and hiding from the mean mom with the tangle ripper!

Now we are 3 for 3 ~ all three girls have donated 10 inches of their hair to this worthy cause.  We are so proud of all of them!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Next year's Curriculum

It's that exciting time of the year again!  Lots of new books are coming in the mail.  The kids are all excited to see what's in the box.  This is definitely one of the highlights of the year.  The next couple of months will be busy with our move.  Once we are all settled, I'm sure the kids will be anxious to dig into the knowledge that awaits their discovery!

I've listed the books we've chosen starting with The House Cat (HC) 9th grade, Snuggle Bug(SB) 6th grade, Buck(B) 1st grade, and Honeybee (HB) Kindergarten.

 Feel free to peruse if you'd like :)  Oh, and if you click on a link and purchase the book - I get a small percent of the sale.  So thank you in advance :)


Note:  I'll be using this wonderful spreadsheet so graciously shared by Jenninfer over at Wildflowers and Marbles to link the last two items together for Buck and Honeybee.
Volume 1 ~ A Guide to Salvation History Old Testament and Ancient Cultures

I'm really excited to start this program!  The core books are listed below.  We'll also be reading some great books from Bethlehem Books along the way.






Seton 9 ~ Lilies of the Field
Merchant of Venice
Where the Red Fern Grows

Faith and Freedom Readers


~Science ~

Free Lapbook Journal from Curr Click




This is -as always- a tentative list.  God may have something else in mind :)
May I be His attentive and willing servant and may we all help one another to our final destination of Heaven!  Many blessings to you

Praying the Rosary keeps us close to Jesus