Tuesday, September 25, 2012
So, I've been spending a lot of time on Pinterest lately, but it's a good thing, because it has encouraged me to actually cook and bake!!! I know, I can't believe it either! And apparently I might be pregnant again because every reciepe I drool over has cream cheese in it! (And no, I am not pregnant!) I tried 3 new dinners last week and 2 baking/treats. They were all pretty yummy! Way to go me!
Posted by Emily at 11:24 AM
I have the most amazing husband in the world. I just love him. Anyone who cans, knows the kitchen floor gets a little crazy. No matter what you do to prevent messes- it is just crazy messy. When I was canning every day, I just let the floor go (I know, insert gasp here!) but I was honestly so tired and I knew the dried fruit would get scrapped off eventually. Well, Trav has washed the floor for me I think 3 times so far! How sweet is that?
Posted by Emily at 11:09 AM
I am SOOOO excited that my Mom & Brent are flying out in November! I didn't think she would be able to make it with their big move recently, which was part of the reason we drove down when Roman was 6 days old- but they are! I am so happy. Love you Mom! Thank you!Thank you! Thank you!(Now I've got to get busy on my Christmas presents so she can take them back with her!)
Posted by Emily at 11:05 AM
I think I'm done canning for the year. Sorry to bore anyone with number's- but this is my journal, and as you know, I pretty much post anything here I hope to remember. Peaches- 40 quarts. Applesauce= 108 pints. Jam= 55 jars. Salsa= 5 pints. Freezer corn= 75 bags. I still have a bunch of apples so who knows if I'm really done, we'll see!
Posted by Emily at 10:17 AM
We had to take the bug into the shop last week after I got stranded at the school, again. When it happened I was almost in tears as my friend Kristen drove us home from a PTA thing.I had been having a strong feeling for awhile that it was time to let the bug rest and find something else more suitable for the family. I also knew we couldn't afford the price tag of fixing it, yet again. It was becoming silly for Trav to drive the van into work everyday leaving me home with the bug and often all or most of the kids. I was afraid to let him drive it into work too often because of it not running so great lately. (He was so sweet and left it for me on Friday's which happen to be yard sale days. What a sweety!) I love the bug with all my heart. She was a dream when I was really little and a gift from my Dad and G-pa Iverson (who has passed) when we got married. She has just been a problem car over the past 12 years and we have forked out thousands of dollars we never had to keep her running. She's still running, just not very well. Apparently, she's having carborator problems and will be another $ 450.00 to fix. I have come to terms with the truth so we are in the process of finding another car at the moment. I'm still holding onto her because she's my baby and because she isn't worth a dime- so wish us luck at finding a new car for my husband. He's delighted out of his mind but the car he wanted didn't check out at the mechanic yesterday- so we are hoping his # 2 choice will be a winner today.
Posted by Emily at 10:13 AM
Last week was parent/teacher confrences and I'm so proud of my little monkeys for working so hard in school. They all had super awesome reports and they are all on track or way ahead of where they needed to be! Miss Daisy is doing great all around. Her teacher loves her, she is such a great helper, she listens,stays on task and won the Gator award last week as well. Her handwring is very pretty and she likes to add flowers next to her name. Her art projects are beautiful and bright and her reading scores are super! At the beginning of the year she scored 119 words per minutes and needed to have 54 or above, so her teacher informed me because she's ahead of where she needs to be even for the end of the year, she won't be testing her as much. She said she could be doing 4th grade work. Way to go Daisy! Miss Grace is doing amazing. She's been reading for a year now and is crazy to watch. She was just reading a chapter book last night which was one of Daisy's. She scored 44 words per minute and only needed 11. Her teacher said she was quiet in class and would actually like to hear MORE from her. Daisy and I were both shocked when we heard that! She is making friends, boys are chasing her and calling her cute, she is helping the other kids read and write their names and is quite the little teache's helper. She loves recess and comes home singing new songs all the time. Her teacher told me she would be giving her more challenging work so she wouldn't become bored. Way to go Grace! She is doing fantastic! Mr. Tristin is also doing great. He's finishing home work, reading his 20 minutes a day, doing really well in Math, loves Science, has good friends, has really great handwriting, loves to doodle pictures and the only complaint from his teacher is that he's reading too much during class! She has to remind him to have eys on her while she's teaching because he's lost somewhere in a book! I love it. And so does his teacher, except we talked about how he needs to focus on the lesson and only read during "reading" time. Tristin you are doing awesome! I love my kids and am so proud of them.
Posted by Emily at 10:02 AM