Friday, July 31, 2009
Um... thats it. Just excited. It will take several months of course to see the fruits (and veggies) of our labor. I will maybe post some more pictures of our place in the next couple days.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
ON the to do list is:
1. Plant "Ginormous" Fall Garden. ( I have my seeds started.)
2. Till up and prepared said garden spot, fence it away from deer/rabbits.
3. Get clothesline put up.
4. Keep unpacking boxes and organizing.
5. Paint Gioia's room.
6. Make more slings.
7. Finish some quilts I have started. I have 3 in progress.
We are going on vacation in August. We also have two Chiefs games we are going to. One preseason and one regular season. My cousin is getting married plus my sister, mom and I are throwing her a shower. We have the Jameson Picnic next week (which Dominic, Gioia and I are all singing in the talent show). BUSY!! But fun stuff!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Well we had the big girls birthday party. It was a blast. We had a big turn out and everyone had a great time. We had an ice cream cake with Care Bears on it. She loves Care Bears. I can't believe my baby is 6! The girls in this picture are Tati (Christina's daughter), Morgan (kara's stepdaughter) and Gioia. Gioia declared them her best friends. :)
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Milk or Water - 1 1/2 cup
Butter, room temperature - 1/3 cup (5 ½+ T)
Eggs, large - 1
Honey - 1/4 cup
Salt - 1 teaspoon
All-purpose flour - 4 cups ( I used 2 ½ cups Whole Wheat, 1 ½ cup All purpose flour)
Red Star® Active Dry Yeast - 1T
4 Tablespoons Vital Gluten (only needed with Whole Wheat flour)
Place all ingredients in bread pan in order listed. Insert pan into machine. Keep pressing the "SELECT" button until the course selection arrow indicates "DOUGH." Start machine.
After the machine has completed the "DOUGH" cycle, (1hr. 30 min.) Remove pan; place dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough into 4 parts; divide each part into 4 pieces.
Place rolls 2 to 3 inches apart on greased baking sheets.
For Hamburger Buns flat them out to Bun size. Place 2-3 inches apart.
Cover; let rise at room temperature until almost doubled, 15 to 20 minutes.
Bake in a 400º F preheated oven for 10 minutes until golden brown. If
desired, lightly brush with vegetable oil. Remove from pans; cool on a wire rack.
Yield: 16 rolls or 10 hamburger buns
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Second, this beautiful girl is turning 6 on Sunday. WoW! Time marches on (and right over us!). I remember when I was pregnant with her I said I wanted the babys sex to be a surprise. Well, I am not good at waiting for surprises so we found out. Boy was I excited to be having a baby girl!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Here is a link to another blog of a lady who has raised them. She has awesome pictures of them.
And here for the most recent updates on this ladies blog about the moths coming out of the cocoons and pictures of the BEAUTIFUL moths!
Friday, July 17, 2009
I also had to update on the pet cemetery. I had earlier posted about Sylvester that we found. After taking a walk with some friends we found more cement markers. There are a total of 8 dead pets buried out on the back field. All are complete with names and cement markers. I would take a picture of it, but its 50% sweet and 50% weird. So we will skip the picture.
I also wanted to update that I put out the hummingbird feeder and our hummingbird has been coming back every morning. YEah!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
What is the deal? They think we are stuck out here without ways to buy stuff. Hello! I have the internet! Why just last night I was ordering things for my daughters birthday. Yesterday in the mail I got a stack of yummy fabric I ordered from a group. So stop coming to my house trying to sell me things. I live in the country! GO AWAY. I need to make sure the dogs are outside and just not answer the door.
The blog has been a little lacking lately, but I have two new funny things to share later. Probably tomorrow.
Monday, July 13, 2009
We went out to eat tonight and then to Home Depot to buy our mower. We need a bigger rider for this property. We have had our trusty push mower since 2000. So we have got our good out of it. It still works and we will keep it as a backup or for small jobs.
Here are a couple other good pictures of the family I got this weekend.
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Monday, July 06, 2009
We found a grave stone that was man made and must have been the previous owners dog or cat. It was really sweet. It was next to an old bench. Also to tell you how cool this property is. You can't see this back field and creek from the house. You have to walk down the path/road to get there.
Sunday, July 05, 2009
On the bright side, we love our new house. I planted some flowers this weekend. DH went on a wasp killing spree. There were nests all over the house. My daughter got stung by one on Thursday so we played inside the rest of the day until my husband could get medieval on their asses. LOL!
Friday, the owner came and they got rid of all the trash. They also burned a huge pile of wood trash. They started in the daytime, were here until after 11pm. Then it rained during the night and the fire was STILL burning slightly in the morning. We got to meet them and talk to them. They are real nice people.
Thursday, July 02, 2009
We moved on Saturday. It took all day and lots of people. THANK YOU! to everyone that help. We couldn't have done it without you.
Sunday we had to pick up the fridge with the moving truck. Our driveway is a hill, so when we were unloading it we almost lost it. It was starting to roll off and I had to stiff arm it to keep it from crashing to the ground as DH frantically pulled to stop it. Finally we get it to the house and it is almost too wide for the door. The solution was to take it in sideways after removing the door handles. Then to take the truck back and go to our old house to clean up and get our final items (vacuum, brooms, etc..). Another long day indeed.
Monday DH headed back to work, although he came home early. The spigots on the washer hookups were both leaking badly and had to be replaced. They were only $6 each but I had to wait for them for doing laundry.
The rest of this week I have been making slings, unpacking boxes, delivered a sling, finding my way around a new area of KC, went to the library, saw some cool trains in Belton and trying not to lose my mind.
Our house still hasn't closed. Another bump in the road has come up with the loan/title companies. The buyers were renting and needed a place to go. We let them move in already, I can't say early as this is when they were supposed to move in. However, they haven't closed on the house yet. We ended up calling them directly. They are very grateful that we let them move in. What else could we do? We need the deal to go through and we have moved in early to this house as well. Pay it forward, you know? They have two young boys so I understand their feelings and issues.