Tuesday, January 27, 2009

More Snow!

Today it snowed almost all day and the kids had lots of sledding fun. I enjoyed watching the snow fall, the kids play and the red cardinals.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Random pics

We had a little snow today but tomorrow we are supposed to get 1 to 3 inches! The kids have been anxious to get the sleds out :)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Goat update

The mama goat rejected her babies so we are bottle feeding them. I think it was part her fault and part ours. It was below zero so we brought the babies in (for a night)and she was engorged and sore and wouldn't let them near her.

Anyway, the mama didn't want me to milk her so she's at a friends house getting milked and we are trying to sell the bucklings.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI

The March for Life went very well...approximately 200,000 people attending. I found very little coverage on the news. Hmmm. I wonder why? People who went said it was peaceful and prayerful and even larger than last year.
Here's an article I found today. God bless the Pope!

Thursday, January 22, 2009 5:33 PMBy: Jim Meyers

Pope Benedict XVI has communicated with Barack Obama twice since the Democrat won the White House — but the first message almost never got through.
The Pope telephoned Obama shortly after Election Day to congratulate him on his electoral success, but the Obama staffer receiving the call didn’t believe it was actually the Pontiff on the line and wouldn’t put the call through.
Benedict was eventually able to get through, however, and he and the president-elect had a “cordial” conversation mainly about cultural issues, according to a Bush administration source with close ties to the Vatican.
When the Pope brought up the subject of abortion, Obama said simply: “We agree to disagree.”
But the source said that Obama did agree with the Pope on the controversial issue of same-sex marriage, saying the two shared a common view that marriage should be only between a man and a woman.
Benedict again contacted Obama by sending him a telegram on Tuesday shortly before presidential inauguration.
“I offer cordial good wishes, together with the assurance of my prayers that Almighty God will grant you unfailing wisdom and strength in the exercise of your high responsibilities,” the Pope stated in the telegram.
“Under your leadership, may the American people continue to find in their impressive religious and political heritage the spiritual values and ethical principles needed to cooperate in the building of a truly just and free society.”
Such a society, the Pope said, must be “marked by respect for the dignity, equality and rights of each of its members, especially the poor, the outcast and those who have no voice.”
© 2009 Newsmax


This beautiful shawl was given to me by my aunt Sharron. She does such gorgeous work! I love the delicate pattern on the shawl and it really is warm on those cold days. It was made with musk ox yarn.
Thank you, Aunt Sharron!

I don't think the photos do it justice, but you get the idea :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Random Snow Photos

We got some snow yesterday! It's not as cold as it was but cold enough to snow:)
On Thursday, the weather is supposed to fairly warm (for here!) which is great because Michael and the kids will be going to the March for Life. It's normally freezing cold each year for the march but thousands of dedicated people march anyway.
I'm staying home to take Mikey to preschool and hopefully will attend the prayer service at church for life.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Nourishing Hope

I won a book! It's called Nourishing Hope. I have been wanting this book and I'm so thankful I was chosen to receive it. God is Good!http://www.ageofautism.com/2008/12/a-of-a-contest.html

Many thanks to the folks at Age of Autism!


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Thinking About It

Mikey is thinking about getting potty trained.
He's 3 now so it should be soon, right?
I made sushi (California Roll) for Hannah
for her birthday. This was her special request and I thought they turned out well. Yum, I love sushi :)
P.S. I take the blame for Mikey's bad haircut. We've had horrible experiences at the barber so I do it myself. I hope to even it up soon.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Mikey's 1st day of preschool went very well. He was happy to go and play with all the new toys and when I came to pick him up, he was sitting in his chair nicely signing "Mommy". He gave me a big hug and came happily home.

Here's a pic of him on the way home. I haven't taken any photos of the classroom yet but it's very cute and the teacher is very kind.

He was happy to find 3 new baby goats when he returned home. Mikey is saying "Baaaaa!"

Monday, January 5, 2009

Baby Goaties!!!


This morning after taking Mikey to preschool, I came home to find that Sweet-Tart had given birth to 3 sweet baby goats!!! I missed the birth but I'm thankful that they are all well and it's not too cold today.
Hannah is happy that they were born on her birthday :)

They are sooo cute and fun to watch. There are 2 boys and 1 girl. The girl is all black. I'm thinking about the name Licorice for her.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Cookies and Goats

We're still waiting for Sweet-Tart to pop! Maybe it will happen on Hannah's birthday (tomorrow).

I think it's so cute the way that goats snuggle up together and chew their cuds in unison.

I made some gluten free Snickerdoodles for Mikey's lunch for tomorrow. They turned out good even though they may not look too great. The cookies actually tasted like Snickerdoodles and Mikey loves them. I put a little chocolate chip in the middle.

Tomorrow Mikey starts preschool so I wanted something special for him to put in his lunch.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Can you find me?

Here's my 1st and 5th grade class pictures. I had a Mrs. Johnson 3 times in elementary school. It's funny after all these years the faces are all still so familiar. I'll give you a hint...I'm tall so I'm always in the back row :)