Friday, December 5, 2014

So Sorry :)

We're still here, everyone's fine :)

I have been meaning to update this, and as usually happens, I get distracted, I'll do it "later", life gets in the way. Everything's been going well for the most part. Connor's having lots of fun in school. He's reading simple books and loving math.

Quick run down -

Bailey (dog) turned 2 in September. She's getting so big!
Jon coached Connor's soccer team this season. His pre-k buddy Sarah was on his team.
Connor scored a goal in his first game.
Our fridge died, had to get a new one.
Connor had strep throat, tonsillitis and an ear infection all at the same time.
We didn't get to go trick-or-treating because the weather was horrible (rain, sleet).
We lost one of our bunnies, Carney, unexpectedly.
Jon turned 40 in November.
I lost my aunt Sherry to cancer a few weeks ago.
I've been busy sewing and am starting with polymer clay.
Connor and I have been attending an ELCA Lutheran church (and he loves it).

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Banana Blueberry Muffins

I had 4 small bananas that were getting over-ripe on the counter. Mix that with some blueberries and viola!

Banana Blueberry Muffins

3 large ripe bananas (I used 4 small)
1/2 cup sugar (can sub brown sugar)
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup blueberries
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups flour

Mash bananas in a large mixing bowl.
Add sugar and egg.
Add butter and blueberries.
Combine dry ingredients and gently stir into banana mixture.
Pour into 12 well-greased muffin cups.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

Next time I will add a dash of cinnamon! 

Sunday, August 24, 2014


First day of Kindergarten! 

He was so ready! 

Here we go! 

Pick up right at the driveway. He was fine, I may have had a few tears... 

First day lunch - mini chocolate chips, cheese crackers, grapes, peanut butter & jelly - all his choice

Kindergarten Orientation and Last Outing!

We have a kindergartner! 

Such tiny lockers! 

Love the cafeteria! 

The day before school started, my mom and I took him to a local arboretum. They have a railway garden!

and lots of frogs

and neat benches in the children's garden

Then we went to lunch at one of our favorite places. 
They celebrate American history from the steelworker era.

Sunday, August 3, 2014



My first Evening Sun sunflower

The snapdragons I got on clearance after the Mother's Day storm


I think I will do sunflowers behind the chicken coop again.

l-r Gloriosa daisies, Hopi Red amaranth, Black Eyed Susan

Gloriosa daisies

Can't see the chickens :)

Hydrangea is finally  blooming

Marigolds in the garden

More marigolds in the garden

Morning Glory about to bloom. Connor grew these from seed in his pre-k class.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

First Harvest of 2014!

2 Jaune Flamme tomatoes
Handful of Green Arrow peas

Jaune Flamme tomatoes are an orange heirloom from France. They are about 4 oz, salad size, sweet with a bit of a zing. Pretty tasty! 

Friday, July 4, 2014


I had apparently not published this post, sorry about that! Scroll down for 4th of July!

Connor's finished with his first soccer season! We hope to do the fall season!