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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Eyeballs Anyone?

I made fun "forked eyeballs" to take as dessert for our church supper last night. They were a huge hit, I probably could have made a double batch and still not had enough! Autumn thought they were very cool and had fun helping to dip the donuts in the chocolate.



And then there are my two very mature "children". These are ping pong balls that we found in a dollar bin at the party store. Autumn and Kurt have way too much fun with them!
















Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Comments

You may notice that now if you want to leave a comment you have to go through a security hoop. I had to do this because I was getting a lot of spam and other not so nice things in my comment's section. So now I can monitor comments before they go onto the blog. Sorry about the extra step but I felt it needed to be done.

Monday, October 18, 2010

James Brown or Batman?

Autumn's Batman costume may not be ready for her to wear but her animals are all ready for trick-or-treating. I have to tell you that I really love e-bay. These, even with shipping, were CHEAP! There are others of the same characters on there that were NOT cheap but since these were listed as used we could indulge. :)




video Here we have Autumn and Kurt doing a pretty good impression of James Brown

Pumpkins in the (h)air

I'm on a list for parents who are helping each other out with advice and "I'd never do this again's" and product reviews, etc for skin and hair care for kids with mixed or African heritage. A while ago someone posted pictures of some homemade beads. I recently attempted this myself and here is the result. I may never get these out of Autumn's hair! We were making bread this weekend. I ended up making 8 loaves. Each recipe made two loaves and I ended up making one twice since after we made the first batch Autumn decided that we had made them for her teachers at church. So.......They got some yummy pumpkin zucchini bread and so did we. We also made pumpkin banana and pumpkin cranberry breads. Do you sense a theme here? I have a pumpkin gingerbread loaf I want to try next. Autumn loves to help bake but she rarely eats her creations, even though I now use an egg replacer when doing all baking. She sure loves the dough though. However, breads are one thing she will bake and eat, so I'm stocking up!
































Monday, October 11, 2010

Bonding

A bit of Daddy - Daughter bonding time. Autumn and Kurt had a grand time building a track first in the kitchen and then down the stairs. It was a very hot day a couple of days ago, I'm lucky I got Autumn to put shorts on. For a while there she was happy to run around au natrual. :)





















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Friday, October 08, 2010

New Addition

We have a new addition. Meet Skeletor. We put him up in the yard yesterday and Autumn spent a lot of time talking to him and for him. It was so funny. These pictures show her talking for him and he was talking to me, telling me how chilly he was and that he wanted chocolate and that he would cook my supper for me. When she was talking to him I didn't catch half of what she said but apparently his responses were hilarious because she would laugh and laugh.








Monday, October 04, 2010

Robot Autumn

Autumn discovered that she could be a robot. She was watching a cartoon recently in which all the robots broke down but continued to say "all systems A-OK" In the other pictures she is attempting to mail herself to grandma. When that failed she decided she was a present and Kurt and I took turns "giving" her to each other. She is such a kook!








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And Awaaaaaay We Go!


Dear Friends and Family and any complete strangers who are reading this :)


Raise The Roof 1We are starting the process for another adoption. We are very excited, nervous, worried, scared, impatient,.....well any of those feelings you get when you find out you are pregnant. The differences being that we need to SAVE money and we have no idea of the timeline. Could be 2 years could be 3 months. We've started a change jar that every piece of loose change is going into. We've cut many things out of our daily lives in order to be able to save more. We bought a house in order to have more room to grow as a family (I know, not much on the saving end there). We are taking each step as our savings allows. When we get through the home study part then we can start applying for grants and looking for other sources of funding.
We are going to try our darnedest not to take out a loan. Initially we had talked about that possibility and even checked with the Dave Ramsey foundation to make sure that was OK -- we are taking the Financial Peace University course (where they tend to frown on adding to your debt rather than taking away from it) and were told that the plan we had in place to pay it all off was a good one so not something to shy away from.
But since we recently had to add to our debt due to repairs on the house..........we are trying to stay away from that possibility. Any mileage money I get will go into our fund, any bonuses we get will go into our fund, any birthday/Christmas money will go into our fund.......you start to see the picture. We ask for your prayers that God provides what we need when we need it. We ask for prayers that God puts the people in our path who can help us reach this goal. And we ask for prayers that once again we are following God's plan and not our plan, patience and peace.