Monday, December 22, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Yummy Fruits and Veggies

We joined a food co-op a few weeks ago and wanted to share a picture the the beautiful food we have been getting! We pick up our box of produce on Saturday afternoons. We don't know what we will be getting until a few days before. This has been fun because it is a surprise and has forced me to be creative with cooking. It has also introduced us to some veggies we wouldn't normally buy. It was great to show and explain to Matt how carrots really look when they are harvested! All the produce is locally grown and organic. It is amazing the difference in taste and color to have produce that was just harvested the day before you get it! I'm off to start making some potato- leek soup! Have a great week and check back after Christmas for pictures!!
Merry Christmas to everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful and joyous Christmas surrounded by people you love most!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Still Snowing!!

It is still snowing!! Karl got home early and we went out to make a snowman and play!

Let it Snow!!

As I write this it is snowing! The boys and I just came in from playing in the snow and I thought I should post a few pictures! Micah had a great time and would have stayed out longer but his gloves kept falling off! Matt had a fun for about 20 minutes then was ready to get warm inside! I was supposed to work today but the freeway through Acton and Aqua Dulce gets really bad in the snow. I decided to play it safe and stay home with the boys. It was a good decision because my friend in Acton called and told me they just finished building a 6 foot snowman in their backyard! Fun! Have a good rest of the week and stay warm!!

Just wanted to add an update...I took these photos around 10:00am, it is now 2:30pm and hasn't stopped snowing! We have about 3 in!! Midwest people...stop laughing. This is big news in So CA!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Sorry for the long lapse since the last post. Everyone in our house came down with the plague over the weekend. Karl and I got hit with a nasty little flu virus and the boys turned into little snot factories with fevers. YUCK! We are all on the mend though!
The first picture was from Thanksgiving weekend. My grandma, from Colorado, flew in for the week. We took a little day trip to a Hungarian sausage factory and stopped at Charlie Browns for sweet potato fries and date shakes! My grandma loves to try new foods and I'm not about to decline sweet potato fries or a date shake ( I can do without the sausage!)
Yesterday, Monday (12/8) I drugged the boys with Tylenol and took them to Mommy and Me class because a very special guy visited...Santa! It may sound cruel that I took them out being sick but every kid in the Antelope Valley is sick and they had a GREAT time! Before Santa flew in we decorated cup cakes. The kids all got jingle bells to hold and they walked into the room to find Santa asleep in his chair! We had to ring the bells and sing "Jingle Bells" to wake him up. Santa brought Matt some tools and Micah a book. Matt did a great job of talking to Santa and telling him what he wants for Christmas. I think Matt thought he was going to get the camera (that is what he wants) right then . It is a hard concept to explain to a 2 1/2 year old! Although, he can talk all about advent and Jesus' birthday! I don't think he really understands but he is very excited to sing Happy Birthday to Jesus o n Christmas! The picture below is of Mat t and his teacher, who Matt says is "so silly!"