Wednesday, December 31, 2008
In July the kidlets and I officially moved to Tennessee and we got our current apartment. We did spend some time back in Ohio for Cub Scout and Webelos camps, and getting our house ready to be put on the market.
We have really enjoyed being here in the South. We are in a really great Ward and have made lots of friends. Daddy has been able to come home for lunch most days, which is a real treat. We love only being 5 minutes away from his work instead of an hour and a half like we were in Ohio.
The boys enjoyed having the Princess join them in being Home Educated. They all have really grown and blossomed. It has been especially exciting for me to have Princess start reading.
December has been busy for us. We have had the usual Holiday bustle. Visits from Uncle Dan and Aunt Kay, and Grandma and Grandpa Van Hoose added to our fun. We also saw Game Boy make the big transition from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. (Post about that to follow)
We look forward to a bright and exciting New Year, and hope that the blessed peace and joy of this holy season is your's throughout 2009.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Last Friday we went to what is now our favorite cache ever, Tour Of Historic Fort Negley. This cache rocked. Lots of fun and adventure, plus Mommy could take lots of pictures. “Because you’re going to blog this, aren’t you Momma,” said Princess.
This cache was extra fun because it was a multicache. We had multiple locations we needed to find and collect information from in order to find the cache at the end of our search. NASA Guy and the kids getting started.
The boys loved jumping around on these concrete pointers. I wish I had a better camera so I could have caught them in flight. Make sure you check out the visitor's center in the background. They have a really neat film about Nashville's place in the Civil War and some cool interactive displays.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Yep, Ike doesn't need to come visit again.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The funny thing about this photo is that it's in a folder labled "Princess" Bath, but this is a picture of one of Little Misses first baths. Guess I need to relable that folder. :P
Hey Go Longhorns, did you see that you were tagged too?
Friday, October 17, 2008
Checking out their wings.
Getting ready for take off.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Me, I'm just a simple girl. Every so often though I find a recipe that is so simple but so fabulous. This is my favorite super simple cake. It's even easier than Dump Cake. So let's make...
The cast of characters: boxed white cake mix, oil, egg whites, rootbeer.
Blend according to the box mix directions.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Well, where else would you keep your Mr. Freeze lego guy? I thought the ice cubes on top of him to keep him in the middle of the glass was a nice touch. Hope your comfy Mr. Freeze.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Ranger Hannah taught us a lot about snakes. Here's what we learned about snakes. (Going from left to right and top to bottom in the picture.)
Gameboy: Only three of the 32 species of snakes living in Tennessee are poisonous.
Princess: Cornbread is not a poisonous snake.
Spaceman: A snake is poisonous if; it has eyes like a cat, it's head is shaped like a triangle (and has puffy cheeks), and it's tail has only one row of scales. (By the way, doesn't he looked spaced in this picture?)
Cowboy: You can tickle a snake by rubbing your finger gently down their belly.
We really liked Ranger Hannah. She took us out to the little stream behind the Visitor Center and taught us how to catch salamanders. The kids had lots of fun splashing around in the stream.Spaceman even caught a salamander. Mommy is still learning to use the camera and forgot to use macro mode. Too bad the salamander came out all blurry.
Once our friends showed up Ranger Hannah gave us a tour of the Visitor's Center and showed us what life would have been like in the early 1800s. The boy's especially liked the knife that Davy Crockett would have used. No matter how much they asked Ranger Hannah would not let them touch it. Sorry boys.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
There is a song by Zoe Mulford, Elegy (Crystal Glass), that talks about not saving things for just special days.
Glasses may break if you use them every day
You can keep them safe - but what good are they
if they just stay shut up in some chest?
Why wait to use the very best?
So in that spirit we have been using the fancy glass bowls. For lunch last Thursday Gameboy came up with a very creative use for the hobnail milkglass candy dish my Mom had passed on to me.