Saturday, February 23, 2008

Bull Ridin'

This is how the kids ride a bull. Elizabeth pushes the couch cushions back and forth while Jonathan tries to hold on for 8 seconds. Ridem' cowboy!

"Now, I don't have my face on, Phillip!"

Friday, February 22, 2008

Food Network

I love watching the Food Network, especially the competitions: Iron Chef America, Next Food Network Star and now The Ultimate Recipe Showdown. The Ultimate Recipe Showdown involves anyone sending in original recipes and possibly being chosen to appear on Food Network to compete with other people and their recipes. So I'm sending in 12 to see if there's any possibility they'll be chosen. Feels a little like 4-H when I entered a hamburger cooking contest. I did get 1st place for that one, but then I was competing with 9 and 10 year olds.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Working Hard

Jonathan has gotten good at changing the garbage in the kitchen. He even asks to do it!

Elizabeth has been wanting to try out this Swiffer mop that she sees on commercials on TV.

Phillip took out the hard drive in our old computer to give to a friend.




Yogurt + Phoebe = Bathtime!

Friday, February 8, 2008

A Few Favorite Memories

~ singing hymns by kerosene lamp light in my college dorm room with a good friend and roommate at midnight.

~ buying food for a homeless shelter and then several half gallons of ice cream for ourselves with the remainder of a friend's food stamps.

~ the four of us kids (myself and siblings) squeezing into the back of our Hyundai as teenagers when we'd go to small group as a family. Lots of teasing, and usually a lot of laughter too.

~ getting together with the cousins and aunts and uncles for holidays. Grandma's house was always warm and full of yummy smells and there were the favorite movies we watched year after year: Anne of Green Gables, The Princess Bride, Meet Me in St. Louis...

~ bonfires at the beach in Seattle with youth group kids. Loved the freedom and fun of it and the sunsets were gorgeous.

~ an evening walk around a park with cookies and milk and some college friends (one of them being Phillip, but this was several years before we dated).

~ a sweet baby girl being born in our home. She came so calmly - not crying; just blinking her eyes.

~ a Great Day of Questions date with Phillip. This was one of my favorite dates we went on before we married. We simply wrote out a list of questions to ask each other and then went to a garden park and asked them. Learned a lot about each other before we committed to marriage this way. :-)