Saturday, November 26, 2011

decorating the tree 2011

The kids decorating the tree at ma-maw's house.

The finished product. They had lots of fun and it looks great!
Until next time...

Friday, September 30, 2011

fall fun

What you need:

mini pumpkins or gourds,

some glue

(I used this because it has a brush in it, which makes it easy to apply; plus it's clear),

some fun glitter colors,

and helping hands.

And you'll have:
the finished product;

lovely fall decor!

Until next time...


Saturday, August 13, 2011

the big 3

And another birthday rolls around here in our house.

We turned these mini cakes into trains.

The different colors we needed.

Assembling Thomas the Tank Engine was the oldest's job.

The boys got in on the act too.

Finished results.

The birthday boy was delighted. Of course he is too busy enjoying the leftover frosting to smile for the camera.

One of the girls found a new application on my camera. I confess, I'm not too into electonics. I can use the basics, but that's about it.

And the best part...the presents.

He had a good birthday (it was yesterday btw), and is enjoying being a 3 year old now.

Until next time...


Friday, August 5, 2011

trampolines on a rainy day

Trampolines are fun any day...

Until next time...


Thursday, August 4, 2011

new ride

My new ride...

The littles new ride...

Until next time...


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

tamale soup

So I got this recipe from my mom and tried it. I had actually had it at her house when she made it, but I wanted to see if I could make it as good. Yep. It's super easy and very yummy. Sorry I don't have a picture. It was gone before I even thought of snapping a shot. Try it and enjoy. :)

Tamale Soup

1 1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
a bit of olive oil
2 tbsp cumin

Brown the beef, onion, and pepper in the olive oil. Add the cumin.

In a pot combine the following: (DO NOT DRAIN! The liquids from the cans become the soup liquid.)
1 can creamed corn
1 can whole corn
1 can Ro-tel
2 cans diced tomatoes
3 cans Ranch style beans
2 cups beef broth (I just used a 14 oz can)

Add the beef mix to the soup. Simmer for about 20 minutes.

Then add 3 cans of tamales, cup up in bite size pieces and the juice. Heat just until the tamales are warmed up. Serve over Fritos corn chips. Dee-lish!!

Until next time...


Thursday, June 2, 2011

update and a chunky boy

You all probably thought I'd disappeared off the face of the earth. Nope. Still here. Just super busy and don't have internet at home...yet.

We have a great place. It's out in the country, but close to town. The kids have the country life, but we can run in to town to get milk in just 5 minutes.

Here's an update on the latest member of the family. He's still as chunky as ever. Don't worry, I took the pencil away from him as soon as the picture was taken. See those thighs?! So chubby!

He's all boy...already wanting to play with cars. I kid you not, this was not a fixed picture. He was playing with it before he fell asleep.

Well, hopefully, I can update a little more often.

Until next time...JenT

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

still here

Just wanted to let you all know that I am still alive. lol

I should get this blog back to it's previously scheduled program soon. Just bear with me.

Until next time...


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I'm still accessing the internet from the library, so even though we celebrated St. Patrick's Day, I don't have any pictures to put on here.

We all wore green.

I reminded the children of the history of St. Patrick.

We had shepherd's pie for lunch.

We made shamrocks and wrote blessings on them.

And for you:

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Until next time...


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

a tent or a cottage why do I care?

We got a house!!!

I'll post more later with pics. We don't have internet at the house yet, so I'm using the library.

Until next time...


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

get up!

This 3 1/2 month old has been trying to sit up for about 2 weeks now.

He wants to go!

See ya!

Until next time...


Sunday, March 6, 2011

overprotected, isolated, non-socializing children

Ever wondered what those kind of children look like? I'll show you:

These pictures have been taken over the last few years. They have been socializing with children and adults alike, from all parts of the country. We have taken trips (more than I took as a child), met new friends, and seen a lot of things. They have friends from Texas to Maryland and several points in between. They have seen several zoos (we love them :) ), a few museums, and some historical sites. And we would like to see many more.

So when people say that homeschooled children are overprotected, isolated, or non-socialized, they don't know what they are talking about.

Until next time...