Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Two Week Menu

Chicken Diablo with Rice (Chicken in a Curry and Honey-Mustard Sauce)
Eggplant Lasagna
Taco Casserole
Soup and Bread
French Toast and Bacon
Enchilada Casserole
Country Fried Steak with Gravy and Mashed Potatoes
Potstickers and Rice
Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, and Salad
Tortellini and Alfredo Sauce
Quesadillas and Spanish Rice
Anasazi Beans and Pasta
Baked Fish and Rice
Chicken Pot Pie

Friday, October 25, 2013

Renaissance Festival!

We went on the best field trip we have gone on yet!  The Carolina Renaissance Festival in Huntersville, NC!  It was so much fun and we are already planning on going next year - maybe even in costume!

Picture Overload ....

The Joust!


Claire loved the fairy

Eek!  A dragon got Claire!

My girl.  She chose a parasol as her souvenir. 

These ladies were SO funny!

Face painting

Rides too!

Claire with the King and Queen

Monday, October 14, 2013

Trout Farm Field Trip and Bonfire

 We had a fun trip to our local trout farm!  The kids got to learn about the trout and how they live, we took a little hike and finished the night off with a bonfire and s'mores!  Chandler my sensory guy flipped when the melted marshmallow got on him, but he was a big fan of the chocolate bars and marshmallow! 

Daddy and my big kids

Learning about trout

Getting Daddy snuggles

Claire and Chandler


My Claire

My handsome guy - Chandler



My men

My four favorite people in the world

Bonfire fun!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Adding to the Family

It's been over a week since we have seen Malcolm.

He will never be replaced and we still hope - but we knew we have more room in our hearts and home for more animals.  So this morning we headed to the Humane Society. 

Meet Prince - Claire's new kitten.

He hid behind the table for a while, but he purred whenever we stuck our head back there.  Last seen he was exploring the basement.  :)  He's a sweet little thing!

This is Hobbes.

He is a 5 month old Lab mix.  Very playful and affectionate!  Daddy is completely in love.  He's mostly house-trained already and is very polite.  Apparently he was a family dog, but they moved and didn't realized how big he would be and surrendered him at the shelter.  He's quickly adjusting to our cats (barked at them the first time he saw them, but now is calm with them) and we are looking forward to being his forever home. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

I Miss My Cat.

It has been one week since we have seen our cat, Malcolm.  It's just been so hard.  Malcolm is the best cat I have ever had.  An affectionate lap cat who also is an awesome hunter and has definitely kept the rodent and bird population down!  He loved to snuggle and was always near us.  He would come in and out, but usually stayed near the house and would spend many days sprawled across our bed.  After a week gone I'm starting to lose hope.  Still praying .... but losing hope.

Our boy

Finding a silly spot when he was a kitten.

Cuddling with our other cat, Pearl.

Handsome guy

Enjoying the life.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Eleven years!

Happy Anniversary to this guy ....

Thanks for the laughter through everything!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Who Am I?

I am a wife.

I am a mom.

I am a daughter.

 I am a friend.

I am a sister.

I am a homeschooling mother.

I am a nerd.

I am a bookworm.

I am a wannabe homesteader.

I am me.