Monthly archives: November, 2008

Merry Christmas – Third Day

This song made me tear up in church today.



More nursery updates

While stephanie was busy blogging yesterday (3 in one day!!) I was painting more animals in the nursery. We have a Family of Zebras Some giraffes And some elephants The giraffes and elephants are not yet done, but coming along very cool!. I will add in some grass for all the animals to be standing…



Happy Buy Nothing Day



Green Chile Stew

Another half time, another recipe. (Cardinals are not doing so well at this point 🙁 ) Looking for a great way to use up that leftover turkey? Make a stew. Here is a green chile stew recipe that you can help you use up some turkey. Instead of using stew meat, I just threw in…



Cranberry Sauce

Okay it’s half-time (Cowboys are winning!) so I thought I would share the cranberry sauce I made. It is yummy! I know some people prefer the canned version but I never could get myself to eat it straight out of the can, just not appetizing to me. Ginger & Pear Cranberry Sauce Good Housekeeping November…



Happy Thanksgiving!

I am so thankful for everything in my life. I wake up everyday and am truly thankful for each and every day. Matt and I have an absolutely wonderful life and I wouldn’t change a thing, well except for Tom and Jerry to be here, but I am thankful for the process and all the…



In Case You Didn't Know

You can sign up at the CPSC’s website to receive email notification when an item is recalled. You can sign up for all recalls or for recalls regarding a specific group, like infant/child. I signed up when we started buying stuff for Tom and Jerry and luckily we haven’t bought anything that was recalled. It…



Polar Bears

Super Cute Pics of a Polar Bear playing with dogs



More nursery pics

So I got super gung-ho excited about the nursery this weekend. I feel that progress is almost inspiration for more progress. See things happen is a good thing. You can see all the pics here Today I “built” up 2 large african acacia trees and grass. Looks like animals are next. Yes, i free handed…



Sneak Peak

Matt started working on the nursery this week. I have not lifted a brush, but somehow I have managed to get paint on me and my clothes. Matt getting ready to start The Sky A nice neutral base Dirt



Friday Update – 11.21.08

Happy Birthday Michelle!!! Adoption Update: There were four referrals this week all for infant girls. Congrats to the happy families. This week marks 8.5 months or 37 weeks of waiting. I am currently living with the thought that we could get the call any day now. I go to bed thinking, “Will it be tomorrow?”…



Cloth Diapers

For those of you debating cloth or disposable, I came across an article series today that makes an interesting read: Why I Made the Leap to Cloth Diapering Part I Part II – Environmental Impact of Disposables Part III – For My Baby’s Health Do you plan on using cloth or disposable and why? I…



Bread Making

I’ve finally found a bread recipe that we both love! It has been a long process of trial and error and some not so yummy bread. This recipe works great for sandwiches and toast, so we are both happy. Crunchy’s Favorite Whole Wheat Bread Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoons instant yeast 2 1/3 cups warm water…



Farming in the City

I think this is a great idea if you are looking to start a CSA, but can’t purchase land. Another idea I see that could stem from this is sharing your yard with apartment dwellers. A lot of homeowners have yards and want organic, local produce, but do not have the desire or the time…