Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Blch! Yuckitty Yuck!

Been.  Sick.  For.  Days.
Sore Throat.
Mega Meds!!!
Upset Stomach.
Sniff.  Sniff.
Take care of yourselves out there!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Skype Christmas

Checking out the photo calendar Christa made for our family!

Skyping is the next best way to share Christmas!
Oh, and the boom truck was here Thursday lifting the trusses for the

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Addition Update

This is the view out David's present window, looking into what will be his new room, and out of his new picture window. 

This is a view from the front of the house.  The addition is on the south side of the house.

Right now I hear the pitter patter of little feet, okay, not little feet, Mike's feet.  He's our builder.  So there may be more updates soon.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Making Soap

The other day, I bought supplies to make soap. I was going to give slices of Christmas soap as party favors at our White Elephant Gift Exchange. So I bought the soap, printed directions from Martha, and followed them to the letter!

This was the soap after I popped it out of the pan.

And this was the soap after I sliced it! Every slice fell apart into five pieces.

My first thought was to chuck it all in the garbage, but then I remembered those checkered soaps I've seen. So I chopped up the rectangles, put them in the pans, and poured more melted glycerine soap over the chunks.

Ta da! It sliced beautifully!
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Some Saturday

The walls went up today on our addition.  Second floor to follow!

One of our living room windows came out!  Should be quite chilly for a few days.

This was what was completed today.
While the guys were working outside, Grace and I were inside creating beautiful cupcakes.

The cupcakes were served at Grace's birthday dinner party!
And as I write, our living room is a buzz with a fierce game of charades.

What I didn't get photos of were the two cuties we babysat today.  Their Daddio was in charge of the building.  We also had Christmas carolers at our door.  A big group of little children, all nervously holding candles and singing their hearts out.  So wonderful!

Sunday, December 5, 2010


I am unashamedly stealing/sharing Danae's review of our time in Oklahoma!