September 29, 2008
September 25, 2008
September 22, 2008
Google always has such splendid holiday decorations! Ha! Ha! Well, its the first day of Autumn! Great. Now what? Well, lets see, lots of school, piano, and finishing crafts. I finished another skirt today, I will post pictures a little later. I had a fever this morning so I looked at a bunch of cookbooks. I will probably be posting some autumnish recipes soon,also some pumpkin recipes because we have about 20 small pumpkins that are ready to be harvested! In the fall it is always so fun to go the forest preserve near by or an apple orchard and get some cool photos. We finally ordered a new battery charger for my camera, so now I don't have to use the family's.:-) Happy Fall!
September 21, 2008
Makes 1 batch
• ½ pound butter (2 sticks)
• 1 cup brown sugar
• ½ cup light corn syrup
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 2 batches de-kerneled popcorn (approx.)
1. Melt on 6, cook two minutes.
2. Add baking soda, will make it foam.
3. Pour caramel mixture over the popcorn kernels and stir.
4. Put on a cookie sheet and place in the oven at 250° for 45 minutes, Stir @ 10-15 minutes intervals
5. Remove and pour on wax paper.
6. Break up.
September 18, 2008
Sorry for the sideways pictures, I thought I fixed them! :)
September 16, 2008
September 14, 2008
September 13, 2008
September 11, 2008
On September 8, 2001, our family moved in to our new home. Our VERY large living room was packed to the ceiling with boxes. It was still packed with boxes two days later. The TV is not a big part of our life, and usually the last thing unpacked. That move it was one of the first things unpacked this move. Around 2:00 on the 11th, my dad got a phone call asking us if we knew what everyone else in the nation knew, and asking us to pray. For the nest 45 minutes(approx.) we dug through the living room looking for the box with the TV. When we finally found it we stopped making our late lunch, and watched the twin towers fall over and over again. Every station was playing the exact same thing. People running around asking where God was and how he could allow such a thing. Our family got together and prayed. I had never seen anything like it before, and being only 7 years old at the time, it was very hard to get my mind around the fact that it was done on purpose. How could someone try to kill so many people? What motivates a person like that? I had a lot of questions, even though it didn't effect any of my family members, I felt very deeply for everyone involved. The Bible says we should love our enemies, but I found it very hard right then. Of course, with the tragic story came stories of the strange things that kept many people away from the towers that day. One person, who we actually know was also kept safe. That was encouraging. Our country won't forget this very soon.
September 10, 2008
• 1 ½ cups sugar
• 4 eggs
• 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
• 4 packages of cream cheese
• ¼ cup butter
• 1 package graham crackers
1. In a blender mix the butter and graham crackers, then press into the bottom of a spring-form pan. Put in the oven for 12 minutes at 325˚
2. Beat all the other ingredients together till fluffy.
3. Spread over the crust and put into the oven for an hour at 325°
4. Chill till cool.
September 9, 2008
September 6, 2008
Well, school has started and I can finally walk again. This year I am taking 5 of my classes at Hallstrom.(a homeschool co-op) One of which is art. Art is my favorite class. I am not very good, but I enjoy it. I like painting, but I don't have a favorite medium. I also like doing Landscapes, but I am trying to become better at portraits. This past Tuesday, we were studying some of the history of art, then we started copying some of the icons painted in the byzantine era to a canvas. The faces of the people in the art were mostly expressionless during this time. The picture on the right is almost exactly the same one as the one I chose to copy. I don't really think that it is advisable to try to portray the Lord Jesus Christ, because it could distract from our truly seeing him. At least, it is rather distracting for me. We don't know what he looked like, I am sort of pretending it is just a regular family. But I am learning some about shading with color, how clothing lines look, and more about paintings faces, so I think this project will be nice anyway.