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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring Celebration!

Here are some pics of our annual spring celebration...

Picnic Lunch
Finding some eggs and candy

and these yummy cupcakes!

Our day was much more exciting than this post, but with my women's retreat coming up there is not much time for blogging. TTYL

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday March 12, 2010

A friend of mine suggested I write down the events of last Friday to "preserve" them. I figure sharing it with the world is just as good ;-)  So, I'll paint a picture with words of how our day played out...

There we are having a lazy day at home. Schooling was finished and I was sitting at the computer while my oatmeal butterscotch cookies baked. Josh was out working on his truck. Just as the timer is going off for the oven. Josh comes in running holding his hand and proclaims...I cut myself!!! AHH!!! I spring into action and follow him into the bathroom and get out the First Aid kit. He is washing his hand in the sink and pouring peroxide over the wound...I sneek a peek at the damage (yikes) and begin to feel a little light headed, but push on looking for some little gauze pads. "Darn, we're all out", I thought "Guess we'll have to make do with some band aids". I was certain Josh needed stiches, but since we have no insurance and already have hospital bills from my last visit. I knew Josh would not go. Still feeling a little light headed I hear Josh say "Hey, Babe...If I hold this open can you pour on the peroxide". He looks over and I'm leaning on the bathroom door. "She must be taking a breath", He thinks to himself. Then I slump back into the cabinets and onto the floor. So...There I am passed out on the bathroom floor. Josh is bleeding all over the sink. The cookies are burning (bet you forgot about those) and the timer is blairring. Which woke up Eli from her nap and now she's screaming. Josh wakes me and for one split second I had no idea where I was and how I got there. It all came streaming back to me and I burst into tears and started laughing at myself.
I have become such a wimp in my adult life...I have no idea what happened to me...LOL!!!
I have also discovered that even when unconcious I have praises for my LORD. When I was knocked out at the doc's office back in high school I dreampt I was playing "what child is this" and this time around I dreampt of a song that has been playing on Praise 106.5 lately. How funny is that?!?!

On the plus side the truck is running better than ever! Hurray for having two vehicles again!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

So there's this tradition....

...we started a few years ago of celebrating the first day of spring with fun games, special foods and a scavanger hunt. I saw this idea on a blog and thought it was great for our family, as we don't do the whole eggs and bunny thing on Easter weekend, but rather focus on the death and resurrection of Christ. So...this year, since we are in a house with a yard I thought I'd invite our friends to join us! If you'd like to come over you're more than welcome. The festivities will be geared towards the under 10 crowd, but I'm sure older kids would have a good time as well. Contact me if you're thinking about coming, so I can plan accordingly.

Oh, ya if you're wondering why it's not on the first day of spring this year...it's because I didn't want to take up anyones Saturday. So, I switched it to the last day of winter.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Fudgy Passover Brownies

Josh and I picked up this cookbook at the library recently and I have been trying a few of the recipes, today's attempt "Fudgy Passover Brownies"...
(note: I did a double batch)

These turned out really good. A little different than the boxed brownies I'm used to, but still really tasty. Plus, I'm pretty sure they were glutten free, so all you out there with wheat allergies; I have found a brownie you can eat!!! Here's the recipe:

4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, at room temp
1/3 cup cream cheese, at room temp
1 cup turbinado sugar or granulated sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp "kosher for Passover" vanilla extract
1/2 cup matzah cake flour
2 Tbsp potato starch
1 cup finely chopped pecans

1. Preheat the oven to 325 F and butter pan
2. break up the chocolate into pieces (or buy chips like I did) and melt in double boiler, stirring occationally. Remove from heat a let cool a bit. (also can be done in the microwave)
3. in a electric mixer bowl cream together the butter and cream cheese. Beat in the sugar, eggs and vanilla until well mixed. Add in the cake flour, potato starch, cooled chocolate and nuts. Mix on low speed, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl occationally with a spatula.
4. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes our clean. Cut and serve warm.

As I'm typing this out I just relized I put twice as much butter and there was supposed to be! Oops! All the items we used were "kosher" and as you can see there is no wheat flour used. Also, we omitted the pecans because of the kids allergies. I'm definately going to file this recipe away and bake them again. Overall they got a thumbs up from the family...except for Joshua who wouldn't try them because he saw me put in "potatoes" LOL. Don't worry they don't taste like potatoes, just uses potato starch. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Good Morning...

...From beautiful Lake Whatcom!!!

The lake was so beautiful this morning! The sun was bright and shining, the birds were singing and the breeze was just cold enough to wake you up, but not make you freeze. Spring is here!

Oh how I'm going to miss this view whenever we move away... I hope you all out there in blogland are enjoying what ever weather has been brought your way today. God Bless!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

the homespun heart

Although I can't help out my dear blog friend get to her conference. Maybe you can? Monica over at the homespun heart is raising funds to attend  Relevant 2010 by selling beautiful garlands for Easter and Christmas. Her friend is also doing a fund raiser, by selling reusable baggies.

Monday, March 1, 2010

What do I want from my blog?

As you may have noticed the lack of posts lately, I have been asking myself this question a lot lately. We use our blog to keep everyone updated on the happenings of life, but yet not much is happening that I feel is blogworthy. But, that is what I should be sharring...everyday life in the Price house. So I have set yet another goal for this year... I will be trying to blog at least once each week with little updates on the family, our crafts and school projects. If you have thought of starting a blog or are like me and are lost on what to blog about I highly recomend this book . It was very helpfull to me and is now available at the library , as I put in a request for them to purchase it. More blogging to come...I promise!