Thursday, January 12, 2017

2nd & Charles Book Store!

Griffin and I ventured out to 2nd & Charles today! This is the coolest store. Ever. Griffin actually called it legendary!! They have rows and rows of books, movies, games and music. Some items are used, others are new. One of Griffin's favorite finds was Lego by the ounce! Now, we are enjoying lunch at the park and I'm reading a book I found there. It's so nice to enjoy almost 70 degrees in January!!

In The Newspaper!

Griffin, Christian and Jax are in the paper today! I love living in an area where there is a small town newspaper!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Griffin - Winter Photographs.

I couldn't let this beautiful snowfall pass without capturing photographs of Griffin in the snow. Our pups sweet participation, was a bonus!

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The Pit.

I love how at almost 12-years-old, he still enjoys hanging out in the pit area at the library.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Minecraft Paper Crafts

After school we had fun making Minecraft paper crafts. They are easy ~ print, cut, glue!

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Sledding!

We had a fun afternoon sledding and throwing snowballs with our friends Sarah and Christian!

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Sun Is Setting ...

The sun is setting on the first snow day of 2017. Thanking God for His many blessings.

Loving This Snow Day!

Loving this snow day with my family!

Our Snowy Morning

The first snowfall of 2017 was absolutely beautiful! Our snowy Saturday morning included, enjoying a hot cup of coffee, watching the snow gently falling from the sky, puppies that LOVE the snow and my husband is at home. I couldn't ask for a better kind of morning!

Friday, January 06, 2017

Prized Finds.

What may look like just a pile of sticks to some ~ is actually a collection of prized finds, gathered by an 11-year-old.

Lego Club - Super Heros

Had a fun morning at Lego Club! I love how imaginative they are when building their designs and sharing them at the end. Today's super hero theme was super fun!

I Love To Hear Him Play!

I absolutely LOVE hearing him play the piano!

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Griffin - Piano Player

I love hearing Griffin play the piano! Here he is playing 'Ode to Joy' from memory.

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017

He's Happy ...

Mike has been away on a business trip for nine days! We haven't seen him since the day after Christmas. We miss him bunches when he is away!! He was able to make it to church tonight, but had to drive back to the job site for the next day. But, we were able to see him and get a hug & a kiss! Griffin was SO happy!

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

What's For Dinner? Beef Cupcakes!

I had a pound of ground beef and wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with it. After looking for ideas, I was inspired by shepherd's pie. My version is made with refrigerated crescents for the crust, filled with ground beef, sauteed with onion and topped with creamy mashed potatoes. I served with a medley of green beans and carrots. Griffin is calling them meat cakes. (I think we should call them beef cakes 😂). By the way, piping those hot mashed potatoes from a ziplock onto the top was quite the adventure!

Here's how I made it:

Dip crescent dough in flour, then mold into muffin tin cups. Bake at 375 for about 12 minutes. Remove from oven, they will be puffy. While warm, press the dough to form a more crust like cup.

Brown ground beef with onions and seasoning of your choice. At the end I added a little flour and beef bouillon (in bout 1/2 cup water). Mix together.

Then I made instant mashed potatoes.

Spoon about two heaping spoonfuls of meat mixture into crescent cups.

Then I put the mashed potatoes in a big ziplock and piped them onto the top of the meat mixture.

Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes until a little golden brown on top.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Antiquing & Thrifting With Friends.

Antiquing and thrifting with friends was a wonderful way to spend this rainy afternoon! Griffin found quite a few treasures today ~ a book about tanks, several Goosebumps books and three Bionacles. I love how Griffin isn't afraid to play a piano anywhere he goes. What I love so much about this day is it didn't exactly go as planned, however, it was even better than expected!