Scurrying about with a pending move, it's hard to plan a party. So we just loaded up the kids and took them to the standby- Chuckecheese.
Monday, August 25, 2014
We love fall! No, really... We LOVE fall!! One of our favorite fall activities is apple picking at Sky Top Orchard. This year, our trip was pushed forward due to our Disney trip. One thing I love to do is cook with apples. Here is my take on Apple Stuffed Pork Loin.
1 5lb Pork loin
1 large onion
4 cloves of garlic, minced
6-8 firm apples
Apple Cider Vinegar
Salt & Pepper
Layer the rest of the apples on top.
Cook on low for 7-8 hours! Enjoy!
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Since January, we've been trying to purchase a new home. We've had four homes under contract (various contract lengths), and three fell through for various reasons. The fourth could have, but we persevered and closed November 22nd!
Our first night in our new home was Thanksgiving! We have SO much to be thankful for!
Friday, November 22, 2013
No fall trip to Asheville would be complete without our favorite orchard, Sky Top Orchard. We usually go up twice, once for the Apple Festival, and then to the Biltmore Homeschool Days. Due to our housing purchase, we opted for just a late trip the weekend of the festival.
We were disappointed in the selection of apples at that time so we definitely will make more than one trip next year!!
Recap from Last Year:
Posted by Jennifer at 10:49 PM
We love Biltmore's Homeschool Days!! We changed our times and went to the afternoon session. The moment we pulled up, a bus heading out to Solar Panel Fields was ready to go. Immediately they wanted to "Take the school bus." So off we went to the Solar Fields!
On our way we saw the Hatchery house on the property where baby chickens are hatched.
Remember these from school? The middle school girls that sat beside me could not fold them! What is wrong with kids today???
I have more photos on the other camera. More are coming!
Love this house!
Every year we head to the Biltmore Homeschool Days in Asheville, NC and this year was no different. We started out visiting our favorite pizza parlor, The Brick in Columbus, NC.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
It doesn't take terribly much to make me proud of my children, mostly because I'm proud of them all the time. But there are times when my heart beams with joy. Today is one if those days.
We have been struggling with Joshua and his reading and writing. Since starting this new school year (July 1, 2013) he has just grown by leaps and bounds. He has made 100 on each week of his spelling tests. Then came today.
I purchased these journals to use with our Science.
Today I asked Joshua to get his journal because we needed to get caught up with writing words to go with his pictures. He told me "Look, Mommy. I already used these letters and wrote the words."
At first I saw gobbledygook, then I saw it:
It's "Box Turtle"...
"Cat on the van"
And finally, "Magnifying Glass."
He drew most of those pictures without any supervision (the turtle and hummingbird were part of a yet-to-be published Science lesson), and all of the words were written unbeknownst to Joe, my father, or myself.
I'm so proud! He has come so far just in the last 5 weeks and I can't wait to see him bloom & grow more.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
I LOVE wool for cloth diapering. I got quite a bit of knitting done while I was pregnant. Here are some of the Princess's woolies
Purchased online. Knitted by LaurelLove using the Molly Bubble Romper, on Mosaic Moon Autumn Custom with Violet trim on Merino 3ply, size NB
Knitted by me on Patons Classic Heather Jade in left and custom dyed by me in right. Pattern is variations Sheepy Skirt, size NB.
Newborn sleep sack knitted by me using the Sheepytime Knits Sheepy Sack pattern, Mountain Meadow Worsted undyed and scraps of purple cotton.
Lobbies I received in trade. Unknown knitter/vase/colorway. Christmas-like colorway and mama dyed top
Top from above with mama knitted skirtie in Manos de Uraguay Maxima. The leftovers went to the trim on the top above.
From L-r, T-B- Purple XOs, purple Lovebums, wooly bottoms up cycled with embroidery, Woolybottoms with ferries, MM Ravenswood, Cream Stacinatir, Bloomies, NB peach colored longies, Green soaker, cream Aristocat soaker.