Saturday, April 22, 2017

I get to #WearTheRooster!

For details see here. Eldest niece is my favorite judge!

You have less than two months to read (or reread) House of Living Stones and The Choir Immortal before The Harvest Raise is released! They are even on sale at CPH. Get your copy today!


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

More about The Harvest Raise

I really want to #WeartheRooster and I can't wait for #TheHarvestRaise. I am reposting this in case some of my friends missed my announcement during Holy Week. I will post Easter photos soon. 
💗 #ForTheLoveOfPie


I have been reading the first two books in the Anthems of Zion series again. It is less than two months until The Harvest Raise is released!

I baked a pie and set it to cool. I don't know how this happened, but when I came back, the rooster that is part of our toy farm set escaped from the barn and drove the tractor all over my pie!


I enjoyed the pie while I read House of Living Stones again. My family won't complain if I bake another pie for reading The Choir Immortal.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Harvest Raise


I have been reading the first two books in the Anthems of Zion series again. It is just two months until The Harvest Raise is released!

I baked a pie and set it to cool. I don't know how this happened, but when I came back the rooster that is part of our toy farm set escaped from the barn and drove the tractor all over my pie!

I enjoyed the pie while I read House of Living Stones again. My family won't complain if I bake another pie for reading The Choir Immortal.

💗 #WearTheRooster  #ForTheLoveOfPie  #TheHarvestRaise

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Happy Birthday, Lamb 3!

Lamb 3 helped make a chocolate cake.
When it was in the oven he said, "Making a cake isn't difficult!"
(Of course not when you cheat and use a cake mix!)
(He was still 8 when we baked the cake. He wanted to wear his #8 shirt one more time.)

Please excuse my messy kitchen in the background. I'm busy making memories with my youngest now.  The counters where we needed to work were clean!

I bought blue frosting and it came with sprinkles. He had a great time making his cake even though I was lazy and used a cake mix and store bought frosting.

We opened presents with my parents. Lamb 3 received the Changing Seasons Lego set from Ram's parents. You can build the house to show a house in the spring, fall, or winter. It came with a light brick for the grill in the summer and the fireplace in the summer. 
When we moved I couldn't believe how many birthday candles we owned and gave away several. When we chose candles for Lamb 3's birthday, I couldn't believe how many birthday candles we still owned. He wanted green candles and each pack had 2 or 3 green. I actually bought one more set of candles so he could have 9 green ones. It seemed ridiculous to buy candles when we own so many, but he had such a small request that it seemed worth it to get one more pack of candles so he could have all green ones. Frugal me will wash them and save them for next year and he can have all green candles for #10 if he wants them, because I'm not buying more green candles next year!


We had cake and ice cream with my parents.















He also received a human body puzzle that is pretty neat. He put it together right away.

This is my youngest son in his last number shirt. I will enjoy this last year before double digits and enjoy the memories of all 3 Lambs in their number shirts. Our local friends have commented recently about how tall our boys are getting. I had to get out new church shoes for Lamb 3 this morning because he outgrew his old ones. Thankfully he is the youngest so it means pulling the next size out of the closet as they do wear hand-me-downs for church shoes, but not for every day shoes.

The house in spring was the most advanced build in the set, but it didn't take him long to build it. The house has a pool, grill, basketball hoop, mailbox with mail, and lawnmower. We talked about how Ram or Ram's parents helped Lamb 1 and 2 build their Lego sets at their 9th birthday and how Ram and I didn't do anything to help Lamb 3 except congratulate him when he was finished building it. That's what happens with the youngest child in a family. Plus this set was not a difficult set to build like some of the Star Wars sets that they Lambs have received before.

Happy Birthday, Lamb 3!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Thankful for interruptions today

We didn't start school on time this morning. First, we slept in a little after a late night last night. Then we were notified that my sister and her husband are going to be moving closer to us. We were so excited that of course we had to take time for a phone call for that! My parents can't believe that both of their daughters are going to be back living in the Midwest soon.

Second, I checked our bank balance and I thought there was a mistake because the balance was so high. I was so surprised that we had our tax refund deposited already. I paid a few bills with this refund and put the rest in savings.

Third, we made a phone call because we previously received a discount for a subscription we received and I didn't know if we still qualified for that discount since Ram is no longer pastor at a church. We found out that we could continue to have that discount. It's only a $20 discount, but I am glad we can still have this membership.

Also today Ram took the lawnmower in to be serviced before our yard needs it; we baked a birthday cake for Lamb 3; and Lamb 2 had gymnastics class. We did eventually get to our school work because we plan to take off Monday in honor of Lamb 3's birthday. It was a full but good day and I am thankful for the interruptions that we did have.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Our first teenager


His birthday present was complicated enough that it was not put together in one day. The details in this set are amazing!


Lamb 1 went over to Grandma's house and baked
and decorated his own triple layer cake. My mom was a home economics teacher and was glad to spend the time with her grandson doing what she did for a career with other students.

I am having blog difficulties so I'm not sure I will be able to post his photo on my sidebar, but I did want to share today's pictures.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Last day...

until 2028 without a teenager in our house!