Thursday, August 28, 2008


Testing positive on an expired pregnancy test: $.50
Walking into Walgreens with my 3 kids in tow to buy a new pregnancy test: Priceless.

I didn't walk in Walgreens, but I thought it would be funny if I did. I did take a blood test to confirm this pregnancy, wow! I don't know the due date for sure, but am guessing it will be in March. I've heard many comments, "You're brave; You're crazy; You would have made a good Mormon; You guys are like bunnies." I have a feeling that my life as I live it now is going to drastically change with this 4th baby, which isn't bad, just different. That's what this whole life is about anyway, right? Dying to self... And to top it all off, we are going to have a home birth! Yes, to the world around us, we are officially crazy!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

No photos...

I haven't posted any new photos lately because our camera fell into the swimming pool. Justus picked up the camera and before I could tell him to put it down, he had dropped it, it bounced once, and landed in the pool. Oh well, it's really not that big a deal, as this is the 3rd camera we've owned and last time we were smart enough to get the accidental insurance! Yay!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

New Blog

I've been enjoying this mom's blog that I found one night. She has some really cute kids and is truly growing and challenging others in her/their faith in Christ.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I think I just gained 10 pounds from reading this....

Two food posts, in 1 night!!!??? I don't post for over 2 weeks and then I come back with these! I try not to go to the Pioneer Woman too often, there is just too much to read and too little time. However, tonight I sneaked (snuck??) over there and started drooling over this. Biscuits and Gravy are probably my favorite breakfast food ever, even above eggs benedict. Seriously, her recipes just look awesome and it is pretty amazing that there are step by step photos! Great inspiration!

Rumpledethumps, Colcannon, and Bubble & Squeak....

What??? We had this recipe for Rumpledethumps in our farm box newsletter today. I've never heard of it before, but I had all the ingredients and it looked tasty. It's pretty much mashed potatoes, mixed with leeks and cabbage (didn't have broccoli to put in), lots of butter and a dash of nutmeg (the recipe called for mace, but all I had was nutmeg), and chedder cheese on top! I had some purple potatoes in our bag this week and purple cabbage from last week, so our rumpldethumps dish was definitely purple! The recipe was adapted from a Moosewood cookbook, but said that it is similar to colcannon. My Joy of Cooking said that colcannon is an Irish dish. Wikipedia linked the Irish colcannon (substituting cabbage for kale) to the Scottish rumpledethumps (topped with cheese) to the English bubble and squeak (using leftover meat and/or vegetables, chief ingredients usually are potatoes and cabbage, then all is fried together). There were actually lots of other variations from many other European countries, all similar to a hash or hodgepodge of leftovers. I think next time I will put BACON in my rumpledethumps! YUM!