Sunday, November 30, 2014

Day 223

How do you say "she's one of my oldest friends" without sounding like you're calling her old? Oh well, we've been friends for over 30 years.  And it's been about 4 or 5 years since we last got together. Even more fun, it happened to be her birthday! :) Happy birthday, Debbi!

Day 222

November 29

The kids got invited to a sleepover at the last minute. So what do Charlie and I do?  Stay home with his parents and play Acquire. Lol

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Day 220

The best part of Thanksgiving. Fun with family.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Day 220

Sarah made salsa mac for dinner tonight. Yum!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Day 219

Hannah made veggie-BLT sandwiches for dinner. Well, breakfast strips, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, alfalfa sprouts, avocado sandwiches.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Day 218

Hannah got caught licking the casserole dish after dinner.  Guess it was tasty!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Day 217

I've been stitching, sewing, crocheting, , etc., for days! Hannah & Sarah were invited to Sarah's best friend's birthday party, and it was a costume party. Sarah and her friend both love a line of dolls called Lalaloopsy, so that's what Sarah decided to be. Hannah wanted to be a sock monkey.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Day 216

Sarah is so happy. Her new glasses finally came in yesterday afternoon.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Day 215

When your daughter has a costume party to go to, and you don't want to buy a costume, or pay the crazy prices they want for sewing patterns these days, you improvise.

A shirt that fits well to use as a pattern. Internet instructions. Packing paper. And a sharpie. Go!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Day 214

Today as we were driving around town, I was listening to Hannah in the backseat, singing along with our choir practice disc.  The song that caught my attention as she sang along was Gloria in Excelsis, in Latin. I was so proud of her!  She took on the task of being in the Christmas choir, wholeheartedly!  She's never been in a choir, other than singing with her class when she was at the church school.  So for her, at age 11, to join the choir that is comprised of 55 or so adults, and 5 pre-teen girls, is a big deal, in my mind. We're singing in Latin. We're singing the Hallelujah Chorus.  We're singing a couple songs a capella. And she's right there in it.

We got word tonight that Better Life Television will be recording the concert again this year. So it will be online for anyone who isn't able to make it to the program.

Today's picture is Hannah, at choir practice, singing Gloria in Excelsis.

Day 213

November 19

Sarah took her violin to play a song for Great-Mom. Hannah was her music stand.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Day 212

Hannah is making cornbread to go with dinner.

Day 211

November 17

Lol the only picture I took today, to show Sarah how her hair looked after she sat with her head in her hands, pushing on the headband their friend Lucy made for her.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Day 210

The girls went to a"Knights and Princesses" birthday party for a friend today.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Day 209

One of the beautiful sights from our church.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Day 208

Funny how a trip to the craft store always ends up with more in the cart than you planned on.

Day 207

November 13

Lol the *only* picture I took Thursday was of the Knight armor the Dollar Tree had. The girls are going to a "Knights and Princesses" party this weekend and we were looking for princess accessories.

Day 206

November 12

Sarah made veggie-BLT sandwiches for dinner. With cucumbers, avocado, and sprouts, too. Yum!

Day 205

November 11

Hannah made tacos for dinner tonight. With a little help from mom. ;)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Day 203

Happy birthday to my friend Lanee!  Her sister threw her a surprise party this evening. So much fun to celebrate with friends!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Day 202

Willing Heart. Our name is in lights for the first time!

We enjoyed so much our time of worship and praise with the kind folks at the Lebanon SDA Church this afternoon.

Day 201

November 7

Willing Heart is in Lebanon, Oregon for a concert tomorrow. We are sleeping in the youth room at the church tonight. They have this really interesting art hanging over the staircase.

Day 200

November 6

Bunnies everywhere!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Day 199

Why did the chicken cross the road?

To get away from the Carl's Jr. 

The kids and I were running through the drive thru today to get bean burritos from the Green Burrito at Carl's Jr. , and this chicken came wandering out from behind the building and crossed the parking lot!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Day 198

Sarah always likes to see how big her pupils get when they dilate her eyes.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Day 197

Take a 9x13 of vegan macaroni & "cheese" leftovers, add some carrots, onions, celery, and McKay's "chicken" seasoning, a little bit of soy curls, diced potatoes, and a good bit of water, and you end up with a bowl of soup that tastes even better than the Macaroni did in the first place. And the Macaroni was pretty good!  So "repairing" these leftovers was well worth it!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Day 195

Pathfinder Sabbath