Thursday, April 26, 2007

Garage Sale Items Added

Check out our garage sale, new items added and some updated.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

I haven't posted a menu for awhile and thus have been flying by the seat of my pants. Menu plan Monday helps me to be more organized during the week and so I am back. Be sure to visit Organizing Junkie to see what is cooking in other households.
Monday – Salmon, Rice & peas

Tuesday – Chicken breasts in Cream of Mush. Soup, left over gooey potatoes,
Green beans

Wednesday – Salisbury Steak, steamed carrots, garlic toast

Thursday – Tuna Melts & stir fry Veggies

Friday – Stovetop Casserole, elbo noodles, ground beef & spaghetti sauce

Saturday – Creamy Crockpot Chicken served over rice, steamed California blend veggies

Sunday – Sandwiches after church and then out to dinner after evening service?

Friday, April 06, 2007

Tootles Garage

New items have been added, curriculum and other miscellaneous things. Check it out, there just might be something you can't live without.

Auto Shop continued

Here are a couple more pictures of the progress being made. I am learning that things get or look worse before they start to get better.


This year boy #1 and a friend are study Biology using Apologia's Exploring Creation with Biology text. We get together just about every Friday and perform many of the labs in the text. Here they are performing their first dissection. The subject is a worm - they were a bit squeemish at first, but found it very interesting. We have since dissected a crayfish and have yet to dissect both a perch and a frog.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

This Week at Our House

This week we are taking a spring break of sorts. A break from regular school work, but not from work all together. On Monday we got to go visit some dear friends that we don't get to see all that often. We visited, the children played and played, we ate together and the boys and I arrived home very late that evening. It was a wonderful time!

Yesterday I started on some deep cleaning that doesn't get done on a regular basis around here. I took the easiest room to do first, our dining room. I say it is the easiest because it has the least amount of clutter/furniture in it. I vacuumed cobwebs, dusted, cleaned windows and vacumed the layers of dust and cobwebs off of the curtains. I am still not quiet done in there - I still need to do some touch up painting and wash the lace sheers - I am hoping that all of the bathrooms will get walls washed and completely scrubbed down this week and we are also hoping to go visit the Reptile Zoo and see all the snakes and other creepy crawlies that they have there. It should be a full week.

Train Trip

Hubby and I arrived home from our train trip on Sunday evening. We had a wonderful and relaxing time. Our trip took us to Portland, Oregon. We arrived on Saturday afternoon, checked into our hotel, walked to a local restaurant for a nice seafood dinner, went to Lloyds Center Mall and walked around and then saw a movie. We ended the day having desert in our room. The next day we enjoyed a delicious breakfast at the hotel restaurant and then just putzed around in the park across the street and at the mall before our train was set to leave. We arrived home in the evening. It was a short but nice trip. It was great traveling by train because we could both visit without having to worry about traffic and paying attention to the road - definately worth doing again sometime when we have more time to see the sights.