Dinner – Yum!

My carrots are finally ready to be harvested!

LOTS of carrots.

LOTS of carrots.

These carrots were planted last summer and were finally ready to be harvested!  I couldn’t believe how many were out there.

Look at all the different colors.

Look at all the different colors.

We had planted regular carrots and also ornamental carrots of all different colors.  Aren’t they pretty?

All chopped up and ready to go.

All chopped up and ready to go.

Salad, artisian bread with and without olives and carrot soup.

Salad, artisian bread with and without olives and carrot soup.

The soup came out great!  And the bread was delicious as well.  Nothing better than soup, bread and salad for dinner.

Dishcloth Funny

This dishcloth pattern threw me for a loop!  Get ready for a good laugh!

Placed the stitches on another needle.

Placed the stitches on another needle.

The pattern said not to cast off – so I wasn’t sure what to do with each piece.  I put each piece on a different needle and then cast on again for the next piece.

Finally figured it out.

Finally figured it out.

It took me until the third section to figure out that when the pattern decreased to 20 stitches and then said to repeat, it meant to use those same 20 stitches, not cast on for a new section!

Started knitting the old with the new.

Started knitting the old with the new.

I started knitting the new sections from the old sections.

TA DA!!

TA DA!!

It’s such a pretty dishcloth!!  I can’t believe it took me so long to figure out how to make it!  Ha – I’m even laughing at  myself!

15

Someone in our home turned 15!  I keep getting blindsided by these growing kids.  15 years old just seems so…well…old.  He’ll be driving in a year!

Belgium Waffles with whipped cream for breakfast.

Belgium Waffles with whipped cream for breakfast.

Super duper chocolate cake for dessert after dinner.

Super duper chocolate cake for dessert after dinner.

It was all about him today.  He had his favorite breakfast, favorite lunch (Chipotle), favorite dinner (steak, potatoes and salad) and favorite dessert.  I think he had a good day!

Our little kitties

We adopted two cats a few years ago and they are such little cuties!

Honeybee

Honeybee

At night, Honeybee plays musical beds – he goes from one of my kids’ beds to another all night long.  They love it!

Tux and Honeybee

Tux and Honeybee

When we let them out in the mornings they head out together.

St. Patrick’s Day

I forgot to share with you our Noon Art for St. Patrick’s Day and we had so much fun!

This is my sample.

This is my sample.

This is my little sample – very simple and plain…just wait ’till you see what they all came up with!

We set the tables up with all the supplies prior to noon art.

We set the tables up with all the supplies prior to noon art.

Look at that room full of students!!  We reach between 100 and 150 students each time.

Look at that room full of students!! We reach between 100 and 150 students each time.

Each one is different!

Each one is different!

Creative.

Creative.

Pop up.

Pop up.

Popping up!

Popping up!

A family of shamrocks.

A family of shamrocks.

Creative.

Creative.

So cool!

So cool!

Lots and lots of color.

Lots and lots of color.

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Cutie pie.

Cutie pie.

Headband.

Headband.

Crazy!

Crazy!

Traditional.

Traditional.

Cute!

Cute!

There is no end to what these kids can think up!

Rosettes

I bought a new toy!!

A rosette iron!

A rosette iron!

Growing up, my grandmother lived with us.  She was always there when I got home from school with some sort of treat and either milk or cookies.  She always had time to sit down with me for a few minutes each day.  I truly treasured those moments.  She also made us fancy breakfasts on Saturday mornings.  One of the things she used to make were rosettes – I have such great memories of these.  I was out shopping the other day and saw this at the store – somehow it jumped right into my basket!

The batter.

The batter.

My first ones.

My first ones.

I had to give it a try one Saturday morning.  These are my very own first rosettes with my very own rosette iron!  They are not perfect like my grandmother’s were, but they were ok.

New rosettes.

New rosettes.

Here are the finished rosettes!  I am ridiculously proud of these misshaped pieces of cooked dough!

Extra batter.

Extra batter.

I had a little bit of batter left over after all the rosettes were done so I just cooked them up.

Ready to eat.

Ready to eat.

Then they were dusted with powdered sugar and promptly eaten!  All of us LOVED them.  I can’t wait to make them again – hopefully they will come out a little better :o)

YUM!

YUM!