Everything you never wanted to know about our family and various other subjects.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Matthew's Birthday

(His birthday's on the 14th...pictures must have been lost in my camera, I think.)
We celebrated with the Grandma's, Grandpa's and some cheesecake.
(Matthew always requests Choc chip cookie dough cheesecake but that quickie
dessert next to it was the preferred treat this year.)

Then on his actual birthday we had a meal of his choice.

What can I say?  The kid's got expensive tastes!

Happy 14th Big Guy!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Little of this and a little of that...

View from my very clean windows.

Yep...Spring and Fall.  Twice a year is all the cleaning they get around here.

Francis listening to the big guys talk.
(Love the hands in the pockets.)

Dan bought a work van ...

so after some quick cleaning, we can haul people in here again!
From a couple of weeks ago...

after most of  the other trees have dropped their leaves,
these two put on a beautiful show.
I like to think this is how "school" looks around here...

this is the reality, though.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Perks of Technology in our Little Corner of the World

Text from 16yo Algebra student to her math major brother:

What's the difference between a false equation and an identity?

And wonder of wonders...she understood his response.  (I didn't but that's not really important now. Is it?)

Friday, October 24, 2014

September's Song/Picture Purge

Marianna still insists on wearing shorts...

and the cat found a new location for scouting out the
local bird population.

September found me laid up for a few weeks.
Therese always finds a way to my heart!
Good old-fashioned brotherly/sisterly love.

Guess I could have used one of those pill organizers!
Thank you for all of the prayers. 
Started round two of antibiotics yesterday...

Out with the old and in with the new...
15 years and 13 people in the house had taken
its toll on the water heater.

Homemade ladder...kind of sketchy?

Kids playing little house in the woods
(the homemade ladder was originally part of this collection).
September means lots of apple eating around here.

Psychedelic curler photo?!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dolly Photo Shoot

Therese discovered that Marianna and Francis will stay busy for a whole morning if we find a few dollies and take out the camera.  Here are her photo results...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Let's have our cake and eat it, too!

So many people have been ultra-kind to our family while I was in recovery mode.
This gluten-free vanilla cake arrived with a meal last week.
After eyeing it up, Andrew asked if he could have a piece of the "glutton-free" cake. 
Sure!  Why not?
Hey, if it's glutton-free...why not just eat the whole thing?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014