He is LIGHT and LIFE and TRUTH! Look to Him for the ALL the answers. He will guide us, if we'll let Him.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sourdough Bread--2nd Attempt

This time it turned out much better! I'm not sure about this bread, though. This one is pretty sour. I don't care for sour bread and it makes David's stomach hurt. I thought this was supposed to be a mild sourdough. I may give it one more try before I give up.

Homemade Granola

I made this for the first time for breakfast this morning. It's yummy!

Peanut Butter Granola

We put some in a bowl and added milk to it. Yummy! It's also good just by itself.

Knitted Hat for Judah

This morning I finished this hat for Judah. It turned out better than I expected!

Can't wait to see him in it!

A Precious Homemade Gift for Judah

Erin Rhodes (16 yrs. old) made this precious cardigan for Judah.....

Isn't it beautiful and she did such a wonderful job on it!

Sourdough Bread

This was my first attempt at sourdough bread. Starter and instructions were given to me by Joann Jolin. She is taking a culinary arts class at their homeschool co-op and is learning to do this. What I found out after baking this bread is that I was missing a step in my instructions and that could be part of the reason why the bread did not rise. The other reason is that my house has been staying at about 60-64 degrees. It kinda came out flat as a pancake and hard as a rock. Had a good flavor, though.

I am about to bake my second loaf today. With the added step to my instructions, it did rise. YAY! I will post pics of my second loaf if I can remember before everyone tears into it! :0)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Surface Tension Experiment--Swirled Milk

One drop of each color of food coloring and dish soap.

We added another drop of each color and a little more dish soap.

Science Experiments for Science Club--Getting a Reaction


Hannah is pouring the Borax solution into the water, glue, food coloring solution

Instant Slime!

Looks kinda gross, huh? But it feels really cool!

Here it is stored away in a baggie


It feels really cool. It's slimy and then it's hard. When you squeeze it the slime turns to a solid, but as soon as you let go it's a liquid again.

Diet Cola

Orange Cola

Twist Up

The diet coke was by far the most volatile of the 3. It rocketed out of the bottle to about 31" with only one mento.

The Orange only rocketed about 3" with 2 mentos.

The Twist Up only rocketed about 1 1/2" with 3 mentos.

What fun! We will have to try this again when Daddy and Dakota are home to see it!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hannah's Checkup

We went to see Ann in Franklin for the Diabetes checkup. We finally got Hannah's A1C (blood sugar average over a 3 month period) down below 8. She was 7.6%!!!!! YAY!! She's been in the 8.5-8.9 range for over a year now. We are rejoicing and praying that we can keep it in this area or even lower now!! The 7.6% means that her blood sugar average is 171. That's still high and we'd like to get it even lower, although 7.5 is what is recommended for her age.

Build-A-Bear's for Christmas

Hannah and Caleb got $$ from Mima and Papaw for Christmas and birthday. When we went to see Ann at Vanderbilt in Franklin for Hannah's checkup, we went to Build-A-Bear afterwards. We had to wait until February this year! It was a long wait for Hannah and Caleb.

Caleb had birthday and Christmas $$, so he was able to get two animals. He chose a black bear and a light brown bear cub.

Teddy & Cuddles

Hannah had already spent her birthday $$. So, she had Christmas $$ only. She was able to get this sweet bunny

She named her Biscuit after her beloved bunny that went to animal heaven in May.

Thank you, Mima & Papaw!!!

Ultrasound Pics of Judah from January

I had a Level III Ultrasound in January. That's when we found out that we are having a boy! The Level III is a precautionary ultrasound to check for any birth defects and abnormalities. I had to have it because I am 42 years old and they consider that "elderly." Everything was perfect--thank you, Lord!! Here are a few pics:

Judah's Crib Blanket (Afghan)

My sweet friend, Deanna Jolin of Jolin Country made this precious crib blanket for Judah.

Isn't it beautiful?!! I am so excited now to get his bassinet set up in our room and start getting things ready for his arrival. Only 105 days now. About 3 1/2 months! It will go so fast.