Thursday, December 11, 2014

October Fun!

Two of the most "fall" things I can think of are leaves and pumpkins. As you can see, we've been making up for lost time in both departments! One of our homeschooling activities for recess has been raking leaves every few days for several weeks. Gets those "wiggles" out!

We granted Grandpa's wish to carve pumpkins with the kids.  Our one request was that the design be fun and not he found mickey mouse!  The kids had fun and we ate lots of yummy pumpkin seeds afterwards! 

Working hard on scooping out the pumpkin "guts!"...but save those seeds--they're yummy!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Our first year in Senegal (video)

Daniel put together a short video (5 minutes) with highlights from our first year in Senegal and how to be involved.  Here is the video:

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fall fun: apple days and cider pressing

Some pictures of our recent adventures the great Wenatchee area with friends and just enjoying frugal fun around town.

The kids got to ride a horse for the cost of a donation!  They loved it!

Wenatchee youth circus.  I almost donated my children to the cause but then  thought better....

Cider pressing at the Smith' fun!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Menu Plan (Trim Healthy Mama Meals)

Working on a menu for the next couple weeks for Trim Healthy Mama with lots of their "Fuel Pulls" incorporated since my weight loss has stalled after a good start on the plan.  

Make for Dessert:
37 cal brownies

Hot Custard

Chocolate Chia Peanut Butter Pudding

Muffin in a bowl


Veggie Egg White Cups

Cake Batter Frappa

Strawberry Vanilla Breakfast Bowl

Cookie Bowl Oatmeal


Sandwich on oat fiber bread
Quick Tuna Medley


Meatloaf, mashed cauliflower, salad
Baked Chicken, Quinoa, Broccoli
Stir Fry (over rice for the family)
Taco Salad
Cheeseburger Pie
Marinated Fish, vegetables
BLT Soup

Our first "run" (we walked a 5K)!

Today I conquered an item on my "bucket list" for during our furlough...Dad and I complete our first 5K. It was fun to "train" for it (we walked almost every night this past month or so) and just to complete it. The weather was perfect and hey...we did something active and fun together:) We are planning to do another one, a longer one around Thanksgiving. Both of us are needing to lose a few pounds (yes, our doctors told us!) so this is good motivation. Here are some fun pictures of our time this morning:

Monday, September 1, 2014

Visiting with the Trimm family

We had the pleasure of spending several days with the Trimm family. The kids had so much fun (the adults too!) that I needed a whole blog post of the pictures of their fun together. And indeed, they had lots of fun.

Thank you again for your hospitality and friendship Trimm family! We miss you!