What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Little Bits

This picture was taken BEFORE I put our flannel sheets on the bed.  Flannel sheets make everything right with the world.

Matt has a bit of a project that he is working on.  He borrowed his Dad's trailer and got some gravel from down by the creek to tidy up the back of the barn.  

This is what it looked this past summer~ (under the junk on the ground lies the remnant of a concrete silo that Matt had to break apart and move.

As you can see, it is a far cry from what it once was! 

Matt has plans to build an 'addition' to this spot, an overhang where he can store equipment out of the weather.  You'll be seeing that soon enough, if I know my man the way I think I do.

Andrew set up a cow museum.  He is obsessed.

 Then Corynn set up a horse museum.  She is not as obsessed about horses as Andrew is about cows, but you wouldn't know it from this picture.

Speaking of obsessed....

Have you ever tried making a galette without parchment paper?   I had big plans for serving a rustic apple galette with a brown butter caramel sauce for some company and then it totally flopped 15 minutes before they arrived.  I quickly tossed the apples in a pan and made apple crisp instead. 

 Maybe a galette will be in my future- but I will have to be smart enough to do the crust right on the pan next time.  (duh.)

We have a no-feet-on-the-table policy in this house.  Corynn must not have got the memo.

One Saturday morning breakfast,  I served cinnamon apple oatmeal.  This led to a discussion on cereal grains and what constitutes them, which led to a whiteboard presentation of grasses and what constitutes them, which led to mono and dicotyledons and what exactly they are which led to the dissection of an apple and a seed 'helicopter'.

Matt's contribution to our home learning. 

On Thanksgiving, the girls asked to have curls in their hair.  Then they asked me to as well.  Here we are, all curlified.  


beth said...

for some reason your hoss being a southpaw makes him even more adorable (as if that were possible?!).

and just curious - are you, as well? (a lefty, that is; the fact of your adorableness is abundantly apparent in that last picture)

"curlified" = new favorite word.

happiest days to you and lovely yours ~

Julian said...

Love the museums! They must of put a lot of effort into them! Great job! Yall are cute when curlified!:)

Anne@BackyardTreasures said...

What a beautiful picture of you and your girls!

Rebecca said...

Just LOVE this photo!

debbie said...

just love all the pictures, corynn is getting to so grownup

Jill Foley said...

You and your girls are beautiful!

Stefanie said...

The girls, what a priceless pic!

Rebecca said...

Thank you all! I really loved having a picture with my girls! I can't think of any that I have with just the two of them together.

Beth- I think Judah is still trying to decide which one feels right because he flipflops fairly often. As for me I am a boring old righty. :-)

Bobbi Anderson said...

I love Matt's breakfast lecture! And your hais is growing out beautifully! And your girls are just growing too fast! I have been following your blog since just before Judah was born, it's amazing to watch all of you transform before my very eyes!

Leah said...

I love the curlified girl picture. You are all so beautiful. (Hey, Adele's hair is finally growing! :P)