Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
The clothes line now has a clothes pin holder, Hooray! I know it's not as cute as my Grandma's clothes pin holder but was hers water proof, I don't think so.
Anyway I thought I would give you a quick update from the Jones household over the past week-ish.
Hornets killed in the house: 6
Spiders killed in the house: 2
Tear shed over said wee beasties: 0
Picnic tables put together: 1
Swing sets assembled: 1/2
Times Jane went potty in the toilet: 1
Times Jane went potty on the bathroom floor or similar: 3
Times Jane insisted on wearing "big girl underwear" but held it until her diaper was back on: a bajillion
So good times!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I will read books that I think would be great for book club but often times I have to nix them because they are a bit too violent or have too much sex in them (Mom, please don't be too scandalized).
Anyway, I am throwing myself at your feet, please in the name of all that is holy throw me a bone and give me some recommendations for Book Club. Just to give you an idea here are a few of the books we have read in the last year or so.
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows By JKR
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
The Secret life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
A Long way from Chicago by Richard Peck
Here are a the few recommendations I have thus far, please help me add to them.
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
The Friday night Knitters club by Kate Jacobs
The Storyteller's Daughter by Cameron Dokey
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Okay we didn't really set the kids free this time, but when I saw these pictures (Kgordee took them) it looked like we were returning our children from whence they came. We actually just went up the canyon with the kids. Good times.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
towards the shaping on the crown and had to finish it at home. The
yarn is leftover from a sweater I made for Jane. It was my first
completed/fully funtioning sweater and I am pretty freakin' proud of
it. I just have to add a zipper, maybe some flowers and I will post a
picture. Anyway I love my new hat even though this picture makes me look crazy. It's really hard to take a good picture of yourself wearing something, so back off.
Monday, April 14, 2008
This was one of my favorite meals while in Germany. Kgord and I shared this yummy salad, steak with caramelized onion and herbed butter. Everything was very good and seasoned perfectly, but the soup was amazing. I'm not really a soup person but this potato soup was unforgettable.
It wasn't thick like chowder; it was more of a cream of potato soup with chopped bacon and thyme as a garnish. This meal was especially cozy because it rained almost the whole time we were in Munster. It really was hard to be too bothered by the rain because there was so much to see. Thank you Mom and Dad Jones, it was a great place to visit.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Jane and Josh as they open their big hollow chocolate bugs that we found for them at Rewe, a grocery store down the street from Grandma's and Pop Pop's apartment in Dortmund.
In the second picture Jane is offering me milk "Here's your milk," she says. Two seconds later the imaginary milk spills all over the table (I guess) and she says "Oh the freakin' milk!”. Oh my freakin' ears, where did my child pick this up? I'm pretty sure that one was me. Oops.
This is a shot of a street in downtown Dortmund. Every where we went we ran into these pedestrian only promenades.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
and we will be hugging them again. We have really enjoyed our trip to Germany and
we can't wait to share all of our pictures and fun times with you.
Thanks to all of you that made this possible, we are so blessed to
have such amazing friends and family.