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As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. - Col 2:6-7

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Friday, April 30, 2010

Making yogurt

All the people I know that have made this have told me how easy it is to make homemade yogurt.  Well, I should have know...easy to other people will end up complicated to me.  Rule of so many things in my life.  It falls in the same category as rice for me - I either burn rice or it's so mushy you need to scoop it out with an ice cream scoop.

So,  now that I'm on trial #2 of yogurt making, I'm hoping it will turn out this time.  I should know by the time the sun comes up tomorrow. 

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It's always amazing to me how the simplest things bring such pleasure in our household.  Glen went to the store for us last Wednesday and came home with those $.25 eggs for all the kids.  They were so thrilled, so excited!  and this is what I saw next....
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How hilarious is that!  they all had big ole mustasches and Becca had a beard!


Samuel, however, wasn't amused

But in the end, we all had a great laugh and lots of fun memories were made - all with $1.  What's more important, we took time to enjoy the unexpected and unplanned for...time to enjoy one another and be silly together is priceless!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Field trip to Etowah Indian Mounds

On our trip to Atlanta/Florida, we decided to get a jump-start on next school year by visiting the Etowah Indian mounds.  I remember going there when I was the girls age for a field trip.  It was the perfect spring day!

Mud house reconstruction like originals found on site

Picture of original Etowah Indian complex.


Mound 1 (largest)

Kids in front of mound 1 (Chief's Mound)

View from top of Mound 1.

View of Mound 2 from top of Mound 1.

View of Mound 3 and Etowah River from Mound 1.

View from top of Mound 1 stairs (long way down!)

Kids and Grandpa at the top of Mound 2 (I wasn't climbing up any more stairs!)

Samuel picking wildflowers (and trying to eat them).
Miniature reconstruction of what the village looked like between 10th and 13th century.