Friday, July 14, 2017

Still trying to catch up on posting...

My friends are working on some cross-stitch stuff right now and I really liked the poem on this one because it speaks truth.  I would never do that much work though because I don't like the overall look of the picture.  Maybe I could use the poem and make my own cross-stitch pattern from other samples.  Or just write it or paint it to put on the wall....
Anyway, I have a fun time hanging out with everyone at the pool each day and talking with all the moms.  We're trying to figure out what sports to do in the fall and throughout the year since our charter school doesn't have any sports and getting to the other schools is difficult.  We don't all decide on the same things, but I love talking it out with everyone because it helps.  It's so hard to be a mom!  Trying to find time right now for 4-5 music lessons a week, plus sports so they can have some physical activity and social fun.  But nothing up here is close by...   I've been working on this for months to get our schedule figured out for the coming school year.  It's going to take about another month to iron out everything...

Mushroom Stroganoff with a vegan cream sauce

Sam had to get a baby tooth extracted because it wouldn't leave and was messing up his teeth.  He was very nervous!  But after the shots, it was easy peasy.

We've really been enjoying this recipe for cold no bake cookies on these hot days! The kids make them!
Melt together: 1/2 cup almond butter and 1/2 cup coconut oil. Remove from heat and stir in: 1/2 cup honey, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, 3 Tbsp cocoa powder, 2 tsp. vanilla and a pinch of salt. Then stir in until coated: 2 1/2 cups of oats (or substitute some of that with coconut). These are the old fashioned rolled oats not quick oats. Then just refrigerate one hour and they're ready to eat! Keep in the fridge.

Getting free food at Chick-fil-A!

 Swim lessons.  Evan scored a goal in the last water polo game! 

 Charles fights me everyday saying, "Scared!", but then gets in and has a great time.  He's so funny.

Native American dancing at the Naturalization ceremony.  Several people from many countries becoming citizens and our scout troop did the flag ceremony at the opening and close of it on the 4th of July.  It was held inside the ruins of the church at Quarai an hour from our home.

Before the naturalization ceremony we went to the small parade the town next to us puts on.  Mostly for the candy.  Leia is obsessed with candy and threw a lot of fits.  I was impressed with the need to make this parade better with music and such.  But it's not really my town...

Great vegan salad from Sprouts!

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