Hope it makes it to the 25th!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
We all decided on a 30 degree requirement for parades to come.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington Dulles International Airport is the companion facility to the Museum on the National Mall. The building opened in December, 2003, and provides enough space for the Smithsonian to display the thousands of aviation and space artifacts that cannot be exhibited on the National Mall. The two sites together showcase the largest collection of aviation and space artifacts in the world.
this place is pretty amazing... everything is so big.
the Space Shuttle Enterprise
Thursday, November 13, 2008
For her poetry memorization this week, Hannah created a watercolor visual to hold when she presents her poem (to Dad). She worked on this painting all week and is so pleased with it! Here she is practicing... irritated at my camera. : )
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Last night's conversation topic:
If you could easily change careers, what would you do? What draws you to that career? And if you could change major/degree in undergrad/grad school, to what would you change it?
Me? I would love to get my master's degree in Museum Science and work for the Smithsonian. Or be a wedding photographer. Or an architect (which was my sure and certain plan when I was 12). Of course, I don't want to really change careers. : )
What would you do? Fun to think about...
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
As they bring the leaves to me, I stick them in a phone book (or some other newsprint catalog) for about 3 days so they dry out and keep from curling. Then we tie them to a piece of ribbon and thumb-tack it to the doorways.
These photos are not great, but...
Another thing... I bought a few of those .99 cent grapevine wreaths at AC Moore, pulled some ribbon through it, thumb-tacked it to the top of the door, and filled it with leaves and other outdoor treasures.
We all get to enjoy the leaves,
even after the rake is put away for the winter.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I'm off to (really) vote...
Monday, November 3, 2008
3 1/2 C oatmeal
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 C oil
1/4 C agave nectar
1/4 C maple syrup
1 1/8 C milk
cinnamon and/or chocolate chips**
Grease 8x11 pan. Combine dry ingredients. Add remaining ingredients. Pour into pan. Top with cinnamon/chocolate chips**. Bake at 375, 25-30 minutes.
** Will and Peter like it with chocolate chips, Hannah with cinnamon. So I sprinkle a few chocolate chips on half and top the other half with cinnamon.
We certainly don't finish this in one day. It's enough for almost two breakfasts at our house. This really sticks with you until lunch - oil and eggs will do that!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
We were blessed with a beautiful and warm day!