Saturday, October 31, 2009
"CROCK POT APPLE BUTTER
10 c. cooked (don't add water), blended Jonathan apples (approx. 1/4 bushel)
5 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
Mix all of the above and cook in crock pot on low for 10-12 hours. (Cook overnight and wake up to a wonderful smell!) Then uncover and cook an additional 2-4 hours on high until apple butter is thick. Pour into hot canning jars leaving 1/4 inch head space and seal or pour into jar and simply refrigerate. Yields about 4 1/2 pints"
Im trying this.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
This and that and more of this and that.
And then sickness hits all, but me. Knock on the wood for me.
I did how ever drop from total exhaustion. Now we are all doing better!
Once again knock on wood! It is snowing today!
My step mom made this one for KarLee, it has a cute charm, pair of sunglasses on it. Blackfoot just got a bead shop across the street from Les Schwab's. Stop bu there last Saturday, way cute charms for the watches. Have a watch making class on Saturdays for $5.
We enjoy making them,
if anyone would like to do this with us we would love too!
Then one day(of the many days)we went to Home Depot, we found these stones.
And guess what? They match the one one on my porch.
These are sun faded, but the same.
So I was glad to find them and do something for a walk way.
Something to keep the dirt out, down.
We also picked up these stones for my flower beds. Love the way it looks!! Also love my new porch face lift-look!!!
We redid them after we destroyed when we dug up the yard, during the water issue-problem-new drain field ALL around our house. (do I still sound bitter?? sorry.)
I did take some very pretty pictures of some fall leaves.
When we went to Island Park.
I have been making dinners, too! Trying lots of different things. I, we get tried of the some old thing. I love all the different recipes you can find!!
I loved this, and had fun with the kids making this dish.
You can find something that we make on this blog: http://busyfriendsrecipeswap.blogspot.com/.
And I post ideas I get from other here too, so you might see you own. (Robyn)
And the last nice wonderful warm day we did this.........
We spent a day picking apples. Alot of apples. 3 trees. 2 of the trees were exploding with apples!!! We have 7 trees. Thank goodness only 3 had apples.
But before we picked all those apples we did this
WE have plums.The kids and I laughed so much as we picked these!
We moved the trampoline over to the trees and picked and jumped and picked, and ate!!
The plum tress are very much like rose bushes. The have very sharp spikes all over the branches?! I think they are santa rosa plums, delicious tart flavor.
Both of those days were fun with my family!!
And we (I should say Ryan and Robbie) finished this!!!! I was so very happy!!!!!! It looks awesome! Everything matches and looks so good!!!!
The shop and the house and this pump house!! Awesome!!!
Now Ryan has been working on this:
Painting and sheeting the ceiling of the shop. Thanks to his dad and Rusty for helping him. Half way done!! Lookin good!!
And Colby has been stacking.... and stacking, and Him and Ryan have been chopping away! Remember the tree we had to cut down?? Well here is the tree, this years fire wood!!!
And we bought this!! For our master bathroom! I have to tell ya, this is the first thing I have bought for my house, since.. since... Along time.
I love this, and so did Ryan. He hung it up for me and its wonderful!! Looks so good!
Ok I am done now. I have lots of other fun things we have been making and doing!! Will take more pictures later!! Have a good day!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Colby got him the late part of June.
And he named him Riggin!
He has a really cute face.
Well if you going to have a dog,
you'll need to build a doggie house!
Ryan and Colby went to work!
I got on the Internet and printed out some building plans.
This still scares me.
But Ryan cut all the wood and his fingers are still attached!
One very special dog with a very special "loving" boy!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Back to my sister, Amber!!
So very pretty!!!
Us at Christmas this last year
This was last year we took Colby hunting and we all went along
This was winter of 2007? We were cutting xmas trees!!
My wedding! My sister was a huge help!
Amber and our dad and Linda & uncle, this last year.
All of us girls with our dad at Christmas 2008!
Amber winter 2008
Amber with our dad
So very sweet
Aunt amber and KarLee
Aunt Amber and Sadie
Aunt Amber and Sydney!
Amber and Shanell and her cutest baby!!
Amber and cousin's!