Friday, August 28, 2009

Not much time to post here - we're headed out to Grandpa's farm this afternoon and still have much packing to do!

We'll be spending some time with family and seeing a cousin get married tomorrow!
In between packing we're hitting our neighbor's garage sale..thinking about purchasing a big rug...hmmm.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Homemade Camp Pancake Mix

When we go camping I like to make up a big batch of this pancake mix and take it along. It's great because it uses dry milk so all you need to add at the campsite is water! I can't recall where I found this recipe but thank you to whomever shared it!

8 cups flour
1.5 cups dry milk
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. salt

2 tbsp baking powder

Mix and store. Mix 1 cup of dry mix with about
1/2 cup water & cook. (serves about 8)

Monday, August 17, 2009

A MiniVan Family

Welp...we did it! Yep...I am now a mini van driving mama. Whoah!
I think it bothered my husband more than me. Though we frowned at having to spend money on a new (to us!) vehicle, we are looking at it as an investment in our family! And that, I think is a worthy cause.

This past weekend we used it to go camping for the first time and it was so great to easily pack all the kids things and have plenty of room for extra things as well instead of just the necessities. So here's to our new mini van and praying it will last us a long time and be a blessing for our family!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Our Favorite Things

In my humble opinion, a requirement for a good children's book means that both kids and parents enjoy the book! There is so much fluff out there that I'd rather spend my time and my little one's time on the really good books and ignore the fluff!

One of the great ones we've been enjoying lately is If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.
If you haven't enjoyed this one yet, it is definitely worth checking out from your library! We have a well loved copy at home!