October 30, 2018


Paul has been on a mostly gluten-free diet for 6 months now.  Pamela's baking & pancake mix has become one of our favorites.  We made yam biscuits with it.  Usually we make pancakes.  Making waffles with the mix is also really easy & they turn out scrumptious.
Soccer season is over for Olivia.  I think last fall was better, because they had a separate varsity & junior varsity.  This year, they had one team, basically and she didn't get to play as much.  She still enjoyed it.
 We love pomegranates!
Leaves are changing colors around here & they're so pretty.  Band is done for Hannah & Olivia now, too.  It was a busy fall for them, but we enjoyed hearing them get better & better. 

October 15, 2018

Apple pie

We got granny smith apples!  They're great eaten as is...and also delicious baked.  Last night we had pie.
I like to bake 2 things at the same time, and so halved a spaghetti squash.
We had the 1st fire in our woodstove.  Paul had a giant marshmallow.
Band photos from a them!  They qualified for state last week!!

October 8, 2018

Mary and Chris

Yesterday we went to a beautiful wedding. We have known Mary, the bride for 25 years.  She's 10 years younger than me, but was like a little sister in many ways.  Her husband, Chris, I met at least 5 years ago.  He's very nice and recommended Anthem by Ayn Rand back then, which I think is a really good novella.
In the meantime, these cousins got to spend the afternoon together.
Our friend, Sarah, and her mom (below), who we also have known for 25 years...and my sister's husband...and my mom.
It was such pretty spot!  This was the view of the Ohio River.  Many years to the newlyweds, Mary & Chris!