Thursday, May 28, 2009
I would defiantly recommend it to others. They not only show Noah's Ark but Danial, Ruth, Creation and at Christmas time Jesus' birth as well.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
After we took a ride on the boat we traveled the rest of the way to Branson. We are staying in a time share Grandpa and Grandma Schnarr let us use. The place is beautiful. It turned out that we got 3 apartments with adjoining door. Each apartment has 2 bathrooms, a bedroom with a jacuzzi, a kitchen and a living room. Another feature we like was each apartment had a washer and dryer set, very handy!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Today after traveling for several hrs. we stopped at a mall to shop and get some lunch. The mall was very big. It was much larger than our mall at home. In one section they had a trampoline bungee jumping aria. Basically you a get strapped to bungee cords and jump on a trampoline. You go much higher than you would without the cords. It everyone enjoyed it. I even took a turn, if you can believe it.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
21 pairs of pants
18 pairs of shoes
50 pairs of socks
7 full sized pillows
1 large cooler
Not to mention everyone bring throw blankets and things to entertain themselves. Plus all of us!
Thankfully we have pretty big vehicle to transport everything!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Amber is an energetic eleven year old who loves the out doors. She doesn't mind getting dirty, for instance, this spring she and Trey have planted their own garden in our back yard. She is very faithful to taking care of it. She also has a girly side. She enjoys dressing up for church and having her hair done for recitals and such.
Amber enjoys music and plays the banjo and piano. She has been asked several times to play in church along with her other siblings.
Amber's heart is very soft to the things of God and we have seen immense spiritual growth over the past year.
She is very good at remembering to thank people for things. Probably the most common way for her to do that is by writing a note expressing her love and thankfulness. Her notes are always very thought out and detailed, from the words she uses, to the way she decorates the letter.
• 4 lbs beef brisket
• 1/3 bottle liquid smoke
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 cup ketchup
• 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
• 1 teaspoon chili powder
• 1 cup water
• 1 teaspoon celery seed
• 1 cup brown sugar
1.Best if this is done the day before serving: Rub brisket with liquid smoke and salt.
2.Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
3.Bake covered for 3 hours.
Do not rush, as this will insure the meat tender.
Cool and refrigerate several hours until firm (or overnight).
This makes it easy to slice. (I usually do up to this step the day before).
7.Slice meat very thinly and cover with sauce.
For sauce: Combine all ingredients in saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes.
Place meat in baking dish and cover with sauce.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Bake until heated through about 30 minutes.
Monday, May 11, 2009
We have such a wonderful mother! She is always so loving and patient with us. We are very thankful for her.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Recently our dog Sydney got her spring hair cut. My mom decided that she was so tangled that she needed ALL her fur to be taken off. We didn't want to spend the money on a trip to the groomers, when we can shave it all off for our selves. Right?... maybe we should have gone to the groomers. Sydney didn't exactly hold still for us so that made it very challenging. We could only do a little at a time so for a few days she walked around with three shaved legs and half of her skirt. Pretty funny! :-D Finally we got all of her cut and surprisingly she looks kind of cute! She doesn't look very much like a Schnauzer any more though!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
We are also singing and playing at a local nursing home this week. We have never done that before and are hoping that it will be a blessing to the ones we are playing for.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Today is Mommy's birthday! Yesterday we celebrated it with Babum and Nanny. We had a great meal from a Chinese restaurant. Then we eat cake and ice cream and opened presents.
I can honesty say that I have a great relationship with my mom and that she is my very best friend. She is always such an encouragement to to all of us and we love her very much!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Last night I was able to spend a nice time with my grandparents. Our church's Christian school was putting the musical "The Sound of Music", and they took me to go see it. "The sound of music" is one of my favorite musicals so I really enjoyed it. The cast did a great job and it was fun to see people you know doing all the parts. I also enjoyed spending time with my grandparents we always have a good time when we are together!