Friday, September 25, 2009

Some Big Shoes to Fill

Yes Chili, these are some big shoes to fill. Here you are playing around in his shoes, and it just makes me think of that saying. Your Uncle J is a pretty cool person, and I would be proud to see you grow up to be like him. But not just him, you are blessed with two mighty fine uncles setting great examples for you! Here's to my two great brothers!

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Do you think I have enough squash? Why do you think I needed a bigger bed? Just how far in will she go?

Doesn't she look adorable?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

1 c butter, softened
2 c sugar
2 eggs, beaten
4 c whole wheat flour
2 t baking soda
1 t salt
2 c grated zucchini
2 c chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven 325
2. Cream butter and sugar
3. Add egg, flour, baking soda, and salt
4. Stir in zucchini and chocolate chips
5. Drop onto baking stone, or greased cookie sheet
6. Cook for about 15 minutes

We love them fresh from the oven or straight out of the freezer!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Becoming the Person I Want to Be

I have been thinking about this topic for awhile now. Am I going in the direction I want to go? I heard a guy say once, that you are going to become the person you are becoming other words, if you want to do something, take steps to make it happen. So the next question for myself, am I in the process of becoming the person that I want to be?


*To develop my creativity through craft projects. Being able to create for my family and friends with love.
My last project was some living room curtains that I worked on together with my sister-in-law, and my next project will be a present for a baby.

*To learn more about gardening, and expand my garden to include fruits. To be able to store the produce in various ways.
Finishing my first season of gardening, and have plenty of zucchini and tomatoes in the freezer. I also have tons of squash that will last for awhile.

*To reduce waste by consuming less, purchasing products with less waste, and starting a compost pile.
Trying to buy used instead of new, repurpose things to make others(my apron project, and bought some used fabrics to reuse). Pondering a worm bin.

*To expand my cooking abilities and have nourishing food ready for my family when they are hungry.
Tried making zucchini cookies for the first time last week. This week, not sure yet.

*To parent with compassion and patience. To try to see things from my child's point of view, to guide and educate her with love.
I'm trying, but I still feel like there are times where I could have handled a situation better. I need to remember to stop, breathe, and practice patience.

*To encourage and support my spouse. To try to see things from his point of view, to be patient and communicate effectively.
Need to work on the being patient and communicating better.

*To maintain my household organized: bills, papers, clean-up, etc.
Right now this place is still a mess post move. Although I do feel that it has gotten better, there is still so much more to do.

So maybe I am on my way to becoming the person I want to's good to sit down and look at what I have done, and what I still need to do. What about you? Are you on your way to becoming who you want to be?