Sunday, May 22, 2016

Homemade Whole Milk Yogurt

This was made from 1 gallon of whole milk. 
Cost: $3.50/18 = 20 cents
At that price, my kids should be able to eat one yogurt per day, and it is so EASY to make using my new Instant Pot!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Rhododendron in Bloom

Home Is Where Your House Is

What a treat!
 A House Wren has hopefully taken up residence in one or many of our new bird houses (she seems a bit confused). 

The boys attempted to save one of this little bird's nest mates, but alas, it was not meant to be.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Nineteen, What???

Opening a few cards and gifts!

I almost forgot he had asked for this and ordered it months ago.


My sweet helper.

May your every wish come true!
Hard to believe this is your last year as a teenager, your first year off to college, your first long trip away from us, your first job (hopefully)... we love seeing you spread your wings and fly. We are so PROUD of you, of the man you are becoming! We are proud to be your parents!!!
May your live you life with joy and passion, serving and glorifying God in all that you do!

Junior/Senior Prom: A Few More

Good lookin' couples!


My boys with the girls.

 (photo taken by K)

Junior/Senior Prom: D & A

Serious business.

Love the classic black and white!

You would never know they both finally made up their minds about attending prom and shopped on Wednesday evening. Crazy kids!


Junior/Senior Prom: S & K


Attempting to pin the boutonniere.

Almost got it!

Aren't they cute? 
I love the coordination of the gold on both of them.

I was going for a more candid photo... didn't quite work out!

It sure made for some funny pics.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Extended Family

A graduation + family = great food, fellowship, and fun!

Checking out a chipmunk. 
These boys are all 2nd cousins.

Four-wheeling in the MUD.

Trust me. It was way worse than it looks but so worth it.

♥ Cousins ♥

(the graduate is front and center)

The cousins and spouses

The cousins (this is only a few of the many).

I could kick myself for not getting a photo with this special Aunt of mine.

My sweet, beautiful cousin (PS The hair is perfect! ;)

Four-wheeling, skeet shooting, swimming, basketball... so many things for the everyone to do! THANK YOU to the wonderful hosts!!!

Aidan's Flowers

His carnations, given to him after his spectacular performance in "Back to the 80's", continue to thrive.

Friday, May 06, 2016

More Boys

Aidan and his friend were making slow-mo videos. Cool (trust me that ball is round)!

Next, they played Slave Owner... don't ask me???

I think these two are the bossy owners.

At least, they made their "slaves" dance ☺