Upon our return home from out monthlong vacation, we found a huge wooden set of bunk beds sitting outside, waiting for either the burn pile, or rain to demolish them. Thankfully, there had not been rain here in most of the time we were gone, so the bunk beds were safe. Ruth had been needing a new bed for a LONG time, and we wanted to move Anna back into the girls room...so we snatched them up.
We took the girls to WalMart, and bought them their very own set of sheets...they both wanted the same color - which makes life easier for me. Here is the finished product:
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
The second half of June we spent in Pennsylvania, at the Agape Farm setting up and participating in the Creation Festival. We learned a whole lot about ourselves and our girls those two weeks.
- Our girls camp VERY well. Two weeks in a tent was almost enjoyable...except that...
- Being sick (puking and diarrhea) whilst camping is no fun, especially due to the lack of toilet.
Below are pictures from the Casting Crowns concert. Yes, I am wearing one of Josh's heavy flannels, and I was STILL cold by the time we got back to the room! It got COLD at night...which was an absolute Godsend with a feverish, uncomfortable Anna.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Okay, since we did this several months ago, I forgot the recipe. You will just have to use your imaginations!
Josh is kneading the dough.
Josh is rolling out the dough so it can be rolled into small balls.
Josh is showing the girls how to roll the dough into a ball.
After making 8 dough balls, we let the rest and raise.
Rolling the dough balls into "snakes."
To make the bagel a circle, Josh wrapped it around his hand.
This is the finished circle.
They get boiled for a couple minutes, then flipped.
These have just been flipped, I believe.
These bagels are ready to be baked. I don't believe you bake them for more than 10 minutes total, flipping them after five minutes.
The finished product!
We used spelt flour. I found that they taste better hot with cream cheese rather than reheated the next day.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
My beautiful Ruth having an "adult" conversation with one of our friends.
Ruth and Shalom with their new favorite person, Lori Miller. You will see why she is their new favorite down below.