Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
This was when I was at the hight of my classical guitar profession...
Remember all the guitar straps you sowed, Mama? Stevenson now has a website where he sells them: www.riverpointdesign.com/davidsguitar/Home.html
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
The kids have been finding many cicada(or locust, as we call'm down South) shells, but no actual cicada bug...just it's shell.
However, today Kaleb found this one while the bug was busy discarding his shell! We all gathered around and watched...it was pretty neat! If you click on the above picture, you can see his bulging eye ball.
Apparently this particular cicada is called a Magicicada and only arrives every 13 or 17 years. Some people(weird people) are known to eat these...as barbecued, broiled, baked, sauteed...yum!
Below is Kaleb's little pet completely removed from his shell and climbing up his shirt. :)
Monday, August 17, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
On the evening of August 10th, we met Papa, Grandma, and Aunt Kris and her daughter Kamryn at a park to celebrate Travis' birthday. We enjoyed pizza, perfect weather, and visiting together.
Aunt Kris took the family picture of us...and peek-a-boo, there's Travis blowing out his birthday candles! :)
Below are all the birthday gifts Travis received!
Earlier in the day on Travis' birthday, we were invited to go along w/Grandma, Aunt Kim and her three children, Aunt Kris, and Kamryn to the Children's Museum in Coralville. And thank you SO much, Grandma, for paying our way in! I definitely want to revisit this place! Below are just three rooms of many in the museum...a large Lego room, a downsized grocery store and roadside market. There were many other fun rooms that I didn't get pictures of...
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
The above collage is Kaleb and Leah, the preacher's daughter, in the Cowboy Pick-up event...I numbered the pics in chronological order. Hang on, Kaleb! :)
Here we are watching the thrilling bull riding event! Allyson w/her Crusader's Club singing a special in the Sunday evening service.
I posted on the left side of the blog under "noteworthy websites" a link to the website of our church.
I'll be posting photos soon of Travis' birthday.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Along w/corn and soybeans, Iowa also grows worms! I've never seen before in my life such BIG monster worms. Travis showed me this whopper he found. Then we walked down to the chicken pen, and he tossed it to the chickens, who acted as if the worm was a delicious treat and actually fought over it! This winning chicken ended up w/the prize and swallowed it whole...sorry if it's near mealtime for anyone reading this. :)
Monday, August 3, 2009
Sour Cream Pork ChopsINGREDIENTS
- 6 pork chops
- salt and pepper to taste
- garlic powder to taste
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 large onion, sliced 1/4 inch thick
- 2 cubes chicken bouillon
- 2 cups boiling water
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
Season pork chops w/salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and then dredge in flour. In skillet over medium heat, lightly brown chops in oil.
Place chops in slow cooker, and top w/onion slices. Dissolve bouillon cubes in boiling water and pour over chops. Cover, and cook on low 7 to 8 hours.
Preheat oven 200 degrees.
After chops have cooked, transfer chops to oven to keep warm. Be careful, the chops are so tender they will fall apart. In a small bowl, blend 2 tbs flour w/sour cream; mix into meat juices. Turn slow cooker to high 15 to 30 minutes, or until sauce is slightly thickened. Serve sauce over pork chops.