26 November 2014

Roasted Beets and Apples

5 medium beets boiled and diced
4 Golden Delicious apples, diced
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon salt

Place all ingredients in a greased 9x13 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

We had this for an after dinner treat. It is quite tasty.

Bountiful Blessings

Over the summer our mail carrier introduced herself and we chatted a few times. By God's providence she is a very kind lady. After Nathaniel was born she asked what she could do for us. Since we have so many allergies I mentioned the best items are fruit and vegetables for my kiddos. Later that week we were blessed with boxes of fresh produce. Sweet potatoes, squash, peppers, apples, kale, tomatoes, pumpkins and more by the box. It was nice to have quick and easy meals from fresh produce.
Last night our door bell rang and our mail carrier came again with boxes of squash and sweet potatoes, bags of apples and oranges, beets, cucumbers, and a garbage bag full of kale and another of collards. We are thankful for our mail carrier's kindness and generosity! She has been a true blessing, even contacting someone to stop by and take care of a project while Matt was gone.
Today for lunch kiddos had baked acorn squash with kale, collards and apple slices. It was an ideal meal for this dreary day.

19 November 2014

An Elf Hat

Matthew Curtiss crocheted an elf hat for Nathaniel. Matthew has worked hard to get this cute hat just right for his brother.


Six Weeks

14 November 2014


Keeping warm with cheery mismatched socks from my husband and a lovely ear warmer made by Ellie.

Playing many rounds of Regatta with my mom, Matt and Ellie.

Enjoying baby sweetness.

Cousin snuggles.

11 November 2014


"O, let the sacred obligations of this generation sink deep into our hearts. A great trust has descended to new hands. Let us apply ourselves to the great task now present: the task of preserving what our forbearers gained at such great cost. We can win no laurels in a war for independence. Earlier and worthier hands have gathered them all. Nor are there places for us by the side of Solon, Alfred, and other founders of states. Our fathers have filled them. But there remains to us the great duty of defense and preservation. Our proper business is the advancement of liberty. And so, by the blessing of God, may our country become a vast and splendid monument, not of Oppression and Power and Efficiency, but of Wisdom, of Peace, and of Liberty, upon which the world may gaze with admiration forever.” Daniel Webster’s Bunker Hill Oration

09 November 2014

Take Me on a Car Ride

This car has provided hours of amusement. It has been one of our best purchases!