March 4, 2010

Week 46 of 52

Forever In Blue Jeans

I've accepted Carin's challenge, as a Mom, to get back into the picture. The idea is that once a week you take a picture of yourself. Give the camera to your hubby, the kids, the grocer. Who cares? Just pass it off and say, "Cheese." It's that simple. If you'd like you can post your picture on your blog. You can let me know you posted so I can check out your pics. You can check out my previous weeks or Click the button below to add your name to the Linky and take a look at all the others. If you want start fresh for 2010, Carin has a new challenge, "Shoot Me!" Check it out on her blog at Forever in Blue Jeans.

Elisabeth climbed up on my lap to help me while I was working on Aedan's quilt. Which is making wonderful progress with this whole math day thing going on. With no one to teach school to... I've had lots of time for all those things that get pushed aside! My ironing pile is depleted, I made a batch of peach almond conserve and I finished the top of my quilt all in two days... not to mention, my house is tidy and the laundry is all washed and put away. Woo hoo! Can't wait until next year's competition.

I am just teasing you. Of course you all know I LOVE home school and wouldn't trade it for anything... but as I told Allen last night as I dropped my aching back into bed, I've gotten soft. With 6 kids in school this year, I've forgotten how much hard work went into doing real housework all day long.

Sam is too young to compete so he and I pulled out the Rod and Staff Mother's Helper cook book and made a little treat to feed our number crunching students. This is a super cute little book for moms with ones as young as two. I have had it since my oldest was little and they all love to make their first solo creations from it. It happens to contain a super delicious and super easy granola from scratch recipe for those who might be interested. My Aedan and Sam make it and we keep a batch in Tupperware for snacks and quick breakfasts.
There is a line forming for my lap top so off go until next week.



  1. I am so impressed with how much you do with your kids. You are an amazing mom!

  2. Hello,
    Just thought I would stop by and introduce my self, your DD is friends with my DD..... I wanted to let you know you have a very sweet, kind and considerate daughter. I can see by the pictures that is due to having a very caring mom.
    What a lovely post, thank you for sharing your mom moment with us.
    Many blessings in your day.

  3. What a wonderful time to get all caught up and even spend a little extra one on one time with the two youngest. Great and sweet pictures Kat!

  4. mmm.. that snack looks delicious.. maybe because of marshmallows, but likely because of the cute chef preparing it!

  5. I would love to learn how to sew. The best I can do is sew a button back on. :)

  6. Wow, you are definitely a multi tasking Mommy.

    Shoot Me a visit when you can, see you..

  7. I love reading your posts. Your life is so centered around your children and everything you do is for their good.

    I also love that you seem to find time for you and things that make you relax.

  8. Great shots. The treats look delicious.

  9. "a line forming for the laptop", now that is funny! Your quilt is coming along and those treats look wonderful. I heard about the math day in other places too, great for you guys.

    Oh, the "bulldog" on my jersey isn't the Georgia Bulldog, we are the Ice Dawgs! We do have the big G for our logo for our schools and our colors are also Black Red and white, so I guess there are quite a few similarities.

  10. Loved your photos and the snacks look delish!!

    Sweet Blessings!

  11. Kat,

    Can't wait to see the quilt when it's completed and can only imagine all the love it will get with all the warmth it will provide.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  12. What great pics!!! Your family is so sweet and adorable!!!

    Your are blessed!!

  13. i so admire you for being so hands-on to them :) great photos!

    u may view mine here

  14. You are very busy....and how fun to make those fun little snacks with your little one!