Saturday, June 29, 2019


Although the trees block some of the view - the sunset last night was not to be missed.

Friday Tradition

Lukas and Noah have perfected pizza making. Noah's test is that the pizza does not bend. Lukas continues to perfect toppings combinations. Since the dining room table is now cleared off, we played a game after dinner. Noah won Spy Alley.

Final Backpack

Lukas has worked tirelessly for the last month, measuring, cutting, fusing, and sewing lightweight backpacks - one for himself, one for a friend, and one for his Dad. Yesterday, he completed the last one. He has now made 6 backpacks, one sleep quilt, one tarp, and one tent, as well as multiple gear bags and wallets. The sewing machine is getting a deserved rest as Lukas pursues other goals on his list for the summer. Well done!

Onion Rings

Reading cookbooks for fun can lead to almost anything. Lukas read his Science Lab cookbook and set out to make onion rings. One batch one night, and then since we already had the oil in the pan, why not one more time, and one more - until the oil was almost all gone. I think he has mastered the concept and Noah and Bob have the timing down. 

Spice Rack

Noah put his newly gained woodworking skills to work and constructed a customized spice rack for the kitchen. Now three rows of spices fit on the bottom shelf, and I can reach them all without a step stool or help from our tall sons.

Friday, June 28, 2019

A New Entrepreneur

We have one more entrepreneur in the family! Noah is beginning to upload his artwork to a website where people can order various products displaying his artwork.

Noah's Shop

Thursday, June 27, 2019


On Saturday, we hosted a fundraiser breakfast/brunch at our home. The entire family pitched in to bake, make, and cook. On the menu were waffles, oatmeal bake, egg dishes, cinnamon rolls, fruit salad, banana nut bread, along with coffee, tea, and homemade Aqua Fresca. Noah handled the centerpiece that most thought to pretty to eat, much to his chagrin.
The good news is that it meant more watermelon for him after clean up.