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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Another November Walk

Kyle and I went on a short walk this morning. It is so gorgeous out today!

Every morning in the fall, I am greeted by the beauty of this tree. I just wish the beauty didn't also leave leaves in my home.

Believe it or not, these were found on the ground that is part of a loop from our close freeway to our home.

I don't know what they are, but their color is amazing to me.

I love that an orchard is near us. It is quite the sight in the spring.

My husband choosing to wake up a little early to walk with me is another reason why I love him!

My husband

I love my husband for so many reasons. Let me share a few of the recent reasons.

I am fighting a sore throat, so Kyle picked up some grapefruit juice and cranberry juice for me earlier this week.

I was still fighting the sore throat, so he bought a Vic's vaporizer to plug in by my nightstand two nights ago.

Kyle brought me my music books to school on Thursday in between my busy conference day. He even got to know some of my students out on the yard! One of them asked who he was. He said, "Mr. Guess".
The student said, "So... that makes you Mrs. Guess's wife?"
"Did you just call me her wife! That means you are in trouble!" he replied.
The student covered his face and kids started laughing. The student walked away, and the others followed.
After dropping off the music, Kyle found the same group of kids and gestured to the one with the grammar error to come talk to him. The student looked a little scared, but he came. Kyle let him know the he was just joking with him, and that I laughed at the story. The student relaxed and the rest of the kids came to talk to him and show off a rocket and other things they had.

We bought a space heater on Thursday night when our heater went on the fritz again. Kyle wanted my input as we looked at multiple options.

Kyle was flexible with where we ate out last night. Instead of waiting to be seated and then wait for our food at a Mexican food place, I suggest Panera. He tends to be a little hungry when he leaves Panera, so he opted for Slices, a pizza place. Yum!

I love my husband!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Fall Walk

Kyle and I had a great time at Woodward Park. Enjoy the pictures!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Cross Country

Look at the face on this kid trying to pull in air.

Go Hillberg!

Unleash the hounds!

Tasha's previous student ran in this race. We saw him after the race, in which he metaled, and he had gotten spiked in the shin. Ouch!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Before and After

When you have 3 pumpkins after Halloween, creative must ensue.

The seeds that Rachel later baked for me after out multi-hour endeavor.

Rachel and Ruli helping puree the pumpkin after boiling and peeling.

The pureed pumpkin with bumps from sitting in the strainer.

After: The delicious pumpkin chocolate chip cookies!

Plus, Rachel and I have 4 premade batched of the pumpkin puree left over for a rainy day.

I don't remember which relative blessed Rachel with the recipe, but boy am I glad they did. They were like a pleasant mix between a spice cake and a chocolate chip cookie. They stayed much more moist than chocolate chip cookies which get hard after a day or two. Yummy!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cream 1/2 C shortening, 1 1/2 C sugar together, add 1 egg, 2 C pumpkin and mix. Sift together 2 1/2 C flour (which we didn't do and they were still delicious), 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt add to the pumpkin mix. Mix well then stur in 12 oz package of chocolate chips and 1 c of nuts (which we didn't use). Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

EDIT: Halloween

Tasha was typing the post as I was studying Hebrew. The details were foggy and I did not convey them accurately. So here is the accurate version.

Kyle remembers his parents setting up their house as a haunted house. His grandma June was legally blind (possibly had cataracts) so her eyes were glossy. She was recruited to be a witch that stirred a brew in a metal cauldron, which was filled dry ice so it bubbled and gave off smoke. She was posted in Troy's bedroom doorway. Kyle's mom had put packing peanuts all over the ground and told kids that they were ghost terds!