Today has been a quiet day at home for most of us, as the China colds, especially the coughs, are lingering on for all the boys. Kayla and Addie went to church, but the rest of us stayed behind to keep these germs at home.
Some of you know how much I love soup. It is just such a good, filling meal! I love to be in the kitchen (thank you, Lord!), and I love to make soup. Today was no exception.
Chopping veggies makes me happy. It is the best therapy around.
As I opened and added three containers of homemade stock to the veggies, I could hear those coughs and yucky noses running for the door!
Wish you could smell the air as I opened the lid to take this photo. YUM.
We have really been into chopped salads lately too. Chopped salad is just regular salad chopped. Clever, huh? It really isn’t about the size of the bites in the end….but the flavors you chop. This one has five heads of romaine, two apples, a handful of dried cranberries, a handful of sliced almonds (roasted and caramelized first!), red onion, crisp bacon, and shredded non-dairy cheese.
Then I added a homemade dressing that I made and shook in a canning jar. That’s when it became delicious!
We also had sliced oranges and apple cinnamon mini muffins. And it was ALL gone in about 9.2 minutes. SNIFF.
Now that you know we are working hard to bond with Eliza (see Friday’s post), and also still eating meals, here are some other things that are happening around here!
David and Kayla bought a “new to them” car!! This photo is courtesy of Grant, who was their chaperone that evening.
Since their engagement two weeks ago, wedding plans have been flying along. IT IS SO MUCH FUN!
Here is what is lined up so far:
* The wedding party (who are all the brothers and sisters of the bride and groom, including Lane and Eliza!)
* The wedding dress is ordered
* The bridesmaid dresses are bought
* The musicians
* The event coordinator
* The florist
* The photographer
AND we have solid plans in mind for the rest!
David and Kayla also put an application in for a two bedroom little place to rent in Coon Valley, about five minutes from the farm. It is in this really neat historical old brick building that has been divided into little places to rent!
The Lord has blessed all our efforts tremendously! We are just SO excited for them both as they start their lives together!!!
The wedding photographer just pulled in to the farm as I type, and will be staying with us for a couple of days. David and Kayla are all ready for their engagement photo shoot that is just about to start!
Hope you all have had a great weekend too!!!!