Thursday, May 31, 2012


Our Family enjoyed a fantastic family hike last night. Hope you enjoy the pictures. :)

Everyone but Josh

Alicia is almost as tall as Dad :)

God is such an amazing artist

Ty, Aimee, and I

Ty and I
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. 
Galatians 5 : 25 & 26

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Cake Making

The Mess



The Cake baking team


My Lovely Mother


Mom's & Rachelle's Finished product

Today We had one of my mom's friends teach us about cake decorating. It was so much fun and we got to make a BIG mess:) We all had a blast working together in the kitchen. I might post more pictures later. Have a great night!

Monday, May 21, 2012


Today has been a pretty mellow day. Dad went to work and we all started the day with a few chores. Some friends dropped off their little one for the day because they had to make a trip to Spokane. We all had breakfast together. Then some of us worked on schoolwork and I did some cooking. Then Mom and I went on a jog with a friend and the kids went on a bike ride. Then we all came home and some took naps but we all have enjoyed a nice afternoon inside, cozy and dry (it is raining super hard outside). We are going to prepare dinner for a family from our church that is coming over soon. Have a fantastic afternoon! Pictures and Recipe to follow.
Matthias and I having some cozy time on the couch


Here is the recipe for the Kale Chips mom made last night:

  • Kale (as much or as little as you want)
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Salt

1. Start by sorting our the Kale and cutting it into smaller pieces.
2. In a medium bowl, Drizzle Oil and sprinkle on Salts and pepper. Make sure all is oiled.
3. Place on dehydrator racks. And let them sit for about 12 hours or until crisp.


Use on Salads, Soups, Rice, Lots of other things or just to snack on something healthy!

Ready to eat

Healthy Almond Treats

1Cup Whole Almonds
3/4 Cup Dates
1 Cup Coconut
1/2 Cup Wheat Germ
1/4 Cup Flax Seed Meal
1/4 Cup Sesame Seeds
1/2 Sunflower Seeds
3/4 - 1 Cup  Raw Honey (Till holds form)

These are the ingredients you will need.

 1. Place the almonds and dates in a food processor/Vita mix/Coffee grinder, grind till course yet small.

2. Transfer to a large bowl and add all dry ingredients & mix. Then mix in Honey. (I got in there with my hands & I also threw in a handful of whole almonds.)

3. Then roll them into small balls & place in refrigerator till ready to eat.

This snack is super healthy and great for your body. I hope you enjoy them as much as we have.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Busy Busby Sunday

This morning we woke up and the electricity was out from about 6-9:30. So we prepared to make breakfast without the stove. It simplified our morning a lot actually, we honestly enjoyed it more then normal. Then it came back on in time to get morning showers done and dishes. It work out quit well. We all got dressed up and loaded up in the Big red van to head to church. We had some great fellowship. 

Then we all came home to change and go to a 4H event. We had lunch at Cathy's Cafe and then went to a movie. We took two of our dearest friends and had a blast. Dad stayed home with Samuel, Aimee, and Matthias and they watched a ski movie and went on a bike ride. I am sure they had a blast also! 

When we got home mom and the girls got the dinner on the table that we had been cooking all day. Dad did some chores outside and I took Matthias for a walk to see our goats. We had a great dinner, and then we finished the day out with some Push-ups and Sit-ups and prayer. Mom was in the kitchen making Kale Chips. When she went down to put her second tray of Chips in she found that the dehydrator was no longer working (apparently she had tried to fix it earlier and ended up blowing the breaker by wrapping wires together that where not supposed to be.). So all that to say that there was a bit of commotion in the garage. Dad is now out there fixing it. But Mom did her best and I am sure the chips will be delicious! Recipe and Pictures to follow. 
Lemon tarts for church

Lunch for the Littles


4-H group at the movie

Alicia and Matthias making laundry detergent

Aimee standing on Dad's hands

Push-ups & Sit-ups

It was quite an eventful day. We all got to do many things and are all charged up to start a week full of work and school.

Saturday, May 19, 2012


 Today Dad and Jacob had to make a trip into Spokane for some groceries and some other work obligations. Mom and I went for an early morning run and the kids rode their bikes. Amber went to a baseball game with a friend. Then we came back and did some chores. Now everyone is enjoying an afternoon nap or having some quiet time relaxing. Later we have a bit more cleaning to do and preparation for dinner. What a Beautiful day the Lord has made.

This is Matthias and Jacquelyn. Aren't they Adorable. I love my family!

Jacquelyn taking an afternoon Nap :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

A Great Afternoon

   We had a great afternoon today! All the Little’s woke up from their naps and headed outside, due to that it was so beautiful out. Mom and Amber baked Cinnamon Rolls, Bread, and Pizza for dinner.
  A friend stopped by to help with some gardening and their two kids joined us on our hike through the woods. 
 Jacob, Samuel, Aimee, Matthias (but we call him Ty) and our two extra best friends Sage and Luke started out for an adventure through the woods. We had a blast and took some pictures.  
  Then we made our way back to the house where mom and the girls had dinner (Pizza) ready for all the cuties to eat! Then we said good-bye to our friends and headed to get ready for bed (PJ’s, brushing of teeth, bed time songs, stories, etc.). 
 We had a great day and are excited to start a fresh new day tomorrow! Hope you have a Fantastic night. :  )

The Start of the Hike

Making their way through the woods
Almost Home
A Group shot
Our View of God's Awesomeness

Ty & I
Mom's tasty Pizza

A little about us:

 We live in Washington, and our family consists of Dad (Stan), Mom (Kristina), Their Kids (Josh, Katie, Rachelle, Alicia, Amber, Abigail, Jacob, Samuel, Aimee, Matthias, and Jacquelyn), Horses (Cheyenne & Dakota), Pigs (Piglet & Eeyore), Goat (Henry) and well, we also have 20 some Chickens. Here is a Picture of the family with our Great-Grandparents:

 We are a Bible believing family. We attend a small country Bible Chapel & enjoy fellowship each week. The rest of the week is spent busy in our hillside home. In this season we stay busy with watching and training the young ones, schoolwork, and housework. I (Katie) will be doing a big chunk of the blogging and hope you will enjoy it!
We are thankful for all that the Lord has blessed us with and hope to share a bit of our lives with you.

 Thanks for looking and God Bless You.

The Start

 I know this is not the first time I have said this but I have switched from WordPress to Blogger due to complications. I am hoping to start blogging more and keep you all updated. I will be posting about our life here on the farm, what everyone is up to, school, cooking recipes, pictures, and info. 

 I hope you all will enjoy it! I am not the best writer so you will have to bear with me. Today I am planing on working on getting it set up and should do some more Blogging tomorrow.

Check back later form more updates ~ Katie