Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Things that made me happy this week!

Jeff has been updating our computer and changing files around. He found this old picture of our children. I think they are 4,6 and 7 years old this summer. (Yes, they were born really close together) I have very fond memories of when my children were young. They smiled most all the time, played together, were usually happy, polite and funny, and cute too.

After being in the shop for almost 2 1/2 weeks, I got my sewing machine back yesterday. The bill was $65, more than I was expecting, but it works good as new again. I sewed 3 more quilt squares last night and have another one started.
I made these for our evening snack and for Jeff's lunch tomorrow. If you like chocolate and coconut as much as we do, you will love this recipe too. The recipe is from Everyday Food, a show I watched on PBS. The recipe calls for very basic ingredients - eggs, butter, sugar, flour, cocoa, coconut and vanilla. Everything can be mixed with just a spoon. The recipe says to line the pan the pan with foil but I have baked them in plain Pyrex and stoneware, both worked perfectly.
Jeff planted this little magnolia tree in our front yard about a year ago. It was barely a stick with a few leaves on it. He bought it at Atwoods on clearance for $15. We do not have green-thumbs or much gardening experience so I did not have much hope for it. But it surprised us by living through our unusually cold winter and blooming in the spring. And it is blooming again! It has 1 bloom already bloomed and wilting, 1 bloom that will probably open tomorrow and 8 more little buds that will open soon.


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  2. Awww, I sure was a cute little kid. :)

  3. Your sewing machine looks really nice!!! The last time mine was worked on (the only time I think!) it was $92.00 because a major gear was worn out. They gave me a loaner while it was being worked on to see if I wanted to buy, but I kept my old one.

    Very cute picture of your kids!

    Need to check out this recipe too!


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