Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Our sweet friend Annette gave Connor some new Legos for his birthday.  The other day, Jeremy, Kyle, and Connor put his firetruck together.  I love watching these boys work on something together!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Little of This and A Little of That

The past few weeks have been pretty uneventful at The White House.  More often than not, the weather has been yucky.  It has been extra rainy, extra cold, or extra windy more days than not over the past few weeks.  We've had a few playdates with friends.  Jeremy helped to lead his 8th grade youth Sunday School class for Disciple Now last weekend.  We've made Valentine's cards for school and others, as well as a Valentine's mail box for school. 
We have played with Legos.

We redecorated a little.  I bought this sign to help support a friend that was travelling with a group from our church to Swaziland.  We changed out some pictures throughout the house to put more recent pictures out.  And, we (well, Jeremy) hung great hooks for the boys to hang their jackets and backpacks.  Stan made a "K" hook and a "C" hook for me for Christmas, but we've just gotten around to hanging them.  I love them!  They are at a perfect height for the boys to hang their stuff and to get their stuff.  I will have to post a picture soon!

We've played trucks (a lot).

And, we have loved playing remote control trucks.

On one of the few nice days, Kyle and I headed out for a game of baseball (and soccer and golf and tennis).

Last night, I hosted Bible Study at our house.  I made Crock Pot Ravioli for dinner and everyone seemed to love it as much as we do.  When I've made it for us before, the boys have asked for two helpings!  I love this recipe because it is SO easy!  I got this recipe from one of my favorite recipe websites, Six Sisters Stuff
This recipe makes A LOT!  I usually cut it in half if I'm cooking just for the four of us, but when I cooked for Bible Study, I made the full recipe and had plenty. 
I've changed how I cook this slightly from the Six Sisters recipe.  I prefer cheese ravioli over beef ravioli.  I don't mind onion, but my kids and husband would probably pick around it, so I don't bother with it.  So, if you like those things, click on the link above and use the Six Sisters recipe instead of mine below.  Their similar though.
(Makes 10 1 1/2 cup servings)
1 garlic clove, minced (I use minced garlic from a jar!)
2 (26 ounce) jars four cheese pasta sauce
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 (25 ounce) packages frozen cheese ravioli

Spray crock pot with Pam. In a bowl, stir together, garlic, pasta sauce, tomato sauce and Italian seasoning. Place 1 cup of sauce in crock pot. Add 1 package of the ravioli, top with 1 cup of the cheese. Top with remaining package of ravioli and 1 cup cheese. Pour remaining sauce over the top. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours. 
So, Jeremy and I are doing a Life Class at church (a Wednesday night Bible Study) called The Truth Project.  It is a video series by Dr. Del Tackett.  After several weeks of doing this study, I wanted to find out more about this man.  He's obviously incredibly smart (he mentioned one week that he completed his masters at Auburn, so I knew he was incredibly smart!).  I looked him up online and found out that he has amazing credentials.  Then, I clicked on his blog and started reading.  I love some of his posts!  He's very political it seems (he worked for the first George Bush in the White House) and I love his way of writing about politics and other things.  These are a few of my favorites.
And, for those who have read through all of my random thoughts for today, here are a few more pictures of my Valentines!

This is Kyle and his best buddie, Anna Liz (aka Anna Lizzie as he sometimes says).

Hope you are all having a great February!