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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Happy Birthday, John!

John William on his first day home from the hospital

Our happy little man

Want a punch?

''It's raining , it's pouring''

Helping in the kitchen

Cutie pie

The birthday boy!

Today is John's 5th birthday!
Our little boy is so excited to be turning a year older. He has been dancing around the house giving us his cheerful smile. :)


Friday, February 09, 2007

Pretzel Day

John rolling out the dough

Don't they look yummy?!

These hardly made it out of the oven! :)

Stinnettie Pretzels
2(.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons salt (or less)
3 cups warm water
6 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups bread flour
4 cups warm water
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup coarse kosher salt

1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast, brown sugar and salt in 3 cups warm water. Stir in flour, and knead dough on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, and turn to coat the surface. Cover, and let rise for one hour.

2. Combine 4 cups warm water and baking soda in a 8 inch square pan.

3. After dough has risen, cut into 24 pieces. Roll each piece into a 3 foot rope, pencil thin or thinner. Twist into a pretzel shape, and dip into the baking soda solution. Place on parchment covered cookie sheets, and let rise 15 to 20 minutes.

4. Bake at 450 degrees F(230 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter, and sprinkle with coarse salt,
garlic salt or cinnamon sugar.
Makes 24 pretzels


Thursday, February 08, 2007

Happy 18th Birthday, Jennifer!

Today Jennifer turns 18 years old! Here she is a long ways away from that milestone!

A happy baby!

All dressed up in a pretty new outfit

Driving her first set of wheels

Amy, Jennifer and Susan after their Saturday night baths

Jennifer in her trademark hairstyle- pigtails

In an old fashion one-room schoolhouse

With Sofia von Trapp after a Christmas concert in 2005

Growing in grace


Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Seeds for John and the Birds

Today in John's art class he created a flower with seeds and glue. This is his finished product!

It snowed last night -even though the forecast called for only a few flurries- so John gave his left over seeds for the birds.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

The Twins

Jen and Amy are eleven and a half months apart so they celebrate two weeks of being twins! :) Here are a few pictures of them growing up together.

Whoa Horsey!

Two astronauts

Sweet sisters

At Colonial Williamsburg drinking lemonade on a hot summer day


Saturday, February 03, 2007

Babysitting Cousins

The last couple days we have been babysitting our cousins while their dad was at work and mother and big sister taking a birthday vacation in Florida. Today Susan and Amy took Sarah, Daniel, John, Jaime, James, Cloe and Luke to the park in town. The kids had a blast in spite of the fearfully cold weather.

Cloe takes a break in the swing

John and Daniel at the bottom of the climbing pole

Giving the playground a workout

Up, then back down the climbing wall