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At times we have to choose between the path that is conventional and the path that is not. In today's world that once worn path that our great grandparents traveled is so overgrown and forgotten that it barely exists. Our goal is to reforge that forgotten path and make it new again.

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Sweet Potato

Marie & Mack love all things sweet potato. They watch as I dig them from the garden and count how many are in the bucket. Marie delegates the small as Mackenson's, the medium as hers, the large ones as mine...and the monster sized ones as Papa's! It's all very "Goldilocks and the Three Bears"ish of her. Of course they love to eat them too, baked whole or as fries.

Today was a nice and sunny day so after school while Mack was napping, Marie helped me clean the sweet potatoes we had dug yesterday. We took a pail of water and a brush outside on the lawn. She dropped the dirty ones in and I scrubbed them. When we were done we took them inside and I set them on the counter then got Mack out of bed. When we all went into the kitchen again Marie pointed to the potato and laughed, "Mama the sweet potato eyes, nose, mouth, belly button!". Indeed it does. And what a happy chum he appears to be.

Here is our favorite sweet potato fry recipe:
  • cut sweet potatoes into small wedges
  • boil in water for 10 minutes
  • drain and place on oiled cookie sheet
  • spray lightly with olive oil and sprinkle on favorite herb/spice (we like basil, parsley or hot pepper)
  • bake in oven at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Papa's Birthday

Yesterday was Papa's birthday but he wasn't able to be home to celebrate with us. Poor Papa had to work. Marie and Mackenson thought we should still have cake though, and we did. We sang "happy birthday" and missed Papa. Marie asked if he was going to wear a hat for his birthday like she did. She said she could pataje (share) with him! I could imagine Papa in a princess crown blowing out the candles! We love you, Papa!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Biggest Yellow Ribbon

Mackenson & were two of over 2000 participants in this yellow ribbon formation of Ft. Knox in honor of our Military Members. What a grand event to be a part of! We are near the top of the ribbon, somewhere around the small gap on the right. Can you see us? Mack is wearing his ducky towel and I am holding him...