June 26, 2010

This week Goldilocks went to get her teeth cleaned for the first time.  We went to see one of our good friends for this special occasion.  Goldilocks confessed to me that she was nervous, but she did great!

                         Before picture                                               After!  Check out those shiny teeth!

June 25, 2010

Choo Choo!

Papa Bear and Grandma took Goldilocks and Curly Bear on a field trip with some other preschool kids from our church.  They went to the fire station and to DQ for lunch.  Goldilocks did not really like it when the firefighter was in his full getup, but she learned that if she sees a firefighter in her house, to go to him and not run away.  Curly ran around the fire station and and was her silly self.  When they put her in the driver's seat of the fire truck she yelled "CHOO CHOO!"

June 15, 2010

Busy, busy, dreadfully busy,

I haven't dropped off the face of the earth, and I'm not hiding either. Just BUSY with summer classes.  I haven't been taking pictures, and most of my time is taken by homework, hugging and playing with little girls, cakes, homework, husband, homework, housework, cooking, homework. did I mention homework?
I will be very glad when graduation arrives at the end of July.

Tonight at dinner,
Goldilocks: mama, when is it going to rain? (we were hearing thunder)
me: I don't know, I'm not in charge of the rain, God is.
Goldilocks: oh, okay.
me: you can ask God about it, but He doesn't always tell us everything,  we usually have to wait and see
Goldilocks:  "mama, how much do you love Jesus?"
me: "a whole lot, ....more than chocolate milk"
Grandma: wow!
Goldilocks: (eyes got really big), "I love Jesus really much!"

June 3, 2010

Go over to my friends blog to see new pictures of the kids.  She is a new photographer and I hired her to try to catch Curly Bear being her cute self.

Speaking of Curly Bear, she finally got one of her molars a day ago, and we are waiting for the rest of them.  She is REALLY miserable - motrin sort of helps. help me!

Memorial Day Weekend

We started off our weekend by going to see Papa Bear's parents down at the farm.  Nieces #3& 4 were already there for the long weekend, and made this lovely sign.
Nieces #6&7 came up with Aunt A and Uncle M.  We hadn't seen them in a year and half, so it was fun to catch up with them and let the girls play together.

Their dog Petey showed us all what he thought of the sign....

There was a lot of tree climbing, gun shooting, trampoline jumping, swimsuit wearing, sand pile digging, ice cream and pie and bbq eating, and giggles.

June 2, 2010

Pork Tenderloin Marinade

This is sooooo good.  One of Papa Bear's co-workers gave us this recipe and we love to make this for people.

Pork Tenderloin Marinade

1 cup minced onion
2 chopped garlic cloves (I use 2 spoonfuls of refridgerated minced garlic)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 TBsp honey OR 2 TBsp brown sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 TBsp curry
1 TBsp chili powder

Mix together ingredients and marinate the meat for at least 2 or 3 hours, overnight is better.  We sometimes freeze the marinade with the tenderloins, works great!  This takes about 40 minutes to grill - use a meat thermometer to check the temperature.  After taking it off the grill, wrap the tenderloins in aluminum foil and let them rest for at least 10 or 15 minutes.  Waiting is the hardest part! 
This is enough marinade for 4 tenderloins.

you can bake them in the oven too!