Saturday, February 02, 2013

IT's so cold here in Iowa~!

IT's been so cold here in Iowa with lots of snow.. Which we need lots of, to replenish our wells.. We are having a severe drought here in Iowa.. I don't mind the cold it's that time of year..but I will be thankful for above 0 temperatures..  

IT's been along time since I have put anything on my blog..
Emily my sweet Grandaughter called me over Christmas break and wanted to come to my house for a whole week. I was so excited.. She wanted to do some artsy things.  I just had the best thing to do with her and told her to get ready.. I have been viewing , YesandAmen.blogspot.com website and had signed up for a class called Wild Adventure..  When Emily got here we went to Michaels to get supplies.. When we got back to my house we got busy watching one of the classes and then getting busy with what we had learned.. We had so much fun for the week..
We went to a movie with Ben and his Mom called Monster Inc. in 3-D..  It was a good movie and fun to watch in 3D..
We had a great week and it was hard to take her back home.. Emily is now 12.. her birthday is Jan. 5th.. I always tell her "Your birthday is Jan. one hand and mine is Feb. one hand".  get it Jan. 5th and Feb. 5th... We love our birthdays~! 

Here I am reading a book to Ben.. He just loves to be read too.. We are reading a book named 100 Bible Stories.. He is just loving it~!   
Ben really enjoys putting puzzles together.  He is with his Dad this week-end.. He will be back on Monday and we can play again together...
Today I made some soup..I bought Bear Creek Dry Soup Mix. One was potato and the other one was brocolli cheddar cheese.. I opened up both bags and took out 1 1/2 cups from each bag and put it into a crock pot with 8 cups of water..Stirred it altogether.  I put the setting on high and let it come to a boil. Stirring occasionally. We had it for supper with salad and some baked apples.. It was so good...Tasted good on a cold winter day.  Didn't know this soup was so good...Dave liked it...that is what is most important.
Have a great week-end...ta ta for now from Iowa:)


6 comments:

rex22lbs said...

Awwwww. Great pictures of Emily and Bennie. She is such a sweet girl and is very talented. Bennie is such a sweet boy too! :)

Nicole said...

Sounds like you had a great visit and got to do some fun crafts! I have yet to go to a class at Michael's, maybe I need to check that out.

We've been having a drought here in OK too but a very mild winter, cold a few weeks then it warms up and cold the next day...

Emily and Maddie almost share the same birthday! Her's is the 6th. :)
Happy early Birthday to you!

thecrazysheeplady said...

You are a fun grandma :-D.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I have never tried that soup - thanks for the tip. Glad to see an update from you!

Nancy said...

Thank you so much for the visit and being my newest follower...

It's wonderful that you had that special time with your granddaughter doing crafts...Every grandmother's dream....

Kristin Bridgman said...

You sound like such a fun grandma! I lived with mine from the ages of 14-19. I sure do miss her still!
Thanks for coming by my place and your sweet comment. It is so nice to 'meet' you:)