Saturday, October 21, 2017

Picture my Week

      Our mornings have been chilly, actually cold would describe them better. Everything was coated with a layer of frost which looked so pretty as the sun came up.
 

 
      Kenneth spends one afternoon a week helping out our elderly neighbor. This week that day happened to be the same one that LV wrapped up the repairs and paint job on this truck and was ready to deliver it, which meant I got to be the one to follow him to give him a ride back home.

 
      I love carrot cake, but as a whole, cake is not a family favorite when it comes to desserts. Rosie Mae went ahead satisfied both preferences by making "Carrot Cake" cookies. They were ridiculously delicious.

     
      Rosie Mae had a late night and happened to fall asleep the next day. Steven took that as a challenge to see just how many things he can pile on her before she wakes up.

 
      Someone dumped off a stack of old magazines. The girls had a blast going through them and removing pictures and words that they want to use for one of their journaling projects. When they happened across this page they tore it out and convinced us all to take turns having our picture taken with it.

 
       I don't think I ever shared the story of two little girls who were supposed to wash up some dishes before guests arrived, and how after the kitchen was sparkling and we had welcomed our out of state visitors inside, I proceeded to start preparing a meal, while LV and the visiting man went outside to look around etc. As they walked behind the house they were greeted by a stack of dirty dishes!!!! Embarrassed doesn't quite cover how I felt, but it was understood that, that will not be happening again. But look what I found this week. Steven to the rescue.


      Steven makes a cute mechanic. The weather warmed up beautifully during the day, so he ran outside as soon as he got through with his school work to "help" his Papa and Kenneth.


     And here is the stack of papers I have with the remnants of my Amish memory posts. I wish I would have continued printing the posts out after every month, but at least I have a little over two years worth here. It will make my re-writing task considerably easier.

42 comments:

  1. Have you tried googling some of your content online? I always thought nothing disappeared that had been online.

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    1. The first blog I ever had was on Xanga. Mine, along with everyone else who had a blog there have completely disappeared. The same goes for all the great things on squidoo and I'm sure for many other sites as well. Things may still be floating around out there in cyberspace somewhere, but I don't have the tools or knowledge on how to hunt everything down.

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  2. Your carrot cake cookies looks delicious! I laughed out loud at the dirty dishes story. I also laughed at the photo of the magazine picture. Fun abounds at your house. :-)
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. Thanks ... and yes we have a lot of fun at our house.

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  3. What a fun post. First I love your frosty morning shot. - Those cookies look amazing. It's so funny wit the girl and all that stuff piled on her. We sometimes do that with some of our cats. So comical. Also that magazine face is hilarious.

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  4. Beautiful shot of your frosty morning.
    The cookies look incredibly delicious, a different spin on carrot cake....
    I'm smiling at the magazine smile, kids can be so creative :)
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. I think we'll be making "Carrot Cake" cookies again. I loved that I could get to enjoy the flavors of carrot cake even without having an actual cake.

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  5. Those carrot cake cookies look so Yummy! Jess' mother-in-law made carrot cake recently, and it was amazing, so moist. I savored every bite. That is the funniest picture of Rosie Mae with all the things piled up on her. I'm surprised she slept through all that. That is a picture to be framed. And I love that picture of Steven helping. That is a treasured picture as well.

    It was cold this morning also when I went to church. Time for warm sweaters. Wishing you sweet Autumn days.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Rosie Mae seems to be able to sleep through more than some of the rest of the family!

      Hope you have a lovely autumn as well.

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  6. This is my first visit to your blog and I know I'm going to love it.

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  7. What a lovely fun filled beautiful post. Carrot cake cookies? Yum. And I loved the Rosie Mae photo, and the magazine cut-outs...
    Thank you.

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  8. Hi Mary Ann! It's nice to meet you! That's funny about the dirty dishes on the back porch!
    Also funny, all the stuff on the sleeping child!

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  9. Hello, Mary Ann!
    Steven the little mechanic is cute, it is nice he wants to help. The carrot cake cookies look delicious. Cute post and photos. Thanks so much for your comment and visit. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for the nice comment. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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    1. Hope you have a lovely new week as well.

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  10. Many thanks for visiting the low carb diabetic.

    I've enjoyed my visit to your blog and reading through your fun filled post, really enjoyed your photographs too.

    My good wishes

    All the best Jan

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  11. Thank you for your sweet visit, I hope you will visit again and enjoy my adventures through life. I enjoyed browsing your blog and was most interested in your Amish life.

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  12. If it was me, I would have asked LV if I could drive the truck to be delivered:-) I enjoyed your frost picture. It would be nice if it ever frosted here in Hawaii. Thank you for sharing your week with us.

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    1. You're welcome!

      I don't have my CDL so I'm happy to have LV driving the big truck. :)

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    2. I think it would be interesting to hear how LV went from driving a horse and buggy to working on big trucks. That would be an interesting story when and if you ever want to share it with us:-)

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    3. I'll be sharing our journey right here on my blog.

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  13. What a delightful post! Loved all the fun stories you shared, and a good chuckle about the dirty dishes, lol. Those carrot cake cookies do look delicious, always fun to try a new recipe that is a keeper! Thank u for stopping by my blog, I'm excited to get to know you better :)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed my post. Looking forward to getting to know you better as well.

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  14. Our mornings have not been quite as cold yet but it is coming! I like carrot cake but no gluten for me now so would have to try it with gluten free flour. Ha on those funny pictures!! That was pretty smart of your kids to hide the dishes outside and funny! Thank you for visiting my blot and commenting! Nancy

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    1. Hiding dishes was smart ... until they were found. :)

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  15. Lovely post, your family life sounds fun. Had to smile at hiding the dirty dishes outside, what an idea! Those carrot cookies look fantastic. No frost here in Germany yet, but it's getting cooler. Thanks for your kind visit on my blog, much appreciated! Have a good start in the new week! Hugs, Valerie

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  16. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment. Your story about the dishes made me chuckle. I'm going to explore your blog now and read through your past posts, your previous Amish life interests me.

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    1. Happy exploring! Over the next months/year I'll be sharing more about our Amish life and the journey that brought us to where we are now. You're welcome to journey down memory lane with me.

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  17. I've been reading your blog for quite a time without commenting. You have inspired me to revisit my own sadly neglected blogs.

    In the meantime, try the Wayback Machine for your lost posts:
    https://web.archive.org/web/20170715025055/http://ajoyfulchaos.blogspot.com/search/label/Amish
    There seems to be at least some of your Amish posts there.

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  18. Thank you for visiting my blog today (Closed Doors, Open Windows)...I am intrigued by your posts and also the fact that you are already an accomplished author. I may have to "check out" those books. I love stories about the Amish and I look forward to getting better acquainted with you and your family here! Have a blessed and beautiful October day!!

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    1. I hope you'll enjoy the books when you check them out.

      Looking forward to getting better acquainted with you as well.

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  19. Hi, Thank you for your visit to my blog. I loved visiting yours. I hope to get to know you better through our blogs. Have a day of blessings.

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  20. Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. You have a delightful blog and I enjoyed reading your post.

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    1. Thanks so much! It's always nice to hear when someone enjoyed my ramblings.

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