Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Goodbye

I'm afraid we'll be saying goodbye for a couple days. We are leaving tomorrow morning for a wedding. The agenda is as follows;

Thursday - travel 4 hours to St. Louis, visit the London Tea Room, head over to the Galleria Mall, and then another 2 hours to our sisters' house for a visit.

Friday - hanging out with people we haven't seen for several months

Saturday - The Wedding

Sunday - Church, then traveling home

Have a great weekend!
Qixi and Moxie

Monday, September 27, 2010

It's Nice to Have Neighbors

Yesterday evening, in the middle of making apple pie (yum!) Qixi realized she didn't have any flour, so she quickly ran across our small yard into our neighbors' yard and borrowed some flour. (she asked, of course!)
The pies turned out wonderfully, and we were all very thankful for our very good friends, and next door neighbors, the Armstrong's. 

Quelqu'un M'a Dit

Quelqu’un m’a dit (Carla Bruni) – translation

I’m told that our lives aren’t worth much,
They pass like an instant, like wilting roses.
I’m told that time slipping by is a bastard
Making its coat of our sorrows.
Yet someone told me…
That you still loved me
Someone told me…
That you still loved me.
Well ? Could that be possible?
I’m told that fate makes fun of us,
That it gives us nothing and promises everything,
When happiness seems to be within our reach,
We reach out and find ourselves like fools.
Yet someone told me…
That you still loved me
Someone told me…
That you still loved me.
Well ? Could that be possible?
Well ? Could that be possible?
So who said that you still loved me?
I don’t remember any more, it was late at night,
I can still hear the voice, but I can no longer see the face,
“He loves you, it’s secret, don’t tell him I told you.”
You see, someone told me
That you still loved me
Did someone really tell me?
That you still loved me
Well, could that be possible?
I’m told that our lives aren’t worth much,
Passing in an instant, like wilting roses,
I’m told that time slipping by is a bastard,
Making its coat of our sadnesses.
That you still loved me
Someone told me…
That you still loved me.
Well ? Could that be possible?

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Quotes

'Food for thought requires a mind with teeth' - Two Princesses of Bamarre

'It really is a hard life. Men will not be nice to you if you are not good-looking and women will not be nice to you if you are.' - The Man in the Brown Suit

" . . . but I'll try and find a more agreeable piece of news . . . . Old Margery is dead. " - Wives and Daughters

'Small applause is better than no applause, even when it is a little Lacking In Smack.' - Eeyore

'Sam is an excellent fellow, and would jump down a dragons throat to save Frodo if he did not trip over his own feet first.' - The Fellowship of the Ring

'If there is anything disagreeable going on, men are always sure to get out of it.' - Persuasion 

Friday, September 24, 2010

11 Things about Qixi

Hyvää huomenta! 



1. I live for my Savior Jesus Christ
2. I love going barefoot in the summer
3. My middle name starts with the letter 'G'
4. I loath spiders
5. I prefer pies to cakes
6. The color yellow makes me happy
7. I love dancing in the rain
8. I want to travel the world someday
9. One of my favorite books of the Bible is Pslams
10. I have a stubby nose
11. I love the game Probe



P.S.
The above is Finnish for "good morning".

Pumpkin Cookies

Last night, in the spirit of autumn, we made pumpkin cookies. They turned out very well. Unfortunately, there are no pictures. However, here is the recipe, which is from a friend of the family, Mrs. Emmett.
4 C. sifted flour                                       1 C. butter
2 tsp. baking soda                                   2 C. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt                                              2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. cinnamon                                       2 C. canned pumpkin
1/2 tsp. nutmeg                                       2 C. either raisins, or chocolate chips
                                                               (opt. 2 C. pecans or walnuts)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Sift flour with soda, salt, and spices and set aside. Cream butter with sugar until light, add vanilla and pumpkin and mix well. Slowly add dry ingredients, then stir in raisins, chocolate chips, or nuts (or all!). Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets and bake 15 minutes until lightly browned. 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

About us

Who we are; Two sisters
Qixi

Moxie

Why we started the blog; For the fun of it
What we will be blogging about; Anything and everything