Monday, January 31, 2011

Aimee's Blog

For anyone who doesn't know, Aimee got a blog.

It is:

She'll have recipes, crafts, tutorials, and just things from her daily life.

Come and check it out:)

Love and God's Peace,


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Random Fews

Lately there have been beautiful kids and nature! (and lots of fun)

Last night we made lemon cake with lemon frosting.  2 were in Bronwyn's mini microwavable cake heart pans as well as an 8 by 8 square pan.

This morning I looked out and saw this beautiful sunrise.  I had to take a picture before it went away.  They go away sooo fast. 

A farther back view.

I took some pictures of Bronwyn today. Such a cutie:)
I photoshopped them on picnik.  It's such a great site to use!!

And . . . Bronwyn and I.  I only took a few of us together.

Thanks so much for looking!

Love and God's Peace,

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Funny Place to Sleep

Last night as I left the laundry room to go turn all the lights off in the house, I heard some loud snoring.  I didn't think it was coming from my room (David!!), and as I walked closer toward the kitchen it got louder.  I went toward the stairway and sure enough, there was Bronwyn, sound asleep on the bottom step!

Just a little bit about Bronwyn . . . she is quite a night-owl . . . and since she sleeps in the bedroom with her three older sisters, she gets away with staying up late . . . like really late!  Before it was always fine for her if she went to bed when Tara went, since she sleeps with her.  More lately she finds excuses and thinks she has to stay up until ALL of the girls are going to bed . . . and sometimes still thinks she doesn't have to go!! 

Last night I was hanging clothes in the living room and heard her come down to the bathroom.  She quickly finished up there and I heard her running back down the hall and just assumed she went to bed . . . with no fuss AT ALL!  Obviously she didn't want to go to bed, so she laid down on the first step and soon fell asleep.  This is how I found her . . . she's just about getting too tall to sleep on a step!!

My baby girl is quickly growing up!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Baked Apple Pancakes and Cinnamon Chip Scones

I made this for breakfast for Christopher, Clint, Hunter, and I.  All of us liked them and I definitely would make them again.

2 tablespoons margarine or butter
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 medium cooking apple, thinly sliced (1 cup)
2 eggs
1/2 cup Gold Medal all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt.

How to
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Melt margarine in 9-inch pie plate in oven. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over margarine. Put apple slices on cinnamon-sugar mixture.
2. Beat eggs slightly in medium bowl, using wire whisk or hand beater. Beat in other ingredients just until mixed (do not overbeat). Pour batter over apple slices.
3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until puffy and deep golden brown. Right away, loosen edge of pancake and turn upside down onto heatproof serving plate. Makes 2 to 4 servings.

If you make these a good idea is to add syrup and cream on top before you eat.


Also, Aimee made cinnamon chip scones and scrambled eggs for lunch.  We got 4 starters from Ernie and Martie as part of our Christmas gift from them.  They were delicious. 

Thanks so much for looking!

Love and God's Peace,

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Doodle Dog Danish

-completely done-

This is a recipe I found out of a kid's recipe book.  They are actually quite delicious and underneath the "big" title it says Peanut Butter and Jelly Danish.

I made them today.  Most of the little kids like them and Rachel and I do as well.  Mom tasted it today - I don't know if she liked them or not.  Aimee and Reid haven't tasted them as far as I know so I don't know if they would like them or not.

- the dough -

- wells and wells with jelly -

- before peanut butter glaze is added -

Doodle Dog Danish:


1 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) margarine or butter, softened
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup jelly ( I used Strawberry and Strawberry/Raspberry)
Peanut Butter Glaze - below

How To:
1.  Heat oven to 450 degrees.  Lightly grease cookie sheet.  Stir flour, baking powder, margarine and sugar in medium bowl until crumbly.  Stir in milk until a soft dough forms.
2. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.  Make a little "well" in center of each, using the back of a spoon.  Fill each "well" with 1 teaspoon jelly.
3. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown.  Make peanut butter glaze.  Drizzle glaze over warm pastries.  Makes 12 pastries.

Peanut Butter Glaze
Stir 2/3 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter and 4 teaspoons water in small bowl.

Have fun making and eating them:)

Thanks for looking!!

Love and God's Peace,

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

No School!!

Tomorrow (Wednesday) we have no school.  It's called a waiver day.  Anyway, students in BGSD (Battle Ground School District) have no school.  There is also one of these days in February and March.  Also, on Monday we have no school as well!  It is Martin Luther King Junior Day.  Pretty exciting, huh?

There seems to be high hopes for tomorrow!!  Earlier, it was snowing but it was extremely windy as well.  Therefore, it didn't really stick that much.  However, it has been so cold that we still have lots of snow from Sunday (not that we got too much).  Anyway, there had been starting to get a huge green spot in the backyard and now this afternoon it turned white, although you call still see green!

As of now, there is freezing rain.  When I got off the bus this afternoon I noticed that there was defreeze on the road so the roads can't be too bad, can they?

I have to say, I hope we get some more snow tonight so it will be fun to go outside tomorrow and sled!!  Also, the concrete is looking mighty slick.  Perhaps tomorrow we will be able to go sliding on ice if it don't melt??

Thanks for lookin',
Love and God's Peace,

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Kulla Family Part 2

So this is the rest of my "summary of the year."  (Which is July through December)

Chet's Graduation Party.
Produce from our garden.
Faith made it out here!!  We took her to Lower Falls.
Clint caught a fish:)

Dad took Reid, Christopher, Clint, Clayton, and Blayne camping/fishing for a night.  Clayton's fish he caught.
Blayne, Clint, Reid, Christopher, and Clayton.
Aimee's birthday was on the 4th.

We also went to the beach on August 13th.
Some of us kids in the ocean.
Clayton made a "sand angel."
We stopped at The Candy Man and they had a horse you ride right there.  Hunter.
Some of us kids made a sand mountain.

August 24th.
In the morning we went to Hockinson Park with Ramona, Charity, Clara, and their kids.
That night, Anders and Clara came huckleberry picking with us.

Walker's birthday was on the 17th.
Christopher got a birthday present!  Just kidding!!  He didn't get a deer for his birthday but dad shot it the morning of his birthday.
Christopher's birthday was on the 23rd.

Our first snow!!
The boys made a snow couch in our front yard.
Clint, Tara, Aimee, Reid, and Christopher went up to the logging road to go sledding.

Our bazaar was on the 4th.
Forrest's birthday was on the 7th.

December also
On the 15th we made prune tarts at Paul and Charity's home.
One the 18th we had our Rhoades Christmas get-together at Paul and Charity's home.
 We opened Christmas presents on the 24th (it made a HORRIBLE mess!!!)

Well, Thanks for checking it out:)

Love and God's Peace,

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My Latest Project - Hanging Baby Rattle/Toys

At the bazaar I did in early December, I bought a baby toy.  It wasn't really that cute, but I bought it so I'd have a pattern to make a cuter one!!!

With my piles of ribbon, I've gone through and found matching ribbons to make a few different ones.  Besides a couple I made right away to give away, I just finished my first batch of them that I put on Etsy.

Since Walker's not such a baby, I decided to give him the toy that I just bought.  He loves the little bell on the bottom . . . and it's actually not irritating when he plays with it in his carseat!  Before he had it in his carseat, he hauled it around the house, shaking it.

This rattle can be hung from anything you have to hang baby toys on.  It is very easy to attach and detach.

Here are some pictures I took of them.

First - a few individuals.

A single one hanging from the carseat.

 All of them laying on the table.

 All of them hanging on the carseat.

I saved the best for last - Walker enjoying one for a photo:)

Hope you have a great rest of the week.

Love, Elva

Monday, January 3, 2011

Kulla Family

We had a pretty good year of 2010. 
Here is the first 6 months in pictures:)

Christopher and Clint went to quilt group with Mom at the fire station and ended up getting a little tour.
Dad's birthday - January 28th. 

Dad read stories to the kids.
Walker's first time in his walker.

Bronwyn and Hunter made PB&J - all by themselves!!!
Our family went to Tillamook Cheese Factory.
We also went to the beach.

At Grandpa and Grandma's house we experienced quite a bit of snow on the 2nd.
Clayton's birthday was on the 7th - One of his presents was a bike.
We went to Hockinson park on the 9th ~ lots of fun!
My birthday was on the 13th.

Also April:
Dad, Mom and Walker went away for a weekend.
Reid's birthday was on the 15th ~ he likes pop, too:)

Rhoades family annual cleaning day at Grandpa and Grandma's.
Leona and Aiden made it out here to help with the cleaning!!
Clint's birthday was on the 13th.
Hunter's birthday was on the 19th.

Aimee made a poster about Niagara Falls.  She presented it to her class.
We made strawberry jam ~ yummy yummy!
The 18th was Aimee's 8th grade recognition. 
Rachel's birthday was on the 25th.  She had Haleigh, Melanie, Stacia and Tiffany over.

That's all for now, but I'll try to post the rest of 2010 within a few days:)
Love and God's Peace, Tara