Monday, March 31, 2008




14 MONTHS Climb up on the chair.
It may take a while but keep at it.
Check to see who is watching.
Slyly check and see which cookie you want.
Quickly grab one.

Look again to see if anyone saw you.
Take a bite.
MMM...that's good.
OH NO!! I forgot to whip off the evidence.

Oh Well~ When you are this cute you can get by with it.


I baked cookies on Saturday, and after catching Olivia several times trying to steal a cookie, I grab a camera and caught her in the act. She is really starting to climb a lot and has to be watched ALL THE TIME!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Our Easter Weekend

A nice Easter weekend was had by all in the Stamper household. We did not do school on Friday and it was a pretty day so the kids played outside and we colored Easter eggs. Saturday was the annual pancake breakfast and egg hunt at church. We gave the kids their baskets Saturday night since Tim had to be at church a half hour early on Sunday morning. I was also having company for dinner so I decided to get the baskets out of the way on Saturday night. We hid the baskets and they had great fun finding them. Sunday was good day celebrating our Lord's Resurrection. We had Tims parents over after church for dinner.
Chris did this pose all on his own.

Olivia update: We were supposed to lose Olivia on Friday, but court did not go as expected so we have her at least until the end of April. We enjoy her and love having her every minute that she is here. Her new adoptive mom came to see her and brought her an Easter basket on Saturday. Olivia did really well warming up to her.
Click on the picture below to view more pictures of our weekend.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

He Is Risen Indeed!

For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have ever lasting life.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sprucing Up

Tim was on spring break last week so I put him to work around the house. This is what our steps looked like. I still really liked it but the wall paper was starting to come off in places so we went for a new look.
Tim stripped the wall paper, painted, and put up chair rail. The color on the bottom is the same color as my living room.
I have been wanting a coat rack on the wall coming in from garage, so Tim built this for me. We(Tim) painted the wall a dark blue. I am still trying to decide if I want the whole room painted this color. I am going to decorated this room with a nautical theme.

Monday, March 10, 2008

"Snow" Much Fun

The kids have spent many hours outside enjoying the snow. This is probably the biggest snow they have seen in their lifetime. I think Tim enjoyed the snow as much or more than the kids did. He made them a ramp that they could sled ride over and helped them build a wall to use for snowball fights.We took many pictures so I have put a few here and you can view more by clicking on the album at the bottom.
Olivia enjoyed watching the kids playing.


Chris in the tunnel that Brittany built.
Snow Cream
The creek down from our house.

snow march 08

Friday, March 7, 2008


Yesterday was so beautiful and I was delighted to see that some of my spring flowers were starting to come up. I took this picture at about 10:30 yesterday.
This is the same flower at 8:30 this morning
One hour later.

We now have 4-5 inches of snow with 8-10 more to come. I am very ready for spring but it is hard not to get caught up in the excitment and beauty of the snow. I just wish it would have come in December!!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Sunday Pictures

Sunday I made my kids "suffer" through a photo session. So now you all can "suffer" through looking at them:-)

The whole gang
Boys must be boys.
Now thats better!
My young Ladies

Monday, March 3, 2008

OK~so I am going to jump on this bandwagon of Menu Plan Monday. But I am going to add a twist. Every day I am having at least one recipe that I have gotten off of someones blog. I have started a three ring binder so when I see a recipe someone has posted, I print it off and put it in my binder to try later. I am looking forward to this week but also have a little trepidation because of all the new recipes that will take more time to prepare then my old handy~dandy favorites. I have been in a rut lately so this should shake things up a bit.

Monday~ Pork Chops, Baked French Fries, Peas

Tuesday~Nacho Chicken Casserole, Salad

Wednesday~Crock-pot Lasagna, Green beans

Thursday~ Oven-Fried Chicken, Corn, Scalloped Potatoes

Friday~ Pizza(game night at church)

Saturday~Out to eat

Now that I have typed it out it does not sound that bad, only four new meals. That means that I have several more recipes that I still want to try. Maybe next week.

I am enjoying this glorious day of nice weather. The kids have been having a blast outside.

Have a wonderful day!