Friday, August 27, 2010

This week our family watched this movie that has some of our favorite western stars, Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond, Harry Carey Jr., etc. It is directed by the infamous John Ford. I love John Ford's films. Along with wonderful visual elements, there is always good music and emotion. If you enjoy Irish films, you will enjoy this movie.

This movie is based on a true story (my favorite kind!). My favorite part of the film is when the West Point cadets have just learned that Pearl Harbor has been attacked by Japanese aircraft. They immediately stand and belt out the third verse to My Country Tis of Thee:

Our Father's God to Thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright
With freedom's holy light
Protect us by Thy might
Great God our King!

I got chills down my spine! This film is very family friendly. I could not find one bad word. So get a pot of hot tea and enjoy this 2 hour film. Look what my hubby brought home...6 little pots of mums! Walmart has them for $1 each. They are nice and healthy.

I put them in my victorian-reproduction greenhouse. I love it! Thanks, Mike.

Here's the greenhouse open. I had a hard time getting a picture because of the glare.

I made lots of sourdough muffins for my family. Tomorrow morning they will be up and out very early for the last day of play practice.
Maggie had fun putting these folliage pictures together. She got the folliage on our property and the frames at the Dollar Store. Very nice!
I know I said no more sourdough cakes...but I went into my cellar to get some wheat...and saw the can of root beer...and just had to create one more cake. So this is my Sourdough Root Beer Cake with Root Beer Glaze. To make it a Sourdough Root Beer Float Cake, just serve with a dollop of cool whip.
Abigail came over this week. I love the way she enjoys climbing into bins and baskets. Here she is in the better blocks (a type of lego). did she get such dirty feet?! Well, Auntie Kathie took her outside to check out the pool, butterflies, flowers, kitty cat...and the trampoline. Abigail did not want to come off the trampoline! I gave her 15 minutes, then I was worn out! (I hold onto her hands while she bounces. It takes some strength to keep her from jumping off the edge.) So much fun. All my children got a good laugh when I came in sweaty and exhausted.

This weekend promises lower humidity before the temps soar back up to the mid-90s next week. When will this heat end?! Meanwhile, I want to take advantage of the beautiful weather. Enjoy your weekend.

Many blessings ~ Kathie

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love your little greenhouse. Useful and pretty at the same time. That's a great combination.
Your daughter's foliage pictures are very nice. I'll have to give that a try - although our foliage here is quite different.
It's always fun when little ones are around. Glad you enjoyed your visit with little Abigail.