We had a good week here in the Albright household.
One of our favorite breakfasts is Volcano Pancake. It is one recipe that I make that uses white flour. I tried other flours, but it just doesn’t come out the same. It is mostly egg, so I figure it isn’t too bad. I do try to balance out the flour the kids eat throughout the week. They aren’t completely wheat-free.
We drive up past Atlanta every week to visit the kids’ grandma who is in a nursing home. Unfortunately, with the weather being what its been, we haven’t made it up in three weeks. I’ll admit, that it isn’t the most exciting thing to do for the kids, but they sure do bring a smile to grandma’s face. We have been making these weekly trips for 5-1/2 years with the occasional miss because of weather or illness.
The kids’ aunt also lives up that way and we visit her too sometimes. Donnie is here helping Auntie out by putting air in her Jeep’s tire. While he was doing that, MaryEllen was saying hello to Sammy, Auntie’s dog.
Every week, usually Monday or Tuesday, I iron Don’s uniforms for work. It usually takes me an hour to an hour and a half. During this time I listen to my favorite preachers on the radio, Adrian Rogers and Charles Stanley.
Ironing use to be a chore! I did not look forward to it at all. There are still some times when I don’t feel like ironing, but I have a different attitude about doing it and getting it done now.
MaryEllen’s past-time is drawing. She has been drawing since she could first hold a crayon. I have saved most, if not all, of her drawings. If you like, you can see some of her recent drawing here. 🙂
It is so fun to watch her start with a blank page, then add shapes lightly, and soon it is an image. The Lord has really blessed her with this talent.
Two books that I have been wanting came in today. I already started The Five Love Languages of Teenagers. I am terrible with reading too many books at one time. 🙂 I am trying to limit it to 3 or 4 at a time.
I made a couple grain-free desserts this week. These grain-free ‘oatmeal’ raisin cookies were pretty good. The kids will eat what I try out and Don has even tried a few, but he can’t get use to the coconut or almond flour texture. (I also made these Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes.)
Because of a dessert I made a while back using coconut oil, Donnie will sometimes have a hard time using the toothpaste I make, so I bought Earthpaste for him. If he tastes the coconut oil in the one I make, it sometimes makes him gag.
It is so hard to find a natural toothpaste out there. A lot of the ones that claim to be natural still have undesirable ingredients in them.
That was our simple week. I find I take more pictures now that I am part of the Let’s Click 365 Days. I have never been good at taking pictures, even when the kids were small. Don is the one you will find with the camera.
The kids actually didn’t mind me posting these…too much. 🙂
Have a great week,