Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Surprises in the Kitchen...

Yesterday I went out to the kitchen after changing Ian and found the refrigerator door open and a dozen eggs scrambled on the floor... Jabin was in the other room playing with crayons. He came into the kitchen and said "uh-oh" several times. I'm just happy that I cooked eggs the night before; otherwise there would have been 2 dozen eggs on the floor. :) 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Canning Day

So, yesterday I canned a big box of tomatoes and actually used the pressure canner and it came out! This was my first time to do it by myself, and I didn't even have to call my mom. Last year I tried to use the canner, but couldn't get the lid on right so I just used a hot water bath. I'm so happy. I want to can some more vegetables, but we'll see. Last week I made applesauce and canned that too. I got some apples for $.38/lb. at Walmart. Then I got some more the next week and so they were just sitting around, so I decided to can them. Here are some pictures of the finished products.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

MAJOR Update

So, it has been quite awhile since I've posted.... Just to update everything, skipping ahead 9 months.... We moved into our new home in February. We are still in the process of getting everything together. We still haven't painted, so we haven't really decorated much at all. I tried to make some curtains, but my sewing machine messed up, so we have some make-shift ones on some windows, but we definitely need some work done around the house. We moved in to the Himelick's house and are actually buying it. It has a nice fenced in backyard which is very nice. Hopefully, we'll get to paint at least some of the rooms soon. I really want to get the bathroom redone. Its got quite a bit that needs done to it.

 Jabin just got moved into his new room in September, after sleeping in our room and sometimes in our bed. It was rather crowded with 4 people all sleeping in one room... 4??? Yes, that's right.... We found out I was pregnant right after moving in here, and I've already had a baby boy!!! Ian Keypeng Oki was born August 4, 2012 weighing 7 lbs. 7 oz. at 3:28 pm. Ian means "God is gracious." The story of his birth is actually kind of long, but to make a long story short, we had to go to the emergency room to have him. I was "rushed" to the delivery room, without even being properly entered into the system at the hospital. Labor was totally different from Jabin's birth. Much less painful and so much faster once everything was started. I'm so thankful for God grace to us in his birth. It was really amazing, and I didn't even know when I was really due. I thought I was due September 12th!!!! ... HAHA!!!  Ian's already 2 1/2 months old and 13 lbs. 8 oz. He's a big guy and so sweet. He smiles and laughs. Jabin loves him and gives him lots of kisses and tries to hold him too. :) Jabin, of course, is a great help. He runs around the house and loves to play ball and read books. Every time I sit down to feed Ian, Jabin comes with a couple books that he wants to have me read to him. It's so fun having 2 little babies to take care of. Ian sleeps very well at night, and during the day, too. They are both sleeping now, so I have this time to write. I would love to write on my blog more, but time is limited these days... :)