Saturday, December 30, 2006
We have had a great time here in Kansas over the holidays! We spent the first week in Kansas City with Tara's fam and the second week in P-burg with the Hensley clan. Here are some pics.
The first is a picture of the Hensley guys and Dennis my brother in law.
Cabe, Bobby, Dad, Dennis, and Nate
Next is a picture of our time visiting my grandma in Tulsa. From L to R Diana, mom, Dennis, grandma, dad, Nate and Shannon.
Monday, December 11, 2006
We are nearly done with this semester and can hardly believe it! If it was not for this drink we would have not made it with all of the papers that we had to write.
We consider ourselves regular bean fanatics and have really come to love Just Coffee. Our friends Jero and Bety introduced this to us while they were living in Vancouver. We love the message, the cause, and the robust taste! We miss you Jero and Bety, and we think of you every time we hold tight a warm mug of this amazing cup of coffee.
Saturday, December 02, 2006
We received around 9 inches of snow up here and decided to try to build a snow fort with Nick and Owen. We had trouble making a roof. Therefore, I went on to Google and typed in "how to build an igloo" and found the following instructions on http://www.thefarm.org/charities/i4at/lib2/igloo.htm
Apparently our families in the Midwest could build some killa' igloos with the snow storm they recently had.
| ||Step 1. Cut blocks from dry, hard, hard snow, using a snow saw or large knife. Each block should be about 3 ft. (1m) long, 15 in. (40cm) high, and 8 in. (20cm) deep.|
| ||Step 2. Form a circle with blocks around the hole created where you cut the blocks. Cut the circle in a spiral from the top of the last block to the ground ahead of the first block. This will make it easy to construct a dome.|
|Step 3. Build up walls, overlapping the blocks and shaping them so that they lean inward. Cut a hole under the wall for the cold sink and entrance. Put several blocks along one wall as a sleeping platform|
|Step 4. The last block must initially be larger than the hole. Place the block on top of the igloo, then, from inside, shape and wiggle it to slot exactly into the hole|
| ||Step 5. Hot air from your body and stove rises and is trapped inside the dome. Cold air falls into the sink and flows away to the outside. It is essential to cut ventilation holes in the walls with an ice axe.|
| ||Finished Igloo |
With warmth inside the igloo, the surface of the walls will melt and freeze over, to form a smooth, airtight ice surface. The roof over entrance tunnel prevents snow from blowing into igloo.
WARNING! It is vital to make at least one airhole in the roof to avoid suffocation. The igloo will get very warm inside with heat from your body, even if it is cold and windy outside. Without ventilation, lethal carbon dioxide will build up. Also, the use of stoves in an enclosed shelter is not recommended due to dangerous build-up of carbon monoxide.
Information on this post is taken directly from:
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
The Minnesota Twins had a great season but struggled in the playoffs against the Oakland A's.
However, the players have received a lot of recognition.
Today Justin Morneau of the Twins won the AL MVP award beating out the hated New York Yankees player Derek Jeter!
picture by Jonathan Daniel
The Twins also have the AL batting title winner in Joe Mauer and the AL Cy Young award winner in Johan Santana.
Looks like the Twins are going to be contenders for a long time... Go Twins!
The AP said, "Morneau became the second Canadian-born player to win an MVP following Colorado's Larry Walker in 1997. He is the third Canadian-born athlete to win an MVP in a major pro league this year, following Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash and San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton."
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
On a summer morning
I sat down
on a hillside
to think about God--
a worthy pastime.
Near me, I saw
a single cricket was moving the grains of the hillside
this way and that way.
How great was the energy,
how humble its effort.
Let us hope
it will always be like this,
each of us going on
in our inexplicable ways
building the universe.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
We celebrated my twin brothers birthday tonight! It was a lot of fun. Here is a picture of our b-day group. We also had a great "homemade" pie from the grocery store.
And finally here is a picture of a couple of cool 29 year olds about 28 years ago!
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Here is the sushi man to get you ready for some sushi!
Friday, September 01, 2006
Monday, August 21, 2006
This is the book we used to find our camping sites on the Sunshine Coast.
Here is a free web page to check out for suggestions on free camping in BC.
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Monday, August 07, 2006
Sunday, August 06, 2006
summer time = 2 family reunions + warm weather
As I have been up in Canada I have not been able to attend either for a couple of years. Yesterday was the annual Tamage reunion...Tamage was the name of my grandmothers mother.
It was around 109 degrees for this years reunion.
The picture shows Aunt Claudine, who was married to my Great Uncle Art, my Grandma Hensley's brother. Also, seated in the wheel chair is my sweet Grandma and standing on her left is Aunt Edith, who was married to Dr. Paul Darnell, before he died a couple of years ago. This is a picture of my dad and his cousin Pam.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Monday, July 24, 2006
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Thursday, July 20, 2006
Check out the recipe from Nancy Gaifyllia
Melitzanes me Feta: Baked Eggplant with Feta Cheese
In Greek: μελιτζάνες με φέτα, pronounced meh-leed-ZAH-nes meh FEH-tah
The classic combination of eggplant, tomato, and herbs is enhanced by the addition of feta cheese to create a delicious meatless appetizer or main dish.
- 2 pounds of eggplants (long slender type)
- olive oil for frying
- 5 tablespoons of fresh chopped basil
- 5 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 pound of ripe tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 pound of feta cheese, crumbled
- sea salt
- freshly ground black pepper
Wash the eggplants and remove stems. Cut lengthwise into 1/2 inch slices. Fry lightly (until soft and gently browned) in 1/4 inch of oil.
Preheat the oven to 355F (180C).
Layer the eggplant in the bottom of a baking dish.
Combine the tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste, basil, and garlic in a bowl, and spoon the mixture over the eggplant. Top with feta cheese, and bake at 355F (180C) for 45 minutes.
Serve hot or cold.
At a Glance
Cook Time : 45min
Course : Appetizer, Entree
Special : Vegetarian
Type of Prep : Bake, Fry
Cuisine : Greek
This recipe comes from
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Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Sunday, July 16, 2006
Julio, Lisa and I were at the beach the last couple days to sell water, diet coke, gatorade and snickers for the Vancouver Folk Festival. We sold all of our drinks. The snickers didn't sell as well as we would of liked. But it was a Good lesson for future events. Last night we got to hear the band Feist play for a little while.