April 29, 2010
April 24, 2010
Darcy has been in line since around 6:30 am! Of course she was the only one with a really good reason for being early. Her friends were anxiously waiting for an early morning departure for Mexico! Just as soon as Darcy was out of her anatomy final...
Oh yes, joking at this early hour, just prior to this major exam, doesn't always go over well. I should just stick to subtle anatomy review.
April 23, 2010
The first thing we did was to make the dough. It wasn't very difficult and ended up mostly being flour and water. That was certainly surprising to me. I figured it would be much more difficult than that.
Once we had the dought to the right consistancy we had to roll it into a flat sheet of noodle. There are all sorts of devices that help you through this process and it would be fun to own a few of them some day.
Once the noodle dough is flat you cut it into the type of noodle that you want. We decided to try a couple of different options. First we sliced some spagetti noodles. The slicing part was easy, the seperating part took a few minutes.
We also decided to try making ravioli. For this pasta you just lay the dough on the ravioli pan, fill it with stuff, cover it and cut the squares out. Simple enough that even I could handle it.
Finally, you boil the noodles for a few minutes to cook it. Then you sit down and enjoy epic creation. We had an enjoyable time together, away from the kids. We're gonna have to do something like this more often!
Thank you sweetheart for a wonderful time. I love you.
April 19, 2010
I've been fortunate to have a great study buddy through this semester. Whitney Jensen has been in my anatomy class and my microbiology class. So we've had a lot of information to review. It has been a blessing to have someone willing to put in so much time studying all of this stuff. Admittedly, most of our time has been spent studying anatomy concepts, especially relating to the tricky testing proceedure of the lecture portion of this class. Another large chunck of time has been spent in the lab going of thousands of anatomical landmarks.
Lucky for both of us we've found some other dedicated friends along the way. Rachel Solter was another dedicated student who has spent many hours studying and reviewing for these exams. (I'm surprised we didn't get a study room named after us in honor of all the hours we've spent there studying this semester!)
April 17, 2010
Now I understand what a real row is supposed to look like. Deep furrows separating mounds of dirt where the plants will actually be planted. I also laid down the pvc pipe for the watering system.
Michelle has adjusted her garden rows so that each row will have plenty of sunlight and won't significantly shade the adjacent rows. Since some plants grow taller than other plants this planning takes great forethought.
April 13, 2010
So here we are again. Aleky has decided that he is a big boy and doesn't need to ride is the baby backpack. So he heads off with the other boys to cruise up the mountain.
David and Donovan have designated themselves the official water carriers and insist on carrying the water backpacks on every hike. That isn't bad except the water goes with them, as fast and as far as they go, sometimes leaving the rest of us a bit parched. But who can deny that kind of enthusiasm?
While Aleky isn't quite as fast as his brothers he is not to be denied.
This year Aleky hiked all the way up to the "Y" on his own steam and back again! Holy cow, is my 2 1/2 year old son doing all of this? I'm gonna have to really work to keep up with them!