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Friday, January 19, 2007


It's Friday, and we all survived a week without the man of the house around. We miss him terribly and will be glad when he gets home late tonight!

Caleb has all the paperwork ready for him to get his school permit, allowing him to drive to and from school without an adult. Shall I count my gray hairs NOW, and then compare them to how many I have after he's made the road trip a few times? NOT ready to have a driver! And next month, Cameron turns 14, which means we'll have a second kid with a drivers permit! YIKES! How old am I again?? Caleb also has been stressed over getting his school schedule worked out for the next two years. He finally turned it in this week, and seems to be feeling pretty good about it.

Cameron got great news this week! He was accepted into the Tri-State Honor band! We are thrilled for him...what an honor. practice! He also had 2 basketball games this week. Yesterday the middle school had a field trip to the Gallagher-Bluedorn Theater associated with UNI in Cedar Falls. I was a sub for the day, so got to attend, too. It was a 1 hour play on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. QUITE good! After the 1 hour bus ride there, 1 hour play, and then an hour ride back to school, Cameron and the bball team got BACK on a bus and drove an hour + to Postville for their game. Cameron said they won by over 50 points, so he got lots of playing time ;-). It was 8:45 til he got home for supper...he was HUNGRY!

Rachel had piano and spent lots of time outside playing in the snow this week! And Ethan had Scouts, and, the homebody that he is, just wanted to veg out at home most of the week. They did both go to Cameron's ball game on Tuesday night...under duress!

Haven't posted a recipe lately, but here's a GREAT is DELICIOUS with pretzels dipped in it, or as a spread on a chicken or ham sandwich. Once I start, I can't STOP eating this stuff. mmmm. I got this recipe from a friend at school, who got it from yet another friend :)

Mustard Dip

1 small bottle of yellow mustard
1 pint sour cream
1 pint Mayo (I use miracle whip)
2 packages of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix, dry
1 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons horseradish (NOT SAUCE)
2-3 T. dry minced onions

Blend it all together in a large bowl. Chill and ENJOY!

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