Horns, Castles and Soup!

James and June love to either wave (if Jeremy’s walking) or do “the horn honking sign” (if he’s driving) every morning when he leaves for seminary.

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Tea Time – with some tea this time!

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Alice has become super interested in food over the last two weeks. She’ll watch your every bite if you eat within eye range.


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I have zero talent for building castles or cathedrals from my imagination (unlike Jeremy, who can whip up Wells Cathedral from memory), so we have started finding pictures to replicate. Our first attempt:

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James and I have started having Quiet Time when June and Alice are down for their naps. We read or knit or do some other sort of not-chatty activity. I love it, and James is getting used to it. 🙂

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Afternoon colouring session.

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Came across this screen shot the other day and thought it was totally hilarious! Others didn’t quite agree.


Every year our church hosts a Soup Fest where contestants bring a crockpot full of a delicious soup and vie for the title of First Place. Attendees are given little sampler sized bowls and have a taste of all the entries (or most, if there are some that don’t appeal to you, like soups – ahem – that have mushrooms in their title, for instance). We had a wide range of entries this year, from Portobello Soup, Cheddar and Ale Soup, Loaded Baked Potato Soup, Lasagna Soup and Blueberry and Lemon Soup (tasted like a smoothie).

I happened to win First Place this year with my Chicken Peanut Soup entry!

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From this picture it looks like the five of us were the only ones there – but there were lots of people, I promise! 🙂


I used this recipe from Baked Bree, if you’re interested in giving it a try. (I omitted the cilantro garnish, substituted olive oil for the sesame oil, found the chicken tasted best when cooked in the slow cooker, and must note that the lime juice, though it seems odd, is essential!)

Have a lovely week!


2 thoughts on “Horns, Castles and Soup!

  1. Tanya says:

    Nice work on first place! I’ll have to try making that soup one of these days 🙂 Those wooden castle/cathedral blocks are so neat. And I love that James and June always wave goodbye in the morning – I feel like that’s something Jeremy will remember fondly when they’ve grown up. 🙂


  2. jrdeleeuw says:

    James looks SO tall next to June (I realize he is on his tippy toes).
    And those castles…wowzers. Impressive!
    I love Alice’s big grin as she anticipates the spoonful. So cute! 🙂


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