And, since she's already eager to drive, I thought she needed to get used to some primitive driving :)
Eaglet #1 turned 13 this month. We celebrated at Celebration Station with go-carts and games. At the end of this month, we'll be having a more formal celebration with family and friends. I'll be posting more about that after the fact. And, I'll also be posting her 13 yo pic....as soon as we can get it together :)
I'm signing up to win a trip and curriculum from Rosetta Stone! Our family has been wanting to use Rosetta Stone for a long time now, so to receive this would be incredible! And, to top it off with a trip to Europe!?! Oh MY!!! I can not describe the delight I would have!!!
You can sign up, too. Check this out:
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Hurry, registration for the trip ends February 15, 2010.
For your chance to win a Rosetta Stone language product, please visit Heart of the Matter. Entries are being accepted until February 1st.
Inspired by the movie, Julie & Julia, I attempted Boeuf Bourguignon. It looked so yummy in the movie, and I guess I was up to a challenge. Even though the recipe is very long, and it did take 6 hours to make (that's not hands-on hours, just total time), it was simple.
And, according to all family members who ate it (all the Eagles, plus two grandmas), it was the BEST meal they'd ever had....and was worth all the time and money!!!!
The only thing I didn't do was add the mushrooms. Oh, and I didn't clean up the pot for presentation purposes :) So, it may not LOOK gourmet, but Oh, did it taste gourmet!!!
Here it is:
If you've ever tried it, let me know how you liked it....or if you've ever made it, what was your experience like?
My oven (see testimony of why this is so exciting here)
a quiet place
laughing (I know that this one doesn't really count, but from all the pics that were taken from this day, this is my favorite! My brothers and I took my Dad out to eat for his 70th birthday...we had a great time!)
Though youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly, Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.