Camp


Andrea is getting to help in the kitchen at Camp Patmos. She has been so excited about what she will learn and the people she will get to know better!

She is not sure exactly what all she will be doing, but so far she has helped in the kitchen during a marriage retreat, been photographer for a few hours, watched while a wedding cake was decorated, and played with small children.

Andrea is looking forward to new challenges and being able to share her beautiful smile!

New Challenge

I am “sneaking” on to share how proud I am of Andrea and her willingness to try something new.

After a lot of rain and the weather turning colder, we decided that Allan would take Andrea to her “away” soccer game and the rest of us stay home.  Andrea’s team played 9 players with no trained goalies against a team with 11 on the field (and 5 substitutes) for the entire game.

At half time, the first goalie sub was cold and tired, and coach told Andrea to replace her.  Andrea has never played that position, has never even wore goalie gloves, but she went and tried her best.

Unfortunately, we forgot to send my camera with Allan, but he was still able to use his phone some….

Great job Andrea, we are very proud of you!

Soccer Started

This week, soccer started. I have a new coach and some new team mates.  We have only had three practices, but I think I will really like him.

If you would like to come to one of my games, this is my schedule for this season.  The bold games are home games.

8 April at 12:30 NIBCO Soccer Complex #5

14 April at 4:00 Hebron Soccer Club #1

15 April at 5:30 NIBCO Soccer Complex #5

29 April at 5:30 NIBCO Soccer Complex #4

5 May at 4:45 NIBCO Soccer Complex #4

6 May at 4:00 Argos Community Park #1

12 May at 2:00 Hefner Field #9

(Wow, this is the first year, in at least three years, that no  game is scheduled on Mother’s Day!  Surprise!)

Elkhart Parks Photo Contest

We entered the Elkhart County Parks Photo Contest again this year.  I put in seven pictures.  It is my last year that I can submit pictures in the “youth” division.

Photos will be displayed at the Elkhart County Historical Museum (304 W. Vistula Street in Bristol, IN) from 10:00, 20 Jan thru closing on Friday the 26th.  It looks like the hours are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday.

We plan to go Saturday morning.  Maybe I will see you there!

Super Easy Bread

I wanted to try an experiment. I took a good pizza crust we like and a dutch oven bread we like and combined them.  All the measurements are approximate 🙂

  • A little less than 5 cups flour
  • 1 Tbl sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2.5 Tbl yeast
  • 2 Tbl oil
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  1. Mixed all together.
  2. Knead dough well.
  3. Let rise in greased bowl till doubled.
  4. Preheat a dutch oven in the stove at 450.
  5. Carefully put dough in dutch oven and place in oven.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes with the lid and then take lid off for the last ten minutes or until bread is golden.
  7. The bread will sound hollow when done.
  8.  Cool before cutting

I think I would like it a little fluffer. So next time I would punch the bread down and let it rise again when I preheated the oven.  Another thing I will try is shredding cheese to put in it.