The Winston Family

Friday, July 29, 2011

Canning Time

I have been on a mission to learn how to can. I have bought books, canning supplies and searched the Internet. I decided that the easiest thing to start with is tomatoes. I found a recipe for spaghetti sauce on the Internet. Sarah got in on the action. She helped me blanche the tomatoes and put them in cold water bath.

I peeled them and squeezed the juice out after blanching them.
Mixed all the ingredient together and cooked the tomatoes down. Boy, did it smell good.
I ended up with 6 pints of sauce.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Getting Closer

Last Saturday David and the crew poured the concrete for the ceiling. The garage and a few walls will be out of wood. David is working the foundation for the garage, after that will be poured on Thursday. We will have to wait a few days for all the ceiling to cure out, then they will take down the shoring. Then ready for the framer.
We have a sample box of the brick, but we have been so busy that we haven't had to time to open the box. haha We are going to put rock and siding also on the house.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hello Everyone!

It's been awhile, alot has been going on.

1. Put house on the market the end of March, sold in two days.

2. Bought 22 acres not far from where we were living.

3. Moved out April 10th

4.Built David a shop with small apartment.

5. Lived in camper for 5 weeks until apartment was ready

6. Building an house that is made of concrete, as of now the walls are up. Working on ceiling/roof.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Boy! Where have I've been. Busy I tell you.

This is Emalee and Kayla they are our youngest granddaughters. They had so much fun together. All the kids except for Dawn and her bunch weren't able to come over for Christmas. As usual we fix our Mikey and Minnie waffles with all the trimmings. Then open presents. One of the boys had gotten a Nerf gun. So the fun Nana that I am, took upon myself to chase the grandkids around and shoot them. They had so much fun and of course I did too. The whole family was truly blessed this year, not by how many gifts we received but by enjoying each others company.
Will try to catch everyone up on our goings, it has been busy from the get go.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

This year half of our kids were out of town, so our little family was very small this year. David and I decided to go out to eat instead of cooking a big dinner. I did make desserts thou. We wanted to go to Cracker Barrel to eat. When we got there it was so packed that their wait line was out the door. We tried to check other places that might have turkey and dressing, but ended up at IHop. Then headed home to eat our pumpkin pie.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Lydia!

Today is Lydia's birthday. I've had the blessings of being her Mom for 2oyrs. I have watched her grow into a beautiful lady.

Our Brother and Friend

Our brother in law went to be with the Lord on October 1oth. It was a tragic loss to our family and most of all to my sister in law Tomi. We had the blessing of having Bob in our family for almost 15yrs. He will be greatly missed until we meet again in Heaven.

Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. the spring rains will come again.
Sarah Ban Breathnach