Monthly Archives: October 2005

Fall Family Pic


Fall Family Pic
Originally uploaded by jason@thearcherfamily.org.

Last week Micki and her partner teacher in Young Fives did an evening for their kids and their dads/uncles/grandpas/significant male figure to come and have fun. Micki did a great job doing a story with the group, dancing to the chicken dance, and then having stations set up where the pairs could do things like decorate pumpkins, make bracelets, have cider and donuts (thanks Kevin Ganton) and have fun together. We snuck a pic in (Thanks Ms. Haney) and G decorated a pumpkin. Stop by the house anytime to check it out. It’s in the front yard.

Meatloafin’


Meatloafin’
Originally uploaded by jason@thearcherfamily.org.

Tuesday nights I think are becoming one of my favorites. Micki has class from 4:30-6ish, so Grace and I cook dinner together. It’s fun to hang in the kitchen and take our time cooking. A few weeks ago we saw this lady on Food Network do a show on one of Elvis’s favorite meals. We watched the whole thing and Grace was saying, “I wish we could make that meal, Dad.”

Well, I went online, found the recipe, and we went and made the entire meal. Everything on the show. Meatloaf with a special cheese sauce, new potatoes rolled in a ranch/corn flake mix, with Elvis’s Ooey Gooey Peanutbutter Banana Cake. All from scratch. We spent almost two hours cooking together and it was a feast to beat the band. The best part was just hanging with Grace and taking our time. We’ve made a couple of more cool dishes since then like a pepperoni roll (haven’t made that since the Utica days) and other cool stuff. Tuesdays. Liking them.

Grace and James


Grace and James
Originally uploaded by jason@thearcherfamily.org.

Two weekends ago we went on our annual fall trip to Flavor Fruit Farms in Somerset Center. We were thinking that this was our fifth year in a row. This year we went with the Chilcotes and had a blast. It was a perfect day. We went on a horse ride, cooked hot dogs over a fire pit, and played in the hay. At least the kids did, we didn’t.

It was fun to hang with the “Chili’s” for the afternoon. Then Janice and I had to hustle home to take a quiz for our Master’s class online. Seems like every year Flavor Fruit gets bigger, but everything costs money. A corn maize, horse rides, moonwalk. But it’s a day I love because of how beautiful Michigan is this time of year. I love it.