Thursday, August 21, 2008

Welcome Baby Kelby!

Here are a few pics of our most recent Life Event (not to diminish our recent visit with our 4 other little Life Events in Spokane--more to come, promise!) Kelby John

Schreiner entered our world at 8:58 on August 14th, weighing in at 7.12 lb and 21" long. He resembles his siblings a good deal. Natalie & Layla seem to have accepted him right into their little world. Layla seemed to be fascinated with his eyes and we had to really watch her! Randy & I (aka Papa & Granny) have been enjoying this little one immensely--though chasing after his sisters leaves us pretty pooped by the end of the day!

Nikki/Mommy is doing great; really bouncing back--looking absolutely beautiful to boot! But then, I think she made a stunning prego, too :) I almost have to slap her back onto the couch to rest, reminding her to "milk this for all it's worth!"



Ahh...Life is good--thank You, Father.

(Oh! And here is the quilt that Nikki picked out for me to make for Kelby:) Isn't it cool?

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Friday, August 1, 2008

A Glance Back

Tonight at midnight we will be winging our way back to the Land O' Plenty (USA)--God willing and Korean Air flies :) I thought I'd do a last blog from Mongolia with a few scenes that really struck me. Ulaanbaatar is in the process of building a bridge not to far from our apartment. Walking up to and over the work in progress, I was struck--as I often am--at the collision of modern and old ways. I took 2 pictures standing at a center point on the new bridge of the new road. One picture faces the new work and the other faces the way the new road will take toward our apartment building. You can see how the modern buildings stand out against the ger districts; or the other way around.
On a less cerebral note, here is recipe for some STELLAR brownies I made for last week's Bible study ladies. Enjoy!

COCOA BROWNIES

4 large eggs
1 cup sugur
1 cup brown sugar
8 oz melted butter
1 ¼ cups cocoa, sifted
2 tsp vanilla
½ cup flour, sifted
½ tsp kosher salt

Preheat the oven to 300. Spray 8” square pan (parchment paper is extra helpful).

Beat the eggs at med until fluffy & light yellow. Add both sugars. Add remaining ing and mix to combine.

Pour the batter into pay and bake for 45 min. Check for doneness—toothpick inserted into the center of the pan should come out clean. May need another 10 or 15 minutes. Cool & cut.



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