Barbeque Seasoning Art


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Momma found this recipe a few years ago, but we do not remember where. She let Megan and me make a batch because we were out.

  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1.5 tsp paprika
  • 1.5 tsp sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • +/- 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard
  • 1.5 Tbl parsley flakes optional

Remember to shake it first or else it will not taste very good.

Use on popcorn and meat!




Yesterday we went canoeing. We went on the Elkhart river, from Shanklen Park to Ox Bow Park. Oma and Opa rented the canoes. It was fun, Mark and I shared a canoe. The river was fun, some parts were hard but fun. After that we had a party at Oma’s and Opa’s house for the 4 of July!


Playing in Color

Today we went to the Colors for Kids 5K run, they do it once a year. They give you one or two bags of powdered chalk and you decorate yourself and then you run and you get colored all over. It was a 5k run, it felt short. We had fun. I hope we do it again. 

Second Soccer Game

On Monday I had a soccer game, we had a tie 4-4. The team we were playing against was good.

We have a game today at 6:30 at Goshen College. We will be on field 5 on the opposite side of the bleachers.

Hope to see you there!

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I started soccer in April!

We do GYSO (Goshen Youth Soccer Organization).

My team name is Scott Signs., My number is 3– Andrea wanted it to be 7. My coaches are coach Raul and coach Tony. My team is an all boy team so I am excited!

All my games are at Goshen college, and here is my schedule.

  • 4 May on Field 5 at 6:30,
  • 11 May on Field 5 at 6:30,
  • 18 May on Field 6 at 5:30,
  • 25 May on Field 6 at 5:30,
  • 1 June on Field 6 at 5:30,
  • 8 June Tournament TBA.

My first game on 27 April we won, 4-3! I am defense. I had lots of fun! Hope to see you at a game soon!

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Last Tooth Fortress

The other day, I lost my last tooth! I made a fortress for the tooth fairy to get through.The black “antennea” things are tooth fairy zappers.  The camera is for taking pictures, the dogs are to bark at the tooth fairy.  The space guy is top of the lid and he has a repellant.  A scary monster guy is hiding inside to scare and try to tickle the tooth fairy.  The guy on the bike is a police man in case the tooth fairy tried to take the tooth without paying for it.

The tooth fairy got through.  I did not get any pictures or hear any noise.  I guess she is so fast, my fortress was not good enough.

Baking Cookies

Momma let me make cookies today. Here is the recipe I used:

  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 Tbl molasses (or more if you like it!)
  • 1 cup browned butter (cooled)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup raisins (soaked in water and drained)
  • 1/4 cup each dark chocolate M&M’s, milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and dark chocolate chips.

Cream together butter, sugar, molasses and eggs.

Add remaining ingredients and stir well.  It will be very thick!

Roll into balls, roll in sugar and place on cookie sheet.  Flatten with a glass.  Sprinkle with more sugar if you want.

Bake 350 degrees F for 15 minutes.  Remove to cool on rack.  Eat and enjoy!