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A Condensed version of the Month of February

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A Condensed version of the Month of February

Hi everybody! Can you believe it’s already March?! I mean, we just celebrated New Years! Even though it’s a bit late, here is a simple overview of some of what went on in the Marr family household this last month.

 

Well, probably the main event of this month was the hot dog and Marshmallow roast we did at church a few weeks ago. This is the second time we have done it, but last time, it was to dark to get good pictures. I did this time though, thankfully.

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Lucia accidentally set her marshmallow on fire, causing many laughs.

The food table, before and after the roast. It was impossible to keep clean!

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The food was good, though!

And so were the marshmallows!

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The younger kids played and rode bikes.

And, if you have been following my blog, you probably know about our trip to El Paso.

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Pictures with my little sister, Susy.

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And a picture with my friends Karen and Jacqueline.

Rosy and Gracie

Gracie and I matched clothes for a Sunday.

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Aww! Picture with Philip.

Playing soccer after church.

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Andy was the goalie. The ball wasn’t coming, so he decided to rest a bit…

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Then, he had a brilliant idea! However, the other team wasn’t too enthusiastic…

 

Well, that’s about all of the important stuff.

What did you do during the month of February? Are you excited about March?

 

 

A Trip to the Border

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A Trip to the Border

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, Dad, Bekah, Ruthie and I went on a trip to the Border (as the title indicates…). It’s about five to six hours there, depending on how many of our family are going.😉

We got up early on Tuesday morning, at about 4:30 and left at about 5:00.

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This is what the lights of Cuauhtemoc (where we live) look like when the car hits a bump… It was the best I could do on a dirt road.

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More lights.

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We ate somewhere around 7:30. Breakfast was peanut butter sandwiches and oranges Lizzie made the night before. (She didn’t make the oranges, though.)

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We stopped at Oxxo, and Dad got some Coffee to keep himself awake.

*Skips a few hours…*

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When we reached the border, the line wasn’t too long, thankfully.

While we were waiting, I photographed the Mexican flag.

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We made it across uneventfully, and we were soon zooming down the road in New Mexico. I don’t know if you can see it very well, but El Paso is right up against that mountain, in Texas.

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The city on our side of that big red X is El Paso, and on the other side is a city in Mexico. Don’t ask me what the X stands for…

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Dad put his hat on backwards.🤣

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The clouds were so pretty!!!

 

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And this is a picture of me… eating a grape?

The building where we get our mail.

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Opening boxes, so that we can fit everything into the car.

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This is… the building next to the building where we get our mail. I was bored…

While I was waiting in the car, I also took some pictures of planes going by, using my zoom lens.

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El Paso Sky-line

In the evening, we went out to eat at Chilis with a friend, and then we went to a Bible study with him. We stayed in the home of one of the families from the study. In the morning, we got up at about 5:30, and left at around 6:00.

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This is the rosing sun, through our dirty car window.

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“Welcome to Chihuahua-The big state” Chihuahua is the name of the state in Mexico that we live in. It’s the biggest state.

We made it back across the border with no problems, again, praise God. And then we were on our way home!

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“Don’t leave us!!!”

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Scenery on the road. It got really pretty in some places. Well, in most places!

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Getting closer to home.

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Almost home! You can see the big white van.🙂

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Our house. Complete with a few bikes strewn here and there…

 

Homecoming hugs and kisses☺️

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Aww, my sweet brother Philip! (My sweet, dirty brother Phillip!…)

What about you? Do you like car trips? What do you like to do to pass the time?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Condensed Version of the Month of January

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Here is a basic review, made up of mostly pictures, of the month of January at the Marr household.

WARNING : PICTURE OVERLOAD AHEAD

I got to capture quite a few cool sunsets this month on my camera.

 

And some pictures of the moon. Taking good pictures of the moon is really hard! You’d know, if you’ve ever tried.

 

A lot of hair cutting, too. I got to cut my little sisters bangs and Mom cut my hair shorter. I really like the new look!

 

Little James is growing up so much! Here he is, wrestling with big brother Philip.

 

And of few other cute pics of him.

 

I have been enjoying learning to drive a lot.

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Visiting after church

Over the several days, I have made three different flavors of marshmallows, each a double batch. And, just so you know, we don’t usually make marshmallows nearly so often, but we were going to have our Grandparents over. Unfortunately, they were’t able to make it, so now we have a lot of marshmallows in the house. The flavors I made were, in order from right to left, chocolate covered cherrie, eggnog and chocolate peppermint. Now you may be thinking how strange eggnog might taste. I was thinking that too, while I was making them, but they turned out better than I expected they would. (There is not actually any eggs in them, BTW. It’s just regular marshmallows with cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice in them.)

 

Well, that’s pretty much it for this month.

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P.S. I would love to hear from you in the comments!

 

 

 

Chocolate Covered Cherrie Marshmallows

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Last week, I got to make these delicious chocolate covered cherrie marshmallows.

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We have also made chocolate covered peppermint marshmallows, plain peppermint, cinnamon, orange, chocolate and vanilla. We still looking for for flavor ideas to try next. Do you have any ideas? If so, I would love to hear about it in the comments!

Gingerbread Molasses Cookies

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A few weeks ago I found a recipe for these gingerbread molasses cookies. They were so good!

Here is some pictures showing me in the process of making! (OK, it doesn’t actually show me, but it shows the cookies!)

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In a bowl, throw in all the dry ingredients: Oat flour, whole wheat flour, Sucanat, baking powder, backing soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt.

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Then the wet in a separate container: Coconut oil or butter, apple sauce(or eggs, which I used)

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Stir. (I prefer using a mixer. Its way easier!)

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If you used cold butter, it might look like this. Big chunks of butter floating around the top, but don’t worry about it!

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Pour the two together

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And Mix. I prefer to use a hand mixer. Its way easier!

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Mmmm…!

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Now, Sadly, It has to sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Try to wait patiently!

Next, spoon the dough onto a cookie sheet.

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And use a fork to make criss-crosses, or whatever you call them…

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Then bake them…

Well, the criss-crosses didn’t turn out, but thats okay!

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Yum!!!

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Here is a link to the cookbook that I got the recipe from:  

The Chocolate Covered Katie Cookbook

Tortilla Roll-ups!

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A few days ago (I can’t remember which…) I made supper which was tortilla roll-ups! They were so good! They didn’t look very pretty, but they tasted Delicious!!!

Today I am going to show you how to make them!

First you take a flour tortilla and spread cream cheese over the whole thing. Sprinkle lemon zest (I did a little bit of orange zest as well, but you don’t have to!) and chopped onions on top!

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Now for some grated carrot, chopped bell pepper, and cucumber.

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Next you roll it up!

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Now this part is the trickiest! You have to cut it like this ⬇️. If it unrolls, just roll it back up!

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Don’t forget to stick a toothpick through it once it is cut. If you don’t, it will fall completely apart!!! You don’t want that!

It should look like this when done.

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Like I said, they don’t look very pretty, but they taste so good!

Also, you can feel free to use any vegetables of your choice in the roll-up!

I would love to hear what you think in the comments below!

Thank you!

Our Visit to Our Grandparents House

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About a week ago we packed up and climbed into the van at five in the morning to go visit our Grandparents, Uncles, and Aunts, who also live in Mexico! After about day of driving, we finally Arrived! Happily we all climbed out of the van to go meet them! Here are some of the thing that happened during our stay there.

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They live up in the mountains and the view was very pretty!

My uncle (who is 13) is really good with Horses! We went horse back riding! Horse are my favorite Animal! 

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My Uncle riding his Horse!

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For supper we had Sushi and crab salad! I helped make the Sushi! It was pretty fun to make!

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 Sushi

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    Crab salad

On our way back home, I took a pretty picture of the sunset!

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 The Sunset

 

We had a very fun time!