Monday, December 31, 2012

Merry Christmas!

The Pattersons wish you a
Very Merry Christmas
A Blessed New Year!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Patterson Christmas Project Grand Total

Our grand total for the Patterson Christmas Project was $315!!!
That's over three times our original goal, and over four times what we raised last year!
The kids and I were very touched with the amount of support and encouragement we received toward our cause.  With the $315 we were able to buy a goat, a sheep and some chickens from World Vision.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated and encouraged us along the way.  You've all made a difference for some needy families who now have a chance to earn income through these farm animals.
Merry Christmas!

Chef Graedon

Graedon is a master chef in training.  He's alway eager to lend a hand in the kitchen, and I try my best to let him.  It's an exercise in patience to have a four year old help out.  Sometimes we end up with an entire loaf of bread toasted and slathered with a pound of butter...and a very proud little boy.
On this day, Graedy and I made roasted root vegetables.
He cut the carrots and garlic, and mixed in the EVOO.
He helped fry up the fish, too.  He's a pro with the wooden spoon.

I'm hoping to have him fully on kitchen duty by the time he's 5....anyone want to come for supper?

Thursday, December 6, 2012


And, then, there it is.