Along Came A Dog... (named Eva)

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Paska Bread!

For St. Patrick's day I didn't make anything special. Yes, Justin has a special episode on his show, but I didn't make anything really 'green'. But Easter is different, and mom has a plan of cool foods we are going to make! Yesterday I made paska bread with some help from mom. She made the lemon icing on the bread. What is paska bread, and what makes it different from normal bread? paska bread is a sweetish bread with lemon. This is a Mennonite recipe, and a Mennonite Easter tradition. You and make it into buns ( which we did) or a loaf ( which we also did). What makes this special is that it rises like CRAZY!!! This is suppose to help us remember how Jesus rose from the dead. Also you get to eat it with icing.
Here is a picture of the buns :

HMMM, SOO good!
Bread is something that for me sounds hard to make, but it isn't! My only tip for making this bread is to half the baking time, because they would have burned if I would have left them in longer.
~ Abby ca.K.e

Monday, April 14, 2014

10K Run here we go!

Last year, Esther did some jogging, and I would join her. I wasn't very good at it, and couldn't run for a long time. This year I'm a little better, so I decided to do something crazy. REALLY CRAZY. There is this 20K walk every year to raise money for people with cancer, but you have to raise $1,000 each. AND,  this is on the same day as my last day of gymnastics. I wouldn't have time. So, I looked up runs. The 2.6 mile run run would be to easy, but a 10K run, well, maybe? Dad has a friend who does the Boston marathon, and he gave me a running plan. I also got some real running shoes, the shoe place even has a treadmill to run on to make sure your show fits! This is going to be crazy, and the training plan is a 8 week plan. RUNNING HERE I COME! ~ Abby ca.K.e

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Get your skates out!

For you, it might be spring now, you might start hearing the birds, and see the nice green grass, but no, not for me. When I walk the dog it is a little difficult, because besides our part of the sidewalk everything else is ice. So when I walk Eva I have to walk in a special way so I won't slip. Maybe, I should just get out my ice skates and start skating on our sidewalk! But on Sunday when I woke up I did hear the birds, so that was nice. Even though we still have snow, it is "spring". I am still grooming Eva everyday, but sometimes she doesn't cooperate....
~ Abby ca.K.e