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Everyday Adventures {28}


This was the view from my house last weekend. Yes it was cold and snowy, but it was also very pretty. As long as I was sitting inside my house where it was nice and warm. ๐Ÿ™‚


One of the things my daughter loves about winter is feeding the birds. She loves to put birdseed out on our back deck and railing just before breakfast so that she can watch them while she eats.


My oldest daughter and I made my mom’s coconut bars and homemade gluten free brownies for a church event last week. Both recipes are easy and delicious, so they make great desserts for potluck dinners.

If you have not made my mom’s coconut bars you need to. They are an old fashioned type dessert that everyone loves. Plus they contain everyday ingredients. I even have a gluten free version of them that are just as good as the original.


This is what I posted on Instagram earlier this week.

The weather today is freezing rain/sleet/snow which means it is a perfect day for homemade caramel apple cider and catching up on some computer and blog work.

And that is pretty much what I did. I took advantage of spending the day at home and got a lot of work done both the computer and house.


I know I have talked about how tall my family is and how hard pants are to find for us, but I think my son is taking it to a whole new level. He is 12, almost 13, and I had to order him dress pants from Land’s End because I could not find his size anywhere else.

Maybe the fact that I could not find his size has something to do with the fact that he needs a 28×34. Yes, that is a 28 waist and a 34 inch inseam. And really the waist is a bit big and the length is none too long. And yes I know there are much worse problems to have then being extremely tall and thin, but really who wears that size?

I bought him dress pants for a Christmas piano recital that were a 32 inch inseam and I was sure they would last him through spring. They didn’t. He has been wearing them too short for weeks now. I am hoping these are long enough to make it through his spring piano stuff. I am guessing they won’t though and then I will be searching for a 28×36.

Now I am starting to really wonder how tall he is going to be. He is still young, so his big growth spurt is probably yet to come. I am thinking he is on track to be over 6 ft 5 in.

And can we just talk about how much boys that age can eat! All the sudden he is starving. All. the. time. I know they grow fast at that age and are putting on muscle, but still where do they put all that food?! If only we could all eat like teenage boys and still stay thin.

I hope you all had a great week and have a great weekend!

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. The snow is beautiful, but I’m glad it appears to be leaving now. The outlook here is for above freezing temps starting Saturday. Hooray!

    I had a similar, but obviously different, problem with my daughter. When she was younger, I couldn’t find pants long enough, with a small enough waist. She, however, never got very tall. Her backside and waist finally caught up with her legs. Today she’s 18 and still wears pants from the children’s section of the department store. ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish you the best of luck with your son. I haven’t actually checked out this website yet, but it might help:

  2. LOL, I wear men’s jeans b/c they are heavier and last longer, and I wore 27 x 34 right after my son was born.

  3. kay childs says

    My son is turning 50 and still wears 32×38″ pants, same size as in high school!

    • Not many people can say that! Good for him! And I think the is probably the size my son is headed towards. I am guessing it won’t be long before he is needed a 38 inseam.

  4. I had the exact same problem with my son throughout high school. The worst part for us was that he was a blow out the knees, come home with everything you did at school that day on your pants kind of kid. I hated paying lots of $$ for pants only because of finding the right size. ๐Ÿ™‚

    He is now a 6’3″ 32 X 36. Not quite as hard to find as 28X36 ๐Ÿ™‚ Mine is in the army now and still spends half his money on food. At least it is his money now!

  5. My son is 14 and wears size 32X34. His waist is actually smaller than that, but it’s hard to find even that small a waist with that long an inseam. His dad is 6’10” and wears a 38-inch inseam. I’m dreading the day when we have to order both of their clothes from big-and-tall catalogs; as it is, my husband’s clothes and shoes (size 16 or 17) are way too expensive.

    • I totally understand on the expense of being tall and having to order everything! My husband is 6’5″, my oldest daughter and are are both 5’10 with a really long inseam, and she is still growing. And my son has always been tall for his age. My second daughter is the only one of use that can really shop in a normal store for her clothes! It is hard enough for us I can’t image how hard it would be for someone 6’10”! Our problem is often that in both men and women sizes they tend to be big and tall and we are all pretty thin and tall, which makes it hard because we need tall, but not big. I really know there are worse problems to have then being tall, but it does make finding clothes a bit challenging! ๐Ÿ™‚

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