Saturday, November 27, 2010

Baby Jack and I

Thanksgiving with family is grand, especially with this baby! He's so sweet!
Thanksgiving Pies...Yummy!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Pair of Wild Turkey's

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Monday started with me hearing a gobbling noise. At first I thought it was my son's Android phone, he has a turkey sound for November that you hear every time he gets a text message. He loves annoying ring I kept looking around for him, even though I knew he was at work. Even so, I kept hearing this gobble noise, it sounded far away. Then I realized it was coming from outside, was my son outside? I looked out my office window...and nope, nothing out there, but suddenly, a big huge bird jumped off the roof right above the window. And yes, it gobbled. OH MY! And then a second bird, not as large also flew down off the roof, right in front of me. They didn't stay put long and were soon over to the side of the yard. I did grab my phone, and lest no one believe me, I snapped a few photo's. Not good photo's however, through the window, and of fairly camouflaged birds, but proof nonetheless! They are beautiful birds, with many colors, all hard to see in this photo, but they were amazing. What a great way to start November!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

October Tomatoes

Look at this bounty! My daughter picked them tonight. She only picked part of what's still hanging out in my garden. She's the one that planted, weeded and picked this year, I'm just along for the goodies. She just took this quick snapshot before she brought them in. This is a huge bowl! We are planning to make some fresh salsa, and whatever else we can think of! Probably bruscetta too! (did I spell that right?) You know that good tomatoey goodness on toasted bread? mmmmn.
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Meet Baby Jack

Baby Jack came home from the hospital this week. One clip is Jack yawning, he's bored in that hospital! The other two clips are Jack's brother George, meeting Jack for the first time at Grandma's house. We were all delighted, George most of all, to have Jack home from the hospital. He'd been in NICU for 12 days, and yay, he's home! And yes, that is me in the last clip with the tissue, I can't leave the kid alone for even a few minutes I guess. :)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tending George

I've been taking care of George every day, while his parents see to his new baby brother Jack, who is still in the hospital. Jack is improving every day, and we hope he gets to meet George soon. George in the meantime is having fun at Grandma's. He's met Wallace, and loves to watch Wallace and Grommit with Grandpa and Andy. He loves to play with Wallace and this purple plastic vase...very fun. He's also loving his fort under Grandma's big oak table...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Oregon Coast July 2010

Jeremy and I, along with mom and dad, started our daytrip with Ecola State Park, which was so beautiful, the drive in was lined with gorgeous firs dripping with moss, sunlight streaming through. We had lunch there, then went to Tillamook, toured the cheese factory and ate ice cream. Then we headed out to Cape Mears and walked down to the lighthouse. The views were spectacular along with the weather. We finished off our trip by eating fish and chips and oysters at Pacific House back in Tillamook.
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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Love YOU Dad!

Happy Father's Day to the Best Dad!
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Monday, May 3, 2010

Birthday Cake

Here's the best cake I've had in a long time! My daughter made it, she took requests, and this was mine! Lemon Cake with Lemon Filling, With Lemon Cream Frosting, with sliced strawberries piled on it, more on the side! It was very good! I had to add the picture of G and his plate, notice his cake is gone! (even the dog behind him wanted more) Oh and this last little sliver, was breakfast the next day. This light fruity cake was really divine. Thanks so much Lindsay!
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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Eight Cow Woman Cake

This is the cake Lindsay made for 21st Ward's Relief Society Birthday Party. The theme was eight cow woman...and this is her lovely cake. I got to make the buttercream frosting that goes under the fondant, and she did the fondant. I also got to do the cute little flower topper. I think it seemed much larger in real life than this picture makes it appear, it served 70 and it tasted great. The top three layer cake was Lime, and the bottom 12 inch cake was chocolate with raspberry filling. Yummy!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wedding Cake

Lindsay (my dd) made this wedding cake for a demonstration cake. It is currently residing in my living room window. Sort of different Living Room decor, but I've enjoyed it for Valentines Day. I did all the flowers on it, and she did the frosting. It will last forever, (it's not real cake or real flowers, but hard to tell that, even up close) so if you or someone you know has pink as a wedding color, or needs a wedding cake at the spur of the moment, let us know. I am currently trying to figure out how to store it, so it will stay dust free and lovely and doesn't fade in my window. Got any ideas for a tall thin not too big storage container? And it won't fit in a food storage bucket (too tall) and a plastic garbage can is too big. Wedding Cakes are so happy, this one is is so spring, and very cheery!
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Yummy Supper


Sometimes having a daughter in culinary school, and watching her baby pays off. The other day...this is what she brought us and made for dinner. Baked Orange Acorn Squash, Zuchinni Pasta, Fresh Wild Salmon baked with lemon butter and a lovely rice pilaf. Yum, Thanks Lindsay!
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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Celebrity Collage by MyHeritage

MyHeritage: Family trees - Genealogy - Celebrities
I had fun making friend Glenda posted her lookalike on facebook, and I told her I didn't have one. But apparently I'm here it is, entertaining anyway. :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Take Your Own Picture!

OK so I'm holding the camera, pointing it right at the toddler. He's not standing still for anything, but I'm trying to keep him in range. So he suprises me, lunges forward, and pushed down on my hand, esentially taking his own picture. Of course my hand was in the way a bit...but still, pretty funny. Gotta love this kid. :)
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