Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Today was long.ineed a vacation. please send donations.please send checks directly to my mothers address in her name. Thank you for being so generous!!!

Sunday, March 10, 2013


For my birthday this year we took the kids up to the wooden nickel cabins. It snowed on us all the way up. We got there and built the biggest snow man that we have ever built. It took dusty and me both to put the middle on.
The kids made snow angels. ( after I free fell back they felt more confident ) there was at least a foot and a half of snow.
Dusty got out the snow shovel and helped construct a sled jump and a smooth track for running down.
We grilled some burgers. Roasted marshmallows to make s'mores and warmed up by the fire playing some UNO.
Sunday morning I whipped up some French toast and sausage, then the kids were off again sledding. I missed the Sunday session because I don't want to drive home in wet shoes.
On the way home we stopped at a few antique stores looking for a glass vase for dustys 56 beetle project. No luck.
It was a great trip. No frost bite. All good clean fun!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

This week....

I committed to making delicious home cooked meals.....
Sunday I made some cinnamon roll waffles with cream cheese icing for breakfast. And bacon.
Monday, we went out to dinner with friends.
Tuesday, I bit off a bit much, roasted Brussels sprouts with cheese tortellini and red pepper chicken sausage with pesto sauce. Emilee and shaine brought and made fried ice cream. Then, I made chorizo breakfast burritos. And still made it to ballet with dawn!
Wednesday, tortilla soup with cheddar jalapeƱo bread.
Thursday, homemade lasagna with garlic Parmesan pull apart bread. Paulie came over for dinner!
Friday, chili rubbed pork chops with mashed potatoes and some kind of vegetable that I haven't decided yet. In taking the weed off from cooking. I've had enough already.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Gracie is 12!

Small birthday "challenge" party.
First off, the baby food challenge. Who can recognize and eat the most baby food. Who won? I can't really say.
Next, the bubble gum challenge. Paper plates filled with whip cream with a piece of gum buried in the middle. Find the gum using no hands, and see who can blow the first bubble. Someone (dusty) had the bright idea to "forget" to put the gum in. The girls were digging around with their faces and nothing! Haha! Casey Mae won this challenge. Who knew how hard it would be to blow a bubble with gum cloaked in whip cream?
Next up, chubby bunny. The object is to place a giant marshmallow in your mouth and say chubby bunny, who ever fits the most in, and can successfully say chubby bunny wins. Casey won again. With 5 marshmallows. All though after the fact, Shawn put 13 in his.
After cake and presents the girls spent some time playing just dance 4. Plenty of sugar filled girls.