Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Next week at this time:

Their favorite breakfast will have been consumed.

Hair will have been done just right.

The "perfect" outfit will be on.

Their tummies might be a bit nervous.

They will be meeting new friends and welcoming back the old.

They will learn a new schedule.

Sit in a different room at a different desk with a new teacher.

1st grade

4th grade

1 more week of summer.

I will be savoring  EVERY MOMENT (even these)!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Zucchini Bread

When my wonderful Mother in Law gave me some zucchini I knew right away one of the things I would be making would be zucchini bread.


You need:

3 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
3 tsp. cinnamon
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 ¼ cups white sugar
3 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup chopped walnuts


All you have to do is:

1.  Preheat your oven to 325° then grease and flour two 8x4" pans.  (or just use nonstick cooking spray like
     I do☺)
2.  In a large bowl sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
3.  Beat eggs, oil, vanilla and sugar together in a large bowl.
4.  Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture and beat well.
5.  Stir in the zucchini and nuts until well combined.  Then pour into prepared pans.
6.  Bake for 40-60 minutes ~ or until tester inserted i center comes out clean.

Cool in pan for 20 mins, then remove from pan and cool completely.





I was gone a week.

and  this was my view for a very large portion of it.

And now,

back to reality

not to mention lots and lots of laundry.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Funny

School doesn't start back up for my kids until September 7th. 
And while, I am not looking forward to them going back.

I am looking forward to less of this:

Or shall we say this:

(ok, so it's bad photoshopping, but you get the point ~ HA!)

Happy FRIDAY!!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


We may call her Smiley,
but she is a girl of MANY faces.

Who Me Face:

Studious Face:

Give it to me now face:

I hate the car face:

Dirty camping face:


Hungry face:
(or maybe this should be I ♥ ice cream face)


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Funny

Have you seen this website?

Crap At My Parents House

Seriously, go check it out!

I can't help but shake my head a giggle a little.

Here are a few of my favorites:

One word: YIKES!

That's just freaky!


And what the....

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Embrace the Camera

She is so busy.
She is NOT a snuggler.
She typically only sleeps in her crib.


When this happened

I was very thankful someone snapped a picture!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Since it's my Birthday

I have a few things I would like you to do today:

1.  Tell someone you love them.
2.  perform a random act of kindness.
3.  Relax ~ if only for a moment.
4.  Look for an ordinary miracle.
5.  Do something YOU want to do.

AND..... leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite dessert  is...

Mmmmmm, I'm getting hungry just thinking about it!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Old (AS IN TIME) Friends

It is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

5 girls.

all with different zip codes.

Coming from near and far

FINALLY getting together.

It started here:

Moved onto here:

not to mention the hysterical fits of laughter involving tears and ticklish feet...

Turned into:

And once everyone realized their hubbies had not yet burned down their houses
and all children were accounted for,

It evolved into:

More hysterical fits of LAUGHTER.


old friends

the dorms
crazy roommates
forgotten roommates
house parties and collapsing floors
police visits
and all of the

Here's to memories ladies ~ you all are the best and I look forward to our next reunion!

Good friends are like stars....
You don't always see them,
but you know they are always there.
-- Author Unknown

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Something to think about Sunday

A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future,
and accepts you just the way you are.

-- Author Unknown