Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The last day of summer 2009

It is hard to believe what a great summer we have had, hardly any wind and good temperatures. We took the pool down and winterized a bit. The eves are suppose to get into the 20's so I guess fall may be short. We are headed to Kellogg for two days to enjoy the water park and then to the Walkley's for two days. We will miss our baby, Balto will be at the kennel. We are thankful for our families and friends. Jeff and I have enjoyed putting up the garden and canning. It is so rewarding to see it preserved. Tomorrow is the last day, pickles are on the agenda for our Nicholas!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The best Photographer

We are so blessed to have Evelyn in our lives. She has captured images unimaginable of All of us. This one of Nicholas is especially sweet. He was featured on her newsletter. I am so proud of him and his accomplishments considering his disabilities and he has a love for life and everyone. I love you Nicholas. Here is the article and picture. Gone Fishin' ff

Little kids love to go fishing and play in the water. Come and enjoy the lazy days of summer at our inside fishing hole. Bib overalls, fishin' hats, and willow fishin' pole are available at the studio or you can bring your own.

Creative Sessions: $49

Watch Me Grow or Children's
price list apply to this session.

Quick Takes are also available. $69
includes one 8x10 - two 4x5's and 4 wallets. Studio edits to best pose.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


We have been fans for over 10 years and this video clip is so touching. This team is in our hearts and you will see how awesome they are when you hear past players talk and see these men cry. I will be ordering a copy. enjoy learning who the zaggy dogs are why they touch our hearts, and why our world stops when they are playing. Go Zags!
the link is http://www.youtube.com/user/GUBulldogs

Monday, September 14, 2009

I ♥ Faces “Contemplative” Photo Challenge

I love this photo that was taken this summer at a local lake. When I saw the contest, I had to enter this one. Look at all the other great pics at I ♥ Faces.


This is a recipe I received from a dear friend Caroline Loftus. I was asked to share it with our Aunt Nellie.....so here it is!

Microwave Carmels

2 C sugar
1 C real butter
1C white karo syrup

stir: cover with wax paper, cook 5 min on high
stir: add 1 can eagle brand milk, cook 4 minutes
stir: cook 4 min more
stir: cook 4 min more
stir: add 1 tsp vanilla

Pour onto bottom of inverted buttered 13x9 pan and cool, I have poured mine onto parchment paper, sometimes it sticks and is trouble to get off.   Some pour onto counter or marble but I did not have as good a luck with that either.  Cut in small pieces and wrap in wax paper after totally cool. I like to cut with a pizza cutter.
*note: take butter and smooth some over the top edges of the glass so that the caramel boils to top and touches paper, it won't lift it off and spill all aver the microwave.

These are the very best carmel I have made, I also like to lightly sprinkle the caramel with course sea salt after pouring into 9x13. Just a little....ENJOY

Balto Walkley

Well, we have new member. He is 2 mo old and we are in love. He is a cuddly, soft, loving kitty. He loves to knead our necks and purrs beautifully. We think he is handsome. Nicholas has been asking for a year with less and less time in between askings! We caved when we saw this guy. He is fun to play with and we are excited to have him in our family. I have been a little busy this summer so I will update summer activities and recipes soon. Thanks for stopping by!