Saturday, October 24, 2009

Number Eleven

I have a confession to make.  I love my man and 11 years ago I married that man!

Our wedding day October 24, 1998

Our honeymoon cruise!  This was the first time I had ever flown.  I was really pretty nervous.  This was also the first time I had ever seen the ocean.  Wow-I couldn't stop staring at it.  It was awesome and spectacular.  Of course it was even better w/my man right next to me. 

Time has flown by...we've moved 3 times, built a new house, had a boy and a girl and ooops another boy.  We have had several mini vans (my husbands enjoys searching ebay for "GREAT" deals) .  We have done potty training, preschool, First days of Kindergarten.  A school closing, the loss of loved ones and the excitement of being aunts and uncles.  We have done family vacations, business trips, and a second honeymoon.  Baseball, soccer, football,softball.  Church and board meetings.  We have killed 2 deer (one hung in the living room another left in a ditch), and have totalled a van completely seperate from our deer accident. We've had colds and flu and even a wisdom teeth or two. 

So, so, much more has happened in the first 11 years and I pray that every day here after is just as blessed as the day before.  I love, love, love my man! 

Thursday, October 22, 2009

How on earth?

In the below post I mentioned that I was doing some cooking today.  Yesterday I had done some as well and thought I should finish.  I wish I could say that I am a lot more of a baker.  I look at recipes and think I can handle this, but after I start I realize that there is sometimes a lot more than just a 5 star rating on all recipes-with a few tweeks here and there.  EVERYONE says its easy, but sometimes I think they are stretching the truth. 

My reason for baking: There are two lovely ladies at our church who both had baby girls in the last 2 weeks.  I thought I would bake them some food.  (Jenny and Kelly I have NO idea if you read this, but if you do please know that I will get you food it just won't be in the freezer today).  Thought I would try this new cinnamon roll recipe I have used it before, but fairly new.  Let me say first that the bread machine does the work w/the dough- the dough tastes great-the roll out is fairly easy-filling is superb (yes I have taste tested EVERY STEP thus far).I roll up and cut -this too is easy w/a bread knife- STOP -this is where I think I scewed up.  I think I put too many across.  I did 4 and thinking I should have only done 3.  But not being an experienced baker and not sure of myself and for that rolls looked sooo small I did 4.  For you bakers out there could this be my problem?  If not, please please tell me. 

Now I would like to think that frosting them w/the yummy frosting would help the looks , but I don't think in going w/my new banner on this blog.
My family is THANKFUL they have an ENTIRE pan of cinnamon rolls to eat. I am THANKFUL they don't care what they look like as long as the TASTE ok. 


I thought today I should be a "good" mom and let Owen play with playdough while I was doing some cooking.  Playdough is a fun thing if it stays where it is supposed to stay.  Like on the counter.  And today I can say we successfully accomplished this no small feat.  He was a great little builder and only had minor clean up.  It just might get to play again soon.  (that is a BIG maybe)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Last Night I took the kids over to G & G Craig's so the kids could ride in combine.  Garrett and Maddie decided that since Grandma was working on the cube feeder they would help her do that.  Owen, on the other hand, couldn't wait to climb in combine w/Grandpa.  Here they are heading to another field.

Combine coming towards me.  You can't see Owen real well, but I guarantee you he is there

Owen and Grandpa.  Owen had to have a drink right away when he saw the water jug.

Having a great time...

See ya later mom...pick me up in 18 years.