Friday, July 30, 2010

An artist in the making

Two weeks ago Lane participated in an Art Camp for a week. He absolutely loved it! At the end of the week they had a little program to show off their work and perform several drama skits for the parents and families. Next year, I will send both of the boys after being so impressed this year.

2-D art- Lane's is the wheel to the left in green, orange, yellow, and blue.

A foldable book he wrote and illustrated about "A Day with My Brother".

His apron they created with paint and stencils.
He has many other pieces in his collection but these are just a few to share.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Love at First Use!

You know you are getting older, or should I say more mature, when the appliance below makes you happy all over again!! I have never owned a food processor in the 12 years we have been married, so this year that is just what I got to celebrate the occassion!! All parts are dishwasher safe and it can just about do anything you can dream of!

This blade makes french fries, so tonight we are having sweet potato fries! This will be used very often I am sure!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

12 Years!

Twelve years ago, in the Texas heat(107*), I married this man and life couldn't be better. He has taught me to worry less and love more. Together we have two boys we couldn't be more happy to call our sons! Happy Anniversary dear, you are a wonderful husband, friend and father!

Thank you Annie for these beautiful photos!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Today I am walking with 2 feet. I know that sounds silly, but a big accomplishment after 16 days on crutches. I have to wear a funny looking flat bottomed shoes until my pins are removed on Tuesday. I can now drive again, for me that is HUGE! I am so independent and on the here I come again!! No, I am going to take it slow and steady. It is crazy how weak and wobbly I am after just such a short time( relatively speaking).
Life lesson: don't take anything for granted, because even the little things mean so much to you when you can't have or do them!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

I am proud to be an American!!
Happy 4th of July to our family and friends!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Soup and Biscuits

While on vacation in Branson, we went to the Dixie Stampede. We loved the show, but loved the food too. Our favorites were the soup and biscuit. My family doesn't eat soup PERIOD, so for them to love this soup and want me to make it, it must be Wonderful! The boys enjoyed dipping their biscuit into the soup. I am hungry for them again this weekend and thought I'd share this with all of you too. Happy eating!

Dixie Stampede Homestyle Cream of Vegetable Soup

3 tablespoons margarine
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon corn syrup
3 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 cup water
3/4 cup finely chopped cooked vegetables
1 pint (16 fl. oz.) half and half
Chopped parsley

In a 3 qt. sauce pot, melt margarine. Add onion, garlic, and corn syrup. Simmer 1 min. Do not brown. Add flour, white pepper, salt , chicken broth,water, and vegetables. Simmer 3 min. Add half and half. Simmer until desired consistency. Stir constantly-do not boil. Garnish with parsley.

Dixie Stampede Garlic-Cheese Biscuits

2/3 Cup water
5 tablespoons butter, melted
1 clove garlic,minced
5 1/2 cups baking mix
2/3 cup whole milk
2/3 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese

Preheat oven to 350* F. Combine the butter and garlic in a small bowl and set aside. Combine the baking mix with 2/3 cup of cold water and the milk in a medium bowland mix just until a soft dough forms. do not overmix. Add chese to dough and stir to combine. Using a teaspoon, drop the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Remove biscuts from the oven and lightly brush with the garlic-butter mixture. Serve warm.