And a porch is slowly but surely taking form-
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
and a really TALL tree~
This is the point when a mom gets a little nervous-
And all is well with 2 happy trees and a few squirrels-- and very smart squirrels may I remind you :)
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
And the healthiest item of the evening- and uniquely delicious- the Tropical Salad with coconut encrusted cashews and fresh mango.
Sorry, but I forgot to take a picture of the entree. A platter of meats and seafood that you cook yourself in your style of choice. We picked the Coq au Vin style and Mark scarfed up every last bite.
And desert- OH MY! So many chocolate fondues to choose-- and we're not talking cheap, waxy, wedding-fondue, imitation-chocolate here! We (OK- I) finally decided on the Disaronno Meltdown- White Chocolate Amaretto in plain terms. See that platter of dipping goodness- it was empty when we left. I'd love to blame Mark but can't :) My mouth is salivating looking back at the pictures.
And that's our 3 hour celebration in 3 minutes. If you love to play with your food like me, save up some change and check out The Melting Pot. I really should be a restaurant critique.... what a fun job that must be... If anyone needs one, just let me know :)
Now about that green juice and smoothie....
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Mix up 5 of these goodies and hand to 4 children and 1 mom. Then shake, rattle, and roll. Roll some more. And yet some more.In about 5-10 minutes open your bag to fresh, home-made ice cream. And a mini- science/cooking lesson too! (Oh- you might want to rinse off the bag before opening, or the taste of salt won't be appreciated) The smile says it all~
Monday, July 14, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
1. What were you doing ten years ago?
Mark and I were living in our first apartment and I was preparing to run in my first -and last 5K. Boy that was a LONG time ago-- LOL! And it will be a LONG time until I'd be able to do that again :)
2.Name five things on today's "to do" list:
-finish Ebay listings -didn't happen
-go for a walk -check
-grocery shopping -check
-get laundry done -didn't happen either
-clean off my desk -that's FOREVER on my list and why? because it never happens :)
3. Things I'd do if I was a Billionaire:
Wisely invest to make sure we were set until our last years and prepared for $7/gallon fuel costs. Make sure Mom and Tony were set (and buy out the owners of this really cute house with a green roof beside them), and the children would be provided for- but not 'too' provided for -much character is formed with learning a good work ethic and earning your way. Travel the world with the kids- the ultimate homeschooling!
4.Three Bad Habits: eating late at night, not going to bed early enough, giving in to the call Starbuck's sends me when I pass :)
5.Five places I've lived: Grove City, PA. Pittsburgh, PA. Beaver, PA. Weirton, WV. A warm sunny sea community- in my dreams :)
6.Five jobs I've had: ice cream expert at DQ, cast member at the Disney Store -way fun!, bakery clerk at a local bake shop- YUM! -but that 'moment on the lips...' saying IS true!, real estate agent -yuck!, airline gate agent -NEVER a dull moment!
7..Five People I'm Tagging: Granola Girl- you're it! Sorry guys- don't know any other faithful blog readers :)
Now- about that early bed time...
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
But all steps count- even if it's just a little paint in the grass :)
I have a feeling this house project will forever be "to be continued"... :)
Monday, July 7, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
To Elisha's Birthday~ It was a festive Holiday with our family. Add some animal crackers~ And you can have a tea party before everyone arrives for the 'real' party. Little Jacob seems to worm his way into all of his sister's tea parties- I'm figuring the extra treats may have something to do with it :)
Elizabeth tried calling the fish to her~And Jacob was the master fisherman, with 3 catches of the day. Dragonflies all around~ Smiles from all~ Time for some RC boating, until big brother discovers little brother snuck off with big brother's boat~ And time for wild berry picking with Grandma and Grandpa Tony~