Monday, April 30, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
humor for the day
Me: "Ok, tell me what you were going to tell me"
Hallie: "I already did"
Me: "what were you going to tell me?"
Hallie "that I was THINKING of telling you something"
Me: "Ok, WHAT were you thinking of telling me?"
Hallie "I don't know, I wasn't done thinking it, but I knew I had more thoughts in me before you told me not to talk so much"
Davi and I were reading the biography about Noah Webster. there was a part where a woman had to choose between two men who had proposed to her. Davi said "I know how I would pick- I would pick the one that did housework!"
I got tagged :)
I love the smell of the jets at the airport, the smell of jet fuel...don't really know why
I cant relax if my house is a disaster - which explains why I am a nervous wreck most of the time
I DREAD, I mean just DREAD unloading the dishwasher. I would rather do laundry , dust, vacuum... ugh- unloading the dishwasher.
I want to go to Egypt and China one day
I sleep better with the TV on, and if I cant fall asleep I turn the TV on.
I listen to my kids Cd's- you know, Disney radio jams, Hillary duff, Girl next, Hanna Montana...secretly love it :)
the sexiest, nicest, most generous thing a guy can do is ......
Friday, April 20, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
I am saddened by how many people lost loved ones in one day.
Its the ripple effect...
My heart goes out to all those families who raised bright, productive, college bound students, and to the families who lost their husband or wife, mom or dad who were professors.
mean people suck.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Descanso Alpine Pacific Railway
wow, was I really missing out by not slowing down and reading the sign. There are many adventures right in your backyard...literally.
Roy, an Alpine resident opens his backyard and shares his love of trains every Sunday 1-3 pm. all free. Its a little over a mile of track and it is one of the only running 2 foot railways in California. He also built the longest 2 foot train trusses, over 110 feet long.You get a ticket, and have to punch it at the station and then once on the train it is punched again. The kids just loved this. He tells you the history of the tracks, most of the track came from old mines. Some sections of track were made in Germany and some were made in the late 1800's.
We stop in the Engine Shed and he shows us the blacksmith tools he uses to build and repair the railway.
He isn't quite done with the caboose, but he built it all himself.
the train ride is 20 minutes long, so while we waited for the train to come we had a orange creme soda and a root beer.
If you live local, I totally suggest going to see this. it is located at 1266 Alpine Heights Rd. Alpine CA. 619 . 445. 4781 (there is a recording with info)
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Baked Potato Salad
this one is dedicated to my sister in laws who don't like mayo. :) - Julie and Dawn
bake 6-8 potatoes, depending on size
*I like to bake them like this:
put a bit of butter on a piece of foil and sprinkle season salt and Parmesan cheese on it. wrap the potato up in it and bake like usual - the peel of the potato is so yummy!
**also, when I am baking a chicken or something that takes a while, I make a few potatoes and keep them for the next day or so.
In a really large bowl, melt some butter
3 TBS Butter works well.
Chop up the warm potatoes, if they were made ahead, reheat them - chop in cubes
put in the big bowl and add
a few scoops of sour cream
1 Cup of shredded cheese
1/2 cup bacon bits
salt & pepper
Mix well, the heat of the potatoes will melt and mix with the sour cream and cheese really nice :)
top with chives.
Basically its like a baked potato in a bowl, but everyone I have ever made it for said it was so good, and they never thought to make potato salad like that :)
next Saturday: macaroni and cheese
Thursday, April 12, 2007
My life as the child of an aerial photographer by Davi Peterson
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
This year I boiled 8 dozen to end up with a bit over 7 dozen, some of them crack while boiling. Good thing we like boiled eggs around here.
They use crayons, colored pencils, rub ons, and davi dipped a paintbrush and painted with the dye.