Matthew's Blog: Oh how I LOVE THIS!!
Click on the link to see more pics of the "monkey on his back" and what I wrote.
*LOL* Notice the contrast on our faces... one gleeful bliss, the other.... not so much.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
I have now made 16 loaves of this yummy Banana Nut Bread I got this recipe off Jen's blog... this was her mother's recipe .... and let me tell you ... it is good. I gave Mike 8 loaves to take to his squad the other night and it was a huge hit.
If you want this wonderful recipe... go here to Unglazed. It was totally easy.
IF you all like Date Nut Bread... I have the greatest recipe that has been in the family for a million years ~ it's my Great Aunt Katherine's.... we used to make it when we were little kids and give away to our teachers all wrapped in ribbons and bows.
AND, if you love the stoneware, let me know... I've been a Pampered Chef consultant for going on six years now. Once you go stone, you'll never want to used metal again. I love Pampered Chef kitchen tools.... makes cooking and baking sooooo easy.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Poor Tim.. he's probably ready to fire me.
The girlies in Beaver were sick, so Matthew and I needed to stay home this trip.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
or have veterinarian prices just gotten WAY out of control???
Dang, we took the two kitties in for shots and we spent $242.50! We aren't even done yet, we have to go back in, in three weeks for boosters and a "poop check". God only knows how much it will cost us to get their little "hysterectomies".
We have stopped taking our parrots in for their "well birdie" check ups b/c it is too costly anymore ~ two years ago we spent $300 just for a couple blood tests.
A few years ago, we spent over $6,000 on our two dogs and one 20 yr old cat that got very sick.
Our 9 yr old German Shepard got cancer and we tried to save her with surgery, but she died a few months later. Our Golden Retriever had lupus and after all kinds of treatments and a leg cast, and we still ended up having to put her down. We are going to have to re think trying to save them. It's just too costly now days.
We always joke around while we are waiting to see the vet and make a bet how much each visit will cost... and we rarely get out of a vet office for less than $300.
It's almost too expensive to have pets anymore.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
This sure has been a fun and amazing year!!
Tim and Mike have done an outstanding job, huh!! For the most part, this cabin has been built by two guys. We did have help w/ those beams and the roof. Tim also spent a lot of time working on it alone while Mike was here working.
He is 29 feet high. We have always called him "Spiderman". This was in January, Tim and Mikey setting the first roof beam. (Which ended up being too short so we had to change it up at the last minute.)