Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I am Alive!

The kids and I made this fruit pizza last night.  It turned out huge!  We went to a wedding Sun. night and that is where I tasted my first fruit pizza.  I HAD to make one for us.  Though mine didn't taste quite as good.
The crust is just premade sugar cookie dough.
The cream is cream cheese and whip cream.  Our daughter made that and spread it on.
Our son was the artist with the fruit.  He left some fruitless for sister since she doesn't like any of the fruit.

I also have to apologize for being MIA for a bit.  I have been on a rollercoaster for some time and I didn't want to come on here and be a downer.  However, my God is a GOOD god. 
HE hasn't brought me this far to let me go now. 

Thursday, July 22, 2010

quicky post

Just popping in to tell you I have updated my Etsy shop with some vintage photos.  Please take a look.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Layout Time

This is for a challenge...scrap your space.
Everything is by Sahlin Studios.

Here is my FIL and SIL in the 1950's.

You've seen these photos before.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Morning Hike with Mom

Quick note: I can't seem to get these silly post and photos lined up the right way!  sorry!

What do you do when your sister isn't here and you want to go somewhere?
You take your mom on a short hike at a local state park.
After all, I went thirfting with her yesterday...BORING!
(all photos are enhanced wtih the Pioneers Woman's photo treatments.)

You have to let her take your photo so she'll feel that the hike in the sticky heat was worth it.
Show her how to cool off in the stream.
Again, come out of hiding for a photo.
This was someone's house.  What a view!
Mom enjoyed the hike, and now I am off to hang out with friends.  Have fun doing laundry Mom!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

All Wet

We interrupt this nap with a big rain storm and a whimpering dog outside our door.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Traditions and Growing Pains

My hubby and MIL were talking about Grandma's meat pies. 
Grandma lived next door to my hubby when he was little.
He'd go over often and eat her meat pies.

On a whim, she showed me how to make them.
I have to be honest, when I first tasted them, I said,
"They are good, but it's not something I'd crave."
Well, I ate three of them.  Hubby said they are better the next day.
He is right (as usual).
They are tastey, little feel good treats.

Grandma's Meat Pies

(all of the ingredients are as much or little as you want)
1 LB. ground meat, browned
1/2 or 1 onion finely chopped
salt & pepper to taste
crust, we used 2 ready made for 8 pies

Saute the onions until soft.  Brown meat, until done.
Add enough water for the meat to "swim" in.  You can let this set while you prepare the crust.
Before adding to crust thicken meat mixture with a flour "paste".
*Flour paste- add about 2 TBLS flour and some water.  Stir until you have a thick, yet runny paste.
Add to meat mixture.  If you want a thicker gravy add more flour paste.

Cut crust.  You will need a top and a bottom.  The bottom needs to be a bit bigger.
We baked them in a muffin tin.  So cut your crust to fit your tins.
We actually cut a cardboard template from a cereal box for the bottom.
And used a large plastic cup for the top.
Fit the bottom crust into the tin. 
Fill with meat mixture.  Run a wet finger over the edge of crust.
Top with top crust.
Press edges with fork to seal.
Poke top twice so air can escape.

Bake @ 350 for about 30 minutes.

Enjoy!  You can also used meat mixture served over mashed potatoes.

Our son's voice is changing, he is moody and tonight he took another step towards manhood.
He mowed the lawn by himself.  He didn't think he could do it, but did wonderful and with a smile!

Friday, July 9, 2010

all's quiet again

Our family has all left.
Dear hubby and are back from our night away.
Tomorrow we take our daughter to stay with my mom for the week.
Aunt N. always goes here.
The kids used to be under the sign...sigh, they grow so fast.

Aunt N and the guys hiking.  Son is almost as tall as my hubby. 

Back at the Funtracker...
These two got soaked!!

After the rain...more go-kart races.
Let's see in the last two weeks we...
Had mother-in-law, nephew and aunt come
stayed in a condo an hour away (back and forth)
had sleep overs
made tents in the living room
watched fire works...twice
went to see where they held Billy the Kid
went to a gunfight, cowboy show
old mesilla, lunch
tried to go to white sands, got rained out
tried to go to an american indian rodeo, got rained out
go-karts x3
mini golf
bumper boats

I know I am forgetting something.
Our nephew was the busiet of us all.

I need sleep!