Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ava at testing

This would be her time out face. It was to cute not to get a picture of:)After her first and last time out during Lilies testing Ava was kept busy in many different ways.
She took pictures with the camera.
Played peek-a-boo in Mom's legs.
and pointed out Dad's parts as seen in this movie.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

TKD testing

Lilie tested on Friday for her next belt these are some of my fav pictures and movies.

Movie #1

Board breaking Kick movies


Foot break

Day one of three from testing day photos/movies

Monday, March 29, 2010

car ride + camera in cell phone =

Ava is thinking G-Force again Lilie?!?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spring Fun

Fixing up the dogs water fountain Growning like a weed

These two had their one year check up with the vet. Josh trying to make our back yard more family friendly, less mud wrestling-ish.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Cookie mess

My friend Jill makes these killer chocolate chip cookies. Another friend of mine CJ had gotten the recipe and tried them and they didn't come out the same. I want to make cookies so asked for the recipe and gave them a try. Well I kind of gave it a try. All I had was whole wheat flour, 4 oz choc chips and 1/2 cup of butter, some light some dark brown sugar. So I made half a batch with what I had. I also added what I had left of the white chocolate chips, and carmel drops of recipes past. Needless to say they didn't come out the same as Jills killer cookies but they were pretty good!

Jill's Choc. Chip Cookies

Mix together:
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter
1 egg
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 1/4 cups flour
12oz choc. chips

Bake at 375 about 8-9 minutes

Friday, March 26, 2010

Movies Lilie, Ava & Hannah too

Lilie going for a drive

Cousin Hanna going for a ride

Ava cruzing with Daddy

Thursday, March 25, 2010

One year check up

After dropping Lilie at school on Thursday, Ava and I took the dogs to the vet I am not sure who was more excited, the dogs to go for a ride, Ava to take the dogs to the doctor (she was confused why we didn't go to her doc. she kept say not my doc. with her hands in the "what pose") or the receptionest at the vet. The results are we have two healthy and growing pups. Sumo weighs in at 138.2lbs and Miko at 120.1 lbs.
At one point Ava was sitting on Miko while we were waiting for the doc and the girls who work at Family Pet Care Center that was soo cute.

Weekend past part 1

We were watching G-ma Sutton cook lunchPapa playing with the girls
Lilie ready to drive by herself
Ava is ready to race

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Love Apple Farms year 3

Part of her gardenI wont be doing bee boxes! My inspiration to grow lettuce.
Ava playing peek-a-boo with the chickens

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tomato picking

One of the many perks of heading up to Love Apple Farms is Jeannie's Jams

Picking out the babies
This years picks are:

Tomorrow's post: other fun things to see at the farm

Monday, March 22, 2010

St. Patricks day yummy's

Chowing down photos. I think the family liked what I cooked.

Corn Beef Fried Cabbage
Ava's plate looked so pretty
Kara's Cup Cakes from my wonderful Hubby

Fried Cabbage with Bacon and Onions

All you need:
½ head of a small cabbage, cut in wedges then sliced (about 5 cups)

5 slices thick sliced smoked bacon, chopped

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1-2 tablespoons cider vinegar (to taste)

Salt and pepper to taste

All you need to do:

In a large skillet over medium high heat, cook the chopped bacon until fairly crispy.

Remove the bacon from the pan.

Remove most of the bacon grease (leave about a tablespoon of bacon grease) and reserve the grease in a small bowl.

Lower the heat to medium and add the onions. Cook until the onions are translucent.

Add the cabbage and stir.

Drizzle about ½ - 1 tablespoon of the reserved bacon grease over the cabbage and stir well.

Cook until the cabbage is soft (about 20 minutes).

Add the bacon back into the pan and mix well.

Continue cooking for a few minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat and add the cider vinegar. Stir well.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

I found this on this great blog.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


A friend of mine hosted a Wild Tree party and one of the items I purchased was this wonderful yummy and fun to make whole wheat pizza dough. I made the dough Lilie decorated the pizza, pepperoni and hawaiian. We will do these again.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cookies
Peanut Butter + Chocolate = A Tasty Cookie

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 large egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions
Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total: 15 minutes

1. Position two oven racks in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, and stir with a wooden spoon until smooth.

3. Divide the dough into 24 portions, about 1 heaping tablespoon each. Roll each portion between your hands to form a smooth ball. Place the balls of dough on ungreased cookie sheets, spacing them 1 inch apart. You should get about 12 cookies per sheet. Using

a fork, press on the dough in two directions to form a crosshatch pattern.

4. Bake the cookies, rotating the sheets between oven racks and turning them back to front midway, until the cookies are puffed and lightly golden, about 10 minutes. Remove the baking sheets from the oven and let the cookies cool on the sheets. Then remove them with a metal spatula.

Makes about 24 cookies

Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, "Emeril 20-40-60" , HarperStudio Publishers, New York, 2009, courtesy Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc

Recipe Summary