Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I am done!

Wooohooo!! I am done shopping and I am done wrapping. I am so excited! All that's left to do now is wait for the Big Guy in Red to show up!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Random cuteness

Just some pictures of the kids that I found. These were all taken this summer.

What are you reading?

About the only time I get to read is when I'm at work. I average about a book a week. If I spent less time on Facebook I'm sure I'd get more reading in!!

Right now I am reading the Kite Runner. I am only about 50 pages in, but I am enjoying it so far. The book before Kite Runner was Beauty a retelling of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley. I really liked it a lot more than I thought I would. One of my more recent books was The Murder of King Tut, by James Patterson. I really enjoy Patterson's books. The are interesting and fast paced. I also like that they have short chapters. I am really looking forward to his new Alex Cross novel. That was the series that really sucked me in.

I like to keep track of my To Read List on Goodreads.com I go to that website and see what is next on my to read shelf and then go to the library website and put that book and maybe some others on hold. I would LOVE to have the time to go to the library and just browse the shelves for something to read, but, I don't have that kind of time, so I use the libraries online request feature weekly. I love it! When my book is ready, they send me an email and then I go pick it up. Easy peasy! Takes all of 5 minutes!

Have you read any good books lately?? If so, what are they?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Funny Buster

I found these pictures tonight when I was organizing all my pictures.

This happened a few months ago, but I thought I'd share with you all.

Max and Jake had gotten into trouble and Rob and I were both in the kitchen and we yelled at them to get into the corner. Well, I guess Buster didn't like us yelling at the kids and stood guard over them until we let them out. I think he thought we were gonna spank them and he was havin' none of that! LOL

Went through pictures

So, I just spent about a half an hour getting all the pictures from our 3 cameras put onto the computer and my thumb drive. I like to put them all on my home pc and then back up on our external hard drive. I also like to put them on a thumb drive and then transfer them to my laptop. I do most of my blogging at work, so I like to have a copy of my pictures on my laptop. I had pictures clear back from Max's birthday in August that were not transferred! Now I just need to go through and delete the bad ones and put them in their correct folders. I like to put them in monthly folders, then sub categories inside the month if there was a special event like a birthday or school program.

A few months ago I borrowed all my mother in laws photo books and scanned all her pictures to my computer. About a week ago she showed me a book that I had missed, it was mostly pictures of Rob as a baby. I don't want to miss getting those photos! After those are all organized I plan to burn them to CD's to give to Jan and any of her family that wants one.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Rob called me last night while I was at work and mentioned that he had found a Kitchenaid Mixer for sale for $50 on Craigslist. He asked if I would be interested in something like that and I told him to call and ask about it. He did and made an appointment for this morning to go look at at. It was in really good condition, so we bought it. I have always wanted one, but could never justify the cost of a brand new one. I am excited. It came with a recipe book that has some really yummy looking things in it. I can't wait to get started. It did not come with a dough hook, so we stopped by the kitchen specialty store in town and got one for $15, I think. Rob was looking online for the other accessories that I think we'll invest in. Our food processor broke a few months ago, so rather than replace it, we'll just get KitchenAid accessories.

Who has some kind of KitchenAid/Bosch mixer? What is your favorite thing to make with it?

I am hoping it will help me with my quickbreads, like banana and pumpkin bread. I can never seem to get them to turn out quite right. We'll see!!

Updated. Well, kinda

So, I finally updated my blog background, now that it's almost Christmas. I know, I'm way behind. I am really, really gonna try to be better at updating this thing.