Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mac and Cheese Replacement

A lot healthier and fresher and takes just as much time as boxed mac and cheese! Use fresh herbs if you've got them and butter on the pasta (I didn't have any fresh herbs so the color in the bowl isn't nearly as pretty and I was using up odds and ends of noodles but there you go)! The nice thing about this is you almost always have these staples on hand - and you can pretty much substitute whatever! Nothing fancy but a quick and easy lunch!
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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Garden Updates

Mike got up really early to try and beat the heat while he put the new path in! It was still crazy hot out but he finished it and it looks fantastic!!
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Friday, July 23, 2010

Home Updates

 My dad painted the sailboat above from a picture that Danny Ryan took with our camera when we were visiting Rachel over at Flathead Lake.  He gave it to Mike for his bday and the frame for it just arrived yesterday!  Now to fix that mantle...
And I finally got around to painting the table legs white so that we actually have our kitchen table in use instead of in the garage!
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Happy Anniversary Bray and Kajsa!!

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Lemonade Cupcakes!

We tried these out tonight!! Really good! (Here's the recipe.)
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Happy Birthday Seth!!

Naphtali made this delicious cheesecake from Smitten Kitchen and added her own twist with the addition of this chocolate ganache. YUM!
Seth's lung capacity wasn't quite up to blowing out two candles in one breath....
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Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Very Belated Father's Day

We were gone during Father's Day weekend and then things got crazy but anyway... here's a fun way to donate money to a group gift for Father's Day.  Here's the shirt and tie video I used and the shirt and pants.  (Fun for leaving tips too except that I have to follow the instructions step by step right now.)

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Boating with the Fam

Mom and Jennie surprised us all by coming over for Maggie's play yesterday.  So we spent the afternoon with everyone (minus Jerry) out on the water!!  Dad C took all these.

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Pool Time

I found this whale pool at Ross and had to get it for the kiddos! It's actually pretty handy to have the shaded part on there too when they get a little too warm. (And, no, this isn't my new computer - I'm still limping along. Although according to FedEx it arrived in Portland!!)
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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Computer Woes

My audio and video drivers broke and then my computer got a virus so I'm currently unable to upload any pictures!  My new computer should be here next week -so we should be back up and running then!