Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Rockers & injuries

Yesterday, we went to Lowes to buy some furniure for the porch, it was a toss up between these rockers and adirondack chairs. I thought the rocking chairs looked way better on a porch and the other chairs should be in the back yard. Im glad we deicded on these cause we love them! They really make the porch look like a "porch". I just need to go get some small plants and pots to put on the tables. or maybe just one....either way. Im excited!!
Two weeks ago Ben jumped out of the back of the truck...while it was moving. He was so excited to get to his grandpas that when he saw we were near he jumped out! All we saw were legs & ears rolling down the hill. I jumped out of the truck to get him and to our surprise he started running to Garys dads house! He still wanted to play!! So he got kinda beat up, this is the worse, cut/scrape he got. But its still so yucky. I hope he's ok. (mom this is for you to see)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

It tastes like a bagel, but.....

Today, was a sad day. I failed at my first attempt to make bagels:(
I followed the directions to a"T" but my bagels are UGLY! (they do taste great though)
The directions said to "sprinkle" cornmeal on an ungreased cookies sheet...well Im now having to remove the bagels with a jack hammer, next time I will grease the cookie sheet!
After they rose for the 1st time...the dough was super sticky. Is it supposed to be? So this was the best I could do.
Who knew you had to boil bagels before you baked them? Yes the pot is bent, I dropped it, it still works though.
The final product! Yes, you can laugh. I am.
They do taste good though.

Friday, May 15, 2009


"Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God"(Psalm 42:5-6, NIV).
Last night as I was checking my email, I got an email from my mom. It was simple, all it was, was this scripture. And it seemed to be the calm at the end of a trying day. I need to remember that no matter what trials I come across, I will never walk alone. He is always with me. Sometimes it is so hard to keep faith, but I know that there is a plan laid out for me and all I need to do is make good decisions and one day I will be able to have the family I want so badly.
I know that everyone has different trials and I pray that the times you feel alone, know your not. He is always with us.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


I was switching memory cards on my phone and came across some pictures I had to share!

Over Christmas, my uncles convinced Gary he needed to eat fried pigs tail...yum?

Gary helping all the ladies make tamales...he claims his were better than ours! Pshhh

We got him back when he had to try Menudo (dont you love his expression?)

Ben at Halloween, I just love this picture! He was so happy cause he was at grandpas house, but he hated that costume! Oh well, he will be Yoda for many more Halloweens to come.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Its done!

The porch is finished! The white stuff on the cieling is the soffit stuff I was talking about, Ben decided he needed to enjoy the porch as well.

My new blinds!! I got these at Lowes for about $11 a box!! I have always wanted plantation blinds. Granted they are not custom, but for $11 a box I couldnt pass them up (I was able to get enough for the whole house!!). Thats the view from our bedroom to the front yard.

Gary on the Porch

So now that project is done! Were almost done with the closet in the bedroom!! I promise one day, I will have more to post other than house stuff!