Author: christy

“Greater” – Great movie!

We (Travis, Erin and I as well as the athletes and families at Heritage School) had the opportunity to watch the movie, “Greater”, yesterday evening. Wow! What an inspiring story! Highly recommend this movie to teen youth and their families. It is based on the true story of Brandon Burlsworth. Amazing young man. Thank-you to [Continue]

Construction Update #1

As most of you know, we demolished the old cinder block house on the property. Unfortunately, remodeling it was not a great option as the foundation was compromised and we found tons of mold, rot and termites during demolition. Very yucky! We were able to salvage some (cool rock, flooring, tin, etc.) that we and [Continue]

Bacon, etc.

I just received a book I ordered: “Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking and Curing” by Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn. I ordered this book to assist in my quest of learning how to make EXCELLENT, YUMMY, AMAZING bacon myself. I just read the first part of the first line of the introduction and am [Continue]


I am not a great keeper of New Year’s resolutions. However, I am going to TRY to keep up my poor site more regularly this year… I do not have any new photos to post today; but check out these two cute ones from December 2007. My how we have changed!


Come iceskate in Fredericksburg! Eisbahn is open now through January 5th. Check out the website at Worked our shift yesterday. Very cool. 🙂

New babies!!

See the new baby chick hatched today! That is not its “real” mother but just one of the hens that sat on the batch of eggs. Four total hatched today (so far)!!

Big Sky Coffee Cake

This recipe was given to me about 25 years ago by a co-worker at KPMG from Montana. As excellent now as it was then! Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup shortening 1 1/2 cup sugar 4 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. almond extract 3 cups flour 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 large can [Continue]

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

These cookies are amazing! They stay soft (at least for 36 hours – haven’t had one last longer than that yet), and are super easy to make. Ingredients: Dough- 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup light brown sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree (1/2 can) 1 large [Continue]