Archive for May, 2011

Memorial Day

Hope everyone is having a relaxing day. We went to the little cemetery here this morning (early!) and helped put flags on the graves of the veterans buried there. It was amazing.

We had an old section of the cemetery placed flags on the graves of Texas Rangers, veterans from the Mexican American War, Civil War veterans – North and South, and of course some from all the the conflicts of the 20th century – WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam…

It was a history lesson and very humbling.

Many thanks to all who serve and have served..

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Cardboard boat project

Here is a short video of Kathryn, Earl and Kat racing their cardboard boat across the pool and back. This was their Spring Physics project…

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Hummingbird Cake

This is an old, but excellent recipe. Seeing three very ripe bananas on the counter and the hummingbirds out back having breakfast at my feeders made me think of (and make) this one today!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 9″ round cake pans.

For the cake:

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 8 oz. can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 cup chopped pecans
2 cups mashed bananas (about 3)

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add eggs and oil and stir until the dry ingredients are thoroughly moistened. Do NOT beat. Stir in vanilla, pineapple with its juice, pecans and bananas. Spoon batter evenly into the three pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool cake 10 minutes in pans. Remove from pans and cool completely on racks.

For the frosting:

1 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
1 stick (1/c cup) butter, softened
16 oz. powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream together cream cheese and butter. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.

To assemble:

1 cup chopped pecans

Spread frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake. Sprinkle top with pecans.

Eat and enjoy!!!!!!!.

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Rain!!

Thursday morning’s storm gave us almost an inch of much needed rain!!

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Interesting photo

Erin took this one. It looks like a giant limb had fallen across the tractor. But, she was actually up in her treehouse looking down at the tractor with the limb in the middle of the view.

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The baby goat next door

He’s a sweet one!

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Cute

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cute lil’ goat .

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Interesting perspective

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Happy Mother’s Day all!!!!!

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Haze over Corpus

Cool picture of the haze over Corpus.

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Jumping for joy!

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Another cool pic from Kathryn

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Joren

This photo is a creation of Kathryn and is a combination of Jordyn and Erin. Strange…

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Kathryn and Katelyn at Prom

Kathryn and Katelyn at prom, haha.

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New chicks

Here are a couple of the new chicks…

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Cool photo editing by Kathryn

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