Archive for November, 2011


Rango and Gru:


Hamburger with his “eyelash” wings:


Baby turkeys:




Here is Erin with the HEB Buddy at our new HEB today. It is a beautiful store. Won’t take us long to get spoiled!!

Heb buddy and some weird chick.

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Crack Taters

This recipe for Potatoes au Gratin is SO awesome I call them crack taters. One taste and you are hooked like crack cocaine and can not stop eating them. I do cook them 10-15 minutes longer with the foil on to get them good and tender.

Perfect Potatoes au Gratin

Thanks Pioneer Woman for sharing your awesome recipes!! .


Pasta with Bacon and “Corn” Pesto

A friend gave us some sweet corn fresh-picked from his family’s farm at church this morning. So I tried a new recipe with it:

Pasta with Bacon and “Corn” Pesto

May I just say “Yum!!!!!” The only thing I did different from this recipe was double the amount of bacon (Duh!)



Stomp! at the Majestic

The kids and I went to the Majestic yesterday afternoon to see Stomp! It was awesome and the Majestic makes any performance even more special as it is so beautiful. What fun!!.


Hook ’em!

If you have not already heard, Kathryn has been accepted at UT-Austin!


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Presidents vs. Aliens

I have become hooked on a game for my Iphone called “Presidents vs. Aliens”. The game asks questions about the presidents and you answer from a choice of four presidents. If you answer correctly, that president’s head becomes a weapon to take out the aliens. If you clear out all the aliens in a round, you earn a president for your collection. Three right answers in a row earns a temporary special power. Try it!!



Coffee Cake Cupcakes

I saw this recipe Monday, immediately printed and made them. OMG! They are awesome and I didn’t even bother with the icing!!!!

Coffee Cake Cupcakes recipe


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New chicks

Here are some pictures of our new baby chicks. They are about 2-3 days old here. The black ones with the dot on their head are Barred Rocks. The rest are Erin’s Bantams and will be little even when grown! She got Silkies and Frizzles this time. Can’t wait to see what they look like when they get big…


One of the Silkies. I love the serious look on its face.


One of the Frizzles. I think the ones Erin ordered will be reddish when grown.


Note: We got our baby TURKEYS last night!! Will post pictures of them next!.

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Red Belt

Travis got his red belt in Tae Kwon Do last Friday. He is now in the advanced class!!


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