Saturday June 30, 2007

It’s a bit past 7:-00 p.m. in my home and I am ever so sleepy. Driving an hour to church this morning, a full day spent with the wonderful ladies from my church encouraging one another in our walk as homeschooling moms, sharing a fabulous lunch provided by the church, and then an hour’s drive […]

Saturday June 30, 2007

Today was our once-every-two weeks’ shopping trip. It’s always a long, tiring day; but I am so thankful that we are able to take just one day out of every fourteen to do it. It’s been our habit to shop this way since we moved to the country. I really do enjoy being a keeper […]

Thursday June 28, 2007

My neighbor called first thing this morning. He and his wife have been wonderful neighbors since the day we moved to the country nine years ago. We’ve had a great neighborly relationship with them. Admiring one another’s critters. Talking about our plans for our places. They are both trained paramedics and the first year we […]

Wednesday June 27, 2007

I don’t live in the mountains. In fact, I’ve lived my entire life in a valley. As a child, I can remember my folks taking me on occasional trips to the mountains for a summer picnic or a winter romp in the snow. Going to the mountains, though, has always been a special treat.

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Tuesday June 26, 2007

Copper’s dad belongs to a motorcycle club for current and retired police officers. His group had an outing Father’s Day weekend, so we weren’t able to celebrate and with him then. However, we had a wonderful time celebrating Father’s Day a week late last night! My husband BBQ’d hamburgers as everyone was arriving. Our sister-in-law […]

Mom’s Banana Split Cake (Copper’s Favorite!)

The notation in my mom’s handwriting at the top of this recipe indicates that it is Copper’s favorite. A rich, creamy filling, on a graham cracker crust, layered with pineapple and bananas, covered with whipped cream, nuts and a cherry on top make this one of our all-time favorites. It’s especially good in the summer.

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Sunday June 24, 2007

Today looked to be an ideal day. A superb Saturday! The weatherman called for temperatures in the mid 80’s with a lovely, cool southwest breeze. Though the afternoon’s temperatures actually climbed to the mid 90’s, that wonderful breeze kept things comfortable. We ended up leaving the house open all day (lured by the weatherman’s […]

Friday June 22, 2007

We headed to town to run a few errands today and stopped in at the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop. They were having a “red, white & blue” sale. I scored two nearly new 2′ x 3′ rugs, which will work in my entry, kitchen or mud room. The rugs were just $3 each. […]

Friday June 22, 2007

     Dani came up with a wonderful version of Panini (a wonderful grilled sandwich).  Of course, we do not have a Panini press, but that didn’t stop Danielle!  She found an herbed focaccia bread recipe and just went from there.  She shared her recipe and how-to instructions (pictures included!) on her blog today.

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Thursday June 21, 2007

I wanted to share a few of these pictures with you yesterday. It turns out that xanga (my blog service) sufferred a Denial of Service attack. If you tried to find me yesterday and couldn’t, that’s the reason why.

Just for fun, here are some of my favorite scenes from recent days at […]