>The Weather

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It seems you hear people comment a lot about the weather lately. I do, cause it really acts strange. The kids have been asking all kinds of crazy questions tonight about tornados. Sarah with her BIG eyes wondered if Tornado could get in the house even if we close and lock all the doors? We tried to explain that Tornado was not a person but just lots of wind.

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I am thankful tonight for the roof over my head. I had to think of all the people who have been affected by tornados this year so far and my prayers went to them.

>Salad Dressing

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My very first picking for the season! I was so excited to eat some of my own grown lettuce!

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In my opinion,when you have fresh garden lettuce you don’t need much else with it. Just a little bit of bacon, an egg and some yellow peppers.

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And don’t forget a good homemade dressing always tops it off nice.

 

FRENCH DRESSING

2 cup Mayo

1 1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup vinegar

1/2 cup ketchup

2 tsp. mustard

1 tsp. paprika

4 tsp. water

1/2 cup oil

onion & garlic salt (optional)

Put all ingredients in blender and whip it up! This will keep in fridge for at least 2 months.

 

And then because I had such a healthy salad I decided I could indulge in some good old brownies topped with loads of fudge!!

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AND WHAT IS THIS??  I HAVE SAID OVER AND OVER…”DO NOT CLIMB ON FURNITURE!!”

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I should never have let him see me take this since it will leave him thinking he is doing some great thing. BUT JUST LOOK AT THAT STOMACH!! AND THE RIBS!!!    Is it normal? This is just hilariously hideous to me!!

>Dora

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I just love this cake! Oh and let me say it was quit tasty! I baked a choc. cake and put a coat of butter cream icing on all of it then stuck it in the freezer for a while. ( this makes for easier decorating) I looked off of my print for the outlining

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and used choc. fudge for the hair!  Like I said…I LOVE ME SOME GOOD ICING!  Cake Time

Birthdays are now over for this household until November. I am Ok with that since the summer is coming! I am sure it will be coming but lately with all the rain we are having it is kinda hard to see it coming. The calendar says it is coming so I am planning on it.

>Cake Time

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We be having cake around here! You wanna come over?

A butterfly cake one day and then Dora a few days later.

Like always I attempt the cake making and decorating on my own for the kids birthdays..

It is quit FUN.

Here is what I did for the first one…

Googled “butterfly cake pattern” printed out my pattern then cut around it.

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Used a box then wrapped it with foil for my plate. Flipped cake on plate and then using a sharp edged knife I cut around the pattern.

Then comes the FUN!

Do what you like,

I went pink and blue and some sprinkles just to jazz it up a bit.

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I must say I was pretty pleased with the turn out!

And tasted delicious since the icing was a buttercream flavor! (not that the kids would have cared) ME…I like me some good icing!!!

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Check back soon for the Dora cake. It is so Doraish!!!  Haha

>New Camera

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Too many things to tell, Too many thoughts to share and way to many days gone past with no post to this blog! I have no good reason or good excuse. I will  think about it though I should be able to come up with some good reason. In the mean time I will choose one thing to tell and one thought to share…

A thing to tell… I NOW HAVE A NEW CAMERA! YES it is true. I would love to tell the tale but because I yet need to share a thought and get to bed in decent time tonight I will just have to keep it short. The lovely camera came as a Mother’s day gift from my wonderful man. I was more then excited!! I was… well… EXCITED with capital letters and lots of exclamations marks.

A thought to share…   Why does the dog have to be so insecure? Why can’t she just be OK with herself and lay there nicely? does she need to dig holes in the yard and chew on everything within sight? Sometimes people are like this dog. Why do they say things that you know the motive or intention was way different. Why can’t they just sit still and enjoy themselves? If they are struggling with insecurities then seek help,,make a positive change.

IT CAN BE DONE.

At least people can do something about their issues were a dog has no choice but to dig holes or jump all over you the minute you step foot out the front door.   

And there you have it, Now for some pic taken from my new camera…

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you would think that with this kind of daily affection there should be no room for insecurities! 

OH GOD WE LOVE HER!!

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comon Angel look at the camera!

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My beautiful azalea at my front window!

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And my gorgeous lavender flocks!

 

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BEAUTIFUL!!

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So you think you can dance?

 

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I don’t know about the other one but this one sure can!

 

Good night to you all…I will be back soon!

 

I thought of a good reason for the many days gone by and no post. The chair I use at my computer is terrible! It makes kinks in my neck and pinches nerves in my spine.

>Cousins Party

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I feel as tho i can’t blog without a picture to fuss over. I believe now is a good time to buy a new camera. I have been wanting a new one for some time but felt it an unnecessary purchase if i have one on my hands that works fairly decent. It is still in hiding.Missing Camera 

Our week end was FULL but very enjoyable to me! Something that became true to me from it all was this…Family,whether distant or close in relation will be some of your best and most understanding friends when you let relationship happen.

Friday night we headed over to Elvin’s cousin’s for a party. This particular party happens about once a year and my kids have grown to LOVE them. The reason being it is the only and I mean “THE ONLY” time that i leave my children stay awake as long as the adults. Yes,we all get to experience midnight together!! But get this…all the other parents do the same. Ok let me paint a better picture for you…

Once upon a time there were these people (cousins actually) and they never grew tired of each others company. They all married beautiful ladies/handsome men some of who were close and even best friends at the time. These couples then began to have children.

In fact they haven’t stopped yet.

The invite was given…mostly by word of mouth and the time was set.

We rushed out the door to get there on time…(I not so rushed knowing it is a casual event, He, never likes to be late) We arrive 10 minutes late and find we are the first to arrive!

It then takes an hour for everyone to show up.

We then dine on GOOD food, REALLY GOOD FOOD!!

Kids… get your food and go eat somewhere away from us adults so to not bother us with your noise. Yes, literally all kids ate in an easy washable floor separate room.

All adults and a few toddlers and babies ate and drank coffee until the women are talking around the men and the men around the women so they split up too and go to separate rooms.

We laugh we talk we hold babies and care for those who come looking for help. ( that would be us women) The men…well i suppose they laugh too and i am sure they talk. I know they play pool and maybe crack jokes.

but rarely do they care for their young unless it is pushed on them. ( this is not a bad reflection on them as Fathers it is just part of the story)

I have never seen kids play this hard! and till midnight or more!! Not many tears. Not many disputes. All is well…

A light bulb was broken and then swept by the man of the house. No big deal. A second light bulb was broken. A child of the house comes to the room of mothers to tell the tale but Mother is busy with another so I nicely say ” Go tell your Father” he replied, ” I did, but he said to come tell my Mother because it is her turn to clean it up. He cleaned the last one that broke.”    we all sat there and chuckled but not a one of us seemed frightened or a need to hurry on to the room of broken glass and small children playing barefooted. I do remember discussing…”what is happening that these light bulbs keep breaking?” perhaps someone slipped from the room to check? I will never know. I do believe that after the Mother of the house was finished with her task at hand she did take her turn to the cleaning of the broken light bulb.

7 couples and close to 25 kids all in one house awake till midnight. Sounds like an EXCITTING party to me!!

Oh and yes one more small detail, the electricity went off for about 3 minutes. And it was DARK! And then there were tears and noise and laughter and a mixing of all peoples in each room.

The End