This is Day ONE of our master bedroom project. We needed to pour a cement pad to extend our bedroom and to enlarge our lanai. Caeden really helped a lot and it was so adorable. As you can see the cement driver got a kick out of seeing our child laborer. Poor Owen slept though the whole project. Caeden somehow new exactly what to do and how to help. He has watched the men pour cement at Woodsmoke before. Notice the special "cement boots", He asked specifically for those a few days before. Good ole target garden boots to the rescue. It was a super hot day and the cement they brought us was "junk" according to mike. It is complete and on to the Day two.
The videography and editing is my first try so please don't judge me on that. i don't even know how to attach music to the video yet.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup. Mix this with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups right to the top, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.
To Make Crumb Topping: Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.
Every Tuesday at 10:30 am, our Local County Library has story time for children 2 and up. It is a very enjoyable time of stories, reading, and singing. Caeden has always loved reading and Owen will get there someday. At this point, Owen would rather run around and knock the books off of the shelves, than sit down and listen to a story.
Every Tuesday, we have checked out books for reading during the week. We started with one book the first week, and today we brought home 6. I want to keep a list of all the books that we have really enjoyed over the weeks. What better way to do that than on my blog, because if i write it down, most likely i will lose the paper.
Whisk cornstarch, sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium saucepan. Add milks, whisking. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly. Cook until thickened, about 1 minute. Whisk in chocolate; cook until chocolate has melted, about 1 minute.
Divide evenly among six 4-ounce cups. To prevent a skin from forming, press plastic wrap onto surface of pudding. Refrigerate until set, at least 1 hour and up to overnight. Serve garnished with chocolate shavings and cinnamon sticks.
Fresh Fruit Spritzers
1/2 cup sugar
Fresh seasonal fruit, such as 8 cups cubed seedless watermelon, 6 cups cubed honeydew melon, 6 cups cubed cantaloupe, 6 cups cubed mango, or 4 1/4 cups raspberries
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Pinch of coarse salt
Sparkling water, or club soda
Put sugar and 1 cup water into a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat; let cool slightly.
Puree fruit, syrup, lemon juice, and salt in a blender. Pour through a fine sieve into a bowl. Refrigerate until cold, at least 30 minutes (up to 2 days).
To serve, fill 8 medium glasses with ice; pour 1/2 cup puree into each glass, and top off with sparkling water. Stir to combine. Serve immediately.
I gave in. I had too much fun reading everyone else's posts so i had to create my own.
1. My man and boys of course!
seriously, how could i not love these guys! My best friends, all 3!
Thank God for these guys, i am loving and cherishing the mommy hugs, the daddy wrestling, Owens' words....lion, apple, boat, plane......any many more, &
Caeden's constant reminders that mike and i are his best friends!
2. Caeden's Style (takes after his dad)
I love This necklace that Caeden picked out for me in American Eagle.
I want to wear it every day!
3. My new bike
I haven't gotten to break it in yet, let alone take pictures,
but i am excited for the many rides ahead.
4. My new bag that declares my love for my new bike
couldn't pass it up for 6 bucks!
5. skinny vanilla latte(decaf)
It used to be frapps in college, then white chocc mochas, then cinn. dolce lattes, pepp mochas in winter, but i tried the skinny and i feel less guilty drinking it and am pleased with great taste, less filling! (that works for coffee, right?)
6. mighty-mite basketball league at the YMCA
Caeden and Aspen have been playing every friday night for 6 weeks. Tomorrow is the last night. It truly is so cute, even when caeden wants to sit on the bench with us and play with Owen instead of follow his coach and teammates down the court.
For the simple reason that i don't have to miss out on Amber's life and cute face!
8. FREE HAIR CUTS!!............thanks to Carly for the gift card and Robert of Philadelphia for my great cut. Not much change, just a little trim and color. But i like how healthy my hair feels after a cut. no picture needed!
Every Recipe that i have ever made off of this blog has been Post-worthy delicioso!!
I get excited every week when our movie comes in and mike and i get to have a movie date. Most recently American Gangster, great movie!! Next up Semi-Pro.
I remember first meeting you in Banana Republic when you and Laura were shopping for a green jacket and the perfect outfit to wear on the plane to England. 3 1/2 years has gone by and I am so thankful for the talks and laughter that we have shared together. I am really proud of your attitude and your trust in Christ through all the the struggles this past year. The Lord has proven faithful and you will soon have a little one that is so blessed to have you and Kev as parents. I am excited for your new home and Kevin's new job, but, I will miss my friend!