Sunday, August 30, 2009

Your Steak — Medium, Rare or Cloned?

Be advised that you may soon be eating cloned meat and dairy.  And even worse, the FDA is not requiring it to be you won't have any idea.

Another great reason to buy organic.  Always.  No. Matter. What.

(click article below for details)
Your Steak — Medium, Rare or Cloned?

Friday, August 28, 2009

Throwback Friday

Some of my boys from Honduras.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Throwback Friday

(scroll down and pause music before viewing)

Gabe has been spending time coming up with his own hip hop dance style after watching a boy breakdance during the Talent Show at Family Camp.  

The only thing that keeps me from falling on the floor laughing is that he's super serious about it.  Watch out Diddy.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Apparently I did not explain plethora last time?
(bonus points for the re-hanging of the lavendar, btw)

This time we even got a little dry-your-hands-off bonus.

All told, 29 rolls.

Monday, August 17, 2009


We made a trip out to the garden this morning.  Packed a picnic and enjoyed some quiet* time on the farm.  There is nothing like a summer breeze in the country.  
*as quiet as it gets with gaggle in tow

Madeline surprised us with a dinner appetizer of fresh veggies, tossed with balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.  What a beautiful presentation.  I am fairly sure you will see her on the Food Network someday.

As I am about to hit, "Publish" Madeline walked in and asked if she could make a fruit salad to go with our dinner.  
Did I just win the lottery??

Friday, August 14, 2009

Family Camp Preview

We had an incredible time  at Family Camp.  It was amazing.  I don't think I've ever been so compelety whipped returning from a vacation.....but, that's ok!  

Here's a preview of our week together:
The challenge was to climb the pole, stand on top of it and try to wack the tether ball.  Many attempted, few were successful.  

It will surprise no one that Ron climbed that pole like a squirrel and wacked the ball with little effort.  That's my man.

Happy 10 year anniversary babe! 

Friday, August 7, 2009

Throwback Friday

Maddie & Abby enjoying their first taste of Starbucks.
And since all time for me is referenced by children - this was 2 kids ago.
(aka Summer 2006)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Happy 60th Birthday Dad!

The Big 6-0.  You wear it well.  

Thanks for raising us well and encouraging us to do the same in our families.  Thank you for a wonderful example of a healthy, fun marriage.

I am blessed by God to call you Dad.
You are an incredible father and the patriarch of a large, amazing family!

Much love from your eldest (and wisest! ;)) daughter,

Monday, August 3, 2009

Wild Olive Launches Kids Line!


25% of the profits (WO always donates 10%!) from the CHOSEN tees will benefit Love Without Boundaries.  Please click here to learn more about this amazing charity!

Wanna win free tees for you and the favorite kiddos in your life?  
Visit Wild Olive and enter today!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Nap Time

I just woke up from my nap. (hair is a dead give-a-way)

I'm a little more awake now.

Ok, I'm ready to go!