Wednesday, January 19, 2011

January 10, 2011

And the results of the dough you saw yesterday… Smile


January 9, 2011

I found a wonderful book that helps you get fresh bread on the table any night of the week.  I simply LOVE this book and it has made things so much nicer, not having to run out and get bread on the nights that we want it.  I can just pop a loaf in the oven and away we go… 


This is a week’s worth or so, depending on how often I bake.  LOL

January 8, 2011

At Build-A-Bear for Maddie’s annual bear.


She picked a panda this year.  She’s never been one to go for the dogs, cats or bunnies.  Nope, she goes for the pandas, coyotes, and giraffes.  LOL


Taylor, Maddie, and Po.


January 7, 2011

Just some pretty and unusual (for us) clouds.  They’re normally not so small and compact – our clouds are usually either wispy or big and fluffy. 


January 6, 2011

Taylor Ann being silly.  she was wearing her robe AND a headband… 


Cali, the tutoring kitty.


January 5, 2010

Not sure these really need any explanation…




Wednesday, January 5, 2011

January 4, 2011

First and foremost, this is the day that the younger of my two daughters came into my life.  She’s now nine.  How’d that happen?


And as you can see, she’s just thrilled.  LOL

Happy birthday, baby!

January 3, 2011


Yes, this is exactly what it looks like.  Snow.  In the desert.  WTF, Mother Nature.  W.  T.  F. 


Good news is, it was gone by lunchtime.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

January 2, 2011

Okay, so one of my very favorite things in the world is a hot, soft pretzel.  However, you can’t really find good ones just anywhere these days.  I mean, Pretzel Time and Auntie Anne’s are okay, but they’re not great either.  Although, I really do love my Wetzel’s Pretzels…  LOL 

So, I thought I’d take a shot at making my own this weekend.  And while the results are mixed, I think I may just try this again. 

Now that I know what not to do…  LOL

The pepperoni and cheese pretzels… discovered you have to really watch these because the fat from the pepperoni causes them to burn if you don’t.  Oh well.  They were still tasty.


Yeah, I know… they look funny…


Ah-hah!  Finally I got some to turn out right.  Sorta.  LOL


Anyway, despite the pretzels themselves being a bit of a failure, it was a fun adventure and I know that the more I work at them, the better they’ll get. 

January 1, 2011

I know, I know, I know… I keep trying and failing at this… but I’m going to give it a go one more time…

Just so long as I can remember to get the pictures off my camera every day, I should be fine. LOL

Cali contemplating whether or not to jump into my lap.


Miss Madison not happy about getting her picture taken.  Goofy child.