Monday, August 3, 2009
Anyways I was just checking up on the blogs that I normally read through the day and thought I would post a few of them here, just so you know what kind of stuff I'm into looking at.
Cake Wrecks -
This is the first "Blog" I ever started reading (except for my friend Erica's, but I won't post her's since I didn't ask her if I could). Everyday Jen posts a different cake wreck, except Sunday which are reserved for Sunday Sweets. A cake wreck if you didn't know is a cake that is unintenionally "messed up" by a professional baker. Her writing style is witty and highly entertaining. Sunday's are a fun day to look because some of the cakes she posts are jaw-droppingly incredible.
I actually stumbled upon this blog while reading Cake Wrecks Sunday Sweets. Bakerella is a woman who bakes the neatest stuff. She's pretty famous for "Cake Pops". This past week she posted a tutorial on "Pie Pops". It's a mini pie on a stick. FABULOUS! She is super creative and I've attempted a few of her recipes, all of which have turned out great.
The Pioneer Woman -
I was lead to this website through Bakerella (I can see you're picking up on a trend here). I have actually come to love this blog more than any of the others. Ree post's a "confessional" everyday which typically are about her life on their ranch in Oklahoma. She too has an extremely witty writing style. She also has a section on Cooking, Home Schooling, Photography and Home & Garden. I rarely miss a day reading her blog and feel a weird emotional attchment to her blog. It's a very realistic view of her daily life. (and she does fun giveaways, but since so many people read her blog, I'm sure it would be hard to win one).
Design Mom -
This is one I've just started reading recently. I don't have too much info on this one, but she's a mother in New York who is also an Art Director. Neat "craft" ideas (I hesitate to call them crafts since they're so fasionable and stylish).
Really that's about it. I wish I was as dedicated to blogging as these women but I've never been very good at expressing my thoughts through written words. Another thing I'm pretty obsessed with is www.sporcle.com . Don't go there...you'll get addicted...it's not pretty.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Ashland and Poodle are doing well. We're trying to help Poodle lose a little weight, I don't know why she's gotten to be kind of a chuck in the last 8 months or so, but she has. She's on weight control food and only dry food. She really doesn't eat a large amount of food. I attribute it to stress (we're pretty sure she hates Ashland) and possibly a traumatic experience with Boarding during Christmas time. Anyway, I've been "exercizing" her everday (as much as you can with a cat (which normally consists of me waving her toy in her face saying "move please, stop being a lazy bones")). Ashland is well, he's spunky and fun and LOVED being boarded. He made lots of new friends while we were attending 2 weddings this summer.
Other than Mat being at NTC and me working alot lately, nothing exciting is going on. I need to post photos of our garden and possibly some photos of the crafty/Christmas things I'll work on while Mat's gone.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
This weekend Mat's brother, Stephen, was in town. Friday night I went to pick him up from the airport. This shot was taken Sat. but I really feel like it expressed how I felt driving over 5 hours on Friday total. (oh and it reminds me of my friend Drew).
PHOTO OF THE DAY:
Saturday we drove out to Wamego, KS to visit the Tulip Festival. They have the most beautiful tulips scattered all over the park. Just an FYI, tulips are my favorite flower in the whole world. I love them.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
The other news was that Mat was planning to leave for WLC next week. Well Monday night he found out his date got moved back to March so we get to spend Valentine's day together. Yay it will be our first one EVER together.
The Kansas weather is crazy, today it was 70 degress, yesterday it was 40. Nuts.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Christmas at Danielle's parents house. Linda, Mat, Caleb and Robert.
Caleb bought Danielle a pair of moccosins but didn't get Mat anything. That's ok, we wear the same size shoes, we'll just share.
At Mat's dad's house he gave us caracitures of each of our spouses from 1994. Our's hangs proudly in our hallway.
At Saxon Shoes in Richmond (Danielle's favorite shoe store), there is a child sized door into the Children's section. Mat's brother Stephen felt like a kid again haha.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Mat having an intimate chat with a very quiet man.
Mat in front of the Liberty Bell
Danielle in front of the Liberty Bell
Mat's cousin William as the Gingerbread Man in the school Christmas Padgent.
Last leg of our journey to come...
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Our cruise ship, the Carnival Inspiration
Our Room U179
Lunch on the balcony of the ship
Smoochin on the deck
Pictures in the Bar with the ships captain
Me on the ATV
Mat on the ATV in Cozumel's jungle
Mat after the ride
One of the many towel animals that were left in our room by our room steward.
The Comedian that did the midnight comedy show. The other Danielle that we got to be friends with. Her and her boyfriend Ben.
From the pool in Cozumel.
Pool side in Mexico
Santa at the bar in Cozumel, smokin and drinking.
More photos to come later in the week.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
We also got a new TV for Christmas so we had a great time setting that up last night too.
The weather is nice. I kinda wish it would snow some since we missed out on a little bit while we were gone.
All in all things are going great here out in the Midwest. Work is very slow, but it's given me the opportunity to try and finish reading "The Historian". Which by the way I'm still trying to read, for the past 2 months.
Pictures will be posted as soon as we can get the laptops running again.