Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
walnuts in my yard
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The final stop before our destination was Cedar Keys, FL. My mom suggested that we stop here and I think her and dad always wanted to visit, but haven't done so yet. It was nice, Prince Charming wanted to stay there, but I just wanted to get to my parent's house. We let the boys go swimming and Prince Charming had his feet in the sand. Have you heard that new song "Toes" by the Zach Brown Band? The song lyrics make me think of Prince Charming sitting on the beach - got my toes in the water, butt in the sand, not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand, life is good today. That is his dream.... Here are pictures from Cedar Keys.
We finally made it to Palm Harbor, Florida. To find out what happened next, stay tuned for Part 2 of our vacation.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Here are some of our memories of that day...
As my bridesmaids were walking down the aisle, I was waiting in the stairway and it was either laugh or cry because I was so nervous. So, I was told to quit laughing because the people in the sanctuary could hear me.
I remember crying as I was walking down the aisle.
I remember Carl holding my hand so tight that my hand hurt!
I remember looking out the window when I should have been listening to the minister and seeing my friend S holding her young son C.
I remember when we were having pictures taken before the wedding, my dad cut his hand and in our wedding pictures he has blood on his hand.
Carl remembers his friends telling him to run while he still had a chance. Funny, very funny.
Carl remembers me walking down the aisle and that's all he will say.
I wish I would have had more pictures taken at the church.
I must have had a good time at our reception because Carl remembers having to drag me out of there.
Here are more pictures from our special day.
This is the church we were married in. Zion United Church of Christ in Dyer, IN
Sunday, September 13, 2009
We were happy to come home and see our family. The boys had some good stories from their time spent with the grandparents and I think the grandparents may have been ready to go home to get some rest.
Spicy Salsa Mac 'n' Beef
Makes 4 servings
1 lb ground beef
1 can (10 1/2 oz.) condensed beef broth
1 1/3 cups water
2 cups uncooked medium shell shaped pasta
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) condensed cheddar cheese soup
1 cup thick & chunky salsa
1. Cook beef in skillet over medium high heat until browned, stirring to separate meat. Pour off fat.
2. Add broth and water. Heat to a boil. Add pasta. Cook over medium heat 10 minutes or until pasta is done, stirring often.
3. Add soup and salsa. Heat through.
My prince charming asked what we were having for dinner, I told him that I was making glorified hamburger helper. Either way, I was a good meal with rolls, a salad, and a veggie.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
We saw this strange creature in Florida. When I was a little girl listening to Johnny Cash my dad would tell me stories about a creature with eyes like this.
This just doesn't make sense to me. We saw this somewhere in South Carolina. However, if you would like to find out more information, here is a link to this very historic site. http://www.nationalregister.sc.gov/chester/S10817712002/
We narrowly escaped with our lives when we tried to take a picture of the monster truck school bus. We were in northern Florida and turned around so we could get the picture. Carl pulls into the driveway which goes right by the bus, but everyone freaked out because of the no trespassing sign (I can't remember exactly what it said, but we did not want to drive any further). We convinced Carl to leave by screaming, pleading, yelling, begging, etc. and when he backed up he went into a ditch. A very deep ditch. Time stopped, everything was silent, we all looked at each other, and collectively thought we were all going to die. I wish I could remember what was on that no trespassing sign. Well, we did get out of the ditch, came home with grass on the frame of Big Mo, and managed to still get a picture for the blog.
Yep, that's what I said - deep fried pickles dipped in ranch dressing.