Thursday, June 19, 2008

Easy Recipe Thursday

Oven Omelet

8 eggs
1/2 cup half-and-half cream
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup finely chopped fully cooked ham
1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped onion

In a bowl, whisk the eggs and crem until light. Stir in the cheese, ham, green pepper and onion.

Pour into a greased 9 inch square baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 miinutes or until golden brown.

Serves 6

Monday, June 16, 2008

Rascal, Our Water Dog

Well, here he is, Rascal, our water dog. He hates a bath, does not care for the rain but loves the lake and loves to sport around in his dogie life vest. He loves to swim piggy back with Courtney and Jonah.
And he is not afraid to ride on the tubes with the kids, in fact he can handle a little speed.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Easy Recipe Thursday

1/4 cup of Butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped pecans
powder sugar

Heat oven to 350°F. Melt butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat (2 to 3 minutes). Add brown sugar; mix well. Cool 10 minutes. Stir in egg and vanilla. Add flour and salt; mix well. Stir in pecans. Spread batter into lightly greased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake for 22 to 27 minutes or until set. Cool completely. Sprinkle with powder sugar.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A Quiet Week

I knew that I would miss him but the days are dragging, it is only Tuesday and Jonah will not be home until Sunday afternoon. He left last Sunday for Boy Scout Camp, something that we have heard him talk about for months. He had planned and replanned his week, what merit badges he was going to work on and then what merit badges he was going to try and accomplish in his free time, I mean this is all that he has talked about for the last several weeks and now it is here, he is there and I am missing him something fierce. The house is too quiet, Courtney is here with her friend and has her music playing but a girl in the house is just different from a boy in the house. I know I should enjoy the time because he will be home soon and then the quiet week will be over. My dad is camping at Salt Springs for a couple of days so Courtney and I and going to go spend some time with him tomorrow so that will give her and I something to do.
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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

A Busy Couple of Days

This past Friday night our nephew, Stephen Jr., graduated from high school. He was the first one our nieces and nephews to graduate on Phillip's side. I can not believe that he was just a little tot when Phillip and I started dating. Seems like just yesterday he was running up and climbing on my lap and giving me sloppy kisses and then down he would go, he never sat still, I don't think and now, he has finished high school and no telling where tomorrow may lead. I guess you can tell that they are blood related except for myself, of course the blonde stands out like a sore thumb and the other SIL (black & white dress).
We are so proud of Stephen Jr.!
On Sunday afternoon, before the rain came, we spent some time at the lake with our neighbors. Courtney and Andie show off their matching swimwear.

Now let me just tell you that Rascal does not care for a bath at ALL! So when we took Rascal to the lake a couple weeks ago I thought that he would play around the edge of the water and that would be it. Well, this little guy loves the lake and we can not wait to take him to the beach. He
loves to jump at the waves, loves chasing the kids in the water and dogie paddles, too cute. Sunday, we took him out in the boat for the first time and he loved it. Even though I am not sure he knew what to think when the kids where jumping off the boat, but he could not sit still and had to keep his eye on the kids playing in the water around the boat.
Oh, by the way Rascal turned ONE this weekend so the next time you see a picture like this one, Rascal will be sporting around his new life jacket that he got for his birthday, YES, a doggie life jacket. Too cute!!

Before the weather turned bad, I was able to take a few pictures of Jonah on the wake board and knee board. Courtney says that she may try the knee board next, she a little more reserved then Jonah. He's my I'll try anything once kid, which worries me a little.

Catch a Wave!
Monday, the kids and I took our last field trip of the school year even though the school year has already been over for us. We went to the U of Fl to the Fl Museum of Natural History, while there we visited several different exhibits one of which was the Butterfly Rainforest. The Butterfly Rainforest is a living exhibit that supports hundreds of butterflies from around the world to experience first-hand. This screened enclosure is planted in subtropical and tropical trees with waterfalls and a walking path.

The butterflies were unbelievable,

I had never been in an exhibit like this before.

Truly, worth going back for a second time.
While at the Florida Museum of Natural History, we visited the Inside Africia exhibit, which is
based on the permanent exhibit at the Field Museum of Chicago, the 6,000-square-foot exhibit takes museum-goers through a journey to selected sites on the world’s second-largest continent and offers a deeper understanding of the vitality, richness and significance of its people from historical and contemporary perspectives.