Friday, July 31, 2009

Girls Night Out & Homemade Pizza

A few weeks ago the boys went out of town. My daughter & I had a girls night out. We started our evening with make your own mini pizza. We then we took the dog to Pet Smart for a new leash.

Make your own pizza:
1. Pocketless pitas
2. Pizza sauce of choice
3. Mozzarella & Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
4. Topping of your choice
5. Italian herbs

In a frying pan, brown pocketless pita on both sides. Spread sauce to pita. Sprinkle the cheese on tops of sauce. Add toppings. Cook in pan until cheese melts. You may want to use a lid to cover pan to quicken the melting process.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

From My Garden

I planted lavender years ago & wasn't successful. Last year I tried again & much to my surprise it grew back this spring. In my garden this year I have tomato, cabbage & cucumbers. My garden is like the economy this year. I am not having much luck between the groundhog, deer, perhaps some blight & very cool nights. So far, I have only had one edible tomato. The cucumber are very slow to grow. There are about three decent ones in the garden as of today. These pictures were from about two weeks ago. Hopefully with some extra TLC & some homemade solutions, my garden will make a come back.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Life Is Too Short

I received this as an email & just had to share.

I don't mind if you write your name in the dust at my house; just don't date it!

Remember...a layer of dust protects the wood beneath it.

'A house becomes a home when you can write 'I love you' on the furniture.'

I used to spend at least 8 hours every weekend making sure things were just perfect - 'in case someone came over. Finally I realized one day that no-one came over; they were all out living life and having fun!

NOW, when people visit, I don't have to explain the 'condition' of my home.

They are more interested in hearing about the things I've been doing while I was away living life and having fun.

If you haven't figured this out yet, please heed this advice.

Life is short. Enjoy it!

Dust if you must ....... but wouldn't it be better to paint a picture or write a letter, bake cookies or a cake and lick the spoon or plant a seed, ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must, but there's not much time . . . . with shrimp to eat, rivers to swim and mountains to climb, music, to hear and books to read, friends to cherish and life to lead.

Dust if you must, but the world's out there with the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair, a flutter of snow, a shower of rain. This day will not come around again.

Dust if you must , but bear in mind, old age will come and it's not kind. . . And when you go - and go you must - you, yourself will make more dust!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Disney Vacation Day 3 & 4

Day three of our trip we decided to take a break from the ride parks & hit Typhoon Lagoon. My husband took the kids the day after they arrived. They just loved it & couldn't wait to take me. It was very, very hot & the water felt great. The large wave pool gets 2 thumbs up. And yes, I have completely lost my mind by posting a picture of me in a bathing suit.

Ice cream in a bucket.
Can't leave the park without getting one.
On day 4, we cruised on over to Hollywood Studios. The American Idol Experience was very cool. My daughter is a big fan of American Idol & absolutely loved it.

The Judges

The Contestants

Honey I Shrunk the Kids

Monday, July 13, 2009

Disney 2009: Days 1 & 2

This is my day 1 & 2 of my vacation. This was actually day 3 & 4 for the hubby & kids. I arrived at Port Orleans Riverside around 1:30 pm. I was completely exhausted physically & mentally. I didn't want to let the kids & hubby down, so I pulled myself together & off to Magic Kingdom we went. We stayed for a few hours but the look on my daughter's face when she saw the castle was priceless. It all happend so fast that I didn't get a picture, but I have the image in my mind that will live forever! The next day we were off to Epcot. More pictures to follow.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Disney 2009

These pictures were all taken by my family prior to my arrival. Oh how it broke my heart not being there.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Birthday USA

Happy Birthday America

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness"

Have a happy & safe 4th of July. God bless America.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Disney Pictures

I can't describe the look on my daughter's face when she saw the castle for the first time.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Childhood Dream Comes True

When I was about my daughter's age, I went to Magic Kingdom for my first time. We spent only spent one day at Magic Kingdom & I do mean a day. I remember asking to stay & watch the parade & fireworks but the answer was "another time". I left some what disappointed. When we went this year, I told my husband "I have only one request on this trip & that is we see the night parade & fireworks." What a nice little surprise to see Tinkerbell come down from the castle.


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