Monday, June 28, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Homemade nightgown



FW: Homemade nightgown
Originally uploaded by My Presidents

I made Reagan a nightgown today and well it looks more like an evening gown. She told me she feels like she is 19 yrs old......what!?!
They grow up so fast!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

knock knock

Felt the baby move for the first time last night!!! I had Tim feel and he could feel it too, so exciting!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Questions for God

I have a few questions for God.

If the second coming was to happen now, would I stay pregnant and deliver in Heaven pain free? Or would the baby just appear?

Can we have more children in Heaven with our husbands, or are we pretty much done and little kids just appear? Don't laugh at me, these are honest questions.

Anyway, just some thoughts that have been running through my head during this pregnancy. The hormones are strong and tears come easy but usually its over a tv commercial or a sweet article in the paper.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Random April Picture's

So, I realized that I hardly updated any picture's in April, so here are random April picture's.

My Dad has been trying to catch a squirrel, but instead caught an opossum.
Lincoln named him Garfield, he names everything Garfield.

We visited the Easter bunny.


My Dad helped Reagan's school find an activity bus.

Collecting Easter eggs at a local school.


Playing in the hail after a quick but productive storm.

Lincoln trying a month of Karate for free...he enjoyed it!


All the injections I had to give myself + the trigger = 33 shot total.
(Totally worth it!!!)


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sunday afternoon

My parents took the kids and G.G to a fundraiser at the famous Roloff Farms. The kids had a blast! Face painting, petting zoo and a magic show.


Reagan with Amy Roloff.


They stayed close to the lawn as the rest of the farm is not open to the public during the off season. I had a baby shower to attend and then we went on a quick movie date to see A-Team....I loved it. I grew up with older brothers and usually I just watched what they watched because well they were bigger than me and I thought they were pretty cool. A-Team was a favorite growing up and the movie didn't disappoint.

Friday, June 11, 2010

13 weeks profile pic

13 weeks profile picture, this is for Bex!

Napa Cabbage Salad Recipe

This is one of my favorite summer party or potluck salad. It comes from my mother-in-laws kitchen. Feel free to make it your own. But once you bring it to a party, beware, because everyone will ask you to bring it to their party!!!

Sue's Cabbage Salad

2/3 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Salad/Olive oil
1/2 cup White rice vinegar
2
TBL Spoons Soy sauce
1 Head
Napa cabbage
1 bunch of Green onions
1 cube of melted Butter
1/2 cup Toasted Sesame seeds
1 cups sliced Almonds
2-3 packages Top
Ramen noodles broken up into small pieces

Combine:
Sesame seeds
Almonds
Top
Ramen noodles
Toast in melted Butter until lightly brown in a large sauce pan

Combine liquids and sugar & shake in bottle or jar for the dressing.

Slice cabbage & onions and then combine everything, serve & enjoy.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Ditka ***update w/ pictures**

**update**
Ditka does not like fire! That is why he is not looking at his cupcakes.


Ditka loves his cupcakes, especially with peanut butter cream cheese frosting!!




Today Ditka is 2 years old!!!

We made him a peanut butter carrot cake
.

Homemade peanut butter carrot cake for the dog.
1 cup flour

1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup shredded carrots1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup honey
1 egg

Mix flour and baking soda.Add remaining ingredients.
Pour into greased 8 inch round or muffin tin.
Bake @ 350 for 30 minutes.



Monday, June 7, 2010

“Kevin’s Point of View” by Del Shannon....my brother

My oldest brother Del just sent out an email and I thought I would pass on the good news to all my favorite readers.

All,

My apologies for this mass email that is going out to literally everyone on my contact list. Some of you know of my writing endeavors and some don’t, but just so you all know I enjoy writing children’s fiction when I’m not running around working on dams. I’ve recently finished a children’s novel titled “Kevin’s Point of View” and this novel is now posted on Amazon.com in the Kindle section. If you own a Kindle you can download it for the unbelievably low price of $2.99. That’s half of what it cost to eat lunch at most places. “Kevin’s Point of View” is targeted for the 8- to 12-year-old crowd, but many outside of this age group have enjoyed the story.

And if you don’t own a Kindle, but you know someone who does and who might have or know of an 8- to 12-year-old kid who loves to read a good story, I wouldn’t mind if you forwarded this along to them. Even if you don’t own a Kindle you can get a Kindle App for your iPhone or iPad. Any help you might have would be greatly appreciated.

Here’s the link where you can buy the story - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003PPD9DM

Thanks in advance and I hope all of you are having a great start to your summer.

Best,

Del


So friends and readers, please go out and download a copy for your very own!!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Our trip to Colorado

I forgot my camera so I only have lame cell phone pictures....sorry.

We we are back from a 6 day road trip to Colorado to pick up a family heirloom from my brother Del and his family since his kids are too big to use it anymore. It is a Honda MR50 Elsinore Mini bike. The bike below is not our bike but it is a good picture of what the bike looks like when its working.Above is our Mini bike as we call it. My parents bought it back in the early 70's and I'm pretty sure it has been stolen and recovered 3 different times....I think that is pretty incredible. I don't know all the stories but God was involved in its return every time.Right now its not running and my Dad has a friend who use to work on Honda motorcycle engines and is going to hopefully fix it. Fully restored my other brother Bill told me its worth $1200.

We had a fun trip getting to Colorado and spent 2 days in the Denver area with my oldest brother Del and his family and my 2 cousins and their families. The kids, myself, my Mom and my Grandma or G.G. as the kids call her all went on the trip.

We went to the Denver Zoo, Water World, ate at Washington Park Grille, and Casa Bonita, lost Grandma's wallet, lost Mom's blue tooth ear piece, Grandma's wallet was recovered at a Dairy Queen after we left and is being mailed and my Dad found Mom's blue tooth in a coat pocket.

Picture taken on the Gorilla statue at the Denver Zoo.

Taken somewhere in Wyoming.

Again taken somewhere in Wyoming.
We drove 1400 miles, watched 20 movies (some twice), while not in Denver we stopped 15 times total (that includes potty stops, gas stops, food stops, and switch driver stops).

We stayed in the Holiday Inn in Denver and they had the most comfortable beds EVER!! On our way back we stayed at World Mark Wolf Creek in Eden, Utah. Tim's Nana has a timeshare and we were able to book a 2 bedroom plus and it was just wonderful!! We just wish we could have enjoyed the area more. The kids now think that is Nana B's vacation home.....we just let them believe it....why not?

Wolf Creek Lodge in Eden, Utah
We were also able to decorate my Granddad's grave, both Granddad Kube and Grandma Goben's grave which I haven't done in 10 years.

We had a great time and the kids are outstanding travelers!!