Showing posts from October 3, 2010

Photo Shoot

Last week Wayne and I met up with our wonderful friend Bri who does fantastic photography and she did a photo shoot for us. Bri just has a great way about her that makes you feel comfortable taking photos! We had such a great time (goofing off in some of the shots) and before we knew it the sun was going down.
Thank you Bri for doing such an amazing job with us!!! You have a wonderful gift!!

Major Phoenix Storm

This is what caused all the damage to our yard! Hail the size of golfballs!! At least we were luck because many people we know had broken windows and lots of dents in their cars!!
I felt so bad when I got home (Wayne was at work) because he had worked for hours on the yard the day before re-seeding with winter grass etc... All for nothing now as he will have to re-do it all.

Small section of the pool. Chloe was trying to figure out what was in it.

All that black stuff is Manure! It was all over the back of the house (windows, doors, ceiling of the patio, walls etc...) so gross! I had to hose it all off.

I know it could have been a lot worse! Luckily all of our trees survived and just littered the yard with leaves and branches but I think Wayne may need to rent a dumpster to get rid of it all! LOL
I hear that we are supposed to get more rain later today.... Hopefully not this bad again!!

Did you know.......

Did you know October is National Popcorn Poppin Month?!
It is a time to celebrate the granddaddy of all snack foods.
Popcorn balls were once the quintessential Halloween handout. The house that gave them away was always the hit of the neighborhood!
Following is a recipe to make Halloween Jack-O'-Lantern Popcorn Balls
Have fun!!

3 quarts popped popcorn
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter or
3 cups miniature marshmallows
3 tablespoons (1/2 of a 3-ounce box)
orange gelatin dessert mix
Candy corn, jellybeans and sour green
apple candy sticks, licorice string, dried
fruit, etc.

• Spray a large mixing bowl lightly with
cooking spray and place popcorn inside.
• In a medium saucepan, melt butter
over low heat. Stir in marshmallows
and gelatin dessert powder until
marshmallows are melted and mixture
is smooth. Pour over popcorn and mix
well until coated.
• Spray hands with cooking spray
and press firmly to form into balls.
Place balls on wax paper. Press candy
decorations into balls to form eyes, a
stem a…