Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Beautiful Fall Plum Compote

I love fall. I'm so excited it is finally here! And with it, came tons of lovely purple Italian Plums from sister-in-law's garden. My digestive track wasn't handling as many a day that I wanted to eat, so I decided I'd better come up with a plan quickly to preserve these beauties for future consumption...

First I made a quick galette yesterday. Yum! Then today I decided to make a compote  so that I can freeze it for later consumption.

I just cut up my plums, put them in a pot with 1/2 cup water and a few tbs sugar (added to taste) then let all that goodness simmer for 20 minutes or so until mushy.

I can't wait to put it on pancakes, waffles, crepes, muffins, toast, stir into oatmeal, on vanilla ice cream, etc, etc, etc.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Great Grandpa Houston

We visited the girls great grandpa today in Washington. We live so far away and don't get to visit much, so it was a nice visit.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Third Time's A...


Another one, hooray! We didn't really believe our eyes, but it's true.

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ziploc Ice Cream

Tonight for a fun family activity we made our first batches of Ziploc ice cream. All you need is-

• 1 Gallon Ziploc with ice and 6 tbs salt (we use kosher salt)

• In a quart sized Ziploc add 1/2 cup milk (we used whole milk), 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1 tbs sugar.

• Now SHAKE! It takes about 5 minutes on daddy shake time to whip up 1/2 cup of ice cream.

Notes- we added some hershey syrup to our second batch. 

I also read that doubling the batch doesn't work well...


Have fun and share your favorite flavors.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hair Emergency Resolved

At the zoo today, its nearing 100*f, and I forgot a ponytail holder for Jane.

Luckily I brought Ritz with a twistie on them. Twistie into hair tie. Viola!

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Monday, July 11, 2011


Our girls went bowling for the first time tonight. Now, there were bumpers in the lane, and much assistance was needed to roll the ball, but still- Jane got a 78 and Lucy got 65. Scott and I both did well, although the bumpers helped him out a bit. ;)

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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Jane Says

Yelled from the potty...

Jane: "Mommy, my poops looks like a crocodile! Isn't that silly?!"

Three-year-olds are the best!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Love, Headbands and Pancakes

Made these headbands for our little ladies to wear on V-Day.

Had chocolate chip heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast.

And daddy got an awesome Valentine delivery with this sweet little picture inside.

Monday, January 31, 2011

From Friendly to Frightened

Lucy is finally getting accustomed to Rody, our bouncy horse.

She's begun crawling up to him and patting him and laying her head on him like she's giving him a little hug. 

The day this happened, Jane noticed and decided to play with Rody while Lucy followed them around the house. I let them play, then about 5 minutes later I hear Lucy screaming, terrified. I run to see what's happening...
Jane has cornered Lucy with Rody. Lucy crawled under my desk, like usual, but then Jane blocked Lucy's only exit with giant Rody. It freaked her out!

It was so super cute. Yes, she was screaming at the top of her lungs, but it was because of a bouncy horse. I cuddled her and made her feel better, and told Jane it was naughty to trap Lucy with the horsey, but it was cute-o!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Jane Says

While Scott, Jane and I were goofing with Photo Booth on Scott's mac, some of the pictures were awesomely hilarious. Jane, being such a grown up kid and know what is truly funny, laughed so hard that at one point she said, between gulps of air, "That made me pee-pee!". 

Can't get funnier than that!

Enjoy the hilarity.

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