...We’d had a busy morning. We’d walked to the bank straight after breakfast (about a 40 min walk from our house) taken care of a few things and then stopped at a Starbucks for a treat before heading home. Oliver was getting tired and cranky from being in the stroller for so long so I slipped his hockey stick into the basket under the stroller and gave Ollie his sippy cup of milk as we headed back home. I had been in a super rush this morning so I wanted to take a leisurely walk back home. About 3/4 of the way home I went to get something out of the basket and then it hit me!! NO.HOCKEY.STICK! what?!? How could that be? If it had fallen out it would have hitten me on the feet or I would have stepped on it or something! I new it was replaceable but I just could not continue going home knowing his favorite thing in the world was just lying somewhere so I turned around and headed back just praying we’d actually find it, all the while checking the ditches for his stick. Finally we came around a corner and across the intersection (and about 100 meters from the Starbucks) was his hockey stick just lying on the sidewalk. Those lights could not change fast enough!!! I’m not sure if he even realizes it was lost but boy did it give me a scare.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
- I L.O.V.E breakfast food...especially for dinner. If I could only chose one meal to ever go out to eat it would definately be breakfast.
- when I have to pack to go away somewhere I always sketch out the outfits I'm going to take rather then making a list...I don't know why I do this but I have since I was very little. I have sketchbooks full of these little doodles. It's so funny to look back and see what I once thought was 'cool'.
- whenever it rains I get a really strong urge to go for a run....i just need to follow through once in a while ;]
- I love to indulge in a trashy celeb. gossip magazine every now and then....((blush))
- if it has cheese in it...I'll eat it! ;]
- I'm TERRIFIED of snakes! they make me cry! even in a cage at the zoo I feel like I'm going to pass out when I get near them.
ok I'm suppose to tag people now but I don't even know if anyone reads this so if you do and you feel like doing this just comment and let me know so I can read it :]
Friday, March 14, 2008
I’ve been wanting to post about some yummy cupcakes I made a few weeks ago but I couldn’t find the necessary cables to upload my pics...BUT...today I found them and uploaded about 80 photos to my pc so I thought I’d share with you my yummy orange cupcakes.
then because I didn’t have any vanilla (we’ve just moved and haven’t fully restocked our pantry) I grated the zest of one orange, added it to the egg & milk mixture along with about 2 tsp of fresh orange juice
so I preheated my oven, filled all the cups with batter, and had just slipped them into the oven when I realized that after I had taken a phone call I had forgotten to add the baking powder and salt. In a panic I called my sister but she reassured my they should be ok...
ok here is the recipe if an of you feel inspired
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
3 large eggs +1 extra yoke
3/4 cup milk
2 tsp fresh squeezed orange juice
the zest of one orange
in a bowl cream together butter and sugar. in a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. in another bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, orange juice and zest. next you want to add the flour mixture and the egg mixture to the butter and sugar making sure to start and end with the flour, alternating back and fourth. preheat oven to 350 degrees. line cupcake pan with papers and spoon batter in. now I can’t remember how long these baked for but I believe it was between 20-30 min. just make sure to keep and eye on them and check them with a toothpick. it makes a dozen cupcakes. Happy baking :]
Saturday, February 16, 2008
I've found a new love....ok well not totally new but it's my current passion...CUPCAKES...I really love to bake, which is funny because I'm not a very "housewifey" kind of wife, but I can't wait to get settled into our new place and always have something baking or hot and fresh. I love the simplicity and earthiness (is that a word?) of baking from scratch. There really is nothing more beautiful then batter waiting to be turned into a cupcake, cake, or anything really. Anyways I should run as we have alot of packing to do and less and less time each day to do it. check back soon for another post though ;)
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
"...Let it snow, let it snow, let it SNOW!"