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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

It's going to be...

Well, we had our ultrasound yesterday and it is going to be...a GIRL!! YAY!!! Can't wait to buy some girly girly things!! Dan and I are excited. Now we will have our little "rough and tumble" boy and our little girlie girl!! How fun!

Darren is proudly telling all he sees that he is going to have a little sister. (Actually he has already been telling everyone he was going to have a little sister even though we did not know yet. I guess he knew!)

We are also moving Darren out of the crib which he still sleeps in! Time to move on to bigger and better things. He is SOOOO excited because now he has a...BONK Bed, as he calls it! Ha! it is actually just a twin size bed that sits up off the ground so you can use the underneath for storage. This will be great for his toys and make his room bigger. Plus, he gets to climb a LADDER for bed! This is a HUGE highlight in his life!

Dan got it assembled right before bed time so he could sleep in it tonight! His room is rather disheveled as we haven't dismantled the crib, but Darren was pumped that his Bonk Bed was ready!

Darren is always so enthusiastic. I call him my living "exclamation point!"

Here is a "not so great" picture of him and his BONK Bed! He was already tucked in so the lights were out, but Daddy had to sneak in and get a picture! Enjoy!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Whew! It's going to be hot here in the Bay Area today! We don't have too many hot days around here, but when no one has air-conditioning a high of 86 degrees with no breeze off the Bay feels pretty warm!

Here are a few miscellaneous photos I took on Dan's iPhone the last couple of days. Our camera is still broken so here are a few odds and ends. Family is a WONDERFUL thing. Thank You, God!

Darren is a true Bay Area kid. He LOVES Clam Chowder and sourdough bread!!
Darren LOVES to help Daddy! Dan was blowing off the lawn after mowing so Darren wanted to "look like" Daddy! Hee Hee!!
Mommy and her favorite bud just chillin' on the couch.

Haven't felt up to baking in a while. So, Monday I made some Yummy Apple Crisp (and, of course, vanilla ice cream!)! EASY EASY recipe!! Look below the picture for the easy recipe...

Easy Apple Crisp
(Just makes a small recipe. You might want to double if cooking for more. I bake this recipe in a pie pan)
3 large apples, peeled and sliced
1/8 lb. butter (1/2 stick)
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup of water
Grease cake or pie pan. Peel, core and slice apples into pan. Pour 1/4 c. water over the apples. Work dry ingredients and butter together with a fork till crumbly. Pour over apples immediately. Bake at 400 degrees for about 35 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream!
Easy and...Mmmmmm!
Have a Great day!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Decorating Fun...

On Monday evening we watched Dave and Angie's girls, Faith and Liberty, at our house while Dave and Angie went on a date for their 8th wedding anniversary.

I baked cupcakes in ice cream cones and let the kids decorate their own. Here are a few pictures from our decorating fun...

Darren loving the icing part!

Liberty is proud of her creation...

Faith's cone all decorated...

Yum Yum!

Monday, July 5, 2010

I LOVE Independence Day!

Sorry it has been a LONG time since my last post. I have had some health and chiropractic issues with my pregnancy.

I am a VERY patriotic person! I LOVE the celebration of our nation's independence on July 4th! One of my favorite holidays!!

We had a wonderful patriotic service on Sunday morning, then a sweet time of testimony during our evening service. We were celebrating not only Independence Day, but our church's 63rd anniversary Sunday.

After the evening service we had a fellowship at the church with grilled hot dogs, corn on the cob, chips pasta salad, watermelon and desserts. Mmmm! Then we loaded up as a church family to watch the fireworks show about 20 minutes away from the church. It was a GREAT time of fun and fellowship with sweet Christian friends.

Isn't it great to be a Christian?!

Our camera is broken at the present. I will try to get some pictures today as we grill out with some of Dan's family so I can post them soon!