September 30, 2011


What wonderful weather we're having for the end of extended summer.  Coco...just swingin'!

September 28, 2011


If you ask Scarlett what her favorite toy is, she will say 'white puppy'.

September 27, 2011


Oxbow was chosen to be in the CTV Hometown Tour...what a great way for us to represent our wonderful rural area!

September 24, 2011


My Dad wouldn't really be a fan of me posting this photo...but when he popped over and Coco wanted to just hang with Papa, I had to snap a few pics.

September 23, 2011


Scarlett had the pleasure of attending Rhett's birthday party today at the local library (just 2 days after his Mom Missy had her 3rd baby).  I always love the thought & detail Missy puts into everything...she inspires me to keep being crafty because it is such a special gift.  Scarlett had a great time, from the outdoor storytime to the bookworm treats, it was a memorable party to say the least.

September 22, 2011


I have been trying to get back into a morning walk routine...I love beginning my day with breathing in the fresh morning air.

September 21, 2011


It seems that overnight it has turned to autumn around favorite season!

September 19, 2011


One of my favorite summer salads...I learned this one back in my college days.

September 18, 2011


Early this morning I headed out to take photos of 80 runners in the local marathon 'Run the Ox'.  Seeing the great turn-out of athletes was awesome and I had a chance to capture each of them once they crossed the finish line.  Both of my sisters and niece & nephew ran in the race...way to go everyone!

September 17, 2011


Auntie Amber playing with Coco at Nana & Papas.  I seem to remember playing with Amber in the same highchair and the same toy about 23 years ago (oh my, that makes me feel old).

September 15, 2011


Kindergarten Hands
Scarlett's teacher asked me to take some photos of the students' hands since they are learning all about their 'gentle hands' and how important they are.

September 14, 2011


Our mornings are back to rush, rush, rush.  Here's the car full of kiddos on our way to drop everyone off at their destinations (babysitters or school)...then this Mama is off to work!

September 13, 2011


I stumbled upon this Dad & Rich building my sister Amber's deck.

September 12, 2011

September 11, 2011

September 10, 2011


Ace's campout birthday was so much fun (and easy).  We had a watermelon eating contest, tent sleepover, watergun fight and a campfire.  The best part was that we had a very happy 7-year-old!

September 08, 2011


Scarlett received this unique birthday party invitation in the mail from her friend Rhett.  His Mom Missy (a friend of mine) has the most wonderful crafty ideas, I thought she deserved mention here for her great ideas.

September 07, 2011


Scarlett's first day of school.  She was so excited to start Kindergarten and would go everyday if she could. We are so excited for this new beginning for her and we know she'll do awesome.

September 06, 2011

September 03, 2011


Today we discovered we ran out of waffle mix when the kids requested them...shouting and jumping up and down excited to have their favorite breakfast.  So off to the internet I go to search for a quick recipe...don't you just love online recipes!  We tried this version and loved it so much we made a double batch and froze the rest to pop in the toaster.  Here's the recipe!

(Adapted from
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons white sugar
4 egg yolks
4 egg whites
1 1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil

- In a large bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt & sugar.  Make a well in the center of the bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the egg yolks, milk and oil.  Pour into well of flour mixture and stir well.  Stir just until ingredients are moistened.
- In a small bowl beat egg whites until stiff.  Fold into batter.
- Cook batter in waffle iron.

Yield: 6 full sized waffles

September 02, 2011


Today was the last day for the kids with Nanny Kelsey...they had a wonderful summer with her and Cory & I couldn't have accomplished all that we did with our businesses without her.  Thanks Kelsey...we wish you the best as you go onto becoming the Preschool/Pre-K teacher here in are such an aspiring, capable young person to have in our community.