Monthly Archives: July 2008

Wordless Wednesday!

Nebraska All Star Masonic Marching Band

Nebraska All Star Masonic Marching Band

7/26/08

5 Minutes for Special Needs

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Go By Bike Challenge

I’m biking to work!

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Wordless Wednesday

Bike-a-saurus

Bike-a-saurus

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We are officially Flickr addicts…

I Dont Know What To Say?

Originally uploaded by keith45guy

I love photography and while I stink at it, I thoroughly enjoy looking at photos taken by talented people. I could sit nearly all day and look at the wonderful photos on Flickr. What is even more fun, though, is finding real gems that give you a great laugh for the day (the comments are equally funny).

What’s even more humorous about this one is that it’s from DH’s hometown–Council Bluffs, IA. I had to give him a little ribbing about this one. Now I’m sure he’ll be looking for something equally as funny from my hometown of Waterloo, but he doesn’t know how to blog, so at least publicly I’m safe from having my humble origins be the butt of the joke.

We may be rednecks, but all of our vehicles have factory installed ACs.

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Great summer recipe –Strawberry pie




Strawberry pie

Originally uploaded by baysmom3

This is one of those recipes that is especially nice, because it’s simple enough that you can keep it in your head. No need to write it down and then dig to find it next time you have a craving. It’s also great in the summer because it’s no bake–no need to fire up that oven when it’s 99 degrees outside.

Strawberry Pie

1 small pkg cook ‘n serve sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
1 small pkg sugar free strawberry gelatin
1 pie crust–I use a Keebler graham crust (reg or low-fat), but you could use a regular pastry pie crust, but bake pastry crust before filling
Sliced strawberries to fill the crust

Add two cups COLD water to a small saucepan and add pudding mix. Cook and stir, boil for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in strawberry gelatin. Let cool. While this is cooling, wash and slice strawberries right into crust until full (leave room for pudding/gelatin though!).

When pudding/gelatin mixture has cooled down, pour it over strawberries. Refrigerate until set, about 4 hours. Top with Redi-whip or Cool Whip. Yummo.

Side note: you might not be able to fit in all the pudding/gelatin mixture…it just depends on how many strawberries you put in the crust.

I think it would be great to add in other fresh berries.

I have to make two pies because everyone has to eat at least 2 slices. If you aren’t watching your figure (I dislike people like you–btw–*wink*), you could use regular pudding and gelatin instead of the sugar free.

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A 41-year old woman should not…..


Lukas & Robert

Originally uploaded by baysmom3

This past week I’ve been inspired by the 41-year-old swimmer, Dana Torres. Not because I’m a fan of swimming, because I’m not, but because she’s my age and showing the world that 41 isn’t old! You go girl!

However, I found out I’m no Dana Torres. Last night we went to an “extreme bowling” event where you get a lane for three and half hours and you can bowl as much as you want for a flat fee.

Big mistake.

A 41 year-old woman should not bowl 5 games+ in a row. I’m paying dearly for it today.

How do my kids feel?  They want to go bowling again today.

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Blueberry muffins!


Blueberry muffins!

Originally uploaded by baysmom3

I got this recipe from Karen (from Ben & His Brother’s fame). They were yummy! Thanks Karen!  (Please excuse my ugly muffin tin!)

Today Baylee started summer school. It’s only two hours long for three weeks, but with the bus trip, I might get 3 hours of peace and quiet. I can even unlock the doors!

Unfortunately, this is a double whammy for Baylee with routine change. We are getting new windows installed in our house today, and when that window truck pulled up, she ran outside to see it and screamed and screamed and screamed….. I’m sure the neighbors thought I was beating her….lol. Sometimes I really wish I could get in her head to know what she is thinking. Fortunately, she warmed up to the installation guys, then the bus came, so now she has other routine changes to worry about. She’s also going to a different school than she usually goes to and there will be new teachers to test. I’m sure Baylee’s going to be a lot of fun to be around today!

She also didn’t sleep last night. At 3:30 am I found her still standing in the hall playing with her baby. We had to move her bed away from the windows and take down valances, curtains and blinds, plus move furniture away from windows in other rooms. Bottom line, she’s pretty freaked out. Unfortunately, the window guys will probably be here for three days.

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