Saturday, October 1, 2011

All Moved In

We have all of our stuff moved in, and have turned in our keys to the old house. Now for the fun part, finding places for all of my pretty things. I will hopefully post some pictures soon. Now to go do some work.


Friday, September 16, 2011

Moving Day is fast approaching!

Living in military housing can be an adventure, sometimes good sometimes bad. When we moved here and took the house we are currently in, we knew that we would be moved to a new house at some point. Well we got our force move letter Today, much earlier than we expected. I am very excited at the thought of moving and being able to decorate a new space with my things. Things we be very busy around here for the next few weeks. We will see how this all goes, fingers crossed.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

It was a very long week

    So, last week was quite the week here at the homestead. We experience the earthquake on Tuesday. It was not to bad here where we are, but a little unexpected.  Then we made preparations for hurricane Irene, we were unsure whether or not to leave. But as the time came closer my husband had to fly to California and the kids and I decided to head west to visit some family and ride out the storm. While we were on our way our 2 month old car blew the heating core and then the car seized. I managed to get the car off of the road before it completely shut down. It was only by the awesome grace of God that it all fell in to place as it did. The firefighters that responded were wonderful and prayed with us before they left. The young officer that waited with us while we waited for the tow truck was also very kind. Our car had to ride out the storm at a dealer about an hour and half from our house, and was then tow to our local dealer that we bought it from to be repaired.

      I found out that the repairs are going to take a while, but everything will be covered under our warranty. And the dealer is going to make my little car like brand new again.  It is a little disheartening to be with out my car for so long, but I know that they will do a thorough job and will get it to us as so as they have it ready.

     On a bit of a lighter note we also found out last week that our housing office will be moving us to a new house sometime in October. The thought a getting to decorate a new house is exciting to me, the packing and actually moving does not excite me in the least bit.  Well I am off to sort through closets and see what needs to be purged.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A few Changes..

Playing around with my blog background, trying to find one that suits me.

And speaking of changes, my old desktop finally gave up the ghost and died completely, so went out and bought a new mac. I was a little hesitant, but I was also tired of the constant headaches with all the PCs I'd had. I am a total convert I love my mac!

While my computer was dying and in need of replacing, my husband decided to by me a new camera as well. I will be playing around with it this week and post up some pictures. So with all of our electronics changes I decided to try and find a new look for the blog, that suits my style a little better. Bare with me through the changes.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Aghhhh Computers

Well, I have not been able to post in awhile as our desktop decided to have a moment and it was not a good moment. It decided that shutting down randomly was a fun new trick, it also decided to forget where it put the operating system. So, it is having a much needed holiday and will hopefully return it's old self again. Until then I will be using my very tiny netbook.

Hope everyone is having a good start to summer fun, my kiddos have about 3 weeks of school left, So I need to get in gear and get some of my projects finished. I have several to do and feel like I don't have much time  to get them all done. Hopefully I will be able to show you some of them this week,  if all goes well. have a wonderful weekend.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Break

        Well spring break is upon us. I was afraid that it was going to be a wet and sloppy break for the kids, but today was wonderful. The kids have spent most of the day outside, soaking in all the glorious sunshine. I watched from the kitchen as I had some much neglected baking to get done. I do hope that the sunshine and warm weather continues to  hold on through out the week as we have a couple of day trips that we would really like to take this week. I will be keeping my fingers crossed. Hope that spring has sprung  for all of you as well.



Thursday, February 10, 2011

Homemade frozen cookie dough

          I love baking, and I love having fresh cookies for the kiddos when they get home from school.  But, there are days when I am too busy to start a batch from scratch, so I will take one day about every 2 weeks and mix up several batches cookies. You can freeze most any kind of cookie dough, but I find that sugar type , chocolate chip, and peanut butter cookies seem hold up the best with out a lot of change to the texture of the dough. Just mix your dough of choice as you normally would, and put in an air tight container. I like to double bag my dough with heavy duty freezer bags, but any type of air tight container would work. I write the type of cookie and the baking temperature and time on the outside of the bag so that I don't have to find the recipe card when I am ready to bake. The dough will last in the freezer for up to 2 months. So, when you are ready to use the dough just pull out of the freezer and bake as usual.  No Thawing needed.