Thursday, June 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Shout Out!

Today I'm sending a Happy Birthday Shout Out
to my Number One Sil!

I'm realizing I have very few pictures of you!
I'm going to have to work on that!
Hope you have a grand day!
We love you so! 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Triple D

We DON'T go here for the petrol;
too expensive!
But we do go for this
Because for $12.99
We get this
and this
All that for just $12.99!
That's it and it's good too!
(Plus a salad but forgot to take a picture of  it)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


We. Love. Them.
He's off to Argentina!

We love the brother and sister of missionaries too!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Deer Visitors

 We have deer,
Sometimes they visit!
So we feed them!

We are nice that way!

Sunday, June 26, 2011


I love to watch these balloons.
  They fascinate me.  
But only from the ground.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

On the Road

On a recent trip to New Mexico this came into view.  Nature is beautiful in all forms.

Friday, June 24, 2011

One Potato, Two Potato

I love all potatoes.  Especially Idaho potatoes. Mr. Man is an Idaho potato; well his high school mascot was an Idaho potato.  A Russet to be exact!  I love them baked.  I loved them smashed.  I love them fried. I love them in a salad.  I love them in a hash.  So when I watched 5 Ingredient Fix and saw these I knew I would love them too and I do. Try them, you will love them!

Roasted, Smashed and Loaded Potatoes

·         1 pound small red bliss potatoes
·         6 tablespoons garlic-infused olive oil, divided
·         Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
·         1/2 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
·         1/2 cup sour cream
·         1/4 cup sliced scallions


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Adjust the oven racks to the top and bottom positions.
Place the potatoes on a sheet pan, pour 3/4 cup water over the potatoes and cover tightly with foil. Bake on the bottom rack until tender, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, drain any remaining water and let rest 8 minutes.
Drizzle 3 tablespoons oil over the potatoes, making sure they are evenly coasted. Space the potatoes evenly on the sheet pan and, using a potato masher, flatten the potatoes to about 1/2 inch thick (about 1/2 the length of your thumb to the first joint). Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil over the potatoes and roast on the top rack for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the cheese. Roast on the bottom rack until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with the sour cream and scallions. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

All Washed Up

Summer has arrived!

So it is back to the sprinklers for Dottie!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Drive By

Thanks for stopping by, it was great to have you!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


More inspiration from others!

Love - A!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Ducks on the Pool

Quack a happy song

Lovely couple just stopping by for an afternoon swim!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father Knows Best

Happy Father's Day to my best Dads!

Love you so...............

Happy Birthday Shout Out

Today is Birthday Number ??? for Dil2
(oh wait that might be classified information)
Excuse me, I have a question?

Happy Birthday Dil2!
Love you so!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Shout Out

Today is Birthday Number ??? for S2
(I'd rather not say; I don't want to show my age)

Happy Birthday Son!
Love you so!

Friday, June 17, 2011


I love to watch them....
play together....
talk together....
 relax together!
I can't get enough!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Baby Baby

I love the ideas of others.  And I believe imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  So when I heard about this from D1 who heard about it from D2 I knew instantly I too had to try.  I carry a camera everywhere for picture taking; but mostly I just carry it.  But every now and again I am able to get a shot off that I believe is magical.  And this shot is definitely one of them.  I just love it.  So since this is the month of 30 pictures what better time to enter a photo contest.

You can read about the contest here:
The Paper Mama