Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My mother...

makes me giggle!

It makes me grin to see that the little things, like some random person commenting on her blog,

puts a smile on her face.

My mom is the cutest!

little notes.

Dear Cilantro,
I have decided that I really like you, like a lot. You are yummy in most things.

Dear Technology,
You frustrate me most times, like RIGHT now, but most times, I am just thankful for you. And, that I have a techno-savvy sister who fixes most of my problems. (at least computer wise)

Dear Sister,
You are my favorite. I really like spending time with you, and I'm glad that you like to hang out with me too.

Dear Gracie,
I still think you are the cutest puppy around, just not at 1AM. Ok? Seriously, people sleep then.

Dear Mornings,
You just come too soon.

Dear Autumn,
Can you come to Texas sooner rather than later? I am sorta sick of the hot weather.

Dear Family,
Thank you for still loving me despite me being silly all of the time.

Dear Allergies,
Please stop making my eyes water and my nose run.

Dear Cilantro-Lime Rice,
Why do you have to be so yummy?

Dear Truck,
Why are you so much fun to drive? I spose that is a good thing!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I guess for now..

See, down here in Texas, the trees don't change color.

Right now, this is how Wisconsin looks.

-and I miss it. haha.

The temperature is like in the high 50s, or low 60s... How nice that would be! Yesterday it was in the 90s here! Ahh. Will it ever cool down?

I really would love to be able to wear jeans and a sweatshirt right now! I guess I could technically do that here too, but I would be sweating my eyeballs off very, erm, uncomfortable.

So I guess for now, I just have to deal with this. *

*This may or may not be exaggerating just a little.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Dear KafeKathleen

Thank you SO much for making me thiseversoaddictinglikeiwantoneeveryday yummy Caramel Con Panna.

I am savoring it because I don't want it to end.


I seriously could eat these three things every day of my life..

This is what I made for lunch today.

Salsa, black beans, and cilantro-lime rice.

I am so not kidding when I say I could eat this every day. SO yummy

Sunday, September 27, 2009

When you just need some time to yourself..

Just go under the bed.

What did you say? Oh, Squirrel??

Such a funny dog :-)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

It really is the little things in Life...

Tonight, we went to this quaint little cafe in Hutto for dinner. It is only a few minutes from our house.

All who know me, know I really enjoy ice. I do.

Well, this little Texan Cafe has amazing pie... Turtle is so yummy
AND, ice. Just like Sonics... maybe only a tiny bit better.

So, my wonderful mom, on the way out, asked for a cup. and I filled it with ice.

I was so excited! It really is the little things in life, like a to-go cup filled with ice,that tickled me silly!that make my night..

I think Gracie likes ice too...

Friday, September 25, 2009

Recipe Blog

Check out my mom's recipe blog this week for some really yummy recipes.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

KafeKathleen? Yes Please!!

When you just need a little afternoon pick-me-up...

Order KafeKathleen....

(Java Chip Frappe)

KafeKathleen's coffee is so much better than starbucks...


They even deliver... Room Service Rocks!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Could Fall Possibly Be Around the Corner?

I think that just because it is gloomy out, it is cooler, but I sure am not complaining!

Fall is lovely.. I very much enjoy the cooler temperatures.
And, hot apple cider
Reading in front of the fireplace, ok... well, not here in Texas, it never gets THAT cold.
and Slippers..

and other things too!

We have finally opened our windows and turned the air off! At least for right now. It is breezy and in the 60’s…

I just finished drinking this amazing coffee drink made by Kathleen… So yummy! It feels a little like fall!

I heard it is supposed to get back into the 90s, but for this moment, I will enjoy it!

Love it!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

You're my Favorite

Dear Kathleen,

Thanks for being so amazingly amazing.

I always have fun with you! Whatever crazy thing we are up too.

Like, last night.

We seriously ROCKED singing, off-key, in my car!

Thanks for putting up with that! haha.. I am sure it was painful.

You're my favorite.

Oh yes, Thursdays come too quickly, no?



Monday, September 21, 2009

So... I made a pretty big purchase the other day...

My grandpa had knee surgery a while back, and he had to ice his knee afterwards. We thought that since this ice maker was on sale, rather than buy ice all the time, we would buy it as a present to them.

Well, I fell in love really enjoyed the type of ice it made and ate it in excessive amounts filled my cup to the brim every time it dumped ice.

Needless to say, I love going to my grandparents house to have some yummy ice. But, now that we live 1300 miles away from them, I only get to do that at Christmas.

There was an add a few weeks ago for Target and the ice maker was on sale! After thinking it through, I decided that since I do enjoy this ice very much, that I would indeed buy this ice maker. I don't ever spend my money... Some people love to buy clothes and shoes, I, enjoy ice.

I think this was a very great purchase.

See.. This is the little bin, where the ice falls into!

And, last but not least, the yummy ice cubes it makes!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Just Laying Around

When you feel like just laying around...

Here is a pillow to rest your head on...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Daddy's Home!

See these two people?

They came back from Wisconsin today.

They had flown there Tuesday night for a funeral.

This morning, they were able to jump on an earlier flight, and got home 4 hours ahead of schedule!

Welcome home Daddy!

Friday, September 18, 2009

It's Friday!

which means:

The weekend!

School is over for the week.

We are going out to dinner tonight.

Kathleen has a sleepover tonight with friends.


Daddy comes home tomorrow!

I seriously could have slept all day today I think! Yesterday wore me out! We babysat for CC from 8:30-3:30 and the went to my gramma's house til like 5ish. Came home and made dinner and I had to leave again to babysit! I ended up getting home at 9... Long day!

Hope you all have a great and relaxing weekend!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Everyone Loves Sonic

Even Gracie!

This puppy is soo funny! Not to mention smart!

I think becasue she is so cute, she knows how to work the system... (if that is even possible for a dog to do...)

Every time we mention Sonic, she wants to go with! I think it is mainly becuase she knows by now, they give her treats there, but she LOVES the ice there. who doesn't, DUH

She will just sit and stare at you, until you give her some ice... If you don't give her any, she will start to whine... Who can resist this face?
(See, you can't either!)

But, when I finally give in...

All is well.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Today I'd like to..

escape to here.

or here.

how about you?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Just another ordinary day...

Today, this brightened up my day.

I loved the gloomy skies. It was so calming to watch the rain fall... :-)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Today is...

Another beautiful gloomy day!

I am so thankful for the rain.

After not having rain for so long, you get excited to see gloomy skies like these.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

What should we have for Dinner...

You just have to lay in between some cookbooks,

to really figure out what you're in the mood for..

(While searching for something to make for dinner, Gracie just decided she wanted to be in on the action... and that she wanted to lay there.)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

When you just need to cool off...

Go to the Sprinkler park while babysitting,

The kiddos will think it is GREAT fun to get you wet!

Is this not the cutest thing you ever did see?

I sure think so.

But I may be a little biased.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Rain, Rain, Please stay!

What is that? Raindrops? No Way! Please stay for a while...

The last time it has rained more than 15 minutes? I cannot recall!

It is extremely gloomy here today. Very nice, but very un-motivating! hee hee. I am sitting here looking out my windowat the raindrops falling. Such a slow rain, so relaxing... (ok, so it isn't my window... I tried to take a picture, but it just focused on the screen. I improvised)

My mom and Kathleen have gone to get haircuts. I am working on some schoolwork.

I'm looking forward to the weekend. I have to babysit tomorrow afternoon, then I am going for a game night with my Bible Study group.

I wish it was even a tad bit chilly here, so I would want to curl up under a blanket with hot tea.. but the thought of that right now, makes my stomach churn, since I am warm. haha. Someday maybe?

So thankful for another beautiful day, gloom and all!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

See these people?

I miss them. Like, Alot...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


People say this is a big deal.

Is it in their heads?

I don't get it...

Like, it is even on t-shirts?

Could someone clue me in?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cooler weather please?

Today, I am missing these things about Wisconsin:

(oh, alright. So it isn't that cold there RIGHT now, but it is like 60's and at night, like sweatshirt weather. I don't even know if I remember what a sweatshirt is. But, I would like to wear one right now, very much so. And be a little chilly. instead of sweating my eyeballs off)

and of course, my friends and family.


Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day

Happy Labor Day folks!

What are your plans?

We are needing to do school today. I may work on some now. Kathleen is not feeling too well, so she is sleeping on her futon. I would take a picture, but I would have a not-to-happy sister! :-)

We are having my grandparents over this afternoon for a late lunch. Brats, Hamburgers, German Potato salad and a three bean bake! A little cookout. With some Kringle for dessert!

Hope you all have a relaxing day!

Sunday, September 6, 2009


I don't even like it! Guacamole, that is.

But for some odd reason, avacadoes are really growing on me.

It has gotten to the point, where I am seriously craving this all the time...

my mom's homemade Guacamole recipe.


I know.

But, SOO so, yummy.