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Friday, July 3, 2015

A Birthday Celebration



24 years ago today, our first little one was born.




So, I baked a cake!




And added some candles.




Set the table...




And wrapped some gifts.




As our tradition after dinner,
 Spencer helped sing Happy Birthday...




And Harry tried to blow out the candles.



And we all laugh, because you just have to be here
to experience how funny those things can be. :)

Happy Birthday, Taylor!


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

What's For Dinner?





Here's what we've been eating the last few days....

  1. Pizza.  Garlic Naan smothered with herbed goat cheese, fresh corn, asparagus and onions.  
  2. Shrimp kabobs.
  3. Cheese burgers and fresh grilled corn.
  4. Grilled cauliflower steaks.  New to us and surprisingly good!  They were brushed with balsamic vinegar, garlic and olive oil and sprinkled with salt, pepper and cheese.


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

This And That










  1. Yep, still raining!  But there are up sides to this.  We haven't had to water some new grass with the sprinkler too many times, I haven't had to weed the gardens, and when you want to sleep late on Saturday, mid morning still feels dark as night! ha.
  2. Can't get enough raspberries lately.  I bought two pints last week and didn't share with any of the men!
  3. Making deviled eggs.  Yum.
  4. Changing of the guards at dusk?  Or were we under some kind of threat that required two night time guards on surveillance duty? ha.
  5. Samantha enjoying a rare dry afternoon and soaking up the warmth on the stone patio.
  6. Blueberry smoothies.
  7. If the sky isn't blue, at least the lobelia are!
  8. This little girl was around every corner today!  She's been extra chatty, too.  Four weeks here already!  Still improving every day. She's been slipping into our bed at night and nuzzling into my hair.
  9. Brown sugar cookies.  Recipe here.  Yum.


Monday, June 29, 2015

In The Autism World Lately


Alex just doesn't like these ketchup bottles!
 He doesn't care if the label is upside down, just
don't have the thing standing on it's cap!
He's been known to peak inside the refrigerator
just to make sure it's standing the 'right' way. ha.