Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Loot for Baby Charles

Thanks Teresa, Melissa, and Angela for the bottles, personal care kit, and ear themometer.

We would like to thank Aunt Debbie & Uncle Bill, Uncle James & Aunt Nell, Valerie & Guy, and Spratt & Sallie for all these great goodies.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


The first baby hat I have made knitting in the round. I thought it would be really hard but it was super easy.

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Past 2 Weeks

Patrick and his new yard project!

The blanket is finished! I am now working on hats.

Picture on left 31 weeks. Picture on right 32 weeks.

Finished backyard project.

Sorry for being away so long. Blogger was not allowing me to post pictures for some reason, and most of my post must have pictures. :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Awesome Dessert Recipes for Summer

Strawberry Ice Cream Pie

Ingredients: (For Pie)
1 baked 9 inch pie shell
1 (10 oz) package frozen strawberries
1 (3 0z) box of strawberry jello
1 pint vanilla ice cream

For Topping:
Whipped Cream

Thaw and drain frozen strawberries, reserving syrup.
To syrup add water to make 1 cup; bring to a boil.
Remove from Heat.
Stir in Jello until dissolved.
Add ice cream by spoonful, stirring until melted.
Chill until thickened.
Fold in strawberries.
Pour into baked pie shell.
Chill until firm. (In freezer)

To serve, garnish with whipped cream.
~Make either the night before you want to serve or make at least 5 hours before you wish to serve. (Take out of freezer about 10-15 minutes before serving.) Store remaining pie in freezer.

Oreo Ice Cream Shop Pie

Prep: 15 minutes plus freezing time.

1/2 cup hot fudge dessert topping, divided
1 Oreo pie crust (6 oz)
1 tub of Cool Whip whipped topping (8oz), thawed, divided
1-1/4 cups of cold milk
2 pkgs. of (4 serving size each) Jello Oreo Flavor Instant Pudding and Pie Filling (If you can't find Oreo use Cookies and Cream.)

1. Remove 2 Tbsp of the fudge topping; set aside. Spoon remaining topping into crust; spread to evenly cover bottom of crust. Top with half of the whipped topping; freeze 10 minutes.
2. Pour milk into large bowl. Add dry pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes or until well blended. (Mixture will be thick.) Gently stir in remaining whipped topping. Spoon over whipped topping layer in crust.
3. Freeze 4 hours. Remove pie from freezer 15 minutes before serving. Drizzle with remaining fudge topping. Store leftover pie in freezer.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Trombone Lamp

Patrick purchased this trombone on eBay his sophomore year in college (2003). He has been wanting to make this trombone into a lamp for some time now. A student at Carroll High said she would weld it for him. All he had to purchase was the wiring, shade, and bulbs. This is extremely cool looking in his office.

On the left I am 29 weeks and I had a rough week. I found out the Friday prior that my blood work came back and I have Hypothyroid. I had to start a medicine that made me feel bad until I got used to it. That is the reason I look so bad in that picture. I almost didn't post it. Thank goodness I started feeling better after taking it a week.

On the right I am 30 weeks. Is it just me or has my belly dropped a little along with it getting bigger. It is amazing how much my body seems to be changing.

Posts to come: An amazing pie recipe and finished back yard project.