Friday, August 24, 2012

A Bunch of Friends on a Shopping Trip:)

On August 12th, Bethany, Kimberly, Tara, and I went to our cousins house to stay the night with Katrina, Pamela, and Amanda.  That night we played games of volleyball, talked a bunch, and took a bunch of pictures:)  It was so much fun!!
Kimberly, Amanda, Bethany, Tara, Katrina, Pamela, Me

Me, Pamela, Tara, Amanda, Bethany, Kimberly, Katrina

hahaha - one of our pictures of trying to jump!   Didn't work out to well, but I loved this picture:)

Amanda & Tara

Amanda, Bethany, Tara, Katrina, Me, Pamela, Kimberly

Playing Volleyball

more volleyball - it was so much fun with just a bunch of us girls!!

Katrina & I

Me & Pamela

The next morning, we were all going shopping together.  We decided to get some more pictures before we left when we were dressed a little cuter:)

Jumping - this time it actually worked!!
Amanda, Bethany, Me, Pamela, Kimberly, Tara, Katrina

All of us girls!

In the middle of the road:)

Love this one:)

Amanda, Bethany, Katrina, Kimberly, Pamela, Me, Tara

We had to play ring around a rosie:) hahaha!!

When we were shopping, Kimberly found some random weird shoes - they fit her perfect!  They were some plasticy/jelly kind of wedges.  I cannot imagine someone who would actually wear the things . . . it was so hilarious!!

Kimberly and Bethany had to go home, so we dropped them off after going shopping:(  Tara and I stayed another night and then met in town with mom the next day.  We had a ton of fun again, playing volleyball and talking late into the night. . . again!

Tara "getting run over by a car". 



It was so much fun and we plan on doing it again!!  Thanks to all the girls who took pictures for us (especially Melodie & Kimberly) and to Katrina for driving us around!

Have a lovely day everyone and go and have some fun with friends:)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


 I hardly ever scrapbook, except for at scrapbook retreats.  I love it, but for some reason I just hardly ever get around to doing it:(  At the end of July one day I decided I wanted to do some scrapbooking.

Here are the pages I did:

These were the pictures I got one year taking Hunter's individual school/Christmas pictures.

The two pages below were photos from our road trip to New Hampshire in 2008.
 at L.L. Bean (in Maine)

at Fort Ticonderoga (in New York)

Hope everyone had a wonderful day!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

A Morning Walk

 The other day Tara and I decided to go on a walk.  We had to watch the kids so we decided to bring Morgan with us in the stroller.  It was a beautiful morning and the temperature was wonderful for a walk!

Tara and Morgan


A pretty flower I saw.

And another one.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Quick French Bread {Recipe}

Quick French Bread

2 1/2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons oil
5 1/2 - 6 cups flour
1 egg white
1 tablespoon cold water

Put water in bowl and sprinkle with yeast and sugar.  Mix for a couple seconds.  Let it sit for about five minutes until you see the yeast get all bubbly on top.

Mix in salt oil and half of flour. (Use the wire whips for these steps - at least for a Bosch)  Add the rest of the flour while using the dough hook.  The dough will still be soft and quite sticky, but it's good like that.

Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover with a warm wet towel for about 15 minutes.  (For a warm enviroment for the bread dough, put your microwave on for 2 minutes and then set the dough in the microwave for the 15 minutes.)

Divide the dough into two long loaves.  Place both loaves side by side on a greased pan.  Then take a knife and slash the tops of each loaf diagonally.  Allow the loaves to sit for a few minutes while you preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Bake for 30-35 mintues until golden brown.

Mix together the egg white and water and brush onto cooked bread.  Cook for another 3 minutes.

I made a double batch of this as I wasn't sure how much I needed.  Two of the loaves went in the freezer for another meal.

We had this french bread with barbeque meat balls on top like a sub or on the side.  Both ways were delicious!

This french bread was very good!  And it's awesome because it's easy and quick to make - it only takes a little over an hour to make it, from start to finish!  You should definitely try it - it was so good!