Monday, September 29, 2008

More pictures...

I took these pics of my friend Angie's kiddos about a month ago. I am posting them so you can see them...

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Changes coming for us...
Chris has accepted a job working for the county here in our little world. Gone are the days working for john deere. Riles will be heartbroken, but it is a good move for him. He will work 7-3:30 M-F. No weekends, unless it is bad weather. No overnights anywhere. Better benefits.
wish him luck

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Another paradise is created...
My good buddy Fickel's brother got married this weekend. Fickel, Robinson, and I were on hand to take pictures. Here are some that I took.
Feel free to leave constructive criticism.

(deb's brother in law, and father)
groom and father


(Bride, Maid of Honor, Bridesmaid) (bride and groom listening to a letter from the groom's friend)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Time for some pictures!

here are the pictures from this weekend, and some of miss riles FIRST soccer game...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mom gets to come home..
We are getting together today to have a prebirthday celebration, and so brandy can give her the quilt she made. I can't wait for her to see it.
will post photos tonight.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Cooler weather...soups on!
It got down to 46 degrees here last night. I woke up to a cold house this morning. I refuse to turn my furnace on. I decided to search all recipes to find a soup recipe I could try. I looked for chicken tortilla soup, didn't find one i wanted, so I decided to search for potato soup recipes.. FOUND ONE! OMG this recipe is good. Of course I tweaked it a bit, and it soooo rocks.

Baked Potato Soup

12 slices bacon
2/3 cup margarine
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups milk

3 cups chicken broth
6-7 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 green onions, chopped
1 1/4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper


Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium heat until browned. Drain, crumble, and set aside. (I sauteed garlic in a little tiny teaspoon of bacon grease, and added with the onions).
Bake or boil potatoes (I boiled mine, just cause I am lazy like that) drain if you boil
In a stock pot or Dutch oven, melt the margarine over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in milk and chicken broth, whisking constantly until thickened. Stir in potatoes and onions. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Mix in bacon, cheese, sour cream, salt, and pepper. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted.

I added more cream cheese, a bit more salt, and more than a teaspoon of black pepper.
This was such a good recipe.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

I had some 'splaining to do...

I talked to emilee today. We talked for awhile, and understand each other now.
I apologized for being an idiot. She explained what happened. I think we both were given misinformation.

Sorry jake and emilee