Archive for the 'personal' Category

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

We had a great time at The Highball. We went as peacock inspired parents with our little ventriloquist doll. I hope this becomes a yearly event because it was so fun!

Pumpkin Weekend

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

This weekend we went with some friends to the Circleville Pumpkin Show. It was a great time. A bit chilly, but a nice fall day.


at the pumpkin show

at the pumpkin show

We tried a couple of new things this year, pumpkin blossoms (tasty!) and pumpkin pizza (also good).

After we got home, I was in the mood for more pumpkins, so I made this pumpkin patch of cookies. ^_^

CleanUp Day - October 19

Sunday, October 12th, 2008's Final Cleanup for the year!'s Final Cleanup for the year!

Thank you!

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Thank you to my friends at work who sent me flowers. I love them and they brightened my day and my room. ^_^

Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Today was the Harvest Festival at the North Market. My sister Katie entered the pumpkin pie contest and won first prize! Here she is with her winning Pumpkin Cheese Cake Pie.

Happy Nie Nie Day - Benefit Auctions

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Please help if you are able!

Happy Nie Nie Day

Last week Christian and Stephanie Nielson were in a very serious plane crash. They are a young couple with four children under the age of six. They are in critical condition. Stephanie has third degree burns covering 80% of her body and Christian has third degree burns over 30% of his body. The recovery will be very long and very expensive.

If you are able, please consider contributing to this fund that will go directly to the family.

Today, several websites are auctioning off items for their benefit. Go here to see the comprehensive list:

Updates about Stephanie and Christian here:

8 Random Things About Me

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Here are a few random tidbits about me:

1. I love sourdough bread. I used to only really like the bread at Spaghetti Warehouse, but now I have found a bake-it-yourself loaf at Kroger that is really yummy.

2. I like colors in combinations. Right now, my favorites are blue & white and aqua & orange.

3. I really don’t like small talk. So talk to me about something real. Because if you want to small talk I will probably be unresponsive!

4. I like a lot of Japanese things! ^_^ Yes, I am a grownup and find Hello Kitty & her friends super cute!

5. I am really good at giving the perfect gifts to people. I have some gifts that I have been keeping for awhile, awaiting the perfect time to give.

6. I majored in English but still find grammar confusing!

7.  I don’t like math, but I end up doing accounting and taxes!

8. I am an artist and would like to get my creative projects going again. Lately, I have just been doing scrapbooks.


Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Desi loves pandas now! It is so cute watching him laugh and talk to them!


My little sweetpea

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007


Second Place Pumpkin Pie

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

This is a picture from the North Market Harvest Festival.  I entered the Pumpkin and Apple pie contests and won second place for the pumpkin.  Made the vanilla pumpkin pie and it is so good!  This isn’t the pie I won with; that one was cut up for the judges.  But this is the one that was sold.  Was a fun day!  Later Walker & I spotted a guy we knew from YouTube and he made a video with us in it.  Here’s a link!  We are in about the 1:30 mark.