Tuesday, December 30, 2008


my mom has the most delicious recipe for taffy apple dip. here it is...

1 8 oz cream cheese
1/4 C dark brown sugar
3/4 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla

mix well

I did and had plenty of my favorite apples, gala, on hand. only there was one problem.

the apples are too big for my apple slicer.

they won't fit through the slicer.

onto plan B.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Saturday, December 27, 2008

the lizard king

I grew up being blessed having both of my parents work for the airlines. I was privledged to be able to travel to places, countries most kids don't. I am proud to say I have been to Mexico, France and England. I have seen the Eiffel Tower, the Mona Lisa and The David. I have stood and watched the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and seen the Crown Jewels with my own eyes. I have seen London Bridge in real life and not only in a story book. I have been to the Palace of Versailles and walked through the Hall of Mirrors.

And I have seen Jim Morrison's grave.
I have been to Pere LaChaise Cemetery in France.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

merry christmas

to those of you who visit often, I would like to wish you a merry christmas. for those of you who don't, I still want to wish you a merry christmas.

the following is simply beautiful.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

too cute

this is my daughter and son at before leaving to attend my cousin's wedding back in 2003. my son was the ring bearer...and my daughter just looked too damned cute!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

not a photo, but...

this isn't a photo but I couldn't resist. we found this on our way home and this is my very favorite holiday song....EVER. you can visit a longer video of more lights and songs here at my other blog.

happy holidays!

Monday, December 15, 2008

now in color

yes, chocolate dipped marshmallows...yummy!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

just enough

Friday, December 12, 2008

our moon

Sunday, December 7, 2008

me, black and white

so I must admit. I did not take this photograph. but my Dad did....I thank my Dad for my love of photography. you can read about him here. I am about 8 or so in this photograph. the jewelry and headband came straight out of the halloween box. I grew up in a house where every halloween, "the box" came out. it was full of great things to dress up. some of the things were old, like the black Dracula cape. my great uncle's friend made it. and yup, I have the cape. always have since I moved out and always will. I have a box for my kids, too. it comes out early October and then it goes away the first week of November.

traditions, aren't they great?

Friday, December 5, 2008

black light

our phys ed teacher teaches second through fourth grade to bowl...she then takes them on a field trip to the bowling alley. one of the highlights of the trip is when they turn on the black lights. I tried to capture the excitement of the kids, dancing around to the holiday music.