Thursday, February 25, 2010

Happiness Is.

Catching snowflakes.
Cletus the chinobilly snowman.
Proud chinobillies.
Apricot blossoms.
Eager daffodils.
Promise of spring.
This sweet guy.
Blessed with Bree.
Blessed with Abby.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Debby and I made chocolate covered strawberries together. I love spending time with this lovely lady more than I love chocolate. Thank you friend, praise God for our friendship.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Germ-in Chocolate Cake

Today is my daddy’s birthday. The girls have been fighting off the sniffles though so instead of doing our usual Friday run to town we decided to cuddle in mamma’s bed a bit this morning. We called my dad to sing him Happy Birthday and I asked him what kind of cake he would like me to make. After a bit of pondering he decided on German Chocolate Cake. Perfect! I thought. After lingering in the bed longer than usual, we made our way to the kitchen. I checked the cupboard for the cake mix and whatayaknow, no German Chocolate cake mix. Hmm, there is no way this Chinobilly is going to Safeway in her pink ducky pajammies for an overpriced cake mix. Uh uh! You may now Praise the Good Lord above for the internet. Trust me I wouldn’t have been a pretty sight. Anyway, I found Tricia Yearwood’s recipe for German Chocolate Cake and decided to go for it.

A good Southern gal like Tricia should now how to make a tasty German Chocolate Cake. A good Chinobilly like me knows how to make a lopsided cake.

I had all the ingredients except buttermilk; mine was
While making the cake with my sweet girls Bree asks, “Mommy- since I’m sick can I put the germ in the cake?” It took me a second but then I was laughing hysterically! Get it? Germ-in Chocolate Cake?

 She kills me!
Oh how I love this girl.

Oh my word this is an ugly cake, sorry dad, I can explain, really...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentine P-a-r-t-y

Today I took the girls to the library for story time and a Valentine Party.
hosted by the dearest librarian, Mrs. Darlene.

We played games.
Just look at the joy on my girl's face! (above)
Grace was diggin' it too.

Cupid's hearts were everywhere.
We exchanged Valentine's.

And enjoyed the company of really great friends.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Playhouse Progress

Back in January, Matt decided it was high time the girls leave the nest. But babe they're only 3! I pleaded...and his hands flew in the air. They can't live with us forever darlin'. We gotta love 'em and let 'em go...

to the back yard anyway!

Seriously, if he had his way his babies wouldn't marry until they turned 39!

He NEEDS them, they NEED him!
The weather hasn't been so cooperative.

But that hasn't stopped him.
He worked on siding the little house over the weekend.
Rain or shine
He has worked hard.
And the smiles are worth it all!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

We're suffering from a bit of spring fever. Even though it was chilly we built a fire Wednesday night and roasted hot dogs for dinner.
Bree and Abby were totally on board.
They knew smores were on the menu too.
They were not prepared for their mom and dad to bust out the ol' campfire songs.
Oh yeah, it's like riding a bike, you never forget campfire songs.
Bree wishes the previous statement wasn't true.