Friday, April 30, 2010

Bill and I went fishing tonight and had so much fun- He caught a ton, I caught 6! very proud of myself!
Brin got really into watching for the fish! She'd stand right by bill and watch very closely...
one of my big catches :-)
Palmer tried to eat the fish- I screamed and he was scared of fish from that point on... oops!

Bill caught a bass- I was impressed... because I was more into catching the Miller variety

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Very unhealthy, but VERY delicious cookies!
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended.
In a small shallow bowl, stir together the 2 tablespoons of sugar with the cinnamon. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls and roll the balls in the sugar mixture. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Cookies should be slightly golden at the edges. Remove to cool on wire racks.
*Mine didn't turn golden at the edges and they're stilll a little too crunch for my liking once they cool.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sharon, Lindsey, Bill and I are signing up for the Rescue Run as a team... We need a creative team name- it's a 5k to raise money for pet rescue shelters... any ideas?

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sharon and I ran the Hoover Hustle 5k this morning! My goal was to run it in under 30, but my headphones were on and didn't know they'd be yelling our times to us at the end- so I'm not sure what they had as my time, but Bill clocked me at just under 30, so I'm happy! We went out for sushi after and got to see Kristin's nursery while we were down there- so cute! It was just what I needed!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Today sucked.
Woke up at 3 in the morning with a very upset stomach- I got a couple hours of sleep but still felt bad in the morning so called in sick. Sammy was still bleeding this morning, so I took her in to see Dr. Poland... Long story short, our options were either to put this 11 year old dog through surgery or to say goodbye :-(
She was such a sweet dog... She was Bill's from the time she was a puppy and always there for a cuddle and loved hugs. She was great with kids and very patient with the other dogs- she loved wrestling with Palmer, but above all adored Bill. She was his girl and she knew it. She'll be missed like crazy. If you see me in the next few days, please don't ask me if I'm okay or give me a sympathetic look- I'll probably cry- you've been warned!