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Saturday, August 28, 2010


One of the fun things I like to do is visit their different Grocery Stores! The Commissary is the Grocery Store on the Base. It was a great store, I visited it quite alot!

To make Trav's favorite Sausage Roll, I needed to make a pizza dough. I had never heard of or seen this here. I would only use this for pizza dough now, after having discovered this. There is no rise time involved, you can make it, knead it,roll it. It's good to go! No stretching back on you. This would be a newly discovered favorite!

German Chocolate Cake before frosting.
My excellent game partner, here, enjoying a hand of Uno.

Travis is working on this!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Passing through the desert.
I got to see my first mirage.

It truly looked like a real lake.

Panda Express.
Some really good food!

Today, I went to Norwich with a friend. The curtains I bought for the Dining room were just wrong. I had envisioned bright & cheery with a multi-striped tab curtain on a brushed nickle rod. The rod is fabulous! The curtains were bright & cheerful but just did not look right in the room. I think it will be plain white curtains. Unless another vision will be visited upon me!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My CA family- Travis & Jesse.
Travis took us to Panda Express.
We played lots of games.
Travis goofing off with his new safety glasses!
Time to play outside.
Grandma can still dribble pretty good.

My team mate!

Travis, Neiceoli, & Jesse waiting for Judah.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Happy Birthday, Sweetheart!

How do you celebrate birthdays at your house?? Are you a party girl? Always ready to call a bevy of friends & family to gather around an abundance of food? Are you the quiet one? Let it slip by without too much notice? Or the intimate party girl ? A spouse, a good friend & you are perfectly content? I must be a rotating, intimate, quiet, party, party girl!
I may be an intimate party girl by default. Our children are nearly clear across the country, so my very most favorite party people cannot be here. I miss them. My extended family is spread out in NY, PA, & VA-I'd be really surprised if any of them dropped in!!! Soooo.... how to party??!

Thank God for the friends He has blessed us with! My family-away-from-family!!! Happy Birthday, Sweetheart from All Your Family, far & near!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Lately, I've been doing this...

My girlfriends came over today & I made a couple cards. Leslie had an owl punch, with many little pieces to glue together. The sticky fingers were well worth it in my opinion!! I made 3 more owls, not shown, to make another card or 2 with.Shhhh, don't show Dan this-it's for his 52 birthday, tomorrow. Tomorrow, I'll do a cake or cupcakes, haven't decided yet.

Hmmm, what can this be?
More ric-rac...
A cute little outfit for Ariana, that Grammy sewed! Hope she'll like it!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Addition to the kitchen- Wall ware!!! I love these!!

Dan finished papering over the weekend & we started painting. The "wallpaper" is actually a textured wallcovering for imperfect walls that is paintable. I wanted an aqua blue, to match some old pottery I have....this is not that color. I find it so hard to tell, from a paint chip, what a whole room will look like. I am frequently surprised. I wanted bright & happy....wellllllll... it is certainly that!! I have made up my mind to stop obsessing over it & just get used to it. I actually like the color, it just wasn't what I had in mind. So, our d. r. project continues!