Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Home Again

We got home last night from our quick trip to CO. It was great to visit my grandma and grandpa and aunt, uncle and cousins. It had been a couple of years since we saw my cousins. The drive seemed really long this time. I think it was about 15 hours each way. I brought two cameras along and I've only downloaded the pictures from the Rebel. Here are some of the best ones:

For some reason my pictures seem really pixely. Instead of downloading them from my computer I took them from flikr. There is limited photo space on blogger, so I'm trying to save my space. Maybe I need to upload them on flikr at a larger size??? I don't want them really large because I don't want people to be able to print them off. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know!
I will download the rest of my photos soon. I have some great pictures of Noah and my cousin's son Ashton. They are very cute!
Thanks for reading my blog! Hope you all have a great evening/day whenever you are reading this!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Leaving Town

We are taking off for Colorado tonight to spend the weekend at my Grandparent's house in Colorado Springs It is also Grandpa's 80th birthday! We will be leaving around 3:00 after Jeremy gets home from work and driving to Omaha and staying over night. There is a really cool shopping area in Omaha that I saw featured in Country Home Magazine. Hopefully we will be able to check it out tomorrow morning. You can see it here. I will post about it when I get back.

This will be the first time that we have seen my aunt and uncle and cousins in years. It will be so much fun to see them!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Whew! Finally Done!

I have been slowly putting almost all of the photos from our trip last fall on flikr. I finally finished tonight! I have been working on editing the Barcelona pictures the last couple of days. It has been fun to go through them and remember all of the sights. In Barcelona there were so many beautiful wooden doors with ornate knockers, handles and knobs. I took as many pictures as I could, but I still wish I could have gotten more. At the time felt bad always stopping to take pictures of them when we were walking places. Everyone would have to stop and wait for me. Now I'm so glad that I got the pictures.

If you want to see more pictures from our trip, just click the flikr icon on the side of the page. Have a great weekend!!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Long Week

Jeremy was gone this week. He left with his dad on Tuesday to move his sister Katie home from CA. They got to Grandma's house where Katie is going to be living on Friday night. It is good to have him home!

It was a pretty uneventful week. Pretty boring. The only major thing that I did was on Wednesday when my mom, Esther and Noah came over and we reorganized my kitchen. I got rid of a lot of things and put them in the pile for the garage sale. It feels good to actually be able to find the things that I need quickly! This is the only picture I took of my cupboards. It is of my Fiesta plates which we actually didn't even organize because I wanted to keep them all. I just love all of the colors.

I snapped this picture of Noah as he walked in the door when he still had his cute hat on.

On Thursday night I baked some banana muffins from some bananas that were almost too brown to use. The turned out to be really good! Here is the recipe I used:

Banana Muffins

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large bananas, mashed
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat muffin pans with non-stick spray, or use paper liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
Combine bananas, sugar, egg, and melted butter in a large bowl. Fold in flour mixture, and mix until smooth. Scoop into muffin pans.
Bake in preheated oven. Bake mini muffins for 10 to 15 minutes, and large muffins for 25 to 30 minutes. Muffins will spring back when lightly tapped.

I also added 1 tsp of vanilla, 1 tsp of cinnamon, and 1/4 tsp of nutmeg.

I also got this fun picture of Noah and my mom. We were talking about taking pictures and Noah grabbed my camera and said (or "indicated") that he wanted to have his picture taken with grandma. He has lots of words, but sometimes you have to really know what he is talking about to get the whole picture. This was the best picture out of the batch. He moves so fast that most of the pictures that I took were blurry.

That's about all I have for now. We had a good weekend. I'm fighting a cold. Back to work tomorrow. I never know how to sign off on my blog posts, so I'll just say goodnight.