Wednesday, September 30, 2009


So, my cousin Heather and my friend Melanie are who turned me on to blogging. Not that I am anywhere in their league. They have great blogs that I love to read. The other day my cousin Heather at "Mountain Home Quilts" posted a recipe for Caramel Apple Muffins that I was waiting to try. So tonight I dove in. I love to bake anyway, and am always looking for new recipes to try. So here is my version of her muffins:

Notice anything?

How about now? I mixed up a double batch, so they are exactly the same. The only difference is the side of the oven, and the kind of muffin pan. I think that what happened is the one side of the oven isn't as hot. They are cooked all the way through, and taste great, but aren't as brown, and the caramel didn't melt as much...Oh, well! As long as they are yummy, right?! Mmmmm, muffins:)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

You can do it at a trot, You can do it at a gallop,

You can do it real slow so your heart won't palpitate,
Just don't be late...Do the Puyallup!

In honor of the last day of the Western Washington Fair, or Puyallup Fair to most of us, I thought I would share with you some pictures of our adventure there this year!

A little background for you: The Puyallup Fair is the largest single attraction held annually in WA state. It continually ranks among the ten largest fairs in the world. I believe it is the third largest fair in the U.S.

Keira and Grammi on the Merry-Go-Round

I was nominated to go on this ride with Ruben. The diamonds are on the back of our seats.
Each car spins, the whole ride spins, and goes up and down. It was SO fun!

Daddy and Uncle Ruben going on a roller coaster with the boys.

Keira didn't want to leave the Giant Slide!

Auntie ReeRee, Uncle Ruben and the boys on the BIG coaster.

Uncle Ruben and Keira on one of her three times on the slide.

We had a great time at the fair this year. We made it a family affair, with my parents, Christa, and Ruben attending with us. On Mondays, the fair hosts their "Salute to the Military." Which means that you get in free with Military ID. So, after work we all headed out to spend a fun filled night on the town! We went on lots of rides, okay the kids went on lots of rides. Saw cute animals. Ate Krusty Pups (corn dogs), gyros and feta fries, Earthquake burgers (with lots of grilled onions) and fries, BBQ chicken, roasted corn, ice cream, Elephant Ears, Cow Chips (cookies for those of you not in the know), and of course FAIR SCONES! We had a blast, and are considering just taking the kids out of school for the day next year. After all, the fair only comes once a year!!! (If you don't count the Spring Fair that is.)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

First Day of School

Yeah...they're cute:) They know it:P

I finally got these pictures off of Tom's iPhone. I've been such a ditz lately, that it's been good that his phone takes good pictures! I can't remember to take my camera ANYWHERE. They were very excited about school, but also a little apprehensive. I was always the same way:D

Logan is in first grade with Mrs. Tomyn. Jackson is in third grade with Mrs. Hoefs. JT wants to know why he never has a guy teacher. I told him to get used to it. I never had a male teacher until Junior High!

Yes, Logan is very tall. He is taller at 6 than his brother was at 7. Jackson may look quite a bit taller in these pics, but that's because he's on the uphill side of his brother. They are only a couple of inches different!!! They are wearing the same size shirts, which is nice because it makes their wardrobe double the size it would normally be:) They are growing WAY TOO FAST!