Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Ok you will rarely hear me ask for advice on kitchen stuff because I just don't use the gadgets that much.  Don't get me wrong I love the way they look in a kitchen and make everyone think I am an AWESOME cook, but I'm not.   I can cook just don't take the time.

But I am desperately seeking advice - my blender (MY FAVORITE APPLIANCE) broke, burnt the motor, in the trash, gone to me forever, so now I'm looking for a new one.  I started thinking about everything that I use a blender for and it has nothing to do with cooking - IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DRINKS!!!  Not just the great and fabulous adult beverages (Frozen Daiquiris, Margaritas, Pina Colados, Bellini Cocktails, Bananas Foster, Mudslide, Bailey's Shake, Rum Runner, oh I could go on) but we make the kiddie versions too (boys love Colados, Daiquiris, and Smoothies - NO ALCOHOL, of course!). 

These all look really cool and sleek and would do the job. 
BUT . . .

Since I realized I don't use them for much except crushing ice and making drinks, I REALLY WANT ONE OF THESE - MARGARITAVILLE CONCOCTION MAKER.  Birthday and anniversary are coming up if hubby and/or dear, sweet, loving friends are reading - PLEASE I WILL BE GOOD AND MAKE PLENTY FOR EVERYONE!

So I'm asking - What do you like/dislike about your blenders?  What brand do you use?

Friday, June 25, 2010

My Little All Star

I have never been more proud of my little boy.  Hunter was selected as an Alternate for the All Stars team, he knew from the beginning that meant he would only play if someone was not there.  All Stars is for 7 & 8 year olds and since he was 6 he was just happy that he was picked.  In his eyes, he was part of the team no matter what, he was happy to sit in the bleachers with his uniform on and cheer for his team.  He would yell "Go All Stars", he would cheer each player on at bat - it really amazed me.  He went to all practices, participated in scrimmages, waited each night to see if he would play, but was never disappointed when he didn't, and after each game he would tell his teammates they did a great job!!!

Yesterday, Shane was called and told Hunter would be playing last night, one player could not play.  Hunter was in and he was so excited, he and hubby practiced batting and catching before we left for the big game.  He had his uniform, Dixie Youth Baseball patch sewed on, and he was ready to play.  During the game he was in Outfield, and he stopped/chase/threw 4 balls and I was beaming from ear to ear - "That's my baby!"
BROTHERLY LOVE - nothing better!

We didn't win that game but it was a great night anyway!!

He hath made His wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.
Psalm 111:4

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Can you tell what I'm thinking about . . .

Ok, if you didn't guess it - ICE CREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One of Bobby Flay's Favorites - Ted Drewes Concrete (Frozen Custard)
Glorious Soft Serve
Chocolate (Oh how I love you!)
Ice Cream Sandwiches (my boys love them)
Vanilla Ice Cream with Sprinkles
(hubby's fave - mainly for the sprinkles of any kind)

Raspberry Sorbet

It's official Summer (per the calendar) but in Louisiana it went from Winter to Summer without hesitation and all day today I have been thinking, wanting, dreaming about ice cream. I'm a chocoholic so I love anything with chocolate.  No matter the type - ice cream, soft serve, frozen custard, sherbert, sorbet, or gelato - it's the greatest and best thing for the hot days of summer.  What is your favorite?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

I know they are ADORABLE - but ladies they are all mine!

Friday, June 11, 2010

What we have been up to. . .

it has been a very busy couple of months. Hubby and I are the Commissioners of the T-ball & Coach Pitch teams - Mason's first year playing (3 - 6 year olds), we fished, hubby was also the Assistant Coach for Hunter's Pitching Machine Team (Hunter's 1st year to play in this league) and we played. Hunter made Alternate for Pitching Machine All-Stars, he and his bud were the only 6 year olds chosen and OMG has he got a big head now.

and we built a playhouse.
Hubby giving the boys a talk before the next inning.

He loves to slide into home plate.

The greatest team and bunch of kids!!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend. 

Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.
Psalm 119: 105