Sunday, August 30, 2009

Last day of the fair & rodeo

Spur of the moment got a free ticket to the fair and took my daughter. We watched the 2nd half of the rodeo. Then while at the fair someone randomly gave me tickets to ride on the rides. Took Samantha to the kiddie rides so she rode on carousel, airplanes, spinning strawberries and hot air balloons. We had a blast. Oh, my camera battery went dead. Bummer! lol

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Fair Time

I took my son Matty to the fair on Wednesday and his favorite animal was the cow. "Mooo!" He even got a bucking bull tattoo from the KGH booth! So much fun!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Blogging about a contest

I'm entering a contest to win a pair of shoes for my daughter. Very cool shoes if I must say:

Jennae are the shoes that I want to get her.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Whitman Mission and Museum trip

I know, I's just like my real journaling - sporatic. You should read my written journals. Years go by before I sit down and write something. Anyone that reads them years from now will be saying what happened to her during that time? Well, three children happened. lol

We visited the Whitman Mission and Museum yesterday which I thought was poignant enough to start with.

Not knowing the story of the Whitman Mission, I decided to take my kiddos on the trek. Wow! Was I surprised that a massacre was held there. Lovely.
It was quite picturesque on the contrary.

We met a couple of moms there with their kids and had some fun in the sun.

A light breeze stayed with us as we walked the tour. The grounds were immaculate and just beautiful.

I decided to take the kids up the hill to the main memorial. It was not very far at all. I was quite surprised and they enjoyed it too. The view was so great!

Too many pictures so I put the rest in a slide show if you are interested in seeing more:

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Princess Hair

I found this great new blog that my friend told me about:

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sinar's Vintage Find

Sinar gave me an old pendant and said "Here, make something." So here is my creation.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Valaney's Custom Necklaces

Cannot keep up

With all daily ins and outs, plus 3 kiddos, time gets away from me. I have orders for jewelry and cannot even post on my etsy because they are sold before I get to post them just by word of mouth. That and a lot of custom orders. Here is one I made yesterday.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Challenge-vote for me please.

Here is an entry I put on our team challenge. Please vote for me. Thanks!
I am #9

Monday, February 23, 2009

My First born...

My first born...
1. Were you married at the time? yes, we waited 4 years before trying.

2. What was your reaction when you found out you were pregnant? I cried because it was real now. No turning back.

3. How old were you? 25

4. How did you find out you were pregnant? I was at work and all of a sudden I had to throw up for no reason. Real weird. I was so busy taking care of patients and answering thephone. It was horrible. Everyone was mad at me.

5. Did you want to find out the sex? I did, but my husband wanted it to be a surprise so we waited.

6. Due date? May 8th

7. Did you deliver early or late? A little early, he was born on my birthday, April 25th

8.Did you have morning sickness? Heck yeah! All through the pregnancy! Yuck! It was more like all day and all night sickness.

9. What did you crave? taco bell nacho cheese and their plain bean burritos. Couldn't get enough of the cheese with their plain chips. It drove me insane. Oh and I craved the scent and feel of rubber. Did not eat it, but loved the smell and texture. So weird!

10. What irritated you the most? Being sick ALL of the time.

11. What was your first child's sex? Boy

12. How many pounds did you gain throughout the pregnancy? 31 lbs, I kept in shape by walking a lot with my father.

13. Did you have any complications during your pregnancy? At the end, my feet swelled up and I went in and had to be induced.

14. Where did you give birth? Kadlec Medical Center, Richland, WA

15. How many hours were you in labor? They broke my water on April 24th at about 2pm and I had him at 7:34am on the 25th.

16. Who drove you to the hospital? I drove myself.

17. Did you take medicine to ease the pain? The regular stuff

18. How much did your child weigh? 7 lb 13.4 oz

19. What did you name him/her? Nathaniel Joseph Tolick, Joseph was a family name from William's side and actually Will's middle name too.

20. How old is your first born today? almost 9!

21.Who does your child look like? my husband

22.Did you get mad at your husband during labor? no, he helped me physically when I was in active "back" labor. That was the worst!

23.What was your reaction when you held your first baby for the first time? Wow! and I was excited it was a boy!

24. Who was with you in the delivery room? My mom, Will, my dad & Becky right outside the curtain, but still in view. Oh and 2 nurses and the doctor. I had a party in there! lol

25. Who were your first visitors? A few other than the above. I was still pretty out of it with the drugs.

26. How long did you spend in the hospital? 4 days and 3 nights I think

27. Would you change anything in the delivery? No, it went as planned.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

MOPS today!

MOPS aka Mothers of Preschoolers

I made waffles with blueberry syrup & took some peanut butter cupcakes that I even decorated with peanut butter!

Blueberry Syrup
2 1/2 cups blueberries
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 Simmer 12 minutes.
2 Cool and bottle.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sweet Spots

Today I added a new line for my etsy shop called sweet spots. Little food made from sculpey clay. Very fun, but very tiny!

And I also added 2 more of my MaTcHiNg Mommy 'n Baby bracelets

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I don't like peanut butter, but....

I love peanut butter cookies and whatever else is flavored with it. It's the texture and the overpowering actual flavor of peanut butter I don't like.

So....I decided to try a recipe for peanut butter cupcakes!
Oh they are yummy!

Peanut Butter Cupcakes:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1.2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened (I used margarine)

1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar

2 eggs

1/3 cup salted peanut butter, crunchy or smooth (I used creamy Jif)

1 cup whole milk (I used 2%)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract extract

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Prepare cupcake tins as directed in the recipe you are following.

2. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together into a large bowl.

3. In a separate bowl, cream the butter together into a large bowl.

4. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat after each addition until light and fluffy.

5. Add the peanut butter and mix well.

6. In a small bowl, combine the milk and vanilla.

7.To the butter mixture, add about one quarter of the flour mixture and mix well. Add about one quarter of the milk mixture and mix well. Continue alternating the flour mixture and milk mixture, beating after each addition until smooth.

8. Pour the batter into the cupcake tins. Bake for 18-23 minutes, until the cake springs back when touched. (I took mine out at 20 minutes)

9. Remove from the oven and let cool for about 10 minutes, then turn the cupcakes out of the tins and onto a rack to finish cooling completely.

Got milk?

Friday, January 30, 2009

Girls Night Out

This will be an explosion of pictures to come. You just wait!