Saturday, November 17, 2012

My New Home

I have moved to Jody Lynne.
My choice is you, God, first and only.
      And now I find I'm your choice!
   You set me up with a house and yard.
      And then you made me your heir!
Psalm 16:5
The Message

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Summer in Iowa

My nephew Nicholas Stegmann

Headed out to the nature center on the bike path

Game night at the Mannan's, I think Lauren was losing!

Leftover fireworks, but don't tell anyone my brother-in-law
bought them in Missouri

Cookout at the Stegmann campsite...behind their house

I've taken better sunset pictures...but this was my last night in Iowa
and I wanted to capture one

 I highly recommend flying Delta Airlines whenever you need to fly.
I know if I fly with them I can AVOID O'Hare in Chicago. It could
be a bright sunny day with not a cloud in sight and you would STILL be
delayed. This is the tunnel at Detroit Airport that is quite
entertaining with the colors changing to music.
Summer fun is almost over with school starting in three weeks.
It has been a great summer.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

2011 Vacation

Our vacation is almost over...for my hubby anyway. I have two more weeks with my mom on the family farm. Can't wait. Enjoy the pictures I've taken so far of Vacation 2011.

Yes, those are dancing candy bars at Hershey Park
Happy to wait for L & C, we love to 'people watch.'
Here they are eating their favorite food. Ok, maybe cotton candy isn't a food group
This rollercoast pulls the cars backwards to the top
then it careened down with many loops to follow... was the only one we did, you know how old I will be next year!
Spent several hours at the water rides, this is the wave pool.
Funny story...if you know Rob well, you know he doesn't like the water much.
So, my mom asked me after I told her we had spent time here..."what did
he wear for shoes into the water?" She had never seen him without shoes, he
hates to go barefoot, but he did here! We had a great time
at Hershey Park.

On a more serious note, we travelled to Gettysburg and took a 2hour
bus tour of the Gettysburg Civil War Battlefield. Very interesting and
eye-opening making me wish I had paid more attention in history
class in high school. Never too late to learn though.
Rob & I also spent the day with friends at their camp where there is
no cell service. That is what I call a vacation! Thanks
Dave and Diane.

I'm beginning to think I need a new camera!
Remember I have moved to Jody Lynne.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Baking Frenzy

It is a beautiful day in the neighborhood today... I stayed inside and baked all afternoon.
Tomorrow at Lafayette Alliance we are celebrating Word of God Sunday with a special service recognizing the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. Pastor Rob will be preaching a message on Why I Believe the Bible is the Word of God. After the worship service we will be having a pig roast with all the fixins. Anyway...the reason for baking...
I signed up to bring a dessert. I was in a 'baking frenzy' so I put my Betty Crocker Cookbook to good use making a Triple Layer Lemon Cake.
No I don't have a lemon zester or juicer and the handle on my grater is gone...
Sour milk or buttermilk goes into this recipe
Wa la...three layers
Can I say wa la again? Triple Layer Lemon Cake with lemon cream cheese frosting
Coffee Toffee Bars, they're not much to look at but they are delissssshhhh,
I know probably not a word. The Daisy's, my favorite, are homegrown.
I made One Bowl Chocolate Cake but forgot to take pictures.
All done in the kitchen and even had time to walk a few miles at the park.

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July Fun

Rob &I spent a perfect day at Owasco Lake in Auburn
My favorite pastors enjoying their day at the lake
My favorite pastor's wife--Barb

Took a spin on Pastor Brian's kayak
Ended the day with ice cream and a walk at Lafayette Park
Don't forget to check out Jody Lynne and this explanation