Archive for February, 2010


Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

This is snow day number four. Six if you include the weekend.  We haven’t exactly been housebound as I have great confidence (maybe too much) in my big suburban (4wd).  I’m just so ready for the normality, the structure, the joy of the quiet house when they all go away to school!  They’ve had friends here.  They have sledded… watched movies… ate everything… made messes… clean messes… made more messes… argued…

So, Phil saw his shadow this am. UGH!  Not six more weeks. I actually enjoy cool crisp weather.  Just ready for the thaw.  I think it’s funny how the teachers “pretend” to be dissapointed when school is cancelled.  I would be happy too if I was a teacher though. I need a ceiling fan.

Tomorrow is Iz’s appt. with the pediatric orthopedic surgeon.  Dreading it.

We’ve been watching Tyler Perry movies.  A lot.  They are pretty funny. 

I took Amanda, Emelia and Bailey for hair cuts Saturday.  Didn’t get a pic of Bailey but here are pics of the girls…

ajp hair


(Emelia got a lot of hair cut off.)

I saw this new guy holding the sign at Little Ceasers…


strawberry cake.

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

I sent this recipe to Camilla earlier so thought I would post it.

1 white cake mix
1 pkg. strawberry jello
3/4 c. butter
1/2 c. water
4 eggs
frozen strawberries (most of package, save some for icing)

1/2 c. butter
dash salt
1 small box powdered sugar
1/4 c. milk (or more/less for texture)
remainder of strawberries.

Mix cake ingredients in order given, bake at 350 45-50 minutes or until done. I usually make this in a bundt pan which needs to be well greased and floured. click here

Mix icing ingredients and pour over warm cake.

I make this pretty much once a year on Matt’s sister’s birthday.  They love it and good for me I hate fruit so it’s not a temptation!