Monday, September 29, 2014

September: a month in photos.

September is definitely one of my favorite months ever! First, it's Emily's birthday, then the first day of Autumn, then my birthday. It's just so fun! I am currently working on a "time lapse" project, which is sort of a surprise, so that's all you can know..

Anyway, here's a little bit of our September in photos.

We've had so many frogs by our house. They're all like my little pets.  This one is George. 

eww. weird buggies. 

Our almost daily walk

On Emily's birthday, we went golfing and saw some Roadrunners. (meep meep)

My good lookin' husband!

Little Miss turned a whole year old on the 7th! She's the cutest ever! This has been the fastest year of my life!

The harvest moon on the 9th. 

Taylor found a snail when he put down the pool. 

A nice storm a brewin'

I  love when this happens! This HUGE air force plane (someone let me know it was a c-130). 

Emily learned how to walk a week or so after her birthday. So we went outside one day and of course she got grass on her socks. 

As most of y'all know, our Mama cat went missing about a month ago. She was so sweet and loving and Emily loved her.  Well soon after this cat showed up and she would stay near our house but never come up to us until finally one day I got close enough to pet her and since then she has stayed here (not in the house) But then last week we realized that SHE was a HE! We wouldn't have known because his meow is so high pitched and he's so sweet. So we named him Ozzy...(you know, Ozzy Pawsborne). 'Ello Ozzy!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Super Harvest Moon, September 9, 2014

Last night I had some friends on facebook talking about the super moon and even saw a few pictures. We live in a valley so we don't see the moon until its over the mountain. But it was neat because I caught a sort of sequence on my camera.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Easy Homemade Donuts

Try not to drool.

!!WARNING!! If you are looking for a healthy recipe, then click out of this page. But, if you want something simple and delicious, then you have come to the right place.  These donuts are the opposite of healthy. They are a rare treat for us, probably because I'm conscious of the calories and sugar and whatnot (delicious, delicious calories). I remember my Pop making these for us a few times when we were younger.

For dinner, I was making this Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings and the recipe actually calls for 2 cans of biscuits and I only use a little more than half of one, so I needed to find a way to use the rest. (PS, if you want the recipe for the chicken and dumplings, you can find it here..

So here's the recipe I use for the, listen closely.

1 can biscuits
Shortening or canola oil.
1/2 cup of sugar (I recommend granulate, I tried powdered once and it turned out soggy and weird.)

Preheat a pan or a small pot of shortening or oil on medium (honestly I would recommend shortening over oil, but oil was all I had so I used that but with shortening, they would absorb less (does that make sense? No? Just go with your gut). You can have a lot in there or you can about 1/4 to 1/2 an inch. That's what I do.

These are the biscuits I used. One time, we use the ones with honey in them and they were delish!

You can cut your biscuits into strips (or logs or whatever you want to call them) or little nuggets (of course, then you would have to call them donuggets *snort*)

Before putting them in the oil you can test the oil by just pinching off a small piece and putting it in the oil/shortening. If it immediately sizzles and rises to the top, it should be ready. Then, go ahead and put a few more in there. Don't over crowd it though, leave an inch or two or space between each one. This will go really quick so stay on top of them, check the bottoms and when they are golden brown, flip them. I like to set them on a paper towel for a minute after they are done frying.

Mix together some sugar and cinnamon (I only like a little cinnamon, so this part is totally up to you...go crazy)

Then, they are done, and ready to be enjoyed!

I think Taylor liked them. Isn't he handsome?

You can eat this with a spoon if you want to. ;]

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lake Trip 2014

The last full week of July we made it out to our yearly lake trip. It was my 4th year going and Emily's first year outside of the womb. =] It was pretty fun. The weather was really nice the whole time. It stormed on us once. Our camp was blown around for a little while but we survived.  We also made a trip up to Lambert's and to the zoo in Branson. That was really fun but it was so hot. Emily did pretty well the whole time. Well except for a few nights but she was still getting used to the place. Taylor's grandparents let us borrow their camper and that was so nice, especially with a baby. If it got too hot we could just bring her in there and stay cool.  Plus she wouldn't wake everyone in the campsite up at night.  I didn't get a whole bunch of pictures but here's the ones I did get. 

Dawn and I

Taylor and his Dad (can you tell?)

No, they're not related. 

Our little fire. We had marshmallows and s'mores. 

Strike a pose. 

Family pic! Emily was already asleep at this point. 

Canadian geese. My favorite kind of bird. 

Aren't they beautiful?

I said I was going to take a pic of Taylor in his natural habitat. HAHA just kidding about that I hope he knows. ;]

Mr. Rollie Pollie. 

Good morning!

Beer can lights. No camping trip is complete without them. There was no alcohol involved. 

Morning Bible. 

This guy was on this cool surfboard pushy thing.

Pop was on his vacation so they came and visited us for a few minutes. 

I HATEEEETTEETESADFAJKFEEKJOFEFAJ Spiders. but I thought this was pretty cool!

We found the cove at Big Clifty. 

Silly Goose.