Sunday, July 24, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
I took this Tuesday through Thursday off of work so Greg and I could go house/job hunting in Redding. Our day started off on Tuesday with some very very VERY exciting news! I am going to be an AUNTIE! I still almost can't believe it (I mean I knew they were trying), but my sister is going to be a mommy! I am so anxious I almost feel like it's me having the kid lol. Heather and J.d are going to be amazing parents and raise one cute and cool kid. It won't hurt that the kid is going to have a stellar aunt right? ;)lol.
I will admit it is a little bitter sweet me going so far away now. I wish I could be around to see my sister's belly grow and hug the lil bundle of joy once a week (gulp-holding back the tears I'm a wreck lol) , but I am going to be one determined auntie I have a title to uphold...world's greatest aunt ;)lol
The past few days we have seen a lot of houses and a lot of Redding lol ( I wasn't trying to be picky-just a lot of the houses in our price range were outdated like 60's 70's outdated and Greg knows how much I hate wood paneling so we kept on searching lol). When morale was low we stumbled on this lil dandy. It's in the south of Redding a lil bit out of town (lol it's going to be funny to say I have to go into town, but Target is really only 10 minutes away lol).
When we went to sign the lease we forgot the camera so all I have are phone pictures, but I'll do a post move in blog lol.
Kitchen. I already decided the cabinets/counters to the right are going to be my baking nook lol. We just need to get a cheapo used fridge.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Look at all the snow on Mt. Shasta.
I love getting to take the brown owl out (the boat) and seeing the amazing sights of the lake! It was hot and the water was sure refreshing...since it comes from that snowy mountain brrr.
Tucker even got to come on the boat.
Uncle Jack took it for a spin.
Tucker's and mine sight...not too shabby huh?
The sights off the lake are equally as impressive.
I taught Tana how to play hand and foot while the boys were fishing. She was a quick study and beat me the second game. Had good girl time with you missy!
Our days were filled with eating (duh!...our favorite), swimming, boating, sunning (burning), tubbing, drinking, gabbing, reading (finished my book in 3 days), lounging...and then started the same thing the next day- amazing!
lol Greg looks like he is posing for the cover of cabin life magazine lol.
Don't worry my legs didn't leave that white. he he...
I love bundt cakes! Why because you can make so many different kinds (my favorite involving the alcohols Kahlua and Amaretto) and they are so easy to transport. Most of the time there is no fuss with frosting's and you just cover real tight in plastic wrap and it stays moist until it's time to cut and go.
This weekend we went to one of my favorite places on earth, McCloud. It's cabin living so I wanted a no fuss dessert for our sweet tooth's, so I chose a chocolate bundt cake and it was yummy.
Here is the recipe:
Clasic Chocolate Cake
1 pkg. plain chocolate cake mix
1 pkg (3.9 oz)chocolate instant pudding mix
4 large eggs
1 cup reduced fat sour cream or vanilla yogurt (I like that you got options depending what's in the fridge)
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 bag of semisweet chocolate chips (I used the swirled chocolate chips that were milk and white chocolate)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, mist a bundt pan with spray and dust with flour (I use the baking Pam that already had the flour). Mix all ingredients together except for chocolate chips. Once mixed fold in chips. Bake 55 to 60 minutes let cool on wire rack 15 to 20 minutes . Run a knife along edges and invert cake to wire rack and let cake cool completely.