Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

I tried this recipe yesterday and it was a hit!

Apple Brownies

1 c. butter
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 C. flour
1 tsp. Baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
3 large or 4 small apples, peeled and diced
granulated sugar (for sprinkling on top after baking)
Caramel Ice Cream topping (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Choose your pan size: either a 9 x 13 pan, two pie pans, or a pie pan and four mini-loaf pans. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and apples. Mix well. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with sugar.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Tooth Fairy has returned!

Aubrey has lost her first tooth....
She lost the tooth somewhere in the living room
but the tooth fairy still came!

Friday, September 11, 2009

over heard....

I have been attending a Photoshop Elements class on Monday and Wednesday nights. Those nights have been hectic getting dinner done and me out the door. Wednesday night I needed to leave early to close out my booth at the craters mall so Blayne was not home yet. I dished up the spaghetti and put it on the table for the kids..... Chase sat down to eat his and said.....
I chuckled all the way to my class.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

I have been taking a Photoshop Elements class and I am loving it!
It has opened up a whole new world of BRUSHES.
They are like Stamps and you can create anything out of them.
this is my new favorite WASTE time!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

My Civil Duty....

I received a letter a few weeks ago informing me that I was summons to Jury duty on the 31st of August. I was so nervous, the not knowing what to expect part of it. Blayne tried to reassure me by telling me what happens. He told me that once they find out that I was married to an attorney that practices in that court, I would be let go. I figured I could do it. I mapped my way downtown and found a place to park ($8.00 uhg ) I went to a room that was FULL of people.. I felt like a turkey being herded to a new turkey shed... Any way I checked in and found a seat next to a lady who I struck up a conversation with. This was her 4th time going through this and I felt that she was a pro at it. They called out 50 names and they left with a judge. So I sat there and read while I waited for my name to be called. After a short break and 7 other judges request for jurors, it was my turn.

I left with 20 other people, followed a balif down the ramp and up the stairs. My heart was about to jump out of my skin.... I did not want to do this and I thought that I would be released and sent home. We sat in the benchs and recieved instructions. Then our names were all put in a box and pulled out one by one to fill 12 seats....... I was Juror #7

We were asked several questions as a group, then some individual ones. The Judge asked us to tell them what we did for a living and then our spouse. I figured this was my chance to get out of it..... NOPE I was chosen to be 1 out of 6 jurors.

It was a personally injury case. Once I was in there and listening to the instructions of being a Juror, I started to get excited. I was able to see what Blayne did and how the process all worked. I listened to opening and closing statements and the whitnesses. The plantiff fell asleep, not a good thing to do infront of us. We found in favor of the defendant and it didn't take us long at all to diliberate. We finished and were able to leave by 4:30. I did NOT have to go back. I was finished with my CIVIL DUTY!