Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Angel on Earth

I have neglected my blog for most of the year, but I am hoping to catch up so I can be current, as the last quarter of the year starts to get super busy.....we had a great year and lots of fun with the kids, our families and our friends but then our world stopped as our family experienced a great loss, one that none of us will recover from for a long time, if ever.

My Very Special Aunt Ginger, was called to Heaven in July and I'm sure I can speak for the rest of our family when I say, it is still so unbelievable to comprehend.
She was a true Angel right here on Earth. She was the kind of person everyone wanted to be around because she made you feel so special and loved and she was just such a shining light and a joy to be around. She was battling several illnesses but you never ever heard her complain, she was always happy to talk to you and to hear from you and always put everyone first, she always had a smile on her face, when most people in her situation would have just given up, but she never did!!
We all felt like we had a special bond with her because that's how she made you feel, she was Precious to me and I can never explain what she meant to me, but I hope she knew how loved she was. My Mother loved her very much and they always had a great time together and now I know they are both in Heaven having a big party!!

My heart will forever be broken and I will never stop missing You Aunt Ginger Bread!!!

My Beautiful Aunt Ginger with her two favorite girls
Her Beautiful Daughter Amy and Beautiful Granddaughter Ashlyn!
 My Beautiful Aunt Ginger with her two BFF's
Her Cousins Norma and Jenny

I Love You Aunt Ginger and I will never stop missing you!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Birthday Cakes.....

I've been having some fun, playing around with frosting and fondant and polishing up my cake decorating skills....

This coming weekend I am making a cake for my friend's little girl, she's turning 7 and it'll be my first attempt at at triple decker cake!!!

Here is my inspiration cake.........

There will be no wand and and the 4 will be a 7 and the topper will be different, I think that crown looks cheesy, so I'll be using a more realistic crown and have some different dangling things....and will put my own spin on it....wish me luck!!! I do not want to disappoint little Caylie!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Miss You Mom

4 Years Ago Today, On September 21st
My Mom was called to be an Angel
I think of you every single day Mom
I hope you know how much I Miss You...
 I know your with me Mom, I can feel you
in the Sunshine on my face and see you
in the Rainbows that the rain brings.
My heart is still breaking and I wish I just
had one more day with you! But I know your an
Angel watching over us now.
Mom, I know you know this now, that another Special
Angel is with you!! I'm sure you were surprised to see her.
And just like you, we lost her way to soon...I know you and
Aunt Ginger are having some fun up there in Heaven..
I wish we had you both still with us....

Monday, September 3, 2012

I'm Back......

Hello Family &'s been awhile, I'm sure I've lost all my readers, but hopefully everyone will come back and catch up with me!!
Lot's has happened since Spring Break and I will attempt to catch up on all the goings on, it's been a busy Summer...
I will start my catch up with a Current Event: Tonight's Dinner!!
In an attempt to eat healthy, I made Classic Minestrone Soup and it was Surprisingly Really Good!!

2 Carrots, diced
2 Stalks Celery, Chopped
1 Large Onion, Chopped (I diced it pretty small)
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
4 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
1 28oz can crushed tomatoes
Salt & Pepper
1tsp. Italian seasoning
1 cup small shell pasta
1 cup shredded escarole or kale (I used kale)
1 15.5 oz can cannellini beans or navy beans (drained)
Grated Parmesan for serving..optional

Combine carrots, celery, onion and garlic in crock pot. Pour in broth an stir in tomatoes with their liquid, Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.

About 30 minutes before serving, stir in pasta, kale and beans. Cover and increase heat to High and cook until pasta is tender, about 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot topped with Parmesan if desired.

219 calories per serving

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Spring Break 2012

Spring 2012 with Nathan and Megan was Super Fun!!

We Started out visiting my Sister & My Dad in Edgewater, FL
Then a Trip to the Ponce Lighthouse, which was tons of fun
Then back down south to our place for swimming and hanging out
Then a Trip to Lion Country Safari which was Super Cool
and we ended the week in Orlando at our favorite hotel
Where we Celebrated Nathan's 14th Birthday!!!

Here comes the pictures....
Our First Adventures was visiting
The Ponce was awesome

Here is everyone getting ready to climb to the top
Billy, Chad, Dad, Rob, Megan & Nate

Gina and the Bell
There are 5 museums there was great

Looking up the staircase inside the Lighthouse

Its hard to see but Rob, Chad, Nate & Megan are at the top

Me, Nate, Megan & Rob

Dad (The Buck) with the kids
Nate, Meg, Dad & Billy

The Husted's
Chad, Gina & Billy

Me, Dad & Gina

That's the Red Baron...LOL
The little Red Plane was flying all around

Adventure #2
Lion Country Safari
Here we go....

Look at this guy!!! He has a huge under bite!!

They Creatures were running all over the place

Lots of Gorgeous animals all over

Excuse me....your in our way

The Lions were behind a fence but
they were Gorgeous!!!
 They were very sleepy

This guy is hiding behind a tree....LOL

Megan was a bit scared that the Rhino's came so close

The Zebra's were Amazing

I think he had an itchy back...LOL
They were very playful

Hello There....they are so prehistoric looking

Watch out Zebra Crossing!!!

UT Oh...Giraffe Crossing

Look at this cutie pie....

Looks like a hungry Giraffe Family
So Awesome

After you drive through, there is a little walk through park

Rob with Megan & Nate

The Spider Monkeys were to funny
They live on their own little Island

This Guy kept walking around on his back legs
and sticking his belly was funny
Rob said he has back trouble...LOL

Beautiful Flamingo's
The first time I've seen a REAL Flamingo
very cool how they sleep on one foot

Taking a Ride on the Ferris Wheel
Rob & Megan

Nathan & Me

Then the BEST Part
Feeding the Giraffes - So Amazing

 Nathan feeding one
 Rob's Turn
 Hello There
 My Turn
 They were so cool
This was a little guy

Getting ready to head into the mine...

Here's a porcupine
 Panning for Gold....
well not really more like Stones and Gems
 They found Arrow Heads and a few gem stones

Stay Tuned for more Spring Break 2012 Adventures