Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Eggs Benedict

My brother had made Eggs Benedict for Paul and I earlier this year and we both loved it! I decided to give it a try when my mom came out to visit us. She thought it was very good as well.

Below is the process of making it.

This is the package of ready-to-make Hollandaise sauce. I am a big fan of making things from scratch so next time I will make the sauce myself.

Added butter and milk to the mix....

....stirred till thick and bubbly.

Canadian bacon...

Fried it....

Had to read up on how to poach eggs....

Boiled water first...

....then dumped the egg in swirling water....

....let it cook for a few minutes....


Toasted the English Muffins....and buttered them.

Put 'em together....

...and added the sauce....DONE!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

God bless all the men and women serving our country......remember them this Memorial Day.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Picture of the Day: Cinemagraph

This weeks post is a cinemagraph of me that Paul took and edited....its a picture yet my hair still moves. To see another one of my brother check out Paul's blog .
Happy Weekend....

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Arrival and First Evening

Last Tuesday was the evening my mother was coming to Missouri. I was eagerly looking forward to 8:30 when her plane was due to come. To my great disappointment her flight was canceled because of weather in the northeast and she was coming the next morning. She called me and informed me that she was spending the night at the airport in Washington DC. Poor Mama!

Wednesday morning dawned and after a quick breakfast with Paul's parents we were off. Right before her phone died my mom told me her flight was getting in at 9:30. We arrived and found her on the curb, bag in hand. Lovely to see her!

Here are pictures of the first day:

Headed to the airport...

After we picked her up we ate at Golden Corral for lunch....

Once we got back to our house we went looking for asparagus....

Mama stepped on a sharp stick in the process and pierced her foot....

Found some!!

Then we took a walk in our back field to feed the horses...

Finished the day with a nice glass of wine....

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Snapshot Memories

My desk drawer is full of old pictures. My parents have boxes full of memories in their closet. So many good pictures collecting dust. So I decided to take action. This will involve lots of time with my scanner. :)

Starting today, Wednesday's blog post will be "Snapshot Memories".....giving you a glimpse into the past of our family. They won't be in any particular order. Enjoy!




(L-R) Ben, Joey, Tommy

(L-R) Joey, James, Tommy, Ben

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


My favorite neighbor, Anna, bought some ducks a few months back. They grew up so quickly and were moved to a little pond. They love it. Swimming and eating is what they do best.

Monday, May 23, 2011

1,024 Miles

We are in Virginia!
We left Missouri on Saturday morning at 6:30. Paul drove the first 4 hours, I drove the next 7 and then Paul finished out the trip arriving at 1 am Sunday morning. Long trip but seemed shorter then all the other times. Must have been having my mom along....she kept us well fed and distracted from the "white line fever".

Took a few pictures along the way......

No GPS so we had to get directions the "old fashioned way"

Group shot....(this is early in the trip so we all look happy)


The road through Paul's glasses...

Our backseat crustacean....

Friday, May 20, 2011

Picture of the Day: Good Stuff

A good book for our 20 hour trip!
Have a great weekend...will be blogging from VA for the next few weeks!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Part 3: Porch Demolition

Part 3......the next edition of pictures....