Wednesday, June 27, 2012


The second picking of grean beans.
Kaleb showing his usual Stan Laural smile.
Having fun at the Discovery Center w/Jean and Ben
Allyson at her group guitar lesson...I will be posting a video of her playing a song soon!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Mera's Art Class

Meradeth drew and colored this all by herself while following her teacher's examples of shapes like arcs, circles, ovals, triangles and squares.  This was her first art class of the summer and she LOVED it.

Friday, June 15, 2012


The last picture is Kaleb looking spectacular in his three piece, pinstripe suit given to him for his birthday from Uncle Eric and Aunt Katie, Uncle Caleb, Uncle Kevin and Aunt Kristin!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

For any blue cheese dressing lovers!

For bleu cheese dressing

(And these are going to be kind of approximate since I add more as I go to get the flavor and consistency that I want.)

1 brick of cream cheese (8 oz.) 
1 cup Trader Joe's greek plain yogurt
1 cup sour cream
1 Tb. mayo
3-5 T fresh squeezed lemon juice
1-2 tsp. sea salt
4-6 garlic cloves

Blend that all up in the blender, then add more lemon juice if it's too thick (1 Tbsp. at a time) If it gets too thin, I add more cr. cheese, about 1/4 pkg at a time. 
When you get it to the right consistency and flavor then add about 2 cups bleu cheese crumbles (I use Costco's brand), and stir it up.
You can leave it thick for dips, too. Yum Yum!!

I haven't actually tried making this yet, and I have never been a fan of blue cheese dressing, but I had this over a friends house and she made it. It was that absolute best thing I have ever tasted. I ate so much of it on my salad and then dipped cucumbers in it that I thought I was going to throw up. 

Friday, June 8, 2012

It's Official!

After ten years of being a Deputy Sheriff, now Eric is a Police Officer.  Doesn't he look so sweet?  Today is his first day at the new job! The man standing behind me is his Lieutenant. The man officiating the oath is the Mayor.

Meradeth acting like a monkey...AKA gymnastics

Untitled from kevin whitley on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Allyson's summer far

One of Allyson's young hens was chosen by the other hens to be the lowest in the pecking order.  So, Allyson decided to try to rescue this certain little brown hen from being pecked to death.
She made the hen her own private living quarters and nursed her back to health.  Now, she is tame and follows Allyson around.  :)   Her name is Claws.
Allyson's first guitar lesson
Allyson, Kaleb, and Travis are staying busy reading books for the summer reading program at our Washburn Library.
Allyson will be also getting involved in our local 4H club this summer.