Monday, January 31, 2011

Nice ...

... Window Decorations in Prague -

- Enjoy!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Have You ...

... Been Close to a Glacier Calving?

- Enjoy!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Family Dinner ...

... To Celebrate Nancy's Birthday -

- I told Nancy that I would make dinner, and for her to take the day off

- Mango-Avocado Salad. I also made a mango dressing to with the salad. I couldn't find any ripe mango in the produce departments, so off to Costco. I was able to get fresh cut spears.

- The main course was Shepard's Pie. I really enjoyed how this turned out. I use beef gravy instead of tomato sauce.

- We had two cakes. Nancy whipped one together that is a chocolate vegan cake. Her recipe produces a moist and risen cake. It is hard to tell that there are no eggs in the cake. I made the frosting by using a milk-free margin, powdered sugar, and a little water. It was quite tasty.

- Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Cake. I made the cake pictured above. It is a banana cake. each cake was cut in half, and I put nutella in between the two halves. Whipped cream and strawberry puree between the two 9" rounds, and the same on the top. It was a big hit.

- I changed the recipes a little, and I got them from the Blog, Mennonite Girls Can Cook - check out all the recipes posted.

Happy Birthday Nancy!

... Dear Nancy. For the next six months, you and I are the same age. -

- Enjoy some pictures of Nancy's past -

- This is the picture I carried when I left for Navy duties. Nancy's senior picture.

- I love you Nancy.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

From the Journal of ...

... of Our Traveling Frog -

He is like a child to Nancy and I, and he calls us mom and dad.

- I get to go to Paris. Here I am with Aunt Joan and Mom. They gave me my own drink. Mom and Joan are smiling to pretty.

- On the plane, kept jumping seats. Here I am with Uncle Larry. I was so excited.

- We are at the Paris Airport. Mom told me to stay inside the bag, but I had to take a look. Wouldn't anyone?

- The shuttle drive was taking to long. I jumped in to drive, and he kicked me out. He was so rude.

- We stayed in the Hotel Queen Mary. I peeked in the window and saw that we were going to stay in a great hotel.

- My first subway ride. The Paris metro is cool.

- Mom and Aunt Joan found a picture of a hot French frog. We looked all over for her, but we couldn't find her. I was disappointed.

- Just squeeze me until it hurts. This French doll and I did the tango at the Paris Hard Rock Cafe.

- It was time to leave, and love was in the air. I told the hotel clerk to kiss me again.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Coupon works ...

... at Jack in the Box -

- Laura blogged about a chicken fajita special at Jack in the Box. It is worth the $2.29 for the drink and chicken fajita.

The Start of ...

... Two Adventures. Traveling and visiting Hard Rock Cafes -

- The year was 2000, and our travels with Larry and Joan started with this trip. We are sitting outside of the Paris Hard Rock Cafe. (Paris, France not Paris, Idaho) :)

- After visiting the Paris Hard Rock Cafe, I started to collect Hard Rock Cafe pins from the Hard Rock Cafes that I visited. Including Paris, I have visited 41 Hard Rock Cafes.

- There will be more posts on our travels and Hard Rock Cafes.

- Enjoy!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Have You ...

... Kissed the Blarney Stone?


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Michael Jr ...

... spent last night with us -

- We started the adventure with a stop at McDonald's. This is the toy Michael got in his happy meal. He also got a game card, which will come into play later in the adventure.

- Michael worked hard with me in taking down the nutcracker tree and the train. Nancy asked if he would like hot chocolate, and he said yes. One taste, and he said "I don't like it."

- I put Michael down to bed at 10pm. I turned out the lights, TV off, and I laid with him, figuring that he would be asleep in a short time. He talked non-stop for an hour and a half. At 11:30, I figured we should watch the ball come down in New York City. After the new year, I listened to music on my computer and the lad was asleep in twenty minutes.

- In the morning, Michael wanted to go home we talked him into having cereal. About his game card. He treated it like an access card, and he would swipe the doorways before we could go through. It was fun, and we enjoyed having him.