Photo Friday #12

We have this plant in the backyard. We had no idea what it was for the longest time until one day we saw something on the ground. I couldn’t see what it was from inside so I went out and there were peaches everywhere! Good ones too! We actually couldn’t eat them fast enough there were so many. They were there for like 3 or 4 days, and then they were gone. It was really weird.So I went outside the other day and saw this same plant looking like this. I don’t know if these are two plants just growing in the same spot or what but I’d say that this is the most interesting plant ever. It doesn’t do anything for a long time and then it sprouts up out of nowhere. Anyway, I thought it was pretty, hence the picture.

Photo Friday #10 and #11

So I’ve been totally behind on my photo a week promise but with good reason…which I will update about soooooon….

So here are my photos…

#1:Banana Toast

banana toast was one of those things that my mom “invented” (at least that’s what I remember) and it’s one of those things that every once in a while, I have an incredible craving for. It’s pretty simple, toast, butter, banana slices and cinnamon/sugar on top, but there is a very specific taste when all those things are combined that is just wonderful.

#2:Hornsby’s Ciders

mmmmm. That’s it, just yummy. I like it better than beer.

jared’s birthday

So the gentleman turned 33 this year 🙂 I made him a cake. It was really really ridiculously good! A friend from work passed on the recipe and so I thought I’d pass it on to you…So here goes:


Black Russian Cake:

1 box yellow cake
1 lg. box instant chocolate pudding
1/2 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 cup oil
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup Kahlua
1/4 cup vodka


bake 350 degrees in a bunt pan for 45-50 minutes

cool 10 minutes

invert, poke holes, drizzle 1/2 cup Kahlua and 1 cup powdered sugar.

Photo Friday #8 and #9

So I’ve totally neglected the blog for a couple weeks…not for lack of things to blog, but because we have been busy like usual.Anyway, here goes #8:

jared got hired last spring to edit together original source material on the 12th Amendment. So just last week we got a few copies of it in the mail! It’s so cool to see his name in the book but what’s even cooler is seeing his name on Amazon! Click hereSo, if you’re ever interested in reading all about the 12th Amendment, check it out, haha 🙂 Extra points to who actually knows what the 12th Amendment is without googling it first!And #9:

We went and found this cool spot (where we will probably be doing a “trash the dress” shoot soon) and I got this pic. It reminds me of LOST. And for those of you who watch that show…WOW is all I have to say. These people are genius! They’ve managed to ‘lose’ me a bit with the recent new elements of the story…For those of you who don’t watch it, I encourage you to start renting the DVDs from the beginning…don’t see any episodes out of order! It is worth it!Anway, keep us in your prayers in the next couple of days as we’re trying to get a house that has multiple offers on it…pray that they choose our bid..thanks 🙂