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Monday, May 19, 2008

PIAA District 5 Track Meet

Track is finally over. Lucas made districts for both shotput and discus. He was the only 9th grader out of all the schools to make it this far, so we're extremely proud of him for that.

What's amazing is that he also placed fourth in the shot competition. The third place winner, Robert, is also from his school and helped teach him how to throw properly.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Pictures of the deer

Here are the deer pictures. They just browsed through our back yard as calmly as can be. As you can see, Opie is in the bottom left hand corner of the picture and is just going nuts trying to keep anything from coming into our year.

The deer just stopped and stared at Opie for a few minutes - they weren't scared and they didn't run away, so evidently his barking didn't bother them. I guess they showed him, huh?

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I saw deer this morning

My dog woke me up this morning. When the kids leave for school and the weather is nice, they put Opie outside on his chain. Anyway - he was just going nuts. He was barking like crazy, running around in circles and straining against his lead. So - I got up to see what was going on.

There were five deer right in my backyard! They were strolling through our yard and evidently the barking didn't bother them in the least. I ran back inside to get my camera, but I was too slow - they were gone when I got back outside.

I'm keeping an eye out and my camera's handy. I might have some pictures to share a little later on.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Recipe Box – Sweet Rolls (Kolachi)

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. ~Tenneva Jordan

Don't forget Mother's Day on May 11th. These sweet rolls are a perfect addition to a breakfast in bed.

Recipe Box – Sweet Rolls (Kolachi)
Roll Ingredients:
1 pkg dry yeast
¼ cup lukewarm water
¾ cup scalded milk
1 egg
2 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp butter
1 tsp salt
2 ½ to 3 cups flour

Dipping Mixture:
Melted Butter
¾ cup white sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

Mix roll ingredients and let rise until double in bulk
Mix sugars and cinnamon for dipping mixture.
Break off a piece of dough at a time.
Dip into melted butter, then into dipping mixture.
Place in petal shapes on round pizza pan.
Let rise another 30 to 45 minutes
Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes.
Frost when slightly warm.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Alaska's Best Kitchens Article

I got my copy of the new issue of Alaska's Best Kitchens and my article is featured on the front cover. My article is the one that says - "How to Green-ify your Design."

The kitchens are beautiful in this magazine and I am envious. My kitchen's barely big enough to turn around in!