Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - a little late!

Disney Parades - One of the best parades Disney did was at Hollywood Studios, called Block Party Bash.

This parade focused on Pixar characters

It was an interactive parade - the kids loved it!


Focused on the Magic


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Merry Christmas!

 From our blog to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Toward the end of January we were in our favorite place, Walt Disney World, with our friends, Steve and Davenna :-)

Dining at the Land
AJ with PUSH, it's a Disney thing!

Magic Bands were still new!

AJ's 15th B-Day!

 March found AJ turning 15, getting his permit and then we drove to Arizona Spring break.  Just a quick weekend trip to visit Gail and Gary.  Had to go to Hole in the Rock!

Amelia at the top of Hole in the Rock, Gal is down by that white van!

Back side of Hole in the Rock.  Notice, Lion King Homage?

 And the Kitchen remodel that started last Halloween, that should have taken 6 weeks, went on and on and on!

It was finally completed around Mother's Day!

In July, Kevin needed CME.  A conference in Montana had us heading that way.  We went through Yellowstone, took the northerly route this time.
Upper Falls

AJ got up close and personal with an Elk!

In Montana we zip-lined,  white water rafted, and horse back rode!
Family horse back ride, 1st time for the kids!

 Driving home, Jackson Hole, WY.

 Jackson Hole has lots of statues to take pics with!

 It may have been out of the way, but we wanted to show the kids Four Corners!

End of August was time for school.  Amelia and AJ  continued with online schooling, K12.

1st day of class!
1st Day of school!

Comi Con
Everyone loves R2D2!

In October we went to Irving for a Fan Days Comi Con!  It was so much FUN!  We met many CELEBS!

If you are a Whovian, you will know that this is a life size replica of the T.A.R.D.I.S.

Elijah Wood from Lord of the Rings

Ray Park- Darth Maul

Potter fans should recognize the Phelps Twins, who played the Weasleys!

We had our Halloween Party!

And this was Thanksgiving!

So, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season, whatever you celebrate :-)


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Creamy Cheese Pie with Pics!

Yes, I know I have posted this recipe in the past, but I keep getting asked for the recipe, and now I have pictures! :-)
Also, it is the time of year when people want to be making goodies and this pie can be frozen!

Oven 350* Standard oven
There are 3 sections to this recipe: The Crust; the Filling; & the Topping.  
First of Ingredients:
12oz Cream cheese, DO NOT USE LOW FAT, LESS FAT, will not set!
2 eggs            3/4 Cup  + 3 TBPsp sugar
5 1/2 Tsp Vanilla
1/2+ tsp Lemon Juice           1/4  Cup melted butter
1 Cup Sour Cream

Take out cream cheese to start softening to room temperature

1/4 Cup + melted butter
1 1/2 Cup crushed graham crackers (the boxed kind) OR 12-14 whole that you crush your self.

Mix Above in a pie pan and gently pat into pan and form your edge.  Set aside.

In mixer blend, cream cheese, 2 eggs beaten, 3/4 C sugar, 2 tsp vanilla, 1/2+ tsp Lemon juice.
Combine above and blend until light and frothy.  Pour into graham cracker crust and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Remove from oven, let cool for 5 minutes.  Then pour topping over it and gently smooth over top.  Return to oven for 10 minutes.   Remove, cool.  Put in fridge for at least 5 hours before serving.

In small mixing bowl, mix 1 cup Sour Cream, 3 1/2 TBLSP Sugar, 1 tsp, vanilla. You can mix this by hand.  I mix this while the filling is cooking.

Last year at Christmas, I made a little extra topping and put a K on the pie for my husband Kevin!  This is HIS favorite dessert!  He gets this for his birthday!  This is so much better than cheesecake in our opinion.

Will keep for 5-7 days in fridge.  Can be frozen.

Hope you try it!


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Lets Hit the Slopes!

Red River, NM.  January Martin Luther King weekend when we had a long weekend was the perfect time for a quick ski trip.  Chris, Tyler and I drove over and left earl on Friday.  Kevin, Amelia, AJ, and friend Alex flew up in the Cozy!  That way the kids didn't leave school until noon on Friday!

 We had 2 cabins!

1 bedroom of the kids cabin!!

 The full kitchen and living room of the cabin!

Kev and I had the efficiency!

The kids cabin from the outside, we are across the parking lot!

 I can live with this view from my porch!  Even though I don't like the cold!

 My front porch! Sit there and watch the skiers!

 Time to get skies and boots or a snow board!  

 This was Alex's first time to go skiing, it was all new to him!

 AJ was excited!!!

 Amelia is getting her boots fitted to her skis!

 Chris, my oldest is happy, he has his snow board!

They got to AJ!!!!

 So many funny hats!!!!  Oh wow! Don't look, but that is my camera shy son, Tyler standing next to Kevin, and he is SMILING!!!!!

Saturday morning, ready to hit the slopes

 NO, I don't ski!  Not after blowing out my knee 16 years ago!

 After a day of skiing and shopping everyone is ready for dinner!

 Amelia and Alex
 At Red River they do a torch parade down the ski slope on Saturday night.  The skiers come down holding flares!  Very talented!

 Tyler came down and turned to spray us with snow and in the process wiped out!!

 Ales, Amelia, AJ, Tyler, Chris, Carrie, Kevin

 At 4 when the slopes close, you can sled for 1 hour!

 Day 2 Alex had lessons on day 1, so now he gets to be with the family on day 2!

 Sleepy Amelia.....

 This must be lunch break!

 Does your family ski?  Where do you go?