Wednesday, August 27, 2008

First day of elementary school 2008

Christopher age 9

Julia age 8

Veronica age 7

Emily age 6 (on 9/12)

(Mia doesn't start pre-K til next Tues)

Pics are of Chris, Julia, Veronica, and Emily the morning of their first day of school. Haven't decided when I am starting the homeschool year with the others yet.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Veronica's 7th Birthday

Her birthday is actually tomorrow but we celebrated tonight since I will not be here tomorrow (have to go to NH to pick up Britt & Sarah at camp). Veronica's into Tinkerbelle this year and the only place I found the stuff was at a Dollar Store or Rite Aid of all places. I think Walmart must have been stocking for Christmas *rolling eyes* as half the shelves were bare!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Perfect Blueberry Crisp

I have to say that when I read the list of ingredients and saw MAYONNAISE amongst the list, I was a tad put off. The blog I got the recipe from claims the mayo is supposed to make the crumb topping more crisp. I have to admit... I think they were right!

Blueberry Crisp

4 cups blueberries
2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon (opt.)
1 cup regular mayonnaise

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Wash and pick over blueberries, then place in an 8 inch square baking dish.
(Before placing in them in the baking dish, I tossed the blueberries with a teaspoon or two of cornstarch to help thicken up the blueberries as they cooked.)

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, the sugars, and the cinnamon.

Stir in the mayonnaise until the mixture looks almost like dough.

Crumble the mixture over the fruit.

Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the top is lightly browned.

Serve with a dollop of homemade whipped cream! ENJOY!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Baptism of Ysabel

Ysabel's Baptism
according to the
Traditional Latin Rite of 1962
~ Fr. Robert Parent ~
St. John's Catholic Church
Bangor, ME
the SALT




Friday, July 11, 2008

Ysabel Grace is born!

Ysabel Grace was born July 2, 2008!

She weighed 7 lbs 8.2 oz and was 21" long!

She is a champion nurser and overall great baby!

Here she is at 1 day old.

Here she is at 2 days old.

2 days old, stretching out!

Home on the 4th of July!

Can you feel the love?

Peek-a-boo! 1 wk old!

This is what she does most often...

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What's Blooming now...

Figured I would get one last pic of my Crabapples before the wind blew all the flowers off the trees!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

What's Blooming...

Our House Is For Sale!

Home Description: Wonderful rural home situated on wide open 2.36 acres. Two bonus rooms. Finished basement with hwbb heat. Double chimney set up for backup heating source such as a wood stove. Low property taxes. Great western view of the sunset!

Exterior Description: Grey vinyl-sided. 8x8 kitchen deck. 10x12 deck off DR. 10x12 Gambrel shed w/storage above. 2 Maple trees & 2 flowering Crabapple trees adorn front lawn. Scattered White Birch trees out back. Landscaped w/rock wall & various perennials & herbs.

Location Description: close to shopping, 2.5 miles from I-95 interstate. Half hour travel east or south to two larger cities, Bangor or Waterville. Only 3 hrs from Boston. Only 1 hr from coastline. 3 miles from Sebasticook Lake in Newport.

Single Family Home- Ranch
Year Built: 1996
10 Total Rooms
4 Bedroom(s)
1.5 Bath(s)
Approx. 1580 sq. ft.
Stories: 1

General Features

  • Cable TV Avail.
  • HighSpeed Internet Avail.
  • Window AC
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Pump
  • Septic Tank
  • Construction: Wood Frame
  • Roof: Shingle

Rooms & Special Features

  • Living Room
  • Master Bedroom w/Master Bath
  • Kitchen
  • Main Bathroom
  • Dining Room
  • Walk-out Basement
  • 2 Bonus Rooms
  • Home Office

Exterior Features

  • Landscaped
  • Open Yard
  • Deck(s)
  • Workshop/Shed