Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Yes, I have heard that red is one of the hardest colors to get...I was going to give it my all anyway. So I kneeded and kneeded in the "no-taste" red coloring - thank God it is No Taste!! I knew that the color darkens after time, so I did this the night before. The next day it still looked a little hot pink and my pictures actually make it look orange! The pictures look more like a pumpkin! O well...as my daughter would say "I did my best"!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I still need to work on my technique - but I think it is getting a little better! Slowly but surely!
Kylee did not feel too well on the ride up! We had to stop and get her a puke bucket just in case...thank goodness she did not have to use it! Hold on - just 3 more hours of driving...
Kaitlyn was ready to go with her pillow and I-pod! Peace!!
We are here...now it is time to hang out with friends...
Jason found a snake in our camp the first day! Luckily it was just a garter or gardner or what ever the crap they are - anyway, something that does not bite - no harm - no foul!
Some of the kids wanted to hold the snake! I think it scared the adults more than the kids!
OK - NEXT LET'S GO RAFTING!!!!
The next day was VERY rainy! So we went and ate lunch at a local restaurant and got some yummy hot chocolate (umm...coffee for me please!)
After we got done eating we went over to the Flaming Gorge visitor center. We learned about how they made the dam and got to go from the very top to the water level and feed the fish! It was fun and educational! We try to hit one spot of education for the kids on each of our vacations and they seem to dig it!
This one was from the top...
And this from the bottom! Breathtaking!
The rest of the day was gorgeous - we went over to the beach and some decided to jump off of the cliffs...be careful Kylee!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
So I seen there were some updates today of letters that were sent in regarding the show and wanting to shut it down for the sake of those 8 kids! The first letter said to view the pictures of the kids on TLC's own web site - so I went to the TLC website and seen a link for Kate's Blog. The last entry was from June and is about the "new chapter" of their life. I read some of the attached comments. Now I do not know these people, I can only base my own opinion off of what I have seen and what I surmize about them - so do not take my ramblings as gospel...BUT
I cannot believe how many people stick up for Kate and claim her to be such a great mom and talk about how horrible Jon is! Although I feel that neither of them are perfect (name me any parents that ARE) I especially am disgusted by Kate! Maybe it is because I am a mother and a wife myself, but I cannot even fathom her as a nice, genuine, caring human being, let alone a mother or a wife! She is so phony and bossy and holier than thou! I cannot stand it! I think it is funny how TLC posts images of Kate with the children in her sections of photos and the pics of Jon are dorky looking caught in the middle of action photos! Tell me who they are favoring!
A couple comments in particular really disturbed me...
Kate-I feel for you..I was sad to hear you are separating but not surprised. I think your situation is a typical one. Because Jon can't be a man and make decisions you were forced to take on that role and now it is the one he hates you for. Ironic and very sad. I also think that although you are seen being very short with him his apathetic behavior has driven that and it was deserved. Now he's a typical poor guy who feels he needs to sow his wild oats because he wants to party and be young again. RIDICULOUS. He made a commitment when he married you and should work through it. I would like to see him be a man for once and not some boy who thinks he shouldn't have any responsibilities
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? Because Kate was an absolute BI$@& to Jon, but Oh, it is HIS fault because he was not a "man"...because he is more passive than Kate, it is his fault she was such a rude, un-loving, un-compassionate person to her husband and essentially his fault that the marriage failed?? What is this "he made a committement" - did Kate NOT make that SAME commitement? It was not just Jon her lady!!
Here is another one...
Jon, Why did you renew your wedding vows in Hawaii back in February if you were already having problem?
Am I just an idiot or didn't they BOTH take those same vows in Hawaii - BOTH knowing that there were problems between them? I heard Kate on the episode where they admitted there were problems saying that it was been this way for 6 months or more before the out-cry about it all!
People just blow my mind!!
(stepping off of soap box now....)
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I actually found this one on line at http://www.kitchenaid.com/ ...it is a refurbished 5 qt professional heavy duty mixer! It is amazing! Here are the stats...
factory refurbished price: $199.00 - original price: $419.99
*6 month warranty
*bowl lift design (not sure if I would like that or not)
*5 qt polished stainless steel bowl with handle
*burnished flat beater, burnished powerknead, and wire whip
*direct drive transmission, all steel gears and construction
*commercial style motor protection
AMAZING! I AM DROOLING!!
I would also love a bunch of new pans! I am already getting tired of my 9 inch round and oval pans! I need to venture out and do more! Maybe a set that I can use for stacking! That would be nice!!