Friday, September 5, 2008

New Found Love

For the past 5-6 months I have had a cooking bug. I have spent hours reading and researching baking and cooking. No particular reason, just seems like a skill anyone can benefit from. Of course any thing I do must be organized. So all my recipes are digital and sorted by category. I only enter the ones I have tried/changed and liked. I'm almost complete with my "baking station." I have an entire section of my kitchen designated for baking. Well my office and Skylier have certainly benefited from my practice. I usually have two-three new desserts a week. Dinners are not quite as frequently new... I still return to some simple, familiar recipes several times a week. Plus, sometimes buying all the ingredients for new recipes is expensive. I found a neat blog that has photos and recipes. The pics just make your mouth water, and for me, excite me to try the challenging new recipe. I've never photographed my food before but I thought this cake was so pretty. It was simple and has fresh fruit, which I always love. It stayed moist for days. Watch for more delicious food photos!!!

Welcome to the 21st Century

Also while my parents were visiting, my mom discovered the PSP. She was pretty amused with the technology. She sat and watched/played for quite awhile. Skylier was patiently answering her questions and helping her figure it out. Who knows... she might have a PSP on her Christmas List this year.
Along the same lines, I was talking to my mom on the phone the other day, and I needed to call a business in Rupert. So while we were still talking I googled it. A few minutes after I already had the number, she offered to look it up in the phone book. It made me smile when she was just shocked I just looked it up. It will be interesting to see how technology changes and what inventions I will be SHOCKED about. Love you mom!

Dad, Mom & Brian

Rottweiler Plantation

My parents and brother came to town a few weeks ago. They mostly came to see the dentist, but I'll take them any way I can. I thought it was amusing that most of the time, we were out numbered dogs to people. Sky and I have two adult rottweilers, so having my parents 120+ pound rot at my house too... is a whole lot of rots!! But we wouldn't have it any other way. My dad always says "Our house has gone to the dogs."

(right to left) Allie, Harley & Sam

Notice how they are setting on every one's feet. They LOVE people and can't get enough attention. They love it when company comes. Harley would prefer to be home asleep on the couch, unbothered by people or canine.