I keep thinking it would be fun to go through my mom’s old recipes and make all the classics, take a photos and scan the original recipe card. As with most projects like this I start out with lots of enthusiasm, then run out of steam when I realize that people who actually keep an up to date blog work really hard.
However, there are a few that are particularly classic, starting with my mom’s banana bread. It is made with shortening and not butter which normally is a turn off for me, but I am trying to stay true to the recipe. It was made over an over in my house growing up and is pretty darn tasty. It rises really well and is tender without being overly moist or greasy.
This is just a collation of photos from my phone that are just everyday life in all it’s glory.
This dude likes beans.
Take your kids to work day…
Levi and grandma enjoy some ice cream by the firepit at the hotel in Pheonix
Stopping by the Dinosaurs at Cabazon after Spring Training in Peoria
Jake makes fun of mean because I like to make the PJs for these guys match. I figure I only have so long while they’ll let me keep doing it 🙂
The chicken whisperer
A couple of grainy selfies. Is it sad that most of my photos are now from an iPhone?
Levi handled the 11 hour delay for a 2 hour flight pretty well. The iPad, white blankie and cheep certainly helped. We almost didn’t bring them to conserve on space and I’m sure glad we did.
We finally got to have dinner at the hotel in Portland at 9pm and these two still had energy to roll around on the big sofa bed.
Levi explains to Grandma the qualities of a perfected latte at Stumptown Coffee, in Portland.
Cheepy has many uses.
These two got to check out Pajaggle Headquarters.
Waiting for a table at Sky High Brewing where I had the most delicious Hazelnut Brown Ale.
Levi and Buff doing some projects around the house.
Trevor was sweet and gave up his room for us even though he was whiped out after two days of swimming.
Jameson and I waiting for lunch at the Laughing Planet.
The boys were inspired to wrestle after watching Rambo and Balboa rough house in the living room
Balboa was so sweet with Jameson.
We’re looking forward to visiting again soon!
Below is a list of my favorite movies. I really enjoy getting to share these with fiends who have never seen them.
Stealing Beauty – My all time favorite! I remember watching this one with my friends while visiting L’s grandparents.
The Secret of Roan Inish
Le Papillon (The Butterfly)
The Spanish Apartment
The Hundred Foot Journey
Away We Go
Before Sunrise/Before Sunset
Good Bye Lenin
The Pursuit of Happiness
The Spitfire Grill
Good Will Hunting
Becoming Mr Banks