Kids Book Corner

  • Goose Girl
  • Mrs. Frisby and The Rats of NIMH
  • Peter and The Shadow Thieves
  • Peter and The Star Catchers
  • Simon Bloom, The Gravity Keeper
  • Stella Brite and The Dark Matter Myster
  • The Island of The Blue Dolphins
  • The Phantom Toll Booth
  • The School Library Journal
  • The Sisters Grimm
  • Tuck Everlasting


Monday, December 21, 2009

Girl Scout Cookies!!!

***Updated with Prices and delivery Information:

***Here are the Specifics:

Each box costs $3.50, No money up front, Rachel will be selling cookies through January 24th, delivery by the end of February.

Just let us know if you are interested. The new cookie, Thank U Berry Much, is cranberries and white chocolate.


Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Happy Surprisavversary!!!

Michael surprised me for our 20th wedding anniversary by taking me to a bed and breakfast in Hot Springs, North Carolina. Martha's Mountain Magnolia Inn & Retreat

We stayed in the Buckeye Room:

The footbridge into town:

Breakfast Day 1

Breakfast potatoes: russet potatoes with sweet potatoes and carmalized onions
coddled eggs with parmesan cheese
whole grain toast
chicken sausage
plain yogurt
hemp nut granola
fruit platter:strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, honeydew


Seared Filet Mignon in
Demi glaze
sauteed spinach

Chocolate Mousse

Breakfast Day 2

Organic scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese
raspberry and white chocolate scones
apple cinnamon scones
baked cinnamon apples
whole grain toast
orange juice

The dinner and breakfast chefs are amazing!

We took a couple of pictures of Michael loitering because we wanted Rachel to laugh. It is a Brian Regan joke:

"Shovels and rakes and other implements of destruction"...

::::::::Grove Park Inn:::::

Michael drove us over to see the Gingerbread entries. Here are several of my favorites:

::::::Biltmore Builtmore, Less Taste:::

Michael took us to the Biltmore (Builtmore) House. We liked the decore in the servants quarters, the bowling alley and pool. The rest leaned to a house of ill repute decor.

:::::::::For My Dad:::::

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Monday, December 07, 2009

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

I don't Want to be a South Pole Elf


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, of my awesome nieces!

I love A.T.C.s...Here is one I came up with:

Here are two oldies, but I felt like sharing them again:

*****Christmas Singing...

Eve yelled at Noah and me for not singing "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" correctly, so Noah called her a "South Pole Elf". This morning we sang "Jingle Bells" while I brushed her hair. No recriminations or chastisements of any kind. Things maybe looking North for our little South Pole Elf.

Have a great day!