Wednesday, October 28, 2009


                                                                   very good muffins
                                          If you try then please let me know how you liked them!
                  This recipe below is from a 1991 cook book,  a cook book compiled by a church.

Pumpkin~Apple streusel muffins { tried and true}

2 1\2 c. flour
2 c. sugar
1 T. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. baking soda
1\2 tsp. salt
In large bowl, combine ingredients, set aside. In medium bowl,combine
2 eggs
1 c.pumpkin
1\2 c.vegetable oil
Stir well. Add to dry ingredients, stir just until moistened. Add: 
2 c. apples {about 2 medium-size apples} finely chopped
Stir well.Spoon batter into greased or paper lined muffin tins, filling 3\4 full.
In small bowl,combine { this is for streusel topping} 
2 T. flour
1\4 c. sugar
1\2 tsp. cinnamon
Cut in 4 tsp. butter until mixture is crumbly . Sprinkle on top of muffins. bake at 350  for 35 to 40 min., or until toothpick comes out clean. 
{ it says it makes 18, but we ended up making 23 good-sized muffins}

Monday, October 26, 2009

I DO NOT LIKE FUNERALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My great-aunts ( in more ways than one) husband, Richard died. His funeral was in Aurora. I.L., about 3 and a 1\2 hours away.

More pics

The funeral home...
My cousin Katie... she is !14
She would not let me take her picture... she did have the book in front of her face but I waited till she had it down!

On the way up........................last two bottom pics are of the Exxon Mobile plant!

Pics from where we went to eat at

More Pics

Original Arby's sign

One of the original Taco Bell signs

The same ole' McDonald's sign;-}
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Saturday, October 24, 2009


I finally got the side pics done!

mom and dad

If you look real close, you will see that they are sharing ear phones! We are on our way to church, and the whole way there and back they were leaning sideways so the ear phones would not pull!;-)

Friday, October 23, 2009

This is another good friend, Jordan, (cousin, actually) . We are really close. She is 13, and a farm girl.
today we went to see a horse at the place where Olivia used to take horse lessons. the horses name is Crew, and she loves him! she loves aalllllll horses! we did not stay long. because they just had a flood, and most of the horses were outside, and Crew would barely let anyone touch him. To say it in the least, she was a little disappointed. :(

I love this pic.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

i messed up the wording, mom and bubba, with the pic. of me olivia ellie and bub.

monster truck photos

mom and bubba
and these are two of my friends, l to r: janae, melody, and me. our names are in our favorite colors.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
the girl in the middle is one of the girls best friend; Joanna. we are at cracker barrel.

more pics

here are some pics i took out at my grandpas

Olivia ~ I really like this one.
Olivia~(again) she looks all dreamy
Elizabeth~ this ones cute.
Juju~ she is adorable

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

more pics from zoo......

we evolved from these! (well, actually, not these, but chimpanzees) :)
sorry. but it seems like we visit these the most when we go somewhere!

some pics from the zoo

kitty kitty
it was foggy... bad!
it was rainy... of all days! (but it stopped as soon as we got there, and after we bought 5 umbrellas!)

shes so cute

silly ellie