December 21, 2011

Christmas 2011

What a happy little elf!

November 19, 2011

This is the greatest giveaway!    a Silhouette machine!

November 13, 2011

Hudson Luke

The latest addition to the Thompson Clan is Hudson Luke Thompson.  We love him!

August 27, 2011

Kiley's Bridal Shower

Kiley and Janna (Kiley's Mom)
Three very pretty girls!

Laura, Ashton and Kiley with her Bride banner.

What would we have done without the seamstress, Jackie?

Jean and Savannah came to make it a real party.

Grandma Thompson posed for a picture.

Her veil kept catching her eyelashes so she couldn't keep her eyes open.

Couldn't resist the side view of Kiley trying to drink with the veil in place.

Susan tried to smile, she had a huge migraine.

This is always a pretty picture, Kathy and her girls have great smiles.

They even let the groom join.  After Jackie made him a proper tux.

So many of my neighbors came to support us.  We have the best neighborhood!

Aunt Pat did not get an invitation but crashed the party anyway.  We love her.  I finally got her address right, I think.

The dorky couple.

Jackie had to jump in again.  She had to show off those beautiful teeth.  Was she the only one who got braces?  Aunt Jean and Aunt Mae were good sports.  

Aunt Donna turned 90 earlier this year.  She stumbled over the step from the kitchen into the family room.  I thought she was going to spill her drink (among other bad thoughts) but she gracefully passed it off like nothing had happened.  Eat your heart out Nancy Regan.

Rebecca and her daughter look so much alike.

We love Tracy!  Thanks for bringing those pretty girls.

Once again, those great teeth.  Think I'm jealous Jackie?  We had to retake this one in between Jackie's snorts.  Brooklyn has a great Mom.

Whitney is such a great daughter in law!  Her and Kiley will have a great time.  Thanks for joining our rowdy group Chris.

And last but not least, Me and Kiley.  I am sure we didn't get a picture of everyone who attended.  I am already seeing some we missed.  They are sneaky buggers, my family.

Duck Feeding

Grandpa & Brixton feeding the ducks.  The ducks come  very close.  Grandpa had to pick up Brix so he wouldn't get eaten.  
Brix must have been hungry because he ate more of the bread than he threw to the ducks.

He wanted to hang from the tree until he found out there was slime on the branches and got his hands dirty.

We had a great time!

July 25, 2011

Restaurant Style Corn Bread

I found this recipe somewhere online.  I have tried to google it and cannot find it again to give credit to the source.  I am posting it  and if anyone finds the source let me know so I can credit them.  

The second time I made this I forgot to add the Corn family will not let me live that down.  It was still good and tasted a bit like a sweet, frosting-less cake.



Restaurant Style Corn Bread
Added by jodijenson on March 24, 2011 

2 whole eggs
1 cup milk
2 sticks butter, softened
2 cups Bisquick Baking Mix
1 cup Sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
4 tablespoons (heaping) cornmeal

Preparation Instructions
Beat eggs and milk with a fork.  Set aside
Mix butter, bisquick, sugar, soda, and cornmeal well.
Add the milk mixture.  Stir by hand (batter will be lumpy and curdled-looking).
Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan.  Bake at 350 deg F for 30 minutes.  
Serve warm with honey.

July 03, 2011

Hobble Creek Ride

Beautiful views

and great company!

June 30, 2011

Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert

We had the best time visiting Colby, Whitney, and Brixton over the weekend!  We headed to Palm Springs and visited the Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert.  

Checking out at the grocery store.

Serving up Pizza.

 Fireman dress up with Daddy!

April 14, 2011


Hide & Seek with Grandpa.......Priceless!

March 06, 2011

Chicken Salad on Croissants

Cut the grapes in half, about 1 cup.

Thinly slice about 1/2 cup celery.

Chop up Cashews.  About 1/4 cup will do.

Start layering each item in a mixing bowl.  Add 1/4 cup sour cream and 1/4 cup mayonnaise.

Open 2 cans chicken and 2 cans turkey.  If you want to cook, cool, and shred your own, feel free.
These are small cans.

Add 1/2 teaspoon Salad Supreme 

Add the chicken and turkey.

Stir all ingredients to desired consistency.  Salt and pepper to taste.
Layer in the middle of Croissants and enjoy!

This recipe is simple and easy.  If you gather the right ingredients, and don't cut your fingers,  it comes together quickly.  Enjoy!

Wall hanging "Thompson"

For this project, I bought a frame for each letter.  I had to take the frames apart because I only needed the glass and outer frame.  I bought the frames at Hobby Lobby at 50% off.  

Somehow I had to secure the glass inside the frame so it wouldn't fall out when they were upright.  The glass doesn't stay put when you take out the cardboard backing.

So I got out the glue gun of course.  I put lots and lots of glue on the inside of the frame at the edge of the glass.  When I went to put together the whole thing, I found out there was too much glue and I could see it from the outside of the frame.  I had to go buy an exacto knife and carefully cut off the excess glue.  I hoped I would not cut my fingers but I am a danger to myself and can not be trusted.

I lined up the frames planning how they would look.  

The planning didn't do a thing because the end product turned out to be this.

I needed the corner hooks off all the frames backs which I had removed so I got out the needle nose pliers and pulled the corner hooks off of each one.  I proceeded to hot glue these to the corners of my frames.  Burned my fingers a few times.  I cut the ribbon and drug it through the corner hooks behind the top of the frame and tied them on the rod. 

I may change the ribbon and the heights of each letter ... when my back stops hurting.  
I really love it!

February 24, 2011

Tortilla Quiche

I am a foodie blogger.......BA HA HA, did I just say that out loud?  My hubby thinks it's funny when I pull out  my camera and snap pictures of bacon cooking and I just blow it off as perfectly normal.  But I just had to do it when I was making this tortilla quiche.  I knew it would be great!  Not really, but it was tasty and crunchy and I liked it.  

First, I sprayed the muffin tin with a non-stick spray (I wish I had sprayed it better because some of the quiche stuck to the bottom).  
Turn your oven on, 350 degrees will do to preheat. 

Pour a couple tablespoons olive oil into a frying pan and dump in the mushrooms, yum.
Sprinkle the mushrooms with course seasalt, mix them around and let them cook.

Crack several eggs (I used 6) and add a few tablespoons of cream (milk will do).  Whip them up.

I sliced a few green onions for each muffin tin.

Cooked up a bit of bacon.  
Just dumped it in, yep and stirred it around, and it cooked.
A friend of mine adds a bit of flour to her breakfast casserole and it seems to hold the whole thing together so add a couple teaspoons and whip it in.

Cut flour shells in fourths and place them over boiling water to soften.

I use a splatter screen over an inch or two of boiling water.
They mold very well when placed straight into the muffin tins.

Pour a bit of the mixture over each of the flour shell quarters.

Top with  bits of bacon, mushrooms, green onion and what ever else sounds good and looks pretty!

Pop them in the oven and cook until egg mixture does not look wet when checked.  This was about 20 minutes for me.

Serve right away!  

These were really good.  They won't take as long to make next time because I won't have a camera in one hand, LOL!