Friday, March 31, 2006

Let Them Eat Cake ... Um, I Mean Pie !

The other night I was looking at our fruit bowl and we had lots of apples that were about to "go away" if not eaten. Not wanting to waste precious food I found my Betty Crocker cookbook and looked up a recipe for apple pie. Now I probably have made a pie in my day but I really can't remember making the "actual crust" it's just soooo much easier to buy the pre-made ones at the market. Made my dough, hey it's not that hard, and peeled all the apples and popped it into the oven. I thought that it looked pretty cool so I took a picture of it. My husband thinks that I am loosin it, boy he doesn't know the half of it! The pie actually tasted pretty good too! Now for the sad news that has nothing to do with the pie. A couple of days ago my digital camera went out of comission. Yes, I am on the hunt for a new one. It's amazing how many pics I take. My husband is very supportive of me getting a cool camera, with more megapixels than the old one, as he says "because I take all the photos. So I"m off to read consumer reports and find "the Kind" digital! Ciao for now!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Ok, Let's Dust Off The Surfboards

Aside from watching AI, Survivor, The Amazing Race and of course "The Donald Trump Show", one thing that I really like to do is to surf ... aka my chosen name "Surfwhine" which is surf girl for those of you who don't speak Hawaiian! Well while out in my garage the other day looking for something I glanced up at my surfboards ... haven't been out surfing since I was 5 months pregnant, sorry no pics for Ya'll to see! I was in my bikini so it was interesting to see the looks from the other beachgoers! My boards need to be dusted off and put back in the water. I have been back in the pool almost everyday getting back into paddling shape. I swam everyday while pregnant and even was a week late and still doing flipturns in the pool, hope that "Little Blaiser" was having a fun time!! I have three boards, the red one, "The Soldier", the polka dotted one, "The Clown Board" , and "The Hot Flame Board". I like the polka dotted one the best! Soooo now if I can just get out on the water and get a few pics you all can see what fun it is. I'll be taking Blaise out with me when the weather warms up a bit ... way too cold for awhile for the little one. We just have fun in the jacuzzi right now and pretend that we a big wave riders!!
Cowabunga Dude!!

Friday, March 17, 2006

"Erin Go Braugh"!!!

"Top o' the mornin to you all"!!! my own little Leprechaun would like to wish you a very Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Red Sox ... is there another Team ??

Just so Y'all know, just because we are in the West our "hearts" are in the East ... Coast that is. The other day I took Blaise to the sports store to checkout baseball gloves, trying to find the smallest one that they carried. Guess I am a little overanxious because even the very small ones were huge. Soooo instead of the glove we got this cool hat, which he doesn't want to take off of his head. I told him that "B" was for Boston and of course "B" is for Blaise. Later that evening when Daddy came home, Daddy asked Blaise what the "B" was for and Blaise shouted out "BOSTON" !!! Now there was no prompting by me for the response and I had told him Boston earlier in the day. Must just be in the blood! He knows about "The Green Monster" and we hope to get to Fenway soon!!!

Monday, March 06, 2006

Watch our Rachel Ray !

Little Blaise figured out all by himself how to put together the mixer and was sooo proud! He was ready to create his next project (with the guidance of Rachel, of course). He just loves to watch her. I know that he will end up being a much better cook than me ... must run in the male genes in our family! With Mom and Dad's help there's nothing that the "little man can't create !

Thursday, March 02, 2006


The little man is feeling a lot better so it is out to play baseball. Of course he has to have his hat ... must look official when playing ... and He asked to wear it! Just got a new ball and bat the other day ... if we can only keep the ball away from Zack we'll be able to play a bit longer. He loves the mit ... even though it is Way Too big for him ... it's Dad's old mit. He's got the technique down and hey when he doesn't hit the ball he chases it on the ground and just plays hockey. Either way he's having a blast and that's all that really matters!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Tagged It Is !!

4 movies that I could watch over and over:

1. Tombstone ... "I'll be your Huckleberry"
2. A Christmas Story
3. The Big Wednesday ... surf's up
4. Wizard of Oz

4 jobs that I've had:
1. Lifeguard
2. baker at "Mrs. Fields (oh how "Yum -O )
3. waitress ... way too much stress, but fun
4. firefighter

4 places that I've lived:
1. MA
2. Los Altos
4. Los Angeles
5. Isla Vista (UCSB)

4 places I'd rather be:

1. Hawaii
2. skiing
3. visiting with my relatives ... anytime will do !
4. camping in the Sierras

4 tv shows I watch:
1. Law and Order (can always catch a rerun if nothing else is on)
2. Food Network ... I know, I'm a wanna -be !
3. "The Donald Trump Show"
4. Discovery Channel

ok ok let's see here:

4 places I've vacationed:

1. Hamilton Island, Australia (at left) very beautiful place ... raced outriggers there around the islands!

2. Ireland

3. Hawaii

4. Mexico