Archive for March, 2010

Stumbled Upon…

March 29th, 2010

Literally, I stumbled upon this. In fact, I stumbled upon “Stumble Upon” — even though I haven’t gotten around to installing it on this new laptop. It’s the strangest thing! The other day, I somehow accidentally pressed something that landed me in the Stumble Upon loop and this recipe pooped up:

Sticky Lemon Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze

YUM, I thought. But I’m still perplexed. I don’t have Stumble Upon, but somehow Stumble Upon knew I had 4 extra lemons and a mad love of lemon desserts. Creeeeepy, no? I still can’t figure out how I ended up stumbling upon them, but good ol’ Stumble Upon still knows what I like! What else could I do? I cleaned my kitchen to earn my lemon rolls.

Sadly, my socks are still firmly in place, not having been knocked off by the result. I baked them for the recommended 35 minutes and forgot to check on them, so they were… ummm… extra golden, but I think I had more of a problem with the filling to dough ratio. Still, these are fairly yummy and springy and a great way to use the extra lemons I always have sitting around due to my lack of grocery store self control. Recipe calls for a lemon? Better get THREE!!

Almost April Already?

March 29th, 2010

I’ve been in a deep state of hibernation, just waiting for warmer weather to hit. I know I completely neglected to blog the last part of my Maui vacation, but I have those images ready… just in time to motivate me to take more pictures on our upcoming trip to Florida.

First, just a couple more from dad’s house. Enjoy Bailey’s fakey smile and the view from dad’s front porch.

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The next group of images is rather light. Mostly because by the time I left dad’s house, I’d managed a massive sunburn like nothing I’ve ever experienced. Apparently my skin is no longer conditioned to withstand near equator sun without any kind of sunscreen. Who knew that kind of protection wore off? Needless to say, it made carrying my camera backpack quite a painful task. Very few images were taken in the last few days of the trip.

Here are a few quick snaps that were taken at the hotel. Bailey didn’t last long in the pool unless there were other kids swimming with her. When we took Brandon, he was content to swim just with us — he’d never had a sibling so he didn’t really know anything else. Bailey has never had to worry about not having a playmate. I really underestimated how much she would miss Brandon.

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And finally, I did manage to talk dad into taking me out on a cruise. I was so excited that he booked us on a catamaran because they are definitely my favorite way to sail! It was warm and mostly sunny when we boarded and the weather held until we were close to shore on our way back. It was completely dark and completely raining when we got back to the harbor to climb on dad’s motorcycle. I admit I screamed, “DAD!! THIS ISN’T SAFE!!” while thinking about what would happen to my kids if I plunged 50 feet from a slick mountain road into the ocean below… fun times! Obviously he got me back safe and sound and it stopped raining about 10 minutes into the trip. Note to self… next time, BYOH (bring your own helmet).

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And to wrap it up, the stormy sunset from the boat… The dark clouds and deep almost black water are a bit menacing in a storm, but I was just giddy to be out there!

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