Friday, July 31, 2009


It's finally Friday!!!!!!!

I have been a horrible blogger && blog friend......

I talked Troy into using one of his vacation days we are hopping on the bike and hitting the hi~way!!!! We don't have GPS{{$800}} on the bike yet so we are tucking our handy little map in the bag and taking off for the day......who knows where the open road will take us!!!!!!

Hope you all have a great weekend!!!!!
And I will try to get around to catching up with all of you soon!!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009


Look what we had the other nite after dinner.......
I have never made strawberry shortcake or anything close to for us it was a treat!!!!!
So if any of you have an awesome recipe please send it to me in an email.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

sAiNtS sOfTbaLL.......

[[The girls with their certificates from Blue Grass All Conference nominations.]]

Last nite we had Taylor's softball now that softball is over she is officially a Senior!!!!!!! WOW that sounds weird to I have said before I am so excited for her.....but I am so not ready for her to grow up and leave the house!!!!!!!! I know she will still come back but it just is not the same!!!!!!!!
Anywho........just want to share a few hi~lites with you from the banquet.
Melcher-Dallas was the Blue Grass Conference Champs.......AGAIN!!!!!!!
That makes it 3.....yes I said 3 years in a row!!!!!!!
The record was 16-0 for the conference.
26-9 overall aaaaannnnd a school record for the most wins in a season!!!!!!!
Taylor got 1st team All Conference in the outfield.....5 of the 9 spots on the 1st team were from our team!!!!!! {{yiiipppeeee}}
And every single girl on our team got a nomination for 1st, 2nd or honorable mention!!!!!
Way to go had a great year!!!!!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009


NOTE TO DAD'S.......{{mom's really feel uneasy about pictures of their son flying threw the air on something that does NOT have wings!!!!!!}} Kale LOVED it!!!!!!!!! :0)

Kale......I think he found the biggest mud hole in the entire place to go through!!!!!!!!

WOW.......the weekend flew by!!!!!!!
And Monday is almost gone.......
and come to think of it where has summer gone?!!?!?!??!?!
BUSY, BUSY weekend!!!!!!!
Friday we did bike nite as I have already posted about.
Taylor was on day 2 of dance camp on Friday.
Saturday was Taylor's last day at camp and she said......WOW!!!!!!
{very sore muscles!!!!!!!!}
I went to the Farmer's Market in Des Moines with my girlfriends from high school......good food and great fun!!!!!!!
And Troy and Kale went to Bluff Creek to ride dirt bikes......I sent the camera with them so that is the only pictures I have to share from the entire busy weekend!!!!!!!
And Sunday Delaney had an all day basketball camp at Graceland University.

Friday, July 17, 2009

BiKe NiTe......

This is our bike in the very front......and that is Troy, Shawn, and Jodie at their bike in the background......I wish I would have taken a picture of his is VERY cool!!!!!!

Just got home from our first bike nite in Indianola!!!!!!!
We really had a good time.
Troy's cousin Jodie and her husband Shawn invited us to go along.....THANKS GUYS!!!!!!!
So now that we got our first time jitters out of the way.....maybe we will head out to a few more.
I say we......but all I do is sit on the back of the bike....Troy does all the drivin'.
But I got a little nervous for him as we pulled in tonite......there are rows and rows of bikes parked up and down the streets and he had to drive down through all the bikes plus all the people to find a spot to park!!!!!!!
YIKES is all I can say.......but he did scratches on our bike or anybody elses!!!!!!
Had a great time but don't think we are ready to head to Sturgis quite yet!!!!!!
THANKS SHAWN & JODIE..........we had alot of fun!!!!!!!
Looking forward to the next time!!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Kale came home from wrestling camp today.
He must have been ready to be home......he called me 3 times to make sure I knew what time to be there and to see if I was almost there!!!!!! :0)
We got him and his 2 huge bags of stinky& super smelly wrestling clothes from a weeks worth of wrestling camp!!!!!!!! {Eeeeewwwwww}
We missed him!!!!!!
And I think he missed us too{wink,wink} even though he won't admit to that I am sure!!!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

fAtHeR/dAuGhTer sOfTbaLL gAme......

Tonite was our father/daughter softball game.
At the end of the softball season the dads always play against the girls.
It is always one of my favorite things to go watch!!!!!!
I am not sure how many years in a row the dads have won......and this year was not the year for the girls to claim a victory!!!!!!
The dads won.......but they are getting a little big for their year could be your year ladies!!!!!!
But with the end of softball and baseball......comes the start of school.
We only have 1 month before school where has the summer gone!?!?!?!?!?!?
Anyway getting back to the are a few pictures from tonite.

Taylor & Troy

Girls & Dads.......after the game.

The girls......great season ladies........we are all proud of you!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

bAkEd bEaN mOnTh........

I am not sure if you all know this or not............
BUT........July is baked bean month!??!?!?!!?

Here's a little tid~bit for ya.........
Americans consume 50 million pounds of baked beans during the month of July. all I have to say about that!!!!!!!

So do you think the Beano company sells more Beano in the month of July?!!?!?!?!?
Just think about it!!!!!!!!!
TOOT~TOOT.....for now!!!!!!!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

wReStLiNg cAmP......

We took Kale to wrestling camp yesterday!!!!!!!
It has been a little weird for me.......I really do miss him!!!!!!
Ya know that feeling you get when you think you have had just about enough of them and would just LOVE to have a little vacation from your kids?!!?!?!?!??!
Here is my chance.......Sunday until Thursday he will be gone.........
It's only Monday and I wonder what he is up to and hope that camp is not getting the best of him!!!!!
And most of all......I worry that he is not taking a shower and changing his underwear as often as he should!!!!!!!
Wow......he will be 13 soon.......time flies!!!!!!!!
He told me to just pretend it was like when they will all go off to college.........I am trying but I think sending them all off to colleg is going to be a VERY hard thing to do!!!!!!!!
I better start buying the tissues now........I am going to need it!!!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009


Just want to share an awesome recipe with you!!!!!!


2 {10 oz.} cans chunk chicken, drained
2 {8 oz.} packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup ranch dressing
3/4 cup red hot sauce {i use franks red hot buffalo wing sauce}
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Mix all ingredients together. Heat until warm. Transfer to crockpot, cover, and cook on low until hot and bubbly.

Serve with crackers, chips, or celery. {celery is my fav to dip with}
For those of us watching our girly figures you can use fat free or low fat products and it is still very yummy!!!!!!

Hope you are all off to a great start of the week.
And let me know if you try this and what you think!!!!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

4tH Of jULy....

Happy 4th of July!!!!!!!!
and Happy Birthday to me!!!!!!!
Hope you all enjoy your weekend with family and friends!!!!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

fAbULoUs FiNd fRiDaY......iT's mE

You guys have to go check out this blog!!!!!!!
It is a fun blog to read AND she does a Fabulous Find Friday that she interviews one of her followers and features them.
Guess what today is my go check her blog out and enjoy!!!!!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

sAiNtS sOfTbaLL.......

Just want to give a little shout out to our girls softball team and the coach......Jim Crozier!!!
Tonite they won {again} [wink,wink] so their record for this year so far is 22-8.
We need 2 more wins to tie the school record for the most wins in a season and we have 4 games left in the regular season.......good luck ladies!!!!!!!
ANNNNDDD with last nites win our coach, Jim Crozier got his 400th....yes I said 400th career win.......that is AWESOME!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

1 yEaR.....

Troy has been at his new job for 1 year today!!!!!!!
It has been quite an adjustment for him and LOTS of head aches, late nites, early morning phone calls, and a TON of things to fix!!!!!!!!
But I think you have done an AWESOME job Troy......keep up the great work!!!!!!
Your family loves you.......{even though we see you less than we used to!!!}
And the icing on the cake is.......he coached the Jr. Hi. girls track team....that takes alot of ____.
{you all can fill in the blank}
Men really do not understand 13 and 14 year old girls.......lets say he thinks they talk ALOT!!!!!!