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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
February 23, 2010
National Banana Bread Day
Though the first breads originated some 12,000 years ago during the Neolithic times, bananas were not added to the mix until the the end of the 18th century. Housewives in America discovered that pearlash, a refined form of potash, could be used as a chemical leavening agent. Because baking powder was not yet invented, the pearlash served to produce carbon dioxide in dough, thus creating the first types of quick breads. Banana bread as we know it today, was created shortly thereafter.
This delicious type of bread became very popular during the Depression, as people were relecutant to throw anything away and mushy bananas could be used to bake banana bread. There are multiple variations to banana bread that are around today, some with added fruits and nuts. Bake yourself a delicious loaf of banana bread today to celebrate National Banana Bread Day!
You can go here to check out more exciting stuff!!!!!!! :)
Monday, February 22, 2010
I have to share one of my favorite websites with you!!!!!
And it is Washington's Birthday.......so we all need a good cherry recipe!!!!!
Just go here and ENJOY!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Just a little UPDATE.....we took the Nikon Coolpix P90 camera back. It was not at all what we were hoping for!!! We had a hard time getting it to focus correctly and what did focus was just grainy looking. The camera shop said that alot of people had those same problems!!!!
So as you see in the pictures above we brought home a Canon PowerShot SX20 IS.....I will let you know how this works out. We have taken a few pictures and so far they look ALOT better than the ones we took with the Nikon!!!! Troy has all Nikon cameras and lenses and loves them...maybe he will convert over to Canon?!?!!??! :)
Monday, February 15, 2010
(picture from google.com)
Presidents Day 2010.
No school to observe Presidents day, but would have probably had to cancel school due to ANOTHER Monday snow storm!!!!! I think it has snowed almost every Monday so far in 2010!!!
Hope you all had a great day!!!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Big day today!!! We went with Taylor to Iowa Central Community College to sign her letter of intent to run cross country and track for them!!! Wow.....what a ton of emotions I am having right now!!!! We are so excited for her, but are NOT ready for her to leave, I think graduation reality is sneaking up on us!!!!! We loved the college and the people there, and her coach is wonderful!!!!! What a great guy and a perfect fit for Taylor!!! We have visited other places and when she says she felt a little weird around the coach.....then that is not the place for her because we want her to feel at home and be able to talk to the coach about anything....and I think this is the guy!!!!!! The hard part about her running at college for us is going to be the fact that we will not get to watch her run very much!!!!! We have not missed very many of our kids' activities, so this is going to be an adjustment for us and her too I think, so we will have to try to get to as many as we can.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Tuesday nite(Feb.2nd I'm a little slow) was senior nite for our last home game. Taylor has played basketball or any sport with this group of girls from the time they started school. They are a great group of girls!!!!!!
And I have to say......Taylor had and AWESOME nite!!!!! She scored 24 points!!!!! wOoOhOoO!!
And 3 of those 24 points came with 1 second left on the clock at the end of the quarter and she gave it a toss from way behind the half court line.......and it went in!!!!! It was amazing!!!!! This was her career high!! Great job Taylor!! And I have to say as a team it was a fun game to watch, everybody had a really good nite!!! You can go here to read a story about the game.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
I am so excited....I got a new camera over the weekend!!!!! I got the Nikon Coolpix P90.....do any of you have it???? If so what do you think!?!?!? Did not have a chance to use it.....so basketball game tonite.....here I come!!!!!!