Friday, May 28, 2010

I'm in love...

Don't judge my love of a mini van. :P

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Congrats Mister

I'm sure you can tell by the lack of posts that it's been a pretty busy couple of weeks. May 3rd my husband's family started coming into town for the festivities. May 7th my husband graduated from the Physician Assistant's program for the military. He earned his Masters and was commissioned as an officer. We had family here till the 14th. I'm slowly getting back to normal, or what normal is for having 3 kids. Here are a few pictures from graduation. I'll post most pictures from the family visit later.

Brogan thought he was taking the same oath as his daddy.

Finally getting to pin my LT.

Our family picture - although I think it's a bad one of me

Kell and our big kids

Sunday, May 2, 2010


This is going to seem silly. But one of my favorite things about cooking is separating egg yolks from the whites. To me it's just simple fun!

I shake my head every time I see one of these.

Available via Amazon

Don't worry I won't hate you if you prefer to separate your egg whites with that handy little tool. But for me that tool takes the fun out of things. IMO there are too many gadgets and tools out there that take the fun out of cooking and baking.

One line of products that really irk me is Pampered Chef. Now please no throwing stones at me for saying that. I do love some of their products but recently I went to a Pampered Chef party and the biggest attractions was the stoneware line that you can cook and bake in the microwave. We even sampled a chicken/pasta dish and a cake cooked in the {gasp!} microwave! The microwave! Really?! Everyone was oohhing and ahhing over it. I'm sorry but baking a cake in the microwave should be a sin! What happened to good ole' fashioned cooking and baking.

I did decide to finally try out the Pampered Chef food chopper that most people rave about. Biggest waste of $30 in my opinion. You can only fit a tiny amount of food into the chopper and still I ended up having the beat the damn thing 30 times to get it to slightly chop the food.

So people, this girl will be sticking with some of the good ole' fashion ways of preparing food.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

My Old Kentucky Home

The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home.........

The first Saturday in May. The Kentucky Derby. It's an event full of horses, hats, and celebrities. Ask anyone from Louisville and they will tell you it's so much more then that. It is one of the many events that makes us {The 'Villians} swell with pride for this place we love so much.

First let's discuss all the ways people pronounce Louisville.

To see how us 'Villians pronounce Louisville check out this clip from Southern Belles

Now enjoy a few pictures of what this area has to offer.

Belle Of Louisville

Fourth Street Live ~ The BEST place to party!

Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

Thunder over Louisville ~ The kickoff of the Derby festivities.

The Muhammad Ali Center.

The Great Balloon Race!

Louisville Slugger Field

Louisville Slugger Museum

And of course Churchill Downs.

I could go on and on about my hometown but I won't bore you any further. I am deeply saddened to be moving away from this great place once again.

If you watched the Kentucky Derby this evening, I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into this beautiful place and tradition.

Congrats to Super Saver and Calvin Borel the winner of the 136th Kentucky Derby!

Images via Wikipedia and yahoo