Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mad Men 2

A new twist on some old time favorites. Not pictured are the clam cuddles, marinated mushrooms, yummy blue cheese veggies and chocolate trifle.

Traditional shrimp cocktail.

Mad Men

The Friends

Saturday, January 30, 2010

New boots

These boots fit both my scifi and Halloween desires. So many future projects in store. And did I mention $4.99?

Location:SE Division St,Portland,United States

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Hunter's science experiment this week. Turned 2 cups of heavy cream into butter...

and 3/4 cup buttermilk.

Hunter decided to make Buttermilk Cheese Biscuits with the remaining butter and buttermilk yesterday.

They were delicious.



  1. 1
    At least 30 minutes or up to 2 1/2 hours before serving: in a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. 2
    With a pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. 3
    Stir in cheese and buttermilk just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  4. 4
    Place on a lightly floured surface.
  5. 5
    Gently knead ten to twelve times.
  6. 6
    Roll or pat to 1/2-inch thickness.
  7. 7
    Cut with a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter dipped in flour.
  8. 8
    Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet.
  9. 9
    If making ahead, cover and refrigerate up to 2 hours.
  10. 10
    About 25 minutes before serving: Preheat oven to 425-degrees for 10 minutes.
  11. 11
    Bake biscuits for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


A fun day on Mt. Hood. Gray was so grown-up and a solo sledder for the first time.

The mind

"My mind never lies to me."
- Grayson Stephens

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


It's been a discouraging year for Bryn (and mom) and her homework. I'm not a fan of homework for elementary students and then to have homework that doesn't correlate to what you're learning in class is infuriating. Not quite over it yet. I do encourage daily reading and studying spelling words (spellings tests also get me going - better not to ask). Bryn who I would describe as an always creating artist refuses to decorate her weekly homework. You're suppose to make it look nice and make a creative border. A definite sign that Bryn is not engaged. I dread her homework each week but my favorite is the sentence writing section. The assignment is to pick 5 spelling words and write a sentence for each of them. Bryn's personal goal each week is to come up with one sentence with 5 of her spellings words. Therefore, she only has to write one sentence. She can't always do it, but she's never had to write more than 3 sentences. Technicalities.

I stood on the ridge of a large cliff with a kitten. (3)

I saw a large clock in my pocket. (3)

My father invented the other English alphabet in a flash. (5)

The squeaky water balloon went splash. (3)

I wore sunglasses while doing homework and throwing a football. (4)

Are people simple and little? (3)

A pilot ate lemon with a camel. (3)

A mouse and it's shadow ate up all the peaches and cheese. (4)

A series of sentences:
I broiled thousands of giant gumdrops.
I made a choice to stop broiling the giant gumdrops.
I am proud I stopped broiling the giant gumdrops.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Now I understand why people create blogs showcasing their favorite furry friend. So darn cute to photograph. Shiloh is definitely hard to take a picture of with all her black hair. You can't even see her eyes. We'll have to do an outdoor photo shoot soon.

-- Post From My iPhone

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


the beginning: in sean's early art collecting days he invested in two patrick nagel prints. many years later his parents secretly sent them to portland for the perfect unveiling in sean's new office. so maybe nagel prints aren't exactly what sean expected them to be worth, but his newest art piece is definitely a timeless classic.

Thanks to the Mori/Kassell production team. It made a wonderful Christmas surprise for Sean.

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Happy New Years

I think I'm off to the best and worst New Year's ever. Which I'm hoping is a good sign.

-- Post From My iPhone

Monday, January 4, 2010

Hunter's handmade quilt

Grammy snuggled up by the fire with her new quilt made by Hunter.
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Sunday, January 3, 2010


Welcome sweet Shilo. We think you're pretty lucky that Bryn didn't name you snowflake, cottoncandy or cheesecake.

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