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Friday, June 25, 2010

Score!

Yay! I got my KOL tickets! I am so excited. Originally they didn't have an Atlanta date, so when they added one I had to jump on these.


I love this band so much. It's hard to wrap my head around how talented they are. I've been a fan from the beginning! Youth And Young Manhood is my favorite!

I may be the only 40 year old there, but I don't care! If it means seeing this gorgeous man for a few hours.



I'm hoping they play a lot of their earlier stuff! Can't wait!

More 365 Pics

This little building is in downtown Locust Grove. I'm not even sure what it used to be. I just liked it.

This is the clock on top of the Mcdonough courthouse.

Water tower in downtown Mcdonough.


My son (rt) and his friend hanging by the pool. I am on day 163, I hope I can keep the ideas coming!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Well, my youngest is 13 today. It seems so weird to me for him to be that old. I told him to let me know what kind of cake he wanted. He researched online last night and came up with a Chocolate Peanut Butter cake. It tastes exactly like a Reese's. The color in my photo is off for some reason, but the middle part is the color of peanut butter.


Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package devil's food cake mix without pudding
  • 2 1/2 cups whipping cream, divided
  • 1 (10-ounce) package peanut butter morsels
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
  • Garnish: chopped roasted peanuts

Preparation

Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour into 2 lightly greased 8-inch round cakepans. Bake according to package directions. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely.

Combine 2/3 cup whipping cream and peanut butter morsels in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until morsels melt and mixture is smooth; remove saucepan from heat. Stir in vanilla extract, and cool 25 minutes.

Beat 1 1/3 cups whipping cream at high speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Stir one-third whipped cream into peanut butter mixture. Fold into remaining whipped cream. Spread between cake layers; cover and chill.

Bring remaining 1/2 cup whipping cream and 1 tablespoon butter to a boil in a small saucepan. Add chocolate morsels; remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes. Stir until morsels melt and mixture is smooth.

Pour glaze over cake; garnish, if desired. Serve warm, or chill and serve at room temperature.


He picked up some of those yucky jelly beans at Target. The new flavors are canned dog food, pencil shavings, toothpaste and barf. He tried his best to get me to try one. I guess I'm a party pooper, but I just can't bring myself to eat one. Yuck!

Ryan "treated" Hunter to a haircut tonight. They have so many curls! When Ry was cutting his hair the guide thingy came off and it cut a huge bald spot in the back of his head! Too funny! In case your wondering, yes, Ryan does have his nails painted. He went swimming with a bunch of his friends and there were several girls there. The girls asked for volunteers to do manicures on. Of course my son was the first (and only) one to speak up. He also got his toes done!

Yeah, he's a dork. Just like his mama. :)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Summertime And the Livin Is Easy

It has been a really hot week! I believe 94 is our new normal. I love it though. We spend most of our days out in the pool.









My son and his friends just ignore me when they see me coming with the camera. I think they secretly like having their picture taken!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

He would make a lovely corpse

"I have heard, but not believed, the spirits o’the dead
May walk again." - William Shakespeare, in The Winter's Tale




My son and I went and shot some pictures in the local cemetery. It's very peaceful and creepy at the same time. We even used the voice recorder on my phone to try and capture some EVP's. I'm not so sure I believe in all that. We just kind of did it for fun. I certainly didn't pick up anything! Hopefully I didn't open the door for an evil spirit to come in!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

More 365's with a side of MOO

I'm trying to upload my 365 photos a few at a time so I won't have as many as last time. I've included a few extras of some cows that I shot. We are surrounded by cow pastures so I might as well take their pictures!

I love this horse, he looked like he was posing for me.

If I see a dirt road I am going down it! I don't care if it puts me 50 miles out of the way. I've taken some of the best photos on dirt roads.




This bull is so dark you can't really tell how mean he looked.

These two looked like they were playing peek a boo behind the tree! They were all very curious of me and my camera! That's it for now, happy picture taking!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Silhouettes

My first attempt at silhouette shots. These were a lot of fun to take. Of course my son is a total goof and always willing to play along!







Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Photo Is A Creation

These are more of my photos from my 365 project. So far, it's still fun!!


This was a display for Memorial Day in Hampton. These flags lined both sides of the street.


I love Cherry Limeades from Sonic. Lately though, they haven't been making them right. I figured out how to make them myself!

Train depot in Hampton.

This guy is outside of Little Caesars Pizza all the time. He really rocks out the cardboard guitar!


Champagne display in Walmart.


I just love these little old man that hang out on the square.


This mailbox was at a home dating back to the 1800's. I fell in love with the home and the mailbox!

We finally tried the beer in the rear chicken. It was really good. I like the way they looked on the grill, almost as if they were dancing.


On the square in Mcdonough.


Bliss on the square. It's a new cupcake/cake shop.


I love Netflix! Blockbuster doesn't get all my money now!


I took this photo at Publix thinking I would come home and recreate the cake. Hasn't happened yet.


My middle child playing his Fender.


My youngest son.


I picked these the other day. It took forever to get blooms!


Jackson Lake.


Bird watching.



No explanation needed for this one. ;)
Hope you enjoyed looking at my pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them!