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Friday, August 28, 2009

And....... August 28,2009

Hello all,

Just thought I would pop in and share some exciting news. Our summer has been filled with many activities one main one being selling our house. It was a tough decision but we made and were going to stick with it. It has been a long journey to get were we are today. I just wanted to say a big thank you to our families and especially our fabulous Real Estate agent.
On a side note we have not located a new residence so if you love your nieghbourhood
and could handle us as your neighbour let us know!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Belated Celebration for Darren's Birthday August 26,2009

Last night we had a fantastic dinner in honor of Darren's birthday. Not only has the month been an exceptionally busy one but Darren also was working on his birthday. So we choose a night that he could enjoy being surround by the ones he loves. We had a fabulous dinner including, salmon(with dill sauce), roasted potatoes, salad & corn on the cob. I baked a butter cake and constructed a strawberry shortcake. Mom & Dad were kind enough to bring the corn on the cob and a lovely chocolate ice cream desert. MORE FOTOS

Monday, August 24, 2009

Long overdue update August 24,2009pi

Oh where or where have I been... well no great excuse except that life has been a bit crazy around our neck of the woods. I will elaborate in another post. Just thought I would leave you with a few post of our morning at the beach. I love the beach! If I could know that the weather was as good as it was the day we were there I would love to have you all there to see the joy and well capture a few pictures too!

Hope this finds you all enjoying the remaining part of our summer!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Delicious quick Cake! August 10,2009

Sam & I whipped up this little but tasty cake the other day for our desert! We used our frozen raspberries as that is what we had on hand. I think this is a good go to recipe if you have guest coming. We truly enjoyed it!

Recipe Source from


JUNE 2009
Simple, tender buttermilk cake topped with a nice, sugary crunch: We like it as it is, full of raspberries, but you could easily substitute any sweet, juicy berries you pick up at the farmers market.

View more of our favorite recipes from this issue.
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup well-shaken buttermilk
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries (about 5 oz)
  • Preheat oven to 400°F with rack in middle. Butter and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Beat butter and 2/3 cup sugar with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes, then beat in vanilla. Add egg and beat well.
  • At low speed, mix in flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour, and mixing until just combined.
  • Spoon batter into cake pan, smoothing top. Scatter raspberries evenly over top and sprinkle with remaining 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar.
  • Bake until cake is golden and a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack and cool to warm, 10 to 15 minutes more. Invert onto a plate.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Days away August 4-7,2009d

After Aiden's birthday Darren had a few days off so we decided to head out for a few days of camping. We mentioned this to Grandpa & Honey and they said the were in! So we packed like crazy people and headed out the next day. We were in such hast to get a spot during this hectic season that we didn't even stop at Costco, this was big! Well we managed to wrangle a camp spot and enjoyed a few days away. Sam loved the tent and was quite a willing participant to go to bed at night! Even Bronwynne had a good time but didn't managed enough of leash time as she would have liked.

Aiden's 5th Birthday August 3,2009

Monday evening we all got together to celebrate Aiden's 5th Birthday. A BBQ of hamburgers, hot dogs, tasty salads and some scrumptious deserts were had by all. Sam enjoyed running around with the kids especially when they all had a chance to bounce on the trampoline. When all was said and done it would seem that Aiden had a terrific day.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

51' Ford visit from Grandpa August 1,2009

We had coffee with Grandpa this morning as he came over to help with a plumbing problem that we were having. Darren was only home from midnight last night to lunch this morning. So Grandpa was kind enough to come over and lend a hand with the situation. And to Sam's surprise he came in the hot rod, well we couldn't let the moment pass without taking a few snaps.