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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday on the Ponderosa. . .

After a little walk around the Ponderosa, we spent the rest of the afternoon visiting our friends, Lois and Richard and taking in some local scenery.

This is Lady and Lily.  My friend Lois won Lady in a drawing held at a local benefit. She gave five dollars for the ticket.  Lily is her 5 month old white mule!  Lily comes running to the barn when Lois calls her name. 

Some of the views of Dale Hollow Lake from a new development called Holly Bend Preserve.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Banana Pudding Pie

Banana Pudding Pie is an easy delicious dessert made from my mom's pudding recipe.  It's one of our favorites on the Ponderosa.

Banana Pudding Pie

Graham cracker pie crust
2 bananas
3/4 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups milk
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
vanilla wafers
whipped cream

Prepare vanilla pudding by combining sugar, flour and milk in a skillet.  Bring ingredients to a boil. 
Remove from heat and slice bananas into the pie crust.
Add 2 egg yolks and vanilla to pudding mixture and bring it back to a boil until it thickens.  
When pudding is cool pour it over the bananas and garnish with vanilla wafers.  Serve with whipped cream.

(When adding egg yolks to pudding mixture be sure mixture has cooled and stir the yolks quickly after adding or they will cook)

Saturday Morning Soccer

 Number three, our favorite player--he kicks, he scores, he gets his own goal out--and the grandparents go wild!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Picture Day on the Ponderosa

I make lots of pictures, but we seldom get a family group.  A couple of months ago we made an appointment with Jennifer from Art and Soul Photography, so on September 10 we all gathered on the Ponderosa for our session.  Jennifer was our student when she was in elementary school and was always an artistic, creative individual.  We had viewed the images on her facebook page and loved her style and creativity.  The weather cooperated, the people cooperated and Jennifer clicked away for hours producing some shots that were even more awesome that we knew they would be! 
We are sitting on a quilt made by my grandmother!

We love this quote it is from a book called Guess How Much I Love You and I read it to Parker.

Brynn is lying on the doll bed that Stephanie played with as a little girl.  It was a gift from her grandma purchased at a craft fair about 30 years ago.
And when Parker got a chance to pick the location, he took Jennifer over to our neighbor's farm, aka Fred's Farm, one of his favorite places in the whole world and got his picture made with the tractors.

This is just a preview, there are so many more we haven't seen yet!  We appreciate Jennifer for visiting the Ponderosa and capturing our family in photos!

 Jennifer was patient and worked tirelessly until the sun went down and we look forward to another visit from Art and Soul Photography.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Dog Days

Poor Piper, the Ponderosa guard dog, had been looking for a cool spot during the dog days of summer.  She must have decided that she would just lie under the steps and bite your ankles if you try to enter the front door! She also made a mess on my freshly painted steps.

Dinner Entertainment

 WPC:  "What do you call cheese that does not belong to you?"
"Nacho Cheese!"