Hey Everyone, I am so glad to keep in touch with everyone this way. As many of you know, I had a baby boy 5 weeks ago, Aiden Michael. So I now have two kids, a girl and a boy. Alexa was 2 in March, she is a lot of fun, keeps me busy. Was a big change going from one kid to 2. I had my one year anniversary in March, but 3 years together. I am off all summer for maturnity leave, I go back to work August 22. I plan on spending a lot of time at the lake, and at the pool up at the golf course. Still working at the Humboldt county sheriffs office as a dispatcher, although shift work is/can be hard on family life I love it, it's different everyday.Thats my life in a nutshell. Looking forward to hearing about everyone else :)
Soo It took me over 3 days to figure out how to Blog..But I finally got it out thanks to Kate!! Shanny this is an AWESOME idea, It has been great to read up on everyone!! I am living up here in Seattle, which I have a love / hate relationship with.. its beautiful.. but so rainy. Bret and I moved in to a cute house in the Suburbs... a far cry from my good 'ol Santa Barbara days... but i actually love it, minus the 100 children I try not to run over everyday in my neighborhood.. if only suburbs just housed mid 20's couples! Im still working at the Canadian Dist. Company.. going on 4 years now, making sure the great people of Canada get their Starbucks . Now that summer is finally here.. we will be out on our boat every chance we get & going on as many Vacations that we can afford. Including the beautiful Jena's Bachelorette Party in Tahoe which I CAN NOT WAIT to party with all you Humboldt Honeys!!
The Neely's drive me crazy, but I must say they have a really good recipe for banana cupcakes. (For those of you who don't watch the Food Network, the Neely's are an annoying couple that have their own show). This is the best banana bread/muffin/cupcake I have ever had in my life. I am not a huge fan of baked goods, but these things are amazing.
I switch the recipe up a little bit. I use fat free sour cream, because you can't taste the difference and sometimes I use whole wheat flour. If you do use whole wheat use the brand Gold, it tastes better, do not use King Arthur (too dry). Sometimes I put chocolate chips in them sometimes nuts sometimes both. Also, I make plain cream cheese frosting (cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter, vanilla), but the molasses stuff they make could be good. FYI do not use fat free cream cheese it has a weird consistency and it tastes bad.