Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Best in the land

Back when we used to grow a garden  we always had lots of zucchini squash this time of year. AND that meant only one thing. Honey would make zucchini bread. This summer time treat soon became one of Karlie's favorites. And since she doesn't have too many favorite foods we do like to oblige her when she does have something she enjoys to eat. 
We have not had a garden in a while, and although there's zucchini in the grocery store it's just not as special as the homegrown kind.
The other day, someone sent us some from her garden.
Karlie got that look in her eye.
I went downstairs, and Honey looked up her recipe. Her recipe book is chock full of tried and true favorite recipes mostly written in her own hand.
So today, we made Honey's Zucchini bread because
her recipe is really the best in the land.

Bake, cool and serve with Carb-ease. I love some carb ease and it's a perfect combo with Zucchini bread.

Honey's Zucchini Bread (probably copied from Southern Living Magazine at some point.)

Combine in a bowl
3 cups flour
1/2 t baking powder
1 t. salt
2 t soda
Set this bowl aside
Combine these ingredients in another bowl
3 eggs
1 cup oil
2 t vanilla
2 cups sugar
mix well
1 cup crushed pineapple
2 cup shredded zucchini
add the flour mixture slowly blend well
add 3/4 cup chopped pecans

Pour in greased floured pans, cook 350 for 45 mins  cool and turn out.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Stone Mountain

 We took a trip to Stone Mountain to the see the laser show last weekend.
 This was Emily's first trip to Stone Mountain Park.
 The rest of us have not been in a while either. 
 It was starting to fill up on the lawn so 
 Karl grabbed our blankets to stake out our place while the rest of us rode to the top of the mountain.
 Jolie had been to the mountain earlier but doesn't remember it...
 It was very cool and breezy on top of the mountain....very relaxing.
 You could see the Atlanta skyline in the distance although it was hazy.
 Shek and his selfies.
 Jolie poses for me.
 Emily took several photos of Jolie...I love this's so carefree
She captured such joy just moments before Jolie fell and scrapped her knee. We headed inside found the park ranger and got a band aid...and headed back down the mountain to show Daddy...

Soon the laser show started and we saw all the old favorites of the show and some new things too...

Summer memories....are the best.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Just Keep Swimming

 Jolie started swimming lessons last week.
 On Day One, Mrs Sloan reads a book to the class about swimming safety.
 Mrs. Sloan and her Daughter were the teachers. Jolie knows them well as we carpool with them.
 Making a blow fish face...
 floating on the back with Isabella
 Learning to float
 Waiting for a turn

 GET your whole head wet
 Learning strokes from Ms. Bella
 Swimming lessons are fun.

  1.  Practicing the strokes

 More practice
 Learning the strokes in the water
 Swallowing a little water.

 Time to dive for pennies...
Jolie found seven pennies...

Swimming lessons were fun; We will be heading back again for another week of swimming lessons next week...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


I love shoes, Karlie loves makeup and clothes, Jolie loves playdough,  Zach loves guitars, Karl loves boats..but Shek? He loves socks.

Everytime we go to the store, Shek checks out the socks. He gets a new pair, calls or texts Gam to tell her about it, takes photos of them ....He loves his socks. He has all these fancy athletic socks. He loves getting a deal on them at Marshalls or TJ Maxx.

Shek and Zach take an afternoon walk...but first, Shek finds his awesome socks.

These are his latest socks. I love the neon color... These are the current favorite.

Headed to tennis sporting some awesome socks.