Saturday, May 16, 2009

136/365 Goodbye party for a friend

A few pictures of a sleepy wonder cat...

Sleepy wonder cat

We went to a good bye party for a fellow teacher. We're going to miss her so much! 

Bonnie giving a speech

Great food!

Yummy cake

Maria and her family

Good friends

Matt juggling

Friday, May 15, 2009


I was subbing for a biology teacher today and she had this very interesting thing in her room:

Also - a lovely glass bottle

Thursday, May 14, 2009

134/365 Brand new baby horse

Meet the newest member of the Montverde family. She's 3 days old and beautiful!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

133/365 S'mores cookies!

I saw this recipe and was inspired! 

I did make some changes - here's my version:

1 C. butter, softened
3/4 C. white sugar
3/4 C. firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 large eggs
1 3/4 C. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
8 graham crackers (the whole rectangle), crushed into crumbs
3/4 C. milk chocolate chips
3/4 C. semi-sweet chocolate chunks
1 C. mini marshmallows
2 Hershey's chocolate bars, broken up

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cream together butter and sugars, beat until fluffy.
Add egg and vanilla, beat together.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, and graham cracker crumbs.
Gradually add graham cracker mixture to butter mixture, beating until combined.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop dough by heaping tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 7 minutes, remove from oven.
Quickly press marshmallows and chocolate bar pieces into each cookie.
Return cookies to oven and bake for 4 minutes.
Remove from oven, cool completely.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

132/365 Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is my mom's birthday! 

Here she is in her new robe, having a relaxing morning.

With the flowers my brother gave her for Mother's Day

One of the roses


Monday, May 11, 2009

131/365 A lovely day in Miami

Today we celebrated family and my mother. My brother and I surprised her by me coming down unexpectedly and him giving us a spa day. 

The day began with a beautiful sunrise in Miami

And then we had some spa time

The day ended with a family dinner

Sunday, May 10, 2009

130/365 Miami times

A trip to Miami yielded some lovely pictures!

Plumeria tree in my mother's yard

Squirrely, one of the kitties that lives in Miami with the family

And his brother - Buddy