Fun Times With The Beckers

All the fun, even if it's not always blogged…

Soundtrack to Life — June 30, 2015

Soundtrack to Life

I seem to always have a song in my head.


yesterday, I woke up with Polka songs bouncing around. (“In Heaven There Is No Beer”)… (why?)

Today, it’s this.

(“I slept in last night’s clothes and tomorrow’s dreams”.)

makes for an interesting day!

What’s bouncing around your brain right now?

Wait, What? — June 3, 2015

Wait, What?

Hey Howdy Hey, Blogosphere!

it’s been awhile… it’s not you, it’s me….

I promise all sorts of fun here (i mean, look at the title, for starters) and then The Beckers continue to have all the fun and don’t post a single thing here.

that’s just not fair, dear reader.

and for that, I am sorry.

I’ll try to do better.

for now. please enjoy the new look. let me know what you think! 🙂

Boden-ism — February 9, 2015


Boden walked up to me yesterday morning and said, “Mommy, Daddy farted me…”
As I summoned up all the seriousness I could muster, I asked, “sweetie, what does ‘farted’ mean?”
He explained, “it means when you are not nice and don’t listen.”

Duly noted, Sweet Boden.

Sadly, I think there are quite a few humans that may have farted more than their fair share already today.

Your PSA for the day: think before you fart.

Fuuuhdgggge — February 6, 2015
Who’s on What? — December 17, 2014
Happy Birthday Lucy! — September 27, 2014

Happy Birthday Lucy!

today’s a big day in the Becker House– our sweet pup, Lucy Jane, is 7-years-old!

so, we made her homemade dog biscuits! Thought I might share the recipe here!

Happy 7th Birthday, Lucy! Enjoy your biscuits. Don't forget to share with your friends!
Happy 7th Birthday, Lucy! Enjoy your biscuits. Don’t forget to share with your friends!

Dog Biscuits:

2 1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 Cup Powdered Milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. brown sugar
6 tbsp. margarine
1 egg, beaten
1/2 Cup ice water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine flour, dry milk, salt, garlic powder and sugar.
Cut in margarine until mixture resembles corn meal,
Mix in beaten egg.
Add water.
Work dough into a ball.
Roll out dough to 1/2-inch thickness.
Cut with cookie cutters.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Remove & Cool.

*Mods: i used white flour, because that’s what I had. I tripled the batch, because I had three eggs I needed to use up. I like to bake this, and then shut off the oven and leave it in for a few hours, or over night to really dry out the biscuits. If you don’t do that step, they end up being softer, but don’t keep as long….

we used various cookie cutters– dog-shaped, cat shaped, bone shaped and dinosaur shaped!


if you end up making this, let me know what you (and your pooch) think! 😉

#runningtruths — August 31, 2014


just logged six miles – #BOOM! and here are the things I was thinking about today:

  • 6 miles is far. 
  • apparently the neighborhood frogs have been playing frogger… and not very successfully, i might add
  • i wonder how big that blister on my foot is going to end up being

and this final one is more like a #runningdeepthoughts:
what would this world be like if humans always communicated what they were thinking and feeling? Not just in the vein of being rude/brutally honest, but also to better define emotions?….

i know… deep…. talk amongst yourselves.  

wakey-wakey — August 28, 2014
Boden-ism — August 27, 2014
Red velvet banana cake — August 19, 2014