Fun Times With The Beckers

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

29 times the fun! — June 2, 2009

29 times the fun!

well, the birthday weekend went off without a hitch. i will admit, yes, i do feel older. odd…

but it was a great time! filled with Raspberry Margaritas, Karaoke, Roller Derby (!), Japanese BBQ and of course, more fun times with family and friends!

here is a photo representation:
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Birthday Week Kick-off – Memorial Day Picnic with the fam
(i think aunt june loves swinging more than even sophie!)

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Uncle AJ & Chaser take a turn at the swings

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a birthday night out with my besties!

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there’s always room for a round of “Love Shack

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can you say, “Yummo!”??

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Family Photo at Tokyo Steakhouse!

mega post + photos + dinner last night — February 24, 2009

mega post + photos + dinner last night

whew… nearing the end of tuesday… FAT Tuesday! fun times, indeed!

i am uploading quite a few photos to PhotoBucket– so here we go:

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Lucy had a very fun time celebrating Valentine’s Day with her Jaunty Pink Scarf.

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She also spent last Saturday (THOR, too) at Holmes Lake for the Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics (www.sone.org) – cheering on Aunt Shelly– brrrrr!!!! Lu got to meet Herbie Husker… so that was exciting

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and then, the goofball decided to plunge herself– it was cold… she’s nutty!

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in non-dog entertainment, Thursday, we met up with the BFF for some Karaoke!!!

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and Megs was so kind as to shoot a shot of the bling… good snaps, Missy!
We had a fun time singing… and being all around goofy!

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here is AJ at the NE Bookstore – self-explanatory, i would say….

sooo– for the post about dinner last night… i am finally learning how to work the google reader, and am hooked on these (and many other) blogs…
sixoneseven – where i found a recipe for roasted red pepper soup
and a Friend to Knit With where i found (a) my newly prized dutch oven and (b) a recipe for bread with which to cook in it

so i attempted:

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first, with the raising of the bread.
the evening prior (post Oscars) i tried for the wheat version. that yeast must have been bad… no rising here.
so in the a.m. i made a white flour version – by the time i was home from work, it was raising as suggested in the recipe. yea me!

i decided to move forward with BOTH loaves, because, what did i have to lose?
it was like a science experiment in my own oven… (though i had a pretty good idea of the outcome)

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then, to the roasting of the red peppers (i added half an orange one… because)

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so this is the experiment in the oven…

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and this is once sliced– hahaha! (experiment successful – i guess you could say!)
AJ wanted to save the wheat for the dogs– but i fear what that may do to their digestive tract… (and we all know who would receive the brunt of that, don’t we?)

so, i am a slug and didn’t get a photo of the finished rrp soup… but, yum! (i guess i could show you the empty Tupperware in which i ate from for lunch today– but that is probably a bit much for photo realism)

on the soup: i really liked it… not so sure about AJ… but i kind of prefaced his eating it by saying, “if you don’t like it…”… and of course, i made two chicken cutlets because Goodness Forbid i serve a meatless meal… he did say it was “good”… but he’s just a sweet boy, so you really never know.

and, i may be partly to blame – i never actually told him there was a pear (gasp) and carrots (oh, for shame) in the recipe… because i know all too well, that the rrp would never get anywhere near his lips…. i am learning, oh yes, i am learning….

unless of course, the hubs is reading this, and then i would say to that– i’ll only make it when i host the friends for Girls’ Night soon!! 😉 Love you! 😉 (eek!)

btw– i am suddenly a fan of greek yogurt! yum!

so, that’s quite the post… now- to rescue the sewing machine from the fix-it-guy!

Hey How Are Ya? Happy New Year! — January 6, 2009

Hey How Are Ya? Happy New Year!

Ah, 2009. No flying cars to speak of, no aliens that i know of, no threat of impending doom… but then again, i don’t watch the news, so what do i know?

But December did find a way to wrap itself up neatly and tightly. The holidays were, in a word, hitchless… if that is a word. AJ and I even managed to prepare, cook and serve a full Christmas meal for the in-laws! This one-dish girl was able to pull off various sides and even a cheesecake, to boot! yea me! (yea us!)

Here are some photos for your viewing pleasure!

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12/20/08 – Karaoking at Legends… goofy as always

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Christmas Eve at the Belka’s

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Miss Sophie modeling the no-sew tu-tu i created (thanks, Meghan!), in which i alluded to back on December 16… isn’t she adorable? and i just want to gobble up that little Chaser! LOVE THEM!
–You can find the how-to at this link

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Christmas day with the Becker’s… that’s whats left of the awesome meal we produced!

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this is me and my Sweet Susie modeling our new sunglasses from Santa!

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And then it was New Year’s Eve… Thanks to The Aten’s for hosting another fun (and meatless) event!

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I sure do like things that make noise!

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Jonny happily showed off his favorite xmas present… my fave is the protective shoe barrier!

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you’ll notice that AJ was not as successful with the big pilsner pull

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I like to call this one: “The Before”…

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…and of course, this one is: “The After”

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Happy 2009 Everyone!!!

Well, We wish all of you (okay, both of you reading this!) a very Happy New Year and wish you nothing but the best for 2009!

muah!