Thursday, August 26, 2010

Such a large Area with beautiful well kept grounds See the chair at the right edge! just imagine sitting there and having such a view of your horse running to make you some Mo'Money :o)
Do a close up to really  appreciate these views
Part of the Churchill Downs Complex
outside on the terrace of the Stake Room
I think about now y'all are about sick of wedding pictures!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Where are my pictures?

I couldn't be in two places at once! behind the camera taking pictures for my benefit and taking them of myself ...I choose to take them for my pleasure later..
That's me in the light lavender dress on the floor
However when Cecil and I were the last on the dance floor remaining to be the last couple being married the longest (62 years) someone holding my camera took that picture..which was mostly on "video"...anyhow maybe at a later date someone will show me a picture they took of Cecil an I..until then ..this is it!

More of the Wedding ..

Vanessa,(my daughter( Renee (my grandson's wife),Louis (my grandson ,Virginia (my granddaughter and namesake :o)

Mothers of the Bride and Groom
Valerie C. White & Jennifer M. Williamson

Two lovely ladies attending a happy occasion.. the uniting of their children in Holy Matrimony.

Larry and Jule Stephenson ( I may have spelled that wrong) Uncle and Aunt of the Groom

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Bridal Party
Thanks to my friend Jilly who was able to lighten the picture and I was able to use it to show on my blog
Everyone looks so nice I'm happy to show you..and the Ring Bearers are there too!
Flower Girls (Sisters) Camille and Cecilia Moore

Today is Sunday, the day of rest!!

I'm going to rest today if it kills me!! I'm tired and I'm feeling it...I watched TV this morning in  my P.J's and had breakfast at the same time.. I made some cheese biscuits yesterday and left some to cook for this we  cheese biscuits,cheese and eggs (two different cheeses) bacon and sopped a little syrup with it...while watching American Homestead and Folkways..(we love those program) and always complain that we should have had a farm!  Judge Judy wants to be 6' tall :o)
Y'all enjoy your Sunday and rest if you can ..That's when we always end up working the hardest...

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Here we go! into the wild and unknown future!

Cecilia and Camille Moore
nieces of the Groom

Here comes the Bride Alexis with her Dad Steve Mudd, that name will be changed to White :o).... ( Somebody pinch me to stop that :o)

Bits and Pieces of the Wedding Pictures I found

Stakes Room at
          Churchill Downs This was one Classy Room
My Daughter who is Mother of the Groom

I finally located the pictures of the Wedding...but I'm not able to tell which is which..somehow they have been moved around and I have to test each one ..ugh!...I'll show them to you in bits and pieces...

Happy and Smiling family of the Grooms side
In the Chapel waiting for the Ceremony to begin :o)There is Aunt Jule,(from Las Vagas) Aunt Brenda (from Washington DC)and in the background is the New Mr and Mrs Kingrey (Lauren and Dereck from Arizona If you do a close up you can see my Son (he is in between lauren and Dereck)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I've had a really hard time getting done with this Pear project! I'm still working  hard to get it done..and I'm greedy when it comes to making a nice cobbler with them..I dried some  and Cecil loves them ..guess I have to keep hi happy since he did help with the peeling...some went into the freezer, either way I need a good quart to make a small cobbler for Cecil and I ( I should say Cecil he always goes back for seconds, I take a good dip the first time :o). I love knowing what's in my jars anyway...Now here's a new batch to put away...Half are promised :o)  to others. That's a lot of work and a lot of joy!
I need more jars,and or freezer space ...Thank Goodness  i cleaned out that closet..Now I've got more room:o) for filled looks
pretty neat..I'll show a picture later...

Thursday, August 12, 2010

It's canning time again!

String Beans with Potatoes and some just String Beans

Yesterday was started early for us and good thing it did...the early bird catches the worm
and we caught a nice fat one :o) Our intent was to get some nice skinny string beans from the Farmers Market..and blessed us it was our second  vendor, which I could have missed for them being the last ones down the isle...needless to say we were busy as bees, into the night..where the energy came from I don't know but I had it ..and I was sweating bullets :o).but it was well worth the a close up you can see some string beans and potatoes in the jar and the liquid I used was the bits of country ham that I would use for seasoning in corn bread etc...I boiled it strained it and used it as my hot broth,(I'm such a smart A**) or maybe  just being taught "waste not want not".
What you see is a half bushel, the other half was put into the freezer..I blanch them, cool them,drain them and them into a gallon size baggie..this way I take out only what i need.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The last time you read about  Gingerbread's house,she was thinking she better put away these pears before the trip to a Kentucky wedding..Well she didn't do it and out of all these I was only able to get five quarts :o(
Thank God for the farmers :o)...I'll need more.
In the mean time.. I had a wonderful wedding to attend....The first born of my first born :o)
It was a lovely  Wedding in a little Chapel and the Reception was held in the Stakes Room at Churchill Downs..It was picture perfect in every way..
I Took movies and single pictures...(now to find them :o(  and put them here in order .

Monday, August 2, 2010

Today I made Laundry Detergent

Today I decided to try my hand at making some laundry detergent..with Bleach alternate :o)....I've made soap before , with the old Lye< but that's hard to find these days and so I got out of the habit ..(I've got plenty of recipes for it)...any how!  there are quite a few recipes out there on the Internet, and they all just about have the same ingredients..
I chose to make this one because I didn't have the 5 gallon bucket required for the other...and I wanted to try the powder ..I had been saving little chips of soap (mostly dove,ivory,and dial....(I must have had at least two or three bars if they were whole)...I used my new big food processor to grind them into small bits like they were shaved and blend them with the Borax and Washing SODA...It was so darn easy left me speechless...The recipe is as follows...
1 bar soap  
1/2 cup Borax
1/2 cup washing SODA  (don't be confused with baking soda)
Blend all together....use 1 tablespoon per load...
The reason I underlined because it's so hard to believe...I didn't trust it so I used 2 :o)
Well, I hate to tell you what I spent for that bottle of tide you see! will become a relic...Cecil says he has a bucket for me in the shed...I'll be making the liquid soap next.
I could add a 1/2 cup vinegar to my white wash if I like ...the smell will dissipate in the drying..So I don't need to buy bleach..I love to save a dollar..If anything changes I'll let you know...