Sunday, January 25, 2009

Apple Pie

Apple Pie
Tonight all the Post's will be at our place for a turkey dinner. I made homemade apple pie for dessert. Here are a couple pictures of my 2 pies. I put one in the freezer for another time. Grandma Fischer always says to freeze a pie just in case you get company. Art is allergic to cinnamon, so I didn't sprinkle cinnamon on the pie I am making tonight.

I love the pie crust recipe. It's so flake and yummy! Here is the recipe.
Pie Crust
3 c. flour
1 t. salt
1 1/2 c. shortening
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. vinegar
cold water (~5-7 T)
mix salt and flour, cut in shortening
Mix in egg, vinegar, and water.
This should make 3 crusts
Bake at 400
Apple Pie Filling

1 c. sugar
2 T. flour
1 t. cinnamon
1/8 t. nutmeg
1/8 t. salt
6-8 medium sized apples
2 T. butter
combine sugar, flour, salt, and spices.
Mix in apples.
Fill pastry, dot with butter and put the top crust on -
make sure you cut out "vents" in the top crust.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Relaxed & Calm

Those of you who know me well know I haven't been a big Obama fan......I saw this picture today and couldn't help but start to like Michelle. In all the hoopla going on in her life look how relaxed and calm she is next to her man. This is something I need to start focusing on again. I remember the trips to San Diego to visit Art and this is exactly how I felt once I arrived.

#1 Song the Day You Were Born

Do you know what the #1 song was the day you were born? Have no fear I am here to help. Here is a link where you can find more useless knowledge. :)


Listen to this's rather funny. You might need to understand how the state of North Dakota is though to get the humor.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

North Dakota!

This is the reason I have decided not to move back to North Dakota!

a winter poem- unknown
its winter in north dakota
and the gentle breezes blow
seventy miles an hour
at thirty five below

oh how i love north dakota
when the snows up to your butt
you take a breath of winter
and your nose gets frozen shut

yes the weather here is wonderful
so i guess i'll hang around
i could never leave north dakota
i'm frozen to the ground!!!!!

I am 4.0238747553816 years old in dog years

I think the most troubling thing of this whole post is the part highlighted below

29 November 1980

Your date of conception was on or about 8 March 1980 which was a Saturday. - Aaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ok I didn't need to know that!!!!!

You were born on a Saturdayunder the astrological sign Sagittarius.Your Life path number is 4.
Your fortune cookie reads: If you would be loved, love and be lovable.

Life Path Compatibility:You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 4, 8, 11 & 22.

You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 6 & 7.

You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 3, 5 & 9.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2444572.5.

The golden number for 1980 is 5.

The epact number for 1980 is 13.

The year 1980 was a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 2/16/1980 and ending 2/4/1981.

You were born in the Chinese year of the Monkey.

You were born in the Egyptian month of Menchir, the second month of the season of Poret (Emergence - Fertile soil).
Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 22 Kislev 5741.

Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 23 Kislev 5741.

The Mayan Calendar long count date of your birthday is which is12 baktun 18 katun 7 tun 8 uinal 8 kin

The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 6 April 1980.

The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 6 April 1980.

The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 20 February 1980.

The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 25 May 1980.

The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 1 June 1980.

As of 1/22/2009 9:31:19 PM ESTYou are 28 years old.
You are 338 months old.
You are 1,469 weeks old.
You are 10,281 days old.
You are 246,765 hours old.
You are 14,805,931 minutes old.
You are 888,355,879 seconds old.

Celebrities who share your birthday:
Jon Knight (1968)
Kim Delaney (1961)
Cathy Moriarty (1960)
Jeff Fahey (1956)
Howie Mandel (1955)
Garry Shandling (1949)
Chuck Mangione (1940)
Peter Bergman (1939)
John Mayall (1933)
Diane Ladd (1932)
Vin Scully (1927)
Madeline L'Engle (1918)
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (1908)
C.S. Lewis (1898)
Busby Berkeley (1895)
Louisa May Alcott (1832)

Top songs of 1980
Lady by Kenny Rogers
Upside Down by Diana Ross
Call Me by Blondie
Starting Over by John Lennon
Another Brick In the Wall by Pink Floyd
Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen
Rock with You by Michael Jackson
Magic by Olivia Newton-John
Funkytown by Lipps, Inc.
Another One Bites the Dust by Queen

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 4.0238747553816 years old. (You're still chasing cats!)

Your lucky day is Thursday.

Your lucky number is 3.

Your ruling planet(s) is Jupiter & Neptune.

Your lucky dates are 3rd, 12th, 21st, 30th.

Your opposition sign is Gemini.Your opposition number(s) is 5.
Today is not one of your lucky days!
There are 311 days till your next birthdayon which your cake will have 29 candles.

Those 29 candles produce 29 BTUs,or 7,308 calories of heat (that's only 7.3080 food Calories!) .

You can boil 3.31 US ounces of water with that many candles.

In 1980 there were approximately 3.6 million births in the US.

In 1980 the US population was approximately 226,545,805 people, 64.0 persons per square mile.

In 1980 in the US there were 2,406,708 marriages (10.6%) and 1,182,000 divorces (5.2%)
In 1980 in the US there were approximately 1,990,000 deaths (8.8 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.
Your birthstone is Citrine -->The Mystical properties of Citrine
Citrine is said to help one connect with Spirit. Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Yellow Topaz, Pearl, DiamondYour birth tree is
Ash Tree, the Ambition
Uncommonly attractive, vivacious, impulsive, demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious, intelligent, talented, likes to play with its fate, can be egoistic, very reliable and trustworthy, faithful and prudent lover, sometimes brains rule over heart, but takes partnership very serious.
There are 337 days till Christmas 2009!
The moon's phase on the day you wereborn was waning gibbous.

Monday, January 19, 2009

30 Years Together

Today is my parents 30th anniversary. Anyone who can make it 30 years is amazing!!!!
Here is a picture of my parents the day of my wedding.

Monday, January 12, 2009

It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood

Won't you be my neighbor?
Please won't you be my neighbor?

I thought I would throw a little Mr. Roger's in there since we had a 70 degree day!!!! AND the rest of the week will be 70 degrees too!!!!!!!!! This is ONE great reason to live in California!!!!!!

I was so happy to go out tonight in my short sleeves shopping. I bought a beautiful cabinet for my DH to put together.

I came home opened my mail box and right there is a JURY SUMMONS. I screamed NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. I don't have time for jury duty. I have a GREAT idea. Why doesn't the state make the people that are receiving unemployment do a week of jury duty? I bet people would get a job.

Well now my DH is putting together our new cabinet!

I can't wait for it to be dont!!! Almost there!!!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

3 Reasons I wish I lived closer to my family!

1. Not every dad will wear a bonnet with their daughter!

2. My parent's aren't embarrassed to throw on a bib!

3. When you're thirsty you just go to the nearest water pump!

There pictures were taken when my parents and Lacey were visiting over Christmas. Art and I took them to Old Town Sacramento.

2008 in Review

January 2008
Happy New Year
We started the new year with putting a puzzle together took us about 2 weeks

February 2008
Wedding Planning, Valentines, and 2 year dating Anniversary

Save the Date Cards (actually mailed them in December)

Asked Lacey to be my MOH & Amber to be bridesmaid
I sent them a picture through myspace.

March 2008
Our wedding shower

April 2008

Everyone that attended out wedding!

May 2008
Art turned 40!

June 2008
Amber Graduated from High School

July 2008
Mini vacation to Monterey

August 2008
We thought we were going to see the 49er's play Brett Favre but the day after we bought the tickets he went to the Jets.
sooooo disapointed for about a month until I was able to get even BETTER 49er vs Jet tickets. Second row!

September 2008
I was able to go to Michigan to see Julie and meet 2 of the newest babies!

Julie and I have a tradition were we dye hair and always have cake! No tradition was lost on this trip!!!!

Danielle made us the yummy cake!

October 2008
Honeymoon Cruise
Baja Mexico for 7 days

Halloween - Viking & Cowgirl

November 2008
A VERY Exciting birthday surprise. Mom flew Nellie to ND!

First Thanksgiving as Husband & Wife

December 2008
49er's vs. NY Jets
One last football game to see Brett Favre Play!
(see the tiny arrow..that is Brett!)
Christmas with the Post's and Fischer's

What an eventful year!!!! Wonder what 2009 will bring?