What's in a Name?

Ecstasy (n)- 2. Excessive joy; rapture; a degree of delight that arrests the whole mind; joy may rise to ecstasy. (Websters 1828 Dictionary)
Doldrums (n)- A sate of inactivity or stagnation.(Dictionary.com)

Friday, April 30, 2010

Everyday with Kayla Kay

Amanda has asked me to do some blogs about recipe's that we love or just some fun new things that i have tried. i am trying to find some good, new recipe's that i can use in my every day life, i have tried to do a new recipe every week. i l hope you enjoy the posts. Thanks sis for letting me do this.

Whoopie Pies

I love to make homemade whoopie pie. i have tried many different recipe's but this seems to be the favorite with my friends, family and me too. Give it a try and let me know what you think. i guarantee that whomever you serve this to will not mind the experiment. : )

Whoopie pies recipe

- 3 3/4 c. Flour

- 2 c. Sugar

- 2 tsp. baking soda

- 1 tsp. salt

- 6 TB- vinegar

- 3/4 c. oil

-2 tsp. vanilla

- 2 c. water

- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl ( no need to separate the liquid and the dry). Mix on medium speed until batter is smooth, no lumps.

- Put 1/4 c. ( or whatever size you want, feel free to experiment) batter on greased cookie sheet ( i can usually get 6 patty like disks on each sheet) and bake for 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

- Cool completely on a wire rack.

Boiled Frosting Filling

Now many of my relatives and friends hate frosting, but i have yet to meet anyone who doesn't like this frosting.

7 1/2 TB. Flour

1 1/2 c. milk

- Mix together in saucepan over high heat. Stir continuously until mixture is very thick. Cool completely.

in separate mixing bowl combine:

1 1/2 c. Soft butter

1 1/2 c. Sugar

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Beat together, then add cooled flour/milk mixture and beat for 5 minutes until very fluffy

Last of all assemble your whoopie pies. Finally the best part of all, sampling your hard work.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Multi-Generational Bonding

Marshall with his Great-Grampa Chick

May we all join Marshall in enjoying those older and wiser than ourselves!!

 Wisdom is with aged men, 

With long life is understanding.

Job 12:12 (NASB)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Our Trip to PA part 4: Eklektikos

We so enjoyed our trip to Pennsylvania! God was good in providing the means and time for us to be able to go and we are so thankful to Him! This is the last installment of the "Pennsylvania Chronicles" and it depicts random moments from our visit- thus the title "Eklektikos" which is the greek word for eclectic! : )
Princess Sadie
Game night accompanied by Swedish Fish- c'est delicious!
How to open up a fossilized camera case: a picture tutorial

Success! It takes a professional to open a camera case!
Princess Sadie taking a siesta
Angelina: Whoopie-Pie Smell Tester, B.A.
Guten Morgen Ethan!!
The coolest grocery store ever!
And what is THIS??? Information on this winnner ice cream to be concluded in July....... ; )

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Oh the joys of strong cheese....

This is a video Mom discovered on TT's facebook page. Stick it out to the end, trust me!

Monday, April 12, 2010

A Tale of Three Goofy Girls and a Foolish Fellow

In one portion of the train museum, we stumbled upon some mannequins...
Just strolling through the museum with a lovely lady on his arm...
Getting ready to board the train with their.... rather modernly dressed and mature looking "little girl"!
"Whisper sweet nothings...."
"Dude, high five!"
"Nice to meet ya!"
"Here, let me take that for you!"
Straightening out that bow tie!
Let 'em have it, Jenna!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Our Trip to PA part 3: Train Museum

A day at the Scranton Train Museum (National Park)
For some reason, it took us awhile to actually enter the building. We couldn't seem to find the entrance!!
There was a sign on this table that ENCOURAGED people to touch things and pick them up!
Ethan's handling a piece of coal.
Waiting for a train...
Pretty Jenna Benna!

This was such a neat museum! It had many interactive displays and was so informative. For any history buff it would be very enjoyable!
Can you imagine having to wait near the tracks and carefully signal the trains with an oil lantern- if it was me, it would be flying off into the darkness somewhere!!
Enjoying the displays.

This was my favorite- notice how they've pictured a lady talking on the phone. Appropriate!
Dad learning about trains, of course!
Angela- conductress extraordinaire!
Jenna wants the train to whistle- you'll be there a long time, Ben!
A spy hole! Guess who found it?!

The box car children!
We had a barrel of fun with this one!! (pun INTENDED)
The answer is no. I will never grow up if it means no more goofy photos!

Look what we found!! ; )

This is the front of the train- the firebox. This is what it looks like when they are cleaning it, which was the most dangerous job and not at all coveted. It reminds me of something from Star Wars!
Inside a passenger train!
It is just what I picture a train would look like from an Agatha Christie mystery!

All Aboard!!
Angela in the postal car. As a postman in a train car, you had to be very quick and accurate. The post was hung in bags near the track in each town and was obtained with a long bar with a hook on the end. You only got one chance to get the bag or the mail would have to wait there until the next round!
I love the quote on this poster: The shakespearean version of "catch me if you can"!
Jenna purchasing her tickets to...... you guess!
Look what we found- a Hobo!! 
Apparently hobos had their own written codes that would indicate if there was any food around or if there were police, ect, and they would leave these marks for other hobos along the railroad tracks.
They match!!
Who's that handsome fella??

Ethan in comparison to the engine.

We all had a turn balancing on the tracks- fun, fun, fun!
"We are family..."

On the bridge to the mall- gorgeous day!
Train viewing and studying with Angela and Jenna is a recipe for a super day!!