Friday, May 23, 2014

Throwback Thursday 5.22.14

Every time I post a Throwback Thursday pic, I plan to blog about it, yet each time, I forgot.  

Yesterday evening I was over at mom's house and as I was leaving, I saw this picture hanging on her fridge and thought to myself, that would be the perfect throwback picture.

So this is a picture of my momma, my daddy and me :)  I'm in momma's belly!  
Taking it back to 1975...the year of ruffled shirts and crazy prints!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Golf Carting Around New Harmony

Saturday morning, Shawn, Gavin and I loaded up in the car and headed to New Harmony for an afternoon of tooling around town in a golf cart!

We had lunch at a little artisan shop called Bliss, which was yummy and definitely recommended!  We had their sandwich meals which included a grilled wrap, chips, bottled soda, and a scoop of homemade ice cream.  Shawn and Gavin got the club wrap, and I got the chipolte chicken wrap.  Both kinds were yummy!  And bottled creme soda drinks....yummy!  We saved our ice cream for after the golf cart ride.  

This was also the place that we rented our golf carts from.  Notice I said carts, plural.  I'll get to that in a few minutes.  The rates to rent them were $13 for one hour, or $40 for 4 hours.  We weren't sure how long we would need it out for so they let us just take it out and then settle the bill when we got back.  The owners of the shop were super friendly and super nice and gave us some tips and ideas about where to take the golf cart.




After lunch, we loaded up in the golf cart and off we went!  The day was sunny, but the weather outside was chilly so it's a good thing we all had jackets with us that day.  I had capri's on and was wishing I would of had jeans.  We started out tour down the trail to the river and then came up behind the big white visitor's center and under the old bridge.






It was coming up the hill from the bridge that we first encountered the golf cart problem....the battery was dying!  Are you freaking kidding me?  We were quite a ways away from the place we rented the cart from.  Shawn tried to call them and let them know the battery was dying, but they didn't answer.  So we drove all the way back to the store on very little battery or juice.  We explained the situation and they immediately got us a new cart. 

We saw 3 different wedding parties that day too!  Everyone seemed to be having fun!




Once we made it back to the shop, we swapped out the golf carts and we were on our way back out again! We spent about an hour this time riding around back to the bridge and visitor's center, down by the river, to the park, and then just around the town.











Uncle Shawn wouldn't let little man drive the cart, but he wanted too.  The next time we do this, I'll make sure he gets to drive!  


In addition to golf carts, they also rent these surrey's.  We saw a family on them while we were out.  While they looked like fun, I think I'll stick to the golf carts!  LOL! 




We had alot of fun doing this and will definitely be back for more golf cart riding around!

Making Homemade "Cheesy" Pizza

Friday night for supper instead of going out to our usual Mexican restaurant, I thought it would be fun to make homemade pizzas with Gavin!  I let him make a mini pizza for himself and then I made the ones for Shawn and I.  

He was adamant with me that he needed a dough roller to roll out the dough, but quickly realized that wasn't the case with the kind of dough we were using.  Some cooking oil and his little fingers worked just fine :)

First you roll out the dough...



Then you spread on the sauce...


Then you add the pepperonis...


And make a smiley face with them...


I missed the step with the crumbled up hamburger cause I crumbled it on for him.  But he did conclude at this point that the pizza was already looking very yummy!

Then you add the cheese...


Lots of cheese.  After all, this is a "cheesy" pizza.  He made that joke up! (You have to see the video on FB to understand this joke! I'm also going to attempt at posting it at the bottom of this blog post too.)


Then you bake it in the oven and have a delicious yummy pizza!


And a video of the whole process....complete with a little puppy tapdance as the background music...



Thursday, May 1, 2014

Easter Egg Hunt @ the Rockport Park

On Saturday before Easter, I joined Beth and Gavin at the Rockport Park for an Easter Egg Hunt and festivities put on by Abundant Life Church in Newburgh.  They had an egg hunt, hot dogs, chips, cokes, cotton candy, face painting, barrel train rides, and bounce houses!

The egg hunt was a complete bust for bubby though!  He ran hard and tried his hardest, but only ended up with ONE egg!  I was sad for him :(  But there was alot of kids and it didn't seem like there was that many eggs.  I knew he'd make a quick recovery at our church egg hunt the next day though.







The lone green egg!  At least the egg was his fave color!


Barrel train fun!



My cousin John's sweet daughter Anna Grace :)


Who wouldn't love to look cute and be carried around all day? :)