Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Yummy Yummy in my Tummy

Can you say..."Cheese Steak Baked Potato"   YUM
I was first introduced to this wonderful meal about a year ago but this is the first time I've prepared it for my family.

I bought these steaks at Costco...not your steakum I can tell you that!!

and then I baked some potatoes....

made the steak with some onion :)

Makes my eyes tear just looking at it.....

put it on the potatoes AND added some cheese :)
I love cheese....

And to make it most delicious I added some sour cream... HEAVEN!!!!

It turned out just as I expected and I don't think I will ever eat a plain baked potato again :)
(The picture doesn't do it justice but you will have to trust me!!!)


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Orioles Baseball Fanfest

Today I took the youngest two kids to Fanfest.  Its  function which takes place every year before spring training begins.  The fans get to meet some of the Orioles players, take pictures and get autographs.

There was a lot of fun things for the kids to do.
They tried to throw strikes.

Hit home runs.

Meet mascots.

Get their faces painted....Jake didn't want his painted but Gabe was all for it.

We hung out with Casey a little bit over at the WBAL booth

 and I got to meet Brady Anderson.....AGAIN!!!  EEEKKK  :)

I know its love :)

We had a great time and even got to walk through some snow!....although there is none in the pictures....just thought I'd mention the snow that we had in the morning....which is still on my lawn...but not on these sidewalks :)

Jake and Brianna

Hope you all have a great week and while I wore my Orange and Black today...

it's all Purple passion tonight and tomorrow!!  GO RAVENS!!!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Antietam in Winter

During the Christmas break we took a little day trip to Antietam.  This time I followed the Map of the battlefield and toured the stops on the Auto tour in order. 
We really had an enjoyable, educational day and if you want more information about the battle at Antietam click on this link.

I also found out that on the first Saturday in December they have an illumination memorial where they light a candle for each casualty of that day!  I will definitely be marking my calendar to go this year!!

I just wanted to share a few pictures of our day there....most are of the scenery and I added a little watermark to the pictures...just my name but let me know what you think.

This is the Maryland Monument which pays tribute to both Union and Confederate soldiers from Maryland

This tree was by the Clara Barton Memorial

I believe this is the Miller Farm

Tree in the Mumma Farm Cemetery

The Sunken Road...also known as the Bloody Trail

Burnside Bridge...I could stay and take pictures of this bridge all day!

Antietam National Cemetery

Antietam National Cemetery with "Old Simon" in the background.
The monument text says "Not for themselves but for their country"
Bloody Trail

We had a really nice day and even saw a few snowflakes.  I am really excited for the next school break so I we can go exploring some more.
Thanks for looking and I love feedback!


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Happy New Year

Hard to believe its been a month since my last post.  Time certainly flies!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. 

On Christams we finally met Casey's brother Gene (whom we had no idea even existed until the day before Thanksgiving.)

The story is that a young man in the Air Force in the 1960's

was in France and met a young lady.....one thing led to another and a little boy was born..... there's not much known about the time between then and now except that Gene had been looking for his father for many years.....

He found us almost a month after Mr. Milton died.  And while the timing stinks we have made the best of it!!

Gene came to visit us for a few days and fell into the chaos here as if he's always belonged. We went to a concert, a Raven's game (woohoo)

And toured Fort McHenry

We had a wonderful time getting to know Gene!!

On another happy note......Its's Playoff Time Baby!!!!    Happy Festivus!!!! 

Go Ravens!!!!  :)