Wednesday, May 25, 2011


This is a list of Summertime Smoothies that can be enjoyed on a hot day.  The weather here is not cooperating.  It feels like it might snow, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying a glass. Today I had the grape banana smoothie.  It was luscious.  For each Smoothie listed below, mix all ingredients in a blender and serve in cups! Enjoy!
Grape Banana Smoothie

1 medium banana sliced
1/2 of 12 oz. can of grape juice concentrate or 1 cup grape juice
2 cups cold milk
2 cups ice cubes

Peach Smoothie

2 cups apple juice
1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt
1 banana
1 cup peach yogurt
1 1/2 cups frozen peach slices

Mango Smoothie

1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup orange juice
1 banana
1 cup pineapple sherbet
1 1/2 cup frozen mango slice

Raspberry Smoothie

1 cup orange juice
1 cup rasberry yogurt
1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt
1 banana
1 1/2 cup frozen raspberries

Strawberry Lemon Smoothie
2 cups lemonade
2 cups frozen strawberries
1 cup strawberry yogurt

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie
2 cups strawberries, frozen or fresh
1-2 bananas
1 1/2 cup juice
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups ice

Orange Julius
1/2 can frozen o.j. concentrate
1 1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups ice

Pina Colada
Bacardi frozen Pina colada
1 1/2 cup cold water

Berry Blast Smoothie
1 cup apple juice
1 1/2 cup lemonade
1 cup frozen raspberries
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup raspberry sherbet

Monday, May 23, 2011

Tulip Girls

Lu Lu thought of this creative activity all on their own. Her older sister joined in to make one too. I love that the girl in the first picture even has petal slippers.
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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Hard Work

On our way to Twin Lakes this weekend, we passed Round Lake and saw the construction of some new tepees. The poles are stripped of bark except for the tops, which still have the needles, which adds a contrasting effect. They seem to glow in the setting sun.
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Friday, May 20, 2011


Nature and all it's beauty, gets my deepest respect. The further from shore and the deeper the water, the bigger the exposure of tree roots. My daughters climbed under and through the roots. Sitting on top as if queens on thrones.
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Thursday, May 19, 2011


This is the foundation we found as the water level fell.
Education is a good foundation for life. This weeks quote comes from Nelson Mandela, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ring around Lake Roosevelt

It looks like a big ring around the bathtub. The water is so low, that we did indeed, find the old town that was underwater. We use to be scared to swim out very far because we didn't know what was under the water, it was so deep and dark down there. Now I see, there was no reason to be scared. The only thing we found since the water abated were some rocks and tree stumps. Sorry for the lack of posts recently. I am currently studying for the GRE. That stands for: Graduate Record Exam, so I can apply to graduate school. There are three sections and I am terrified of the math! It's been so long since I was in math class. Hopefully it comes back to me, just like riding a bike, here's to wishful thinking!
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