Wednesday, May 27, 2009

the BIG (umpf) BAD (umpf) SQUIRREL!!!

Aubrey and Sam before the show....

The 2nd grade class performed the muscial 'NUTS'. Aubrey held the highly coveted role of one of the Big Bad Squirrels. It was a fantastic show - above average for 2nd graders I'd say!
Unfortunately I didn't get any good action shots due to the fact that I picked the wrong side of the audience to sit in.... if there's a 50/50 chance, I usually end up the underdog (:

Hanging by a thread.... literally....!

It's out now, but me oh my. That tooth was hanging around for a long time... didn't want to come out. I couldn't pull it - I'd rather squash a spider than pull a tooth! Thank goodness Shannon is braver than me. Second tooth out! (see it's replacement already in behind it? Now accepting orthodonture donations -lol!)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Hello from Wrightwood

Hello all! Beetle and I are in Wrightwood, 369 trail miles from the border. We hitched in this morning, filled our bellies with giant breakfasts, and as we were looking for a laundromat, we met a nice couple named Rob and Ann. After informing us that there WAS no laundromat, they invited us over to their place to do our laundry, have a shower, and check our email. Rob also offered me up a tallboy Coors Light, that I couldn't possibly refuse, even if it was only 11am. This last section, 105 miles from Big Bear, we did in 5 days and a few hours this morning, so we're getting in shape and starting to really move. Our feet are much improved as well. Hope everyone is doing great and enjoying the beginnings of summertime. Next stop for us is Agua Dulce. Cheers!


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

You might Remember

Hello Bauernfeind Family,

Some of you may remember a friend that Maggie and I made while fly out to Kentucky to ask George for permission for me to marry Maggie, Bridgette Nguyen. Bridgette and her boyfriend Michael attended our wedding and if you were lucky enough to get to speak with her you might have learned she is quite the proficient chef. She was on the food network a couple months back in a burger competition and places second there. Well she has been entering many cooking competitions since and recently won the national chicken cooking competition, which she won the grand prize of $50,000. She has really made a name for her self in Lexington and is now doing a daily show on LEX18 at 12:30pm show casing her talents and tasty recipes. I thought I would include a link to her site so you can all see what amazing work she does and help promote her tasty cooking. She is a very sweet and genuine person whom I am honored to have as a friend. Every time we are able, we meet up at a restaurant to share amazing food and catch up on life. We even spent time with them in Lexington at her home and she cooked an amazing dinner for us. She is open to ideas and will help with any cooking questions you may have. Visit her site and enjoy the cooking fun.


Monday, May 4, 2009

Well, I had my first Derby experience. Pete & Katherine Ward were generous enough to invite us to the his dad's box for both the Oaks and the Derby. We had an incredible time. I drank more bourbon in 2 days than I have ever had in my life. Our seats were outstanding. A few celebrity sightings...Bobby Flay 2 boxes down from us. We ended the weekend with a great brunch back at the house with Steph and Josh. A little work around the house, dinner and then Greg & I were headed back to Chicago. Oh, and yes Greg finally got to drive the 911... and as Sally greeted us as we were pulling into the garage I believe she was a little shocked to see that I was in the driver seat...yes, I took it for a little spin myself... :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

a crafty weekend

Well, to no avail, this post is backwards. This is what we made this weekend! (Will someone help me figure out how to put pics WHERE I want them?!)
Callie worked very hard hand-stitching this beautiful fabric fruit bowl together.

Rolling and stitching as we go...

This week is teacher appreciation week at school. Tomorrow is 'bring fruit for your teach day'. Callie & I decided to make this fabric bowl that we had previously seen the pattern for on the web as an Easter basket. Callie selected her fabrics, and I cut the 1 1/2 inch strips. We then proceeded to wrap the fabric strips around 8 yards (yup, that IS 24 feet!) of cotton cording.
It was a fun project ~ we bonded in the crafty way, and that's always a good thing (: