Thursday, December 31, 2009

Time Capsule

Ten years ago while hoarding bottled water,toilet paper and other essentials to survive the millennium bug we also stowed various items in a time capsule to be opened at the end of the decade. Most everyone who was in attendance at our tree burning/new years party that year placed something in the capsule.
We'll open the container this weekend and take a look back. I'll post more info about what's inside in a few days. If anybody wants to drop by and take a look just come on by.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Get Well Wishes

... to Cathy and Kale following their procedures. Hope everything went just great. Rest up. We're all thinking of you.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care - have a wonderful Christmas. Love to you all. Wild O's

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Another Day . . .

Another December birthday. Happy #2 Jaden!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Cara!

Tried to move a picture here, couldn't get it to work. Darn! Such a nice picture too! Anyway, hope your birthday was very nice. Love Mom , Dad & Amy

Saturday, December 19, 2009

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Rum Balls

Step one
- buy RUM
- Bacardi 151

The original recipe is the Bourbon Ball recipe in the Joy of Cooking. If you use the cookbook version, the dough is always to dry.
So my rule of thumb is -
add more rum.

  • 2 T cocoa
  • 1 c powdered sugar - sift cocoa and sugar together in a large bowl
  • 1/4 to 1/2 c rum ( sometimes I add a little Triple Sec)
  • 4 T light Karo - mix in 1 c measure (you may need more of this mixture if the dough is to dry)
  • 2 1/2 c vanilla wafer crumbs - that's about 1 box vanilla wafers ground up in the food processor (the original recipe allows for ginger snaps as an option - might be good)
  • 1 c chopped pecans
  • Add crumbs and nuts together with the cocoa and sugar in the large bowl.
  • Add liquid and mix.
  • If crumbly, make more rum/Karo mix and add a little at at time.
  • The dough should be a bit sticky since the cookie crumbs soak up liquid as they sit.
  • Form into bite sized balls and roll in granulated sugar and store in air tight container until time to serve.

These are very strong - use regular rum if you want milder Rum Balls.

Do not eat and drive.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Double Up

Must be a time warp. I'm sure that was only yesterday. Happy Birthday girls!

Trisha is a birthday girl

Birthday greatings sis.

Make my some cake

XXOO big brother

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Latest OU Graduate

I finished all my coursework and passed my comprehensive exams, so I now have a Master's degree in Museum Studies! It is good to be finished after 3 years of studying online courses and travelling and working at the same time. Today is commencement ceremonies in Norman, but I am having much more fun in Colorado enjoying my grandbaby Orin.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Will Turns 1!

Will celebrated his birthday on Monday with a first ever bite of cake, wasn't too sure about it.
Happy 1st Will, so glad you came into our lives, we love you very much!
Grandma & Grandpa

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Baby Bro is 40

Jason doesn't look a day over 40. Horses and boats may have been replaced by MOPAR, but early on....
Happy 40th Jason - Here's to 40 More!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Snapfish: Home

Snapfish: Home

Happy SWEET 16 Amy!

Hope you get all you wish for on your 16th birthday!
Love all the Wild O's

Thursday, December 3, 2009