Thursday, August 18, 2011


This summer I found a swapping site that i am really enjoying.  Swap-Bot is awesome I have made some new friends and participated in a few swaps.  before vacation I made the following 2 bookmarks for one swap.  I'm really looking forward to seeing what i get in return.


  unfortunately the pictures don’t show enough detail.  but i was in a hurry to get them out the door and into the mail before leaving.


This month we went back to Fish Lake Alberta, I really like the campground.  It has everything that we need for everyone to have fun.  The kids love to swim off the dock, Jamie can fish and we can all enjoy some time in the canoe, plus Charlie really has fun chasing the squirrels.

IMGP5724  Here is Charlie and Jamie enjoying a little time sitting in their chairs.


IMGP5743  Our second night we moved to a site near the lake.  Much easier for us we could leave the canoe down near the water and not worry about it.



Thursday, August 4, 2011

My Favourite Chocolate Chip cookies

The other day i made these cookies for the kids, next time I will need to double the recipe so that maybe they will last a little longer.  I have seen this recipe a lot lately on blogs, I wish I could remember where i came across it.  I just can’t but I have been making them for a few years now.  I think the pudding in them makes them so good.  The kids like it when I use banana or butterscotch pudding.



Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add pudding mix, eggs and vanilla. Combine flour and baking soda; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Drop by teaspoonful's onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

This morning I woke up a little early made coffee, checked my emails, Facebook and SparkPeople accounts.  It's a little overcast outsid...