Friday, January 27, 2012

Cor & Em, january 27, 1943

today would have been 69 years for my grandparents, sadly my grandfather has passed but my gram is still a kicking at eastwood nursing home! Today i do not have time to bring her flowers so I asked Sheena if she could do this for me. I try to do this every year on my mother's birthday and their anniversary.

Well Sheena went to the nursing home with Alex and she said gram was in a good mood! But my grandma feels bad for me because i live with so many people. Gram kept trying to give Alex a kiss but he didn't want anything to do with that. All the employees just loved Alex too but he felt uncomfortable with all the attention!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Heikki Lunta fireworks

jan. 21st, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

anise candy

2 cups sugar

1 cup white syrup

1 cup water

powdered sugar

Boil together till hard crack stage (300). remove from heat and add 1 tsp. red food coloring (i didn't have red, i used green) and 2 tsp. anise oil. Pour into greased 11X 7 pan. cool and crack and coat with powdered sugar. (my gram made this every christmas).

on a side note, i thought of my girlfriend Heidi while i was making this. She CANNOT stand the smell of anise/black licorice for reasons i will not write about :)

SNOW DAY!!! and kitchen update

Sunday, January 15, 2012


well, he had one until he took the glasses off....sorry bud, i couldn't help myself!

christmas, yeah, it's late

my mother made these christmas decorations and they are some of my favs

i love my sister

but i didn't always...

sheena has a leg cramp

unfortunately she asked tyler for help...


i don't know what's more funny about this...seeing lola in sheena's sports bra or knowing that sheena & lola have the same bra size :)

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Gram: (eyes closed) my back hurts, my back hurts (opens her eyes) who are you?
me: (leaning in closer) hello...

Gram: oh, cindi. you sure have nice teeth

me: thanks, so do you gram

Gram: bullshit

what a gal!