Sunday, July 12, 2009

I don't know what day I should be on...

so I thought I'd post a few of what's been going on the past few days. While I have some spare time (aka: not doing laundry, dishes, cooking or picking up after younguns!)
These are Mike's nephews on the lovely Spiderman slip-n-slide. It wasn't slippery enough so the kids put dish liquid on it to make them slide faster! And I've been wondering what ever happened to the plain old yellow slip-n-slide. Can you even buy those any more?

This is what we did on Saturday. Or attempted to do anyway. The fish weren't biting, the crabs didn't want anything to do with our delicious chicken necks we were trying to feed them, and Mike couldn't even manage to catch any bait fish. And it was so stinkin hot we just decided to pack it all up and come on home.

And today, I made this blueberry pound cake. It was absolutely wonderful!! And so simple to make!! For any of you that might like to try it here's the recipe:

1 yellow cake mix
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup oil
3 eggs
2 cups blueberries

Mix first four ingredients. Coat berries in flour and fold into cake mixture. Bake in a well greased bundt pan at 325 for one hour or until done. For glaze, mix 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla (or 1 to 2 tsp lemon juice) and 1/2 cup hot water.

I made the entire amount of glaze using lemon juice and it was very good, but it makes a lot of it. I think the next time I will only make half of the glaze.


  1. We bought our grandson the same spiderman slip and slide! They had so many to choose from and none of them were the plain ole yellow ones!!
    Great photo's!!

  2. Great photos!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe for the blueberry pound cake!

  3. It looks like everyone is having fun even if the fishing is not great. Thanks for the recipe - it looks great!

  4. I think it's been sweltering hot just about everywhere lately. When I got into the truck after work today, the temp gauge read 108. Ugh. I think a "cool" front is coming in tonight, so only 90s tomorrow. LOL

    Sounds and looks like everyone is having a good time, in spite of the heat. Stay cool!