Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fun Florida-Georgia Saturday!!

Hi Everyone! Saturday was the annual Florida-Georgia game and I usually make some goodies and have friends over for the game, however everyone seemed to be out of town this year! So it was just Jim and I hanging around the house and enjoying this rivalry we've had for over 25 years..........and I'm happy to say that it came out well for me again this year!! Go Gators!! It did take Overtime this year and that was a bit stressful! But they did pull it out in the end and I'm a Happy Gator that lives deep in enemy territory with a daughter that lies within the enemy camp (she goes to school there)!  Oh well.....I'm good for another year here in Georgia!!!

So I wanted to share what I made for the dessert part of the goodies this year......something new I've been wanting to try and they came out well. I started simple with the cake balls. I got this recipe from one of my favorite new blogs to read, Bakerella. I even bought her book to use! 

These are what mine looked like with her book!
 Don't they look yummy???

  I just think these cake pops are a very cool idea and so many ways to decorate!! I stayed simple today and they turned out well.....will definitely be trying these again for the holidays!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

New Basement Living

Well the basement is done and mostly furnished, it will still be an ongoing project for some time. However the living area is complete, except nothing on walls yet. We got the new TV hooked up just in time for the Florida-Georgia game so that we can enjoy it even larger than all of the others.
That's a genuine antique piano......It was Jim's grandmother's and we had it refinished a few years ago. It's absolutely gorgeous, but it's heavy to move! The insides now need help, but there isn't anyone that plays it so it won't do a lot of good!
And you can see into the exercise room and it's definitely getting it's share of use as well.  Still got to find a new treadmill.....got years of use out of my old one and it finally got chunked as we began work on this basement.


And on the other side we've purchased a little counter height table with drop leaves and two chairs.....you can view the TV nicely from it as well!
Used all of our old furniture and it works well down here!
And I'm working on the computer down here.....didn't know if the wireless would work here or not, but yeah, it does!!
So we have lots more room for visitors if you would like to come and see us!! And you all know who I'm talking about!!!
Come and enjoy the basement with us soon!!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Weekend in Kentucky

Wow, it's been a whirlwind weekend! Lots of fun things in Kentucky. Here are just a few:
When was the last time someone pumped your gas???

In Harrodsburg we found that station. Ft. Harrod is the oldest settlement west of the Allegheny Mountains and recreated old fort there. This NEAT old tree is there although it is the unofficial champion tree.

And of course there is Keeneland.....today was the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup. We didn't stay for the entire slate of races, but managed to see 4 of the races. Won $2.80 (on a $2 bet) in Race 2 with a horse called Nina Fever. Jordan's dog is Nina, so that is why I placed that bet....highly technical betting!!

Then we spent the late afternoon at Ashford Stud Farm (American division of Coolmore Farms of Ireland) where Justyn is employed now. The farm is just gorgeous!!


And then back to look at the land we looked at yesterday.....what do you think?? Would this make a nice farm for Justyn and Jordan and in a bit of time Cheryl and Jim?? We really like this one!! This is from the high point looking back to the big line of trees. It's just a bit over 30 acres!

One never knows.......stay tuned!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Saturday at UGA Tailgate

Well, it's true......I went to a tailgating party on Saturday in Athens and actually cheered for UGA. I know those of you that know me, find this hard to believe, since I am a die-hard Florida Gator fan. However, my daughter is a senior at UGA and almost all of my friends are UGA fans (hard to believe when I only live 40 miles from Athens I know!)
 
Jim and I were invited to tailgate with friends on the lawn of Global Escapes, which happens to be situated on South Milledge Ave., so it's right in the thick of action on Bulldog Saturdays. 

This is Jim with two of his best friends from "earlier days". That's Chuck, Jim, and Charles! It was a beautiful day, you couldn't have asked for better weather, the food was fabulous and plentiful and made some new friends. One of which was Ella the owner of Global Escapes and I will be calling her to help in planning my trip this summer to Costa Rica. We are planning a trip there this coming summer after The Wedding, The 60th Birthday, and The Retirement!!! All of those are great reasons to take a fun trip and just relax and enjoy!! Any of our friends that would like to join us on this trip, let me know and maybe we can get some better rates!!


Oh....by the way....several friends have already inquired, I wore white shorts with, a black shirt on Saturday.....no pictures of me (I'm always behind the camera). I did buy a UGA bracelet that I wore on Saturday, but that will be Jordan's now!!!