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Monday, April 11, 2011

Allen’s Angel’s Relay for Life Lasagna Dinner and Talent Share

Tonight was the 3rd annual Lasagna Dinner and Talent Share for the Allen’s Angels Relay for life team (like you couldn’t figure that out from the title of this post Smile  )

Rachel accompanied Ron on “The Rose”…one of my favorite songs ever.  They did an AMAZING job…see?

Ron sings “The Rose” accompanied by Rachel


Rachel introduced herself and gave her reasons for being a Relay for Life team member (Both of her Grandpas are currently being treated for cancer)


I love listening to my daughter play the piano!

Everyone who participated in tonight’s Talent Share did a beautiful job!  Way to go Allen’s Angels!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Crunchy Taco Dip

Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it! Although I can freely admit that I would NEVER have made this recipe if I’d have just stumbled across it, because…well…it just sounds kinda weird. But really—you should try it. It is about the easiest thing you’ve ever put together, and it is SOOOO so good!

My sister made this when I was visiting her a couple of weeks ago. I give her the credit for the recipe, but I don’t remember where SHE got it.

  • 1 bag cole slaw mix
  • 1 c. (or so) sour cream
  • 1 c. (or so) salsa
  • 1 T (or so) Taco seasoing
  • 2 C cheddar or Taco cheese
  • Nacho chips

In a large bowl, mix tao seasoning with sour cream. Add salsa and mix well. Add cole slaw and shredded cheese. Toss well. Serve with nacho chips. It's really yummy with Frito Scoops :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

6th Grade Variety Show

The SF-MS  6th graders put on a wonderful Variety Show recently.  Wow, we have some talented kids at our school!

Ethan made his debut performance as a baritone player!  He did a great job. I’m not sure if he’s going to stick with the baritone, or go back to the trumpet.  I like the photos better from the trumpet, though!  With the baritone, I couldn’t see the kid!


Can you see him peeking out from that baritone?


The 6th grade choir sang a few songs, too.


And then Ethan and a group of friends were in a skit. 




We really enjoyed the performances!  Great job, 6th grade!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

OK…how did I miss posting these?

Cameron turned 18!  Over a MONTH ago.  I just now realized that I didn’t mention it. 

He’s running again (track started!), so life is good in Cameron’s world right now.  He really enjoys running.  We are sure proud of all he has accomplished.  He’s successfully wrapping up his senior year of high school, and plans on attending University of Iowa in the fall.  He is a good kid and has a sense of humor that either has us rolling on the floor (he said something tonight and I said “Don’t be a smart aleck!” and he said “My name isn’t Alex!” ) or rolling our eyes (too numerous to even give examples!)

Happy WAY belated Birthday, Cameron!


Grandma and Grandpa Koch were visiting on Cameron’s birthday, so his request for dinner was “Grandma Koch’s Spaghetti!”  Worked for me, as I worked all day, and it was GREAT to let Grandma cook dinner for us!  And it was YUMMY!


His requested birthday treat?  Same as it has been since he was in early elementary school.  Pudding.  This year, I made chocolate, vanilla and butterscotch.  No candles to blow out, though, ‘cause I couldn’t make them stand up in the pudding.


We doctor the pudding up with chocolate chips and marshmallows!


It isn’t often that our kids get to celebrate a birthday with grandparents here, so it was GREAT to have Grandma and Grandpa Koch here. 

After dinner here at home, Cameron’s day got even BETTER!


Birthday cake (and ice cream…and toppings…AND cookies!) at Grandma Marge and Grandpa Richard’s house!



When it’s your birthday, you have to cut the cake…


AND serve it!


Grandpa Richard, Cameron and Grandma Marge.