Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Break!

It's spring break and we are having a great time!

Saturday we did yard work together as a family and am always so happy when the kids think whatever we are doing, if we are doing it together, is a blast! Even picking weeds :)

We spent yesterday at the beach with friends. So much fun. I always get burnt the first beach day of the year no matter how much sunscreen I slather on. The kids must have the Peruvian skin gene from their grandfather because they are all fine and well on their way to being perfectly golden. I am red and a little tender. Do you see our sand castle in the back? The kids wanted to build Hogwarts. Playing in the sand is fun at any age!

I finished reading To Kill A Mockingbird. I love to reread classics. They never disappoint. I am also reading fluff - something by Emily Griffin. Much needed. Yesterday I received Life Without Limits by Nick Vujicjc from Book Sneeze. He spoke at out church a few weeks back and I'm very excited to review it.

We spent some time at the grandparents house this weekend and enjoyed long stretches of watching Food Network with my girls. Because we don't have TV at our house it is a real treat to relax and watch some cake challenges and Chopped with little ones that love it as much as I do. They are such cool kids!

I made Pioneer Woman's Chocolate Sheet Cake and it is nothing short of perfect. I am not a big cake eater but this cake was awesome. It took 30 minutes from start to finish and made with ingredients I had on hand. I froze some of it so will let you know how it holds up to freezing. Try it. Everyone involved will be glad you did.

It's Wednesday and we still have 5 more days! Woo Hoo!


  1. Sounds like you and your family are enjoying Spring Break to the fullest! Thanks for sharing your experience; I love reading about it.


  2. I am green with envy. Our spring break isn't until next month:-(

  3. I haven't had cable in over 2 years and use ... you can still watch some food network shows on your computer there for free...


  4. Can't wait to visit the beach in a few weeks!!! Looks like the girlies had a great time! And I LOVE her cake. All of her recipes are perfectly delicious!

  5. That cakes looks amazing!! Sounds like a good time was had.