Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Little Girl Time!

J and I are off on our Mommy date!
We are going here and here.
I am soooo excited!
I am sure we will both blog about it when we get back!
Happy Weekend Everyone!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


My Zucchini Cookie Recipe
Cream Together:
1 cup softened butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Mix & Add to Wet Ingredients:
1 cup white flour
1 cup wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 small shredded zucchini
2 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 cup butterscotch chips
Drop dough by the teaspoonful onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for 12 to 14 minutes!
Enjoy, these are delicious and healthy!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


I am going to take a small break from my Nebraska pics and show you my harvest from my garden today. I thinned my carrots and had the most beautiful purple, yellow, white and orange baby carrots. I am also loving the purple beans, they are so fun and taste delicious.
We also baked several loaves of blueberry banana breakfast bread!
I am going to freeze several of them, they make great last minute gifts.
Anyone else having a productive Sunday??

Friday, July 23, 2010

Nebraska: The Whole Reason for the Trip

Grandpa Weston & Grandma Winifred's 65th Wedding Anniversary!
At the Knoll's Country Club in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Waiting for all the guests to arrive.
Matt and his Grandparents.

Some really awesome soap favors made by me and Joni!


Yummy cake with fresh strawberry filling!

Guests entering the room.
I love this picture of Grandma and Grandpa.

Jacob and Drew ready to hit the all you can eat buffet.

Morgan and her new cousin from Idaho, Skyler.

Uncle Scott and Morgan.

Baylee and new cousin, Lola.

Uncle Ron, Uncle Don, Grandpa Weston, Grandma Winnie, Jon (Matt's Dad) and Uncle Tom.

Idaho and California Furrer grandkids with Grandparents.

Our family with Grandpa and Grandma.

Grandpa with his oldest great grandkids.

No, this was not planned!
It's just a Furrer thing.
We are sharp dressers. :o)

The after party in the hotel!

Things got a little crazy in the jacuzzi.

The belly flop contest!
They were trying to get the ceiling wet.

Nebraska: Day Three

Secret service investigating some crop circles.
Just kidding.
It's our rental car.
We decided to take a drive out to some farms.

Children of the corn! :o)
One would think my children had never seen corn before.
The kids were running through some poor farmers corn field like wild banshees.

Soy beans!

Nature center at Pioneer Park!

Reptiles and amphibians have a thing for Morgan!

Walking through a prairie at Pioneer park.
It was really really humid that day.
We were dying.

Cute old school house.

Even the Elk thought it was too hot.
Shortly after I snapped this pick they jumped in the pond.

A little turtle that we almost ran over.
I got out and saved it. (Of course)

A daily ritual for us!
It was hot, we had to eat lots of ice cream!

All of the Furrer's concur, this sign speaks the truth!
We indulged almost every day we were there.
Even when we were in Omaha.
The best soft serve in the whole world.

Lots of Furrer's cramed into one hotel room to watch the World Cup Finals!
Most of us didn't want to be photographed, except for the kids, of course.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Nebraska: Day Two

This is a BIG deal!
Memorial Stadium on the UN campus.
The sign above the gates reads
"Through These Gates Pass The Greatest Fans In College Football"

Wishing there was a game.

Serious fan!

Sunken Gardens
We loved the fact that it was beautiful and free!

Kids enjoying one of the koi ponds.

I loved this place.

Lunch stop!
Our second favorite Nebraskan restaurant.
We ate there twice.
I didn't have a salad.

Corn Husker fever in the Husker Headquarters!

Even Santa gets in on the Husker action!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Day One of Our Nebraska Trip

We are traveling to Lincoln, Nebraska where my husband was raised.
We were headed to celebrate his Grandparents 65th wedding anniversary!
It had been 9 years since our family has visited my hubbys home town.
The kids are ready to go!

This was Morgan and Averie's first time on an airplane!

Picture of the family crest on Matt's grandparents' mantle.

The house where Matt used to live when he was a child and now his grandparents live there.

Matt, Baylee and Grandma Winifred

Matt and Grandpa Weston

Averie and her new cousin Gracie. The family resemblance is uncanny.

Lots of new girl Furrer cousins!
Gracie, Lola, Mckinley, Baylee, Gabriella, Morgan and Skyler.

The best pizza I have ever eaten!
I now understand my husbands obsession.

Our favorite Nebraskan restaurant!
We ate there 3 times.

Our first firefly sighting, across the street from the restaurant, on the UN campus.
Check out the tiny yellow dots.

Close up of a firefly that landed on Morgan's hand.

We had never seen fireflies before! (Besides Matt, of course) They are amazing creatures.

One landed on Averie!

We enjoyed a beautiful Nebraska evening.