It's still all mainly about the Melo (look whose picture is prominently placed at the top of this page!), and what we're in to, up to, and trying to do, and all of the other good bits in between.

October 16, 2008

Front Porch - Ta Da!!!

Front Porch
Originally uploaded by kckellner.

The front porch is finished - I just wish it was summer so I could sleep out there. You can actually walk barefoot from inside the house on the porch down the steps. I can't wait til we get the landscaping going in the spring. Now, for the real comparison I need to find the before pictures!

October 05, 2008

Safety bear!

A black bear at Mt. Rainier
Originally uploaded by kckellner.

We saw this little guy (thankfully no mama present) up at Mt. Rainier this morning. He was just wandering around the lodge - Josh got some great pictures (and a little close). Fortunately, the rangers showed up to shoo the little guy away from the lodge and nobody was eaten.

The weekend up at the lodge, recently refurbished by Josh's firm, was great. Although the weather did not allow for any hiking, it cleared up our last morning for a great sunrise -- complete with snow!

October 02, 2008

Greatest recipe for M&M cookies ever!

Supe, incredibly yummy!


1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
As much of a big package of M&Ms of your choice (plain, peanut, dark, peanut butter)


Preheat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. In medium bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt; blend into creamed mixture. Stir in M&M'S. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and centers are still soft. Do not overbake. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; cool completely on wire racks. Store in tightly covered container.

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October 01, 2008

Peeps don't let peeps vote Republican!

Peeps don't let peeps vote Republican!
Originally uploaded by kckellner.

It's like eat the vote instead of rock the vote!