Sunday, April 10, 2011

Week in Review - Spring Break revisited

How do I cram in all that I did while on Spring Break?
Lots of pictures, that's how!

Spectacular and Powerful !

Dinner out at a The Ronanoke Inn
Built in 1914 and still a great hang out!

Play Dates!
Spent hours playing with all 3 1/2 of them!
We talked about Ila's birth.
Planning and getting ready for this special event.
I'll be Kimmy's Doula, again!
Coffee Date with Tom.
Carillon Point,  my favorite place to be! 

This is where we sat.
The body of  water is Lake Washington.

Bird watched.

We were introduced to Redbox.
I highly recommend the movie, Secretariat.
A movie for the whole family.

 I baked and cooked almost everyday.

Here is my newest baking experiment.
Peanut Butter Cookies with NO flour.
These cookies are sooooo easy!
•1 cup creamy peanut butter, not natural-style
•1 cup granulated sugar
•1 large egg

Preparation: Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
Roll the dough into approximately 1-tablespoon-size balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets, about 1 inch apart.
Use a fork to press down on the balls and make a cross hatch pattern on each.
Bake the cookies, rotating the racks halfway through, for 10-12 minutes, until puffed and golden. Let cool for a few minutes on the sheets, then remove with a spatula.

My Spring Break was like having a Saturday, all week.
Back to work tomorrow.
I'm rested and ready for the end of the school year.


  1. Looks like so much fun! We saw "Secretariat" too and really enjoyed it . I like the easy peanut butter cookie recipe. Thanks for sharing. Hope your next week at work goes well for you.

  2. What a lovely spring break ... full, but still time to have those much-needed coffee breaks. :) I'll have to get a copy of "Secretariat." Heard it was good.

  3. A week of Saturdays, I like the sound of that! :) Looks like your break was wonderful, Christine!
    I saw Secretariat and really loved it! It's one that I would enjoy seeing again!
    Wishing you a FAB new week and a
    wonderful last term of the school year!

  4. Christine,
    It looks like you have a great spring break, like your idea that it is like a Saturday all week!
    Wayne and I will be taking somedays off next week, however... it will be to gut the new house. Hopefully we can make time to go down the street for coffee together! We watched Secretarariat last weekend and found it to be wonderfully inspiring! Have a great week my friend!

    Dee Dee

  5. Looks like you had a blast!! You visited so many beautiful places!! It must be so amazing to live near all those wonderful places to go see!! That waterfall is just awesome!! What a display of God's amazing power!! :)
    That peanut butter cookie looks so Gram always used to make the ones with the Hershey's kisses in the middle. My fave. :) :) :)
    A week of Saturdays does sounds great to you school-house folk...But I'm looking forward to MY "Saturday," tomorrow!! :) Starting with Dayton at 8 AM. It's supposed to be 80 here. I can't wait to soak up some sunshine. :)
    Have a great day at work tomorrow. ;) BLESSINGS for a great week. :) :) :)

  6. Thanks for spending your time with us and helping me out. I love you.

  7. Looks like you had way more fun than . . .
    tackling "projects" around the house.

  8. Thanks for sharing your Spring Break with us! It looks like you had so much fun!! I LOVED Secretariat also AND peanut butter cookies are my favorite! Thanks!

  9. I love your "what I did over spring break" post. Sounds like it was a relaxing break. I'm positive that you needed one, too. Schools can suck the life out of you, can't they?

    I am going to put those cookies on my MUST TRY list. I wonder if you could do them with Splenda, too. Then, they would be totally guilt free. Woohooo!

  10. wow. ..what a wonderful week! Hope work wasn't TOO bad to get back to! :)

  11. Christine, Your photos say it all, what a wonderful spring break.Thanks for sharing.

  12. Christine, I loved getting to tag along on your spring break! Looks like you enjoyed every moment of it! Kim looks so cute! Can't wait to hear of Ila's arrival... we are looking forward to our Baby Boy arriving, too (though so far he is just Baby Boy). Hope your days back at work are going well. It will be summer before we turn around good. blessings ~ tanna

  13. Looks like a great spring break! How exciting planning for special Ila's arrival! Agree...the movie Secretariat is amazing! Love Red Box, too!

  14. Oh awesome, I had mid-wives on my last three and home births, I have always wanted to be a doula...blessings to all and what a wonderful spring break

  15. Wow what an awesome Spring break. Sounds you had a great time and did oh so many neat things!! I am new to your blog and am so glad that I found it!!


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