Monday, October 03, 2005

Family visit

Photos from our visit September 22-25, 2005

Alex loves his Now.

Proud Grandpa.

Grandma gets to hold Alex.

Daddy feeding Alex.

Alex & his Mom. Grandpa is standing by.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Alex photos

I'm really looking forward to seeing this little guy along with his Mom & Dad. Can hardly wait.

Potato Cake recipe

This recipe is my Mom's favorite. Mike & I like it pretty well, too.

It's a good use for leftover potatoes, but since I put pepper in potatoes for meals, I usually don't use leftovers. It's so easy to bake potatoes in the microwave that I do that, or use instant potatoes. We don't care for instant to go on the table, but since the potatoes don't leave a taste in the cake, it's a good way to cheat. You will probably want to use a mixer, instead of just a whisk or spoon to mix this. It makes a really thick batter. Mom likes it covered in fudge, but it tends to be a little too rich for me. I prefer to drizzle ice cream fudge topping over it then sprinkle nuts on the fudge.


1 cup butter or shortening ½ tsp cinnamon
2 cups sugar
½ cup milk
4 eggs separated
2 ¼ cups flour
1 cup mashed potatoes
2 ¼ tsp baking powder
1 cup nuts
2 Tbsp cocoa
½ tsp each, salt, allspice, & cloves

Mix, adding egg whites last. Bake @ 375° for about 30 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Grandson's home

Alex & Mom went home from the hospital on Tuesday. The family is doing well.
I'll post photos of Alex as soon as I get them.

Alex's Mom, Dad, Now, & Grandpa

Alex's Mom, Dad, Now, & Grandma

Alex's room

Monday, September 05, 2005

Samantha's Wedding

My niece, Samantha married Scott Gully on August 20. The wedding was beautiful & I thought I would share some of the photos. Great couple. I'm looking forward to getting to know Scott & wish both of them the best of everything.

Father of the bride getting ready for the wedding.

The wedding cake.

Samantha with Dad, Lee Roy, & sister, Laurie.

Getting the dance off to a great start.

Sam tossing the bouquet

Scott retrieving & tossing the garter.

Texas version of a stretch limo.

About Me section of blog

In case you're wondering, I'm running 2 blogs from this site. This one, & the one for the software I use for work. The About Me section shows the same for both blogs, so I figured I should set it up for the professional world. I'm learning as I go on both of these, & hope they will get better with time.

Arrival of Grandson

Our new Grandson has arrived. He came on the scene yesterday morning weighing in @ 7 pounds 8 ounces. He's 19 1/2 inches long. His name is Austin Alexander Mann. Some of us may call him Peanut, but most will probably call him Alex. I will post photos as I get them.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Welcome to my page

I'm still working on this to see what I can get it to do. We found out, today, that the grandson, who was going to arrive last Monday, may arrive tomorrow. The excitement is building. Our best wishes to the new Mom & Dad. This is Jim & Misty, the proud parents to be.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Just getting set up

I plan to have photos & recipes as I get a chance to work on it between other projects.