I love her

I took the girls to the library to turn in their summer reading logs.  As we were leaving a car was backing up and I said “Wait, he can’t see you!”  Both girls stopped and immediately started telling me it was a girl.  Bug even went on to say “besides, Dad’s would never take their kids to the library!”

I stopped for a moment and said “Well, your dad would.”  And that started a whole new conversation.  She went on to say that of course our dad would, he’s different.  Next thing I know we were talking about what makes a good parent.  She then said “Well, my kids will have a good daddy like I do.  And even if they don’t, they will have a great aunt and a great grandma!”

I love her.

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Father’s Day 2014

We started our Father’s Day like so many other families out there.  You know, waking the kids up early so they can make breakfast for Dad and deliver it to him in bed.   Bug made the breakfast burritos while Squeaky made a card and Buddy wrapped some presents.  We also had cantaloupe and homemade donuts.

This is the poem Squeaky wrote for her dad.



Daddy, you’re the best

Does the right thing

You have people that love you.

I told her next year do “Father” There are way too many D’s in Daddy.

After breakfast we packed a lunch and drove to Fort Worth for some geocaching.  Tim and I really like geocaching.  The kids, not so much.  We like the excuse to get up and GO!  They want to just sit and do nothing.   We have seen some really cool places while geocaching.  It’s really fun when it’s a new city.   Makes sight seeing easy, you just let the caches lead you!

For Father’s Day Squeaky made some SWAG for Tim.  She made some dragonfly key chains with cards that said that they were handmade by her and placed by Tim and then “Happy Father’s Day 2014.”  So we had to go around and get them placed around town in the caches for other people to find.   We found 5 caches yesterday, one was too small for SWAG so we placed four dragonflys around Fort Worth.

blogpic22  Here we are, on TCC-Trinity River Campus after we found a cache.

IMG_1728 - CopyAnd here we finished our adventures at the Botanical Gardens.  Happy Father’s Day!

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It’s been a year

A year ago we moved 1000 miles almost straight south.  Funny how a 1000 miles can be so different, yet still be the same.

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We need a hobby…

We seriously need a hobby.  We spent 6.5 total hours at the ice arena last Sunday.  All three kids are now playing hockey.  I was there from 915am – 11am with just Tim and Squeaky…and then all 5 of us were there from 4pm – 830pm.  We even packed dinner to eat between the older kids games.  So after all that hockey…you would think we would be “hockied” out.  But no, we got home at 8:45 Sunday night after all that hockey and sat around the kitchen table eating brownies and ice cream and doing guess what…TALKING ABOUT HOCKEY!!! 

Off the record, I loved it.  I loved hearing the kids all pipe in about how they thought each other had played that day.  I loved seeing the joy on their faces when THEY talked about what they thought they had done well.  Hopefully I will post some pictures soon!

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The Lost Hero

The Lost Hero, written by: Rick Riordan, is so awesome.

I like it for the adventure, and I have always liked Greek Mythology.

I have read it almost 10 times, and I have read The Lightning Theif, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse,  The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian.  This is my favorite book series.

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Dork Diaries

Dork Diaries, written by Rachel Russell, is a 282 pg. book. It is cartoon so is fairly easy. It’s about a girl named Nikki Maxwell who just moved in and her mom got her a diary, but she really wants a phone. Her opportunity to earn money for a phone appeared  one day. An art contest with the prize of $500. But Mackenzie Hollister makes life to hard. She also meets a cute guy named Brandon. And when she meets people who don’t like Mackenzie either they become BFFs.

This is the third time I have read this book. I very much recommend it. It is good for people who want to laugh or think their life is bad. Trust me nothing compares to her life. I mean she has a 6 year old sister named Brianna who is scared of the tooth fairy and pees in her bed.


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Early Sunday Morning: The Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows

Early Sunday Morning: The Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows, a Dear America book, is very good throughout the whole book. The sad part is it’s only 129 pages.

It’s  about Amber and how her dad’s job makes them travel alot. This time they move to Hawaii. She writes in a different diary every time they move. Her mom is pregnant and has to eat right but when the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor the town goes quiet and most stores have lines outside because they are only letting 2 or 3 people in at a time, so it’s really hard and they are greatful when people bring fresh grown vegetables for Christmas. It was a funny, sad, and an exciting book.


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Bloody Jack

Bloody Jack, a 290 pg. book written by L.A. Meyer is a really good book. It is dull in the beginning but still good. It gets exciting when she joins the HMS dolphin as Ship’s boy.

My favorite part is when Jaimy figures out Jacky is a girl and is relieved he isn’t crazy and not turning gay. I recommend it even though its a 12 and older book.


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My kind of problem

If you HAD to have a problem, I mean really, you had to pick one…I have just the ONE! 

I have an 11 year old who won’t stop READING!  I have grounded her, I have hidden her favorite books, but she just won’t stop!

She devours books.  She lives for them really.  If she isn’t sleeping or reading, she is telling me about what she just read!  

Because of her love of reading I have decided to let her use my blog to help her with her reading.   She reads so much, and so fast that I thought if she took a break between each book to write about what she had just read, it would give her a new way to express herself.

So, Spilled Milk will be having a guest writer, my 11 eleven year old!   Though I call her Bug, she is going to be going by “Ememdabom.”

So if ya need a problem…you can borrow mine.  A girl who LOVES to read!


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I almost kissed the UPS man…

And I totally would have too!  Except it was probably another 30 minutes before I knew I had the right accessory…and the guy was long gone.

Last year for Christmas my loving husband gave me a kitchen appliance as a gift.  Most men would fear this gift, but mine was smart. He gave me my long over due Kitchen Aid Mixer!   I couldn’t wait to get it out of the box.  Which was when I realized it only had the flat beater…I had no wire whisk or dough hook.  Now I know you are reading this going “come on lady, you got your mixer. Be happy!”  But you see without those accessories, you are so limited in what you can do! I can live without some of the attachments, like the pasta maker.  (for now, at least) But I wanted to do more than just bake a cake!

My husband gave me the go ahead to order my two accessories.  I went online to Sears.com.  I ordered what they had…and when the day came and they arrived…they didn’t fit!  I was devastated! I was waiting and waiting to make some cinnamon rolls that everyone was talking about, but I had no dough hook. 

I kind of forgot about the two pieces for a few months.  It was summer, I kind of forget about baking in the summer.  And then a few weeks ago cinnamon rolls recipes started popping up again.  I searched and searched and couldn’t find the part number that went with my model.  K4SS wasn’t found anywhere!!  I emailed kitchenaid and they never responded.  I was beginning to hate my mixer!  It seemed silly to have this stand mixer if I couldn’t DO anything with it! 

I went back to Sears.com and tried again.  There were some new items added to the kitchenaid search and low and behold…today when that UPS man delivered that pretty brown box to my front door inside were the attachments that fit MY mixer!!!!!!

Good thing that man was already miles away, or I probably would’ve kissed him!

Soooooo, my mixer is K4SSWH it’s a bowl lift type…and the Dough Hook that fits is K54DH and the Wire Whisk is K5AWW.   I know you didn’t need to know that…but then again, maybe you did.

Now I can go make my cinnamon rolls!!

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