Sunday, December 23, 2007

Am I Really Rich?


How rich are you? >>


I'm loaded.
It's official.
I'm the 53,205,017 richest person on earth!



RICHER THAN YOU THINK?

$8 could buy you 15 organic apples OR 25 fruit trees for farmers in Honduras to grow and sell fruit at their local market.

$30 could buy you an ER DVD Boxset OR a First Aid kit for a village in Haiti.

$73 could buy you a new mobile phone OR a new mobile health clinic to care for AIDS orphans in Uganda.

$2400 could buy you a second generation High Definition TV OR schooling for an entire generation of school children in an Angolan village.

Think about what is really important this Christmas!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Birthday, Jer



Today would have been Jeremy's birthday. Hard to believe we have no new memories of him for the past 7 years. But I can still hear his deep "hey, sis". This picture is from the Summer of 1998.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Left Out Gift

This evening we are visiting with some friends for a "holiday get-together". We all have kids the same age and it's just a fun time. However, the other day one of the gals mentions a Christmas present that she has for us and that she'll just bring it tonight. And it wasn't something little!

Shoot! I wasn't planning on any gift for them...just a Christmas card in January. So now what?

After tormenting myself for quite a while, I just decided to make a meal. Cornbread and Chili and package it up cute. Hopefully, that will show that we care without breaking the bank!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Music Day

Yesterday was music day. Three programs...9am. 1pm,& 2pm. It was a long day, but the big kids did a great job! And the little kids ate enough chocolate to last for a week! Jarrett
Judson
Mikalah & Jesse's duet
Jazzy Mikalah



Sunday, December 16, 2007

I Went To The Market...

When we have periods of time where the kids have to sit still, we play "thinking" games. Like "I spy with my little my little eye, something that is...blue". Another one we play is, "I went to the market and bought something...white".

Well, that game has morphed a bit. My kids don't really know what a "market" is. So it became "I went to the grocery store"...then "I went to Costco"...then "I went to Mall of America."

Mind you one can not buy tires (something black) at Mall of America, but for my children it seems that when you can't buy something at Costco the only next logical place to look for it is at the Mall of America.

So, yesterday we were sitting in the car, and being tired of the bickering, I started "I went to the market and bought something blue". Thinking I could trick the big kids, my item was a milk chocolate Lindt ball...they come wrapped in a blue wrapper. Are you beginning to catch on to how warped our little game can get?

After a few minutes, everyone gave up, and it was Judson's turn. We used to play that if you guessed it was your turn, but now we just take turns being "it".

So Judson starts, "I went to the market and bought something brown." After guessing chocolate, peanut butter, pop, a brown paper bag, a piece of wood painted brown..., Meredith asks if it is something you eat. Judson responds, "sometimes".

Sometimes? How can you eat something sometimes? It's either food or it's not!

Then, from the back of the van, Jeffrey guesses, "I know, I know...squirrel!"

Now I do not even remember what Judson's something brown was. I was too flabbergasted that my 2 year old thinks squirrel is something you buy at the market and eat sometimes. We've never had squirrel...I never intend on serving squirrel, much less killing and cooking it.

Well, maybe if we lived in Kentucky.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Graduation

I know it's a little early to be thinking about graduation...I'm not even done with Christmas shopping yet. However, Mikalah heard something about the class of...and we figured out what year she would graduate. and the rest of the kids.

Mikalah: class of 2015
Judson: class of 2017
Jarrett: class of 2019
Meredith: class of 2021
Jeffrey: class of 2023
Morgan: class of 2024

That means I'll be 50 when Morgan graduates. Mikalah says that's old.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Walking Lesson

It's never too early to learn to walk in heels. Just nevermind that Daddy decided to frame the "picture" forgetting that he was taking video.

video

She's a natural!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Photo Meme

Okay, I don't usually join this stuff, but this looked like a lot of fun. Deanne and Chris did it and I'm just following the crowd.

I love Google Images (unless you google "Jenn"). So, just type in the answers to the questions on Google Images and pick on of the first pictures that comes up (unless it's "Jenn", then go to the 32nd page!) Then post the pictures!
If you choose to participate, tell me in your comments!

1. Age at my next birthday:



2. Place I'd like to travel:



3. My favorite place:



4. One of my favorite objects:



5. My favorite food:



6. My favorite color:



7. My nickname:



8. Place I was born:

This was really quite a bit of fun. I also found a friend, Becca, with her son on Goggle Images when I was googling Mommy. I'm still not sure if that was good or bad, but it was fun to see someone I knew. She's famous!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Merry-Go-Round

I work 14 hour days seven days a week. When do I get off this merry-go-round?

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Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie. — Jim Davis

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Kid Theology

Meredith: Mommy, Daddy is going to die before you.

Me: Oh really, why is that.

Meredith: Because he has an oval face and you have a round face.

Me: Sweetheart, God is the only one that knows when we are going to die.

Meredith: I think I should go to Heaven soon so I can see Aunt Joy.

Me: But if you went to Heaven Mommy would miss you.

Meredith: Don't worry, I'll come back.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

2007 Honor Choir Christmas Concert

Last night was Mikalah's Girl's Honor Choir Christmas Concert. She did such a beautiful job. And she looked beautiful. They were to be in place at 6:45. The first 45 girls were given electric candles that they used for one song. Mikalah wanted to be there at 5:00! We compromised and arrived at 6:15. She was still one of the first girls there.

One of her good friends, Emily, is also in Honor Choir. We were able to sit with Emily's family. We were not able to visit, because I have two small children that need constant attention. Especially since the concert was at bedtime! Even though both Morgan and Jeffrey had really good naps yesterday, they were both ready for bed at 7:30 - concert time. Morgan made it through the first three songs. Jeffrey past "halftime".

In the end, it was a beautiful concert and we are so proud of Mikalah. However, for the Spring concert, I think we'll get a babysitter and just Mike and I go!


Emily and Mikalah. They are both growing into beautiful young ladies!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Mixed-up Christmas

I ran across this today and must admit it's how I feel about Christmas sometimes. Or more what my house feels like at Christmas.



Don't forget Rudolph is on TV tonight...set the TiVo! (or DVR)

Evidence of My Crazy Life

Painting the preschool room at the church office?
(Mikalah and her friend Kailey)
My only Thanksgiving picture for 2007.
At least the nose is clear!

Cheesy grin from a sneaky computer thief!

Sweet pumpkin
He's so cute when he's asleep.
You can see his Christmas tree in the top right corner.
The thing is like a strobe light at night!

My fake Christmas tree. Great shape, but one section of lights that just won't come on. I ended up stringing extra lights!


5 pm is just a trying time for me.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Jenny Leigh, Where Are Thee?

I have been duly reprimanded for disappearing and I could give you lots of excuses, like the fact that Webkinz has taken over every available computer in the house, but that would just be annoying. Instead, I will just tell you what I have been up to.

Thanksgiving was quiet, but enjoyable. Mike's parents headed to North Carolina to see Mike's brother, Andy. Andy and his wife and two kids are headed to Sudan with Wycliffe. While Sudan has been in the news a lot lately, and not all good (don't google it - it will keep you up at night!), Andy assures us that where they are they will be quite safe. Mom and Dad spent the night on both ends of there trip as cross-country flights to and from Billings require early mornings and late nights! The kids were thrilled to have some time with Grandma and Grandpa, though. As were we.

We had some friends that were also familyless over for dinner in the evening and the kids played wonderfully. I'd love to show you pictures, but I only have one that Muffy took and she was trying to take it of herself. Really it's just a picture of her nostril.

That picture is not really all that gross. Her nostrils are quite clear when you compare them to some of my other children.

Thursday I took Morgan back to the doctor for an ear check. She had an ear infection and I just did not think it had cleared up. Gooky nose, low grade fever, and pulling at the ear just said so. I took Jarrett along with, because his eczema seemed to be acting up. Lo and behold, turns out that Jarrett joins Judson and Jeffrey in having pneumonia and Morgan's ear infection could turn into that if we let it go.

Five down three to go. Let's hope and pray not. I thought for a moment I could blame Mike on some bad genes for the boys to all come down with pneumonia, but I was quickly reminded that I was the one that started it all.

However, while I was in bed feeling like death warmed over...wait, where did that saying come from? My mother says it, my grandmother used to say it, but really what does it mean? I felt like death, but I wasn't really dead cold yet? Dead cold, that's another morbid saying.

Anyway, my children, despite having pneumonia seems to maintain a decent level of energy. Really a two year old should sleep, but mine was hyper! Really the fever, cough and lack of appetite were our only indications. I didn't mind the lack of appetite...mine caused me to lose and entire dress size. However as I type I am enjoying hot apple cider and thin mints. If I don't close the package soon, I may eat the whole sleeve and then I'll be back in my original, post-two babies in 14 months weight.

Just in case you are wondering, 4 Thin Mint cookies = 150 calories. There are 18 per sleeve. That's math I'm not going to do!!!

But that's another thing we have been up to...delivering Girl Scout Cookies! But ours are out and done and now my freezer is stocked for the year. It really is quite a sight!

I would show you pictures of my Girl Scout - the one wearing size 7 1/2 ladies shoes and developing more curves than her daddy is ready to accept, but again, no pictures. Even if I had pictures I couldn't upload them right now, because I am on my laptop.

This is Mike's three laptops ago laptop! It has no card reader and I really had to check to see if it even had a USB port. It does, but I don't have the capability to use that with my camera. Besides my camera is in the kitchen and I am in the bathroom.

What??? No, I am sitting with my feet in the bathtub - my pink bathtub - getting ready to give myself a mini pedicure. I'm sure there are many rules being broken here. Namely the fact that my laptop is on my lap, over top of the tub and is plugged in. The biggest rule being broken is the pink tub, though!

The other question to ask is why am I giving myself a mini-pedicure? It is December, no one will see my toes. They are forever hidden behind cute socks and my Fuggs. (Fake Uggs according to Chris' fashionable sister!) Why wouldn't I show off my cute toes? Maybe because there are six inches of show on the ground and it is still snowing. Not to mention it is only 4 degrees out there tonight.

That's right all you Texas people I said 4! And those of you in Indiana - watch out - it's coming your way. Although since it has been snowing off and on for three days, I'm pretty sure it has stalled over top of my house.

This is the point where I would make sure each and every one of you knew that I really disliked winter. I think the snow is pretty, I just detest going out in it, driving in it, or getting my children ready to go out in it. And 4 degrees is really too cold for the kids to play outside, so it also means finding things for the kids to do inside. (Thus the reason every computer in my house had been occupied!)

Today we went out for a little while and it took 30 minutes for us to get ready and pull out of the driveway. Gloves, hats, boots, coats, carseats that need to be readjusted for coats, poopy diaper that needed to be changed after the coat, gloves, hat and boots, drinks, chap stick, and sunglasses! Too much!

However worth it because we were going to paint at our new church offices! I have mixed emotions about Mike being gone during the day now. I'm glad he will be able to focus better and it's nice to focus on myself and my work instead of feeling like I should be spending time with him just because he is home. However it also means he's more difficult to get a hold of (no more calling his cell in the basement), and he can't come running to help me with something, and I can't leave sleeping children to go get kids from school or run to the grocery store. Now I have to bundle them up! (see previous paragraph if you have forgotten what a chore that is!)

The offices will also hold our preschool that will start in January. Please pray for an awesome enrollment! Meredith is extremely excited about going. Although she'll only get one semester as she will start kindergarten next Fall. That seems unbelievable, but I'm still excited. Four down, two to go!

However, I must add that trying to paint the church office with six children in tow and a husband that is trying to study was not an enjoyable event. I think I'll head back some evening this week and get a lot more done!!

So now that I've caught you up my water is getting cold. Maybe next post will be nothing but pictures!

UPDATE: A salt scrub feels wonderful on your feet but not on your hands when the skin on your fingers is splitting because it is cold and dry. We usually have very low humidity and this time of year you really need to dip yourself in a vat of moisturizer every morning and evening. I just checked the weather and it is now 1 degree, feels like -12 degrees, and 68% humidity. How can it be 68% and be snowing? Is that like when we lived in Texas and it was 99 degrees and 100% humidity, but not raining?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Jarrett's Christmas List

  • calindr (calendar)
  • bolingboll (bowling ball)
  • camro (camera)
  • comepootr (computer)
  • skatbowd (skateboard)
  • pin (bowling pin)
  • webkinz
  • sooter (scooter)
  • book
  • pet mukee (monkey)
  • 200 dolrs (200 dollars in 50 dollar bills)

Shopping with a two year old

Today I went to Walmart with the youngest three. I only needed two things. When I was back to the van, kids loaded, I was wishing for a Margarita. Should I be concerned???


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

All That and the Bathroom Sink

So even though it is now Wednesday, I feel like the week is just finally beginning. Or maybe last week never ended. The craziness of the weekend has spilled over into the next week.

I have been attempting to get to bed earlier (as in before 11:30pm) so that I wake up refreshed before 7:15am when I MUST be out of bed! But here I sit, finally "catching up" at midnight. Why? Mainly because Carrie lovingly brought me a Starbuck's Peppermint Mocha. Oh, the gloriousness of it all. Caffeine and all. Thank you, Carrie, but make a note...no caffeine after 2pm! The caffeine combined with the Buckeyes that Carrie made and force-fed me have made for a tired body, but refusing to sleep mind.

So I will fill you in on the last several days.

The kids had a half day on Friday, and i knew that Saturday would be busy, so I had them do all of their Saturday chores on Friday afternoon. That's just the slave-driving mother that I am. That combined with the fact that Jill and her family were coming for dinner.

Our men were going to a high school football game that I would tell you about, but I really don't care and this is my blog, so I won't. But that left Jill and I at home with 10 children...all under the age of 12. Funny thing Jill figured out - our kids are in 6th,5th,4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st grade, Kindergarten, preschool, and then I have two extras. Isn't that kind of funny that we wouldn't overlap anywhere? But the kids all get along great, and we hardly even knew there were kids in the house for most of the night. Except of course for Meredith who was too excited that she was spending the night at Jill's house that she would ask every 20 minutes if it was time to go. Considering they didn't leave until 11:30pm, that was a lot of times to ask!

So, not wanting put a lot of effort into dinner, we did what every smart mom does and headed to Costco! We purchased four take & bake pizzas. But Costco, being the forward thinking place that they are doesn't just carry your basic pizza anymore. Oh no! This is what we had!

If you do not recognize that, it is a margarita pizza: fresh mozzarella cheese, basil, and roma tomatoes (although, those ones aren't looking very roma like - it was still very delicious). Yummy is about as descriptive as I am feeling at midnight, but let me tell you it was VERY yummy!

Like I was saying, we cleaned before this glorious pizza, child and rook-playing filled night occurred. (By the way, Jill's husband, Kyle, and I were partners at Rook and creamed Jill and Mike! Just needed to make sure I mentioned that!)

My boys were sent to clean their room after lunch. This is what the room looked like after 3 hours.

Yes, you read that right...THREE HOURS. Because I as the mean mommy make my children clean until it is clean.
Really, I think there was a lot more playing being done than cleaning. However, the threat of no sleepovers got the rest of the room clean in 20 minutes. Amazing how those threat things work!

My cleaning job was the bathroom. My pink bathroom. Now I'm not going to show you the pink, because...well, just because years from now I do not want to remember it. I also do not want to remember these sinks, but I must show you so you can sympathize with me.

It looks pretty (mainly because it was clean - you didn't think I was going to show you the dirty one did you?), but don't let it deceive you. Do you see all those ridges. They collect dust, and toothpaste, and all manner of who knows what (and if you do, don't tell me!). And they are not easy to clean. And there are two of them. But now that I have complained, I'll be thankful that there are two, that they are not pink, and that at least one of them gets both hot and cold water. Oh, the joys of a 1950's house! Oh the character, the charm...

Having done all of that cleaning on Friday, I did manage to stay in my PJs until noon on Saturday. I don't think I can remember the last time I did that (not counting the two weeks I spent in bed sick!)

So Saturday was relaxing, and Sunday was a blur (always a blur!), and I think the week has begun. I don't really know what happened to Monday, except that I won my Fantasy Football game.

Which brings us up to Tuesday.

My children have all been stoically fighting of colds of all sorts. I think that comes with the finally dropping below 50 degree days. But Jeffrey has had this cough that just won't go away and is starting to sound worse not better.

And Morgan has put together three words. Sadly, they were, "Mommy ear ouchie" Not a good sign.

So I packed up three kids and headed to the pediatric walk-in clinic. After a pleasant 45 minute wait, the doctor announced that Morgan has a double ear infection and Jeffrey is borderline pneumonia. I left feeling like the worst mommy for letting their colds go for so long thinking they were "just a cold" or a "virus that just has to go its course". But I also left with drugs!

Thank you Lord for the knowledge to create "miracle liquid"! Can I get an AMEN?

So hopefully in a few days, my whiny, clingy, fussy children will have morphed back into cheerful, happy, playful kids!

On the way home from the doctor's office, the school called, Judson isn't feeling too good.

If you don't hear from me in a couple of days...send in the cavalry!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

God Made Them Cute So They Would Live

Especially this one.

Today.


We tried some potty-training this morning. I really dislike the whole potty training thing. It's messy. It's time comsuming. It's frustrating. In two hours we had gone through seven pairs of underwear. And then we stopped. Tomorrow we'll try again until we run out of underwear. I can see a light at the end of the tunnel because there are only two left.


Don't let her beauty fool you. She can be very sneaky. And whiny. But se's awefully cute when she does it.

And then there is this one. As I type, she has pulled out the file drawer next to me so she can climb up onto the desk and pull apart the post-it notes one-by-one. She is as enamored with office supplies as her mommy.

She loves her candy, too!


And cries when it is gone!


And shakes her head no quite quickly when told to get down.


These are the curls I was telling you about earlier. Not so great picture, but it does show those adorable curls!


And when the mommy is sitting on the floor taking pictures, this is what else she can see. Time to clean under the booster seat!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Monday Musings

I just made Rice Krispie Treats.

For the first time.

Ever.

Now before you gasp in horror, you must know I do not like a mess of any kind. Making Rice Krispie Treats is messy. But I did it.

Why?

Because after being sick for two weeks, I was feeling guilty as a mom. My kids were obviously lacking "mommy time". They are whiny, their clothes don't match, and the consumption of tv and computer is way too high.

So to make up for missing mommy, I'm doing something that I equate with being a good mommy.

I'm making Rice Krispie Treats from scratch. Okay, I did not make my own marshmallows first. I cheated and used ones from the bag. And I used Malt-O-Meal Crispy Rice instead of real Rice Krispies.

I said I was feeling guilty, not insane.

But all of this made me realize that first, my image of a good mommy is very warped. And second, it is amazing how quickly Satan can place feelings of guilt in our lives.

My kids are whiny even with lots of "mommy time". And as for their clothes, I could really be proud that they dressed themselves. The tv and computer time we can work on. But that is not what defines me as a mommy!

As for the Rice Krispie Treats (don't you know there are not enough sweets in this house being right after Halloween!), just how do you firmly press them into the pan when they stick to everything??? even if it is greased?

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Costco Find

For Mike and my wedding we received three crock pots as gifts. We kept all three, used one and gave the other two away as wedding gifts. Because we were poor college students with lots of friends getting married. It worked. I still have that original crock pot and use it for small things. But it does not feed my big family.
When we moved to Seattle, someone gave us a large crock pot because it was too big for their family. They had used it quite a bit, but decided they needed a smaller one. I have used that crock pot a ton.
A couple of weeks ago when we had a cold snap, I made corn chowder in my crock pot. But after eight hours my potatoes were still hard. then I made something else and the food was just not hot. My crock pot had bit the dust.
I thought I could just go back to the small one and make do, but then I found a recipe for roast. A roast for my family will not fit in the small crock pot!
So last night while doing the weekly/bi-monthly Costco shopping trip I found this!

I don't know what we'll use the "Little Dipper" for...maybe chocolate for an after kids go to bed snack. Or to keep the buffalo sauce hot for wings. It's very cute, though!

The big one is programmable though. It has four time settings (4,6,8,or 10 hours) along with the traditional high and low. It will also change to warm when your time is up. The pot is removable to go in the dishwasher (although that takes up a lot of dishwasher space) and the pot has a spoon notch so you can leave the spoon in the pot and still put the lid on.

It's kind of fancy, but for $39.99 I am happy. This next week, more corn chowder, BBQ beef sandwiches, and chicken noodle soup! Yummo!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Trick or Treat

My little lamb
Jeffrey the giraffe

Muffy Bee showing off her stinger

Mikalah as a ceiling fan
Pirate Jud
JJ the robber

The whole motley crew





Tuesday, October 30, 2007

National Candy Corn Day

Today is National Candy Corn Day.

How do I know these things? Because that is what happens to you when you are stuck in bed for many days.

Thankfully, when I am not sleeping or coughing, I have a laptop and wireless internet to use.

And I have time...time to watch shows like Chuck. This is a dumb show, but I think the geek in all of us wishes we could use our "superpowers" to save the world. And since NBC so graciously now has full episodes that you can watch online. I have.

I've learned that Mike Huckabee is an interesting candidate and matches many of my "requirements" in a candidate from www.connect2elect.com. I learned that banks are calling for people to pay their debts on their credit cards, mortgages and cars. And that foreclosure rates are growing. I realized I really don't like Meredith Viera on the Today show.

I could be using the time for Bible study. That's what a Pastor's wife does, right? Well, when the brain does not work, studying doesn't happen. I have worked on my memory verse for Mandy, though, does that count?

But in the midst of all of these important things, I discovered that it is National Candy Corn Day.

Thanks to candyusa.org, here are some fun facts about candy corn:
  • Candy corn has been around for more than 100 years. George Renninger, an employee of the Wunderlee Candy Company, invented the popular confection in the 1880s and Wunderlee became the first to produce the candy. The Goelitz Candy Company (now Jelly Belly Candy Company) started producing the confection in 1900 and still produces candy corn today.
  • One serving of candy corn contains only 140 calories.
  • When candy corn first appeared, it was popular among farmers because of its agrarian look. ( I had to look "agrarian" up. I guessed it had something to do with agriculture and that's all it means...having to do with farming or the land. Smarter than I thought I was.)
  • The tri-color design was considered revolutionary and the public went crazy for it, but lack of machinery meant that candy corn was only made seasonally from March to November. Candy corn has remained unchanged for one hundred years.
  • More than 35 million pounds of candy corn will be produced this year. That equates to nearly 9 billion pieces—enough to circle the moon nearly 4 times if laid end-to-end.

If you want to know how candy corn is made, check out candyusa's site.

Our household is free of candy corn this year. While it is a favorite, when one has not been to a grocery store in over a week, there is none to be had. I'm sure tomorrow will bring plenty of candy to the six-pack!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Pound Cake

I started this post last week, but got distracted. I made the pound cake, careful to document each step...except the final product. No worries, it was so good that we finished it off and I had to make another one. That and we had company coming. Pound cake number two, made, eaten, and no picture. So, you are going to have to use your imagination and just know that it was so good we ate two in five days!

From that, I'm sure I gained five pounds, but now that I am laying horizontally, fighting off the flu...still...I have managed to lose seven pounds.

That in no way suggests that the pound cake is directly related to getting the flu, just good memories of food before I haven't eaten anything in five days that didn't resemble "sick food". Eggs, Popsicles, toast...thankfully this is not the stomach flu or that would be worse. I'm not totally convinced that it is the flu since it is not improving and I've had a fever over 100 for six days. Yes, I was good and went to the doctor. They sent me home saying, "it's the flu. Here's some cough med with codeine (good stuff) and an inhaler (not sure it's doing anything), now go home and rest. Mike has been an awesome husband taking care of all six kids the past few days, but I'm sure his tolerance level is waining. I'm tired of being sick and now I'm sure you're tired of hearing me tell you about it. If you call me all you'll get is my very deep,sexy voice that I can only use for a few minutes before I fall into a coughing spell.

It seems odd to combine that with a post about pound cake, but trust me...it's good!


Jenn's Pound Cake (taken from Just a Matter of Thyme Cookbook)

Cream together 1 1/2 sticks of butter...
With one pound of powdered sugar (thus why it is called a pound cake!)

Cream it together really well! Beat it until super light and fluffy!

Add six eggs, one at a time, beating well after adding each one (beat approximately a total of ten minutes). Then add 2 tsp. vanilla (just eyeball it!).
Add your dry ingredients:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt


Taste your batter - that's an order (unless you have the flu)
Pour into greased tube or bundt pan.

Bake at 350 for 50 minutes (toothpick clean test)

Let cool 10-15 minutes before removing from pan.

Then clean up your mess!


And put on your heels for a party!

Pound cake is usually better the second day after it has been cooked, but warm is good too!

***After rereading this before I post I realize one should not attempt to post while on drugs. Just copy and paste the recipe - it's the good part.