Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Tim Tam Slam

Since our son brought us three packages of Tim Tams from Australia last month we have been saving some (as in rationing). For a long time they sat on the higher counter in our kitchen as a testament to his visit. One day I put a package in the frig. An Internet research on the proper way to do the Tim Tam Slam acquainted me with the information that it works best to use cold cookies. The next morning both granddaughters accused us of eating the Tim Tams. Hannah does not even like Tim Tams but missed seeing them. She does not like Oreo cookies, so what do you expect?

Kelsey and I were the only ones brave enough to do the Tim Tam Slam. We bit off opposite ends of the cookies and then used it as a straw.
The rest of the family missed out on a real treat. Tim Tam Slam cookies are the best!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sunday Bike Ride

On Sunday we went for a bike ride with the Matt, Malissa, Kelsey and Hannah. We all prefer to ride on the paved trails. Not far from us are miles of city trail. The hassle to load up our bikes to ride the trail is worth the effort on a lovely day like yesterday. Until recently M & M had a van. Without the van we needed to improvise a way to get all six bikes transported. When Warren made the bike rack for our pickup he made it to hold four bikes. With careful work we can squeeze and strap in all six bikes.

Helmet Time

More Helmets

Resting? Or waiting for me?

Arranging all six bikes for the trip home.

It takes many hands to get the job done.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Morning Sun

Red Sun Rise

Last Friday morning I looked out our second story bedroom window and the sun was a bright red. I attempted to get a photo of the beautiful sun. First I took a couple of pictures out of our bedroom window. Those pictures were fuzzy and the sun was not red. In my PJ's I went outdoors and took several more photos. I like the above one best. The sun shows up white but it was a flaming red ball. There is surely an explanation but I can not guess why.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tim Tams

We came away from our Australian visit last year with a love of Tim Tam cookies. Stacey started us off with the generic version with the warning that the real thing was better. Soon we were buying packages to bring home. By the time we landed in America our suitcases were stuffed with about a dozen packages to eat and share.

Monday our son was here on a brief visit while in the States on business. He left us with three packages of the Aussie Tim Tams. They come in a lot of flavors, everyone has one or two they like best. I have my favorites but if the truth be told "I like them all!!!"

There is one package with a delicious dilemma chance. One year's supply of Tim Tams or a holiday is the grand prize. I dare say the year's supply may be the most expensive option for the company. We will definitely visit their site to see if we have won. .... Yea, you must be an Australian or NZ resident to win so when my number is the grand prize winner, my winnings will have to go to our son, daughter in law and their kids. That will prompt another visit from us as they will have to share!

It was wonderful having Rhett visit. He was sent on his way with hugs and kisses for his family and some of Mom's cookies for his road trip travels.