Tuesday, December 19, 2017

A Gift from Puff!

Our elf Puff left the kids this "chocolaty candy". It does contain traces of cocoa....but not enough to be deemed chocolate!

Friday, December 01, 2017

The Famous Toaster Ornament!

We roll with two of these on our tree - one in near mint condition.  

Monday, November 27, 2017

A Trip to Sse Coco

To close out the Thanksgiving holiday.  We all gave it good marks!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


This frog was hanging on the side of our house checking things out!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Beef State!

Haven't seen this Nebraska plate before... I think I prefer the classic Chimney Rock plate!

Friday, November 10, 2017

They do an elaborate Veteran's Day program at Jack and Elle's school.  Jack got to introduce his Veteran Grandpa!

Friday, October 06, 2017

Elle's Halloween Pumpkin Kitty

Elle made a pumpkin kitty last year that was a hit!  Until she dropped it and her tail (the stem) broke off!

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Monday, October 02, 2017

M&M's Jump the Shark on this one!

Strawberry Nut doesn't even sound good.  I was tempted by the Lemon Fudge Stripes featuring Despicable Me 3 in the background and they were quite good.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Gathering!

We gathered in downtown Jonesboro in September, 2016 to celebrate Mom's life.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

The Great American Eclipse

This was the "money shot" from Gainesville, FL. 86% of totality. Somewhat underwhelming all in all....

Friday, September 01, 2017

Hello Kitty!

Make me some ice cream please!   We finally tried making ice cream in Elle's Hello Kitty ice cream maker.  It never froze but made for a great shake.  There mistake was hours as the bowl was supposed to be in the freezer a few 12 hours prior to the big churn.  We'll try again this weekend!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Gators v. Huskers!!!

The benefits of living in a big-time college town like both Lincoln and Gainesville are cool!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Famous "Stevenson" Banana Bread

Here's the famous banana bread recipe passed down through the Stevenson family to it's current resting spot in the Tangeman family.  This recipe yields some of the best banana bread you'll ever eat!  Steph laments the middle of the bread will sometimes collapse but in my view that's the secret goodness.  Moist, flavorful and basically the best way to rid yourself of 2-3 browning bananas!

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Jack Turns 10!

Jack turned 10 today!  

We had a family day of celebrating and Elle and I tricked him with magic candles that re-light themselves after being blown out!   They worked!

Thursday, August 03, 2017


We scored a hard to find massive chunk of the kids favorite Myzithra cheese from The Cheese Lady in Michigan!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Deep Fried Twinkies!

Who knew Hostess would actually make a fried twinkie!  Watch out state fairs.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Ready for Dinner!

Jack's ready for dinner while a "monkey in the middle" game happens in the background.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

My Spider Web - A Poem by Jack Tangeman

My Spider Web

My spider web is a work of art.

You know, we spiders are pretty smart.

My spider web is pretty.

My spider web is STRONG!

My spider web catches bugs.

My spider web is BIG!

If my spider web gets ripped apart,

I work and make more art!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Falling Colors - A Poem by Jack Tangeman

Falling Colors

Leaves as red as cherries are twirling down.

Leaves as orange as fire a whirling down.

Leaves as yellow as the sun are swirling down.

Then all the colors turn crunchy brown.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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