Is it fall yet?

Look at this beautiful autumn color!  It’s in our neighbor’s yard so I think technically we don’t need to rake the leaves when they fall on our side. 🙂  Click it if you want to see it a little bigger.

Those wires are attractive, aren’t they?  I don’t think we can do much with them, but I guarantee they will be strung with festive lights for most of the summer.  Par TAY!!   You’re all invited.  Cold beer and sangria in abundance.  And tri-tip. Mmmm.

…. and YES it must be fall, we’re trying to take Christmas pictures.  Mostly we just got Christmas Fail pictures.

They’re making me laugh, so I’ll share one:

Cannot get all of us looking at the camera at once.  The one time we had all dogs and one cat looking at the camera Bob and I both had our eyes closed.  Goob layed down in the next shot.  Sigh.

And for dessert …


1 (3 1/2 oz) package instant chocolate pudding mix
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vodka ( I used Chocolate Vodka ymmmm!)
1/2 cp Bailey’s Irish Cream or Kahlua
1 8oz container Extra Creamy Cool Whip, thawed (or use real whipped cream if you dislike the chemicals)

Mix pudding and milk until well blended
Add vokda and Baileys, mix well
Fold in Cool Whip. Divide into individual servings
Store in freezer

Um, do I need to say these aren’t for kids?  No, of course not.