Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Thanks to Ree Drummond at Confessions of a Pioneer Woman and her cookbook ~The Pioneer Woman Cooks ~ I finally made a chocolate sheet cake that turned out perfect and was loved by all of us. OMG it is delicious! I am really loving her cookbook and if you don't have it I recommend you getting one.

Well here she is, my little girl Skye with her new haircut. She is not the poser she use to be, she turns her head away from the camera all the time now! Then Charlie wanted to get in on the fun. Doesn't she look so pretty with those bows in her hair. (Today I go for my haircut & color)

So this was Father's Day at our house. I didn't take many pictures. We had turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, parmesan rolls, gravy, corn and of course that chocolate sheet cake I am so proud of. I also made Snicker Apple Salad that I saw over at Sonya's blog A Day in the Life.... but forgot to put it out. So I am working on it myself and it's very good. Skye and Charlie had a pool party, we played sequence, watched some golf and had a wonderful day.

Thanks for stopping over. My father is still not doing well. He is still dizzy with high blood pressure and can't walk without help. Actually yesterday morning he passed out and fell in the hospital. I plan to be going there soon but was waiting to see if he was going to go home so I could help him for awhile. We are concerned about maybe having to place him in a nursing home. Doesn't make sense when he was driving around a week ago and walking fine yet they are not finding anything wrong other then the BP and low sodium. I have a post coming up on Friday that I wrote before he went into the hospital. I'm not going to change it. He turns 87 on Friday. Thank you for all the prayers, I appreciate them very much.


JDaniel4's Mom said...

I hope things get better for him. I will stop back later in the week to see how he is doing.

Thanks for stopping by.

Nichol said...

I will be thinking of your dad. Hope he is ok. That sheet cake looks delicious! Puppies are too cute!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I'll be keeping your dad in my thoughts and prayers - he's almost the same age as my FIL! :)

That sheet cake did turn out perfect! And that was quite the feast for Father's Day! :)

Your dogs are adorable! :)

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Awesome on the sheet cake - I am about to study up of cake making for the girls party in Aug.
Keeping your father in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

PW has the best chocolate sheet cake, doesn't she? So good!

Praying for your dad.

Mommy, I'm Home said...

Sorry to hear about your dad, Debby. Hope he gets better.

Goose Hill Farm said...

Good morning, my friend~

I have to admit, that sheet cake looks SCRUMPTIOUS! I just LOVE Dee, she has some great stuff on her blogs!

I'm sorry to hear about your dad. I will be praying for his healing and for all of you as well as you go through this time.


Katherine said...

I hope your father gets to go home soon. I know that must be very hard!

It looks like you all had a great Father's day, and the sheet cake looks delicious. I've played sequence; it's a fun game. Didn't know it existed until my mother-in-law introduced it to us.

Joyce said...

I like the cookbook too. I'm going to check out the snicker apple salad though because that definitely sounds like something I'd like : )

Sorry your dad is still not better...distance makes things so much more difficult. I'll keep praying.

Brandy said...

all of that food looks awesome!

Andrea said...

Praying for your is so hard.

Just Add Walter said...

prayers to your dad!

skye looks great with her new cut!

Karen Mortensen said...

I will be thinking of you and your dad.

I am glad you had a wonderful weekend. I am glad the cake turned out. I love cake.

That corgi :) said...

great looking cake! bet it tasted delicious too!! sounds like a nice scrumptious meal for Father's Day and what a great way you spent it with your husband/family

I am sorry about your dad; I look forward to reading your post about him later this week. I hope they can 'fine tune' him a bit in the hopsital so he can go back to being independent with living; I know it is hard to have to make the decision to put them in a nursing home or assisted living; hubby/brother had to recently work on this for their mom first and then dad (dad will be 87 Sept, mom turned 84 in January).

take care of yourself!! Skye looks adorable by the way :)


blueviolet said...

I don't like this news about your dad. I hope they figure out what's going on and get him well soon!

I'm so happy that the cake came out so well!

Randi Troxell said...

your dad and you guys will def be in my prayers...

and YUMMY!!! that sheet cake looks marvelous!!!!!!

gigi said...

Debby, I will remember your dad in our prayers.

I have the cookbook and I love it and I've made the sheetcake several times and it always comes out perfect! You have got to try her apple dumplings too! They are to die for, I promise.

Jessica-Lauren said...

Your Dad is in my prayers xoxo
Love the way the cake looks yummmm!

jayayceeblog said...

I love my PW cookbook and will now give this sheet cake a try. Looks delicious. Your babies are adorable! Your Father's Day feast sounds amazing. Sure hope your Dad gets back to spry soon!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh Debby thanks for the update I was thinking of you guys. I know it's not under the best circumstance but I'm glad you'll get to go spend time with him!

LOVE the pink bows too cute!

Yeah I just knew your cake would turn out! I'll have to check out that book. LOVE LOVE the dinner, I'm a little jealous I want to come stay there. Glad you had some meat too, but still veggies for your daughter too.

Lynn said...

I like the pioneer woman, too! We have made several of her recipes. I got the cookbook for my sister for Christmas. I hate to hear that about your dad. My mama is almost 85... The writing is on the wall.

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

I'm glad you made the perfect cake.

I'm sending you prayers for your father. I hope he is doing better soon.

Garden of Egan said...

What time is the cake served?

I love the cut! Darling doggy!

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

A lovely blog, a lovely post. My sincere prayers for your Father's health. Wishing you happiness, Katherine

LV said...

Blessing to you and family. I would have truly enjoyed that chocolate cake. One of my favorites. Your little puppy is just too cute.

Holly said...

Skye's haircut looks great! Do we get to see yours? ;)

I hope they can figure out what's going on with your dad and help him.

The Urban Cowboy said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your father for his speedy recovery.

Your cake looks yummy, but probably too rich for my taste.

Skye looks really good all trimmed up!

Pen Pen said...

The doggies are adorable with their summer haircuts. The sheet cake looks delicious! And I hope your dad gets better really soon!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Hi Debby,

I'll be thinking and praying for your Dad.

Looks like you had a wonderful Father's Day and that sheet cake looks absolutely fantastic!! Love Skye's new look with the pink bows!


Technodoll said...

Is there any way you can get a 2nd opinion from another doctor, have his meds re-assessed? Like you say, it doesn't sound normal :(

** positive karma for your dad **

Skye is ravishing, the little camera tease... probably payback for not having any of that delicious cake! ha ha ;)

LambAround said...

I'm sorry to read about your dad. Hopefully things start looking up soon!
I love The Pioneer Woman. This is better though because it includes cute doggies ;)
My Mom Sexy Prom 2010 post is up! Come to the prom with me!

Anonymous said...

I know from personal experience, it is overwhelmingly sad to watch your parents’ health deteriorate and you are helpless to do anything about it. My heart goes out to you.
On a light note, I love the photos of the dogs in the pool, too cute.
Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith

Paige said...

Just wanted to come by and say "THANKS" for stopping by on my SITS day! Hope you have a great weekend.

Amy said...

Hugs to all you and your family..

Wow Skye looks so different.. I love the pool party what fun and that cake is so amazing.. Yummy..

countrynmore said...

Sorry to hear about your dad and his fall. Now for Skye. It is so funny how Skye would pose for the camera prior to the haircut, but will turn the head now. And now for the cake. You did awesome there my friend.

Kirby3131 said...

I'm so happy that you made a successful sheet cake! PW has an incredible cookbook that's for sure.

Kristin - The Goat

Dena E's Blog said...

Wow Sweetie what awesome pics and the cake is looking yummy too. Skye, well she is sitting pretty and Charlie is just so handsome..
I will certainkly send some prayers up for you too Girlfriend,,I sooo understand you concern about the nursing home situation as we also have them in regards to my Mom here..
Anyhoo's Love ya Sweet Friend and Big Hugs for the notes you have left...Not much going on at my blog except on Blue mondays,,,What do I do about that????
Blessings,Thoughts and of course Prayers~~~Dena
PS:: I had wanted to post a pic of your h=andkerchief too but wasn't sure if it would get you tooo busy making more :0)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Debby, I'm so sorry your father is not doing well. I'll have y'all in my prayers. The chocolate cake is beautiful, and I bet I could eat the whole thing by myself! You sure are taking it in stride that you forgot to put something out for Father's Day. I'm so mad at myself when I do that. I've started making a list of what I cooked and checking my list before we eat a big family meal-I think that's called old age! how cute Skye and Charlie look, and I love that they had a "pool party"! laurie

Hannah Rose said...

I just came across your blog. I look forward to "following." You should check out my babyloss blog as well. :)

Libbie said...

87! What memories & stories must he hold. What a blessing! I will pray!

Skye looks fab! What a doll!

And a cake from scratch! You have been busy! I could never pull that off!

Thinking of you!

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhh.......and I thought that my mother only made the perfect cake ;o)
Hugs, Nancy

croleyc69 said...

The cake looks great.

Cute pics of the dogs and everything else.

I'm keeping your Dad in my prayers.


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