Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cutest Giraffe Ever

Here are some pictures from Zoie as a Giraffe this Halloween. She thought this was great. She got to wear a fun costume (which she loved) and she got a fun purple pumpkin that only got cooler when people started putting candy in it.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Just like mommy and daddy

Wearing mommy's shoes
"Helping" push the cart

(ok confession, Lorriane was actually the one cleaning)

Wearing mommy's head band

Monday, October 25, 2010

Bee Prepared...coming in March

a new Vercler is on it's way.

Brian, Amber, and Braden had the best shirts on Sunday that showcased their coming arrival.

Let's just say Aunt Laura is really excited.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


We have been actively working to teach Zoie the names of her family. She does best with the shorter names. Here is her saying "Joel" with a little treat at the end.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Baking Bread

My friend Kasey M. introduced me to a wonderful book, Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a day. It is a great book that shows you how to make bread dough that you store in the fridge and only takes minutes to prepare fresh homemade bread. And it is FABULOUS!! I'm hooked.

I baked my first loaf today. We dipped it in Olive Oil and seasoning (which it hardly needed). Mark and Zoie agree...more tomorrow mom.

You can do all kinds of breads with it and it's so easy. Since you keep the dough in the fridge, it's easy to make it for dinner (not that our loaf made it that long).

My first loaf
Thanks Kasey for the tip...I think I'm the next unofficial member of the marketing team.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010


If you've talked with either Mark or I over the past year, you have undoubtedly heard about two things Zoie and our basement project. Well Zoie is just as cute as ever but the basement project took a massive step forward this week. We hired someone to come put up the drywall and paint our basement (normally we would do the paint ourselves but he offered us a pretty sweet deal, so we took him up on it).

The first picture is the basement living room in the "after state" the next 3 are "before" and the final 3 are "after"

Family room and kitchenette area

Family Room & kitchenette area



Family room