Sunday, December 28, 2008

2008-12-28 Asian Night Images






After the Hullabaloo

We usually get together with Dan's (Dad) and Aunt Laurali's family after Christmas. It works out really great because both Aunt Laurali and Dan's birthdays are the 27th and the 28th. So we get to celebrate all kinds of birthdays. ;)
For our gathering we went with the Asian Flair. For appetizers I made lettuce wraps and edamame peas. YUMO. some of my most favorite things. We decided that wonton soup and fried rice would be sufficient for dinner (the wraps are pretty filling) and not as time pressing. (there was 14 people). Ryan, Rachael and I sat down to make the wontons and were surprised how quick it went for a time consuming project. YAY US! Ryan and Rachael did the rice. There was so much rice, it was ridiculous. 
I think everything turned out really well and I hope everyone else enjoyed the feast.

(I know pictures were taken so if you have some...please post)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Door Decorating

Doris had a door decorating contest at work this year. And I went with here to help do the door. She had the cutest idea to do santa peeking out of the fireplace and a Christmas tree. Here are pictures of the doors. (Still waiting to see who won though)

If you look real close, you can see a snowman in the window. 

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday, July 4, 2008


We came to the cabin in the woods by chance

The Drummond clan gathered just to do that chicken dance

To Helen Georgia the clan they did come

With rafting, tubing, and mini-golf; we had fun

We talked and we laughed our sides they did hurt

A few were missing, Patricia, she’s such a flirt.

The great clan master lead the way

He hopes he’ll be a grandpa someday.

Mother was here but not in body or mind.

Thanks to mother she bought us the wine.

Melissa and Steven brought much to the table

We all contributed; even roger with his fables.

Doug and Jessica got us this place and took care of the rent

Amazing how such 1 small ball can leave such a big dent.

The mountains we climb one step at a time

We played pennies for keeps, we should of used dimes.

Tired and wornout, most of us are over the hill

Spry in our old age; “does anyone have a spare blue pill?”

We climbed the mountains a huffin and puffin

Our feasts were like thanksgiving, just lacking the stuffing.

Bill was on food patrol, no food was allowed to sit too long

We all watched “so you think you can dance” and sang with the songs

The wii game of tennis and bowling was a big hit

The dinners were great they came in a kit.

We ate and we ate, bill was the food nazi by choice

Not really sure but; “eat shit and die” may be grounds for divorce.

Nephews, nieces, uncles and aunts; we all wear different hats

In the woods if you listen closely you can hear bill say “are you going to recycle that?”

The stairs we stepped and not a step was missed

Steven went a leaping and a rock he did kiss

Unlike as kids our words to each other were oh so kind

Trapsing in the woods 1 geo cache we did find.

The weather was perfect we had a wonderful summer.

The juries still out in who acted dumber.

The hot tub was cozy, quaint and a chance to get away

The cares of the world just memories we all just wanted to stay.

Our packing all done, our time together must come to an end

The Drummond clan came together and we left as friends.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Pool Party - This Sunday

Everyone is invited to the Pool Party at Dan's this Sunday. The pool is setup and ready to go!

He is going to be having a double elimination water volleyball competition, so get your teams organized and sign up.

Remember safety not go into the deep end unless you are a excellent swimmer. Also, no more head first'n it down the slide. Doris learned that lesson for us.

Don't forget your sunscreen and raft. RSVP to Doris as soon as you can.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Cabin In-The-Woods Helen Ga 2008

Well the cabin wasn't what we expected. Turns out the cabin wasn't wheel chair accessible. We had to leave grandma in the car. She didn't mind it though.  Every once in a while we would take her a diet coke and potato chips.  She was happy.  During commercials we would go outside and let her know what was on the lifetime channel. She had a few books to read so she was in her "happy" place.  Turns out there are bears in the woods around the cabin so they gave us strict orders not to leave food outside.   The only logical place to put the trash was in the car with grandma. Well late last night we heard all this racked out by the car. We could all hear the bears growling .  The outside lights didn't work so none of us wanted to go outside. In the morning we were all worried. There were all these scratch makes on the glass.  Funny thing though the scratch marks were on the inside.     .......... Dan

We Survivored the Ocoee River!

Well the Drummond Clan started out with a BIG splash.  Joe, Doug, Jessica, Steven, Melissa, Doris & Dan were the brave ones. The "others" kind of chicken out and stayed back at the cabin-in-the-woods.   What started out as a 3-mile tour was something else. Well S.S.Minto #1 on the blue team was Joe, Doug, Jessica,Steven & Melissa. In S.S. Minto #2 was Doris & Dan. We all couldn't fit in one boat so Doris & I were on the green team. Yes our guide had green hair with multi colored toenail polish. I guess we were on the "happy" team. I told him all about Paula, so we were "in".  No we didn't come out, just in. 
Doris did really good except for holding on to the end of the paddle.  They said at all cost hold the end of the panel because you will loose your front toofs. (yes, I say it that way).  She took that as just a guide thing, She got yelled at about 4 times. Not a single person fell in. What is up with that!  When it came to the time to do the float & swim portion of the trip, Doug and I were the only ones to take the plunge.  I was really good getting back in the boat, no man-on-man moments in my boat.  Doug isn't talking!. Everyone enjoyed the day and are ready to go back. ............... Dan's 1st blog!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Drummond Clan Together Again!

The Drummond Family has embarked on a family vacation. We (Douglas, Me, Mom, Dad, Uncle Joe, Uncle Bill, Aunt Laurali, Uncle Roger, Melissa and Steve -so 10 of us total) have rented a cabin in Helen, Ga and have a fun and relaxing week ahead of us. It is expected to be full of tons of old and new stories as we enjoy our time with one another! Monday we head to a White Water Rafting Adventure on the Ocoee River.... Stay tuned for that adventure! 

Thursday, May 22, 2008

New Addition to the Family

After many long and arduous hours of looking and test driving and bugging Joey to death (and not to mention my assortment of stress-related physical maladies I'm so proficient at) , Dustin and I have finally purchased a second car. Dustin is now officially the Jetta Knight he always dreamed he'd be. Oh, and to anyone wondering, the color is "gunmetal gray."

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


The littlest Drummond got himself a new mark! Thats right, Donavin got himself a tattoo! Check it out:

Dustin also got a pretty cool one a little while back. But I don't have a picture of it. (So, Dust, when you read this... update, please =))
Oh, and just for the record, I too got one last July. And even though Donavin thinks its a wimpy one it hurt BAD and I LOVE IT! (and its not going to look stupid when I get older and my skin sags - ROFL -  ;) Love you lil man) 

Watch out you never know who will mark it up next... mom? ;) 

Monday, May 12, 2008

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Great American Pie Festival

We had a great time in Celebration at the Great American Pie Festival today! There was so much pie of so many flavors! We all left there with full bellies and a different favorite. Mmm, yum. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Pictograms on Medicine Bottles - Stroke of Genius???

So, my brilliant husband came up with this idea for those patients that can't read to make labels with pictograms on them. - Hmm? This seems like it would be a genius idea, right? Well let's think about this: Patient comes in for a vaginal suppository. Um, honestly, would YOU want that picture on your medicine bottle? Need I say more - I am sure you can "picture" it yourself. HA

Ahh, my smart husband, gotta love him!
(as seen on DJ Blog

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Many traits of a particular family member can be seen in each of the subjects.

POSSESSED from Martin Hampton on Vimeo.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy L.D.a.a.B.D.

Not only is today LeapDay...but it is also Dustin's Last Day as a Bum Day (LDaaBD).

Everyone email him and pat him on his virtual back.

Congrats Dustin...I owe you a hug!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Hoot Owl Pie

  • 1 Good sized cooked hoot owl, boned and chopped
  • 1 Stalk celery, diced
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 tb Oil
  • 10 oz Package frozen broccoli, cooked and drained
  • 1 c Sour cream
  • 10 1/2 oz Can cream of hoot owl soup
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Warm tortillas
  • 1 1/2 c Hoot owl broth
  • 1 c Grated rat cheese

Mix the chopped owl, celery, onion, oil, cooked broccoli, sour cream, hoot owl soup, salt, and pepper together. Then you let them sit while you and the boys play "Never beat your Mother with a Great Big Stick." Be sure you don't play more than 6 choruses. Roll all of this stuff into the warm tortillas and place them in a baking dish. Then pour the hoot owl broth over them. You cook all of this stuff in a 325F oven for 20 minutes, or 3 choruses of "Dirty Me, Dirty Me, Oh How I Hate Myself." Make sure the onions are done. Then the last 5 minutes of cooking, place the grated rat cheese on top. Dish out the warm tortillas and hot sauce. Now then, if the moon is in the "getgone" and the wind blows in snuffs, there ain't goin' to be no hoot owls. In that case, you get Ernest T. Bass to steal you a good sized chicken and ya put that in instead. If you do that, while the chicken is cookin' you get the boys and play 6 choruses of "Don't Dance on the Table Charlene You Stepped in My Collard Greens." Serves 6.

mmm....mmm...dems som good eatin...

Courtesy of

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Good Bye, Pawpaw.

My Pawpaw and me

My Pawpaw being a good sport at Christmastime, looking at some pics from a trip Dustin and I took.

My Pawpaw is the one who taught me to mix Coke with orange juice, and he even once convinced me to try jelly on my ice cream. He served in World War II where his gun backfired, causing him to lose most of his hearing. He was artistic and worked both as an art teacher and as a graphic designer for NASA. He designed some of the patches for the first manned rocket flights. Born in 1913, it is mind boggling to think of technological progress he saw in his life.

I love him and I will miss him.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Well DONE! =)

There have been two great accomplishments made recently in the Drummond family! One big one - Dustin got a job! HURRAH!!! We are all super excited for him. He starts in two weeks (March 3rd) Many Congrats, we know its been a long, tough wait.

The other accomplishment is the painting of the DD house. It now has a fresh coat of paint. Although the blue siding remains the cream with dark brown triming looks rather good! Great job, Dan! 

PS: In case you do not know how to pronounce mom's name the following might help. But don't worry if you still can't seem to say her name correctly because neither can she! (wink)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Cruise Pictures

Between Dan and I, we took over 1,000 images over the weekend. Tons of good and funny ones. A couple great videos too.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Weekend Stayaway

Well, Dustin and I are gearing up for a fantastic weekend ourselves, and while pictures may be taken, I promise not to post any of them!!

Weekend - Getaway

Tomorrow we (Dan, Doris, Jennifer and I) will be leaving for a overdue weekend getaway cruise to Nassau.

I will post pics to the blog when I can.

This blog entry was posted via my SmartPhone!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Can it be true? A dog in the Drummond House?

Have you heard that there was almost a new addition to the family? Straight from the cold and lonely streets it would have been fitting for the Drummond household. And who could resist how adorable he is. It wouldn't be "much" work. It would be the pit-chow we have always wanted. :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Check out Doug and Jessica's Blog

Be sure to check out Doug and Jessica's new blog. It is looking really good.

Now...where's yours? If you haven't done so already, setup an account at Drop me a line and I'll add you as a contributor on Also, go ahead and setup your own, like D&J have. Think of your blog as your digital scrapbook.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


I don't mind being a snob, just so long as we're all clear on the definition.
Snob (noun) REVISED: A person who has little patience for a lack of effort or ignorance.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Ode to Corn

Is there no dish,
That couldn't use just a bit,
Whole kernel or cream,
Corn makes it extreme.

Lasagna to meatballs,
Apple Pie to pork roast,
Without the help of corn,
It would all taste like toast.

Whoops. error on my part,
Toast is a bad sample,
Because inside our house,
Toast and corn is a staple.

Marshmallows can try,
but they just can't compare,
They just turn to mush,
When corn is always there.

What does is matter,
Eight cans or thirty,
In less than six hours,
We'll need just as many.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Lost: Craigcat

Dan and his Craigcat
Originally uploaded by jking89
Sometime during 2007 our Craigcat catamaran went missing. It was last seen in the garage, but it has not been actually "seen" in months.

It is white, with a blue bimini and works great as a storage device.

If you have an idea of the whereabouts of our missing craigcat, please contact Dan.

Thank you for your support.

Today's Safety Message

Dan trying to mow the water
Originally uploaded by jking89

While the mowing width of the standard line trimmer is far shorter than that of riding lawnmower, one must never underestimate its usefulness in some situations...

Until Craftsman comes out with their amphibious lawn tractor, areas directly adjacent to bodies of water should probably be manicured with a smaller, more agile device.

Let us all learn from Dan.