Oh, life as a little girl in Thermopolis, Wyoming! I have so many wonderful memories that were inspired by mom. She kept me busy. This is my sweet mom who has been and still is the inspiration behind Meals in a Rush! My mom continues to guide me in life. She is a leader, role model and mother I aspire to be someday! While growing up, my mom always encouraged me to use my imagination, play and go for my dreams. Thanks mom!
Look at me go! I'm frosting my own birthday cake on the farm with my grandmother watching closely. This is for my 2nd birthday. I can still remember my very first recipe that my mother kept for me. It's delicious Edible Play Dough. It's a fun one for the kids. You can find that recipe under "Here's What's Cookin'" and then click on "Kreative Kidz Kreations."
Here's a look at part of the farm I grew up on in Thermopolis, WY, along Owl Creek. This picture was taken on my first day of Kindergarten. Behind me is where my family had the big hay field.
This is Porky the Pig. Original name, huh? He was a family pet. He enjoyed our yard much more than his pig pen. Porky would let us pet him just like a dog and would hang out with anyone who would give him attention!
I really loved all of my animals on the farm. I grew up with horses, cows, chickens, ducks, geese, cats and dogs. Here is my rabbit and special dog, Fluffy, that would pal around with me. In fact, it's not the rabbit shown in this picture here but, I had another one who thought he was a chicken! He literally lived with the chickens in the hen house, ate with them and everything.
This is Smokey, one of my very special cats. I found Smokey inside an old-fashioned stove that I used on the farm as my cooktop in my make-believe restaurants.