Storm Castle

The video is of what may be one of Fatty McFatFat’s offspring. Not yet bold enough to eat out of your hand, he will still come up right next to you for some peanuts.

This is up almost to the top:

And some spring flowers:



  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 3 to 4 cups of coconut
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 10 oz bag of Ghirardelli chocolate chips


  1. Mix together the egg whites, sugar, coconut and vanilla
  2. Scoop them into little clumps onto a greased cookie pan
  3. Bake for 8 minutes at 400 degrees.
  4. Let them cool on the baking sheet for about 20 minutes.
  5. Microwave the chocolate chips for a minute. Stir it, and then microwave for another 30 to 45 seconds. Stir again
  6. Use a spoon to spread the chocolate on top of the coconut clumps.

Owl in the house

This is a metal owl sculpture that came from my grandparents house.  It’s Casey’s from way back when, we did a raffle type thing for all of their grandchildren when we were younger, to divy up all the cool stuff they had.  Funny thing though is my grandparents accidentally gave this away to their neighbors.  My dad asked them if they had it because it seemed like the only place it could have disappeared to, and he had a letter from my grandparents that was signed from years ago saying that it was supposed to be given to Casey.  So right now its at our house as you can see, and next time Casey comes up, he will be surprised by it.  It’s pretty awesome, I’m jealous!

Chris + Rachel