Sunday, March 8, 2009

Brew Master Tom

Yep that's right Brew Master Tom or at least he his now amongst our friends and family here in Casper.

This all got started when tom decided he wanted to make his own Cider, When he was in Germany He loved their cider, so that was he driving force to make something like he use to drink since you can't find anything in the stores. Has he always does he did his home on what he need and found it Wow it cost quite a bit to get in to making it. That is how he came cross Mead or Honey wine, which goes back to the time of the Romans and farther. He found a recipe that we could just go to the store and buy everything, so we got everything and he made his first
gallon. With in 2 weeks we had 2 gallons of mead above our tv fermenting away.

Then I started looking at beer brewing stuff since you the same equipment for both. That got tom looking into and him telling me he was willing to give beer making a try. So for his b-day i got him a whole brewing kit and 2 beer making kits. It all came in before his b-day so that is what he made on his b-day is first beer, well started it. It takes along time to boil all the grains and hops to get it started. but it made the house smell good. After he put beer mix and yeast in the first buck it had to sit there for 2 weeks to ferment and flavors to blend together.

Finally the big day comes to bottle his beer, Tom has been looking forward to this since he started the boiling of the grains. We set everything up in the garag
e since that is where we have the most room. My job is to fill the bottle and tom buts the caps on. Tom and his first beer!!
we came up 3 short of 2 full casesTom trying his beer, this bottle was only half full. It was still flat do to it had not carbonated yet but still good. Last night have trimming trees Tom and our friend Kyle tried the beer and they really liked what tom turned out. Tom is really proud of himself and looking forward to making his next beer and coming up with his own beer recipes.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Our First Baby.....Wyatt Masters

Well after many yrs Tom and I are having our first baby. He is due to arrive on May 19, 2009, Yep and it is a little Boy. I am so excited to be a mom and start sharing the world with a little one, Tom is excited to be a dad again.

Yes this will be Tom's 3rd kid he has 2 others form a previous marriage Tj(soon to be 13) and Tyler(11), they are both smart funny kids, I have talke to them on the phone but looking forward to meeting them in person.

My pregancy has been pretty easy, I never had morning sickness.I lost wieght up untill about 25 weeks. I am truely all Baby belly and carrying out front. Untill my belly started showing we kept forgetting i was having a baby just cause it as been so uneventful wich i do enjoy. I had to add extra iron to my diet, but that as been about it.

My Baby shower is March 14. Giving us time to get anything we did not get at the shower, and to figure out were we will put everything in our little house.LOL. I will be taking all my finals early so i can sit at home and try to get ready for Wyatt to show up.

I am just hoping he comes somewhat on time, I am only 29 weeks right now but starting to get somewhat uncomftable at night, My back is starting to hurt due to my belly, and other parts of my body have days were they hurt or not.

The funny thing is Wyatt will be the first Baby on both sides of the family in 10yrs, so he will get lots of love and attention from family and our friends.