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Hope you all had a great Mother’s day!  In keeping with our new tradition, C and the other men in the family cooked the women an awesome lunch.  This year it was a Greek theme (last year was Italian).  They made hummus, cucumber sauce, tahini sauce, falafel, some lemony soup I forget the name of, salad, and Gyros.  Delicious!  We were almost too stuffed to fit in any of the awesome cake that Taylor made before we left for our little afternoon getaway (a movie).  I’m not sure what kind of cake it was, but it’s filling was a rum icing, and it was topped with a fudgy chocolate icing.  YUM.

Then we all (the gals– the guys went Saturday night) went out and saw the new Star Trek.  Most of us really liked it.  I did miss having C to hold onto during the intense parts (which was like, the whole movie).  It was nice to have time to hang out just the girls though.  Ginny and I or Gma and I get that about once a week (though usually with kids), but we don’t have as much time with my mom.

I almost forgot!  We got to surprise Gma with a big kitchen aid to help her with her sourdough bread making!  My friend Lori went to an estate sale (I watched her kids for her), and found the practically new kitchenaid.  She called me up trying to find SOMEONE that would take advantage of the deal.  I jumped on the chance, since I knew Gma has been wanting one!  It’s the 75th annivesary edition, so it’s a cool pearlized color, plus it comes with the original cookbook, an extra bowl, and all the usual attachments (including dough hook).  We got a really great deal on it too!  She left excited to try it out.  Thanks again Lori!


Horse Ride!

Posted on: August 4, 2008

We went to the Rivermarket Saturday morning.  Check out what B got to do.  It was the only fun he had the whole time, because I was just so tired.  Poor kid.  I had fun anyway though.  Mom met us there, and we found some great food, including Squash flowers!  Those I stuffed and fried today using this recipe.  Pretty cool! The only thing I would change is: put more salt in the polenta.  I served them up for the whole family along with grilled chicken and corn (ala Chad).

After the farmer’s market we all met my G-ma at a great Indian buffet and gorged ourselves, then the girls went to see Mama Mia. Chad watched the kids.  It was a fun movie, cheesy and cute.  Made us wish for fruity drinks, the beach, and dancing.  I came away thinking maybe Pierce Brosnan is better than Colin Firth now.  It’s hard to say that about Mr. Darcy.

And here’s my latest craft.  5 minutes a day for a few days and I now have 4 new bibs.  Don’t you love that fabric!?

Last, but now least.  A very dear friend had her birthday today.  I kind of missed it, because she lives in Thailand, but I think she’ll understand. 🙂  Love you and miss you Morgan!!!  Happy Birthday!

Well, I haven’t gotten a lot done lately obviously. Here are the things I have in the works:

Fabric for an Amy Butler Nappy (diaper) bag for a friend. I’ve already washed it, so now I just need a little time to cut it out!

I finally started the baby sweater!


And just a cute pic to share:


Very soon I’ll have some completed embroidered napkins to share. At least by Monday I’d say…

I got to see a preview of Stardust on Wednesday night.  A fun flick!  All those like me that love fantasy have to go check it out. 🙂


Posted on: June 27, 2007

I got to hang out with my mom last night for the first time in I-don’t-know-how-long. Got to go to Taco Bueno… my favorite pregnant place to eat. 🙂 I grew up on their Mexi Dips and Chips in Ok, and boy was I happy when one moved in right down the road from us!

Then I got to see two movies I’ve been wanting to see for a long time!!


We went to the theatre to see Waitress. I really like it. First of all I love Keri Russell. I’m a big fan of her old show– Felicity.

The show was really cute, quirky, and pretty sad at times.  I wouldn’t recommend it to everyone (deanna) ;), but I might just want to buy it.

Miss Potter

The second movie Mom just loaned to me.  I watched it with Chad when I got home.  It was good too, even if it’s a little weird.  Ewan McGregor has been a favorite of mine since Moulin Rouge.  It was full of really beautiful scenery.  I really want her farm! 🙂


Presenting Dino #2! I might just make the Saturday deadline! 🙂 This one went a little faster, except it seemed nearly impossible to stuff it completely.


Here we are at the park teaching Brendan to plant weeds. 🙂


B and I were lazy this morning and watched “Everyone’s Hero” as we snuggled in bed (and ate breakfast there– shhh, don’t tell Chad!). hehe   It was really cute!  Both of us liked it.  Getting us ready to spend half our summer at the ball field as usual.

I’m Back

Posted on: April 12, 2007

So, I haven’t really felt like crafting or blogging lately. And the stuff I have done I’ve forgotten to take pictures of, of course. Today I have decided that I need to get back into the swing of things. Today I’m going to blog about all the media that I’ve been watching/reading/listening to lately.

Butch Walker

First off on the list is Butch Walker’s cd Letters . Chad got the cd because of a random recommendation (which is how he gets most of his cd’s I think), and I really like it! I’ve been listening to it in the car a lot, and yes is very Pop, but what’s wrong with that? 🙂

Finally finished the Tower of Shadows, which I requested from the library on a whim. I’m not even sure how I heard about it.  Probably just on Amazon.   I almost didn’t keep reading after the first couple of chapters, because it seemed a little too dark for me (which is actually saying a lot), but I’m glad that I kept going, because I actually liked it.  Not the best writing ever, but not everyone is George RR Martin.  Speaking of George… I’m really itching to read Fevre Dream again.

Oh!  I just remembered!  Another of my favorite authors has a new book, and I just found out yesterday!   I don’t know if I’m going to be able to wait for the library to get it in… they have it on order.

Finally saw Casino Royale (the new James Bond movie).  I may be one of the few, I don’t know, but I really liked this the best of the all of them. I’m not usually a big fan.  I like the new Bond… I’ve liked the actor is other movies.  He’s pretty good looking to say the least. 🙂

Pursuit of Happyness: man, was that a depressing movie.  Will Smith and his son were great though!

And last of all– The Holiday.  I loved Kate Winslet, Jude Law, and Jack Black.  I almost even liked Cameran Diaz (that’s a big step for me!).  Jude Law is really great.  I loved his character.  I do have a thing for English actors I guess (Colin Firth is all I’ll say here).

I’ll be back soon with craftiness… promise!


Posted on: March 22, 2007


I really love this room… I think the only thing I would do differently is have a less rustic table. Something more classic looking like this. I found it on this new website through a blog I read. I also liked their Green tips.

I watched Eragon today.   I couldn’t believe how much they changed it from the book.  It wasn’t a great movie either.  I thought the special effects were decent, but I’m not a big critic of that.  It has some good scenery.  Some good actors.  Hmm… that’s about it!  🙂

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