Saturday, December 24, 2011

crafty christmas

we received our lovely holiday craft exchange package yesterday. we were getting ready to go see santa (which ended up a being a big flog), and i saw that we had mail waiting for us. in the bundle was a package. arden immediately wanted to open this package because the cover was a winter scene with disney characters (if i remember my cartoons correctly). i realized, upon looking at the return address, that this was a special package :) and i immediately ripped out of arden's hands and told her to back off! haha

no really, i got so excited to be getting a secret santa type gift. i did take the package from arden and told it was something special for momma to open. of course, she just wanted the envelope so i handed it over once it was emptied.

the ornaments we recieved from delightful insanity are lovely. in their note they said that they are better at making food and candy, but i think these three ornaments are perfect.

thank you amanda and t. for our little gifties, i hope yours arrive soon :) thank you also to the ladies at AAOL for doing this again this year. what a wonderful way to meet other bloggers :)

i hope everyone has a very happy holiday season.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

I'm still alive :)

Tada! Let's just ignore that huge lapse in posting. Life has just been moving along quickly. But I'm here, I'm queer, get used to it! Wait, that's not what I was going for :)
Anna, Arden, and I are doing great. Arden is almost 2, and still a head-strong spitfire. Anna is almost 30, and still the love of my life. I'm almost normal, and well that's about it.
I hope all have w great weekend. Maybe I'll post more, but don't hold your breath!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

climbing adventures

We're currently in Boise helping my mom. Anna isn't with us :( These videos are so she doesn't miss us too much.
It is amazing to see Arden watch older kids do something, then try for herself. She is changing so fast!
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

almost-wordless wednesday

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

recipes from the absent blogger

dinner the past two nights has been awesome. i thought i would share what i made :)

collard greens, sweet potato and lentil curry:

i added cauliflower to the recipe. also, i used diced tomatoes instead of crushed. one of the cans i used was fire roasted. don't know if it really added anything, but just to let you know. i didn't add raisins or walnuts (forgot and allergic). lastly, the sweet potatoes didn't all completely cook. the recipe doesn't give a specific time for how long to cook the potatoes. i recommend cooking them a bit beforehand. we ended up eating it with partially cooked pieces because it was taking too damn long. :) also, don't let the message of the website deter you. i found this recipe randomly. afterwards, i was looking at the rest of the page and saw some interesting notes at the bottom. hmm, oh well, the food was good.

easy creamy tomato soup:

holy cow, was this buttery goodness. we had this along with a loaf of bread anna made. hot fresh bread, slices of cheese, and tomato soup on a windy, rainy night equals a very happy girl. i used a purple onion because that's what we had and i added some garlic. i used crushed tomatoes for this recipe because really, why used diced and puree it if you can just used crushed. i did add one fresh diced tomato for a little extra substance. also, i used 2 cups of whole milk and 1 cup of 1%. man, this soups was so awesome i think i'm going to always make it instead of buying it in a can.

there you go readers. i have not forgotten you. i'm just busy stuffing myself for the winter ;)

Thursday, February 3, 2011


That was supposed to be wordless Wednesday. Damn predictive text. Speaking of which, check out I laugh my ass off every time. Have a happy Thursday!
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

wordlessly Wednesday

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