Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Sweat Shop by Day, Cajun Cooking by night

I spent the day with my two little slaves (Mom and Jean) who were nice enough to come over to help me with my daunting sewing project. I am making 4 (5 if I get around to doing one for Julia) flower girl dresses for my niece Lauren's wedding on May 31st. I am very excited about them and hope they will turn out as cute as I envision them to be. We got them all cut out which was no small task considering each one is fully lined and has netting underneath the dress. Now the sewing can begin. I sent Mom and Jean home with a dress each so it shouldn't be too bad. Thank goodness we all sew in this family:)
And then tonight I attended a Cajun Cooking class. It was wonderful and I learned a lot. (as in, people in New Orleans DON'T eat vegetables) I love going to cooking classes. If only they were free I would go all the time. I really love to cook. I have a secret fantasy of going to Culinary school someday. I don't want to be a chef, I just want to know how to make all types of food for my family and friends. Oh, and I also really want a dining room. I know that a lot of people find dining rooms superfluous, but not me. There is really nothing that would please me more than having a dinning room with a table that seats 14. That way, we could have lots of people over for dinner every Sunday. Afterall, people and food are my two favorite things.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Nice Outfit

Yes, this is a one piece snow unit that I found in a closet at the snow cabin we were staying at with friends this weekend. And because I have no shame, I just had to put it on to frolick in the snow with Mike and Blake. What year do you think it was purchased? My guess is 1987. The best part is that if you get stuck in the snow you can turn the thing inside out and it says SOS on it in bold neon green. Nice!!! The moon boots are also vintage.

We had a great time in Mammoth. The company was great, the weather was awesome and the lanscape beautiful. I could not believe how much Blake loved playing in the snow. Yesterday we stayed outside with him for about an hour and a half. It was snowing and we had so much fun sledding, digging, building a snowman and playing "throw the Blake" which entailed us throwing him into fresh powder again and again and again.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Happy Presidents' Day

Guess who we ran into at the Reagan Library today? I think Julia really wanted a piece of Abe's beard.

It was a wild and crazy day with me, Rebecca, and our 7 (yes seven) children under the age of 6 between us.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone and most especially to my sweet little family. (I guarantee this little treat will be half eaten before 9am)

Friday, February 8, 2008

The most horrific book I've ever read

I have never felt so grateful to live in a civilized non war-torn nation as I do after reading this book. It is the story of a boy from Sierra Leone who watches his whole village get killed and eventually gets forced into the "army" at the age of 13, where they drug him constantly and go on massive killing sprees. It truly is the most horrifying yet eye opening book I have ever read. I think as Americans, too often we take our peace and prosperity for granted. Most of the world doesn't have the privilege of not living in constant fear like we do. If you decide to read it, be forewarned that it is disturbing.