Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
XLNT brand tamales(my mom used to feed these to us all the time),
Carrot salad(made with mayo and raisins-another creation made often growing up which I never really cared for),
Orange jello with pineapple and mandarin oranges (I only remember eating jello once a year on Thanksgiving growing up and I LOVE this, eventhough I am not a huge jello fan),
Ambrosia salad (my bro in law ate this growing up)
Tuna casserole and green bean casserole(Mike's childhood)
It was fun to walk down memory lane.
What did you eat growing up?
And let me just state for the record that food fascinates me. I have always been fascinated with what people eat and why. I love food. I love to eat it, to make it and to read all types of cookbooks.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
After our very LONG day at Disneyland we all headed down to my Mom's house for some Thanksgiving fun. We had a great time with my family. Blake even went ice skating for the first time and was such a good sport every time he fell down.My kids were the littlest cousins there and were greatly spoiled by all their big cousins. Thanks cousins!! Julia especially loved "hanging out" with her teenage girl cousins.
And yes I got a SERGER for my birthday. :))) Thanks honey!
Mike and Chad really felt sorry for the scarecrow.
Friday, November 20, 2009
You gotta admit that my sister is one cool mom:)
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
I came home from shopping this afternoon with a cute new brown sweater for her. It had 3 hearts on it and I held it up to show her her new "pretty" sweater. She refused to wear it and told me it was not pretty. Why? hmmm probably because either it was a)not pink or purple or b)had no glitter on it.
So, here she is at the photo shoot, stealing the photographer's purse. Then she wanted to open it and examine everything inside.
I love my little "pretty thing" and am so amused by her:)
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
And then I think of my mother and smile. Somehow she survived all 7 of us and still has all her marbles. I can honestly count on one hand the times I saw my mom angry or at a loss of patience with us. I know I am not as patient as Mom but if she could survive 7 certainly I can survive 3 right?????? So, I want to know your secret for not losing your marbles. Anyone have any good coping mechanisms when the circus animals(that you love dearly) get the best of you?
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I love this happy, snuggly, drooly baby. I love how he gets carted around to all kinds of strange places and is always happy happy happy. What is it about babies? Everytime I hold him I am so consumed with love. I feel so lucky to be his mommy.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Their kids are at great ages and we all had a great time. Andi was the master Halloween project maker and under her direction we made some pretty fun and creepy things. Most of the ideas are from the Family Fun website if you are interested in doing your own stuff.
Julia was the "helpful assistant" who often ate important ingredients right off the projects.
Homemade GAK- so gross but so cool. Made from glue, borax, water and food coloring.