Sunday, January 23, 2011

Would you drink this?

I have been told by numerous people that adding a few handfuls of spinach to a smoothie doesn't change the taste of the beverage. I tried it out. IT was ok but the color of this bad boy nearly killed me. Puke green. Really? Apparently next time I need to try adding some blueberries to cover up that horrible color. Blake happily drank it all the while commenting on how it matched his shirt and eyes. That's my boy.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


At a garage sale a dollar goes a long way. I found the gem below for 25 cents and thought it had some good potential. I envisioned something kind of ruffley with gathered sleeves. I figured I had nothing to loose since my investment was only a quarter. I like how it turned out, although it still needs some sort of button to close the top. (Pretty sure that one will have to be pink to satisfy Julia)

I picked up the maryjanes for $1. I couldn't resist Gap leather shoes for one dollar. If only I could grow her whole outfit to my size.
Total cost of outfit $1.25
And I'm posting this because it's not really a bargain unless everyone knows about it. :) Happy bargain shopping everyone.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Look what Santa brought Julia.

There's nothing like free labor. Mike enlisted several of our nieces and nephews to shell peanuts for peanut brittle.

Meet the newest member of our family, out adorable little great niece (now i feel really old) natalie. So sweet. Pretend that my hands do not look like they belong on a skeleton.
"hey while we are waiting for Daddy to get off of Soaring over California let's throw all of the goldfish out of the bag and smash them"
Christmas feels like so long ago. I guess it was technically last year:)

We had a great time at Disneyland hanging out with almost my entire family. This is what I've learned about the place. Enjoy the rain because that means that there are very short lines.

Unfortunately I was too busy having fun to take very many pictures. And even more unfortunate is the fact that several of us got very sick with the worst stomach flu I've ever had. 4 days-yuck. I'm just glad we are all healthy again.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

How I lost my name

10 years ago my brother married a charming girl named Amy. I liked her then and I like her now but I DON"T like the fact that we have the same name because it gets very confusing when we are together with my family. My family took to calling me Amy Classic which I didn't like very much. Since I am the original Amy I feel that i should be just Amy and they can call her something else. But alas the problem has continued this whole time. So this Christmas my whole family was together (except for Robert and Emily who just had a baby) for a Disneyland vacation. We had a great time but that's a different post. Anyway, one night several people started arm wrestling. Amy went on and on about how weak she was and how she never beats anyone in arm wrestling. Now I am pretty lame myself considering my 12 year old nephew can beat me but since she was going on and on and on about it I's my chance to settle this problem forever. I challenged her to an arm wrestle and said that whoever won got all the rights and privileges of forever more being called Amy. The loser would have to come up with a new name. I thought I was so clever......until I lost that is. So yes, I lost my birthright and no one will let me forget it. If you are a member of my family I now will only respond to the name of AmyJune.

And obviously my lesson learned is that I AM THE WEAKEST PERSON IN THE WORLD.
p.s. Amy-is this the real reason you made me an apple juice slushy? Did you feel bad about stealing my name?