Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I just think it is so funny that he is watching that. I was not in the room. I did not turn it on. He flipped on the tv and turned it to that channel and kept on watching.
(No. We are not pregnant)
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Next, I made this Apple Crisp recipe from the Food Network. The Barefoot Contessa always has great food. I can't always get the ingredients she has, but I know it will taste good. I used whatever pears and apples the grocery store had. But MY GOODNESS! This was by far, the BEST apple crisp I'd ever had. Such good citrus flavor hinted through, with using the lemon and orange zest. Wow. Try it! So So So good! And the topping??? It totally can be the best oatmeal cookie dough you've every had. Wow. Try to keep from eating it when you make it. I dare you.
A few days ago, I made these Chicken Empanadas that Paula Dean from Food Network has made. These freeze nicely, so I made them up a week or so ago and froze them. When I am ready to cook them, I leave them out for an hour or two, then I just place them on a cookie sheet and bake them at 350 for about 25 minutes. Perfection! We serve them with spanish rice and some fresh fruit. Oh, and I substitue green chilies for jalepenos. Just our preference. Also, buy two pie crusts. You'll still probably have filling left over. Or maybe it's because I never measure. Either way, these are a great tasting quick meal, especially if you freeze them ahead of time. Enjoy your dinner!
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Arisbey, Kim, and Ande
Elise, Sarah, and Jenni
Best Dressed: Shaina (3rd), Suzanne (1st), Kim (2nd)
And a few shots of us waiting for the movie to start.
After dinner, about half the ladies went home and half went on to a 10 o'clock showing of 27 dresses. It was a cute movie. I think everyone had a great time. There were plenty of laughs all around. For all you local girls that went, thanks for the fun evening. I will miss you all so much.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
I really like the pattern, and I want to make another one, especially before I forget how to do it!
This is the one I learned last night. I wish I would have chosen different beads. The white beads seem misplaced to me. So I will be re-doing that one later.
This is the bracelet I made this afternoon. It's really shiny and glimmery, and the crystals are like a chameleon, and take on the colors of what you are wearing.
Do you think her first boyfriend will call her George?
Thursday, January 24, 2008
But alas, I have things on my mind. For those of you that are of a faithful nature, I would ask that you pray for us. We have two weeks left in the military, and still haven't secured employment. None of the companies seem to be in a hurry. It is very frustrating for us. We have been trying since last summer. Nobody wanted to hire that far in advance. Understandable. Heath has done a superb job calling companies and sending his resume out like crazy. We have exercized a lot of faith and we are still holding strong, but if you think about it, we would appreciate some prayers to help things happen for us. Thank you.
Today I went to the store for the last big shopping trip before we move (hopefully). On tomarrow's agenda for frozen meals are:
Hamburger patties, chicken empanadas with spanish rice, spinage macaroni and cheese with chicken sausage meatballs, sausage and noodle bake, chicken pot pie, parmesean chicken, meatloaf, tacos, pizza calzones (thanks sharon!), Homemade chicken nuggets with honey mustard sauce, and baked potato soup.
I only forgot two things at the store that I have to go back for. Bummer.
Tonight I get to go learn how to make a new bead bracelet at a bead store that my friend Caroline works at. She taught me how to make a great bracelet about a month ago and I'm excited to not only learn another style, but to get some beads so I can make both styles at home. It's gonna be fun! I'll share my results with you.
We saw this dinosaur head in an outdoor store Heath took us into. Here's the sign that was on the dinosaur head, too.
There's a great picture of the Bay Bridge, connecting SanFran to the east.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
He's got his Prince Charming sheath, his woody hat, his superman cape, and his captain hook sword. I caught him playing the other day and made him stop so I could take a picture.
Monday, January 21, 2008
List 101 things about me? You probably already know them if you read this blog!
Get 101 comments? Well, a lot of people read my blog. People from all over the world. It's nice to have you visit, but not many leave comments, so that one is out.
Give away 101 recipe books? Haahaa. I'm not sure that would be feasible.
Go spend 101 dollars at ROSS? Always nice, but not necessary right now. My tiny closet can't hold any more clothes.
Take 101 pictures today? Easy. I did that on Saturday. Just a drop in the bucket. Don't you know I live with my camera around my neck? It's quite an attractive accessory.
Well, I can't think of anything to do. But I am glad that I have this blog, and that I have people who find me interesting enough to keep coming back to read more posts. I love to write. I love to take pictures. So thank you for being part of that.
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The kids have been learning about him in School all week. We are all home today, so I think I will use them to go through the house and we can decide what we want to pack up, and what can be thrown away. It will hopefully be that productive! I may be the only one doing it. Oh well.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
The Golden Gate bridge was finished in 1937 ahead of schedule and under budget and spans 1.7 miles. The toll was 50 cents one way. Now, there is only the southbound toll at 5 bucks per car. It is named the Golden Gate not for it's color, but for the strait that the bridge spans. It is painted an orange vermillian color, and is updated continuously. It is the 7th longest bridge in the world, but when it was built, it was THE longest in the world. There are 80,000 miles of wire in the two main cables, and it took over six months to spin
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Oh, I almost forgot the greatest part about this party: We will be going out on the town! No hiding in someones house, that's for sure. We've gotta show off our outfits! So we will be going out to eat and then to a chick flick. Can you imagine the looks we are going to get? Fabulous!!
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
1 1/2 cups hot water
2 TBSP sugar
1 TBSP yeast.
Let that dissolve for about 5 minutes.
Mix in 1/2 tsp salt
3 cups flour.
Knead the dough, adding more flour to make in workable, and roll out about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into slices and place side by side on your greased sheet pan. Melt 1/2 stick of butter and pour evenly over the bread . Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and onion salt. Bake at 375 for about 17 minutes.
This is also the recipe I used to make pizza dough, as well as cinnamon rolls. It makes pretty good pizza, but it tastes the best when used as a breadstick recipe. Enjoy.
The phone rang. Our house phone. We didn't answer it.
Next, we heard this strange vibration coming from where we were sitting. Weird. But OH! That must be the cell phone vibrating! Where is the cell phone? Hmm, maybe it's under the couch. Nope. Under the pillow? Nope. Ok, try the cushion. Not there either? That's weird. We heard a very distinct vibration. So I get up and got my cell phone to make sure it's not that. "Heath, where is your cell?" "...I think George had it."
So we deduce that George took the phone, somehow managed to shove it into the crevasses of the couch, and we were lucky enough to hear it vibrate before it lost it's battery and then we would have no idea where it was. Well, let's get the phone!
So I kept redialing Heath's cell, so that we would hear it vibrate, and then know where to search for it in the couch. People: We had that couch totally ripped apart. We could not find the stupid cell phone anywhere. How in the heck did George manage to get the phone this deep in the cushions and springs and yet, make it impossible to reach with our hands, or see with our flashlights? We found lots of crumbs. But no phone.
We tore out the bottom fabric, reached in every tight spot we could find, but still no phone. I kept pushing redial...we would listen...then try to pinpoint where the sound is coming from. We couldn't feel it vibrate through the couch. We could only hear it. Redial. Listen. "It's over here." "No..I think it's over there."
Finally we actually moved the couch to the other side of the room, just in case the sound was not coming from the couch. Call the phone again. Listen. Hmmm, it sounds like it's coming from this wall. "Wait a minute!!" Heath runs upstairs, to our bedroom (which is directly above where we were sitting) and finds his phone vibrating away, on the floor of our room, which is the ceiling of the living room. We looked at the phone. 36 missed calls. Hmph.
Yeah. We are idiots. So the question: How many men does it take to find a cell phone vibrating in the couch? I don't know. When you find a cell phone vibrating in the couch, instead of the sound coming through the wall, then let us know.
(we stapled the couch back together again..)