Archive | June, 2010

women

24 Jun

The women in my life are keeping me busy!
Yesterday I told you that Gabby got engaged.

And guess what else?
Husb and I got a roommate.
The older of my baby sisters moved in with us.
She had just walked in through the door from work when I took this picture.
She wasn’t super happy about it ;)
Hahaha…I forgot how fun it can be to annoy your sister!
002 Then I made her go on a walk with me.
It ended up being a longer walk than expected.
So we entertained ourselves.
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Entertained ourselves with weird, creepy sculptures.
It’s what sisters do.

On another note…
guess who is now a high school graduate!025020
Kim!
She is my honorary little sister, high school graduate and soon to be college student.
And I’m super proud of her!

However…she is so not the same height as me!
It’s totally the heals ;)

big news

23 Jun

You might remember my babiest of baby sisters from this post.
And her boyfriend Blaine from this post.

Well folk…I have some BIG NEWS to share with ya’ll.001 THEY ARE ENGAGED!
Yep…the baby is getting married.
How old do I feel?
Let’s just say I’m feeling it ;)

They’ve actually been engaged for about two weeks but it took forever for me to get a picture of them.
I had to bribe them with ice cream to get this one!

Congratulations you guys!
Gretta…I love you, and am very excited for you and will help you with anything you need!!
Blaine…take good care of my sister or in the words of Snap! “I will attack and you don’t want that”.
Hahaha…don’t worry…I just needed a reason to link to that awesome song.
Your a good sport and take all my teasing like a champ.
That’s an important quality for a brother-in-law to have ;)

Here is my pre-marriage and marriage advice.
Mark 12:30
”And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength”
You can’t go wrong with that!

good stuff

22 Jun

I appreciated and enjoyed this sermon today.
Thought I would share!

Other good stuff…
my 5k training is going awesome.
I reached 3 miles yesterday!
From here on out it should be a piece of cake.
Right?
Please say yes ;)
At least I proved to myself that I can do it.
My trick is to pray it out.
So serious.
I start to give up and then beg God to keep me going.
He answers my prayer every time.
But boy do my legs hurt afterward.

And as promised, here is the recipe for the tamales I blogged about last week!

happy fathers day

20 Jun

To all the fathers out there.
But mostly Happy Fathers Day to my Dad!
If you look closely you might find a common theme.
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GIRLS!
For the last 28 years my Dad has been surrounded by women.
And aren’t we the cutest
My chicken legs and perm, Meg and her sweat suit and Gabby with her bald head and full diaper.
Don’t feel too sad for him though.
He found time to be manly.
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In between building snowmen
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and taking us on vacations.
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Love you Dad!
Hope you had a great day and enjoyed your crepes.
Next time we will go to Jerzy!

tamales

15 Jun

Hi friends.
I’m feeling better.
I’ve finished off my antibiotics and no longer have lava throat or goop eye.
And thank goodness I’m done with those antibiotics…because as thankful as I was for them this time around…
they may or may not have had me running to the pot much too often.

Now that we’ve got that all cleared up and out of the way how about I show you some delish tamales I helped prepare and eat on Sunday.008
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So obviously I wasn’t the only one preparing them.
Ok…fine…I actually did very little preparation.
Sandy did most of the cooking.
It was her job to teach all us white girls how to make tamales.
And boy were they good.
They totally blew the farmers market tamales out of the water.
This was Sandy’s second time teaching us how to make authentic Mexican food.
And I’m pretty sure there needs to be a third time, and a fourth, and a fifth.
Tasha hosted this cooking event and should be posting more pictures and the recipe soon.
It was a good Sunday.
There were friends, and tamales and babies.
021 How can you go wrong with that combo?

sick

10 Jun

Antibiotics are my friends today.
Yesterday…after four days of lava throat and a morning of swollen, goo eye I went to the Dr.
I came out with antibiotics, an upper-respiratory infection and pink eye.
How the heck did that happen? 

All I know is that I want to get better…
the sun to start shining…
and to make these.
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                             (picture courtesy of Joy’s Hope)
and then these
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                        (picture courtesy of The Pioneer Woman)

Noticing a theme?
I have an excuse.
The worst part of this whole being sick thing…
the Dr. said I was highly contagious.
So I had to miss homework club last night.
It was the last night of club.
We are out for the summer.
And yeah we will have summer field trips…
but it isn’t the same.
I didn’t get to give my little pumpkins and stinkers end of the year hugs.

So consider my current craving of salt and chocolate my desire to eat my sorrows away ;)

farm chicks show 2010

7 Jun

There we are…at the Fair Expo Center.
Mom, Me, Tasha and baby Susanna.farm chicks 2010 041
And this is what we saw as we walked through the doors.
Except I took this picture on Sunday…the last day of the show.
It was super packed on Saturday.
Women everywhere.farm chicks 004 
Basically, the show is set up with lots of booths.
Each with a different seller and each selling different items.
So one lady might be selling jewelry, while next to her a lady is selling French inspired furniture and decor, and then another with vintage dresses.
I should add that there were men vendors as well…although I think it’s safe to say most were husbands ;)

I loved this coin laundry sign at one of the booths.farm chicks 2010 039

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And I got to see Heather Bullard’s booth.
I didn’t even realize it was her booth at first.
I just thought it was so sweet and had lots of neat French inspired stuff.
Like a wine rack that I wanted so bad.
Sadly, it was out of my price range.farm chicks 015
If you look close you can see her to the left of the picture.
In the white tunic and jeans.
I was just trying to get a good picture of her booth and then realized she was actually there.
She probably thought I was going all paparazzi on her.
Tasha bought a shelf from her tho and she did seem very nice.farm chicks 010

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This quilt was called a yo-yo quilt.
I had never seen one before but I just thought it was the sweetest thing.
I ended up buying a yo-yo pillow which I will show you guys later.
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Natalie!
I totally thought of you when I saw these headbands!
I wanted one really bad…but the headband was one of the metal types and I thought it might give me a headache if I wore it more than 10 minutes :(farm chicks 2010 010

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This sign said “garden with love – harvest with joy”.
I almost got it to hang in the Buse’s green house.farm chicks 2010 019

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It was a quick weekend trip but we did get to experience some good food thanks to husb.
He did some internet searching and told us to head to Mizuna.
Super friendly service and delicious food.
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And thankfully my Mom drove so we were able to fit all of our goodies into her truck.
It was a great weekend…
despite being sick and totally out of it on our last day.
Thanks for going with ladies!
Now someone needs to get a bigger vehicle so that we can be prepared for 2011 ;)

hey folks

7 Jun

We made it home from The Farm Chicks Show.
It was a blast…but…I came home sick as a dog.
I have no idea what is wrong with me or how I caught it.
Sore throat, headache, stuffy…and every inch of my body aches.
As a result…I have yet to find the perfect spot for all my Farm Chicks finds.
I will soon tho…and then I’ll show you.
And I’ll get my pictures in order and show you all the fun we had.
But first…
look at how sweet my husband is.
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There were TWO bouquets of flowers waiting for me when I got home from the show.
Husb went to our local farmers market on Saturday and bought them for me.
And he also bought some frozen tamales from the Tamale lady. 009
Which was perfect since I feel so crappy and didn’t want to go to the grocery store or cook myself lunch.
Thanks sweet Husb!

On a different note…guess who we had dinner with last Friday before I left for the show.
Tammy from Tammy’s Recipes!
Tammy and her Husband Joshua were kind enough to have us over for dinner, dessert, a game of Taboo (where I had a very hard time remembering the word artery) and lots of baby holding.
Their kids are adorable and her quiche is delicious.
Thanks for having us over guys!

Now I’m off to make myself some hot tea and lay on the couch.
Will be back soon and hopefully feeling a lot better!

out for the weekend

4 Jun

As if I blog on the weekends anyways.
Or during the week lately for that matter ;)
Ha!
But really…I will be away for the weekend.
Cause I’m going to…2010postera

The Farm Chicks Show!
That’s right!!!
Finally an event in my state!
That I can go to…instead of only read about on other blogs and drool over.
And I know my blog is just a measly baby fish in a pond full of big blog fish…
but if any of you are going to the show and see me please say hello!
There might be a small chance right?
That I have blog readers that aren’t related to me?
No?
Fine.
But if there is and you do see me and I look mad or mean…don’t let that deter you.
My face just tends to look like that.
I’m just concentrating and obviously can’t do that without a frown.
Esther’s wedding pictures prove it.
I got to see them on Facebook today and I looked mad in most of them.
I guess I need to work on my happy face.

Hope you guys have a great weekend!
Love ya!
I’ll tell ya all about Farm Chicks when I get back!

bird…brain…functioning

3 Jun

The tree/bird house craft went over pretty well.
005  All night I was calling it the bird house tree.
I basically speak in sentence fragments at homework club.
I think it’s just way to much stimulus and my brain stops fully functioning.
I can prove it.
Exhibit A
008  Me…letting Kim…who is a teenager and new to driving behind the wheel of my car.
I don’t know what possessed me that day to give in and let her drive.
And don’t be fooled by this picture.
I know it looks all cheerful with her big smile and all.
Two minutes after I took this picture we came to a four-way stop.
And for some reason didn’t stop.
All I can say is thank you Jesus for keeping us safe!
And for catching my heart cause I know it just right outta my throat!

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