Friday, October 31, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Name that movie.
Dinner preparation was going great. I even had a jump start on it from earlier in the day, when everyone was at school. Kyle was playing with the kids outside so I had the kitchen all to myself. The Killers on in the background. Ideal.
Here we go. Trying a new recipe for pigs in the blanket. I am on a mission to find the ones from back in the day. Maybe it was just my school, but the cafeteria's pigs in the blanket are what memories are made of. They were yumm-y. Just ask anyone who went to school there. Ok, maybe it's just me. And Kyle. And my sister. ;)
Pigs, check. Blankets, check. Pigs in blankets, check. Ready to go. Preheat the oven.
Moving on to the garlic fries. I chop the garlic and let it get crazy with the oil. I go to get the potatoes. Oh yeah. I didn't BUY any potatoes! Somehow I missed that item on my list. And the sad thing is, I miss items on my list more than not. Fine, we'll just have chips.
Moving on. I look to make sure the oven is ready. The oven is not ready. The bottom element is not red. Fabulous. Handyman Kyle informs me that we need to replace the element. Maybe I should have looked more into the element situation last week, when it was sparking and shooting out flames. Yeah, right after I clean up the box of baking powder that I dumped in there to put out the fire.
Handyman Kyle also points out that the broiler IS working. So after about 10 minutes of constant turnage of the piggies, we sit down to a nice dinner of broiled pigs in the blanket, grapes and chips. I'm just now remembering that there were supposed to be some green beans involved in there somewhere.
I couldn't find the Steel Magnolias clip of "like two pigs fighting under a blanket" quote, but I did find the best scene in the movie.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I've been meaning to post this. It's hilarious. Well, Kyle doesn't think so but it's not his blog is it? It has been a Mark Wahlberg weekend for us for some reason. Two of his movies and it's only Saturday. And isn't Andy Samberg the best?
Friday, October 24, 2008
The unknown of allergies. I'm not a fan. I'm learning more and more about Embry's allergies but sometimes it just seems too overwhelming. I know his allergies and what we have to avoid: eggs, peanuts, oats, dogs and cats. But what I don't know is what would happen if he got ahold of something he wasn't supposed to... specifically the peanuts or eggs. How bad would these reactions be? Will I ever have to use the epi-pen? I want to be prepared. But the thing is, you never know the extent of an allergic reaction.
With the chaos that goes on around here, how will I ever be able to catch every little thing? I read labels, then reread them just to make sure. And then I hear about food companies not taking the whole 'allergy warning label' thing seriously. What?
Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer has this great series called What I'd Like For You To Know. She presents different topics and shares someone's personal story each time. This is Jane Anne's story about dealing with food allergies as a mom. She does an amazing job of putting into words what so many of us feel. You can find more about her at Gravity of Motion .
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Hangin' out in a box, catchin' up on some reading, gettin' tickled by your kid sister for a good three minutes (before you've finally had enough)... it just doesn't get much better than that. Well, maybe if there was a football involved.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008
These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
Monday, October 13, 2008
So there's this guy I kinda like. Alot. I see him around every once in awhile and I think, I could definitely have his babies. Oh wait. I already did.
Happy Birthday Babe. You continue to amaze me the farther we go on this journey. You work so hard for your family. Your determination makes me proud to be your wife. I know you struggle with being away so much, but the fact that you struggle shows that your heart is where it should be.
I love to watch you in Daddy-mode... wrestling with the boys, loving on Ellie. I wish you could hear the shouts of "Daddy! Daddy!" and squeals the kids make when that garage door opens and they know that you are about to walk through the door.
If I could give you anything for your birthday, I would give you this...
Sunday, October 12, 2008
These guys got their big brother on a horse. He has never wanted to before but once he saw Embry and Ellie go for a ride, he was next in line.
The kids went crazy with their Dallas Cowboys gear that Papaw and Minnie brought back from the game.