Saturday, October 31, 2009
BTW, I took these pics long before its time to go, so they aren't completely made up. Maddie will be grumpy by the time we actually set out at 7 pm. But aren't they cute anyway?!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Stellan holds a special place in my heart, even though I have never met him. I think this is because this little miracle guy reminds me so much of my own Madison. They are two weeks apart in age, and to my own eyes they even resemble eachother, remarkably so. When I learn that Stellan is struggling, I can't help but imagine Maddie in his place, and how it would make me feel. So I hug my girl extra tight, and hold no resentment or frustration when she gets up in the middle of the night and needs to nurse to fall back asleep (twice, last night). And I pray.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
I left the store with 13 paperbacks for me, 1 children's board book, 1 plastic Baby Einstein bath book, and 4 dvd movies. ALL for $36. You.Can't.Beat.That.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Meet "Six", Taylor's bunny that she built herself at Build-A-Bear Workshop this week.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Season porkchops (I like the thick, butterflied chops, but the thick bone-in variety works too) with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. Lightly dredge chops in flour (to thicken the gravy while they bake). Brown the chops in a couple of tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Transfer them to a glass baking dish. In a separate bowl, mix together one can of cream of mushroom soup and one can of verde sauce, add a little bit of milk. Pour all of the mixture over the chops, and bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chops you have chosen. Make some brown rice (I use the brown Minute Rice) to pour the gravy over, and that's it! See? Very simple, yet oh-so-good!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
I absolutely will not, under no circumstances, admit to giving Maddie a funnel and amusing myself for a good 30 minutes by watching her attempt to fill it up with pea gravel.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Of course that stopped when she saw the camera. I've complained about this camera before (note the terrible picture quality), and I admit I let her play with it in the hopes that she breaks it and I can get a new one. Evil plot, I know...
I am an avid reader. Seriously, I pick up a book any chance I get and escape for a few minutes from the sometimes tedious, sometimes maddening, always chaotic life of a stay-at-home mom. Recently, I have an urge to re-read (for the thousandth time I'm sure) the old V.C. Andrews book series of "Flowers In the Attic", there are 5 books in this series.
Is it fair to wish for a fat stack of cash? If I am wishing, might as well wish big!
I would love some teak outdoor furniture, though I do wonder about spending $1400 on furniture that is in constant contact with the elements.
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