Friday, August 31, 2007

Day #2

This really is day #2. I swear. I wrote in my paper journal yesterday and I did very well. This morning, I picked myself up off of the couch after Cameron left for work and dragged my feet back to the bedroom. I had every intention of making our bed and laying down to write in my journal for the second entry and I passed out on Cam's pillow... without even making the bed... *smack* Ugh. Oh well.

Nothing really happened yesterday - of course besides getting the pleasure of eating the BEST Baked Beans EVER! I do not like Baked Beans and I found a recipe about 2-3 weeks ago and since then we get EXCITED to make them. It's just to die for. Here's the recipe:

Two cans Baked Beans (or Pork & Beans)
1/4 of a whole onion, diced or chopper (your preference)
1/4 cup of Ketchup
2 Tablespoons of brown spicy Mustard
2 Tablespoons of brown sugar
1/4 cup of chopped bacon

You mix together the beans and onions in a saucepan over Med-High heat and cook for around 5 minutes. Add the Ketchup, Mustard, and brown sugar. Mix together very well and let sit for another 5 minutes or so. Right before serving sprinkle bacon on top.

We always use a little less mustard (Not Cam's favorite) and cook it for a little longer on a little bit higher heat (I don't like crunchy onions, I like them soft) and use WAY more bacon, lol. Okay, not really. We used 6 strips last night (smaller strips) and stirred them in at the end rather than just sprinkled on top.

It is... SO good... *drool*

The kids went to their new Doctor, Dr. Church. He's very nice and a LOT younger than I thought he would be. My Doctor when I was a kid was the same that Liv and D had in Portland, Dr. Alexander, and he was probably getting close to his 50s. I don't doubt for a minute that Dr. Church hasn't even hit his 30s but he was great with the kids. And he was also very interested - not too quick or impersonal. Nice guy. They found an innocent heart murmur on Liv, which I have yet to research myself, but Dr. Church said that it's nothing to worry over. Just something to note.

Mom just called, we were discussing preschool stuff. I was in preschool at three, just a home one with some other kids but it wasn't until I was 4 that I was in a real one, out of the house and all. We'll probably end up doing it through some little church or private place. My smallest sister, Sidney, went to Wee Wisdom at some little Christian church down the road from where we lived. We're LDS but it wasn't like they were teaching her church stuff - it was just preschool, we weren't too overly hyper about her experiencing other things and the ladies were so nice there. Because it was smaller and private with open-enrollment through that church, it was more attention on Sidney and less on pushing policy and just letting the kids play all day and do nothing.

Anyway... boring... :-P I better go, D's awake.


Friday, August 24, 2007

Elastic on the brain.

There's a particular bloggish mood stomping around in my head today. Maybe it's me anxiously awaiting Duncan's nap. I really only get relief exactly two minutes after every hour that he's awake, by my computer's time that is. The cuckoo clock in our hallway seems to be about two minutes behind all of our other clocks and every time it goes off, and I mean EVERY time, both children run anxiously out of the room, panting and tripping over each other to see the bird. My favorite part of the day, is at 1 o'clock. *evil snicker*

I've been whining to myself about not completing some projects I've started. I really should get on it but I just can't wrap my courage around my brain enough to venture out. I cut this pattern out of beautiful dyed fabric for an Ottobre top for Olivia. It's a batik style fabric and I plan to use it for myself depending on how well it comes together for Liv's top.

So here's a photo of it on the model (which oddly enough looks like my nephew's non-existent twin sister...). Looks easy enough, right? But
so wrong. In order to make the shirt you need to use an elastic bobbin. Now... I'm not saying elastic is evil... but oh my. Elastic bobbin sounds terrifying! I once used Lastin on a skirt I made for myself months ago... let's just say I ended up gathering the skirt tiers by hand, and we just don't speak the "L" word anymore.

So, anyway, I really do need to just get over myself and follow the directions and do it. I've got like 3 yards of this fabric and sitting on it won't do me any good. :-P I'll just have to get over myself and do it.

So, since recently FINALLY getting married, our biggest tackle and one of hubby's larger stresses is the moving in process. I believe, I hope, that we are entirely done with the literal "moving" process from Mom's house to our house - BUT, it's the unpacking that's been stressing us. We were hoping originally to move into a place with a garage but they were lame and it fell through (lol, do you like my reasoning? :-D) so we moved in here. It's a beautiful apartment and very spacious with a
huge master closet. Very nice, maintenance annoying, but very nice. :-) We even have our own office with the kids together in a bedroom - but everything filled up so quickly! He has tools (we originally were going to set up a shop in part of the garage) that fill the office closets and now we're desperate for places to put things. Mostly, keepsakes and such that we don't want to get rid of but don't necessarily "use" on a daily basis.

That's my main challenge for today and possibly this weekend, along with calling CHIP and Meadow Creek to yell at them, to find places for all of our odds and ends. I think with my Dad's genetic Tetris skills and my Mom's use or loose it mind (only on my things, not hubby's) I may be able to get it to work.

Wish me luck - D is down, Liv is watching "Bella Dancerella" (thank you, Gma Tanya!) and I've got to get on this before D is up yet again... :-P


Thursday, August 23, 2007

disneyMOON <3

Downtown Disney
LEGO store

Rainforest Cafe

Outside California Adventure

Disneyland Day #1

[character sighting]
Jessie, me, Cam, and Woody

Driving through Autopia

The "been there, done that" shot :-D

California Adventure Day #2
Grizzly River Run
(unfortunately you can't see how soaked we were...)

One of my favs ;-)

Outside of Monsters, Inc. <(o)>

Tower of Terror
(No, we didn't go. I was too chicken.)

Disneyland Day #2
It's a Small World


[character sighting]
Me, Goofy, and Cam

[character sighting]
Me, Minnie, and Cam

In Minnie Mouse's house <3

In Mickey Mouse's house

[character sighting]
Cam, Mickey, and me

a goofy scarecrow ;-)

[character sighting]
Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), me, Cam, and Mulan

[character sighting]
Snow White, me, and Cam

[character sighting]
Cam, Pocahontas, and me

[character sighting]
Mary Poppins, me, and Dick Van Dyke? [haha]

On our third ride through Indiana Jones we got stuck -
right as the ball is supposed to roll onto us,
so we had this HUGE ball above us rolling, it was awful, lol -
and one of our neighbors on the ride took this shot. :-)

@ Denny's for Dinner
We raced to see who could finish and,
believe or not, I beat Cam by a few bites.
I don't think I have ever eaten that much food.
MAN - I thought I was going to explode for the rest of the night. :-P

Disneyland Day #3
Our last Mickey Garden photo

Castle lit up at night - good shot, huh? :-)

Cammie being silly while waiting for the
Disneyland Railroad

We got to go home to our babies! :-)
Here's Liv in her new Minnie ears with her Nemo pamphlet


With his Mickey ears and new Mickey :-)

Goofball, as usual.

The End