Thursday, January 8, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
sewing an apron. My poor mother. I made her drag down her sewing machine with her on her trip down here from Utah to help me with this one. Thank you! I am not a sewer, so this one is huge for me. I gifted it to my sister. Sorry, Ruru, I shouldn't victimize the people I love with homemade gifts!
On my to do list for 2009:
- Cook fish
- Make biscuits that are not flat dense paper weights
- Have a family photo taken
- Visit Yosemite
Don't worry, I will try not to give anyone wrapped fish for Christmas in an effort to check it off my to do list (biscuit paper weights however, is a definite possibility).
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I don't mean to sound like someone who was born and raised in San Diego but I had no idea you had to roll a snowball to do a decent sized snow person. Next time I'll bring gloves!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
We never left the house Christmas day but we managed to cook up our first turkey dinner! Kedrick came into the kitchen and said "who's coming over for dinner?" When I replied nobody he was a bit confused why the tablecloth and all the food. I felt a huge sense of accomplishment and feel I have completed the final step into adulthood, cooking my own turkey. I relished in the cranberry sauce with lime and orange zest. The lime and pear jello (which sounds disgusting as do most jello recipes but is actually something I crave) was presented to me with a bow on top by my sister and was one of my favorite things to eat for days.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Gathering with the cousins to view the Light Parade on Boats at Sea Port Village.
We gathered with our friends for a Christmas Eve Rehearsel Dinner complete with ham and twice baked potatoes. Most the kids ran wild except the three oldest who did their best at acting out the Nativity. Kedrick took on the role of Joseph, Nicky completely immersed herself in her role as Mary and Jaron stood proudly as an angel declaring his joyful message. Mary and Joseph had some difference of opinion on how to care for baby Jesus. Mary wanted him in the cradle, Joseph wanted to take him out. Mary, calmly but resolutely closed the lid of the box Jesus was sleeping in and perched herself on top. Joseph was at a loss and wandered off.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
She makes you take pictures highlighting the pointy elf hat. You cooperate only because you are too distracted by the train.
And this is how you let her know you've had enough goofy pictures with the elf hat (but yes you WILL put it on again next year).
Kedrick and Brock sat and watched the model train display FOREVER and could have stayed as long as we would have let them. They never tried to touch it, they just sat in awe and respect. For the first time I thought maybe, just maybe, there is hope I can teach them the concept of reverence. I will describe it as the feeling they get inside when they see a really amazing model railroad.