Sunday, October 24, 2010

Grant’s Fav Meal

On the Menu:

The Pioneer Woman’s Steak Bites

Cheddar Biscuits

A Green Vegetable, just for good measure

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Cheddar Biscuit Recipe

1/2 lb Bisquick

1 1/2 oz shredded Cheddar

5 1/2 oz water

Mix it all and plop a dozen balls onto a pan.

Bake 10-12 minutes in a 375 degree oven.

Meanwhile, mix

2 TB melted butter, 1 tsp garlic salt, & 1 tsp of parsley

Brush over freshly bakes biscuits. 

So easy, so delish. 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Hometown Parade

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Perfect weather.  Team spirit.  Cool trucks.  Free T-shirt.  Lots of candy.  Political stickers.  Marching bands.  Funny college kids.  Popcorn.  M-I-Z chants.  Familiar faces.   Endless high-fives.  

Naps on the way home:)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Operation: Decrapify the House

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The idea of packing up our stuff and moving out is getting a little more real every day. 

Our first mission:  Pack up all the crap and hide it, so that someone will think the house is cute and will want to buy it. 

Mission 2:  Sell the house to that certain someone.

Mission 3: Live in Grandpa’s house while we save money and build a new place. 

Mission 4: Never move again? 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A few questions, a few prayers

  • have more kids?
  • public or private school?
  • adopt?
  • go back to school?
  • be foster parents?
  • get a job?
  • build a house?
  • sell our house?
  • how will this affect that?
  • will that strain us?
  • emotionally, mentally, financially?
  • does this decision make us selfish?
  • will we feel guilty if we don’t?
  • is it okay to be confused?
  • to change your mind?
  • to disagree?
  • to cry about it?
  • should i get new boots? (kidding)

feeling blessed and worried at the same time.  that’s all.

and feeling like a season of prayer is coming on.    A cascading waterfall, flanked by flowers.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

So I got a haircut the other day…

So I got a haircut the other day, nothing major, just a trim and some bangs.  And in hopes of raising my self esteem, I asked the little boys what they thought of it.

Jagger:  I love it a lot!  You look so beautiful! You’re the most beautiful mommy!  Can I have some cookies?

Cash:  Mommy, I don’t like your haircut!  I don’t like the down part!  Take your haircut off! 

Um, moral of the story is: A 5-year-old knows how to talk to a woman when he wants something.  A 3-year-old, not so much. 

And maybe “the down part” of my haircut isn’t so good?