Friday, November 26, 2010

So after hours of prepping and cooking and stressing and fretting and a few near-breakdowns, Thanksgiving was wonderful.

We hosted it at our house -- I love having a house full of people and energy. We brought in a couple folding tables and chairs and cleared out the living room of what could be removed. It was most definitely cozy.

Unfortunately, by the time everyone arrived I was so tired and worn out that I didn't enjoy it near as much as I should have... I'm so, so, so thankful for this little baby in my tum, but I am not thankful for the permanent headache that comes along too. I didn't take any pictures, but Jenny did and I'll post them if there's some good ones.

That said, we had LOTS of good food and I learned a few lessons:

No. 1 ~ Do not leave the lid on when roasting the turkey. Although it got done and tasted good, it looked nothing like the turkey in my mind.
No. 2 ~ Sewing and crafting for Thanksgiving should not be done within 48 hours of when the cooking is to start.
No. 3 ~ No matter what you think, the table is never big enough.
No. 4 ~ I don't know how people do it that have full-time jobs, multiple children, AND you have people over for Thanksgiving. Amazing.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

It's Official.


I'm officially tired all the time.

I'm officially cranky most of the time.

I'm officially having a hard time getting dressed all of a sudden.

But more importantly, we are officially very excited that a new baby is on the way.

EstimatedDateofArrival ~ May 29th.
I would have loved to tell each and every one of you in person, but the way the news has slowly been leaking around, I figured I'd better make it official!

Besides, I'm too tired and cranky to make that many phone calls... :) XOXO

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dumpster Diving and Sun Dogs.

So a while back while we were on one of our trips to Anchorage, we saw this frame out by the road for someone's trash. Being the somewhat-hoarder that I am, I snagged it up for a rainy day. The frame was in tact, it was just that the artwork had come unglued. I knew I could think up something useful for a huge frame.

Well this week it found a purpose. I've been pining for a chalkboard somewhere in the house and Bry took some chalkboard spraypaint I'd bought, painted the backside of the artwork and nailed it to the frame. It's perfect! It can hang on the wall and is super light, so we can just take it down for Ever when she wants to draw.

This is not an extraordinary picture of a sun dog, but is special simply because it was taken from our kitchen. From wikipedia:

A sun dog (scientific name parhelion, plural parhelia, from Greek par─ôlion, "beside the sun"; also called a mock sun) is an atmospheric phenomenon that creates bright spots of light in the sky, often on a luminous ring or halo on either side of the sun. They are formed by plate-shaped hexagonal ice crystals in high and cold cirrus clouds or, during very cold weather, by ice crystals called diamond dust drifting in the air at low levels. These crystals act as prisms, bending the light rays passing through them by 22°. If the crystals are randomly oriented, a complete ring around the sun is seen — a halo.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010


I thought November was ignore-your-blog-month ... No?