Thursday, December 22, 2011

Today the kids and I...

Decorated/Ate Cookies
Tried out the Bumbo seat...I knew he'd love it.  We must find ours!

After we got home from our marathon day of visiting teaching, the Lu and I decorated cookies.  It's the only Christmasy thing I've really enjoyed this year.  I loved sitting at the table, with her narrating everything she was doing and being creative.  It definitely sparked in me a love of cookie decorating.  Must be an adopted gene from Tony's side.





Thursday, December 15, 2011

I haven't stopped baking...

Just because I haven't been posting here...doesn't mean I haven't been baking.  I've got a little bit of a backlog of recipes to share with you.  I'll start with the torte I made for Mom's birthday.  It turned out almost perfect.  I forgot to temper the eggs so they separated, I didn't have enough chocolate to start over so I just went with it and it still turned out really good.  I would like to try it again and have it all go right though.  The best part was Mom loved it and I love that she loved it.  


Friday, December 02, 2011

Feeling a little neglected...

I'm sorry readers...you can definitely tell when things are busy around here...blogging tends to head to the bottom of the very long to do list.  I feel a lack of words to describe life right now.

Tony's grandmother passed away on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  We gave thanks for our many blessings and know Grandma is greatly missed.  We've been spending time with family and slowly preparing for the holidays.  Hopefully I'll get my blogging mojo back soon.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Another First

Can you believe we went FOUR years without a haircut?









am i next?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Awww...shucks


Ashton over at Something Swanky passed me the Tell Me About Yourself Award.

Thank You!

Remember when I posted over there? About ice cream? Is this ringing any bells?  
Oh, you do remember...maybe you should show a girl some love and, ahem, comment.

Anyway...okay...enough aggrandizing...7 Things About Myself:

1. Boy and 1 Girl.  I love my kids.
2. Phone numbers.  It confuses people...I love my Google voice but sometimes I forget and give out the other number.  Have you tried Google voice?  You should, you can say goodbye to voicemail.  
Anyone else out there loathe voicemail?
3. Cameras. DSLR, Point and Shoot, iPhone.  I have one or two or three with me ALL THE TIME.  
Go, go gadget camera arm!
 4. Months old before starting solids...I just couldn't wait.  Noah ate some cereal last night.  Or rather inhaled some cereal last night...sucked it down like he's been eating from a spoon his whole life.  I have all this guilt about whether starting them two weeks early is going to set him up to struggle with obesity his whole life...but then he slept for five blessed hours so I'm gonna keep on feeding that boy.  
Who am I kidding, he's probably gonna be a biggen no matter what I do.
 5. Number of Double Stuff Oreos I ate for breakfast.
Less than 6. weeks until Christmas! Ah! Lucy wants Xia Xia's...she said, "You just go to the xia xia aisle and buy the xia xias."  Have you seen them?  They are the silliest little things.  I loathe silly toys, almost as much as voicemail.  (Thanks, Dad)  I love how simple everything is to Lucy, 
have you heard her explain how to surf?
"You bend your knees and then you just catch a wave."
7. I don't know why that's there.

Okay...15(15?!) Bloggers to pass this on to...This is the one I'm narrowing down to 3...
Jen at NotesfromtheBurrow...cause she's my sis and the only one who will understand #7
Lindsey at To a T...cause I'm jealous of her...oh so jealous.
Maren at Like Karen With An "M" because I think if we knew each other IRL we could be besties.  Did I just say besties?  That's another word I'd never say IRL.  Only in blog land y'all.

Thanks again, Ashton, I hope you feel like you know me a teensy bit better.

Awardees: here are the rules: List 7 things about yourself, pass this on to 15 bloggers...or 3.  
Wait, is this sounding like a chain letter?




Saturday, November 12, 2011

pumpkin stuff


 Hello, my name is Anna and I like taking pictures of food.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

He's full of firsts!


Look what Noah learned to do last night.

Something funny...Lucy was 3 months and 11 days old when she rolled over for the first time.
Noah was 3 months and 11 days old when he rolled over for the first time.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Toothless is no longer toothless!

He cut TWO teeth this weekend! He is furiously sucking on his hand and drooling everywhere! His two front bottom teeth have popped through. I'm a little nervous.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Birthday pt. 2

She requested a strawberry cake...I love how it turned out!


Happy Birthday, Silly Girl!

My silly Lucy is 4 today!
Happy Birthday, Baby!

I get this response a lot to my saying, "smile!"

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Words to live by

I made Brisket for the first time...I followed PW's instructions.  It was one of the most delicious things I've ever made and you know I've made a lot of yummy things.


Speaking of yummy things...I heard this quote on The Big Bang Theory the other night. 

"The real way to get a man is with melted cheese and cream of mushroom soup...
he'll die at 50 but his love will be true."

Have a good day!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

9 days...seriously?

9 days since my last post?  I guess that's my phase of life right now.  Sorry....

Apple Orchard...

It was cold and wet.  The apple I picked off the tree was the best apple I've ever eaten...I know it was just because it was so fresh, because I've had Gala apples before from the store they're, meh.  This Gala was super yum.

coming soon...Cider Mill...and Noah's baby blessing is tomorrow, I can't wait for you to see his gown.  It is so beautiful.








Thursday, October 13, 2011

Eastern Market Photos




Love the old Vernors boxes, did you know they were originally a Michigan company?

SweeTango as modeled by mi madre




chocolate croissants

No Grumpy People




For Dad

I didn't know Coxcomb got that big.









My niece went to Homecoming that night...isn't she gorgeous?