Friday, May 30, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Oh Y'all! The summer has started, and it is glorious.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Oh! The birds are so happy this morning, talking and flying, and making such a ruckus! The sun is fully up now, and it feels so very good. Thank you. Lord, open your word to me this morning. Direct me to what I need to know, or study, or to live. Help me to hear and see. I desire to know you more.I closed my journal and opened my devotional, which told me to go to Matthew 3:16-17.
But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. For I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it
you'll soon be out of your depth.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
...We love you Kellie.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008
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Monday, May 19, 2008
I had such a full and fun weekend.
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Saturday, May 17, 2008
If I win this, I intend to re-gift it. But with purpose. I have a set of 3 beautiful (boring) Chef's apron that my neighbor looks at while they dry on my clothesline.
She's 90 and she says that she wished she hadn't wasted years in boring aprons. She said she wished she'd had one that made her feel sassy and fun.
So if I win, you're going to knock the socks off my 90 year old neighbor.
I really wanted Suzanne to win this apron for you. I don't know her, but she clearly has a givers heart.
I was faced with a dilemma. Suzanne and I had an opportunity to grant a wish...how could we not find a way to make it work?
However, I also wanted to be fair to those who had entered and expected the drawing to be random. In the end, I knew the only way to get you an apron is if I made one specifically.
Made with you in mind.
I emailed Suzanne, and she sent me a little info, and when I found out your name was Lillian, I knew that God's providence was at hand.
You see, my name's Lillian too. My middle name, given to me in honor of my maternal grandmother Maude Lillian, who turned 90 yesterday.
I have always loved the name Lillian. So feminine. So sweet.
Maybe, just maybe, a bit sassy too?
What a pleasure it is (along with Suzanne!) to give you this apron.
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Friday, May 16, 2008
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Thursday, May 15, 2008
Sharing a Pop-Tart with Lucy. I was always the first one up (I didn't want to miss the sunrise), but The Boy was always second...which gave us thirty minutes of time to be alone, just him and me. Which was lovely.
The Girl was anticipating a lot of wild flowers. Unfortunately, there was still snow patches around and spring flowers hadn't quite made their arrival. She managed to find some Dandelions (thought of you Janel!) so we could make a crown. That night The Mister and I watched as a fawn ate the rest of the flowers!
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008
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Monday, May 12, 2008
What were you doing ten years ago?
I was living with my parents, with my 8 month old baby boy, while The Mister was completing one of his clinical's in Colorado. It was only for six weeks. We were living in San Antonio, Texas while he was attending graduate school. I was still very much a First Time Mom, who was boiling everything that came into 25 feet of my chunky little baby.
What are 5 things on your to-do list?
1. Finish up several sewing projects.
2. Bring up the hem on shorts for my Dad.
3. Buy a gift for The Mister to celebrate our anniversary.
4. Laundry. Always the laundry.
5. Return library books.
What are 5 snacks you enjoy?
1. Almonds and apples. Together.
2. Toasted Nuts and Cranberry Luna Bars.
3. Tortilla Chips and Salsa (and I wouldn't mind a little avocado on the side.)
4. Peanut M&Ms.
What would you do if you were a millionaire?
I would take my family to Hawaii to meet some of my husbands extended family. I would set up college funds for my kids and nieces and nephews. I would help our friends in Brazil. I would buy The Mister a library of books and fun back-packing/hiking paraphernalia, to make up for all the amazing gifts he has given me in the last 15 years.
Name some of the places you’ve called home.
I have always said that anywhere my military husband is working, is where I will be home. At this point that has been Arizona; San Antonio, TX; Fort Worth, TX; North Carolina, and back to Arizona.
What are some of your bad habits?
I procrastinate on certain things, like making phone calls and replying to emails. I tend to look at certain situations as black and white. All or nothing. This wouldn't be such a problem if I wasn't always in a rush, when i should slow down. I should take more time to think before I act!
What are some jobs you’ve held?
I have been a nanny; an Icee Bear Promotional Bear (dressed up in a big white bear suit!); an extra on a movie set; in a hair advertisement; a receptionist at a shelter for abused and neglected children; an administrative assistant for a chef; a music teacher; a dance teacher; and of course, a Mom!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
I had such a great response to my post re: HFCS, that I thought I would post a recipe for y'all.
2 1/2 c. Oats - quick rolled oats
1/2 c. Rice Krispies
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/4 c. honey
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Add all of the ingredients and mix together until combined. Press into a square 8×8 pan. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes and score into bars. Let it set completely and then cut into bars.
I doubled the recipe, but other than that i followed it exactly. I used a 13x9 inch pan and i was able to get 22 bar out of it.
Next time I am going to try replacing the butter with almond butter and see how it hold together.
The only other thing i would say is to really press the dough into the pan with wet hands. And be sure to allow it to cool COMPLETELY before cutting them into bars. I tried to cut out a bar when it was still look warm and it fell apart. The dough is a little dry before baking, but really firms up when baked and cooled.
Thursday, May 08, 2008
I have already decided to name the brother June. Since he seems to be taking his sweet time coming out. And also, in honor of June, one of my favorite bloggers, who loves birds and nests, and animals, more than I do.
Posted by Kellie A at 11:50 AM
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Oh I am so excited!
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Tuesday, May 06, 2008
This is a rant.
Posted by Kellie A at 1:23 PM
Monday, May 05, 2008
I had planned to write about how this week is a crazy mess of field trips, Teacher Appreciation, and home-life craziness, but Mer did such a fine job on her blog this morning, that I thought I would say:
Posted by Kellie A at 1:12 PM
Friday, May 02, 2008
1. You have an empty cupboard. Food and necessity items will not just magically appear. Things are getting critical. This is the last roll of toilet paper in the entire house. Move directly to Target, Do not pass Go. 2. The Mister keeps forgetting to take these Cream Cheese Brownies to work. Find a happy home for them. If not, proceed to #3.
4. Towels that are thrown into the laundry basket stink. Remind children to hang them before they hamper them.
Posted by Kellie A at 11:11 AM