Tuesday, December 29, 2009

If I die, direct Blake to the freezer.

I've been obsessed with freezing things lately.

I think it started with burritos. Did you know you can make your own frozen burritos? I hate normal frozen burritos (leads back to my hatred of lame cheese and beans. Beans. Gag.) I'll link the good stuff--I don't think you guys care about my frozen flax seed muffin recipe.

Frozen burrito ideas here and here.
Frozen cookie/cookie dough here.
Frozen homemade french fries here.
Frozen meal ideas here.

*Ooooh, if you make burritos, use this Mexican rice recipe. It's amazing. Or use this crock pot chicken recipe.

Freeze on, friends.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Behold, The Funniest Picture Of All Time.

Yes, that is Blake getting hit in the nuts by Colin's elbow.

Yes, he's probably going to kill me for posting this.

Yes, I've snorted every time I see this.


*Photo Credit: Deann B Photography (mostly because I begged her for this picture)

Rain Gutter Shelves

My rain gutter shelves turned out awesome. Blake thought it was super weird that they weren't made out of wood. Or something that is designed to go on the inside of your house. Whatever.


We did them in Colin's room too. Just imagine this shelf, but filled with Star Wars books. They rule.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

hot and not.

Hot. I made homemade granola using this recipe (What? Guys think making granola is hot. Haven't you heard the expression "Check out that girls granola making skills in that dress?")


Not. I got too interested reading Jane Austen playing the Wii, that it burned. Doesn't look to bad--taste like burnt wood chips.

Hot. I swear to you the entire Internet in on sale right now. Glittery (can you be glittery on the Internet?) sale signs. Buy this!

Not. I'm broke.

Hot. My family could so kick your family's ass.


*Photo credit: Deann B Photography

Hot. I would like to have her hair (not the roots, just the bottom part)


Hot. I have just hit the motherload for Christmas inspiration.



*Photo credit: Someone who is not me.

Not. Christmas is over (have you heard?) Internet, remind me next year.

Hot. Blake is building these for me today.

Not. After his nap.

What are your Hot and Nots?

Monday, December 14, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

"That's What She Said"

Check out some of our family pictures at our fabulous photographers blog!


Deann B Photography Blog

Tell me what you think--although I'm holding strong at "AWESOME!"

PS If you are in San Diego and want aweeeeeesome pictures, look her up. Yeah, I'm talking to YOU!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Did you know?

Did you know that if you are six years old and wish hard enough, it (sort of) snows in Hawaii?



Did you know that we leave for our Washington vacation in 33 days?

Did you know Kate has never ever been colder than 65 degrees?

Did you know that Colin says everything is "boring"?


Did you know that if you squeeze your eyes tight enough to pretend to be taking a nap, moms are always fooled?


Did you know that Blake is coming home from Japan tomorrow?

Did you know I'm probably going to jump him in the airport?

Did you know every time I think about Colin's freckles I have to kiss them?


Did you know this is Kate's favorite book?


Well? Did you?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Kids dressed as food? Yes, please.

Colin's school had their annual Thanksgiving play. Seriously? You want to die because of the cuteness of these costumes, right? Yeah, me too.






*Colin was asparagas. Go Colin!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

How To Make Kids Laugh

Say "I'm going to take your picture in 5 seconds. 5, 4......9, 27, 143"



I swear to you--it works every time.

*I have more posts coming up. But today I worked out and never showered and I smell like armpits.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

We might just be the cutest ever.


*if anyone has to know, we were making a "kid sandwich" by mushing them together. According to Colin, he is turkey and Kate is cheese.

**Photo Credit: Deann B Photography

Saturday, October 31, 2009

My Halloween is not PC.

I was making these little "mummy" hot dogs and halfway through wrapping them it occurred to me....

...doesn't it look like I just made a bunch of little terrorists?


"What's up Aamir?"

"I don't know Quasid! The white woman is going to COOK us! I'm freaking out!"


*do pictures of uncooked hot dogs and dough make you feel a little sick too?

Friday, October 23, 2009

You Shot Me!

Things that happened at our family photo shoot:

1. Our brilliant photographer got a taste of the part of paradise they don't tell you about. The traffic.

2. Blake licked the side of my face.

3. We played peek-a-boo under a blanket while tourists stared. Dumb tourists.

4. I laughed so hard my stomach hurt.

5. I wore a flannel shirt in 90 degree weather with 9,000,000% humidity.

6. We sweated. A lot.

7. The session ended with both of my children butt naked in the ocean.


*Okay this is my plug for YOU to have your family pictures taken. There are TONS of photographers out there. Email me--tell me where you live and I will find one for you. Get your pictures taken. Go outside and have fun. Even if your husband licks your face and you laugh so hard you have a double chin and maybe pee your pants a little.

**Do it.


*Photo Credit: Deann B Photography

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Dear Sad Readers of this Blog,

I suck. I'm sorry. SiteMeter says there are still a few depressed readers that still stop by this place. I can't imagine why. For you--I apologize. I'll try to get something fantastic up soon.

For now, want to see some vacation* pictures?









*is it still a "vacation" with two old people who only talk about food and have to have constant bathroom breaks? Yeah, ask me the story about the "NO RESTROOMS!!!" lava walk. Yikes.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I now pronounce you....


Now I realize that potty-training at three hardly makes her a kid genius, but isn't there a sense of pride when your kid gets it? "Oooooh, so I don't pee in my pants and poop on the carpet?" (true story)

My last baby is potty-trained. All hail the poop gods.


Monday, September 7, 2009

Camping: Boys Style



The best salad ever. I really wish I was eating this right now.




We painted with our lights. The boys said this one looked like a dragon--I totally agree.



*No, we haven't traded Kate in for a cute Asian kid. Kelly is Colin's best friend. After camping with him though, I think he'd fit right in. {read: he can rock a burping contest}

**Also, buy your kids light sticks when you go camping. Especially if those kids are six-year old boys who love Star Wars.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Guess Who's Coming?


Guess what we'll be doing?


*My husband has a great sense of humor. I hope.

**My mom is not that tanned (bad photo taking) and I'm not that white. Okay, I am that white. You're MEAN.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009


I'm making these little books for Kate and Colin chronicling* their daily activities. Since Kate is still potty-training, much of hers involves bathtime.


*ask me how long it took for me to spell "chronicling".

Friday, August 21, 2009


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