Monday, November 24, 2008

she's got spirit

Deep down, she knows they will most likely lose. But she puts on the uniform anyway.

Never give up. Never give up.

Monday, November 17, 2008


Had some fun, and a lot of work, raking leaves in the backyard!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

you heard it here first

If there is one thing that Jackson despises, it's any way shape or form. I can't even put peanut butter on toast in the morning without him coming in from the other room saying, "That smells that peanut butter??" Oh, and you've never seen such drama as Jack unknowingly eating a small piece of a nut (like when he tried to sneak M&Ms on Halloween but didn't realize they were Peanut M&Ms!) or something with peanut butter in it (like a seemingly benign looking peanut butter chocolate chip cookie). With the awful faces and the spitting out the food and the rinsing his mouth out 10 times...seriously...give that boy an Oscar! So imagine my surprise when after winning a game of Wii Mario Kart last night, he pointed at the TV and shouted, "Yeah...that's AWESOME!! With peanuts in it!!" As if peanuts, the thing he despises more than anything, actually made winning more awesome. Huh.

Anyway, it's the new phrase sweeping the nation. Awesome! With peanuts in it! Go ahead, try it out. But don't forget where you heard it!

Monday, November 10, 2008

reader participation...please!!

I absolutely love making Thanksgiving dinner. It is my favorite of all dinners. And I just found out this weekend that Mom and Dean are coming in addition to Holly and Justin! (Open Invitation - anyone else planning on being in the area?? Please come to dinner!)

Now, here's the thing. I haven't quite nailed down the menu and this is where I need your help. Think about these questions and when you have a minute, leave your comment in the comments section. (I know this didn't work so well when I asked you to vote for your favorite October picture - 0 comments!! Don't be intimidated! It's really easy to leave a comment!!)

Here are the questions (feel free to answer one or both...well, or neither, if you really want to be a party-pooper!):

What is the dish that makes your Thanksgiving? (I mean, your Thanksgiving just would not be Thanksgiving without this.)


Is there a dish (appetizer/side/dessert) that you have thought about adding to your Thanksgiving menu, but haven't?

I usually try to add at least one new side dish with the hope that eventually, I'll hit upon the one that makes everyone say, "This is my new favorite Thanksgiving dish!" But that hasn't happened yet! I have a few ideas, but I'm really interested to hear what you all have to say! I'm going to make my final choices and post my menu here next week.

I will be so thankful for your comments!

when she decides to use yogurt as a styling product

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

hmmm...something's different


In the spirit of this Election Day, I urge you all to not only vote in today's general election, but also for your favorite October photo!

You can click on the slideshow to navigate through the pictures faster and then comment away!!

on the street where i live

This photo doesn't really do it justice, but the colors are just beautiful right now. Just one of the 104 things I love about living here!

Monday, November 3, 2008

happy halloween

Our brave knight...

Our sweet Piglet...

Our dazzling performers...

Our crash from a sugar high...