Tuesday, July 29, 2008
We are celebrating by helping Kendra move out of the apartment while we all wait to hear from Adam in Arizona who has spent all day taking the bar exam. We couldnt think of a better way to spend it. Plus, they got us CAKE! Can't get much better than that.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Today I sent out a survey to Tealtown's biggest fans, our family! I asked if they preferred our shop photos to be outside with some fancy background, or just a white wall with the focus on our t-shirts. Not only did all of them get back to me super fast, they all unanimously agreed that the fancy outside ones make for a more interesting shop.
So I guess what I will be doing this weekend.
Thank you to everyone who responded! I really didn't know which way to go and your opinions really helped.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
The Wii. This one was also from Donna and Jim. After many months of searching one was finally found and Mark's 2006 Christmas present was complete.
I have been playing Mario Galaxy and Wii Fit lately. Aside from The Disney Princess Game I think WiiFit is the only other game that I have bought for myself. It was the first thing to come out on Wii that I was more excited about than Mark was.
I always feel bad about buying things. Even though I had been reading about WiiFit and counting down the days until it was released, the day it did come out I was unsure if I should really spend that much money on a game. I always do that, I feel guilty about having the privilege to be able to buy something even if it is something I have wanted and put some money away for.
In the end the thing that made me but it was my recent health kick. As of now I think it is more than just a kick and I am hoping I can turn this in to a permanent life style and part of the reason I think I have made it this far is WiiFit. Knowing it is going to hold me accountable for that second whatever totally helps. While I don't play the games as much as I did when I first got it, weighing in everyday it has made me aware of my weight and that helps a lot.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Donna and Jim got us a Weber grill as a engagement present, we were excited at the time but if we had known all the awesome things that we were going to make with it we probably would had done cartwheels.
As soon as it got warm we started grilling out. Steaks, salmon, hamburgers, chicken wings. But then we got in to a rut where we were grilling the same things over and over again even though they were delicious every time we wanted something new.
A couple cook books have been inspiring us this week and we had the best dinner that has come off the grill yet.
1/3 Cup Olive Oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon garlic powder pepper blend
Jumbo Shrimp, peeled
Put everything in a zip lock and let the shrimp marinate in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes. Then throw the shrimp on the grill until they look like they are done.
Grilled Pineapple and Watermelon
Drizzle some honey of the pieces of fruit and throw em on the grill. Mark says to take it off when the char marks appear. The pineapple was awesome, the watermelon was watermelon, you cant really mess that up.
Cover with Olive Oil and season with salt and pepper, then throw them on the grill until they are done how you like them.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Emma wanted to sleep with Mark and me while we were at Grandma's last weekend, but there was no way that all three of us were going to fit in a bed so she begged and begged to sleep in the crib that was in the room.
This is her realizing that I am taking a picture to post on my blog.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
My aunt found this little guy on the side of the road. They named him Lucky. This is him big compared to what he was when she found him. He is obviously way to young to be away from his mother but he is still very sweet and gentle. While we were there she asked me if I wanted him and if Autumn and Conner weren't so attached to him Mark and I would totally have a new little kitten to play with.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Sunday was Brody's, the two month old, baptism. It was a lovely ceremony. It was a little weird to watch Barney and Alyssa with their little baby standing up there in the exact same place I watched them get married two years ago. Change is always weird I guess, but at least some change is wonderful.
We also got to spend the weekend with my niece Jane, who is almost six months old already. We all had a great time with her, her mom, and her grandma who also came to visit with everybody. Her Mom and I talked about getting together so I could take some pictures of her, and I can't wait.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Happy Birthday Markie!
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Now all I have to do is wait three or four years when someone wants to sell their used one and I have a job.