Monday, March 30, 2009

What's on the menuuuuuuuuuuu

The new menu has been finally posted.  Of course, I've made a few changes already!  Alex has a meeting tonight, so I thought I'd make some pretzel dogs for the girls.  :) 

Okay, I realize that the education of my children relies on me.  And while this is a huuuuuge undertaking, I am in no way responsible for this:

OMG, I nearly died with fits of laughter when I saw this.  I don't know how this happened or why this happened and frankly, I don't care.  It's hysterical and they have no clue why I was laughing so much. 

Friday, March 27, 2009


Mary went to prom tonight; senior prom.  Didn't I just do that last year?!  She was running a bit late, though this time it wasn't her fault!  ;)  I managed to snap a few pictures before they flew out the door.

Daniel and Mary.  They're "just friends."  Though I think they really are.  She was trying really hard not to stab him with the pins.  Good job, Mary!

Hopefully she'll like the pictures I took.  And hopefully they're having a great time.  Tomorrow they're all off to the beach.  Hmmm......I did that the day after prom, too.  I think it might rain tomorrow (which we really, really need) so I hope they have a backup plan.

As always, I think she looks amazing tonight.  I can't believe she'll be off to college in just a few short months.  Don't tell her how much I'm going to miss her.  Ahhhhhhh.....time goes by too fast.

Here's a few pictures of my ever-growing herbs and lettuce.  I can't believe I started them all from seeds and haven't had too many problems - yet!



Spicy Basil

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I totally forgot to put up the new menu for the week!  Sorry!!!  Here's a picture of it....

Sorry!  We had a busy weekend and it just slipped my mind.  Of course, most things slip my mind without much trouble.

Hannah's friend was over for a few hours Saturday night.  She lives a few houses down from us.  While we adults think we're fairly intelligent, it takes a child to show you how to unlock secret games on your Wii.  Oh my goodness, we would have gone years before we found them.  Thank you, Alexis.  :)

We ended up at one of my most favorite places yesterday......Downtown Disney.  Yeah, baby!  We stopped in T-Rex to check out the dinosaurs. 

See, even in March it's a bit chilly down here sometimes.  I think we could have left our jackets on all day.

Then we met up with my friend Brooke and her two little girls.  Gee, my kids can't go anywhere without their bags.  Hannah said "well, where would I keep my money then?!"  Smart girl.  She ended up buying herself another pin while we were there yesterday.

Then we hopped on the boat for the other side of Downtown Disney. 

This is their best biker chick look. 

Dang, they're cute!

We took the bus over to the Animal Kingdom Lodge for a while.  Hannah wanted to go sit around the fire pit. 

So we did.  :)  No reason to rush!

Yes, this is how I spent part of my Monday.  Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.  Anything for my girls!  ;)

As always, Kali was enthralled with the flowers.  Flower, sticks, and rocks. 

We had lots of fun, brought lots of food, and spent little money.  I love doing Disney stuff on the cheap.  Think they'd let me move in?  We could do a documentary - Homeschooling in Disney.  I'm up for it!!

Kali did her first lesson in Alpha (her next math book).  My girl rocks.  She did a fabulous job.  We're taking a spring break week in April, but I think I should change the week.  I think everyone else will be on spring break down here, so I might pick the next week.  Hey, I like going places when they're not crowded!  Hopefully I can head back out to Orlando; that would be nice.  I love hanging out with my girls; we always have a blast together. 

Friday, March 20, 2009

My girls are rockin' lately!!!

I think the planets must be in alignment.

We'll start with Mary........

She got some of her financial aid paperwork in the mail today. Of course, she's not here, so I called her to see if she'd let me open it. Looks like for the fall/spring semesters she'll have nearly all of her expenses covered!!! Well, everything but food. I'm in shock. And I'm thrilled off my ass. Still don't know about the summer semester, but hopefully that will show up in the mail, too. Go Mary!!!


Lost another tooth! She said she's very happy to have it gone so she can eat again. Hmmm....I don't think she ever stopped! The tooth fairy was very happy and left her $2. Go Hanny!!


Finished her math book today! She has officially finished Math-U-See's Primer and she'll be moving on to Alpha shortly.

She had already written her name on this when she first got the book. Today she added a million stickers. And she thanked me, just like it said on the certificate. Awwwww. Go Peetie! All of my girls are great in math.

Can you smell all that garlic! The rosemary is from my plant. There were tons of onions, too, but they were hiding in the bottom of the bowl still.

Slathered in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mmmmmmmmm


Burger Buns. They are heavenly!!!!


And some lettuce from outside, too! Dinner was fabulous last night.

Tonight I have some pasta drying on the counter and some garlic herb bread in the oven. :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Miscellaneous stuff.

Here's a few pictures of Hannah and Kali.  :) 

Gee, Hannah, don't smile or anything!!  Kali was wearing the new outfit I made her.  Awwwwww.

I told Kali to 'strike a pose.'  Hannah thought it was pretty funny.

I love the back of this shirt.

I'm working on an apron for me now, and then I need to make another one for Hannah.  The one she has was made a few years ago, and well, she's not that little anymore!!!

Speaking of 'not little,' my basil is starting to grow like crazy!  Yay!!!  Go me.

This is the spicy globe basil. 

Here's my lettuce.  I should probably plant some more of this, or we'll only get one salad out of this!

Here's my cilantro; not looking as well as it should.  My chives are looking pretty dismal at this point.  Might be time to try something else there.

Yesterday I ran 3.5 miles and this morning I did 3.2.  Yeah!  My legs are aching, but it's gooooooooooood.  Must.....keep.....going.

Kali is on her last math lesson in her book!  She's done such a fabulous job in math so far this year; hopefully it will keep going fairly smoothly for her.  Hannah's got 4 more lessons to go in hers and then we'll all start the next books. 

Time for me to figure out what's for lunch today!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The long and the short of it.

The dress I made for Kali was too long - wayyyy too long. But it's cute and she'd make a paper bag look good. Forgive her hair; I haven't done it yet today.

Someday I'm just going to eat her up. Hey! Check out my running shoes just hanging out in the corner. I left them there after my lovely 3.2 mile run this morning. Think I ought to put those up.

Next time I'll leave off the bottom band and take a few inches off the bottom of the dress.

And now for the short of it....

I had to do something to make up for the uber-long dress, so I made her this shirt yesterday and finished it off this morning.

The back of it is really cute, but it's hard to see it in the picture.

There are to wide pieces in the back that cross over each other.

Hannah's begging for a dress, so I better go find a pattern around here that's her size. She seems to be growing constantly; I'm not sure I can keep up with her!

I made a super-yummy chicken biscuit pot pie for dinner last night.

It was so good! Leftovers for lunch today. :)


Saturday, March 14, 2009

New Menu Saturday!

The new menu for the week has been posted.  :)  Tomorrow I'm being uber-lazy and making hotdogs.  Okay, so I am making the buns, but that's about it.  Alex and I are going back to the comedy club (thank you, email, for those $2 tickets!!) and I don't feel like getting overly involved in cooking tomorrow. 

I made some garlic monkey bread the other day; boy was it good!

When I took it out of the oven, I brushed it with melted butter - twice.  OMG.  My hips got wider just looking at it.

See how yummy it was?

I'm finally sewing something again.  Right now I have a dress for Kali cut out in my office.  Hopefully I'll be done with it soon and I'll have some pictures up here for you.

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday everyone!