Thursday, April 30, 2009
I made this for dinner last night;
I started browning the meat at 4:30, and dinner was in the oven by 4:45.
It was seriously that easy!
The best part?
There were NO leftovers.
This dinner gets an 8 out of 10 in my book.
We'll make this again.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
In honor of the day's discovery, we had a potato bar for dinner.
Some of those pups were HUGE~!
And there is your provident living tip for the day.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
This place is heaven for outdoor enthusiasts of ALL ages, as long as your hips and major joints aren't candidates for replacement.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
The man, ahead of his time, who knew nothing of the time that we would be spending on computers, lurking on blogs and surfing the web also penned
Friday, April 24, 2009
Doesn't this beg the question "Why have the carbon-hating greenlings not been working on this?" J.K. Rowling was on to something with the Floo Network. Can you imagine? No more emissions tests. No more rush hour traffic. No more economic stimulus packages for the automobile industry. I'm feeling inspired. Inspired to prod you science-minded people to act. And quickly, please! I have things to do, places to be and people to see! And I'd like to be earth-friendly while I'm transporting myself. Captain Kirk did it... Beam me up (Scottie).
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
It's a great day for displaying patriotism. (and playing checkers) We left the house at dawn, and marched 5 miles with the Carlisle minutemen to Concord, where we witnessed the muster of the minutemen from surrounding towns, a parade and some re-enactment at the Old North Bridge.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
He hath opened heaven's gate.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
8:00 am Munchkin game - Primary School field
9:00 am travel team game - HS field
9:30 am youth soccer game - middle school field
10:00 am kick out one dozen teenage boys sleeping in the basement
The best part is that we have to figure out how to divide that schedule and responsibly chaperone the rest of the birthday sleepover between two adults. One reason why cloning might be a good thing on a morning like this one.
Friday, April 10, 2009
And in his cutest little manly-voice he asked "Hey mom, what's this, a pretzel tree?"
Oh, and in my head I'm just squeemishly in love with the little person that he is, knowing exactly why I didn't stop at just five kids. But without skipping a beat, I answer "No, it's called a forsythia bush. But the buds haven't come out yet."
And he says "Why? Do they eat it?" And I ask "Who?" And he says "The bugs."
Clever lad. What bugs wouldn't love snacking on a handy pretzel bush?
And then we're parking his bike in the garage and it occurs to me to ask about the fate of the worm he rescued while I was fending off frostbite. "Hey Pal," I said, "where did you put that worm you were saving?" And he points to the hole (where there used to be a screw and a nut) in the cross bar of his bike, and says "He's in there."
Thursday, April 9, 2009
On New Year's eve, he carried his trumpet, his scriptures, and his AP History study guide around the house barefoot, in the snow. Some serious goals for '09.
He also has mad sewing skillz, as he made his mom a cozy fleece hat and scarf.
He's active in most musical ensembles at the HS, including accappella.
And he's a very fashionable dresser.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the man of the day.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
After Thursday, I'll add a link to Elder Jeffrey Holland's amazing conference talk on this subject.