Wednesday, January 27, 2010

This is why I don't want an ipad

This is why I don't want an ipad. See my book below, that is what most of my books look like, well the good ones at least.

This week Amy and I have been researching a topic for our podcast called, "Should the Bible be taught in public schools?" Upon reading the papers for the podcast I continually come across data to suggest the Bible isn't true because you can't prove it happened. There isn't enough "artifactual"(I just made that word up) evidence to sugest that the stories in it are true and not just some made up mythical fiction. One of the articles says "scholars admit that there is no proof whatsoever that the Exodus took place" and "they didn't find a single peice of evidence backing the Isrealites' supposed 40 year sojourn in he desert."

So I kept thinking about this, what on earth, in terms of artifacts, would prove that I ever exhisted 6,000 years from now? I can' think of anything. But I think this is a small reason that I write in EVERYTHING! I want to preserve my thoughts on paper. I want my Grandaughters to see what I thought about a person, book, or recipe.

So ipad, can you do that!?!?! Can you preserve me, can I write in your margins, can I highlight, can I doggy ear your pages for when I have lunch with Heidi? Can you ipad, can you! That's what I thought.

Today I made cookies from a recipe I got from one of my favorite blogs

I loved the recipe, and I wrote in the margins, as I do on all my good recipe's. Here are some before and after photos.

Before-going into the oven.


This is the blessed cookbook that my Mother-in-Law got me for Christmas 4 years ago. It is actually a binder complete with all my husbands favorite family recipes, talk about a thoughtful gift. With it, she also gave me some extra plastic holders for recipes that I add. I use it all the time.

Mama Nirvana's cookie recipe with my writings.

When Kiran was visiting almost 3 years ago, she wanted to make me meetballs, so she called her friend Kristen to get the recipe and I handed her the first blank peice of paper in sight, which happened to be a phone bill. But I like Kiran's handwriting, so I'll never change this or type it up to alter it. I may at a future date add a photo.

More writing for Ghost cupcakes for Halloween.

P.S. I also date EVERYTHING! Check the back of almost any photo in my house, it will have a date on it.

P.P.S. Thanks for the cookie recipe Amy, and thanks for the idea for the blog post. The cookies were AMAZING!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

These are a few of my Favorite things

A couple of weeks ago I was having a bad day, so a friend of mine dropped by my house with 3 of my favorite things. Here they are:

A fresh, cold, Diet Dr. Pepper

And last but not least, a YAM. Seriously, I love these things. I probably eat at least one a week. I like them sauteed with a tiny amount of butter and brown sugar, I like them baked in the oven with a little salt and pepper for an for an afternoon snack, I like them turned into fries and I like them in a soup called Nutty Sweet Potato soup. I love this vegetable. But how cool is it that a friend would actually remember that and bring me one on a bad day.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Before and After

I went to the salon today and because it is so expensive I wanted to actually take photos and see if it made a difference. So here are the before and afters.

Before above, after below.





Is there a difference? I think it is a tiny bit lighter.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Kiran came to town last week and didn't take enough pictures. Here are just some of the highlights.

This is Voodoo donuts. Have you been to this place, it is kind of crazy. Literally crazy, I wanted to take a photo of the tattooed, pierced, died, lady behind the counter but I wondered what she would do to the donuts if I did. At Voodoo donuts it looks like the employees came into the store that morning and looked around and said what do we have left over, o.k., that's what we'll put on the doughnuts.

Left over candy canes from the holidays.

Left over oreos.

I am not really a donut person, so I can't tell you if they were good or not, but it was worth the visit. Here is the left over breakfast cereal from that morning.

Holly, Kiran and I also went to a restaurant called East Burn. The girl on the far right is the author of the blog Have a cute Day.

The russet and sweet potato fries. Yum

The potato cakes with chutney.

This is Kiran, my parents, and I at my favorite pizza place in Portland, it is called 360. This is Kiran's Birthday lunch.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Warren turned 7

For Warren's Birthday we had a party for him on Monday night at my parents house with Holly and her kids and Kiran. Warren got some Club Penguin cards and a membership and some Wii games. Then on Thursday Kiran and I went to his school to take his class Krispy Kream donuts and later that night his Dad took he and Max to Big Al's to go bowling and to play games. When they got home we had another party with root beer floats and he got to open his gifts from Grandma Hansen and I.

It is difficult to believe that I am old enough to have a 7 year old. Warren is a great kid, He was born in January of 03. His due date was January 18th, but we went into the hospital on January12 on a Sunday night to be induced. They induced me on a Sunday night and he was born Tuesday morning. He weighed 8lbs, 12oz. It was a hard delivery and a hard pregnancy but he has been an easy kid.

Here are just a few of my favorite things about Warren.

1. He can memorize anything, scripture, commandments, names, you name it, if you just teach it to him a few times he can memorize it.

2. He is a teachers dream. He is quiet and well behaved in class and he gets frustrated with kids who don't follow the rules.
3. Parent Teacher Conferences are a blast for Spencer and I. I don't ever claim to be a mother of the year, but his parent teacher conferences make me feel like one. He gets stellar report cards. Spencer takes time off work to go to them and when we leave the school we are practically skipping and holding hands.
4. He tells me everything! He tells me who he sits by, what he liked about lunch, what happened on the bus, what iCarly was about, what is going on in the Tree house books, everything!

5. He is so nice to his baby sister. Once he even yelled at Max for taking a harsh tone with her.

OK. I have gushed on long enough.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Completely Gratuitous Outfit

You gotta love Target. And how to do you like my blog title, that is a shout out to Megan

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My little dipper

Like many other kids, Auri's favorite thing to do with food it dip it. She will dip anything and everything into ketchup and the yesterday I caught her dipping her marshmallows into the cream cheese on her bagel, I thought it was adorable. Here she is.