Monthly Archives: January 2010


I have been trying to upload pictures and the darn thing won’t let me. I will keep trying.

Today Isabella and I went and saw a little snippet of the ballet “The Princess Peony” at the library. We then went to Jacques Torres chocolates and picked up some yummy hot cocoa and a chocolate chunk cookie for Isabella. After sitting in the store for a little while we walked to the bookstore and looked at books for over an hour. It was fun to not be rushed and to just look πŸ™‚ We walked to Annie’s and checked that out as well. It was a fun but cold day! I will keep trying to get the hot cocoa pictures uploaded as well as some fun ones from Isabella’s and my adventure today. We picked up some books from the library while we were there. Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a day and Little House in the Big Woods for her and I to read together!


Posted by on January 30, 2010 in Uncategorized


Good Morning!

Things are a-changing around here…most important being that I am actually going to post here! YAY!

This week has been so incredibly cold. Well, today is the coldest. I felt so very bad for Ashley who had to stand out and wait for the bus this morning. I stand outside with her, and brrr it was cold. Well, I should say I stand in our driveway while she stands at the bus stop about 1/15th of a mile away. Last night we were feeling the cold too, so Brandon and I whipped up some hot cocoa from scratch, added a little whip cream and some pink sprinkles and it was delish! We were going to make some homemade marshmallows to go along with it, but they are so time consuming that I really didn’t feel like doing it. Maybe this weekend. I am happy to not have to go into work on Saturday. Instead, I am taking Isabella to the library to see a little piece of the ballet “The Princess Peony”. Ashley and I are going to make some bread {and butter} Β from scratch and I would like to make pasta, but I am really trying to lose weight! So far I have lost 30 pounds, and unfortunately still have a bit to go, and with weigh ins each week…well, I can’t eat too much πŸ™‚

Next week I am going to do a little bit of shopping…I am sooooo excited.

I am going to pick up a new camera, because my point & shoot pretty much bit the dust. I need to take it in because it is not even a year old. My film camera is, well, film. Not very conducive to blogging and working digitally. I am going to pick up this little beauty…


not top of the line, but it will work well for me. I already have different lenses that will fit into it, because it’s pretty much the same as my film camera!

I wish I was picking up this as well…


It’s a lot less expensive than I thought though. I am not one to buy first edition items, it looks nice. I think I am going to get the ipod touch though!

Alrighty…coming up::pics & recipes for hot cocoa from scratch and some more fun things…

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Posted by on January 28, 2010 in Uncategorized


I don’t know…

Could we try this again? We’ll see. It’s a new year and new beginnings!
Ashley is sick today 😦 but hoping she feels better soon. We are going to learn to make bread this week. She has been cooking up a storm lately. Well, since I bought her a cook book for christmas. Lots of yummy stuff. She did take a couple pictures of her creations. I will try to post them here soon.
Brandon is doing so good in school right now. He is getting his work done at school, and not getting in to trouble. YAY! He has also started reading The Lightning Thief and really enjoying it.
Isabella was sick last week. She had Brownies today, and in a couple weeks we will be kicking of Girl Scout Cookie selling season. Truth be told I am not too happy with Brownies right now. I feel like it’s too chaotic and they aren’t doing much.
Me…well I just finished a “biggest loser” challenge the Monday before christmas, with a group of girls, and I WON πŸ™‚ YAY! I also lost 27pounds. What a good way to start the new year! I also ran TWO 5k’s (one on Thanksgiving morning and one the Sunday before Christmas). I just restarted the challenge yesterday. So I hopefully I can be just as successful.


Posted by on January 12, 2010 in Uncategorized