Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Domestic goddess

My cooking/baking skills have been on a sabbatical for the past month..no, two months. It's sad. My poor family.

The other day I had thrown a pork roast in the crockpot and then smothered the beast in BBQ sauce - not much of an effort to redeem myself here. Michael was out golfing so on his way home I had him stop at the grocery store to pick up some rolls for the shredded pork sandwiches. When he gets home dinner is almost ready and I tossed some zucchini from my grandmas garden in the pot to boil and voiala, a meal. While eating that sweet man turns and says "wow babe, I LOVE it when you cook". Fail. I felt so bad that to him that was "cooking". Bless his heart.

To make matters worse on the domestic front, I was out with my mother-in-law on my michaels brothers birthday. For his birthday his request for lunch was lasagna. When we pull in the driveway she says "I should probably start the lasagnas now" In my head I'm thinking Costco frozen lasagna, then I open my big mouth and say "so, how do you do yours?, do you thaw them out in the microwave first and then let them finish heating in the oven?" she looks at me and replies "uhhh, no...I make them...ya know, from scratch". Crap. I can't even layer noodles, spaghetti sauce and cheese. I have to buy it that way. That was my low point.

So today, I am actually cooking! Spaghetti sauce from scratch, homemade bread, fresh mozzarella, homegrown basil..the works people. I'm determined to make a comeback. Wish me luck. If you see any Arby's bags in our trash can this week, you will know that my attempts were for naught.

Saturday, July 16, 2011


I clearly have a failed blog. It's been an entire year since our last post. Sad.

We have moved from the city and live in the great metropolis of Salt Lake. We traded in our metro cards for car keys and our stroller for a carseat. Seriously, the first week we were back I was driving on the freeway and saw tumbleweed. Yes people, tumbleweed. I cried.

Since leaving the city we vowed to never:
-take our child on a flight...especially a red eye
-live in anything less than 1600 square feet
-pay $5.00 for a gallon of milk
Just small things.

Annie just turned 2 in june and is happy all the time! She talks nonstop and loves to follow me around. She loves friends, gymnastics, trains, books, cooking with me, going running with me and riding her scooter.
Michael quit his job in April and working for himself now. He has 2 companies that he is working on and is loving it! Happy husband = happy wife. He has enjoyed being back in Utah. He spends his free time golfing and creating algorithms. He has also lost a lot of weight.
I am staying busy being a mom, crafting, cooking and shopping. I have also taken up great liking to working out, we used to not be close friends.

We (oh, did I say we? I meant, I) will be better at blogging, I pinky swear.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Phonetically Challenged

Not the best sounding restaraunt. I have no idea what the food is like
either, we ended up going next door. Welcome to Maui!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

World's Most Desired Book

I know you all have been looking for it, luckily I found it at the
Polynesian Cultural Center! Finally, a book that you can really use!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Aloha from Oahu - Turtle Bay

What a day! We arrived in Honolulu, forgot our camera on the plane,
went back to get it, I (Michael) accidently jumped on the freeway
instead of circling the airport to pick Shannon up (she went to get
the camera from baggage claim). No worries though, it only took me 30
minutes to figure out how to get back to the airport. We got to
Turtle Bay on the N Shore, which is a fantastic resort. They upgraded
our room, we went to dinner (had some amazing crab legs) and took a
walk on the beach. The picture is of Shannon in a "warrior" stance,
just like the statue. Awesome isn't it! What a great day. I'm looking
forward to Ukelele lessons tomorrow morning!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Hand Mouth Coordination

Annie is still working on the hand to mouth coordination. She's improving though. More and more is getting on her face as opposed to say the ground.

Hand Mouth Coordination

Annie is still working on the hand to mouth coordination. She's improving though. More and more is getting on her face as opposed to say the ground.