December 27, 2011

Running again.

I took my new running shoes on their maiden voyage this morning.
I felt pretty good. I only went a mile, and much to the dismay of the sweet Runkeeper lady, I was quite a bit behind my goal pace. Oh well...

For Christmas Steve "gave" me the promise to run a race. He has chosen a 10k on February 12. It might be ugly, but it's going to be fun running a race with him.

Now I find myself on the couch trying to decide between taking a nap or a shower.

December 12, 2011

Christmas Card.

I'm attempting to make our Christmas's killing me!

November 10, 2011

Two months.

On September 6th I looked like this:  (sorry for the blur...)

The next morning we went from no babies to two babies.

Since then we've had pictures made...

visited Hillcrest... 

gone on walks...

gotten shots...

attended church...

and taken lots of naps.

November 5, 2011

I'm coming back...

Really! I am!
I have all these ideas for posts floating around in my head, but no time to sit and construct.

Please wait for me!

August 8, 2011

Friends 6

So I've spent a good bit of my afternoon watching Friends. Here's what I've discovered.
1. I want coffee...LOTS of delicious coffee served in cute coffee cups at a great coffee shop.
2. Monica totally annoys me.
3. Chandler kissing everyone in an attempt to hide his and Monica's relationship really cracks me up. Really.
4. Most of the things Chandler says/does cracks me up.
5. I almost can't take Phoebe's awkwardness at times.
6. Rachel's character is a delicate blend of one of my great friends Kristin and my sister-in-law Amanda.

July 19, 2011

Young House Love LOVE

This couple is amazing. They are so smart and talented. AND SO STINKING CREATIVE!
They decided to document their daughter Clara week-by-week.  Don't you just love the name Clara?
Clara's Weekly Photo Project

I hope to do this for the girls. I think I can.  I will.  It's all about the mindset!

July 17, 2011

Photography Challenge Day 17

Day 17: Technology

Vanilla Pudding Chocolate Chip cookies

I read several blogs.  Some I read consistently.  Some I just stumble across and read several days, weeks, months in one sitting and then I'm done.  I also love recipes.  I have tons of recipes and tons of bookmarked blogs of recipes that I want to try.  I'm really good and making piles of things I want to do but never getting around to doing it.  Last week I decided to give one of the recipes a try.

I found a recipe for Vanilla Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies at Two Peas & Their Pod.  In all honesty I probably thought this blog was someone who has twins.  I love reading about people and their twin experiences.

Here are the lovely ingredients. I'm really big on mies en plas a French cooking term that means "everything in place" when I am cooking regardless how large or small the task.  It makes a big difference to me in getting everything done.  
These were quick and fairly easy to whip up.  I only baked half of the dough.  The rest is in the freezer...saving it for a rainy day.  
The cookies were pretty good.  
They don't hold a candle to Pioneer Woman's Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies though. 

July 16, 2011

Photography Challenge Day 16

Day 16: Long exposure

I admit that I had to read up on how to create a long exposure photo.  I have this fancy schmancy camera that Steve gave me, but I am terrible about knowing how to work it outside of the "full auto" mode.
After several tutorials and one You Tube video of some rave kid taking photos of his glow sticks with techno playing in the background, I felt ready to conquer today's photo challenge.
I started with my Light Bright lamp.  I thought I could do something didn't really work out.

So then I thought about my iPhone...techno kid had a glow stick...I needed something that would glow.  Eh, it's ok.
Finally I got Steve's mini flashlight and had a grand time writing my name furiously when the shutter clicked open.  This brought back great memories of spending the 4th of July at my Nanny and Papa's house.  We would always use sparklers to write our names or draw pictures while humming "Stars and Stripes Forever."  Good times.

July 15, 2011

Photography Challenge catching up

Day 15: Sihloutte
Noele wanted to play hide-and-seek.

Day 14: Eyes
This is my husband.
He is talented.

Day 13: Yourself with 13 things
I have new colored pencils. 

Day 12: Sunset

Day 11: Something blue
I love love love McCarty pottery.

Day 10: Childhood memory
My mother would often make these as after-school snacks.  Saltines with peanut butter and marshmallows.

Day 9: Someone you love
This picture is from our honeymoon.  We are at a cafe, and there is a man sitting next to us putting a disturbing amount of honey onto some type of sandwich.  This picture of Steve's reaction always makes me laugh.

Day 8: A bad habit
I buy way too much cereal.  Oddly enough my favorites-Lucky Charms and Cocoa Pebbles aren't making an appearance in this selection.

Day 7: Fruit
This little guy made some delicious jelly!

July 3, 2011

Photography Challenge Day 3

Day #3: Clouds

This is a terrible showing....

On a completely different note, I'm craving the smell of a coffee house.

July 2, 2011

Photography Challenge Day 2

Day #2: What you wore today

This is probably not what the author of this project had in mind.

July 1, 2011

Photography Challenge

Today I'm starting the 30 Day Photography Challenge....

Day #1: Self-portrait
taken with Hipstamatic in my car