Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
I can't believe the year is almost over! Well, Thanksgiving was great this year. A little bit of football, Macy's parade, Apples to Apples, etc... and A LOT of food. I miss my family but I'm grateful for Tony's family who live nearby. It's so nice to be around family during the holidays.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
I saw it this weekend- what did I think??? Well, I wasn't expecting it to be so much like the book because usually nothing ever is. But, I thought it was really close and they included everything that needed to be there. I was completely giddy the whole time I was watching. Pretty much, I LOVED it!
The Book: Book Bella is insane. Really... if you think about it... she's crazy. The Movie: Bella is awkward and makes these faces throughout- and it was... just so... her. I loved it! Crazy girl.
The Book: Edward drives like a psycho. The Movie: He drives ridiculously crazy in a couple parts, and basically fast other times, but I wish they showed him peeling around the windy roads and gunning it towards his driveway. Few times, he was going really slow
The Book: Not hilarious but humorous in it's own way. The Movie: Had lots of one liners that cracked me up, and everyone there. I thought it was a great addition to the movie, to throw in some humor.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Then I get home to see this:
A rose and chocolates! My man is the best...
I. Love. Chocolate.
Then I looked over to our white board on the fridge and see this message:
Random sepia pictures...lol
Tony also brought home "Baby Mama" for us to watch since I told him I wanted to see it.
Thank you Tony for making me feel so special! I love you!
AND...My BIG boy! He's all grown up and busting out of his jammies. I heard some struggling and- riiiiip. Sorry Brody, I don't mean to stuff you into clothes that don't fit.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I figure most people are curious to know how the "Twilight event" was... is Jacob really as tall as he should be, and are Victoria and Laurent as frightening in person as they should be? I will answer all of your questions as promptly as possible.
Wednesday morning started out like any other. The baby I watch showed up, Brody was awake as well; and we were all enjoying watching the morning news, while I scarfed down my usual bowl of corn chex. I plopped down on the couch when I vaguely heard something about Twilight over my loud crunchy cereal. So I paused to hear what they had to say and...
So I promptly blog about the event. I figured I wasn't going to go- but at least I could spread the word to friends and other people who may have interest in that sort of thing.
I started thinking I would be remiss if I did not at least try to attend. Wouldn't other's enjoy hearing about it later? Well of course! However, I was not going alone. What am I some kind of loser? But no one I know doesn't have responsibilities in the middle of the day on a week day- even I had babysitting to do. But for something like this, I was going to have Tony cover for me (despite his responsibilities to bring home bacon) and surely someone could go with me.
On to my next dilemma. So there I was searching for answers on my faint, stolen internet connection and I came up with very conflicting results. I still didn't really know what time it started, whether tickets were already being sold, if there were any left, and where exactly it was.
I finally find out that it was scheduled to take place at 5pm and tickets were limited. There were only 750 and by 9am 500something were already sold. I figured it was a lost cause. Before I gave up entirely, finally I called the place to see if it was worth me driving 45minutes out there. I was told that they had 20 more tickets. Instantly I bolt out the door shouting instructions to Tony who now was stuck babysitting.
Driving like a lunatic, I arrive to my destination (a stroke of luck, I tell you... I had NO idea where I was going!) I got mapquest directions (which I scribbled on my hand) to some random place in Scottsdale and hoped it would lead me close to Fashion Square (where it was held). By the time I found it, I was circling the parking lot and decide I better get my hopes up now and find out how many tickets they don't have. BUT I was told there were 5 left!
I park somewhere random, assuming it was legal, and sprint for the store. I called one last time to make sure my efforts weren't for nothing, and I was told they had ONE more ticket! Weeeeeeeeeeee! I was in luck! Surely there aren't any other losers like me going to this alone! That last 750th ticket was MINE and I was going to enjoy it.
So now what would you like to hear? I got the LAST TICKET! The signing was a blast, how lucky am I. Oh... sorry. Actually what happened was I was two seconds too late. Not that I should have cared at all- I mean, what am I in love with these people all of a sudden? Who cares I missed it. I didn't even know about it till that morning anyway. But still, for some reason I was pretty bummed. Especially since I blew the day trying to make it happen, and if I hadn't sat around wondering what to do and just went already, I could have made it!
Tony cheered me up though by taking me out shopping, to Pete's for a delish and satisfying meal, he watched a chick flick with me, and later we got Coldstone. Not sure why I shared all this... I guess... when you're watching Twilight you can think of me and how I almost met those people. heh. heh.
The other thing I wanted to say (mom, dad, those that care) I posted a new clip of Brody playing the piano... It's so cute to me! Anyway it's in the same Baby Bach post, just at the bottom. Enjoy!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
4-6 Tbsp vegetable shortening
about 1 1/4 cups warm water
Mix dry ingredients in large bowl
Add vegetable shortening and use a pastry cutter to cut in the shortening.
Next add warm water a little at a time until your dough is soft and not sticky. You don't need very hot water. (I didn't end up using more than a cup of warm water)
Knead the dough for a few minutes.
Now you will pull off pieces of dough to form about 12 small dough balls. Let them rest for at least 10 minutes, longer if you like.
Heat up a skillet to medium-high heat. If it is too hot the tortillas will cook too fast.
Now you can roll out the dough with a rolling pin- it's a good idea to dust each ball with flour to prevent sticking. Lift dough and turn it as needed to get round tortillas. Roll them out fairly thin.
My skillet was non stick so I technically didn't even need to spray it. But you can spray it with PAM if you like; and, cook for just a few minutes on each side. If you let it brown too long on each side they will be too crispy and crack when you fold them.
Easy enough, right? Happy cooking...
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
We went to our ward party the week before Halloween. I carved that pumpkin to bring as a table centerpiece.
In effort to save a few bucks, I decided to use my old Jeannie costume (from 'I Dream of Jeannie') that I wore once back in Junior High. I'm not sure why I kept it this long but it's been right in the bag with my baptism dress. Any hoo, Tony went as Major Nelson, the guy in the show. Then we had Brody- who was a Dinosaur. He didn't really match us...
I made that shirt for Tony to wear. It's just one of his old shirts turned inside out and drawn on with permanent marker. Pretty cheesy, I know- but after the party I was glad we didn't go out and buy him an Air Force uniform. Not like many people would've really gotten who he was anyway. Plus, in the show he's usually just wearing a shirt and tie anyway. Meh. (I'm trying to get Brody to look at the camera...) And don't worry, that's skin colored fabric on my stomach...hence, no belly button.
I couldn't find any cavewoman jewelry in time so I made it instead. The bracelet, necklace, and bone in my hair was made out of Sculpey clay. It was pretty fun, since I love making things. Easy too.. just shape and bake.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Moving on... after church I found myself watching another Christmas movie. That makes number three so far...oy. I guess it's because I found out last year that there aren't enough days in December to watch all my favorites. So I'm starting early this year. Don't judge me. haha
Tony wanted to go on a family outing so I got my bum off the couch and we enjoyed a wonderful afternoon (although it was pretty hot) at a school playground.
This swing contraption was interesting. It's a workout to get it going... I think they are trying to get kids to exercise without them knowing it...
After playing at the park we went to my sister-in-laws who gave us tons of fish! I love fish. Although we're not sure what kind the non-labeled ones are. That'll be fun to eat.