Friday, August 31, 2007

Did someone say curry?

In honor of my lunch with my dear friend Patrica this week (don't know if you read this or not but thanks for the yummy food and conversation this week) I though t that I would push you all to try some Thai cooking this week. Curry is one of my favorite seasonings for food on the planet. I just love the spice and punch that nothing else can create like a good curry dish. I especially love a good Thai curry dish with the coconut flavor mixed with that blend of sweet and hot loveliness. So if you enjoy Asian cuisine and curry doesn't send you running try this simple yet oh so yummy treat! Red Chicken Curry
Gaeng Daeng Gai

1 lb boneless chicken breast
1 can bamboo shoots, sliced
3 tbsp red curry paste
2 cups coconut milk
2 fresh red chili, sliced diagonally
1/2 cup Thai sweet basil leaves (bai horapah) or just sweet basil, torn
2 tbsp fish sauce (nam pla)
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 1/2 tsp palm sugar or brown sugar
Thai sweet basil leaves (bai horapah) for garnish

Preparation: Wash the chicken, slice diagonally into 1/2 cm thick, 3cm wide and 3 cm long pieces. Thinly slice the bamboo shoots (if not already sliced).
Pour 1 cup of coconut milk into a wok. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly. Add the curry paste, stir until red oil comes to the surface. Add the chicken and sauté until it turns white and is cooked through.

Add the remaining coconut milk, follow with the bamboo shoots. Season with fish sauce, sugar, and salt and bring back to a boil. Sprinkle with chilies and sweet basil leaves. Turn off the heat. Arrange on a serving dish and garnish with sweet basil leaves before serving. Sauce will not be thick so serve with Jasmin or white rice on the side. Mix a little rice in with each couple of bites to absorb the yummy sauce.

And for those of you how like curry but just not as the main attraction give this little ditty a try.

Chicken in Peanut Sauce
(Gai Pad Nam Tua)

1 lb Chicken breasts 1/2" x 1/2" strips
1/4 cup Green onions chop coarse
2 tbsp Curry powder/paste (Thai Red)
1 tbsp Garlic chop fine
1 tbsp Ginger chop fine
1 tbsp Lemon grass chop fine
1 tsp Chili paste (produce section by refrigerated salad dressings, usually)
Peanut oil
1 cup Coconut milk
2 tbsp Peanut butter
2 tbsp Roasted peanuts crushed
1 tbsp Fish sauce
1/2 tbsp Palm sugar or brown sugar
2 cups Snow peas or Broccoli florets

Cut chicken into strips
Mix green onions, garlic, ginger, lemon grass, curry powder and chili paste. Add chicken and toss to coat. Set aside for 20 minutes.

If using broccoli, blanch 2 minutes.

Heat wok. Add peanut oil, chicken mixture. Stir fry 3 minutes until chicken loses pink color.

Add coconut milk, peanut butter, crushed peanuts, fish sauce and palm sugar. Cook 3 minutes until sauce begins to thicken.

If using snow peas, add and simmer until color changes.
If using broccoli, add and simmer until heated through.

Serve over rice.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

middle name game

Amie tagged me so I'm it! Welcome to the Middle Name Game.

1. You have to post these rules before you give the facts.

2. Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of their middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.

3. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog-post containing your own middle name game facts.

4. At the end of your blog-post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

So here we go...........

D. Dark. I am so stinkin (stole that from Amie and can't stop saying it now) afraid of the dark! Yes a grown woman of almost 30 and I still sleep with the T.V. on for comfort and have a nite light in the living room. I creep around corners and run to the light switch when DJ is working the night shift for his dad because no matter what, even knowing the house has been dedicated, I just know an axe murder is hiding in the shadows.

A. Animal softy. I have such a warm spot in my heart for animals. I have 3 cats and 1 dog all because I couldn't say no and then worry for the rest of my days that they didn't have a warm safe home to live in the rest of their days. I can't stand to see an animal hurt, even in a movie. I have been known to cry loudly and stomp out of a movie if an animal gets hurt. Kill a thousand people no problem, hurt the dog and it's on!

V. Video games. Well technically speaking it's a computer game, but I am addicted to the online role playing video game World of Warcraft. It's really not bloody or violent at all. My husband got me into it and now my whole family plays. There is a lot to it, professions, money, quests, strategy. Mostly I love it because it's something we can do together and we love it! I'll totally explain it to anyone who wants to know. Hey at least I'm not a vampire loving weirdo (only because I haven't started Twilight yet. Collectively off in the distance Jaime, Amie, Heather and Natalie say "What! Come on girl get it together and meet Edward already!"

I. Impatient. Yes I can be extremely inpatient to the point that I drive my family crazy. See I like to be on time if not early for everything. My family on the other hand runs on the we'll get there just hold your horses mentality. Drives me crazy. Especially when the movie theater is our destination. Come on people move it, move it, move it. If I miss a preview someones buying Cold Stone later!

S. Shy. Yes me, shy. I can just as soon blend into the wall and be very happy about it when surrounded by people I don't know. I always sat at the back of the class in college against the wall furthest from the door. This means that there were less people I might have to talk to if they struck up a conversation. But once I get to know you hold on I can talk your ear off!

OK, so all the people I know with blogs have been tagged on this one so I'm tagging my stalkers to do this then email me your answers. So Meggie, Rebecca, Jeannie, Jess, Richard get to hopping and write me an email. Of course you could start a blog too then just post it there.......

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Preggo stories

Well since I haven’t had a baby I don’t have any funny preggo stories of my own, but I do have several stories of my friends. So I’ll share two that I was a part of.

My really good friend was pregnant with her first baby. Her husband worked long hours and traveled for work often. We hung out quite a bit. I am fascinated with the whole pregnance thing, I think it’s because I’ll never be pregnant that maes me just so curious about the whole process. Believe me when I tell you that I have done so much research starting with my best friend back in 02 that there are times I feel like I know more then my friends who have gone through pregnancy! We’ll be talking and they’ll stop to tell me that they will explain anything I don’t understand and then I end up teaching them about water births, or why you shouldn’t eat nuts while pregnant or what edema is and so forth. Call me weird, but I digress. So my friend calls me in major sobbing crocodile type tears. She’s gasping and doing that lovely snot-sucking ugly cry. I try to calm her down and find out what’s wrong, though in my head I’ve already run thru about 50 possible situations many including horrifying car accidents, death of a parent, straying husband, lost job, sick parent and the list could just have kept going. It was that scary kind of cry. So we breathe together on the phone “in 2, 3, 4, and out 2, 3, 4, remember in through the nose and out through the mouth, slower, slower, you’re ok, 2, 3, 4……” I’m putting on my shoes quietly just in case I need to make the mad dash to a hospital or jailhouse (in the event of a slimy husband being found out which had resulted in my friend accidentally doing him in, told you very active imagination). Finally she is in the right position and can talk.
“So hun tell me what’s wrong? Is the baby ok”
“Yea he’s fine. It’s just that….” (tears start welling up again)
“It’s ok, deep breath.”
“I had a good day until about an hour ago when I got stopped by a complete stranger to tell me that I was wearing two different shoes!”
“That’s it? Everything else is fine?”
“That’s it????!!!!!???? That means all day I’ve been walking around and no one told me at work, the people I know and talk to everyday that I was walking around with two different shoes on!”
“Well maybe it was darker in the office and they just didn’t notice? What was it one black and one brown? You have lots of shoes that are very similar; it’s possible no one noticed.”
Looooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggg silence.
“It was one brown and one cream! I can’t see my feet and we have no mirrors that reach the floor so I couldn’t see my mistake!” (Tears resume at a heavy rate)
“Oh hunny, that’s ok. Think of the great (little bit of giggling) story you’ll be (much more noticeable laughing) able to tell everyone (full out laughing).
Needless to say she did finally see the humorous side of the situation. Hahaha!

My second story involves my best friend from CA. She was pregnant with her first baby too and we were hanging out at her house watching a movie. She lived in the country and had a cat that was the result of backyard sibling breeding on the farm. So bless his little heart, Oreo was slightly slow if you know what I mean. Well since we found him the day before her wedding at only a couple days old and the momma didn’t want to have a thing to do with the baby we bottle fed the little sweetie. I say we because I was not working at the time and she would drop him off on her way to work and pick him back up and her way home. Kitty daycare! So through this bonding time we had with him we created this intense lover type kitty that had to be in your lap to be truly happy. So it was very normal for my friend to sit down on the couch and Oreo to hop up into her lap for down time at night watching TV. Well as her belly grew he had to adapt to the changing environment in order to get in his lap time. Soon the lap was gone and he began to drape himself over her round belly, in a vertical fashion with his head by her chest and his feet stretched down towards her legs. Well as many of you who have been pregnant know babies down really like heat applied to their little apartment. So this cat laying right down the middle of the belly was creating a tone of heat. The little baby would show his disdain and at the situation by kicking and pushing. The cat would in turn sigh and adjust his position. This often took place over the course of 30 minutes or so until the cat ended up curled in a small ball on her chest so she couldn’t see without leaning to one side or the other and she was sore from the battle that took place in her belly. Then it would never fail just as soon as everyone was settled and happy, she had to pee!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

and the winner is................

I took all 8 names and wrote them on 3x5 cards. Then laid them out on the carpet name down so the cat would not be swayed one way or the other. I then released the paper loving cat who promptly went over and stretched out on the treadmill Amie has lent to us. She had no intention to move from the perch with the fan blowing on her. Isn't it always that way, kids love to get in the mix until you want them to, then they act like little angels. So I decided to turn around and act as if I had no interest in her at that moment. When I came back to the great room she was stretched out on a name. Yea my plan worked! I went over to get the name from her and she kept grabbing it back from me so I took the winning picture with her paw firmly on the card. You can totally see her cattitude in these pictures lol!

Congratulations girl! I thought this was a fitting choice by Tybalt since Amie not only got me into blogging, but her Birthday is in September. If you entered into the candy drawing thanks! You will get my family and friends rate should you choose to book a photo session with me in the next 6 months! Thanks for playing everyone. Next candy at 5k.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Monsoon clouds

I just love the monsoon season and all the amazing clouds. This year has been weak when it comes to lighting so I wasn't able to get the lighting pictures I've been talking about. But there is always next year. These photos were all taken this week either right outside my back door or right down the street. So beautiful!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Fun Times

OK that time has come. I have recorded over 1000 hits. Really this should have happened a little while ago since I didn’t add the site meter right away. So I’m giving out my first blog candy. For my friends who are new to the blogging world blog cand is a free gift. Yea presents! These have mostly been in my experience crafty supplies. However, since many of my stalkers are not scrapbookers I will create different candy. I may even include a free photo session (obviously for locals only if you’re out of state you could find yourself with a fun gift card or other treaties). You never know. To enter just leave me a comment, even those of you who stalk but don’t comment. You don’t need to have a blogger account to comment just use the anonymous feature and leave me your name in the actual comment. I will draw names Tuesday night at 6pm and post that night. Since I don’t have children but I do have a cat that loves to sit on paper (bizarre I know) she will choose the winner. I promise to post photos of the process. OK start commenting.

new post

There is a new post that had been a draft down below. Sorry can't figure out how to change the date without starting over and I don't want to reload all the photos!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

how to fold a shirt

My lovely SIL sent this to me in an email this week. Love ya girl! I second her comment in the email. Dang I've been doing this all wrong!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Now announcing...

Ladies and Gents, Boy and Girls. I am back open and available for weddings, engagements, baking the bun series (maternity) and of course family photos. My prices have changed for my wedding packages, so if you are interested or are passing along my name (THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU) just have the couple call me for the pricing.
And new to my available photography services is the proposal package. I have been trying to get someone to let me photograph the wedding proposal process for about 4 years and so far I've not had anyone see my vision. So I have a link for ya. If after seeing this you don't just want to smile I don't know how to help ya. So if anyone knows someone who's planning on changing that special girls life please let me know!!!!!!!!!! I know I can do this just as awesome. Check out some samples.

Just 2 things

Two names you go by:
1. Christine
2. Christy

Two Things You are wearing right now:
1 IRS badge
2. medic alert bracelet

Two things you would want or have in a relationship:
1. trust
2. unconditional love

Two of your favorite things to do:
1. photography
2. scrapbook with my girls

Things you want very badly at the moment:
1. financial security
2. health

Two pets you had/have:
1. Roxi - 6 yr old boxer
2. Asher - 3 yr old cat

Two people who will fill this out:
1. you
2. them

Two things you did last night:
1. played WOW
2. went on visits with Heather and Amy

Two things you ate today:
1. glass of water
2. nothing else yet, it's only 7:30am

Two people you last talked to:
1. Grace
2. DJ

Two things you are doing tomorrow:
1. driving to work
2. driving home from work

Longest car rides:
1. Laramie WY to Mt Shasta CA straight, only stopping for gas. 16 hours
2. Fresno CA to Phoenix AZ. 12 hours (2 major car accidents, not mine)

Two favorite Holidays:
1. Halloween
2. Christmas

Two favorite beverages:
1. water
2 . Diet Cherry Pepsi

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Some teenagers never grow up!

8 Things about my Marriage

My friend Amie has tagged us all to share about our marriages. So here it goes.......

1.Where did you met your husband?
We actually met in High School. I was a Junior and he was a Sophomore. I was getting ready to go to my Jr. prom and wanted to go with a friend and just not deal with the whole date thing as I had just the year prior broke up with a major bad guy and was not ready to get into a relationship. So I asked my friend Andrew and he said sure. He thought it would be fun to get together with a bunch of friends and go bowling a couple of weeks before prom to break the ice and have a great time. Andrew brought some of his good friends DJ (my hubby) and CJ. Shortly after Prom Andrew and I dated for about a minute then quickly decided that we were much better friends (he just married his High School sweet heart this past April they are amazing together and I got to photograph it all). Andrew, DJ and I became the three musketeers and about 8 months later DJ and I started dating. The rest as they say is history.

2. What is the first thing you said to your husband?
So sad but I have no memory of what the first thing I said to him was. Probably "nice to meet you."
edit- according to my DH the first words we spoke to each other happened 1 month before the bowling trip. I was walking through the hall with a friend and passed him and Andrew. My friend knew him a little and knew that his 16th B'day was coming up. She asked him "how many days?" He said "5." I said "Well happy early birthday." He replied "thanks!"

3.Where was your first kiss? First date?
When we were in school you didn't really date, we "went out". So the first place we went to outside of school and each others houses was probably the movies. Our first kiss was 3 days after declaring we were boyfriend and girlfriend. We ditched school and drove to the park close by for lunch (had closed campus) and talked until we were close enough and I kissed him first.

4. Did you have a long/short courtship/engagement?
Well we were 16 (DJ) & 17 (me) in Nov 97 when we officially began dating. We were 18 & 19 in June 99 when DJ proposed. And we were 20 & 21 in June 01 when we were married. So it was long in comparison to most of my friends.

5. Where did you get engaged?
DJ first told me he was going to marry me while we were still in High School. To which I said "ahhh that's sweet but we need to be out of high school or our parents will disown us." Then in the summer of 98 Dj had me over and cooked a yummy dinner of fettachini Alfredo and prawns. He asked me again to marry him, but we talked it over and he saw that he needed to finish high school before we got engaged (he was one year behind me). When DJ graduated in 99 we took a trip together to Disneyland for 7 days. I was determined to get a great shot of the fireworks over the castle. On the 5th day I set up the camera, we waited and waited and waited, then the fireworks started. I took about 15 shoots and ran out of film and had forgot my supply on the hotel desk. So I was a little flustered. DJ was standing behind me, he wrapped his arms around me (I was skinner back then) and whispered in my ear "just enjoy the beauty of the show". I took a deep breath and watched the color explosions and as the finale began with approximately 3 thousand people around DJ whispered in my ear "marry me". This time I said yes. He had staked out the jewelry store in New Orleans square the first day we were in the park and then made sure I didn't notice it, so we went over there to get a ring for me thinking it would be terribly romantic to get the ring at Disneyland. Well we found out quickly that it was all estate jewelry and from Tiffany or Harry Winston. So with the cheapest ring being 8k we decided that we would choose a ring back home. lol.

6. Where did you get married?
On a golf resort in Mt Shasta California. It was windy but beautiful on that June day. Only the month prior it had snowed so much that the wedding there had to be moved inside a tiny ballroom for 100 and she had 200 people show up. Whew just missed that disaster!

7.How did the reception go?
It went well and as planned. We ate (well the guests did) and danced and played the night away until 9pm when we had to close down the party due to the noise ordinance in the area. So everyone returned to the family cabin about 25 minutes away without giving us our luggage from the back of their cars. So we had to drive back to the cabin then back to the resort where the bed and breakfast was that we were staying at was located. We were starving so we hoped off the freeway and got Burger King in our wedding attire then had to run through the sprinklers to get to the front door of the B&B. Hahahaha it was a great memory maker that's for sure.

8. How was the honeymoon?
Well we stayed at the B&B for the wedding night and the following day. Then we drove back to the Bay Area and stayed with my parents on Monday and opened up presents. Then we drove onto Monterey CA on Tuesday morning went to the aquarium, had a great dinner, spent two nights there and returned to Fresno where we were living Thursday and I had to go to work that night.

Ok if your married and want to share consider yourself tagged!

Monday, August 20, 2007


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House Drama

So we had a company come out to clean out the ducts in the house in hopes that will also help with my mystery illness. The get into the rooms and start taking the grates off in each room. Next thing we know we are getting called back to look at what the tech found...........mold. I KNEW IT!!!!!!!!! So the tech goes up into the attic and looks at the A/C blower, which was filthy ( I honestly don't think the people who lived here before us ever had any maintenance done at all) and finds a huge blockage and a leak which has caused the mold. So $750 later the ducts have been cleaned, the A/C blower has been cleaned and everything has been treated with a chemical to kill the mold, and the carpets have been cleaned and treated for mold. I so hope and pray that this is what has been causing the mystery illness and I can get over the problems and return to a better state of health!

Mediterranean Feast

In honor of a great dinner out with good friends a couple weeks ago I thought I would share my favorites recipes for some yummy Meditereanean fair. I know these may seem out of the box to some people but trust me they are yummy! Don't tell the kids what it's made from, just focus on the finger food factor and they will eat it up! So yummy and good for you. DJ and I have had carpet picnics for dinner and just done appetizers. Pick out a great movie spread out a blanket and get cozy. Hope you all enjoy.

All of these can be eaten with cut up pita bread, french bread cubes and fresh veggies.


1 large eggplant (about 1 pound)
1 glove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, plus more for garnish
2 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Prick eggplant with a fork and place on a cookie sheet lined with foil. Bake the eggplant until it is soft inside, about 20 minutes. Alternatively, grill the eggplant over a gas grill, rotating it around until the skin is completely charred, about 10 minutes. Let the eggplant cool. Cut the eggplant in half lengthwise, drain off the liquid, and scoop the pulp into a food processor. Process the eggplant until smooth and transfer to a medium bowl.
On a cutting board, work garlic and 1/4 teaspoon salt together with the flat side of a knife, until it forms a paste. Add the garlic-salt mixture to the eggplant. Stir in the parsley, tahini, and lemon juice. Season with more salt, to taste. Garnish with additional parsley.

Spicy Hummus

1 (14.5 ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
2 rounded tablespoons tahini sesame paste
A drizzle extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon crushed pepper flakes
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 clove garlic,
crushed Coarse salt
1/2 lemon, juiced

Combine beans, tahini, oil, pepper flakes, cumin, coriander, garlic, salt, and lemon juice in food processor bowl and grind into a smooth paste. Cover and let stand about 1 hour for flavors to blend. Before serving drizzle a small amount of olive oil on top and sprinkle with some parsley.


1 cup bulgur wheat (fine-medium grind)
2 cups hot water
1 pound ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped (about 2 cups)
1 bunch green onions, white and green part, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
1 cucumber, halved, seeded and diced (about 2 cups)
2 large bunches fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves finely chopped (about 2 cups)
1 bunch fresh mint leaves, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 lemons, juiced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Put the bulgur in a large bowl and pour in the hot water. Cover with a dish or plastic wrap and let stand for about 30 to 45 minutes to rehydrate. Drain in a strainer, pressing with the back of a wooden spoon to squeeze out as much water as possible.

In a mixing bowl, combine the tomatoes, onions, cucumber, parsley, and mint. Toss the salad well to incorporate the ingredients; season with cumin, salt and pepper. Add the bulgur; moisten with the lemon juice and olive oil. Fold everything together to incorporate the ingredients. The flavor will improve if the tabbouleh sits for a few hours. Serve at room temperature.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Scrap Happy

Saturday night we had a girls scrappy night at C-Chow's house. Such a great time. I just love hanging with these ladies and talking the night away. Amie is still scapping away on her Christmas pictures and knocked out 4 layouts. Carrie just recently had her kids photographed by Heather and she is putting together a 9x9 coffee table album, super cute, and she got 5 layouts done. Natalie has just begun scrapping the birth of her precious daughter and she worked on 2 layouts as well as embossed for the first time! I put together 20 cards for a swap coming up next week and created my design for next months card. So much fun. We also had some visitors drop by; Heather stopped into look at all our pages and showed us some recent creations of her own. Joanna brought over her laptop and was able to edit some photos of her new baby girl Karina, she's just such a yummy baby. And Christy stopped by for some girl chat and a photo. We are planning for another scrap gathering in two weeks and any and all are invited to join. Just drop any of us a line if you have questions and we'll fill ya in.

Natalie putting together the next set of colors and letters.

Amie going through her photos for the next layout.

Midnight impression of Amie's 8 year old son and his cheeser face when he sees a camera. LOL.

Some scrappy action in the making.

More scrappy action.

The gang. Can't wait until next time. Woo Hoo!

Ah 1 AM and we were all getting a little loopy. Nat covered in photo splits had us cracking up. And Miss Carrie I notice that your photo was missing from my little memory card.........hmmmmmm. :-)

Saturday at my house

This is my house on a typical Saturday afternoon around 3pm. All my kids crashed out in different areas asleep. No fighting or noise, just peace and quite. Until dad comes home that is and then the begging begins. Hahahahaha, they know who the sucker is between the two of us!

New floors

In an effort to help control my asthma DJ ripped up all the carpet in our bedroom and the master bath. We had hopes of re-financing the house and using some equity to redo the floors through out to get the carpet out all together, but with the market being so wiggy we have decided to hold off for a while. So we tried to live on the cement foundation for a while telling each other "we can do this. It's really not all that bad right?" While both secretly just hating the situation, and with the cracks in the foundation we were being invaded by ants, YUCK!. So we happened to be in Big Lots one fine day looking for a good deal on some computer paper and rounded a corner to find flooring! We found these linoleum tiles that were self stick and it was priced 12 sq feet for 10$. So for only 250$ we were able to re-floor both rooms. DJ laid the tile himself in a total of 2 days and aside from finding out two of the walls are nowhere near straight, it looks great! I was really impressed by the quality and texture of the tiles. We were also very happy to find out that when we are ready to lay the wood floors we can just throw the padding down and go for it. Woo Hoo. Now I don't feel the need to cry when I enter our bedroom, always a good thing. :-)

My crazy dog

Roxi loves to be outside. She has her our ritual when we let her out and I was finally prepared enough to be there with a camera when it all went down. So here's the story.

When Roxi wants to go outside she will sit at the door and politely tap with her paw on the glass. After she is let out she will go and sit very lady like on the grass (or what is trying to impersonate grass) and just soak up the sun.

The without notice she will flop down and begins her rolling.

She rolls left and right, then back to the left.

Stretching and sniffing. It really is the cutest thing around. Then when she has completed said ritual she will finally go potty, but not a minute before!

And she is always worried about who might be in her yard. She often jumps up as soon as we open the blinds so she can survey the situation. Crazy girl!

Friday, August 17, 2007

rough week

really need to laugh. These did the job.

Now Why couldn't I have photographed this wedding?

Monday, August 13, 2007

What a blessing

Maddie was blessed on Sunday August 5th. It was a wonderful experience to hear her Daddy's blessing and all his wishes for her life. She is Callie and Rob's first baby and they are so in love with her. I have never seen a happier baby. She loves to snuggle and hang out. I just can't wait to see her grow up.