Friday, January 30, 2009

Really tired of this blog look...

So I am getting really tired of this blog look. I tried to do a simple Valentines mojo, but it really looks craptacular after a few days. I am back on the hunt for a nice background.

So we are under construction for a few days!

See you all with a new look in a few days.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Today's the Day!!!

Today is that wonderful day. Jake is finally coming home. It has been 336 days since this deployment started and today I get to go pick him up. I am so thrilled to have my husband back under our roof.

In my head I planned a great welcoming celebrations when he got home, but sometimes reality wins over. I'm sick, Helen's sick, and Jake is coming home sick. He has some out-processing to do, so I am headed to pack our things and then Helen and I are leaving town. We'll see y'all when we get home in a few days - with a much needed husband/daddy in tow.

Friday, January 23, 2009


These are the yummy caramels my mom made over Christmas.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Girls Night and Good Weeks

The other night Helen and I had some Mommy/daughter time. First Helen got her bangs cut and then a nice bath. Then, we painted our toenails and Helen's fingernails. I had intention of painting my fingernails after Helen went to bed, but it hasn't happened yet. But I did get a manicure (just no polish). After painting our nails, Helen enjoyed a sugar cookie flavored yogurt. Then we had to change pajamas and wash the blanket. All in all it was a fun night.

Other good things this past 2 weeks:
We are down to 1 week on the husband countdown. Wahoo!
I got two packages from Jake.
My apartment wasn't flooded from my neighbor's washing machine when I came home from Rexburg.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Marinara / Bolognese

I am on a quest to develop my spaghetti sauce. I need recipes to try and then pull from as I develop my sauce. So far I have 5 recipes to try. Anyone want to contribute their fabulous marinara or bolognese sauce recipe?

My other quest is to find a good bottled spaghetti sauce as bottled sauce is just sometimes a lifesaver for a quick dinner. A couple of months ago I bought one of every kind that was appealing in many brands to try. I've made it through some - it takes awhile when it is just Helen and I that have to go through a whole jar.

Come March, Jake better be ready to eat spaghetti once a week until I figure out this quest.

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