Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Just A Little Something.....

The most fun I had this week was helping Morgan with a science project and watching her really enjoy it. She's getting an A in science and she told her teacher this week she wants to go into oceanography. Fun! Maybe all these hours she's plugging into dance will get her into college. ;) I have no words for what Ryanne is doing. Ha!

The biggest annoyance this week? Political signs. I mean really people? I am as patriotic as the next person but enough with the, vote for me not her, no on "O" and yes on No! (OK I made up that last one) but the signs that are being put up are ridiculous. One per corner is enough, but 3,4, 7? Really? I'm might just not vote for you because your annoying at this point.
Most clever moment of the week? Well, I stole it from Pinterest but ya' know. I bought this candle stick and silver plate from the dollar tree.....

Spray painted them red.......

Then sprayed them with a matte finish. Super glued them together and viola' I have a cake stand for the Married Life dinner coming up on December 7th.  I am working on a candy buffet and the theme is red and white. I am going to make these smore bites on a stick to put on here.

Biggest crime of the week had to be coming home and finding this.

It was horrible to find. Her head is still missing although I did find her lips and an eye when I was vacuuming yesterday. We think it's either a crime of passion or a hate crime......

We were hoping whoever did it would have red ink on their faces that would give them away......we will let you be the judge.

Personally I think dumb dumb here did it. I mean look at her. Not to mention I found hard evidence in her bed. She claims she was framed by said character's below....

I suppose it could have been fat boy here since he's never up to anything good.....

Now that I think about it, anyone this pretty is probably guilty. Plus, he has no teeth so he doesn't have much to live for.

Biggest oxymoron this week; went to Zumba twice and the pool once and still couldn't get the shopping cart I need dislodged from the rest. I swear they do that on purpose and are watching with a hidden camera as I kick and pull and grunt and say mean things to the shopping cart. Just sayin'

Second biggest annoyance of the week? You know how you type in a comment on someones blog and it asks you to prove that your not a computer by typing in this code? OK well I am not be a computer but I am clearly an idiot because half the time I CAN NOT make out what it says. Is it just me? Never mind, I don't want to know.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Macy Turns 2!

You knew it was coming. Don't be embarrassed if you were counting the days. I mean what's more fun than starting your Monday off with a little celebration? So in honor of our favorite four legged friend, here are a few pictures of Macy on her second birthday.

An Ode to Macy; "Oh Macy how you love your pillows."

"And your play time."

"Oh Macy, how you get our long 135lb. self rolled into the balls the way you do we will never know."

Ya' I got nothing for this one.

"Oh Macy, how you stack the pillows just right so you can lay on them mesmerizes us to this very day."

"Again with the pillows!"

"Oh sweet Macy how we love thee....."

"Even though your head is the size of mine....."

"Oh how you love your blankets too......."

"But mostly you love your little peeps. We love how when we come home you run around and count the kids to make sure they are all home safe and sound. And how if one is missing you run and check all the bedrooms."

"Yup' sometimes you steal the girls pillows too."

"They don't seem to mind though. Because your the best dog EVER!"
In honor of Macy's birthday we made Chocolate Covered Katie's 1 minute single serving chocolate cake. Because I love ya and want you to experience this little bit of heaven I am including the recipe below. And yes because we are sick, sick people we bought Macy a new stuffed animal for her birthday. Whaaaaaat? 
Chocolate Cake (Courtesy of Chocolate Covered Katie
1 tbs. plus 2 tsp. cocoa powder
3 tbs. spelt flour (or white) I used GF flour
1/2 tsp. instant coffee granules
1/8 tsp. salt
2. tsp. evaporated cane juice or sugar
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 stevia packet (or 1 more tbs. of sugar)
1 tbs. of coconut oil or veg oil. ( I used apple sauce)
3 tbs. milk of choice
1/4 tsp. vanilla
Combine dry ingredients and mix very well. Add liquid, stir and transfer to a little ramekin. Microwave 45-50 seconds.
I melted a few chocolate chips and spread it on top after cake was done. YUM!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Here And There.......

Thanks to my dad who let us use his time share at the beach and to my mom who took on our kids and their crazy schedule of dance and circus we were able to sneak away and stay here for two days........

We ate grape leaves at our favorite Greek restaurant...

Stood on the beach and watched the sun set.......

Ate some yummy spinach pizza.......

Took some cat must stink to be so tall sometimes. HA!

Watched the surfers help put the sun down for the night......

And ate some AMAZING Vegan food....what we like to eat!

Look at this! All organic and fresh EEEEKKKK! I'm in love.

This place down at the beach grows all their own herbs and veggies right there on the outdoor patio.

If your in Carlsbad stop in and try them out. You won't be sorry. :)

Thanks to my husband knowing when to walk away from work and "just be" with his two little girls we were able to sneak away to this fun cabin for three nights........

We were there literally 4 minutes when my sweet Ryanne went face first down these steps.....

This picture does NOT do it justice. She was bleeding from her eye, her nose, her lips and her gums. I didn't even know where to start when she came running in the house. I just started checking and counting teeth all the while her little eye swelled bigger and bigger.

Not three hours later and she was launching off of the rocking chair onto the deck. Sigh........

Macy got to go with us cause it was a dog friendly rental. The girls told their daddy that out of all the vacations we have ever taken them on this was the best one because Macy was there. Ahhhhhhh.......

I'm not sure if Dan is trying to slow Ryanne down or if he's cuddling with her.

Yup' he was trying to slow her down. She met the boys next door and talked them into letting her ride their little quad. Sigh....

We snuggled and watched movies until our eyes bugged out, played board games till' we could play no more. We soaked in the jacuzzi until we were raisins and took power naps before heading to the village for coffee and treats. This is one of those trips I will always remember. Thanks for a fun three days guys!  Love You!