Saturday, January 31, 2009

Completely Random Happenings

Recently I've had my sad little camera handy for whatever happens. Most of our happenings happen in the kitchen and living room areas. Just seems to be where we spend most of our time. So, here are the random happenings since Wednesday.

Random Happening #1: Johnathan let me take a decent picture of him.
Random Happening #2: Kalleigh found her sunglasses
Random Happening #3: Third Child Solutions
Random Happening #4: Cooking Lessons

Random Happening #5: Kalleigh stops whatever she is doing to watch "The Real Group."

Random Happening #5: More third child solutions.

Random Happening #6: John surprised me with tulips!
Random Happening #7: The Draining Duo

Random Happening #8: My Favorite "Last Second Casserole," with recipe.
Mexican Casserole -- Laurie Bishop

Brown 1lb ground beef with 1 chopped onion (or a bunch of your favorite "minced onions," salt & pepper. Drain. Put some Doritos i bottom of square or oblong baking dish. Pour meat mixture over chips. On top, add 1 can of your favorite beans, 1 can of Cream of Mushroom soup, 1 can rotel and top with and top with layer of grated cheddar. Heat in microwave (HI) for 15 minutes. DONE!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Monday, January 26, 2009

It's so quiet!

I went to Wal-Mart to pick up a prescription (for my ridiculous sinusitis!) and noticed how amazingly quiet it was in the store. At first I couldn't put my finger on the strange lack of noise, but as I got my cart, wary as I was because I ALWAYS get a bad one, I noticed that it was brand new! No large dents in the wheels, no gum or string wrapped around them, and remarkably clean! I looked around and realized that ALL of the carts were new. The silence was the lack of clanging carts or squeaky wheels! Who knew what a difference that would make? I actually had a pleasant shopping experience there, probably mostly because I kept marvelling at the quietness. Way to go, Wal-Mart!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Gwinks, chepchup and pinch fries ...

...are just some of Kalleigh's words these days. She also like to dress up in Johnathan's "Eena Jones" costume as well as dressing up in her own "booful dwesses" with boots. She daily tells me things like, "I yike a arm, Mommy," or "I yike a hair, Mommy." Her prayers begin, "Ghee God, Mommy, Daddy, Joffin, Kowleigh, Baby Jonas," in the middle is, "Help a to obey; sorry to 'sobey," and end with, "In Jesus' name a pway, A-MEN!" At McDonald's the other day, I asked, "Do you want chicken or a hamburger?" "Yeah!" "No, there is chicken and there is a hamburger. What's your favorite?" "My hat!" At supper, Johnathan said, "I'm full!" Kalleigh held up two fingers and said, "I'm two!" And just now I heard her say, "Sorry I cake a toy away, Jonas!"

However, the quote of the day goes to Johnathan. The scene is set in the living room. Johnathan has just given Kalleigh a Wii remote beause she told him she wants to play "Shar Vars" with him. He then says, "Kalleigh, this time when I say, 'Hit the bad guys,' don't just hit the TV with the remote!"

Life is good. :)

Monday, January 12, 2009


You know when you think you could do or make something, but you just have to try to prove it to yourself? Just to see if you could be proud of what you did?

You know when you have several other pressing things that need to be done so you blow it off on something you'd rather be doing?

These two "you know's" came together today, and this was the outcome:

I could add a bow, and probably should, but when I get to a stopping point, it's really hard for me to start up again. I think it's going to be just fine. And now I have a winter wreath that I didn't have before!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Why I can no longer feed the baby

Because whenever I do ...

Stuff like this,

And this,

And this happen.

This time it's lavender paint ...

From the inside of a homemade ornament that did the trick.

Did you even have to ask who did it?