Sunday, April 30, 2006

Self Sufficient

Anna is more and more independent. Lately, I've been giving her a spoon while I spoon feed her. Today, I failed to do so and she repeatedly asked me to give her my spoon. "Please, Please, Please..." You get the idea.
So, I got another spoon so that I could share mine while still working on the task at hand, actually getting some food in her tummy. As you can see she was very grateful and really had a big time "feeding herself." Soon, I'm sure some food will make it on the spoon from the bowl, all the way to her mouth.

P.S. This method actually got more food in her mouth than the "correct" way. :)

Dinner for 2

Tonight Molly and I were both off of work for the first time in a week. We enjoyed thick pork chops that I soaked in a homemade balsamic/garlic marinade then cooked them outside on the grill. Also we had creamed spinach and a side salad Molly brought from work. It all turned out DELICIOUS! Now we are going to enjoy some cocktails and watch some t.v while Anna sleeps.
(1 leftover chop..... any takers?)

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Friday, April 28, 2006


I've lived in Tucson for a little over 2 years now and have yet to taste cactus of any kind. I was watching the Food Network(of course) the other day and they had all these recipes involving cactus. This is a picture of a "prickly pear magarita". I cant think of a better way to enjoy cactus for the first time ...can you? So it is my new goal to try this mysterious fruit so many have been talking about, have you tried it?


Well we got really lucky, the car cost us $0.00 .It was still under the original factory warranty!
As I and acouple others expected it was the thermostat stuck closed. And also they told us about a re-called fuel filter that they would replace when we had more time. So everything turned out great and life in the "fast lane" goes on. Thank you for your support!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Car Trouble!!!!!!

Well the day had started out great, Anna and I went to a company bowiling party and I beat everyone I played with a high score of 183. Then we left the bowling ally when I noticed the car was over heating...SHIT! luckly we made it home, I'm now Im trying to get ahold of the dealer to see if our warranty covers this .They said they would have to tow it in and look at our coverage to see if it qualifies. Molly is in Pheonix today in a managers meeting ,thank God she didn't take this car!!!so until she gets home or calls my hands are tied, I had to call into work and tell them I would'nt be there so I can get all this resolved. Damn this day is not turning out how I had expected.
Send your best for a cheap fix ...HA!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Family Day!!!!

Hello peeps, today we went to the Tucson Zoo and fed the giraffe (sorry theres not a better pic,we used my phone) and the polar bear was swimming around which is always sooo fun to watch. After the Zoo we went to eat" frisco" burgers at Claim Jumpers.
Oh and we bought a new memory card for our camera so there will be new photos to veiw real soon .

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Hi folks! sorry there has not been any new photos latley. Our camera memory chip is on the wack? We will try and get it fixed ASAP. But for now ....CHECK OUT THOSE CHOMPERS!!!!

ps: Thanks for the great photos kelly!!!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Best Egg of 2006!

This egg is the official winner of our unofficial cascaron painting contest, of which I am the only participant (probably because others are scared to compete).
Also, Anna and I are the only judges.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Shout out!

Shout out to my niece T because I did not mention her in my post "This is my life." We had an awesome visit and you are dearly missed. Love you!

What does the cow say?

B is learning to repeat when we tell her stuff and answering some questions, too. So, lately (I've had a couple of days off) I have been tring to teach her animal sounds using the Learning with Leap Frog books. Some she's already known and likes to try to answer even though her response is not perfect. For example, when asked "What does a duck say?" B promptly responds (assuming she's in the right mood for Q&A) "Duck! Duck!" so, I continue to repeat Quack! Quack! and she keeps trying.

So, yesterday, we were talking and I was telling her what a cow says. She wasn't quite understanding me. No big deal, so we moved on. But, as I kept talking to her about other animals she was not paying attention. She just kept going, "MMMMmmm..." over and over. Next thing you know she's saying "OOOOoooo" (Long U sound) and smiling. So, I went back to the cow and sure enough she was just teaching her self to say Moo. So, I chimed in also Mooing like crazy and she just stared at my lips. After a minute or two of this she was a pro. It was sounding a lot like she was saying Mmmm. Oooo. Two words. Now it's coming together really nicely and we're so proud.

It was so amazing to see her decide that she wanted to learn to say this word, sound it out, practice, and then finally bring it together. What an awesome accomplishment!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


My new job at Olive Garden is going really great. The people I work with are really helpful and the management seems to really know what their doing. I've been working there about 6 days now and i'm already finished training for my station. My station has about 25 items on it and I was working alone after the third day...they were sooo pleased. I'm due for a review in 20 days...hopfully they will give me a raise. Wish me luck :)

A Price to Pay

With B seeming to be so far ahead of her little age group, I'm learning that she may be entering that age with the forbidden name, the t#**&ble 2s. Even though she has such great manners, she says "please" for everything all of the time, she's having a little trouble understanding "No, Ma'am," "Sit down,"and "Please, don't stick your finger in that light socket." Today, I noticed, after spending the whole day with her, no work, and no friends or family around, that I was having to impart many more rules on her than I feel I ever have before, and she refused to take a nap all day. Of course, she's still a doll and every moment spent with her is a true blessing. This is just an observation.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Here is a link to some awesome pictures for those of you who need a fix! When you get there, just scroll down and look on the right hand side of the page for some photos of Ks recent visit.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Informal Survey

What are your favorite pizza toppings?

This is My Life

We went to the pool yesterday. Ks, my friend KC from Indy, Mike, B, and I had such a fun time. We swam, talked, relaxed, ate cookies (mostly B), and most of us got a little too much sun (not B). The weather was sunny and eighties, perfect for swimming and we had great fun.
Afterwards, on the way to work, I was thinking about what a great day it had been. And, when I talked to Mike later, we both agreed that we are so fortunate to have so many vacationers around as it keeps us in a good frame of mind, or "vacation mode" as my Dad would say. We decided that we can keep this same frame of mind throughout our lives even without being on vacation, or having vacationers around. This could be just a regular day for us, if we could just remember to take a deep breath sometimes and enjoy a great day with nice weather, sometimes friends or family, and always each other.