Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sea World

In case you didn't know, we took a trip to San Diego to visit some Steele family. Brooks's dad came from a HUGE family and most of them are in California.

Here are some pics of Asher at Sea World.

He LOVED looking in the whale tank. He kept shouting, "A wayow! A wayow!" (a whale).

Here they are in the sesame street ride. Asher loved it and kept shouting, "Hi mom!" I almost cried because they wouldn't let the pregnant lady ride. Hahaha.

He liked trying to touch the manta rays even though he never actually touched them because they were swimming too deep.

We were at the park from 10 to 4 and Asher was really good and had tons of fun the whole time. He fell asleep in the car before we even got out of the parking lot. So cute. He fell in love with a penguin so we bought it for him and he basically hugged it the rest of the day.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

delectable little devils

Today, I had a major hankering for deviled eggs. It could be because it's Easter-time and deviled eggs are always on the menu at family parties. I love them. Love. So I whipped up a batch of my own. It was my very first time making them!

I followed Betty Crocker's recipe (thanks for the tip Jenny). That Betty, I'm so glad she put all her good food into a book for the whole world to use.

Betty C's Deviled Eggs

6 eggs hard cooked and peeled - psst... do you know the right way to hard boil eggs?
3 T mayo
1/2 tsp ground mustard (but seriously? who has that on hand? I just used mustard from a bottle)
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

Gently slice the eggs in half length-wise. Pop out the yolks into a small bowl. Mash the yolks with a fork to a fine crumble. Stir in mayo, mustard, salt, and pepper. Whip it up good! Scoop some yolk mixture into each egg and sprinkle with paprika. And if you're like me, do your best not to eat the whole plate in one siting!

Proud Moment

This is one of my most proud parent moments yet. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

heart in georgia

Wishing my husband the happiest Valentines Day with this artwork. He left a piece of his heart in Athens, Georgia.

Monday, January 02, 2012


Ash turned two . . . and apparently had a blast playing with some friends at Kangaroo Zoo. 

Friday, December 30, 2011

Merry Christmas!

This year's Christmas card was 100% inspired by things I'd seen on the web. After sampling various versions of a similar idea, here is our 2011 holiday card. Wishing you joy and love in the coming year!

Monday, November 21, 2011

DSLR love

I kind of fell out of touch with my DSLR. I hadn't used it in a while until today and I'm happily in love again and brushing up on my manual mode skills.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


We are having so much fun with this guy. Yesterday, he asked me for a crapper (cracker) and I nearly died laughing. There's nothing we would rather do than hang out at home and play with our little buddy.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Toddler Conversations

Ash: "tin-gug!" 
Me "You wanna watch Tangled?"
Ash: "tin-gug."

[So I start turning on Netflix to watch Tangled]

Ash: "tah-miss!"
Me: "Do you want to watch Thomas or Tangled?"
Ash: "no"
Me: "What?"
Ash: "what."

[So I start Tangled]

Ash: "tin-gug!!!"

Monday, November 07, 2011


I'm too busy to blog. It's the truth. But, I noticed I've been going great at one post a month. So to keep with that pattern, here I am.

Today, I'm making a trial batch of rolls in preparation for Thanksgiving. I recently perfected pancakes from scratch. If you want my recipe you'll have to ask for it. If rolls are anything like pancakes (I doubt it), I'll have to make them twice a week until Thanksgiving in order to get it right.

Gobble gobble!!

Monday, October 03, 2011

This is Halloween!

I saw this adorable print on Pinterest the other day. I wanted one for my own, but I could locate the exact source to buy or print. So.... I made it! Want one too? Download it here! You're welcome.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Funnel Cake

Today, we had the most delicious funnel cake at the State Fair. We passed up the deep fried Oreos and cheesecake this year. Oh, and the bacon wrapped Twinkies? 

Asher climbed on a tractor.

And planted some veggies.

And rode on the merry-go-round.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

kid clothes

It's obvious that I'm smaller than the average 30 year-old woman. In fact, during our vacation this summer, a movie ticket sales guy mistook me for a 12 year-old. I don't quite take that as a compliment though it could save me a few dollars on a ridiculously priced movie.

People often ask if I shop in the kids' department. I'll just set the record straight for all you other folks who are wondering and not asking. I do not shop in the kids' department. 

Here's why:
  • Kids are square. Even though I am petite, I have woman curves.
  • I don't buy cartoon character clothes for my toddler. Why would I buy them for myself?
  • I prefer not to wear rhinestone-studded or blinky shoes.
Speaking of shoes. I wear a size 4 in womens. You didn't even know size 4 existed, did you? Well it does. And check out these beauties I found at Nordstrom Rack today. Think they sell these in the kids department? I think not. 

Oh, and P.S., If you've ever asked me before if I wear kids' clothes or shop in the kids' department—I'm not mad at you. :)

Monday, August 29, 2011


After his 3.5 hour nap (woohoo!), Ash and I spent the afternoon in the back yard playing with the sprinkler. He didn't like the sprinkler at the beginning of summer but he sure does now. Zibby joined in for a bit of fun too!

Yes, he wanted his hat on backwards today. What a cool dude.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011


He has been wearing Mr. Potato Head's glasses lately. See a Harry Potter resemblance?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Been a while since I blogged. I've been crazy-busy lately, so I don't feel bad.