Friday, December 22, 2006

We interrupt this blog...

for a much needed break for the holidays.

Wishing you much joy and blessings at Christmas time and in the coming New Year!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Gratuitous video of my son's public speaking debut

My son, Connor, is the one who comes up to the mic and introduces their first song "Hot Cross Buns". He is in 4th grade, and they have only had band practices for one month. Just keep that in mind...and excuse the lack of camera was NOT being cooperative.

Sunday, December 03, 2006


The boys have been bugging me to make a gigantic chocolate chip cookie.

I wanted to buy one last year for my husband's birthday instead of making a traditional birthday cake, but they were ridiculously expensive. He was worth it, but I figured I could do it better for less. So I Googled...and came up with a recipe. I bought a round pizza pan (we are a square pizza family) and off I went. Now, we have the technology to have them all the time. They are stupidly easy...especially with the love of my life my Kitchen Aid mixer.

Notice the half-ass decorating? My pastry bag had sprung a leak and was doing this annoying frosting farting thing and I just wanted to be done. I normally do a much more professional job, I assure you. I took Wilton Cake Decorating Class I and II. I normally don't suck...I swear.

Ahhh, could it be?

Ta-freakin'-Da! And only three months late. They really are the same size in person. I don't know why the one on the right looks narrower here in this photo.

...these socks...