Showing posts from January, 2015

Packers Cupcakes

I told everybody they could choose a snack for the super bowl.  Allan chose chips and salsa, I chose fresh mozzarella wrapped in soprasetta, prosciutto and pepperoni, Alex chose hot wings and David chose Patriots ice cream.  Tom picked Packers cupcakes. I told him they would be hard to find at the store and I'm caked out this week. He said all you have to do is put a gray G on a green cupcake. Okay, kid, I will think about it.


David had to bring a picture of an array to school. We snapped this and printed it out minutes before the bus pulled up.

Lord of the Rings Cake

Our pastor was selected to receive a grant to take a sabbatical including a trip to New Zealand where the Lord of the Rings movies were filmed. He will be gone for three months and the sending service is this Sunday.

My friend and I made a cake for that service today. We had so much
fun. It's Aunt Elda's recipe so we know it will taste good. 

Elbow to the Face

Basketball injury:

Blizzard of 2015

I'd say we got about 18" of snow.  I just heard the plow make two passes down our street so I'm going to head out and get my 3 miles in. 
Work was interesting last night. Some people were coming in as I was leaving to sleep there so they'd be ready to go at 7 am and others were calling in sick. It sure makes it easy for the big bosses to see who is dedicated to their jobs and patients and who is not!

Songbird Snack

She found it on the driveway and I couldn't get it away from her. She left the beak and some feathers. Ugh!!!


Allan set this desk up in David's room this weekend. It was a great freecycle gain from Massachusetts.


I just bought sixty yogurts that expire at the end of this month. They were half price! Any doubts I had about buying so many were gone when I noticed Alex had eaten one before I put the other 59 in the refrigerator.

Go Ellington


Bucks Bucks

Sooo I bought a Starbucks gift card with the intention of giving it to David's teacher for Christmas and ended up joining in a group gift. I suggested Allan give it to me in my stocking. He kept it. For weeks. Then tried to use it at the Starbucks at work but they aren't a corporate kiosk so they wouldn't accept it. I want it now!  It's mine!

Three Pointer

Alex got his first three pointer this weekend.  It was his team's first win too and they took the lead for the first time with his basket.


Like father, like son. Tom eats Quaker oatmeal everyday just like his dad. Who is just like his dad. Favorite flavor for both: Raisins and Spice.

Winter Waarrior

Today I'm going to say I ran 5K in -17 Celsius because it sounds much more badass in metric.



Undecking the Halls



Allan took David and Tom to the doctor for their checkups.
Tom at 6 is 47.5" 49.2 lb
David at 6 45" 44.4 lb
Alex at 6 51.25" 58.5 lb

David is almost 8 1/2
50.75" 52.8 lb
Alex at 8 57.5" 76 lb
Alex at 9 59" 79.6 lb