Monday, August 31, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Vote For James!!!!!

James has entered a photo contest that will hopefully get him a scholarship. Please vote for him!!!! Vote Here

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Andrew and James: The Results

Who was more dressed up?

80% or 20 votes were for Andrew

20% or 5 votes were for James

Looks like James owes Andrew 100 bucks.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Whipped Egg Whites

Last night Laura and I decided that we would do whipped egg whites in our hair (A Laura beauty trick) and have curly hair for Jenn's Arizona shower. I thought she had done this several times but she said this is only the 4th or 5th time. (Geez, I look short) Here are the tools and the outcome:

Friday, August 21, 2009

Before The Blog-What Not To Wear

There are so many things about this post that could get me in trouble. I have stolen Laura's computer and her pictures in order to write this blog. I have taken her "Before the Blog" logo and am about to embarrass her. Seriously, how did she put this outfit together? One must wonder if she dressed in the dark. She also doesn't look very happy with her 9th grade perm.

Before posting I did actually consider the following for the first time: Would this person feel our relationship affords them a wider boundary of what isn't blog-material, and is this inside or outside that boundary?" I have determined confidently that Jane will be amused and not worried about any boundaries.

BTW: Who knew that Tami actually descretely started the WNTW collection in 1985?

P.S. Ruth looks cute.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Lean Cuisine Mac & Cheese

The other day I dressed up Lean Cuisine Mac & Cheese and made a great lunch out of it. Here's what I did:

1. Cook the Mac & Cheese in the Microwave per the box instructions.

2. Throw a handful of grape tomatoes into a pan with a little bit of water. Cook until the tomatoes are warm and have softened. (a couple of minutes)

3. Add some already cooked diced chicken

4. Use a small blender or chopper (I used the Magic Bullet) and chop up some croutons to use for a breadcrumb topping.

5. Mix the Mac & Cheese, Tomatoes and chicken together.

6. Top the Mac & Cheese with the crouton breadcrumb mixture, some chopped Italian parsley and add salt/pepper.

Monday, August 17, 2009

New Poll: Andrew or James?

I walked up to Andrew yesterday at the wedding and said "Next time, you shouldn't get so dressed up". This comment spawned a conversation over who was more dressed up, Andrew in jeans and a long sleeve shirt or James in khaki shorts and short sleeves. Both thought they were the most dressed up. Now it's time for you to decide. I think they both look pretty darn good!

Please vote in the poll in the sidebar.

Depeche Mode At The Hollywood Bowl!!!

I just can't get enough, just can't get enough!

The views: (1) Laura's view (2) The view from the seats (3) The view from the camera (4) The view from the freeway

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Congratulations, Brad and Kate!

Thank you for letting us celebrate your special day with you! Welcome to the family, Kate!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Posted Placards Being Tampered With?

Well, less than two weeks after I first noticed the Southwest sticker logo covering the old posted placard I discovered that people are already tampering with the sticker...big shock.

Friday, August 14, 2009

I Will Not Have A Picky Eater

I swore that I would not have a picky eater, maybe that was mistake number one. This child (otherwise known as Sydney) is the worst eater of all times. She pretty much likes least at one time or another but she only eats what she wants at the time.

Today after eating hashbrowns for breakfast, a sucker on the way home from Disneyland and one Carl's Jr Chicken Star for lunch, at 5:30 she refused the following for dinner:

Mashed Potatoes
Dried Fruit Snacks
Lemon Cake
Macaroni and Cheese

At 8:00 she saw some grapes on the counter and decided that she was hungry. She ate about 15 grapes and was done. What do I do?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

1938 Door Knobs

1938 door knobs are old, 71 years old to be exact. Sydney learned the hard way that 1938 door knobs don't allow for any outside access if they are locked. Tonight, she locked herself in our bedroom. David had just run to the store so I called him and he was home in a couple of minutes.

Unfortunately there was no way we were getting in from the door unless he broke it down. He was going to do that but she was standing right in front of it crying her little eyes out. So option two was the window, David got the ladder and ended up getting through the window (without breaking it).

But the poor little girl was so traumatized (as was her mom) that she just hung out on my lap for quite a while.

Maybe It Was The FSO Kudos Emails?

The technical support team for the House of Representatives communicated to the House members that they "may be slow or unresponsive because of the large volume of e-mail being sent to members". This was due to all of the email being generated because of Health Care reform. This got me thinking....I wonder if our email problems a few weeks ago were generated by all the Kudos I have been receiving about FSO?

Yeah, Yeah, it's a long shot but the team is doing so good and the comments keep coming in so I am just going to say, it's possible folks.... ;)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Announcements Blogger vs Facebook

Sydney's blog announcement received 40 blog posts. So should I feel bad that the latest announcement so far has only received 13 blog comments? Well, times have changed since 2007. Given my choice I would prefer blog comments (on blogger) to affirmation on Facebook or any other medium but I am not going to complain at all about the love and congratulations I received on Facebook today.

Here's the tally:

13 Blog Comments on Blogger
10 Blog Thumbs up on Facebook
13 Blog Comments on Facebook
10 Status Thumbs up on Facebook status "Kim is Pregnant"
63 Status Comments on "I'm Pregnant" status update
8 Wall Posts on Facebook
5 Status Thumbs up on Facebook status "Kim is due on 2/22"
16 Status Comments on Facebook status "Kim is due on 2/22"
2 Status Thumbs up on Sydney's Facebook status update "Sydney can't wait to be a big sister"
7 Status Comments on Facebook status "Sydney can't wait to be a big sister"

Total August 12th affirmation (to 8:44PM): 147

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sydney's Announcement

What Sydney is reading to us:

1. Big sisters should be 22 months older

2. When expecting a sibling you don't know right away if it's going to be a little brother or a little sister.

3. I am so happy that I am going to be a big sister on or about February 22nd. (No joke folks, thats the due date)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Meet Ashley (Part 2)

Ashley takes a dive.

Bandaid Collection

I guess I have a new collection and it's not of pictures, it's of bandaids. I have been made fun of before because of my bandaids and I have no doubt that it won't be the last time. James brought me a gift tonight, Toast bandaids have now joined my bandaid collection.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Shopping Together In Different States

Just because we live in different states doesn't mean we can't go shopping together. This afternoon and via our Blackberry Pearls Jane and I went shopping for new glasses. I didn't need to be physically present, we didn't need to talk and Jane ended up with a great new pair of glasses. I love technology!

Friday, August 07, 2009

Meet Ashley (Part 1)

We are so cool that Ashley decided that our area on the beach would be the best place to spend her day.

I am taking guesses on what you think happens to Ashley after a few minutes of hanging out with us at the beach.

Answer will be posted in a couple of days.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Mid-Week PTO

I love it! Even though I attended 3 conference calls, returned 7 phone calls and read/responded to 97 emails.