Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Long time no blog... oops!

Okay... so I think I'm becoming a monthly vs. a weekly blogger. Oh well. I go on these anti-computer stints where I just can't find a minute to sit down. I loved Angie's advice on having the laptop in the kitchen.. unfortunately my internet is unreliable there so... anyway.. blah blah..

Some fun things have happened this month. Mark and I had our 6th wedding anniversary and we had a great time. We went rock climbing at the Quarry and it was thrilling.. I think the older I get the more I'm losing my nerve... so smaller things are really exciting. We had a blast. It'd been a long time since I've been and I think even longer for Mark. It was fun. I would've taken pictures but we were a little focused on not dying or dropping each other... Afterward we went to Asuka so Marky could get his all- you-can eat sushi and we sat in the low tables in the back.

Ching-a ching-a ching ching ching-ching-ching-ching....Gong!!! AHSHO!!!

I've always wanted to sit there. I thought we'd be folding our legs the whole time but the table are in a pit so you're just sitting like normal... kinda weird. Mark said that's how the table are in Japan. Anyway, it was yummy and our waitress was hilarious. She was so put out by all our requests, didn't refill our water until we were completely done, and when she brought out our entrees and I was in the restroom she said in her demanding Chinese accent, "Wheisshe?" She was quite the character. We asked her if she'd been watching the Olympics, and she's responded rather impatiently, "Idonhaftime!" Hee Hee. All in all, it was a great night.

Six years... where has the time gone?

Here's the latest of the little man

Sawyer is so funny. He makes me laugh so much! He loves to smoosh his face on his play-pen mesh... what a prankster!

Sawyer is like my personal little comedian... He loves sticking out his tongue when he gets excited... it's so funny.

So I found him like this one morning....yeah, I have no idea how he did it. Hee hee!

This is little Jensen... Ashley's darling little darling. I felt so lucky to be able to meet him. Ashley looks so good and did so awesome... au naturale... go girl! Isn't he gorgeous??

So what's been occupying my time, you ask? Why a month since my last post? Well, I'm actually learning to cook. That's right. I'm caving. Miss 'I started a fire in the microwave, almost burnt- down my bro. in law's house and killed my dog' is actually going for it again. (And, yes those are on different occasions... one the result of melting chocolate chips in the microwave, and one the consequence of using the unfamiliar stove top and leaving it on... oops!)Everyone brace yaselves.... Hopefully we won't have any ER incidents to report. What brought this on? Well, two things really. First, It's really quite a wake up call when the guys at the Gondolfo's drive-thru start recognizing you. Second, I'm SO HUNGRY!! and all the crap fast food we eat is really not satisfying my hunger. Mark and I have been on the "All American Diet" for the last six years, and it's gotta stop.

Consequently, I read this book called "Original Fast Foods" and I loved it!!! It's taken my so long to find a book that I completely agreed with as far a nutrition and I finally have. It's great and I'm learning how to make all their stuff. The authors we're my old neighbors and she was the best Sunday School teacher I've ever had. Their recipes are yummy!!! Actually, I've definitely botched a few... like ya know that pudding that moves itself across the table from "Better off Dead"? yeah, I've got the recipe for that if you're interested. But for the most part, they've been good and I feel really good about the pounds and pounds of fruits and veggies that we're pounding down...hee hee.

Mark and I also just started reading the Twilight books and we love them! It's been kind of bad timing with the Olympics, because we'll stay up till 11 watching them and then go read for two hours... what are we thinking? Sawyer wakes me up pretty early and Mark started back at True North so he has to get up early now... but somehow we can't resist and we're actually relieved the Olympics are over... So much activity on their part that inspires so little activity on our part. Oh well. They're amazing! I still have a not-so-secret dream of being an athlete... if I only was into sports.. oh well.

So I don't know how all you mommies do it. Keep your houses clean, cook dinners, take care of the babes AND read books!?? There's definitely not enough time in the world for all this. Someday I'll get it all figured out, right? Yeah, I will, and then things will change and I'll have to figure it all out again, huh? That's life... how fun!

Well I love you all and I'm sorry I haven't been keeping up on everyone and their fun news. I hope you all are doing well. I really think I need help getting this housewife thing down. It's pretty time consuming and challenging... that's why I like it. Life is wonderful, isn't it?