Friday, January 30, 2009

Finally, I'm posting again!

First of all, here's a picture of baby Chloe. Not such a baby anymore. She is growing like you wouldn't believe! She's only getting up once a night now, and after a trip outside, she goes right back to bed without complaining! Potty training is going pretty well, but we still have work to do. We are all totally in love with her!

Ethan is home sick today. I woke up at 4:10 a.m. to a little voice saying, "Mom, I feel like I'm going to throw up!" He wasn't kidding. Lesson learned: next time you feel that way, head to the bathroom, Mom will meet you there!
Dropped off my layouts to the Scrapbook Junkie last Sat. Here's a look at them. I used the scraps from the wedding papers to make this heart project. I backed an acrylic heart with a transparency, slapped a picture on it, then hung it with a little tulle and silver beads. The other layout reminded me of the seventies, so I did a layout of me when I was little. For a while, I was stumped about what to journal, but once I started jotting down memories, they just started flowing!

Made a family favorite last night: White Chocolate Chip Lemon Cookies. They are delightful! Here's the recipe:
2 sticks margarine 2 1/4 cup flour
2/3 cup brown sugar 3/4 tsp soda
1/2 cup sugar 1/2 tsp salt
1 egg 1 pkg white choc. chips
2 tsp. lemon extract
Beat margarine and sugar til creamy. Add egg and lemon extract. Beat until fluffy. Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl. Add to wet mixture. Stir in choc. chips. Bake at 350 for about 9-10 min.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The boys started back to school today. Ethan was very anxious, as I expected he would be. Whenever he has an extended break from school, he has a hard time starting back up. Sam, as usual, wasn't worried about a thing.

I put the finishing touches on my 25 Days Until Christmas album (see photos in earlier blog). I am so tickled with how it turned out! This is the project idea that I got from Ali Edwards' blog. She is so inspiring!

Our family has a new addition. Her name is Chloe. The boys got her for Christmas. She is delightful and endearing. Even though she's constantly nibbling on us, she has captured all of our hearts.

No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich. - Louis Sabin