Saturday, October 31, 2009

Diana and I went to the Bucks/Aggies game today. We had so much fun! I do have to admit (much to Bill's dismay) that my favorite part was the half time show. Since it was Halloween, they had a special spooky program- the band spelled out Halloween at the beginning. They played twilight zone music and made a Dracula and a jack-o-lantern. They also played "Thriller" and had Michigan zombies, which the drum major beat up (and of course, they all did the thriller dance). Ghost Busters was the next song and Brutus was riding in the car. The band made the stay puff marshmallow man and the ghost buster symbol. I was so impressed! Oh, and Ohio State won 45-0, so that was good too :-).
We went to BJ's for some delicious avocado rolls and pizza afterwards. It was a very fun day!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Game day!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

So, I know I'm not a parent yet and have no room to tell anyone how to do their most important job, but really. I don't think it's parenting skills, but common sense.
Let me back up for a minute... This morning, I was in the cafeteria when a FIRST GRADER made a racist comment. First grade. Really? I wonder where he heard that...
Are we really living in a time/place that it's acceptable for people to think, let alone speak out loud in front of a child our views in which we judge others based solely on outward appearances? How insanely ignorant.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I've been using the site and it's great! I post old movies that I don't watch anymore and get new ones in the mail. All it costs you is the price to mail the DVD (about $1.90- which is cheaper than a rental and if you really like it, you can keep it!). Anyway, if you decide to join, make sure you put me down as the one that referred you (I'll get swap credits!). My user name is Rachel B. Thanks!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

I love fall!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

We had fair break on Monday and Tuesday of this week and I've had a wonderful four day weekend! Saturday, I cleaned, unpacked, organized, and baked. Sunday, I spent the whole day with Shan- we shopped and went to a japanese steakhouse for lunch. Monday, Bill and I spent the whole day together- dr's appt, errands, movie (Love Happens- alright movie), and visited with Kristin, Mike, Riley, and "blueberry". Today, I met Sharon, Charlie, and Annika at Polaris. We let the kids play on the playground (and got to catch up), went to a bunch of different stores and the Cheesecake factory for lunch (see the pictures below of C and A enjoying their icecream). It was a wonderful weekend! What do you mean I have to go back to work tomorrow??? :-)

making dog treats
The squirrels are for Roscoe. This is how Sammy stood the entire time
...and this is how the others waited

Diana, Ryan, Zander and Moose all came to visit. We had so much fun! Bill and Ryan went golfing while Diana, Zander and I went swimming. Z is soooo brave around dogs that are three times his size and sticks his face right up to the dogs, just hoping to get kisses. We all agreed that he actually thinks he is a dog.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

It's that time of year!
All I want to cook lately is soup! I made veggie soup last week and potato soup tonight... so delicious!!! A couple people asked for my recipe and I truly take after my mom in that I don't follow recipes very well. I usually don't measure and I add whatever I think sounds good so here's basically what I do:
I saute chopped onions and celery.
Add chicken broth and cheddar cheese soup and wait til it boils.
Add potato flakes.
Add baked, chopped red potatoes (I leave the skins on) and some cheddar cheese.
Make sure it's warm through.
Serve it with fat free sour cream, turkey bacon, and a little more cheddar on top.
I made some Tastefully Simple beer bread with it.
If you look on, you'd probably find a better recipe (if you're into measuring and all that nonsense)
Better yet, just come over some time and I'll make it for you:-)