Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
We started the special day off with a birthday banner, of course:
We had a lovely morning at Sprouts, picking up THREE pints of blueberries for our freshly turned one-year-old girl, and sampling all the bulk yummies.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
We are the proud home renters of a brick red, oh-so-cute ye olde home in Dallas with:
Fabulous wooden floors
A Dining room!
Count 'em: THREE bedrooms
2 miles from McKay's work
Not an apartment
And we will be moving in as soon as we can rid it of its not so cute qualities. Apparantly no one has lived there in a year or so (one failed sale and several months of overpriced rent--like 30% more than other homes in the neighborhood), and the landlord is...reluctant to help clean it out.
But after six hours of exhausting house and yard work yesterday, I am kind of in love with the results.
No pictures til it's done though!
Monday, June 20, 2011
Down to the very last morsel that her dainty little baby fingers can find
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Favorite Dessert: Custard Pie
Unfortunately, me plus polygamists equals frowny face, so it's best to just leave the prophet life facts alone until we get past the Manifesto (which actually happened during Joseph F. Smith's presidency. Hurray for monogamy!)
So while his life will remain a blank for me until I can calmly deal with the idea of polygamy, we will enjoy this gem:
This is Joseph F. Smith and his freaking enormous family, with lots of grumpy faces and one ray of sunshine just to the prophet's right:
I love this kid. Makes me happy everytime these ol' polygamists get me riled up.
On to the dessert!
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
3 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg white
2 1/2 cups scalded milk
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 drops yellow food coloring (optional)
1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
2.Mix together eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Stir well. Blend in the scalded milk. For more yellow color, add few drops yellow food coloring.
3.Line pie pan with pastry, and brush inside bottom and sides of shell with egg white to help prevent a soggy crust. Pour custard mixture into piecrust. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
4.Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on rack.
It actually tasted a lot like flan, only less delicious. We did top it with caramel sauce, so it was pretty delicious.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
- storytime everyday at the library
- $1 kids movies every Wednesday morning at Cinemark
- shows, parties and music every Thursday afternoon at the mall
- kids workshops every first Saturday at Home Depot
- Free kids carnival days at the museums
We aim for an outing a day, and Tyler and Jamie are loving it. The most exciting phrase in our house right now is "Tyler, can you find your shoes?" Even Jamie knows that shoes=fun times.
All in all, this is shaping up to be a really good, really busy summer. I can't believe it, but I think I love Dallas in the summertime.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
(in rush hour, mind you...I was on the edge of my seat as we crept forward in bumper to bumper traffic) Eventually, we arrived at our destination:
So delicious. So full. I didn't feel hungry until two days later.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
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