Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Do you remember this from last year?

This year was even worse. At even the slightest mention of Santa Bennett will go into an all our panic. After getting this close (only because I picked him up and forced him to come) he took off and literally hid in the corner of another room until Santa had left.

Holland on the other hand didn't seem too bothered by him. 

Now we just have to get Ben past the panic that Santa is coming to his house.

I called Santa earlier today and asked him not to come. Ben calmed down after that...we will see how well Santa listens.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


We had the coolest visitors recently!

We did things like going to the zoo...

 ...seeing Tangled...

...going to Home Depot, the beach and lots of hanging out time.

Plus, you couldn't beat the view from the condo they stayed at.

And while Ben was worn out when they left, 
Holland was really sad. 

Please come back soon!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Evolution of Home

Here are the latest pictures from our house...

What looks to be a giant mess...

All the holes have been dug for the footings of our house.

The retaining wall is in place and each side leveled out. Who knew that back corner was 4 feet lower than the rest of the lot!

And now the rocks for under our house are in place.

Things at "Remember Who You Are" Condominium are moving right along. Stay tuned for framing coming soon!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

No Kitchen Recipes

For the past two months I feel like I have been a contestant on a new game show on the Food Network. The premise of this show is 'What can you cook without the use of a stove or oven?' The tools provided to help you complete your tasks are a rice cooker, small toaster oven, microwave and a crock pot. You must complete each meal while a toddler hangs on one leg and a newborn cries to be fed again. 

While I have been managing "the tasks" pretty well thus far, I am starting to run out of ideas. It occurred to me yesterday that my use of the crock pot has been severely neglected. Thus, I am using a lifeline. If you have any wonderful crock pot recipes or a meal that does not involve a stove or oven PLEASE send it my way. We are getting bored with what we have been eating and we still have months to go before our kitchen will be ready!