Monthly Archives: April 2011


April 30, 2011

I think s’mores may be one of my favorite desserts. Probably because it involves an open flame and smelling like a camp fire when it’s all said and done.

Back in March we were having what felt like a summer day that turned into a beautiful summer evening. I planted herbs in my little garden, we ate dinner outside on the picnic table and the boys were playing in the yard. It just felt right…time to bust out the marshmallows.

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Reflections on Addison – Part 5

April 26, 2011

Sorry it’s taken me a while to get to part 5 of this story. There is a lot to think about. I’ve got a lot on my mind and will be going off on a few tangents, so please bear with me.

Addison began listening therapy in early December, 2007. I would take him to the OT’s office once a week and then at home we would do the therapy twice a day for 30 minutes each time. He would wear special headphones and a little fanny pack that held the CD player. The OT would “lend” me the CD for the week and we would get a new one the next time we saw her. I had to buy special headphones because they needed to allow him to hear both the music and everything else that was going on around him. We would play and do our thing around the house while he wore the headphone, fanny pack combo.

I wish I had a picture of him with his gear. It was pretty cute.

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Sichuan Orange Chicken

April 25, 2011

I love, l-o-v-e, love Cook’s Country magazine. It’s brought to you by the people over at Cook’s Illustrated but I don’t really like Cook’s Illustrated because all the pictures are illustrated and in black and white. At least, it was that way last time I subscribed and it bugged. How can you have a food magazine and not have color pictures? That’s crazy talk.

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Rubber Band Easter Eggs

April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

I hope you’re not still looking for crafty Easter egg ideas because if you are then you are an even bigger procrastinator than me. The time to dye eggs is past but if I wait to post these fun eggs until next year it won’t happen because I’ll forget all about it and post about some other fun, crafty egg dying project. The time for rubber band easter eggs is now. Continue reading

Maundy Thursday Reflections

April 22, 2011

Growing up I don’t know if I ever heard the term Maundy Thursday. I was taught what the scriptures tell us what happened leading up the the cross. I’m sure I even went to a service on Thursday but didn’t know it had a specific name. When I was in high school we attended a Baptist church. They give a lot more focus to Good Friday. I know for sure I went to Good Friday services and knew what to call it. Giving the Thursday before Good Friday a name and definition is a relatively new thing for me. Continue reading

There She Is….

April 22, 2011

Three weeks ago Dear Husband emceed a beauty pageant. Yes, you read that right. How in the world did this come about? Well…Dear Husband is on the advisory board for his college fraternity. We live in the same town where we went to college and the chapter alumni board is always desperate for volunteers. Being the good guy that he is, Dear Husband helps out.

The Lambda Chi Alpha Miss White Rose Pageant is in it’s 25th year. Yup, it’s a “real” beauty pageant. The men of LXA put it on to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. Each sorority picks one freshman to participate. They needed a new emcee so guess who they called?!

I’m sorry for not having a better picture of Dear Husband in his tux.

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