Tuesday, January 10, 2012

InstaFriday {New Year}

Yes, this is InstaFriday...on Tuesday.

And yes, this draft has been sitting on my computer since Thursday.

Just one of those weeks.

Better late than never.

Nobody loves popcorn like this guy. Thanks for the popper grandma.

Our New Year's Eve started off with a bang...er, well, a pop actually.

This guy is a popcorn connoisseur.

Avocado love.

Did I ever tell you about the time I got all smart and married a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America?

Holy guacamole!!!! #homemadebyhubby

Or that he graduated with honors??

Yep. I've got the thighs to prove it.

I heart fondue. Happy New Years friends. #newyearseve #fondue #eatyourheartoutmeltingpot

After we bathed in sodium we fondued till the cows came home.

Or at least until my rear end now resembles one.

Planning. Time to get my kitchen and my thighs back under control. #ifyouworkititworks

Good thing I got this for Christmas.

"Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past" Isaiah 43:18

Hello 2012!

All day shopping with my girl. An after Christmas tradition. Bliss.

Maggie and I went on our annual "dad gave his girls gift cards for Christmas" day of shopping.

Girl can shop.

And she can sniff out Chinese in the food court.

I heart her.

This is happening right now at our house. And so is pausing it every 5 minutes to explain to poor mom who does not speak "Lucas" obviously. I think you need the male chromosome to get this stuff. #starwars

We filled the remainder of our Christmas break with watching Star Wars The Complete Saga.

I must admit I went into it kicking and screaming.

My brain just does not do the Science Fiction thing.

Maybe this makes me sad and deprived...I don't know.

Twentysomething hours, subtitles, and stopping the movie every 5 minutes to ask what the heck was going on later...I was sold.

Oh poor conflicted Anakin...why did you have to go and do it?!?!?

Here is my review in 5 words or less: WATCH THEM IN ORDER!

I won't even try to understand the whole episodes 4-6...then 1-3 thing.

I'm convinced it has something to do with the male chromosome.

Found this... On my sons light saber. Kinda the point isn't it???

Found this on Aidan's light saber.

Isn't this the whole point?!?!

Now THIS is a serving size I can live with.

That's what I'm talkin' 'bout...the way a serving size should be.

My girl is making us yellow cupcakes with Reese's peanut butter cups baked into the middle. Thanks for the special baking pan Aunt Ashley!! #familynight

My girl received a really cool cupcake pan from her Aunt Ashley for Christmas.

It has spikey things in the middle to hold candy, marshmallows, cherries, etc. in place as they bake. Then you fill them with batter and voila...a surprise in the middle of your cupcake.

These were Reese's Peanut Butter Cup filled.


She's only 11...good gravy look at those frosting skills!! Watch out cupcake wars!!

She also got her very own decorating kit complete with frosting bags and a variety of tips.

This was her first time ever attempting something like this...and this is what she did!

All on her lonesome.

I heart my girls creativity.

She is only 11...good gravy.

This girl...::sigh:: she impresses my socks off.

I'm convinced that one day the people of the world will be saying, "Martha who?" because of my girl.

My neighbors new Newfoundland puppy...this makes me smile. #janphotoaday

Our neighbors got a new Newfoundland puppy for Christmas.

I think he may just be the most ridiculously cute thing ever.

I almost ever so slightly fell head over heels in love with him and almost maybe considered dognapping him.

Then he drooled.

And I decided it just wasn't worth it.

Cafeteria. #homeschool

We had our first full week of school last week.

This is what I call our cafeteria.

Minus the hairnets.

Although I do have some flappy lunch lady arms these days.

Life cycle of a frog...from spawn to bullfrog. About as hands on as I plan to go in this house. #fakefrogprops #homeschool

We've been reading The Courage of Sarah Noble and discovering the oh so cool life cycle of frogs.

And trying not to kill each other.

Boy...a month off of school may just be too long for us.

Hard transition back into our schedule.

We even had to go back and review a few multiplication facts.

Which just put me in one of my homeschool mom fear funks.

Thankfully this week has already proven to be mucho better.

I don't know the Spanish word for better but you get my point.

My girl. Going on 12 now. And my baby... 9 yrs old now. #boohoo

Speaking of my two learning partners...I found this in an old box the other day.

I nearly stopped breathing.

I caught my breath and reminded myself that she is only 11 and he is just 9..."You've got plenty of time still Talysa."

Be still my heart. Found some old pics...he is now almost 16 and she is going on 12. And I now need to be sedated. Oh this growing up thing takes my breath away it hurts so bad sometimes. #notready

But then this one appeared out of nowhere and there I was...in full cardiac arrest.

He will be 16 in less than 3 months.


This growing up thing takes my breath away it hurts so badly sometimes. #sonotready

life rearranged

y mortal breath, is Grace and nothing less"

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