Sunday, August 31, 2008
shit like this makes me feel like walking away from the title "Christian" is the right thing to do
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Cameron has really taken off with this walking thing. he seemed more boy than baby today :o(
Monday, August 25, 2008
Jennifer who is Chinese often cooks authentic Chinese food and always brings us over a large platter which we savagely devourer. typically she'd feed us once a month but since she's been laid off of her job we've been getting meals left and right about once a week! tonight it was dumplings & shrimp lo mein... delicious! another of her specialties are her egg rolls which are simply heavily (and i'm not even an egg roll fan) the only problem with this arrangement is that it makes Chinese take-out really blah :o) oh man and she makes a killer pasta salad. i don't know how she does it but it's so much better then your typical pasta salad. i live for that pasta salad.... yumm
Leighton will at least 3 times a week come collect Mayden after he's finished work for her and Collin to play outside. i take a little time to get something around the house finished then Camo and i join them out back. and Cameron adores Leighton they are best buds for sure.
then of course there is the friendship Collin gives May-May is wonderful. everyday she keeps constant vigilance thru the window that faces the backyard waiting for any sign Collin is outside playing. when she's spotted him she runs in circles screaming "Collin's outside, Collin's outside!!! can i go out? can i go out?" then they run to each other like a scene out of a romantic movie. it's really funny! those two are like two pees in a pod.
i really need to think of a way to repay them for all they provide for us.
i rent him by the hour and pay is very minimal.... hugs, kisses, smiles and laughs usually do the trick.
Friday, August 22, 2008
so we made a quick trip to Virgina at the beginning of our vacation week. it was exhausting but well worth it. we primarily went to introduce Cameron to his great grandparents (my paternal grandparents) we haven't seen them since Mayden was 11 months old so this trip was long overdue! while we were there we also got to spend some time with my dad's cousin, his wife and kids. they are a great family who we've kept in contact with throughout the years.
below are some pics from the trip. we'll be taking small local day trips for the rest of our vacay week.
April, Cameron, Mollie, Adam, Mayden & Shawn
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
this summer i've been reading (slowly but surly) Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingslover and so far it's great but it's definitely kicking my butt in the "buy & eat local food" realm of life. so we went and it was nice, small but nice. we sampled some homemade salsa the blueberry flavor was my favorite. Mayden did not exactly appreciate the salsa as much as i did given after her bite she proceeded to spit it out in a napkin... hello embarrassing!! i bought some blueberries, peaches, watermelon & my mom treated me to a bar of lavender vanilla honey soap. one stand had the most amazing (yet pricey) blackberries and i just might go back to get some next week. oh and perhaps i'll find room in the budget for a pie too :o) i'm going to try Columbus Farmer's Market soon as it's a bit closer to us. it will be fun to compare the two.