Friday, September 26, 2008

Einstein Bros Pumpkin Bagels

Okay, I am a sucker for anything pumpkin these days. More than anything though I can't wait for Fall to come around to go over to Einstein Bagels and get one of their pumpkin bagels with pumpkin cream cheese. Oh...good stuff.

Have you tried them or can you suggest any good pumpkin yummies I might not know about?

Monday, September 22, 2008

What Would You Do?

So today the girls and I took a trip to US Bank inside of Target. There were 2 people in front of me; both had more then just a basic transaction. I started to check my watch. Ten minutes, then fifteen, finally after about twenty minutes of standing in the line with my squealing girls I felt a little tickle on my neck. I gave the quick itch and come to find out the tickle moved down my shirt. I looked down to find a HUGE spider down my shirt. EYYKKKKK! Yep that is what I said, not knowing whether I should take my shirt off right there or run to the bathroom and get back in the line which had accumulated about 6 more people and the same idiot was up front trying to pick out some checks that would work best for his business.

Well the shirt didn't come off but it was a quite a site at the US bank as I hurried and pulled the center of my bra, did a bra jiggle and pop, out comes the spider. The lady behind me gave me the courtesy, "was that a spider?" How could she tell?

What would you do?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Blogging Fun!

Okay so my friend has organized a blog for all women, mothers, I guess men too if they like girl things. It is kinda fun. It has fun recipes, tips on handling motherhood, some real good stuff. You have to check it out. I just saw that she posted PF Chang's Lettuce Wrap recipe. Here is the link.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Mom, do you want to play laundry?

Today I let out a big sigh and told Haley, "oh I need to do some laundry." She told me in the cutest voice, "mom do you want to play laundry?" I was reminded of the good old days and spending hours with my sisters or my friends playing house. It was so fun holding our babies, doing our dishes and doing laundry. For some reason the babies slept all night and didn't cry, they never hit each other and when it was time to do the dishes or laundry...surprisingly they were all done.

I was remembering when my sisters and I would play barbie town and leave it up for days. The barbies never got sick and barfed all over the floor. They always were smiling and looking their best. Their houses were always clean. Their furniture didn't have milk mouth all over the cushions.

The reality of it, how boring would life be if we didn't have anything to do. Oh my do I love being a mother but wow the whole reality of it didn't hit until I had a house and children of my own. How about for you?

Friday, September 12, 2008

To Polish off the Week!

Those of you with multiple blogs or private blogs...if you could add a link to your blog when you comment, that would be GREAT!

Friday Fill In

1. I enjoy a long pair of jeans.

2. Making hair accessories is something I wonder about often lately.

3. In your heart, you knew when you bought Maya's squeaky shoes they would drive you up the wall in no time. Squeak is finally out!

4. Take football, add a little Fall weather and you end up with a happy Andersen Home.

5. Life has gifted me with too much.

6. More free time is an instant vacation.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to dinner at the in laws, tomorrow my plans include work and football and Sunday, I want to go to a missionary homecoming and eat some green jello!

Monday, September 08, 2008

A Fun Tag

A= Attached or Single: Attached at the hip
B= Best Friend: Matt, of course
C= Cake or Pie: Is cheesecake an option?
D= Day of Choice: Sunday or Monday maybe
E= Essential Item: least right now
F= Flavor of Icecream: cookie dough
G= Gummy Bears or Worms: worms
H= Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA
I= Indulgence: chips and salsa
J= January or July: January when I was born
K= Kids: Haley and Maya
L= Last movie I saw at a theater: "WALL-E"
M= Musician: Is Andy Bell one?
N= Number of Siblings: I have 2 brothers and 3 sisters
O= Oranges or Apples: oranges
P= Phobias or Fears: heights, spiders, death of a loved one
Q= Quote: You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone
R= Reason to Smile: when my kids are nice to each other
S= Season: fall... I LOVE FALL
T= Tag: anyone who would like to do this
U= Unknown fact: I am addicted to eBay
V= vegetarian or oppressor of Animals: Not a vegetarian but not real into meat either.
W= Worst habit: biting my finger nails
X= Xray or Ultrasound: ultrasound
Y= Your favorite food: mexican
Z= Zodiac sign: aquarius

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Rockin' Nut Road Snickers

I think Kyra was thinking of me Friday when she had Mac's birthday party. She put all of my favorites in the pinata including this new beauty. I typically don't like dark chocolate but I love any candy that is "rocky road" style. Plus mix it with a Snickers bar and get all the calories in at once. It was worth every calorie!

Friday, September 05, 2008

Sweet Pulled Pork and German Pancakes

Sweet Pulled Pork

Not that they go together but they are both tasty and on the mind today!

3 lbs. pork roast
2 C. dark brown sugar
1 C. worchestsire (sp)
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp powdered ginger
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp dreied minced onion
1 can red enchilada sauce

Cook all ingred. except the 1 cup brown sugar and enchilada sauce in crock pot on LOW(seems like forever...I think it depends on the size of roast too) for 15-20 hours. One hour before serving take roast out and shred meat. Remove fat. Drain crock pot and put meat back in and add the enchilada sauce and sugar.

German Pancakes

Preheat oven 450 degrees
1 cup flour
6 eggs
1 cup milk
4 tbsp melted butter
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar

Place in a 9 x 13 for 20 minutes. It will puff and brown on the edges. Cut into squares and serve with powdered sugar, syrup or jam.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

"Apples are Red, Mommy"

Those were the first words out of her mouth as I picked her up from her first day of preschool. She learned about the color red. It was a success, well so far. Here are a few pics...