Saturday, February 28, 2009
Hubby flew in one of my dearest friends, Natali and her son for the weekend as my birthday gift. I picked her up from the airport and then we headed to the hockey rink for a youth game. Afterwards, we all went to our friends house (parents of one of the goalies) and they had a surprise party for me there!
Hubby also got me this purse (well, a knock-off but it looks exactly the same!!) and this hockey jersey from the 2009 Winter Classic (for those who aren't hockey buffs like us, the Winter Classic is the annual outdoor hockey game in the NHL. My team-the Redwings-played in it this year and hubs got me the Datsyuk #13 jersey ).
I got lots of birthday wishes on Facebook, and my family called me as well. All in all, it was a great day!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Jonah thought these stickers of Goofy & Mickey were really cool!
Sophia LOVES Minnie Mouse and I thought that fun red rhinestones and black & white dots was just right!
Monday, February 23, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Anyway, we are in Florida and have a very busy weekend ahead of us. We are going to Sea World tomorrow, and Disney World on Saturday. I'm about as excited for Disney as a fat kid is for cake! I made some cute shirts for my monkeys to wear so be expecting posts next week with lots of pictures! And of course my belated Frugal How-To: DIY Autograph books!
Friday, February 13, 2009
A few weeks ago the center had picture day, and lots of little girls showed up to school wearing my various clips and bows. My mom had forgotten to bring the bag of unsold hair accessories home with her the night before, but didn't think anything of it. When my mom and sister got to work that morning, three of the other employees came up to them and said "so-and-so (who just so happens to be yet another employee) took one of the white bows and put it in her daughter's hair for the pictures. She doesn't plan on paying for them because she thinks that $7 for a set of bows is ridiculous. So she told her daughter that she was going to borrow it for her picture and then she was going to put it back and act like nothing happened." Mom and sister were not happy.
Mom acts like nothing's happend, but my sis, on the other hand, was livid. She walks into the classroom she teaches and lo and behold there's the little girl wearing the bow. Sis walks up to her, gently takes the bow out of the girl's hair (BEFORE the pictures even happened, haha!) and replaces it back onto the card with its mate. Then Sis proceeds to walk into the said employee's classroom, places the card with the bows down on the table, says "You owe me $7" and walks out.
* Said employee did pay up, and even apologized, but not before getting a big lecture on ethics from my sis.*
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 celery stalks, finely chopped
1 large carrot, shredded
2 garlic cloves, pressed
2 lbs lean ground beef
1/2 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup chili sauce, divided
2 tsp dried thyme leaves
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Preaheat oven to 375*
Press garlic into large bowl. Add onion, celery, carrod, ground beef, oats, eggs, 1/4 cup of chili sauce, thyme, salt & pepper; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape meat into loaf pan.
Bake 1 hour.
Spoon remaining 1/2 cup of chili sauce over meatloaf. Bake an additional 10 minutes, or until meat is no longer pink in center of loaf, and internal temperature is 160*.
Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
That's right. I got sucked in. And I couldn't put them down. I read all 4 of them in less than 2 weeks. I would've had all 4 finished in 4 days but I had to wait on the library to get them in. Yes, I know that they're juvenile fiction, but they're so well written that it was hard to remember that tiny little fact. Seriously...I loved these books!
Then over the weekend we had to go to Raleigh for hockey. It was a long week, so please try to cut me some slack, kay?
Monday, February 2, 2009
And I have to toot my own horn here, but I made Jo's cake and am so proud of how it turned out, that I just had to show it off!