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Monday, April 23, 2007

Dinner at Holli's

Check this out...My friend Holli made me dinner on Saturday night and boy was it good. It was pork chops and pears wrapped up in a cresent roll, roasted broccoli with olive oil and spices, and a fabulous salad. If you look closly at the picture, you can see that she even put my initial on one and her initial on the other, how creative is that? Actually I know the answer to that question...VERY! Oh, and she even made a little apple and pear crisp, but we were both so stuffed that we couldn't eat it. She packed some up (along with another pork chop cooked with a yummy bbq sauce and cherries) for me to take home. She really outdoes her self. Makes me look bad. When I had her over last time I made a salad. Boring! Anyway, thank you Holli, the food was fabulous (as usual) and the company was refreshing. You are one great friend!

Also, just a couple of my regular mentionings:
Yesterday, April 25th, was National Zucchini Bread Day. Oh yum!
Today, April 26th, is National Pretzel Day. I love passing the pretzel place in the mall cause it always smells so delicious! Next time you pass Aunt Annies stop and grab a pretzel and tell them you're celebratin' (or you could just make your own).
Word of the day:
Something so phenomenal that neither fabulous or fantastic would suffice to describe it.
"Oh my goodness, Beks, the shirt you got on Friday looks just fabulastic on you."
Phrase of the day:
"break your crayons"

Make you very upset or sad, or ruin your whole day.

"Dude, don't worry about him, he's just tryin' to break your crayons. Just let it slide."
Word of the day that Tabitha is not sure she likes yet:
"chillax" or "chillaxin"

1. To chill and relax simultaneously.
2. To loosen or reduce the level of stress by employing a more relaxed and groovy outlook.
"Hey, chillax! It's all good."
"This weekend I took it real easy and was just chillaxin' from Friday night to Sunday night."

Pedi's with Beks

First I want to say that today, April 24th, is National Pigs in a Blanket Day. Oh, they are quite tasty looking aren't they? And, of course, I must offer you a website with a recipe to check out if you feel up to trying these out (not that they are hard to figure out).

Okay, on to the main point of this post. Bekah and I went downtown on Friday night and experienced something so wonderful in the world of women: a pedicure. Bekah had somehow gone this far in her life never having gotten one, something I couldn't believe. I told her we had to remedy that and what better way than during Talula's "get a pedicure and your friend can get one for free" April promo. Pretty darn good deal if I do say so myself. The ladies were both very friendly and the place was extremely sanitary, very important and something you don't want to compromise on. Check out the pics below.
Here is Bekah picking out her color, which was 'mauve-elous memories (mine was 'quauter of a cent-cherry').

Look how cute the place is! It's so girlie and boutique-ish. You have to check out Talula's if you are ever on 23rd st, it's a fun place to look at shoes AND get a pedicure or manicure. :)

They even gave us champaine, how cool is that? I don't even usually like the stuff, but this wasn't bad.

Here I am, at the end of the experience, so happy and relaxed I'm giving it not only a thumbs up but the Elvis lip. :)

Yes, we definitely walked a couple blocks with these oh so attractive little toe separaters on our feet. Hello, we did not want to ruin the beautiful job the ladies did. We also think we might just start a new trend, what do ya think?

AND, here are we are admiring our toes sans shoes and seperators. Don't they look pretty?!


Last Tuesday, I went to my first JH Gravity ever and had such a blast. I had told Kevin the week before that I had never attended a Gravity since I had been hired (how that happened, I do not know, and am now kicking myself for) and that I would have to remedy that very soon. Kevin, being the super cool guy that he is, left a invitation on my desk cordially inviting me to attend and be the special guest judge for the game he had planned for the night. Sounds rather run of the mill, right? Wrong, nothing is run of the mill when it comes to Kevin or Gravity.
As the special guest judge I stood on a really high tower thing and got to hand out candy during the game. Hide was the first game they played. The kids were split into 6 groups and then they had to lay down really flat while the leaders covered every stinkin last inch of them with newspaper. By the end it seriously looked like 6 piles of paper, no kids could be seen and no one was moving. It was cool. Then they played a game where Kevin would call out something, like "find a guy fishing", and the kids would have to search through the newspapers to find it then bring it to me to get some candy. It was crazy, but it gets even better. This was followed by girls being sent to one side of the room and the boys to the other. Then they had to try and push the paper to the other side of the room to see who would win, boys or girls. Honestly I think the boys won both times, but they might have cheated a bit. TALK ABOUT CRAZINESS!! check out some pictures that will show you just what went on that fateful, crazy Tuesday night.

Kevin ended that segment of the night with an update of what Seth and Trina are up to in Africa, which the kids just love. They won't ever let you truly leave Trina! They love you too much! :)

Friday, April 20, 2007

No title today

Yesterday, April 19th, was National Garlic Day. Garlic is great, it is not only a fantastic way to add flavor to a dish but it also adds health benefits. I won't list them all here (there are too many) but check out this site and find out all sorts of good things about this yummy little guy.

April 20th is National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day. Huh, now that is interesting. Where do they come up with this? Sounds yummy, though...won't deny that. Here is a traditional recipe for the cake if you want to celebrate this weekend. Here is a not so traditional but still yummy sound version of the cake. AND THEN, I found this random recipe that just sounds too interesting not to have you at least look at.

I also want to point out that if you like banana bread then check out this little website at Cooking Light. Doesn't this picture just make your mouth water? I can't wait to try out the chocolate marble banana bread and the blueberry banana bread...yum! (I just love Cooking Light!)

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

some facts for you to ponder...

Yesterday was National Cheeseball Day. I haven't eaten these in so long but I so remembering eating them in my younger years. Oh boy were they delicious! And I so loved that round bin they were in, with the yellow lid that popped off. .
I can't say I was biased, anything that was cheese covered and puffy was a favorite of mine back in day, just ask my dad.

Today is National Animal Crackers Day. Oh, it takes me back to my childhood (shut up Jenny Z)....mmmmmm....

Word of the day:
deus ex machina \DAY-us-eks-MAH-kih-nuh\ noun

1. A person or event that provides a sudden and unexpected solution to a difficulty.
2. In Greek and Roman drama, a god lowered by stage machinery to resolve a plot or extricate the protagonist from a difficult situation.
3. An unexpected, artificial, or improbable character, device, or event introduced suddenly in a work of fiction or drama to resolve a situation or untangle a plot.

Example sentence:
I don't have one, I just thought it was a fun word so I had to put it up here. Anyone want to try and help me out here?

Second word of the day:
bedaub \bih-DOB\, transitive verb:

1. To smudge over; to besmear or soil with anything thick and dirty.
2. To overdecorate; to ornament showily or excessively.

Example sentance:
The Student Ministries office has not been, nor probably ever will be, what anyone would call debaubed. :)

Third word of the day:
1. Eavesdropping on a conversation that you have no business hearing.
2. Making your friends listen to horrible music against their will.
3. (this is my favorite because I've seen it in action) Talking someone's ear off; Rambling on while not getting to the point (jaw-jabbin); Trying to engage someone in a long-winded conversation who is obviously trying to get to the point and get on with thier day; Also known as being held as a "conversation hostage".

I'm not giving any sentances for these, I'll let you come up with some on your own. Feel free to post them in the comments if you wish to share. :)

Monday, April 16, 2007


Okay, if you are a person that watches what they eat and are trying to stay healthy and fit but find that you need a sugar fix once in awhile then what I just partook of is for you (especially if you are a carrot cake fan like myself). OH MY GOODNESS GUYS, THEY ARE AWESOME!!!

All the flavors are great, but the carrot cake is by far the hostess with the mostest! It's moist, extremely flavorful and the frosting is perfect. If you like carrot cake then get out and buy some ASAP. I promise, you will thank me later. They are a great fix when you are watching what your eating. I can't stress this enough! :)


Today, April 16th, is National Eggs Benedict Day.

I am not a huge fan of the hollandaise sauce but I love everything else about this dish. :) mmmm...eggs.... Here is a healthy and interesting version of eggs benedict. Check out these different sounding recipes and maybe find one you want to try.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

And thats all I have to say about that...

Boys are stupid! Okay, not all boys...but a lot of them. Maybe I should say that they are clueless, that might be a better word. But it doesn't help their cause any. They can be so annoying sometimes, too. Just wanted to speak my peace on that issue.

This week is National Egg Salad Week. I haven't made egg salad in a while, maybe I'll have to do that tonight, get in a little late celebrating.

April 11, yesterday, was National Cheese Fondue Day. Mmmm...fondue...

April is Fresh Florida Tomato Month. Oh, I how I love tomatoes! They are so good and so very good for you! Can't beat that combo.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Bowling with dad

This monday night my dad and I decided we wanted to try our hand at bowling. It had been a long time for both of us (probably more so for my dad than me). My dad was super cute cause he kept giving me pointers on where to stand, what to aim for (not the pins as you might think, but the third little arrow on the right). It was a fun time and we might just have to do it again.

Monday, April 9, 2007

I forgot to mention:

Today, April 9th, is National Chinese Almond Cookie Day. Here are two different recipe's for you to try today (almond cookies &.... almond cookies).

Today's words are:

abecedarian \ay-bee-see-DAIR-ee-uhn\, noun:
1. One who is learning the alphabet; hence, a beginner.
2. One engaged in teaching the alphabet.
3. Pertaining to the letters of the alphabet.
4. Arranged alphabetically.
5. Rudimentary; elementary.
I am not nor do I want to be an abecedarian, you can tell just by reading my blog. :)

pluvial \PLOO-vee-ul\ adjective
1 a : of or relating to rain *b : characterized by abundant rain.
2 of a geologic change : resulting from the action of rain
If you live in the Northwest and the pluvial climate "dampens" your spirit then you are living in the wrong place.

Easter pictures

I was so excited to run into to Jeremy and Lisa Sunday morning at church. I just had to get a picture with her 5 month belly. Doesn't she look adorable?
Here are some pretty daffodiles outside my sister's house that were just looking so perky and pretty for Easter.
here is the beautiful setup my sister had for our Easter lunch.
My sister made roast with roasted potatoes and carrots...yum!

We also celebrated my sister's birthday (it's on the 10th). You are not only a wonderful sister but a fabulous friend! Love you sister!
Lori, Sam, and I

Spring is so here! There ain't no denying it now. :)