Monday, December 7, 2009

Dream Life

Before you look at the pictures of what our life is really like, we want you to see these beautiful pictures that only a professional photographer could take (many, many, many thanks to Kim in Tallahassee --  I swear, I am jealous of the woman in these pictures. She must have a perfect life.

Real Life

Today we took Chloe to preschool, took a cranky Connor and sleepy Cadie to the doctor, went to publix, tried to give Cadie amoxicillin, and then went back to the pre-school for Chloe. Carl documented it all with my camera that he found in the car...

Friday, November 27, 2009

Top Ten Reasons You Shouldn't Plan a Weekly Menu

(I stole this from Number 3 is definitely me.)

When it comes to planning a weekly menu, there are plenty of sites that tell you all the reasons you should plan ahead. Let's look at the top ten reasons you shouldn't:

10. You’re a non-conformist by nature, and since meal plans are popular, you refuse to give in.

9. You like to spend your free time staring blankly at the pantry trying to come up with dinner ideas. It’s like a hobby.

8. You prefer the “seek and you shall find” method of meal planning. You stock the shelves and the fridge, and your family is required to seek-and-find their meals there.

7. You like to test your cooking skills by looking through the cabinets at 5:15 in the afternoon and creating a gourmet meal out of the random ingredients you find.

6. Your family enjoys having the same seven dinners every week, so there’s no need for a menu plan.

5. You’re a free spirit and refuse to be bogged down with “organization” of any kind.

4. You want to be able to blame an empty refrigerator and pantry when you tell your extended family they can’t drop by at dinnertime.

3. The grocery store is your “happy place” and you like making extra trips to pick up last-minute ingredients.

2. You want to do your part to boost the economy by spending lots of money at the grocery store, even if the food goes bad before you use it.

1. You like to use the excuse “We don’t have anything to eat” as a reason to go out to dinner.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Carl!!!

The three Carls (Grandpa, Dad, and Little) went fishing today for little Carl's birthday. He caught his first redfish, all by himself.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Petting Farm 2009

We had an awesome day at the Petting Farm yesterday. Here's some highlights.

"Tell me again, why do I have to hold this chicken?"

"Mommy! The goat is eating my hair!!!"