Friday, July 31, 2009

a perfect combination

i have found a new love

jif *natural* creamy peanut butter

pbj's are made daily in our house,
so peanut butter is a staple

i used to buy simply jif but
decided one day to pick up this new kind

well... it's fantastic.

absolutely yummy

it's perfect on a slice of green apple
it's perfect on a slice of toast
it's perfect on a dark chocolate hershey bar

it might be perfect for making peanut butter cookies...

but i have yet to try it

if you wanna know how to make amazing peanut butter & jelly sandwiches,

she made one for my husband one time
and he thinks it's the best ever.


Monday, July 13, 2009

goodbye to another tooth

i made isaiah a tooth pillow a long time ago... and i was excited that we finally got to use it! i had found some cuuuute ones here and decided to make a similar one.

Monday, July 06, 2009

June part 3

road trip!
headed to Taos, NM for a weekend of fun and another wedding...

we found a super cool toy store in Taos... it's called TWIRL.

my brother, spencer and his lovely bride sophia got married here. not too shabby, eh?

i didn't take very many pictures, but here at least you can see the bride & groom!

and isaiah lost his first tooth!!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Where did June go?

i can't believe it's july... already! i knew going in to june that it would be crazy, that it would fly by and i was completely right. here's part 2 of our june (part 1 was sarah's dance recital, btw) 

swim lessons!

we've done swim lessons at Texas Tech for the last 6 years. this year was different because #1: i didn't get in the water with anyone (we've outgrown the "parent & me" class!) and #2: the lessons were relocated to a brand-spankin-new pool... a pool so fantastic that i'm really bummed i didn't get to participate other than acting as the observing parent. but the kids loved it, learned new things, and on the last day they got to take a ride on the lazy river. 

jerrie's wedding! 

michael's sister, jerrie got married. this was the first of two weddings our family experienced in june. this one was fun because, well, jerrie is just so stinkin fun to be around. i participated as a bridesmaid... sarah was the flower girl... and isaiah was a ring-bearer. 

sarah LOVED dressing up 

and isaiah, well... after my dad helped him get dressed up in his tux he refused to come out of the bathroom. it took much coaxing and a bit of force to get him out. notice the look on his face in the family picture above. good thing we had lots of time before the ceremony for him to warm up. in situations such as this, i have learned "no talk, no touch, no eye contact" is about the best policy. i learned that from the dog whisperer... but it worked and isaiah handled his job like a pro. 

here he is with scooter. scooter's been in michael's family for a very long time. 

at the reception, sarah discovered the microphone and proceeded to sing. she sang 3 songs. i couldn't break her away.

but dancing with this man... well i'd put down anything for such an opportunity :)