Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Killer Onions

This morning, while preparing our evening meal, I came across some EXTRA potent onions. Now I am not usually a wimp when it comes to chopping and dicing onion, but this particular onion was REALLY bad. On a scale of potency, this onion rated an 11. Seriously. I COULD NOT STOP CRYING. It was that bad. 


So in order to combat the onion and get on with the rest of my day, I did what any other intelligent and creative individual would do. I put on some ski goggles. They suction to your face right, which blocks out any "toxic air and fumes" that those onions might be putting out there. Now, I know you might be laughing at me...but I tell you what....it worked. Maybe I should get this patented huh?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Our Trip to Alaska

Brandon & I were able to spend some time with my family this year, up in Alaska. We had a lot of fun, and the weather was amazing! Here are some highlights: 

Brandon, Kennedy & I at the "flats" in Alaska.

Brandon took an airplane ride in this baby!

Kennedy giving her aunt Laurie a slobbery kiss!

My sister Debbie and her little boy Michael.

Mom & Dad at my brother Michael's high school graduation.

My brother Michael on his graduation day.

Michael's Graduation Celebration Dinner at Chili's!

Brandon & Kennedy "cheesing" it for the camera!

My sister Laurie took a break from work (she does drywall) to come hiking with us!
Kennedy & Mommy going on a hike at the "flats" in Alaska.

My sister's dog WOULD NOT cross this bridge, so my brother-in-law had to carry him across!

My brother-in-law, Allen, and his little boy, Michael.

Mom & Michael at graduation.

My little nephew, Payton.

My sister Laurie laughing in the background at the babies.

Mother's Day & Green Drinks

Mother's Day Lunch
For Mother's Day this year, Brandon made me lunch in bed. Our church starts earlier in the morning, and since we already struggle with getting there on time, we decided to celebrate Mother's Day later in the afternoon.


He also made me my favorite drink...a green drink. So yummy, and so good for you! Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there! :)
Green Drink in my Vit-A-Mix

Walkin' In My Shoes

Kennedy LOVES walking around in my shoes!


We are still working on matching shoes. As you can see, she prefers a brown and black flip flop in this pic.

Let's not forget that in addition to a shoe fetish, she also has a deep & abiding love for her blanket.

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Many Faces of Kennedy

Our doctor said that Kennedy's mouth size is in the 97th percentile! J/K

Brandon is to blame for this picture. 

"OH!!!"

Mercer Arboretum




I decided to check out Mercer Arboretum with a friend this week. It is BEAUTIFUL, and FREE (which is always a perk in my book). I couldn't help thinking it was a perfect place to take family pictures. The only problem is, it seems that everyone else feels that way too! I couldn't count how many people were taking family, wedding, or candid shots. Someone did mention to me, however, that the jailbirds go there to help with the plants. Hmm.....very interesting. Note to self: if someone dressed in all orange approaches you with a gardening spade....go the other direction.

Our Little "Cooking Helper"

Kennedy helped Brandon make some whipped cream for our Tres Leches Cake for Easter. 

She licked EVERY last bit of whipped cream off of the spatula. 

She also licked the beaters. 

YEAH for whipped cream!