Wednesday, February 29, 2012

january 2012

It's the last day of  February and I am still feeling irresponsible for January.  So just a few phrases to help me remember the experiences I am grateful for.  One beautiful Wednesday--Kathy's wedding at the Provo temple.
Chinese New Year..missed the drums though.
Annie's spanikopita recipe with Grandma Martha.
An afternoon with my son and his dream camera...well he dreams even bigger than that.
Mother daughter day with Caitlin at BYU.
Missed the dragons too, but the dresses came out.
Bethany, Olivia, and friends at the school science fair.
The hundreth day.
One or two days of snowmen.
"The prince is dead." Sam said it much better than that in "A Winter's Tale" at the high school. He made me cry.
The invention convention.

purple potatoes

Third week of February the daycare kids were mostly too sick for daycare with combinations of fevers and runny noses. I did a lot of diffusing, Breathe the respiratory blend and Peppermint. I tried to get some work done with everyone in tow. Not too effective, but we spent a fun noon time at the Sonic drive-in.

Saturday was one of those days when everything starts to turn sour. It all started with an air soft bullet to William's right eye. An emphatic gun safety/why do we have these things anyway lecture to be heard by the whole neighborhood followed. And everything went down hill from there. Bad Mom.

All I can do when I feel the world falling apart is force everyone to clean. I swear it makes things better. So by 9:00 pm we were all happy again and we piled in the van to get Panda Express. You can see us there huddled around the Orange Chicken.

Sunday was the big night around here, the Oscars. I was elated when Meryl Streep won. Tree of life was our favorite but oh well. And what about Jude Law in Contagion?

We made a delicious Purple Potato Shepherd's Pie with the beautiful Merlot Potatoes that Anne and Eric sent us from the San Luis Valley.
As they say in Maine, I just scrambled a pound of hamburg, with a chopped onion.  Added a bit of flour and milk to make a gravy, then topped that with a couple of chopped, microwaved carrots, two cans of creamed corn, and covered that with purple potatoes mashed with butter and milk.  Topped it all with cheese.   This was the dish that our friend from the LDS church, Augusta Ward, brought us when Bethany was born.  It is still her favorite meal and she loved it even more with purple potatoes.
Lunchtime at Sonic.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

2012 valentines

The second week in February finally arrived our first real snow fall.

Valentine's day I was happy that Bethany still wanted me to help out at school, William, Grant, and Sophie had their first parties at daycare, and we had heart shaped pizza from Pier Forty Nine.