Thursday, July 30, 2009

Family Pics

Right before we left Pittsburgh, my friend Libby, offered to take our family pictures for us. I wanted to get some pictures in before I got all big and pregos, and I wanted some 'Burgh pictures, with the bridges and city in the background. She did a lovely job, especially since both of my kids refused to look and smile at the camera at the same time. She is a budding photographer and has a real eye for the art. Here are some of my favorites:
{Why doesn't someone as pale as me wear more make-up to get pictures taken. I don't know! Next time, I am going to skank-it up in the make-up department so I look like I have a pulse.}

{this is the biggest smile we could capture on Morgan; she just was not cooperating}

{Photography by Elisabeth}

Monday, July 20, 2009

Fun on the Fourth

We went back to Pittsburgh for the fourth of July weekend to attend a wedding of some friends of ours. It was fun to be back there; it is so beautiful there. We haven't been away long enough for it to have that haunted, nostalgic feeling you get when you go back to a place where you use to live. It just felt familiar and friendly. We were able to visit with some friends, attend a community carnival, eat hot dogs, and watch the fireworks. And then we zipped home. We had a good time and we are grateful for good friends.

(I know this post isn't super exciting, but I was so sick of looking at that burnt chocolate picture, I needed to put something else up)

(on a completely random note, in the last picture, I love that the cars are in rainbow order. I just recently found out that Cody a.) didn't know that there was such thing as rainbow order, and that b.) he doesn't know what that order is. I was blind-sighted. You think you know someone. . .)

Monday, July 06, 2009

It Caught on Fire

Can you guess what this is?

It is something that caught on fire.

We are talking like towering inferno, hellfire and brimstone kinda flames.

It is something that I didn't know was quite so flammable.

It is the only thing Cody requested for his birthday.

And when it caught on fire, I think Cody was this close (imagine me pinching my fingers together) to crying.

But luckily I had enough to make a second batch, which I didn't catch on fire.

Oh, and these are no-bake treats.

They are Peanut Butter Squares.

I am gonna guess that you have never caught chocolate chips on fire, either. All it takes is putting it up next to the broiler in the oven and forgetting about it.
It could happen to anyone. . . right?

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy Fourth of July

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Her Hog

{Morgan on her hog}

{She's hardened and tough}

{But oh, so sweet}