Sunday, October 23, 2011

Catching Up.

Really?  Has it really been nearly two weeks since my last post?  I guess things are just busy and now I am finally getting to catch up.  This past week has been cool at times, but also busy and stressful, mostly at work.  Then again, I am thankful that I have a job. husband got baptised at church on Sunday, which was neat to witness.  He had grown up Lutheran, and had gotten sprinkled as a teenager.  I'm told that they sprinkle with water for baptism.  We now attend a non-denominational church where pastor just a few weeks ago gave a sermon explaining about water baptism and what it represents.  For those not in the know, it is a public declaration of your faith to follow Christ.  In water baptism, as you are dunked back into the water you take part in the death and burial of Christ.  As you come back up,  you take part in the ressurection.  Some people view it as a new start to their life.  I've heard some people call their baptism day their new birthday.  It's the day they start a new life.  I so wish I had thought of that when I was baptised years ago!  It'd be a cool thing to celebrate.

After that came more fun.  It was our day to take Dillon to a pumpkin patch so he could pick out a pumpkin.  He picked out a butternut squash.  :)  I said "Sure, we can get that too and cook it up!"  We had a good time while he ran around the farm and got to see animals.  It was one of the best days I've had in a while.  When we got home, my Mom had prepared a pot roast beef dinner that we and a bunch of other family members were invited to.  I love my Mama's cooking.  :)

I've got a few pumpkin patch photos to share.  Enjoy!  And take your little ones to one!  It's cheap and it's fun.

Dillon and cousin Braden in a wheelbarrow at the pumpkin patch.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hooray For Days Off!

Yesterday was the perfect kind of day off.  I got to spend some time snuggling up a Dillon-bug and my hubby, too.  I got to catch up on some cooking shows.  (I do love those!)  I did laundry, and Richie and I got into a good cleaning groove and got a lot accomplished.  To be honest, I've actually looked at tips for cleaning to try and make the job easier...and I think the best advice is...just do it!  Pick something and clean it.

I made a super yummy dinner, too.  It was some chicken thighs with an apple glaze with a side of quinoa with spinach and some steamed veggies.  The glaze was soo good and in my opinion, tasted like fall.  It was made from apple juice concentrate and Dijon mustard.  It had that warm sweet and spicy thing going on.  I wish that I could say that I took some pictures.  Honestly, I did, but I was in such a hurry to get to sit down and enjoy the meal that I had made that I hurried through the pictures and they didn't turn out good at all.  They're pretty blurry.  Not good for showing off something was tasty.  Oh well.  Maybe next time.  Rich recommends that the next time I made it, I make it with chicken breasts instead of thighs.  He's not a big fan of the thigh meat.  On chickens, anyway. ;)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Fun In The Rain.

Ok, so comfort isn't just about food.  Sure, food is comforting.  It can conjure up memories of childhood.  It can remind you of favorite family memories.  It can be about tradition.  But sometimes, comfort is just spending time with people you love.  And today, it was time spent with my boy Dillon.

Summer has fizzled on out and fall has crept it's way in, giving way to rainy, cloudy days.  Dillon had gotten these cute little rain boots that are red with litte trucks and tractors on them, but they were too big.  Well, he's able to wear them now.  So as I looked out my window and saw that it was raining, I thought what a good opportunity to use those rain boots!  Dillon can barely walk by a puddle without stomping in it anyway, so I thought with the boots on, he could really go at it and have some fun.  It was so thrilling to watch him having such a good time!  He had a blast!  Stomp stomp!  Splash splash!

Afterwards we cozied up with some hot cocoa and a blanket.  It was truely a great moment in a somewhat mundane day.