Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Jet lag stinks

I've come to the conclusion that jet lag is just plain awful.
Audra and I were so worn out.
We felt like this.
Audras' sleep schedule is still off. She doesn't sleep through the night anymore.

I was so excited to post pictures all the time of all the stuff I do out here and everything and then. I lost my camera. :( It really stinks. So, for now, no pictures of Singapore from me.

Audra doesn't roll over yet but she can get on to her side and when on her stomach it looks like she gets close. It's so exciting. She is getting bigger, still talks all the time and has fun watching her aunt and uncles play with her. She especially loves her aunt juice who is 6 months older. Juice also loves her. Sometimes too much and Audra gets accidentally hurt by her excited aunt.

We haven't done too much yet but we get our vehicle today so I'm sure we will be able to start doing more. And I'll tell you all about it when I can.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I'm still here.

Just in Singapore. Tired and busy. And tired.
Did I mention tired.

Friday, October 15, 2010

No time

I've got a recipe I've been needing to post but I've been really busy. We are leaving tomorrow morning! Ah. Can't believe it. Still not even ready. And my grandparents are coming today and a good friend of mine and I'm making dinner for my family tonight cause I feel bad for them in that tiny hotel. Whew. Lot's to do. but baby girl is sleeping so I cant do any of it yet.

Here are the cookies though.

Welp.. Just kidding. Have no idea where that recipe went.

They were pretty good though. Just chocolate cookies, not too sweet, with lots of nuts and chocolate chips. They were suppose to have coconut as well but I didn't have any.

How about a baby picture?
Ok, you talked me into it.

Happy girl..

Monday, October 11, 2010

Singapore Update

Singapore here I come!
So, there was a delay but not too big of deal. We will now be leaving on Saturday. I am once again excited but I have SO much to do still.
If people actually read my blog I would ask for packing and airplane tips but I know that that would be useless. :)
Welp. Better get busy.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ten, ten, ten.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8
4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  8Love never fails.

Today we had a guest pastor at the church. I missed most of the sermon because I had to go and put Audra to sleep. But that's ok. Part of my job as mommy. I asked what everyone thought and got mixed reviews.
Later went to wal-mart with Jo. Slip and fell because the floor was wet. WHILE holding Audra. That's right. It was terrible.

Friday, Christie and Jordan and I all went to Dona and Jo's house. I made dinner but no one wanted to eat it. (Forgot pictues AGAIN, sorry) So, we had pizza and then played games. We played Mad Gab and the funniest one was when I was repeatedly saying ARE AY TEE SPELLS RAT and had no clue what I was saying. Took forever to guess it.

I have a meal planned for tomorrow so here's hoping I take a picture for once.

Oh and by the way. Today is ten ten ten. Fun fact.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Singapore Update

So, we were suppose to be leaving on Wednesday to go to Singapore but we aren't.. There were some problems with visa's and the plane tickets had to be canceled. Now we aren't sure when we are leaving, or honestly even if we are. Should know early this next week so I'll be sure to update.

And I am currently up too late because I got distracted looking at baby clothes. Look at these:  They're the best!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon

I didn't know what to post today. I came across this video and thought it was share-worthy. Enjoy.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."

Friday, October 1, 2010

So many blogs, so little time.

I remember just a few years ago that I heard the word blog and thought "what does that mean?" And now everyone and their dog have blogs. You can honestly find a blog about just about anything. Video game blogs, Medical blogs, Poop blogs, and of course the oh-so-many Food blogs. (I haven't read any of those except the food one, btw) So, I just thought I would post some of my favorites and the ones that I check at least once a week. I'm always looking for new ones, too.
These are also in no particular order.

This one is quickly becoming very popular but I have been reading it for over a year. Sometimes it can be inappropriate but that is the beauty of it. People send in a postcard, like this,
and write their secret on it. They send it in, anonymously, to be read, to be able to share it with someone, anyone and to not be judged for it. Sometimes the secrets are horrifying, sometimes sweet, or funny, and sometimes heartbreaking. But most of the time, when you're being honest with yourself, what they really are is relate-able.

This is my moms blog. It is usually about herself and her family, including me, I check it everyday and she has actually got a nice little following.

This is Abraham Piper's blog. Which is John Piper's son. I have been a Piper fan for a long time and was so excited when I found it. His blog is so funny. It's usually got the latest crazed meme and just whatever he finds online that's funny. Definitely worth a look.

His wife, Molly, also has a blog. They have four kids, most recently a newborn set of twins. That's usually what she talks about. Though she has been updating much lately.

This blog I use a lot because she has a lot of good recipes. She also has stuff like sewing and photography and just other house-wifey, womanly stuff. (to be  not so PC, lol.) -Another good food blog. Lots of good desserts, which are my favorite.

THIS BLOG is completely hilarious. Warning it does have a lot of bad language. The blogger gets on craigslist and such and e-mails people to mess with and irritate them. It is so funny.

Since I'm going to Singapore soon I searched for lots of info on it and found this blog. Um, most likely it won't interest you unless you'll be going to Singapore soon or if you just REALLY want to know about it. But it is informative and funny.

Things We Forget is a very unique blog and everyone should check it out. Someone that lives in singapore writes and draws little sayings on sticky notes and then leaves them all around singapore. It's pretty cool.

And last but not least is Cake Wrecks. It is always good for a laugh. Pictures and commentary on professional cakes that have gone horribly, hilariously wrong.

Gonna go and read some wrecks now while Audra is still sleeping on me. :)

Cradle Cap Gone.

I have decided this should be called magic in a tube! Probably wouldn't catch on though. Anyways, it's a line of all natural, organic baby products. And no, I'm not getting a cut by advertising it, I really just love it. Audra was starting to get cradle cap pretty bad and I used the Soothing Cream and after one day, three applications, it's gone. It was amazing. It has probiotics in it, maybe that has something to do with it? Who knows.

Yesterday, some of my mom's friends, gave her a surprise going away party. It was a lot of fun. I enjoy getting out of the house and Audra is big enough now that, if it isn't for a long time, she doesn't get all out of whack. So, for the party one of the things I made was a pie. A peanut butter chocolate pie actually. And I would show you a picture but I forgot to take one. It was delicious though. I think everyone like it. At least they said they did!


Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

3/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup sugar plus 1/4 cup for whipping cream
1 8 oz package of cream cheese
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 bag semi sweet chocolate chips
1 graham cracker crust

Combine the peanut butter, sugar, and cream cheese until smooth and combined. Transfer to a bowl and then with a clean beater - whip up heavy cream and the rest of the sugar.

Fold the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture and add into the pie shell
Melt the choc chips in the microwave for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes and either drizzle on top or cover the entire top.

If I knew where I found this recipe I would post it, too but I have no idea.
But after making it I now have a few tips. One, make sure you use cream cheese that actually is room temperature or the whip cream doesn't "fold" into the pie. Also, and most importantly, DO NOT out an entire bag of chocolate chips for the topping. It makes such a thick layer of chocolate that you can not cut through it. I tried and ended up breaking the whole pie in half and some ended up on the floor. So I was thinking, either drizzle chocolate on top or do half of the chocolate on a layer UNDER the pie and then one on top so that they're both thinner or maybe even a mixture of the two.
Try it out. Quick, easy, delicious.