Friday, November 20, 2009

Answers...and our own photos

Ok, here are the answers from last time:

The Questions:

1. What is your first name? Elizabeth
2. What is your favorite food? Cheese
3. What high school did you go to? I was homeschooled
4. What is your favorite color? Blue
5. Who is your celebrity crush? I don't have one...and for some reason when I searched "celebrity crush" the picture I used came up...random, but somehow charming
6. Favorite drink? Proof that I'm uninteresting, it really and truly is water.
7. Dream vacation? Iguazu Falls on the Border of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. Maybe we'll actually get to do this for our sabbatical! (YAY!!!)
8. Favorite dessert? Cheesecake
9. What you want to be when you grow up? How do you even answer this question. I searched for "complete"
10. What do you love most in life? My family
11. One Word to describe you. Loyal
12. Your flickr name: Most random of the whole bunch...I use James' flickr account and his user name is the really original "James Slager" and lo and behold, for some reason when you type that into search, the photo I posted is the only one that comes up and I can't figure out how it relates at all to anything with "james" or "slager"

How'd you do? Did you guess them right?

And because I've been having a lot of fun with the collage-maker and because I absolutely love these shots we've taken over the past year, and since posts with no pictures can be boring,here is a collage I made the other day:

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Just For Fun

It's a drippy gray day here, with not a whole lot going on (well, except Lydia may be coming down with something. *fingers-crossed* Hopefully not!)

Sooo, I stumbled on this little Flickr game today. As an aside, if you've never visited Flickr, go now. Wow, I love me some good photographs and even if I devoted my life to the process, I wouldn't have time to find them all on Flickr. If only I took pictures like that!

Anyway, I spent way too much of naptime doing this, but it was fun. Here's my picture:

And here are the credits: 1. Elizabeth Cady Stanton House at Night, 2. Meant To Be Dinner: Cheese Board, 3. Home Office, 4. TRue BLue BaBy i LoVe You!!!, 5. Mind Your Manners 1954, 6. macro water drop, 7. Cataratas del Iguazรบ 002 / Iguassu Falls 002, 8. Chocolate Chip Cheesecake with Raspberries, 9. .freedom., 10. My brother and his family, 11. Hill of Loyal, Perth and Kinross, 12. e-flux video rental opens at Carpenter Center, Boston

Here are the rules:
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image. (You can choose between interesting, recent, and relevant)
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd's mosaic maker).

The Questions:

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.

Can you guess my answers from the pictures???
Stay tuned, I'll post the answers in the next couple of days. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Singing the Lunchtime Blues

Lunch is becoming the bane of my existence! Ok, so that's overly dramatic, but really, I feel like I have a pretty good handle on dinner ideas and breakfast is always the same, but what on earth should I feed my kids for lunch day after day.

It seems that they'd prefer to have a "favorite" every day, but you can only have mac 'n cheese or hot dogs so often with out having to turn in your mom card. Grilled cheese is also a hit, and while potentially healthier than the previous two, it's still not a nutritional goldmine.

Lunchmeats are always so salty and full of preservatives, etc. and expensive to boot, so we don't usually have them in the house since the kids only eat them once in a while even when they're around. And, it seems that by the time we return from whatever the morning activity was, I don't have the time or energy to make a whole new meal from scratch and the kids want food NOW!

I like leftovers just fine, but many times there aren't enough for all four of us, and even if there are, the kids usually won't go for something from a previous dinner the second time around. Further complicating the matter, Joshua has a peanut allergy, so all forms of peanut containing/contaminated foods are out as well...

Both kids eat fruits and veggies pretty well, but I'm at a loss for what to serve as a "main-course" at lunch. So what am I missing?? Someone must have more or better ideas on what to feed to small children for lunch five days a week that is quick, yet still reasonably healthy and economical! Or, do the rest of you struggle with this for yourself or your kids too??? Hit me with your best ideas, I'm all ears!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Halloween 09

The day of the year Joshua's been looking forward to most since his birthday has finally come, and gone just as quickly.
Here are a few pictures of my little cuties all ready to go get CANDY!!!