Friday, May 29, 2009

Which One Are You?

Last night as Jodie and I were talking, I could only sum up my feelings in one phrase: I feel like I'm just spinning my wheels. Then it occurred to me - spinning wheels isn't necessarily a bad thing, it just depends on the circumstance. So, then I thought to myself, which one am I?

You see, both of these cars are spinning their wheels - but both will have completely different outcomes.

(Now, don't take this analogy too far. Cuz then you'd say "I don't want to be the Funny Car that's going to go 100 mph in .8 seconds and then crash in a fire ball of death. I'd rather be the person receiving loving assistance from kind bystanders" Bla ba Bla ba BLA....

Life is short - It'll be over before we know it - you might as well live in the fast lane. Besides, I like to think that we all have 7,000 horsepower under the hood.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Graduation 2009

Since Mike is not going to blog about his own accomplishment, I will do it for him. Three weeks ago Mike got in his "costume" and graduated with his MBA. Way to go Mikey!!! Getting a masters is not an easy thing to do. But getting a masters with a full time job and a wife and three kids is even harder. Thanks for working so hard for all of us Mike.

Can you tell that we are really excited!
Aaaaand, Yes. We're too cheap to spend $200 on this actual photo. So, we'll settle for the 'Proof'

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I can't make this stuff up.

Mom: Megan! How many times do I have to yell at you before you'll stop running around?!
Megan: 15

Mom: Megan, can you say 'extinct'?
Megan: Exshteenkt
Mom: Do you know what it means?
Megan: It means that the animals smell really bad now.

Mom: I am a child of
Ryan: Daaaaaa

Dad: I'm hoooooome
Kalli: Dad! Mommy bought you a surprise and it's hidden. Come with me and I'll show you where she put it!

Dad: What do you want to play?
Kalli: I'll be Super Problem Solver Girl. You just yell if you need a problem solved. I'll just be walking up the street till I hear you yell, OK?

Friday, May 15, 2009


A long time ago, in a land not so far away from my current home (my parents house), Kalli and her cousin Paige came up with a recipe called Paki (pronounced: Pah'Kie). The gist of the recipe was: Eggs, Broccoli, Water, and other stuff. Well, I don't know if it was subliminal or not, but Jodie and I have since started to make "Vegetable Eggs" in the morning. We don't make it all the time - in fact we haven't made it in a while. Essentially you take a bunch of vegetables, boil them in shallow water, and then add eggs when all of the water is gone. I couldn't stand the thought of just eating vegetables and eggs for breakfast, so I decided to add a bunch of ham and cheese to mine (it seems to help - a lot). We fixed it this morning, because its become one of Megans favorites.

All in all, I'd have to say I'm quite pleased. Now to figure out how to get Kalli to eat her own recipe...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


A little while ago I was searching through - looking for a new twist on the classic pancake breakfast. We don't eat pancakes that often at our house - and I figured that wasn't because we weren't pancake people, we were just tired of the recipe we had (where did that come from, anyway?). I found this most delicious Oatmeal Pancake recipe. Did I mention that it's most delicious? Cuz it is. And the best part? It's easy. It uses stuff you most likely have in your cupboard anyway. I hate those recipes that sound so good - then you read through the list and feel like you have to take a foreign language class just to pronounce half the ingredients. This ain't one of em.

1 Cup all-purpose flour
1 Cup oatmeal (grind it up in the blender till it's a powder - like flour)
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar (it calls for white sugar. Brown is better)
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
1 1/2 Cup Milk (it calls for buttermilk, but who has that? I guess you could always make your own with vinegar - but I'm too lazy for that - plus regular milk does the job nicely)
2 tsp Vanilla extract
4 Tbs vegetable oil (I sometimes just put a tiny bit in - or leave it out - up to you)
2 Eggs

That's it. It's going to seem really runny. Trust me. Reeeeally runny. Just let the baking soda do it's work on the griddle and you won't be dissapointed. Don't try it without the baking soda. That stuff really works.

I can't believe I just blogged about a recipe. I feel like I need to put a loud muffler on my car, burp, go hunting for something and eat its liver, and watch football.