Thursday, April 24, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
So the title here is a little misleading because I actually took these pictures of the kiddos dressed up on Saturday evening. Our church here has Saturday evening mass at 5pm. So I thought it would be great to go to the vigil so we could be lazy and relax Easter morning. Just an fyi, Easter vigil is pretty much the loooooongest mass of the year, so we had steeled ourselves to having restless littles. Brian asked me about 20 times what time mass was, and I (maybe a little too smartly) answered him that it was the same as always, of course! Saturday mass is at 5pm, end of story. Except when we arrived at church, the parking lot was empty, and the church marquee read loud and clear that Easter vigil was NOT in fact at 5, but at 7:30. Oy. We turned right back around, and decided that early morning mass would be better than keeping sleepy cranky littles awake past bedtime for the longest mass of the year.
It worked out for the best because these cuties woke up at the crack of dawn. Earlier than the crack, actually. So we all watched an Easter sunrise, slugged back a cup of coffee, and got to mass. The littles were ohhhed and ahhhed over for their darling outfits sent by my parents. I'm pretty biased, but there's nothing much sweeter than my kiddos in their Easter best.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
It was Brian's birthday the other day, and he spent it like any other adult does. He went to work. But, Fletcher decided we should surprise Papa by showing up at his work with balloons. He's pretty much the most thoughtful boy ever. So we did just that, and even took him out for a very fancy lunch at Jimmy John's. Nothing but the best for Papa! When I asked what kind of cake he wanted, he told me a Batman cake (he was joking). Rowan insisted that a princess cake would make Papa happiest, but Fletcher thought a Dr Who cake would be the best. What can I say? I'm a people pleaser.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Soccer practice was cancelled, pajamas were left on, the wood stove was reawakened, and hot cocoa made a reappearance. But today it is sunny, and Spring seems promising.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
1 pound brussels sprouts, washed and trimmed
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 T butter
1 T balsamic
1 T honey
1 t cayenne pepper
salt and pepper
1 egg, beaten
1 cup shredded gruyere (or swiss)
1 pie crust, homemade OR store-bought
Preheat the oven to 425. Thinly slice the brussels sprouts.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
So in my last post, I said I'd share our "pretty view" pictures tomorrow. I meant to say in 5 tomorrows. Yes. That is what I meant. On the last day of Spring Break, it was warm and sunny, so we all decided some exploring was in order. There are a lot of rolling hills and beautiful valleys here in mid-Missouri. And not much else! Brian found this old trestle bridge right off of Route 66, not too far from us to go check out. It was built in the 40's to bring supplies to Ft. Leonard Wood. We drove to the overlook, and then got out to gawk at the valley below. So beautiful!