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Dinner January 29, 2009

Filed under: a ramble,Jonathan — lovingmylife @ 8:36 am

This year, I am in charge of Valentines day dinner. I want to make a homemade meal but really gourmet. I’ve been thinking of recipes and new ideas in my head.   This is what I was thinking


arugula and fennel salad with a balsamic vinegar dressing

seared scallops with an orange spicy glaze

rack of lamb in a lemon cilantro pesto

blueberry cheesecake

I’m going to make it up as I go but am pretty sure how to put it all together

What do you think?

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Utah January 18, 2009

Filed under: Jonathan,Kylie,pictures — lovingmylife @ 3:55 am

We just got back from Utah and Jonathan will be starting school on Monday.  I was just starting to get into the groove of having Jonny around in the mornings and now it will be gone….RATS!

Our mini vacation to Utah went very well. We stayed with siblings and Kylie spent time with her cousins. We are looking around for a good place to purchase a house. Jonathan will be starting school in Salt Lake City sometime in 2010.

 

Kylie and I dressed up for church

 

hi addy January 9, 2009

Filed under: Jonathan,Kylie — lovingmylife @ 3:36 am

With Jonny on Christmas vacation and having him home for the past month, Kylie has become his number one fan.

She follows him around the house saying “hi addy” and constantly is holding onto his leg.  In the mornings we hear giggling from her room because she knows that Daddy is coming to rescue her.

 

Great Christmas December 29, 2008

Filed under: Jonathan,Kylie — lovingmylife @ 4:55 am

We had a wonderful Christmas this year. Jonny, Kylie and I spent a quiet morning at home enjoying each others company.  We casually unwrapped presents and started making Christmas Dinner.  Jonathan’s parents and Grammy came over to eat with us and helped play with all of our new toys.

 

our Christmas list December 24, 2008

Filed under: Jonathan,Kylie,My life — lovingmylife @ 9:53 pm

Just two weeks after our return trip from the balmy 76 degree tropical islands of Hawaii we find ourselves blanketed in white snow as thick and palpable as a wedding cake. Even as we hang our stockings in preparation for Christmas we find sand in cracks and crevasses we never knew existed–a constant reminder that somewhere in the distance thousands of people are singing mela kaliki makai as they sip pina coladas on the beach. Of course I’m not complaining, Kauai was great but its nice to be back home and prepared ourselves for a  certainly white-Christmas. We have yet to hear sleigh bells (we’re listening) thankfully though, in the lane, snow is glistening.

Jonathan and I are not ones to be prodigal (actually Jonathan’s not one to be prodigal which usually keeps my carefree shopping sprees in check) but this Christmas we’re getting more stuff than Santa can fit in his bag (its true, the first checked item was free, then its fifteen dollars per bag after that–even in the North Pole things are getting tight). A lot of what we’re getting isn’t actually Christmas related, its necessity, but being this close to the holiday we are wrapping it up, putting it under the tree and pawning it off as yuletide generosity. About a month ago our computer retired. If you ask me it was a bit early to do so but apparently with the economy the way it is and some offshore investments it had made in the golden years, our laptop decided to get out of the game sooner rather than later. Our TV on the other hand has been lazy on the job for over a year now. He’s putting in fewer hours than he used to his screen goes greenish when it should be black–we’re very disappointed, but we can’t fire him because he’s part of a union. And finally, the Nissan Sentra that has been so good to us for so long was recently involved in a gang fight and didn’t fare so well. So by way of need alone we recently drafted a letter to Santa. It reads as follows:

Dear Santa,

We do not wish to seem demanding or ungrateful, but in light of recent events and as a result of our exceptional good behavior we have a number of items on our list that would really brighten the holidays this year.

we’ll start with the big ticket items first, the biggest of which is a new four-door reliable sedan in a conservative color that gets great gas mileage (*thanks we appreciate it). Next on the list is a new TV; 40-50 inch high definition LCD flat screen would be preferable. And finally, we could really use a new computer, maybe a compaq or a dell, something with a decent hard drive and processor. And while you’re at it Santa, get yourself somethin’ nice, somethin’ real nice.

Thanks,

Jonathan and Michelle

PS: enjoy the cookies

 

Vacation December 11, 2008

Filed under: Jonathan,Why I love my life — lovingmylife @ 7:40 pm

We are back from our great vacation!  We stayed on the north side of Kauai Island and went beach hopping all around the island.  Jonny got me to snorkel even though I’m terrified of water.  I got over my fear very quickly since it was costing us $20 in snorkeling gear.  The water and beaches were amazing!!  I’m so glad to have had time alone with my husband.  It will be harder to get away when the baby arrives and we have two children to worry about.  I’m staying optimistic about next year…I’m hoping that we can get a baby sitter or bring a baby sitter along with us. 

 

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Go to sleep…PLEASE! November 21, 2008

Filed under: a ramble,Jonathan,Kylie — lovingmylife @ 6:32 pm

Kylie and I have developed a bad habit. She wakes up in the middle of the night , I go into her room and rock her in the chair and eventually we both fall asleep.  It’s the only time she will sit and cuddle with me so I don’t mind doing it. At Kylie’s last doc appointment the Peditrician told me that she needs to start soothing her self back to sleep. Last night was the first night of trying, she woke up around 2am. She bawled and bawled until Jonny went in and gave her a binki and Snowflake the Penguin.  Soon as he left the room she began to cry so hard, It was the saddest thing ever! I started crying but I didn’t give in, I turned the baby monitor off and shut our bedroom door. Three hours later she eventually gave up and fell asleep. YES!!! VICTORY!!

I’m still feeling guilty, and I’m definitely not looking forward to tonight, but I know this is the best thing for her.