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Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I am procrastinating as I'm not ready to go to sleep yet, so while I am laying here in bed avoiding it, I thought I might as well write something. What is on my mind? Well same as every other pregnant lady, really - food.

I just want you to know that next time you see us, we might have gained a few pounds. I have been cooking (not new I realize), and it's been lots of delicious rich fall food (hence the impending weight gain). From the perspective of someone in a wheelchair, weight gain is good for me. You may want to stop reading now. My butt had basically disappeared and I was left with less than a handful of fat and muscle. I told you, you should have stopped reading. I am happy to report that it's fattening up again, which means I have to worry less about pressure sores related to sitting in the same spot for too long.

So anyways, Back to food...this is what our menu has looked like over the past few weeks:

Corn chowder
Beef stew
Butternut squash soup
Macaroni & cheese
Lots of homemade French bread
Creamy tomato soup
Chicken pot pie
Fettucini Alfredo
Baked potatoe soup
Beef stroganoff
Spaghetti and meatballs
Steak & potatoes
Pork carnitas

This is not meant to be an all inclusive list, and I'm simply sharing this to justify any pudginess you may notice next time you see me(well some is likely due to the pregnancy, too). Jared hates it when people say this, but fall food is so good!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Fair

Anthony really enjoyed the rides at the fair this year (and of course the food - this kid loves scones!).  We were fortunate to be in the right place at the right time and were able to witness the Wool Riders, which is the little kids (up to age 6) who ride on sheep and compete to see who can stay on the longest.  Oh. My. Goodness.  Hilarious.  Anthony kept asking to go in for a turn; I think not.  These poor little kids just grip the sheep for dear life, and last anywhere from 1-10 seconds.  Who thinks of these things?