Saturday, May 24, 2008

Some days I feel like this:

Today is one of them. I promise I will post as soon as something blog-worthy happens. :-)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Beautiful Spring

It was such a beautiful spring day today that as we were out and about this morning this little lake near our house caught my eye and I just had to stop and take a couple of pictures.

These geese were kind enough to let me get close enough to take a picture:

A Layer of Beef Sauteed with Peas and Onions: A Yummy Trifle

Okay, so no beef and onions in this one (that is a reference to Friends where Rachel makes a half trifle, half shepherds pie). This trifle is made from a layer of angel food cake (fat free), a layer of vanilla pudding (also fat free), a layer of strawberries, and a layer of cool whip (fat free!), then repeat and top with some pretty strawberries. It is SO delicious and so far as desserts go, relatively healthy as well.

Onesies, Round 2

A giraffe and a whale for Baby Sheldon:

Judging by their reaction, I'm pretty sure they loved them. I am completely addicted to making these things. :-)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Crafty Cards

I made some really easy but very cute cards last night using this template. All you have to do is print out the cards on a regular 8.5"x11.5" sheet of paper, fold it in half, cut it in half, and then add your favorite buttons and bam! you have your very own homemade cards. I was lucky enough to find some flower buttons on clearance the other day (score!). Thanks to Homemade by Jill for sharing the template.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Good Times in Galena

We had an awesome "retreat" day today that consisted of me, Brett, Jamie and Dr. Johnson doing a little bit of Iowa/Illinois road-tripping. Our first stop was at Crystal Lake Caves in Dubuque, IA.

This is the crystal clear lake for which the caves are named:

They refer to this stuff as "cave bacon":

This stuff is onyx, which apparently will shine light through it no matter how thick it is:

And here's the group after the tour with our trusty tour guide:

Next we crossed the river into Illinois and spent some time in beautiful Galena.

We went to this awesome winery for some wine-tasting and some "group therapy"

We got some amazing wine called Oktoberfest from Galena Cellars that I can't wait to have. Since we were all a little tipsy from too much wine tasting and not enough food, we headed to lunch.

Brett & I:

Doc. J and Jamie:

After lunch we went and walked around the downtown area. They have so many fantastic shops. Here is one of our favorites... an entire garlic store!

Finally, to relax after our tough day of cave exploring and shopping, we stopped at Frank O'Dowds Authentic Irish Pub on our way out of town. The kegs chained up out front really add a nice touch. ;-)

For more pictures from the day, go here.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

A Gift for Truman

I was once again inspired by my new favorite blog, Homemade By Jill, to create this super cute necktie onesie. I decided to make it for Brooke and Joe's newest addition, Truman.

I think that this idea is especially cute because his daddy's a lawyer.

I was on a roll after the first one, so I decided to make another. At first I was going to make an elephant, but then it told me that it wanted to be a sea turtle:

I hope you like them Brooke and Joe. They're coming your way!


Friday, May 2, 2008


So last Friday while I was at work we had Tornado warnings and I, um, didn't handle it as well as I would have expected. I was practically climbing the walls and poor Amanda had to calm me down. There were a couple of Tornado touchdowns that I know by tornado standards were no where near us, but by Amy standards were WAY too close for comfort. Today we are slated for more strong storms, with a slight risk for severe weather... I am keeping my fingers crossed for no tornado warnings this week. If there are you can find me hiding behind Mel for the remainder of the afternoon. :-P

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Brett's Half-Way Party

Last weekend was Brett's halfway party and we had a BLAST! The food was good, the hypnotist was HILARIOUS and it was great to spend the evening with so many great friends!

At our house before the party. I did April's hair and I think it turned out cute!

Brett & I at the party ♥

All the girls!

Us with The Sheldons

Us, Dean & Michelle and Keven & Tiff. Keven is being a goofball.

Amy & the lovely Miss April!

Brett & Jamie. Drunkards!
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