Monthly Archives: February 2009

Crock-Pot Wednesday #41

I must be jinxed when it comes to making Red Beans and Rice. If you’ll recall, my first attempt to make this dish in a slow cooker was not a success. Well, at least not on the initial try. Because, in case you aren’t aware, most small kitchen appliances love some electricity. Anyhow, I decided […]


I was just telling my Mom the other day how I’ve lately been overwhelmed with the emotional impact various blogs have had in my life. I guess when I started this site, I just assumed I’d write for my family a few times a week and then simply close the laptop. But, oh no. It […]

Happy Birthday, Greg!

Circa 1976. Obviously for this ten-year-old, unwrapping Christmas gifts was a sporting event. Oh, and speaking of sporting events… Happy Birthday, Big Brother!!!

If Cupid Could Put A Dose of Phenergan on His Arrow, That Would Be Lovely

Valentine’s Day has always been memorable. Of course, it’s typically a day of fun parties at school involving lots of cards and candy. For Shannon and me, it’s a day that we remember as the anniversary of our engagement, which happened some sixteen years ago. Although it’s traditionally a day set aside for expressions of […]

One Hundred Days of School

Ben’s Kindergarten class celebrated its 100th day of school on Tuesday. Each child had an opportunity to do a project involving 100 items. It could be done as 10 sets of 10, 20 sets of 5, or simply 100 1’s. Oh, how I do love a school project. (And if you could only sense the […]

Crock-Pot Wednesday #40

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I felt it would only be appropriate to offer a little something sweet in the crock-pot this week. And let me be clear. When I mention “something sweet,” I’m meaning CHOCOLATE. It is my weakness. And I am not ashamed. It has been proven in scientific studies to […]

Before We Know It, He’ll Be Driving

Ben has been asking me to take the training wheels off of his bicycle for quite some time, but I’ve been hesitant. The reasons are numerous, including the fact that he is dangerous. And that I am lazy. But a few weeks ago while he was spending time with Gran and Grandad at the lake, […]

Crock-Pot Wednesday #39

After two weeks of a break, it’s good to be back into my normal routine with some crock-pot cooking. To be honest, I actually prepared some chicken last Wednesday in the crock-pot but would never have inflicted such indigestible pain and suffering on my readers. The particular recipe I attempted is one that works wonderfully […]