Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Tired...but thankful

Wow, so it's 2:30 in the morning, and I have yet to get to bed. It's officially Thanksgiving day and I'll be even more thankful after some shut-eye! I just finished making my father-in-law his now traditional pumpkin roll, and I'm beat. I should have started it much earlier in the evening, but I had other things to take care of.
Pumpkin rolls are actually not too difficult to make, but it's the flipping it off the pan and onto a towel and then rolling it and keeping it in one piece that makes it just a bit challenging. I make this for the first time LAST Thanksgiving, and now I remember why I didn't offer to make it again for's an interestingly time-consuming process!
I love spending time in the kitchen, honestly I do. I love it even more when I get to sample whatever it is that I've made as the official taste-tester, but I did not sample this pumpkin roll. It's sitting in the fridge, chilling until, today. Whatever!
Really quick, I just wanted to say that I am VERY thankful for my family, my friends, and for life in general. It seems like I've been so busy lately that I don't often take the chance to sit and think about just how lucky I am...I have a fantastic husband who understands me more than I understand myself half the time, two FABULOUS kids who are my world, and lots of family and friends who make life so very much worth living.
Must sleep now...take care and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Friday, November 2, 2007

My Two Elmo's

So another Halloween has come and gone. Steve and I are very much worried that if we don't find a way to get rid of the bag of candy the kids collected on Wednesday evening, we just might eat it ALL ourselves. I am going to have a nice collection of cavities on my next dental visit, that's for sure. :)
The kids were SO cute in their costumes. They wore identical Elmo costumes, and I've already had someone mistake one for the other (despite the girl/boy difference!), so I'll warn you the photos, Megan is holding her Ernie doll and smiling, and Jeremy is standing in front of the window in our living room grinning his head off. Hopefully that will help lower the confusion level...