Saturday, September 20, 2008

All in a Day's Work

Today was some absolutely wonderful weather here in Charleston. It was actually a little too chilly to head to the neighborhood pool, so we just decided to do a little work outside. I vacuumed out both of our cars, and then Anna Ruth and Rich washed them. Anna Ruth loved being able to help. (She's in that stage where she wants to help with EVERYTHING, and sometimes her "help" is a lot more work than it is helpful. But I know I just need to persevere through it, so that she can learn and that way actually be a help to me later--but I digress.) She and Daddy had a great time scrubbing, getting bubbles everywhere, and getting pretty soaked.

We ended the day with some grilled hamburgers, fries, and ice cream cones. Anna Ruth immensely enjoyed her cone (she's finally learned to appreciate cold ice cream), and experimented with a new look. Don't you just love the mustache and goatee?

Friday, September 19, 2008

Wearing Mommy's Shirt

I was rummaging through some of my old keepsakes and ran across a little Texas A & M University shirt that my Aunt Francine, who attended there, gave me when I was just a wee little thing. (Funny, because Rich actually ended up being an RUF intern there, as well.) When I pulled it out I thought, "Hey, this looks to be about Anna Ruth's size." Right when I showed it to her, she immediately wanted to wear it as a nightgown. I just had to get a picture of her in it to show my mom and aunt. Hey, Anna Ruth may not have my looks, but at least she can wear my hand-me-down clothes. :)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

A great giveaway!

Here is a link to a great giveaway, and I was entered twice for linking to it from my blog.  

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

For my mother-in-law

The menu tonight consisted of Calico Beans and Hoe Cake Bread, both of which are recipes given to me by my mother-in-law. This was my first time trying them out, and I had to give her a couple calls with questions. She hadn't made the bread in years, so she wanted me to take some pictures of the process. First off is a picture of the calico beans, which turned out great. They have a nice sweet flavor to them, are easy to make, and cheap, too!

Of course, Anna Ruth wanted to help with the special meal, and she wanted me to get a picture of her with the bread before it went in the oven. ...And the final product!

Everything turned out well. Thanks Anne!

P.S. If you would like the recipes, let me know!