Birthday Boy

Hi, Honey! Happy Birthday!

Since “The Most Interesting Man in the World” title was taken by the Dos Equis guy. *

 We’ve decided you are officially…”The Most Amazing Man on the Planet.” **

You have many things in common with Mr. XX; but you also have other qualities that are far more intriguing:

* He doesn’t give high fives; only high sixes.

** His burps are not just burps, they are rrrribbits.

** When he smells his socks; the socks thank him.

* His Mother has a tattoo that says Son.

** He can sence a picture is not level, even before he enters the room.

* He never says long story short.

** Cookie dough gives him big muscles.

** Give him two forks, a pair of toothpicks and a salt shaker and he will blow your mind.

* When people pay attention to him, he keeps the change.

** Weeds weep in his presence.

* The contents of his taco refuse to fall out.

** The white patches in his beard have magical powers.

** When people say “no worries” in his presence, they suddenly turn to stone.

* He doesn’t make wishes on his birthday, he grants them.

I hope you have a wonderful day granting wishes…you’ve certainly granted mine.

I love you more than you will ever know!


(Hurry home, we miss you!)


A Little Love In It

We have a fun tradition in our family on Saturday mornings. Chocolate Chip Pancakes!

My dad used to make them for us every Saturday morning, and he still does when we come up to visit. We have decided to keep that tradition alive for our girls.  My dad uses Bisquick for his pancakes…yum, but my mother-in-law has a simple recipe that is very easy and really good, maybe better than Bisquick…sorry, dad. Love you. One of the best parts of this tradition is getting my girls in the kitchen with me to help. Ellie especially loves to help with the pancakes. She will bring her “helping stool” over, and with her whisk in hand, she is ready to go.

When my husband, Sean, tastes anything the girls and I make, he always says,”I can taste the love in it.” Of course that makes us super happy! Our girls are still in the stage where they take everything literally, so now when we make anything, they like to make sure they put they “put the love in it,” by blowing kisses into the batter and giving the bowl a big hug. It’s pretty cute.

I have seen chocolate chip pancakes where the chocolate chips are added to the batter, but we like to make plain pancakes and add the chocolate chips on top.

If you are suddenly in the mood for some warm and cozy pancakes, here is a recipe I hope you enjoy. You may just have all of the ingredients you need, right in your pantry!

Thanks, Grandma! We love you!

So long, Sucker

Good-bye, sweet little sucker fish…we will miss you.

Our girls just got their first fish tank and they are over the moon about it. The tank has two gold-fish, Candy Corn and Peaches, but the favorite of all was the little brown sucker fish named…well, what else do you name a sucker fish…Sucker. That bumpy little brown fish would wiggle around with his squatty little body and the girls would giggle like crazy. He was only with us with us for about a week, but he was sure loved!

Daley has been the most affected by it. She has cried herself to sleep the last two nights and she cries easily at the thought of him…or anything that is small and lumpy or any shade of brown. It is heartbreaking to see her so upset, but we will soon have another little sucker fish and I am pretty sure he may bear the name, Sucker II…just a guess.

R.I.P Sucker, we love you.