Thursday, June 25, 2009

House Hunt

This is what we're doing right now... looking at houses. We visit them, we like them or we don't, we make offers, we get outbid, we get rejected... it's really fun. Luckily Karl is very patient and knows what to look for in things like foundations, windows, electrical boxes, and furnaces. Here he is, taking notes on a place last week. I'm mainly excited to find a place, have it be ours, have a washing machine, and plant a garden.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Barnyard Boogie

I'd like you to meet the newest colletion to my Fisher Price Little People collection... a real mooing barn and silo, plus several animals! Hours of fun!

Laminated Asparagus

Karl's parents gave us a food laminator (I don't know what they're really called... Food Sealer? Vac 'n Seal?), and I used it last weekend to laminate about eleven of the twelve pounds of asparagus I bought at the farmer's market. The laminator is totally amazing. I thought it was going to be kind of questionable, but I already am in love with it after just using it once. It sucks all the air out of the bags, and it heat-seals them.. perfect for freezing! No ice crystals, no freezer burn, nothing but awesomely preserved asparagus! Yum!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Being Stalked

We are getting close to the very end of the asparagus season here in Wisconsin, so this morning at the Farmer's Market I bought twelve pounds. I'll freeze most of it tomorrow (after having a big asparagus omelette for breakfast!).

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Chomp, chomp

Here is a puppet I made out of a strawberry box. Don't worry, he's friendly!

Monday, June 8, 2009

You can do it if you TRI!

My friend Amanda and I did a triathlon in Green Bay this weekend. Here we are, showing off our numbers...

After the race, we went to IHOP to refuel. We saw some Packers there, which Karl loved, of course. I was more interested in my pancakes.

It was super cold on Sunday, and the swim was outdoors. So so so cold. Before we started, all the racers were waiting on the sand by the lake, and we were all freezing cold and wearing swimming suits. Amanda and I could not feel our feet. The race officials made all these announcements, ending with, "And now, the National Anthem." And I swear the singer could not possibly have sung any slower.