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    mmm cupcakes

    Posted by K on September 18, 2008

    Anyone that knows me knows that I am a baker, not a cooker (if that makes sense).  My husband is in charge of making dinner, and I do dessert.  Although he makes the best creme brulee, flan, and lava cake you will ever find!  He just prefers to cook meals.  Me, I would just make a meal of desserts 😀  The other day I saw where people were making Pierre Herme’s eclairs all over the blogosphere.  So I decided to try it.  Those were the best freaking eclairs I ever had, and I never imagined it would be so easy to make.  Today I found a group called Iron Cupcake, that does a cupcake challenge once a month.  Guess who just signed up?  😀

    P.S. And baking is so much better with the FRESH outta the chicken and duck eggs!


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    Fun politics

    Posted by K on September 11, 2008

    I haven’t decided who I’m voting for yet, but I love this video, it’s hilarious!  (wordpress won’t let me embed it, so just click the link)

    Oh and check the webcam —> I have a new haircolor 🙂

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    Posted by K on September 10, 2008

    I thought myspace was dying, being taking over by others, like facebook etc.  One of my exchange student daughters loves facebook and it’s basically the only way I can find out what she’s getting into.  Email is so outdated you know.  Lately it seems myspace is getting busy.  My little inbox welcomes me with comments and messages alot more than it used to.  Granted, I don’t encourage it’s use, I only log onto it when I have an email saying someone sent me a message or comment.  I did decide to add a new photo today and actually put a background on it.  I don’t want to look html illeterate.  I actually know quite a bit, and have designed more websites than I can remember.  Plus the photo I had on there was from a couple years back when my hair was red and short.  So myspace is up to date, and I need to keep my blog up to date as well.  I am such the slacker sometimes, but when all I really do is work and sleep, there is nothing exciting to report.

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    Posted by K on August 28, 2008

    Last night when my husband went out to feed the chickens and ducks, he came back with our first egg!  It’s a chicken egg (we think) it’s small and brown.  This morning when I went out to feed them, there were 3 more!!  Bout damn time they started earning their keep 😉 The ducks are a week younger than the chickens so they should start laying soon too.  Hopefully we’ll soon be up to our ears in eggs.  We have 10 chickens and 5 ducks.  They are all girls, and four of the ducks are khaki campbells which are great egg layers.  I’m planning on making a key lime pound cake tonight with our first four little eggs!

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    Happy Birthday!

    Posted by K on August 15, 2008

    My husband and my littlest girl share the same birthday.  He says she is the best birthday present I’ve ever given him.  I love them both so much, they both bring me such happiness.  Happy Birthday!

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    First day of school!

    Posted by K on August 4, 2008

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    Our newest girl

    Posted by K on August 4, 2008

    It took us a little while to find her Saturday, she was held up at customs then had to make her way through our confusing airport!  She’s settling in well and getting used to our crazy family.  We went school shopping this weekend and hit up some famous spots around town.  I never realized how hard it was to find Vans shoes! (Her preferred brand)  We must’ve went to 20 stores!

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    not a weekend to look forward to

    Posted by K on July 25, 2008

    we will be cleaning this weekend.  It’s a major last effort before our 2 exchange students get here (one on the 2nd and one on the 6th).  Needless to say, I picked a bad time to get sick.  I feel tired, achey and generally like crap.  Coffee didn’t even help and it usually has me bouncing.  The house will be gorgeous though dammit!

    Oh and the damn cute fluffy bunny chewed through the wii power cord when she was out exploring.  John is threatening to make bunny soup.  Anyone know where I can get another one?

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    My first call to Germany

    Posted by K on July 17, 2008

    I love skype, it lets me call Germany or China or wherever we have exchange students from for cheap!  This morning I had to register Jess for classes.  She’s been on vacation so I haven’t had a chance to find out what classes she wanted to take.  So this morning I called and spoke with her mom and her.  I was worried about calling because I don’t know any German.  Luckily they know English, very well actually.  Why is it that American schools dumb everything down?  I feel so inadequate after looking at the transcripts of my exchange students.  It’s a given that they know at minimum 2 languages, and they take courses in junior high and high school that we don’t even see until college.  I think if the schools here challenged the students to their full potential it would greatly help.  Instead of teaching to the slowest students, seperate those that truly can’t keep up and challenge everyone else.  Anyway, off my soapbox, I did get her signed up for classes and just need to call her to confirm them now.  We’re all excited for her arrival!

    ** Oh, and HI Kristi 😉

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    we now have children’s hospital in our gps

    Posted by K on July 14, 2008

    Well, we did get to test out the gps this weekend, but not in any way I would have wanted to.  First we used it to find a new quick way to our movie theater to watch Wall-E.  It was a really cute movie and both girls behaved great and watched the whole thing.  I’m always worried about taking them to the movie because they are both so young (5 and almost 2) so we went to a matinee, which usually doesn’t have many people.  Suprisingly there were quite a lot of people there, and also a lot without kids.  Last night at 9 pm our littlest (who will turn 2 next month, she’s growing so fast!) climbed up on the arm of the sofa and proceeded to fall off backwards head first onto the hardwood floor.  We called Children’s Healthcare who advised us to take her immediatly to the emergency room.  I would not even consider taking her to our local hospital so we jumped in the car and called my m.i.l. to get the address for Children’s Healthcare.  We plugged it into the gps and were there 25 minutes later.  It totally paid for itself with that trip. Oh and about our local hospital, even though it’s closer I could GUARENTEE we would have had to wait at least an hour to even be seen.  It is a horrible institution.  They made my little cousin (she’s 2) sit there for over two hours when her blood sugar was over 400.  She has since been diagnosed (at Children’s) with type 3 diabetees.  By the time she was taken by ambulance to Children’s her blood sugar was 790 and she was slipping into a coma.

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