Wednesday, November 26, 2008

By Request...

Since my husband has told everybody he knows and 50% of everybody he doesn't know, I assumed that everybody knew that I placed 2nd!!! Needless to say, not everybody knew.

I'm going on my 3rd post about gingerbread and I feel like it needs to stop, but I've had a few requests for just plain ole pictures- like video isn't good enough? Anyways, here's some more shameless gawking of my little creation.

The front...

The Back

The Mad Hatter

The Caterpillar

The Card Men playing croquet and painting the roses red

the White Rabbit...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

It's Done!

Here it is, all done, and off of my dining room table. Maybe we'll start eating as a family again. Pictures don't seem to give it all the glory it deserves ( in my biased opinion) so here's the 360 video Ammon took when we dropped it off this afternoon. Judging is taking place today and we are going to a reception tonight where the winners will be announced. Keep your fingers crossed for me! The bottom picture is what I based mine off of and have placed on the table next to my entry.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


My house looks like a bomb blew up in it (literally), I am covered in sugar ( you think that sounds like fun, but I assure you it's not), and I need a break. Here's a glimpse of my gingerbread house going to the competition tomorrow. The "Eat Me" sign is not a 5th grade insult to you. Think Alice in Wonderland and you'll get it.

Alright, break is over!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Distubing VeggiTales

Something about being pro-life conflicts with me either eating or destroying this potato.

And I'm not just posting this because I need the Hugh Jackman post to be in the past. -Ammon

I heard Hugh Jackman is a gay terrorist though. I'm glad he came out about his problem with warts.... you have to admit that takes courage that we don't see in most drug pushers.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Totally Crushing...

Not too long ago I had the pleasure to finally watch the movie "Kate and Leopold" with my dear sweet husband whom I love very very much and is the most handsome guy I can imagine...

With that said, since then I totally have (just a small..well kind of) crush on Hugh Jackman. Yes, Ammon knows about this new-found love of mine and doesn't seem to mind. Besides, I put up with the dreamy look in his eye when he tells his stories about how Carmen Electra blew him a kiss when he was 16. Isn't it healthy to realize that you still find those of the opposite sex attractive after 4 years of marriage? Yes.

So... I happened to be on watching some music videos with Emmalyn after dinner tonight and as I was thinking of another video to search for I just so happened to think about my Hugh. Yes, I do claim him. Anywho, for those who are interested here's three and half pure minutes of Mr. Jackman put to music. Lame? Yes, but you know you want to watch it. Besides, who doesn't like Wolverine?

Friday, November 07, 2008

As a footnote...

I just ate a huge-normous fried zucchini stick. I stuffed the entire banana-sized wedge in my mouth a moment after loudly exclaiming: “If I eat this, my heart will explode!” Unable to chew properly, my mouth agape, Emmalyn ran at me crying “No! Daddy, Nooo!” Then she head-butt me, right in my wiener. It was the most loving intervention I can imagine. I am on the path to recovery, because I know that someone loves me enough to hurt me when I act out self-destructive behavior.

-- Ammon

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Ladybugs, Pumpkins, Gingerbread, and The Gilmores

Halloween is over and we had a blast!- Okay, so I wrote this entry last Saturday and am finally getting it posted!- Emmalyn was cute as could be as a ladybug this year. I found her "shell" for $2 at goodwill a month back and she has been wearing it ever since. After the night was over she didn't even want to change into her pajamas. If I were her, I don't I would have either since they seemed to be pretty good luck with all the candy she was getting:) The trend followed to the next day as well until potty-training took its' toll on her pants which are now in the wash. After a few nervous moments that were definitely trumped by her bag full of candy, Emmalyn is now one of the biggest Halloween fans there could be.

Not too much new around here. Ammon is back in full swing at school, I am busily working away at creating sweets and all manner of confectionery, including my entry into the local Gingerbread Jubilee that is due in a couple of weeks. My title this year is "Santa In Wonderland". Here's the work in progress.

So, about a month ago, I purchased the seventh season of Gilmore Girls on DVD. It's the final season and much to my disliking, I only was able to see the first 2 or 3 episodes when they aired. So when I saw the season on sale at Circuit City, I couldn't pass up my chance to 1.) feel complete and satisfied that I've finished and 2.) totally and completely annoy my husband while I watch it. He tends to think that there is absolutely NOBODY that talks as fast as they do on the show. I do admit that the pace is more upbeat than conventional conversation but that's part of the charm of the show. But anyways... back to what I want to rant about- The FINALE! What the heck was that? Do they really think it's okay for Logan to just be gone? They can't break up and then just be over can they? AHHH, it's killing me. I am glad that Lorelai and Luke finished on a happy note, but overall I feel they left too much hanging and I do not feel complete. I WANT MORE!
Any other frustrated Gilmore Girls fans out there? I know I know, this is old news for most of you, but I need closure!