Sunday, March 22, 2009

Random Musings & Cute Pics

So, I feel like I should have something funny or insightful or meaningful to say, but really I keep thinking about that yummy granola I made that's sitting on the stove in the kitchen just waiting for me to eat another handful.

No, you're wrong--I should NOT grab another handful.

Yeah, I know granola is healthy for the most part, but I'm pretty sure this isn't that healthy because it tastes just like a fresh baked oatmeal cookie.

I do want to lose those 2.5 pounds I put on while visiting my grandparents. But how BADLY do I want to lose them?

I worked dang hard to put them back on. Pizza from Papa Murphy's--(thanks Don!), pork chops & homemade mashed potatoes & gravy, my grandma's most amazing salad, hamburgers with all the fixin's, tacos, my pop's homemade butterfinger icecream that he makes just for me regardless of the time of year or temperature outside. Need I go on?

By the way, did you know they make Hershey's Kisses with coconut flavor now? I haven't tried them and I'm not even really tempted, but I wonder when this Hershey's Kiss flavoring madness is going to stop?

So, yesterday I gave up junk food. Yes, I did. I gave it up for the ENTIRE day. Wow, I don't know how I made it.

I didn't even eat any junk food today & if you dare to post on this blog about how my granola is junk food, I may just take the liberty to remove your comment. Don't push your luck. You're dealing with a woman who has not had chocolate in over 24 hours--nor any homemade butterfinger ice cream.

Wanta see something cute? Okay here it is--

That is my Papa--strongest and sweetest guy. That is his twin 71 years younger. Seriously, Owen has my grandparents' last name as his middle name and boy oh boy does it fit. Look at those smiles. They both have pieces of my heart.

Ready for the next cute thing?

Boy, that smile gets me every time! His poor wife, she'll never be able to stay angry.

I love the smiles and laughs that the photo below captured-- Plus, it reminds me of the butterfinger ice cream and that's a plus.

My grandma thinks it's her job to spoil my kids. I think it's actually in her contract. Anyway, she gave them an Easter Egg hunt the last night we were there. Some of the eggs were filled with money and others were filled with chocolate. I don't know which is more tempting to me.

The eyes slightly glancing to the side say, "Mom, I need to get more eggs! I'm just humoring you about this photo--it'll never really be great."

And this picture? It's another favorite. My kids--they are so perfect--even better than Butterfinger ice cream and Gram's salads.

19 comments:

Mama Corleone said...

How fun to see pictures of your grandpa! And...I think you should have just one more handful of granola.

Lacey said...

Happy you made it home okay and had fun with your grandparents! love that little Owen! I remember after you had him you were off junk food FOREVER! I was impressed! Even 24 hours seems like a lot. I could live without the hershey's with coconut. Not much of a coconut fan!

Let's get together this week!

Ruth Petersen said...

Adorable pictures, Thanks, Glad to see Pops looking well. Tell Peg and Pops hi for me. I'm impressed your making Granola.

kjirsti said...

I never cease to be amazed at what a good smiler Owen is. It seems like most kids go through that stage of not being quite sure how to smile- but that last picture of him. He looks like a little model! He must have got if from you.

JenW said...

wow, that smile is contagious! your kids are SO CUTE!! do they like the granola too? because if it's a family thing then...probably it's a good thing:) maybe you should post the recipe so we could all join in;) glad you are back...hope to see you at a park this week!

rachel said...

What a fun trip! Homemade ice cream yummy!! I really love the memories from making it with my grandpa! We missed you and glad your back we have to talk about the Hunger Games! I want to know what you thought.

Lara said...

Wow! Owen really does look just like your grandpa! Genetics are so cool.

You're right: Adorable pics. Sounds like you had fun!

And I trust that you haven't yet touched that granola.

Meridith said...

All that yummy homemade food makes me hungry even though I just had a snack. I know I'm a blogging slacker even if I try to make excuses.

peachytiffers said...

I love that pic of the two of them!! SOOO CUTE!!

The Schneider Family said...

Glad you had fun! Isn't it great that even after all those simple things that bring you joy, your kids will ALWAYS be the greatest joy you'll ever have!!! Love the cute picture of them all together!

Crystal Eldredge said...

Thank you so much. Tell Lacey I stalk her blog daily. I remember her very well.

Lara said...

So, we'll be down this weekend for my brother's wedding. We devised a way we hope to get to see people on Saturday morning. I just posted details on my blog. Hope you can come!

Lyndsey said...

Darling kids, really that smile kills me. yOu should be soo proud that you didn't junk food for a day...i can't last 2 hours! Granola does't count... just be glad that something good for you tastes like it is bad for you!

Lauren and Trevor said...

I love the pictures. The last one especially captures all of your kids so well. They are so cute. -Lauren

Marisa said...

We all know you don't need any more comments on your blog, but I MUST say that your kids are so stinking cute! And Owen does look a ton like your Papa. I thought that before I even read the caption. Oh, and just so you know, I am now getting up to go eat the butterfinger icecream I have in the freezer. Thanks a lot.

Heather said...

Loved that post. That's happiness for you!

citymama1 said...

Ooo...homemade granola? Will you share the recipe? Sounds delish!

JLJ said...

homemade granola is NOT junk food. Comfort food, maybe. But definitely not junk. Please share recipe. Especially if it tastes like a warm oatmeal cookie.

bloggingchristy said...

Audrey, your kids are so cute, and I can see what you mean about that smile! That picture on the couch of all of them is adorable!! I can only make granola once a month and no I'm pretty sure it's not healthy, I could figure out the WW points just to be sure!

I'm just kidding I would never do that to you (or myself)