Wednesday, October 21, 2009

For OrgJunkie!

Apple Berry Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

2 med. Granny Smith apples
1 c. strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 kiwi, peeled and chopped
1 small orange
2 T. brown sugar
2 T. apple jelly

Chop all the fruit except the orange into small pieces. I use my Pampered Chef food chopper, but a food processor works great too and is mucho faster. Zest the orange and add to the fruit. Squeeze the juice from the orange into the fruit mixture. Add the apple jelly and brown sugar and mix well.

Cinnamon chips - you can make your own chips by brushing flour tortillas with water and then sprinking each on e with 1/2 T. sugar and 1/4 t. cinnamon. Cut them into wedges (Use a pizza cutter, it's much easier!) and bake them in a 475 oven for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. If you are pressed for time you can also buy bagged cinnamon sugar pita chips from most grocery stores and they work just as well.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


I had forgotten what a big deal Homecoming is in a small town. Here in Poquoson, there was a half day of school, followed by a parade, tailgating, and finally the game. Sadly, our Islanders fell 18-12 to York. We'll get 'em next year!

The Mites' Float

Look at the awesome mailbox!

The Mighty Mites' Float

2009 Poquoson Mites

Hot mamas!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

35 Truisms That Couldn't Be Truer

I got this as a forward in an email. Definitely some points to ponder.

1. There is a great need for sarcasm font.
2. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
3. Bad decisions make good stories.
4. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
5. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
6. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.
7. The letters T and G are very close to each other on a keyboard. This recently became all too apparent to me and consequently I will never be ending a work email with the phrase "Regards" again.
8. A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes to the spread of mono and the flu. Yeah, if you suck at it.
9. Was learning cursive really necessary?
10. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
11. Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.
12. Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".
13. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a dick from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!
14. Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using 'as in' examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete idiot. Today I had to spell my boss's last name to an attorney and said "Yes that's G as in...(10 second lapse)..ummm...Goonies"
15. What would happen if I hired two private investig at ors to follow each other?
16. While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.
17. MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
18. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
19. I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.
20. Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!
21. If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring would probably just be completely invisible.
22. Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be a problem....
23. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.
24. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.
25. There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.
26. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.
27. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.
28. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
29. I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.
30. Why is a school zone 15 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles...
31. As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.
32. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
33. It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.
34. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
35. I think that if, years down the road when I'm trying to have a kid, I find out that I'm sterile, most of my disappointment will stem from the fact that I was not aware of my condition in college.

Monday, October 5, 2009

July Flashback

Vacation Bible School

Virginia Zoo with Great Gran, Pop, and Josh
Virginia Air and Space Museum with Great Gran, Pop, and Josh

Historic Yorktown with Great Gran, Pop. and Josh

My baby, Gidget

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fall Has Arrived In Virginia

I am writing this post from the warmth of a sunbeam on this beautiful fall day. I have been incommunicado for a while, I know. With Dennis' early return home (Yay! What a blassing that was!), school starting, and our vacation, I have been running around like a chicken with it's head cut off. Dennis is back in Tucson this week for requal in the A-10. At the moment the girls are happily eating their lunch and I am relishing this moment of peace. I really love fall - the weather, the stunning October skies, the smells, the changing colors. Well, not to cut this short, but it appears that the peace and quiet is over. I hope to update the blog with all of our adventures over the next few days, so check back.