Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
12 hours of sleeping (Umm, no.)
11 cookies missing (Umm, yes.)
10 books a waiting (on my nightstand- really want to read 'Life of Pi'- don't know when I will...)
9 people pushing (into me on all sides at the Weezer concert, it was awesome anyway)
8 days of shipping ( that favorite doll and book- sure hope it's here on time.)
7 minutes cleaning ( the lotion spilled all over the inside of my purse by a certain 3 year-old)
6 kisses from Andy (we still got it, even with no mistletoe.)
5 golden opportunities ( to reach out to a new neighbor, love on a relative, spend time with my Savior.)
4 calling parents (We love you guys)
3 Cornish hens (actually four shared with the Gliddens, thanks for a great night!)
2 anxious girlies ("Is it Christmas?" "Is it Christmas?" "Is it Christmas?")
And 1 newborn sleeping through the night!!!
Merry Christmas, Love The Warkens
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
C2: A TOOTHBRUSH!!! (Immediately runs to the bathroom and brushes her teeth. After brushing her teeth comes back.)
C2: KEYS!!!! I love you !!!
L5: What will she do when I buy her some new gum on her real birthday?
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
4 large carrots, diagonally sliced into 2-inch pieces (about 5 cups)
2 medium turnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 3 cups)
1 large onion, diced (about 1 cup)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 16-ounce can chickpeas, drained
1.Combine the carrots, turnips, onion, garlic, tomatoes (with their liquid), broth, salt, cumin, and pepper flakes in a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker. Cook on low heat for 6 hours, or on high for 3 hours.
2.Add the zucchini and chickpeas and cook 1 hour longer on low
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
One of my favorite things about this time of year is the baking that goes along with it. Who am I kidding I am always up for a baked good. In yesterday's cooking class we made these and there's one left. They are great in the afternoon with a cup of tea, and a game of uno.
1 cup sugar 2 cups flour
3/4 cup softened butter 2tsp baking soda
1/4 cup molasses 1/2 tsp salt
1 egg 1/2tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
In a large bowl combine sugar, butter, molasses and egg. Blend well. Stir in remaining ingredients and blend well. Chill dough for easier handling. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Heat oven to 375. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, roll balls in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
1. Newborn would cry through entire weekend. He didn't. He stayed on schedule and happy.
When the sang the 'Hallelujah Chorus' I took it personally... Amen
2. Feeding a newborn while being in a bridesmaid dress and having lots of places to be. We'll just say it all worked out.
3. Who would take care of the girls during the ceremony? I think they must have thought the statues all over the Catholic Church were watching them. They were great and on their own. Are we tired? Yes, but a good, had a great time with people we love, tired. So enough talk here are the pics in no particular order. Oh I tried to put them in order, but me and technology don't get along so well.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
That's Andy's sister and brother-in-law displaying sweet moves. More to come.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
2. I really miss shaving my legs. I'm outdoorsy, but this is out of hand.
3. I hate meat right now, this is fitting quite nicely into my plan of living in the 'blue zone.'
4. I love praying for Andy and the girls and everyone and thing that God brings to my heart at 6am every morning. It could be you.
5. The book of James has been mulling in my mind. The verse that particularly stands out is 2:13b, 'Mercy triumphs over judgment.' Oh how I need to see everyone through Christ's compassionate eyes.
6. I love conversations with my 5 yr. old and cuddles from my 2 yr. old.
7. I am so excited to be in the hospital with this new baby. It doesn't get better than juice and warm towels on demand.
8. I am thankful for the unbelievably beautiful weather we've had this summer.
9 I pray daily that we will be content here as long as we need to be and we will move when He calls, and that God's will, not ours will be done.
10. I predict this baby is a boy.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
1. I hardly cooked! Now I like cooking and all, but if you can remove that from an occasion where other prep has to happen, well I like that better. The b-day girl had requested salmon, avocado/tomato salad, and strawberry cake. Andy made delicious salmon, my mom made the salad and cake, and I bought Izze's and bread from Walmart. Voila'!
2. Small guest list. When I began this journey of parenting parties in my mind were bigger=better. I sit here today friends a changed woman. Keep it simple is my new stand-by. We invited close family, our best friends and the kids closest friends, and the night was splendid!
3. Make it special without the expense. My parents brought up a small patio table for the birthday girl and her best friend to sit at. I cut some zinnia's from the garden and they felt oh so grown up.
So, some lessons learned on my behalf. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the night. I should also mentioned that I had a minor breakdown when I realized my baby is 5. How did that happen?
Here's the birthday girl's request every morning after chocolate milk. Put the Avett Brothers on
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
North for some quality time before summer craziness hits our house. Highlights include but are not limited to.
a) Banana boat date with dad.
b) Wilsons- Great burgers, better ice cream. Andy surprised me with a chocolate ice cream, with hot fudge and marshmallow topping. Better than it sounds, it was awesome!
c) Having a romantic 7th anniversary while sharing a tent with a 2 and 4 year-old. Oh, and the whole 6 months pregnant thing.
d) Campfire time and a traditional fish boil. We also enjoyed the biking, hiking and a special night out at the local drive-in movie theatre.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
We don't know the gender. Andy keeps calling the baby a fella. He is in some need of male companionship among all these females. I am in my 23rd week and there is something that really troubles me. Abortion at any stage is wrong. Close to where we live in Madison, WI they recently approved 2nd term abortion, which is the 21st-28th week of pregnancy. We have to speak up and fight for those babies that don't have voices yet. We watched our baby yawn, flip, and suck their thumb. The plain truth is that Satan has deceived and the only true redemption is a life change found in Christ.