Thursday, August 18, 2011


So confession.  Every time I hear Chris Brown's Forever, I cry.  Yep. Big tears.  Every time.  (Granted I don't really hear it all that often, but anyways.)

I blame The Office.  They used the song for Jim and Pam's wedding.  And, for whatever reason, turns me into a huge sap.

And if you haven't seen the source for The Office version - I'll post that too.

Seriously though, so much emotion for a fake couple (Jim and Pam)...  Although I have cried over books too, that were fiction. :)  Anyone else have any sappy confessions?? :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Another Conversation with Noah

Me, after noticing a small mark on Noah's stomach:  What happened to your belly?
Noah: Bite me.
Me: What bit you?
Noah: 'Nake
Me: A snake?
Noah: Yah
Me: Where?
Noah: Outside
Me: Outside?
Noah: Uh-huh
Me: Where outside?
Noah: Flyin'
Me: Flying??
Noah: Yep
Me:...  A flying snake bit you outside....
Noah: YAH!

1. 2 year olds are awesome
2. Noah's vocabulary and imagination are blossoming crazy fast
3. I hope I never see a flying snake.

4. To not leave Ohlen out, yesterday morning he came in our room.  I forget what Jonathan asked him, but he answered: As a matter of fact...    (I really wish I could remember the rest of the conversation, but hey, I had just woken up.)  I couldn't stop giggling.  I can't help it, the kid just really cracks me up sometimes.

5.. Completely unrelated, but my last post was my 200th post.  For those that have been around for most of them... bless you for sticking around. :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cherry Delight

Just a quick post to share one of my favorite desserts - Cherry Delight.  It combines three of my favorite sweets.  Graham cracker crust - cream cheese + whipped cream middle - and wonderful cherry pie filling top.

It is extremely simple to make - and to customize.  Use any fruit filling of your choice - or kick some of the sugar for a fresh fruit topping.  (Yikes there is a whole lot of sugar in this one... but so good.)  I also leave out most of the powdered sugar.  I'm pretty sure it's purpose is to make the middle "stand" up better, so yeah, if I especially don't care how it ends up looking, I leave it out all together.

I'm never sure about the whole graham cracker amount.  Is one cracker a sheet of 4 or just one of the fourths..  I think it means the whole sheet.  This last time I made it I kind of just winged it with the crust and I think I made it a bit too thick.

Anyways, on to the recipe and pictures.  The recipe shown is for an 8x8 pan.  I usually double and put in a 9x13. I know it isn't quite right, but it works.

I've had several different posts rolling around in my head.  Hopefully I will actually get them from head to screen soon.

On a completely different note - if you've never been to the drive in - I completely recommend going.  The picture quality isn't the greatest, but it is so much fun.  My best friend and I went last week.  It was so much fun to be able to talk during the movie and just hang out.  She lives about 6 hours away, so we don't get a whole lot of time together.  And we do enjoy watching movies together. :)  Oh, and for the record we saw Cowboys and Aliens and Harry Potter.  I enjoyed both.  (We had both seen HP already, so we really got to discuss during that one.)  The only problem with both of the movies was that they are pretty dark (as in lighting), so it was a little hard to see the action at times.  Still so very worth it.  It was $5 a person - for two just released movies.  We got popcorn and drinks, and those weren't too expensive either.  So, yeah, if you are close to a drive in, definitely check it out.

Wow - that was supposed to be a small 1 -2 sentence aside.  Oh well.