She showed me!

>> Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My 4.5 yr old daughter insisted she could fit into Christopher's 12 month jeans. So I said fine, lets see... and SHE DOES! They look like really cute capri's on her! Zipped up just fine, not tight at all in fact there is some room there(because they are built for a diaper butt I guess lol

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Fun with Dad

>> Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Christopher and Chris practiced the old traditional game of tossing the baby onto the couch.

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Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing - Photo Books

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing - Photo Books


Kids behaving badly

>> Sunday, August 24, 2008

Kids doing stuff they know they aren't suppose to do... and catching themselves on camera.

In the first video we see Christopher playing with the trackball mouse. Well it doesn't stop there. Elizabeth, who was the camera person, is NOT suppose to be playing with my camera!

In the second video, she is stalking the boy next door!

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Slacking on the blogging.. but for a purpose!

>> Thursday, August 21, 2008

I've been cleaning up my house the last few days. Reorganizing, deep cleaning the hidden areas that don't rarely get cleaned.

It all started with our TV flaking out on us. We have a nice big 52 in RCA in the living room and the picture tube went on it. Luckily we had a service plan through Walmart and it is being taken care of. The bad part is, the electronics guy had to come pick it up and bring it back to his place to be fixed. They are quite busy and it may take up to two weeks to be fixed. This is the same place that Chris uses for work so he asked them if they could rush on our know since he gives them thousands of dollars in repairs a week!

So with the TV gone, that left a big hole in my living room. I vacuumed it all up, moved the rocking chair and from there I couldn't stop! I cleaned our room, moved the DVR and DVD recorder in there and hooked them up to the LCD TV. I vacuumed the dining room, living room, Elizabeth's room, our bedroom. I thought I was done. I sat down on my bed too watch my daytime weakness, Young and the Restless, and it was nagging at me. The playroom was still a disaster. I actually paused the show(thank you DVR) and tackled the playroom. I put away all of Elizabeth's dress up clothes, which are such a pain in the ass because she has them all over the place. I made the room Christopher friendly so he can go in there now and watch TV.

The house looks great. I still need to work on the kitchen floor and bathroom but I just did a major clean up in there recently so it is just a little touch up. My next big project will be getting bags of clothes ready for goodwill!


My first photo gig!

>> Friday, August 15, 2008

One of Chris's coworkers is getting married in Oct. She has asked us to photograph her wedding! Chris and her worked out the deal yesterday. $500 dollars, mostly shooting candids of the reception, some of the wedding and some of the bridal party.
They will do their own prints (probably through walmart or shutterfly) and I'm going to throw in a dvd video.

For our first shoot, it's pretty good pay! I will buy a speedlite 430 flash before hand, which runs about 250 dollars on amazon. We will still have a nice little profit for our pockets and hey free dinner and dancing!

She had asked me to do her wedding cake as well but since I don't have any supplies here I told her to check with walmart bakery. It would cost 150 dollars just for me to get supplies. The best price I could give her was 200. Walmart said 100(although no fondant like I would do, buttercream only). Since they are doing the wedding themselves and don't have a lot of money, Walmart is really the way to go.

I am excited!


Too Early!!

>> Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Since July, I've grown accustom to sleeping in. Christopher usually likes to sleep until 8:30 or 9 so in turn I get to sleep until 8:30 or 9. Right now my friend Shelly is probably reading this, swearing at me for getting to be so lazy. It's ok Shelly, I still love you!

Well this morning, Christopher thought it best to wake up at 6. It is a little after 7 at the moment and I am dragging ass. Shelly, stop laughing. I don't often nap, I have to be sick or REALLY tired but I think today may require one.


Rain rain go away

>> Monday, August 11, 2008

It seems the prefall rainy season has started. Yesterday we had to unplug everything because of a thunderstorm that camped out over my house for an hour. The rumbling and grumbling continued on for another 3 hours all around us. Today isn't looking any better.

My whole week is going to be messed up because Chris has to work today and has Saturday off instead. How weird is that? He was not happy about working today but you gotta do what you gotta do right?

Saturday night, we put the kids to bed and watched the new Harold and Kumar movie on PPV. It was hilarious! Rude and Crude, just the way I like it! Last night we watched Scary Movie 4, which was better then the rest but still sucked! We made brownies and had a big glass of milk then went to bed. I'm not sure on the game plan for today is, because of the aforementioned rain but tomorrow I will be participating in a "day in the life of" game for one of my mommy boards. The basis of it is you take pictures of EVERYTHING all day long to give the other ladies a glimpse into a day in the life of you. Everything from waking up and brushing your teeth to meal preperation! It's fun to see other people's lives through photos.


Linguine in tomato cream sauce

>> Thursday, August 7, 2008

So I had this urge to try something new, well more like try and recreate this amazing meal we had at Mangina's back in March.

I had tortellini in a tomato cream sauce that was just amazing. I tried to make it before but I was missing one very important ingredient. Sun.Dried.Tomatoes. They made all the difference. Our grocery stopped selling the fresh pasta so I went with a thin linguine instead.

So here we go.

1 pkg pasta- cooked el dente, something hearty like linguine or penne. This sauce is heavy so you want something that can hold it well.
2 chicken breasts- slice in half into thin cutlets
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
2 tbsp olive oil
1 can tomato sauce
1 1/4 cup heavy cream
2 cups mushrooms(canned or fresh, your choice)
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes

Take your chicken breast and lightly coat it in the crumbs. Fry lightly in olive oil until cooked through, remove to the side. Add your mushrooms to the same pan and give them a good sweat. Taste a couple, you know, just to make sure they are fit for the dish :) Add in your tomato sauce, bring to a simmer, slowly adding in 1 cup of cream. Toss in your sun dried tomatoes and the cooked chicken. Let this reduce down a little for about 10-15 mins, then add in the last bit of cream.

Toss your sauce and pasta together, making sure every last piece of pasta is coated in this creamy tomato goodness!

Add a touch of fresh parm cheese as a garnish! A nice crisp Caesar or some crusty bread would be a great partner for this dish!


Yesterdays photoshoot

>> Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I finally broke down and started a Photoblog. Something to display my photos with all the edits and fun stuff I add to them. I might even include my digital scrapbooking and eventually I would like to start cake decorating again, starting with Christopher's birthday. So for now, I would like to announce the opening of Bran Does Photography


Bad Blogger

>> Sunday, August 3, 2008

I just realized it has been a few days since my last post. Really it isn't because I forgot about my blog but rather I just really have nothing of interest to say this week!

It has been a dreary raining week, staying inside listening to my children whine about how bored they are. Today is no different.

Chris went to Connecticut this morning for a BBQ with a group of guys from his Elantra message board. He isn't sure if he will stay the night there or not, as there will be a full Keg and he won't drive home after a few drinks. It is also 2.5 hours away so it depends on if things settle down early or not. He is welcomed to the futon at the hosts house. He has just done some work to his car so it is a great time to show off.

The kids and I have declared today Jammie movie day! We are going to have a little daytime slumber party, watch Anne of Green Gables all day and eat leftover KFC.


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