Saturday, November 27, 2010


Tonight I have big plans. Big comfortable, cozy plans. 
They include working on these mittens for my little man. 
This is my little man.
While I sit in front of this cozy fire.
And this is the man who built me my fire. 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Fall is almost gone!!!!

Oh my goodness where has the time gone! I cannot believe I haven't blogged in 6 weeks.  We thought we were over the crazy part of the pregnancy.  But now I am going for ultrasounds and all sorts of appointments and it is just a little nuts.  But totally worth it.  Anyone who says you can't have a healthy pregnancy if you are diabetic is wrong.  Because this is the second time I'm doing it.  Actually the first go round is sitting in my lap right now! 
We are having our quiet time, watching Cars and playing on the computer.  I know, I know TV is evil. 

But Fall!  I love Fall!  I love the pumpkins, the leaves, the possibility of snow, everything!!!!!  We had a crazy Halloween in this house, Fynn went Trick or Treating for the first time, and loved it!  He loved watching last year, loved all the other kids in costumes but this year...he got to walk around with them.  Because we live in the sticks we drove to the village we used to live in and walked to about 8 houses, it was cold.  Fynn still had a bit of a fit when we went back to the car. He loved knocking on everyone's door and talking to them.  I don't think he even realized there was candy involved.
Our little Thor all ready to wield his hammer!!! 
And after Halloween we have been even busier.  We took a trip to NY to see the Grandma for a long weekend. And this weekend we started getting ready for Thanksgiving.  I do not travel on Thanksgiving.  We are having it here this year.  Yesterday Fynn and I made Pumpkin Pies!!! 2 of them actually. One to eat now, because really, the second wouldn't make it to Wednesday otherwise.  We actually put the pie for Thanksgiving into the freezer so it would make it to the big day.  The cranberry sauce is also made!  I love cranberry sauce, real cranberry sauce, not out of a can so much.  And it is so easy to make a basic sauce, just cranberries, water and sugar, seriously!
I do get a little fancy though, I add some citrus zest. 

Cranberry Sauce
1 bag of cranberries usually about 12 oz.
1 cup of water
1 cup of sugar
The zest of 1 orange or clementine or whatever citrus you have hanging around (optional)
Ok so what you do is put everything into a sauce pan, and set it on medium.  Cook, stirring occasionally until the berries pop.  And when the berries have popped you are ready.  Turn off the heat and let it cool a bit before putting it in a container in the fridge.  Or freezer.  It will last about 2 weeks in the fridge or forever in the freezer.  If you don't eat it first.....