Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Idiot's Guide to Throwing a Lobstah Party

Step 1: Commit an act of mass murder...boil 5 lobsters alive.

Step 2: Pick all the flesh out of their cold, smelly bodies.

Step 3: Saute the flesh in buttery, paprika-y goodness for 5-7 minutes.

Step 4: Add some milk, heat to steaming (not boiling), and voila! Lobster stew.

Step 5: Making lobster stew is hard work, so a nap may be in order. Besides, the stew should chill overnight to reach full flavor.

Step 6: Decorate appropriately.

Step 7: Just before your guests arrive, whip up a batch of lobstaritas. Lobster-shaped ice cubes are essential for this.

Step 8: Enjoy the numerous compliments from your very impressed guests!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Summer fun

Livy had her 6th birthday party (a few days early) at Chuck E Cheese on Thursday. I kicked a bunch of little kids' butts at the basketball game.

Mom, Dad, Julie, Chris, Chelsea, Livy, and I enjoyed a spectacular view of Denver from the upper concourse of Coors Field on Friday...

And a spectacular view of the playing field from our seats...

On Saturday we went to the Eldorado Springs pool for Chris's company's summer party.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Gettin' creative...

Tonight I went to Old Navy and saw these cute plain brown notebooks with an orange binding, and thought to myself, "Ooh, possibility!" So after I got home, I decorated the cover to make it into a inspiration journal! (In case you're wondering where I got my inspiration for THIS, check out Ali Edwards' blog: this girl is totally inspiring to me.) I think I should have put the "j" in the upper left hand square...I always second-guess myself on these things! But I love it anyways - it's so satisfying to take something that's plain (and cheap!) and make it into something special.