Thursday, February 9, 2012

Love, Melissa: A Self-Portrait

I'm joining Chelsey from The Paper Mama in this post and doing the oh-so-dreaded self-portrait!  I have never been one to like ANY of the photos I am in, but I agree that in order to really get to know the person you are following and reading about (perhaps on a daily basis?!), you need to see a photo of them.

Confession:  I kind of cheated on this post! {oops!}  Instead of taking a "self-portrait," I am using a photo that my 3-year-old son took while we were on a mini-vaca this past weekend... aaannnnddd after two days of travel. :)

So, please don't laugh {at least not out loud}.  Instead, click follow on the right side of your screen and down, and lets have some fun!

Obsessing over...
YouTube! haha, I never actually thought I would admit to that!  I am actually, currently obsessing over one particular artist on YouTube: Jess Moskaluke.  Even more specifically, her rendition of Hallelujah.  Take a listen to it.... I think you'll fall in love too!

Working on...
Keeping up with my blog!  My New Years resolution was/is to keep up with my blog, post more posts, and make new friends.  So far, not doing so well.  So, working on doing better!

Thinking about...
The future.  There's lots to think about, and lots to keep me busy, and lots to look forward to! <3

A few big things!  So many of our friends and family are expecting this year!  Can't wait to welcome all the new little ones into this world and our lives! :)

Listening to...
Cars 2... Dustin is O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D with this movie!  We watched it in the car on our mini-vacation, while down at {Dustin's} great grandma's, and now again the first morning being home.  Vroom!...

{about to eat} breakfast!  Practicing making the paper mama's bacon hearts!

I was better at this blogging thing!  Hoping... to make more blogging friends!

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Linking up with The Paper Mama for her Self Photo Challenge! 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wordless{ish} Wednesday: Superbowl XLVI

This past Sunday was Superbowl XLVI!  We normally try to get all of our friends and family together for the game (even if it isn't our team playing) but this year we went low-key.  Everyone was kind of doing their own thing.  We ended up going over to my parent's house and deep-frying a bunch of goodies! (Yes, we are deep-fryers!)

We do enjoy deep-frying, but only on weekends.  Since it was Sunday, and the Superbowl, we went all out... sort of!

We deep-fried cut up potatoes and made our own homemade garlic fries (those went the fastest!); corn tortillas to make Ixtapa-style (Mexican restaurant) chips; egg rolls and mozzarella sticks; and my mom made a chili cheese dip.

To go along with all the deep-fried foods, we had french onion dip, soy sauce, salsa, nacho cheese dip, guacamole (my personal fave!), sour cream, and good old ketchup.

We also had a meat and cheese "platter," and some Fritos, pistachios, and M&M's.

Finally, we had my personal favorite of the entire evening.... homemade oatmeal raisin cookies! Yummy!

And how could the night be complete without flying into bed (after brushing and flossing after all these goodies, of course!)?!  Doesn't that wedgie just look so comfy?! haha