Saturday, February 20, 2010

It's a. . .

We had our big ultrasound this past week. Baby Bing is healthy and growing normally. And here, to announce the gender, I decided to invite none other than the big Bing himself:


That's right, Julia is getting a little sister! We are thrilled that all our cute girl clothes are going to be put to good use again. Now we just need to find a good name. . .

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Weekly Quote 2/8/10

"A little star of brilliant hope in skies of black we are
And Danish blue is the color of your eyes in June."

Oh, hi, it's Tuesday, we need a new weekly quote! Last week's was from Girlyman. New quote up!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Peanut Butter Marshalaides

Perhaps you remember the Peanut Butter Marshalaide? Clark's marvelous peanut butter and marshmallow concoction? Well, I am enjoying one right now. And it's fabulous. A while back Clark formally wrote out the recipe, so I'd like to share that now with you. Behold:

Peanut Butter Marshalaide (by Clark)

1 slice white bread
Peanut butter
5 Marshmallows (large)


  1. Spread a healthy portion of peanut butter on one side of the bread.

  2. Tear marshmallows in half and place on peanut butter in a 3 by 3 array. (One half piece of marshmallow will be left over.) Miniature marshmallows can also be used to create a solid layer 1 marshmallow thick over the peanut butter.

  3. Put bread into a toaster over and turn on using the ‘toast’ setting.

  4. Toast until the marshmallows are golden brown. Remove immediately.

  5. Eat immediately. The Peanut Butter Marshalaide is not too hot to eat. Trust me!

Now go make one. You won't regret it! (Unless you are allergic to peanuts, and then I strongly believe you will regret it, because you will see the joy of the PBM and not be able to partake. And that would be sad.)

Monday, February 01, 2010

Sweetest February

Welcome glorious February! I greet you with exuberance and joy! Because do you know what February means? It means I am 16 weeks pregnant and the worst is over! It means my bird chain has reached its end. It means I haven't puked in 6 whole days (6!), and I have every hope that I am done with one of the most draining experiences of my life. ("Until you have another kid," you say. "Shut your mouth," I respond.)

Also, February means Clark's birthday, Valentine's Day, President's Day, the Parade of Homes, and lots of visitors to the St George area. It's probably the best time of year to live here: the coldest part of winter (you know, the part where we get occasional frost) is about over, spring is starting to peek out, but you still have months before the inferno strikes.

But mostly this February is about feeling good. And gratitude. Gratitude for all the people who have brought us dinner, watched Julia for a morning (or 2, or 3. . . ), asked after me at church, and stayed at our house for a week or more to help out. Gratitude for the man at the pharmacy who let me cut in front of him in line, and then offered to walk me to my car, just to make sure I was alright. Gratitude for the nurse who volunteered to watch Julia for a 1/2 hour while I started my IV because I had no one else to watch her. Gratitude for a good doctor's office who did all they could to get me through this horrific time. (I am less than grateful for switching insurance companies December 1st, as that means we have 2 deductibles in 2 months, but I am grateful that we at least have insurance, so there is a silver lining in that, too.) Basically, we have been abundantly blessed. And the world has a rosy glow.

Thank you for finally coming, dearest, loveliest February.

Weekly Quote 2/1/09

"I never feel so good as when I'm eating."

Hey, look at that, this quote was provided by ME! And it's so true. New quote up!