Tuesday, June 29, 2010

been there done that


cookies i made last week sometime...i'll share the recipe soon i have a secret ingredient that makes these babies something to talk about...

okay...so yes it's been a while. hi there! i apologize for my lack of being here. i mentioned a few posts back that i would be going to girls camp. yup that was last week...four days...30girls ages of 12 to 18...up in the mountains at almost 10,000 ft...i came home exhausted...then i got home and hugged the kids and husband and went on a 6 and half mile gorgeous hike with the fam...half of it being walked in water (and with a 30 lb kid on my shoulders, she was not a huge fan of the running water) with waterfalls. nope no pictures...because i was too scared of taking the camera on a water hike...but i think next time (yes, there will most def be a next time) i'll take the camera in the car and then come back to the last part of the hike and take a picture of the last waterfall. seriously nature can just be so gorgeous...which has sparked a quilt idea in my head. i can't wait to start it.


yesterday my mom got here. yay! she's been here colombian-izing our home with smells of pan de vonos, and frijoles. sooo yummy...and the kids are having a blast with her. we're still going to the pool every day that is remotely sunny (it's been gorgeous here!), and that's keeping my house nice and clean. i think this is the goal for the summer. swimming for hours equals tired kids and a clean house. i totally win all around on that one.
which leads me to next happenings. oh sigh...here we go...are you ready for some more been there done that...unfortunate events from my series?
get this=
my computer crashed. oh yes it did. on sunday to which i just thought "of course"...i mean i've been in a weird "i've pissed off someone who gives me bad luck vs good luck...so of course this would happen RIGHT NOW." okay so computer off to the computer doctor most likely i'll need a new one. it's been a while so i guess it's about time. i swear i don't want to keep this "unfortunate events" thing going...but COME ON. enough already...i don't need any more bad luck. okay? okay.
that said. i'm off today to yes, go swimming...maybe sew a little, and enjoy more colomibian cooking. i am hell bent on keeping my promise that this summer is all about my husband and kids and sprinkled with crafting here and there. i hope you hang in there with me...here's to family, traditions, some creating and no more unfortunate luck.
we'll talk soon.

21 comments:

PATRICIA said...

Buena suerte!!!! y continĂșa disfrutando. Good luck!!! and continue to enjoy.

OrloSubito said...

Hi I been following your blog for a while but i'm always afraid to speak (write) in english, i didn't know you are colombian, me too, but i live in Italy...I would like if you give tha pandebonos recipe to me:-)
my blog is orlosubito.blogspot.com if you want to go and see what i do, i love sewing too
i don't know if you speak spanish, think yes:-)

Gene Black said...

Ooooh... I am jealous..you have mom cooking AND it sounds delish...good thing I don't know where you live, I would be coming to dinner.

Melissa Stramel said...

Yay for Grandma! Yay for family! And how nice to get a little "vacation"? Sounds like it was fun.

Cheryl said...

Ah V, it's not unfortunate luck,it's just bad timing....wait, no, it's good timing. No computer, no blogging means you can enjoy having fun with the fam, kids and your mom.
Enjoy! we'll all be here when you get back.

5 daughters said...

Isn't Girl's camp great! At least most of the time . . .
I just wanted to say, I love your "spruce up your towel" idea. I'm going to have fun with that.
Thanks!!!

More like....etc. said...

ya for swimming and clean houses and mom's who come over and cook!!! :D

{hugs} can't wait to hear what the "secret ingredient" is ;)

Bird said...

ooo can't wait to add to my ever-growing chocolate chip cookie recipe! especially with a secret ingredient :) enjoy your mom!

Elisabeth said...

Vanessa-
Thanks for your email with door info. I guess it doesn't really matter if they're hollow or not if they look nice. We have the yucky dark 70's doors that you probably had, in fact our houses were probably built around the same time- early 70s. Ours has all kinds of lovely stuff like fake wood panelling, powder blue tub and toilet (which are now gone- hooray!), and dark brown stained woodwork- all of it!! So ugly, and it takes 3 coats of primer to cover so it's taking for like ever to get the darn place painted!

Anyway, we're getting there but it sure takes a lot of time! Your house before and after pics really inspired me to feel like, yes, it is possible to make this ugly monstrosity pretty!

Oh, and I'm seriously excited to make a star quilt once all this house craziness is done!

Elisabeth said...

ps. I also meant to say- sorry about your computer, that is such a huge pain! That has happened to us at least twice before. That is why I always make cd's of all my photos before I take them off my camera. I had a friend who lost 2 years worth of her kids pictures when that happened. Have fun with your cute mom!

Jessica Munk said...

"like"

mom2three said...

So happy for you that your mom is visiting!! Like Cheryl said above, we'll all be here when you are back to blogging and crafting :) Make sure to have your mom write down those recipes- my Grandmother's recipes are some of my favorites, bet your kiddos will feel the same way someday. Happy Summer!

Sandy said...

You do what makes you happy! (and the fam)
Now we know where you get your height from!! ;o) That cooking sounds mucho yummy!

Dogwood said...

Oh sweet lady how I love you blog posts. You are the cutest. Love your writing style and your humor in the midst of all of the Happens in Life.

Family is the best.
I love my family.
Hugs, Dogwood

Melissa said...

Can't wait to see the quilt you have in mind to make! And those cookies look sooo good! Can't wait to try out the recipe!

Patty said...

Those cookies look delicious. I am drooling all over my keyboard now, waiting for the reciepe. Better hurry so I can keep typing.

Katie said...

Love that picture of your mom and kids. So fun. :) Good luck with your computer!

Melissa Stramel said...

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Beverly said...

Good for you! If you don't spend time with your family - someone else will and where will that leave you? I hope you have a wonderful summer full of family, swimming and little cleaning. Can't wait to see the secret ingredient to the yummy cookies!

Shannon said...

Those cookies are making me hungry...please post recipe soon! And have fun with your mom and your kids and who cares about us and this blog?! Really. I mean we care, but there is always more time later to post and craft.

JenniferO said...

I replace some of the vanilla extract with almond - sooo yummy.

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