September 20, 2011

In Full Swing

Soccer season is in full swing.
I have many pictures.
I took this one after his game on Saturday.
He was chatting while I got gas.
He was buttering me up to take him for a post-soccer treat.

He's easily grown about 4 inches and put on 15 pounds since Spring Soccer
I love that his freckles are starting to show.
 Um...yeah. I don't really know what that's about.

Since it was just the two of us we went out for ice cream after the game. His ice cream of choice? 
(with colors that do not occur naturally) 

There was this super sweet couple getting afternoon ice cream. Now, maybe it's because I'm a mom of boys but I am always watching teenage boys. I find myself wondering if my sons will dress/act/be similar to that one or that one. It sounds silly but I can't help it.

This guy was so sweet with his girlfriend. I caught a cute moment of them leaning over the table talking to each other, but it felt too personal to share without their permission.  

I like his sunglasses and Hurley hat. 
I also like that he wasn't too cool to get Superman ice cream.

September 7, 2011

Wednesday Words

The Beatles believed. And if you believe, you can change anything.

~taken from Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul

This has to be one of the most tedious books I've read in a while. In fact, I started the book back in July and I'm only on page 74. The page this quote is on.

I don't mean tedious in a horrible way; I mean in a mind-full, wrap-your-head-around way. Even jacked up on a quad-venti, it's slow reading for me.

I think most of all I'm reading it slowly because I'm trying to understand and pull all the information I can from it.

{On the flip side of the quote...sometimes the only thing on the other side of the road is the other side of the road. Know what I mean?}

September 6, 2011

Veganize Me

Here we go...we are now: Vegans.

Goodbye eggs.
Goodbye dairy.

Meat has been out for a while.

It's been 9 months in the making.
We're 2 weeks successful. (Minus the chocolate chips in the cookies. We didn't get the vegan ones in the mail yet...what am I supposed to do if the USPS shuts down? How am I supposed to get my chocolate, marshmallows and tempeh? Aaaaaaaghhhhhh!)
The kids are on board (Brandon scored 6 goals at soccer practice and he yelled "Veggie Power!!!!")

Can anyone tell me why there is High Fructose Corn Syrup in veggie broth? And why it has to be redundantly specified at Vegetarian Vegetable Broth? Is there Carnivore Vegetable Broth out there? Oh Swanso...I shouldn't name names.

Emeril it is. You have no idea how much that pains me. Off to make my own and figure out why the crock pot I had plugged in for 2 hours isn't working and if dinner can be saved.

September 1, 2011

Working On...Coming Up

Soccer...practice 3 nights a week, games twice a week.

Cutting out dairy. It doesn't make my tummy happy.
If I'm giving up dairy, my husband agrees to give up eggs.
Almost-gluten free, vegan cookies. (Would've made it if it weren't for the chocolate chips)

Going gluten-free and vegan. I'll let you know how long that lasts.
I participated in a summer reading challenge. I read 18 books between June 1 and August 31. I'll be recapping all of that.

Home improvement. Not our home, not Holmes on Homes type of improvement. Just a lot of painting.
Kids with cookbooks. I'll explain later.