Wednesday, July 23, 2008

An Early Flashback

Today the kids, my mom and I went into Nashville for some back-to-school shopping. We went to two different clothing stores where we found GREAT deals and super cute clothes. We also went to a used book store called McKay's. Oh My Heavens! This store is AMAZING! You can sell, trade or buy books, movies, games etc. Well we didn't even make it through half of the kids isle and we spent over a half hour in the store. I really need to go back when I can spend about 4 hours. I LOVE books and so consequently I need more than 1/2 hour to go through a book store-especially for the first time. All the kids got fun books to read and I got a few for me as well. Grandma went looking for one book in particular and in the first 2 minutes of being in there she found it! A brand new copy to boot for only $7.00 HARDBACK! It's over $15.00 at a retail store.

While trying to help Kayleah find some books she might be interested in I came across a book series that I had COMPLETELY forgotten about-Sweet Valley Twins (also, SVT Jr. High and SV High-apparently there's also SV University but I never read those ?). I just couldn't believe it!! The books cost .10 cents each. LOL!! I remember getting the next book I needed in the series for Easter's, Birthday's, in my stocking at Christmas and other special occasions. I also remember my mom getting me one just because she knew I was ready for the next one and as a way to say thanks for being so helpful. It was so fun to run into this memory from so long ago!

*I know the picture is incredibly small, but it's the best I could find* :)

Chinese Anyone?

This week is just busier than it has business being! I really truly do have lots of things to blog-just not enough time to do it. So I'm just going to have to put up bits of it all when I can squander time. That means right now-when I should be in bed. :)

Sunday we had everybody over for dinner. Janece, Jeremy and Preslee and Kelly and Levi. Grandma (my mom) had been craving Chinese food and since none of the local restaurants were tasting as good as she thought they should, she decided that we would make our own. YUM! Growing up I loved it when mom made egg rolls, fried rice and stir fry.
The kids all love helping in the kitchen so Grandma and Crappa put them to work! *I feel like I should say, in case I haven't already, that when the trips were little my Dad thought it sounded like they were calling him 'crappa' instead of 'grandpa'. He loved it so much that he's trained them all to call him crappa-LOL*

OK back to cooking! So Crappa set the kids up at the kitchen table with him making Crab Rangoon. It was SOOO good. So good in fact that Emily saw Crappa eat a raw wrapper and thought she'd try one as well. Only she picked up a stuffed crap wrapper and started chomping away at it! Mom assured me that it was perfectly safe for her to eat them raw-all the stuff inside was cooked. :)

Our meal was delicious and everybody enjoyed it immensely!