Juicy: an adjective refering to something very neat or satisfying or organized, like a fun new office supply or a bag with lots of pockets.) lined up on the shelf I had to buy them right then and surprise him early.
|I'm missing three, but I'll get them later. Since it was for Father's Day I wrote |
cute or thoughtful quotes about fathers on post-its and stuck them
inside the books. Isn't the bow happy? :)
|He saw them after work and fell on the floor - needless |
to say he was thrilled!
|They are in chronological order according to the storyline, of course. |
(The gazebo on top of the shelf is our wedding present from Sam,
hand-painted and named Gary. Win.)
Two random stories to end:
#1 - I really really like fruit leather, and Trader Joe's has a great brand. The other day we were there and they only had them for individual sale, no boxes. I wasn't about to load up on single-servings when I'm a triple-serving girl at this point, so I asked a worker to see if there were any boxes in the back. She told me there weren't but took my number and said she'd call when they got a new shipment in. I sent Austin to go pick it up and he came back with this:
#2 - We wanted to support the young women in our ward (church congregation) with their camp fundrasier so we bought a couple of those pre-made jars with all the dry ingredients layered inside and cooking directions on the top. One of the jars was for "Cowgirl Cookies" and they were deLICIOUS! and the other was "Emergency Brownies" which were a total flop. They were dry and the batter wasn't even worthy of licking, so we tried to improve them by adding a top layer of oats. Don't ask me why that was a good idea, because it was a terrible idea, and we didn't realize it until the damage was done. To try to improve the situation we sprinkled water on the oats trying to make a sort of streusel - which of course did absolutely nothing - and then we poured melted butter on top to try to congeal everything together. It was embarrassing, and then the brownies didn't even cook fully because they were smothered by this dippy oat topping. We didn't want to waste the brownies but they really were awful, so they were sitting on the counter for a few days with a knife stuck into the one corner we tried to eat. We had people coming over one night and we were so ashamed of these sorry excuses for brownies that Austin put them in the utility closet to hide.
(Stay tuned for a delightful report on our experiences at Youth Conference this weekend - two and a half days of 14-17 year olds...you know you're dying to hear about it!)