Monday, August 31, 2009

Good Reads

When's the last time you read a really good book? Not just a book that gets you by at the airport or through a wide eyed night to pass the time, I'm talking can'tputdownletthepancakesburnandorderpizza good.

Recently I have read quite a few books. Some of them were ok, some of them I threw down in a heap on the floor and some of them were fabulicious.

1) Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
2) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The first book was by one of my favorite authors. I got addicted to them while vacationing on the beautiful isle of Maui.  My mind is full of English jargon now. i.e. gobsmacked, loo, nutter and click here for more.   

The second book was like nothing I've ever read. It took me by surprise and I couldn't quite get my head wrapped around the idea but that kept me reading until I caught on. What imaginations people have! I'm now looking forward to her second book which comes out on Tuesday.  There's nothing better than getting caught up in a good book.

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Deep Thoughts by Marla

Sometimes no matter how hard you try, you don't go nowhere.


But at least the ride is enjoyed, whether it's on track or off. And maybe that's the point anyway.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Meet Otis.

My sister went and bought a dog. A beagle.

He whines, poops, pees, shakes when he's nervous
and when I let him down, he bit my pant leg
and I screamed (just a little).

My mom actually held Otis. I tried but I
felt like I was squishing his guts.

Sit Otis, Sit. Good dog.


PS: When I was downloading Otis, I discovered a few other pictures that did not look familiar. Then I remembered that I forgot my camera at my parents house last week. Looks like I caught the rascal redhanded. Dad, you owe me fifty bucks.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

This is what End of Vacation faces look like.

Dad: Put that da*& camera away.

Mom: Marla, I am so serious, knock it off (pretend you can see her eyes rolling).

Marla: Cackle Cackle CACKLE!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

What time is it when the elephant sits on the fence?

Time to fix the fence!

What time is it when your dad goes on a hike and tries to beat an 85year old man up the mountain?

Time to fix the daddy!

Here are a few highlights from our vacation when we got a free tour of the Grand Marias Hospital. It's quite lovely isn't it?


We happened upon this old man:


Isn't he darling. I love his Mario pants too. They are so HIP.

Glad you are ok Richie. Try to stick around a while longer ok?

xox,
marla

PS Dad, since you like Mario so much, why don't you try this... click here for a serious project.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

History Tells The Truth

I was the tallest! I was not short then! Take that people!

The rest of you should've
stopped growing
and respected your
older sister.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

For Keeps.






We had a baby shower for dear sweet Emily & Eva. It was a lovely event. Complete with carrot cake, long-time friends and fun (no games!).

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Lake Superior Vacationing

Our little family has grown. We no longer fit in cabins at Lamb's.

So we upgraded a wee bit... and got a mansion on Lake Superior....




so that we could fit

Jeff
Reva
Isaiah
Chloe
Jacob
Jana
James
Marla
Dan
Emily
Eva
Mom
Pop
...and all the
food
games
cribs
books
blankets
and
pillows.

Pictures coming soon.

Thanks Mom & Dad, for supporting our ever-expanding marvelous family that you both created. Love you BIG MUCH.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Freaky Friday

From this:

To this:

Yes, you in the back.
I thought the same thing -he is really sexy.
But only in the 2nd picture.

And I can't help it. Must see the movie. It's inevitable really. All I have to say is it better be waaaaay better than Star Trek. Or else.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

State Fair Season Is Upon Us!


Location: Beautiful St. Paul, Minnesota

Events:
Eating, people watching, art, eating, animals, eating, music

Theme:
Anything on a stick



State Fair: Circa 1986. Marla & Reva.

P.S. She made me be the boy.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Everyday People Are Funny.

How Many Calories Does Glitter Add?
Little girl in grocery store, jumping up and down
with excitement: MOM! MOM!!!
Can we get the Hannah Montana cereal?
Mom, to daughter: I’m just gonna buy you Cheerios,
and you can sprinkle some glitter on them.
Plymouth, Rainbow Foods
Overheard by …that’s probably healthier
than the Hannah Montana variety.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Cupcake Season






Peanut butter chocolate surprise cupcakes. Yep, that's right. These are some pretty hyper cupcakes. Fun little project for Julie and me on a lovely Saturday afternoon.

My favorite part is a toss up - it's either a) when I commented on the beautiful breeze by the window and then all the cupcake wrappers flew out of the tin and onto the floor or b) when we licked the beaters and discovered the white fluffy frosting wasn't as good as it looked.