"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Saturday, October 8, 2011

happy harvest {from the patch to the porch}

we grew these.
i am proud:)
there are three more still on the vine.
tonight i was making pizza and bread sticks.
and decided that anything will taste good if you slather it in butter and garlic salt.
you can't go wrong.
my sunflowers turned yellow at the top this week.
and the birds are all fat from eating the seeds.
so i persuaded sean to cut down the beanstalks.
and that turned into our trip to the pumpkin patch.
which was a LONG walk to the back fence;)
pumpkins and sunflowers are my favorite things to grow.
absolutely no maintenance.
and beautiful harvests in the fall.
and let me tell you.
these pumpkins are perfect.
could not have picked more beautiful pumpkins at a regular patch.
but at the gibson patch,
we grow big, orange, juicy, fat pumpkins.
and i love them.

 happy havest!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


at some point this morning the rain turned to snow.
i am in heaven:)
big huge white flakes.
that melt when they hit the ground.
max's lips are purple.
and we are all in long sleeve shirts, pants, and socks.
we've been in our house a year on saturday.
which would explain why our heater AND microwave have broken.
two days BEFORE our home warranty will expire:)
can't decide if i'm happy or sad about it.
b/c normally murphy would have it happen the day AFTER the warranty expires.
but i do know for sure.
i'm happy about the snow:)
i'm feeling better.
like did two loads of laundry and put it away on the same day,
haven't had to go to taco bell or chick-a-filet yet today feeling better.
call the newspapers.
this may never happen again.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

living on the edge

yesterday at 10:45am none of us were dressed.
or had brushed our teeth yet.
and all of us were in the car headed to chick-fil-a.
i just couldn't think of anything else i would rather eat at 10:45 am than their chicken nuggets.
a few years ago i saw a show on oprah with dr. oz that said the most dangerous thing a woman living in the united states can do is to get pregnant and have a baby.
i'm living on the edge people.
living on the edge!
i think it's bc there is nothing a pregnant body wants except drive thru garbage.
my arteries have reached an entirely new level of gross.
i assume.
i would like to publicly tell my body that whenever it would like to stop throwing up i would fully support that endeavour.
especially the 11:45pm routine.
i had to give in and take Tylenol yesterday twice.
it was a rough day.
that is all.
thank goodness they are worth all the trouble:)

Monday, October 3, 2011

an extra head for the mister.

it makes my nose itch.
i drool a lot more while i'm brushing.
and it hightens my gage reflex in the back.
but i feel like i've been to the dentist two times a day,
and hopefully my aggressive brushing will be a thing of the past.
my poor upper left gums.
recommended by my dentist.
and me.
$30 @ target.
with an extra head for the mister.
brennan has a spiderman one.
max hello kitty.
but theirs was $5.
teeth brushing has never been so exciting in the gibson home.
it's VERY exciting.
we're spending the day doing secret birthday stuff for sean.
can't wait for tomorrow for all of the big "unveilings."
i love birthdays:)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

it must be

 it must be conference sunday:)

2 buckets of apples=applesauce

while the men went to priesthood meeting last night,
we brought our potato masher and spaghetti pot to my cousin's house.
two buckets of homegrown apples called for applesauce making.
and that is what we did.
the kids watched movies in the basement with their cousins,
and we talked in the kitchen about life.
if you have never done it,
it's easy.
put about 1 cup of water on the bottom of your pot.
heat on your stove until it looks like applesauce.
stir frequently at the end.
add sugar or candies (we like red hots).
and can it.
the secret to making extra yummy apple sauce is to use a variety of sweet apples.
we only used one b/c obviously we had TONS to use.
julie's trees abundantly produce:)

 here's to new traditions:)