Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

One of my goals this year is to be very intentional about celebrating holidays, especially since last year I missed a lot being exhausted/pregnant/bed-rested.  I have a lot of catching up to do with Jesse.  Last year we didn't even send out cheap little paper valentines to Jesse's school friends.  So, this year I wanted to do something fun with Jesse...and here is our Valentine's Day project.
First, we made some yummy chocolate pops using Wilton Valentine Mega Candy Kit Pack.  So easy and so yummy!  Jesse loved pouring the chocolate into the molds.
Then, we had a Valentine's photo shoot with my cuties.
 My sister, Robin, made me this adorable heart pendant banner for Christmas this year.  Isn't she amazing?!
 I cannot get enough of these kids!
Add one energetic 4 year-old to....
Jared's awesome Photoshopping skills.... 
and a chocolate lolly, and you've got one sweet Valentine's Day card for Jesse's class!
Happy Valentine's Day to you!!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A pig roast

Last weekend, 32 adults and 5 kids from BFG huddled together in my little house to enjoy all things "Super Bowl."    But, after having so many people here, Jared informed me that he will never invite so many again, and we both agreed that we can comfortably fit 10 tops!  There was a lot of super yummy food, though, and I got to meet a lot of great people from Jared's work.  But the highlight of the night, was the roast pig!  Jared, Ryan, and Jonathan did a great job cooking the little oinker, and I was only slightly put- off by the hooves, snout, and eyeballs (BLECK!)  (((WARNING!  Gross pig photos ahead.....)))

Here is the coffin ( it was delivered in.
This is what a 32-pound pig looks like

Ryan and Jared putting the piggy on the grill.

He's all smiles now.

 Cooked to perfection.

Ryan carving the pig.

And Avery enjoying a pig hoof.  

I hope you had a happy Super Bowl weekend, too!