Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Whadya Gonna Do?

When Matthew and I got married (over 9 years ago) we went through the whole wedding ceremony and dinner and dance afterwards. We had a great day. I surprised him by staying at a Bed&Breakfast that night. One of the perks the B&B did was have a little (think airplane size) bottle of wine in a basket of goodies. I did not like red wine at the time, still don't, and we never opened it. I did keep it though, as a memento.

When we got married we were living in an old farmhouse in Baldwin. We lived there for three years total. When Isaiah was 6-months old we moved to an apartment building in Hudson. We lived there for three years as well. Then, we were fortunate enough to buy our first home in Hudson and lived there for about 3 1/2 years. Last October we moved to our current home and have been here for over a year now. That little bottle of wine came with us to all our homes and made all the moves. I've had that bottle for over nine years. I was saving it, just because.

Last Sunday Matthew wanted to make a batch of beef vegetable soup. Before starting the broth he pre-cooked the beef. Matthew loves to throw things together and cooks with no recipes, just whatever he wants to throw in, he throws in. Matthew decided to sear the beef in onions and RED WINE.

Here's the quiz.... do you want to take a wild guess at what he pulled from the fridge, OPENED and poured in the pot?

I saw what he did after the fact. I stared at him with my mouth wide opened, in shock. I asked if he knew what he just did. He did not. I explained where that little bottle came from. He didn't believe me. I believe I became believable after my mouth hung open for a good 10 minutes. You know what he said?

"Well, how was I supposed to know?"

What I don't get is how that bottle lasted over 9 years and through four houses when the beautiful silverware set my sister gave us for our wedding had so many lost pieces that we used to use plastic whenever we were serving more that five.

Matthew also knocked a shelf off the wall a couple years ago that was holding our little wedding cake topper figurine. He did this while horsing around with Isaiah. The cake topper broke but I know how we aren't supposed to bring up past stuff so, I won't...... sigh

Friday, January 16, 2009

New Blog of Note

I have a wonderful neighbor down the road, Ginny. Ginny's niece, Amy, is doing missionary work in India for three weeks. Amy is working with children suffering from HIV and sharing God's love. Please check out her blog, it's amazing what she's been doing.

Agape India '09

Amy also has been dealing with an ear infection that ruptured her eardrum. Please pray for a speedy recovery as well as for the children with whom she is helping.


Matthew introduced the idea of using mayo. on sandwiches to our kiddos. I don't put mayonnaise on my sandwiches, I like it, just don't use it. As a result, I don't put mayonnaise on the the kids' sandwiches either.

Papa does. So Isaiah and now Anna enjoy mayonnaise on their sandwiches as well.

The other day I gave Anna a couple choices for lunch and she chose a turkey sandwich with "ham-naise". Is it wrong that I asked her a total of four times what it was that she wanted? I couldn't help myself. When Papa came home I made Anna tell him, three times only, what she had for lunch.