i just had to post this cute picture of my niece, sarah that my mom took last weekend. it's so hard to believe that it's almost been a year since i've seen her. sometimes living far away from my family really really sucks.
anyhow, today was a day off for me and i had a loooong list of things to do around the house (extremely exciting things like "clean bathrooms" and "wash kitchen floor") now, as appealing as that all sounds, i managed to resist the temptation to start scrubbing and i decided instead to go shopping! i've been waiting and waiting to buy myself a really comfy pair of maternity jeans until i have a little bit of extra money hanging around. well, i finally figured out that that NEVER happens, plus i only have 2 months left of being pregnant, plus i only have 1 pair of pants that actually really fit (the rest are already too small!) so off i went to old navy and purchased a lovely pair of jeans that are so comfy and then i went to wal mart and used a $20 gift card that i got from my boss on all kinds of fun things like little soaps and lotion and some makeup, etc. i can't remember the last time i just went shopping and bought things for myself. turned out that it was rather therapeutic. totally reminded me of back in the day when leah s. & i would just hang out by going shopping at london drugs and buy all kinds of fun smelly stuff :) now that i'm home, i am about to make another batch of that amazing apple crisp recipe because the last one disappeared WAY too quickly. here's the recipe in case any of you want to try it out. it's super easy.
Janet's Delicious Apple Crisp:
4 cups apples, cored & chunked
1/4 cup water
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup butter, softened
preheat oven to 350. spread apples in bottom of oven safe pan, pour in water and sprinkle with cinnamon. in separate bowl, combine salt, sugar, flour and butter, working together until crumbly. spread crumbly mixture over apples. bake for 40 minutes and serve piping hot with ice cream (or custard!)
by the way, zandra, custard is an english thing that is like a pudding, but they pour it on pretty much all of their desserts, which i think is why they call their desserts "puddings". josh and i both fell in love with it at capernwray and brought a few packets back with us when we were there in spring. my mouth is watering just thinking about it.
tonite we get to go out for dinner with our dear friends mike & sara. i think the only restaraunt that we've ever been to together is black angus...and that's where we're going again. mmmm, prime rib, filet mignon, mile high chocolate cake...i strongly believe that the more pregnant a woman gets, the more sensitive her tastebuds become. food tastes SO much better since i've been pregnant! speaking of which, sunday will be 32 weeks, or 8 months, so watch out for another picture.
oh yes and it's currently 80 degrees outside, merely 2 weeks away from december. i think i need to speak with whoever is in charge because this is becoming RIDICULOUS!