Sunday, September 25, 2011

sunday's thwacks and shout-outs.

Thwack (verb) : to strike with, or as if with, something flat or heavy.
Shout-out (noun) : a public expression of gratitude or recognition.


1.) I took Lola and Trudy to the park on Friday.  It just so happened to be the day after the husband gave them a much needed bath.  A few throws into playing fetch, Lola found "the mud puddle"... and of course rolled and rolled.... and rolled around in it.  Ooopsies, sorry husband : )  This puddle has a name, "the mud puddle", because Lola always, without fail, finds it when we go to the park.  Stink pot.

2.) The husband had to be in class Friday night from 4:30-9:30, then again all day on Saturday from 8:00-5:00.  Boooooo.  And that's after a long full-time week at work.  The upside of that is he loaded our ginormous computer chair into the car and used it in class all day on Saturday.  NBD.  #backsaver

3.) So my best friend is getting married in a couple of months, and I realize this in and of itself is very much a shout-out.  I've been struggling, though, with how far away I am from her during such a special time (400.17 miles, 2,114,481.6 feet, and 6.5 hours, to be exact).  I feel like she's planned so much of her wedding, and I haven't been able to be a part of it like I always imagined.  Not dear Jamie's fault at all, just a natural product of the distance between us.  Jamie is that friend that I can talk to about anything, anytime, and I know she always cares, always listens, and always gives honest and sometimes tough-to-hear feedback.  She's just the best.

I'm so excited for her big day though - I'm pretty sure it's going to be one of the best days of my life too.  Is that weird?

Please look at how happy my best friend is.

*photo by Jenny Hill photography


1.) I had the BEST catch-up lunch with a former colleague and friend, Cacy.  We shared about work, husbands, her future trip to Italy, and just life in general.  I just love her.

She also brought me from her garden some fresh herbs, a giant zucchini, and a giant squash... seriously the biggest I've ever seen in my life... I honestly didn't know they grew that big.

So naturally this weekend I made 4 batches of zucchini bread. 

And I tried a new recipe that I found on Pinterest... zucchini fritters.  Kinda like crab cakes, I think?  I don't know, I've never had crab cakes.

I also made another big batch of applesauce.  I used a slew of apples in my photo shoot with Apple Brides, and didn't want to waste them!  It's fall time, and apparently I'm Susie Homemaker all of the sudden.  Go figure.

2.) Our new roommate Sam moved in last weekend!  She's living with us while she attends EWU for grad school, and we love that she'll be a part of our little fam for 9 months!

3.) The candelabras I ordered for the Butterfly Affair that I'm styling and coordinating in October finally arrived at my doorstep!  They are lovely and perfect.  I can't wait to pull the vision together that's floating around in my head, and to see the final product.

4.) Done it.

5.) I saw this picture on Facebook this week, and about died.

Meet Owen, my husband's cousin's son.  Which I realize makes it sound like he's very distant from me, but he's not.  We don't see them as often as we'd like, especially considering they live like 5 blocks from us, but isn't that always the case in life?

This was my comment on his mom's Facebook page, word for word:

"Um seriously?  Miniature red TOMS?  This is ridiculous."

That about sums it up.



  1. I'm so happy to see you cooking!!! #superproudsister.....I love zucchini fritters, they're super yum...

  2. the fritters look delicious! those toms are too cute.....

  3. oh and the recipe is so EASY! I just looked at it...I will for sure bemaking those with some of the last zucchini from my community garden plot!

  4. Your best friend looks happy. the food you post looks great and i want to have a taste.
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