Friday, August 28, 2015

Take 163

7 Quick Takes Friday
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A belated happy birthday to my Dad! We had the pleasure of having them with us for a brief time on Dad's birthday... What a treat! Dad, you're a man of the Lord who loves his wife and family more than yourself. We couldn't ask for more!
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One of the sweet gifts we received was a beautiful block commemorating Rowan's birth. Looking for a gift for a friend with a new baby? I think they're beautiful.
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Fruit Flies have begun invading our home. I have a new theory: they fit through the window screens. We've had them in the backyard, but they started migrating indoors and I think it's because we've had cooler weather and I've had the windows open more often... 

So, I googled the best way to trap them, felt like a fool making a paper cone... and then... BAM. All the fruit flies are dead in a jar. I'm sold on this technique. (There's just a little apple cider vinegar and a drop of dish soap in the jar.) 
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I've been searching for a wheat bread that can be sliced thinly like a loaf from the grocery store and not crumble away... I have a soft spot for soft bread (hah), but it can't be sliced thinly and used for a sandwich... SO! I decided that 100% whole wheat flour was probably the solution. This week I tried Williams-Sonoma's Honey-Wheat Sandwich bread... and ta-da! Thinly sliced and very yummy! (And no, I didn't buy the $300 steam oven. Convection oven directions for the win.)
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We watch a lot of futbol in this house... And Brian showed me this video this week. And yes, I also hate this aspect of soccer. But man, this video is pretty funny.
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I harvested our first beets from the garden! (Have I ever told you that I'm in love with beets??) I still plan to post a comprehensive summary of how the garden did this year, but I couldn't resist showing you our not-embarrassing, but not-huge, harvest of beets. I only pulled a few to see how it was going...
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Last night we had G's perfect evening. We went into public, waved at all the strangers, made guttural noises at every bicycle in sight (there are a lot of bikes when you're at Notre Dame), got ice cream, carried our futbol with us, and then watched all of the construction equipment working. The boy was in heaven.

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