Thursday, January 31, 2008

the tutor and the tooter

I got to observe my friend Mrs Wall teach her pre-k5 class today and was drawn to hysterics when I heard this conversation between a little girl and her mommy.

"Tiffany dear, Mrs Wall has to stay after school today to be a tutor."

"Mommy, what's a Tooter do?"

The silly girl, had funniest look on her face with that question.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

chili con cornbread

Tonight we had chili and cornbread. Made my first batch (on-my-own) after doing a quick online search and then making a trip to the grocer for some much needed chili/cornbread staples. It was fun being domestic... even more fun to know that my DH would get to enjoy it with me. Here's the recipes I used: Day Before Chili and Cornbread. Only problem was that whoever developed the site didn't really use a proofer... since one would need to flour the bottom of the loaf pan rather than 'bottom the bottom of the loaf pan' as they so instructed and somehow in the list of ingredients of the chili they don't have the onion powder (that they instruct you to mix in later). I forsook the onion powder (didn't have any anyways) and proceeded to spray with oil and flour the loaf pan in advance. Everything turned out delicious... which is a good sign because as the title indicates this chili is best if made the day before and has a chance to sit in it's juices over night in the refridgerator. Mmmm.. Mmm... leftovers (or atleast my DH thinks so).

Monday, January 21, 2008

reach out and touch someone

The two eldest of my soon-to-be six nephews, Q and A, ages 8 and 6, have their very own cellphones. That's right folks, their own cellphones. How do I know? Because they call me... and actually it's so cute to hear their little voices on the other line carrying the conversation like little men. Only they are more well versed than some older men I know. Anyhow, I love how even though we're days apart by travel we're only a phone call away.

The oldest, Q, called me the day after New Years' saying: "I was just calling to see how your's and Uncle E's new years went." Precious boy.

Today the younger, A, called me just to tell me it was a holiday and that he didn't have to go to school today! You can imagine the glee behind that call and still I could sense the 'I-feel-so-grown-up'-ness behind his voice the whole time. What a sweetie!

*grin* it's a good thing that we have the same cell plan. thanks AT&T,, Cingular, whatever you're called these days.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

luis & grace

Jan 19th - Luis & Grace Sela - Pflugerville, TX.

I'll never forget when she told me she was in love, like truly in love... it was this past summer when I too was falling in love with my husband. The Lord was really sweet to give each of us our soul mate in the same year, not to mention the same summer. Then Gracie's new sister-in-law Mercy lived with me for the Fall of last year. Almost daily I tasted God's mercy and grace. *smile* It is a precious thing to see your best friend get married. To be brought together with the match the Lord had chosen for her. It's a special thing that her husband and mine are friends and were also roommates one of another, and that Luis also speaks German and is burdened for Germany... would be so awesome to be brought together again, but over there,...but for now they're marrying and he's taking her to his homeland of Mexico. What can I say, I love her and I'm going to miss her muchos! Congratulations to you both! and many blessings! enjoy one another on this new adventure!
And my very favorite photo of the newlyweds...via Hannah: the wedding!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

get in the groove

Here's to the start of the E&E Fehrenbach blog. A wonderful kick off for the new year of 2008. Looks like everyone's doing it and while I (Em) have blogged in the past, this will be a nice new & fresh time to jump in the line.