Red Robin, Airports, and Panda Bears

Sunday, October 25, 2009

This is a long one you might want to take a bathroom break before you begin reading :)

Yesterday we headed over to Jacksonville to find some lace for my ball gown. I have this idea in my head for adding some lace on my ball gown to make it a little more modest. Apparently the lace in my head doesn't exist, at least not in the silvery gray color that I want. To try and make do, I bought some white lace and some fabric dye. I have never dyed any fabric before so this should be interesting! I am going to attempt it tomorrow!

We shopped around Jacksonville for awhile and then ate at Red Robin! I love that we finally have a Red Robin here! I always get their salad and Chicken Tortilla Soup! I need to figure out how to re-create that soup so that I can make it at home! Any ideas for me as to what is in it? Kenley fell asleep with her pinkies gripping the sides of her car seat while we were eating.Once we got home we decided to play a game of Monopoly. Brian killed it! In the beginning I had tons of property and was doing really well, but Brian bought all of the airports and it killed me! Most of the game all of my properties were mortgaged. Not very Dave Ramsey. :) After Brian won Monopoly I challenged him to Pinochle. I was leading 134 to 40 but then somehow he made a big come back and I lost at that too! We will be having a rematch very soon!
My side is the side without ANY money. :)
Here are some pictures for my cousin Nicole who sent Kenley this panda bear outfit! The hat that came with it was either really small or Kenley's head is really big because it didn't fit her at all. I think its the big head :) Thanks for the outfit Nicole! We love you!

I also got my bangs cut this weekend. Notice in the above picture how they are too short so they can't decide if they want to be side bangs or front bangs. I need to know how to fix this because I totally regret getting them cut! I just wanted my bangs to look as good as Kimbe's! I did get told at church today that I look just like my sister. :)

Here is a picture of my Grandpa, Kimbe, and my cousins Sean, Nicole, and Justin! See how cute her bangs are! I love you Kimbe!


Kimbe said...

awe i love you too!!
and your bangs look like they just need to grow a little, but they look cute.
and in that one picture kenley looks like she is holding her own head up pretty well!
im so proud, shes stinkin adorable!

Amy said...

I love my Kenley! She is adorable!! Come soon!

Melissa said...

Kenley looks like such a happy baby! She is so sweet.

Unknown said...

Okay, I have to admit...I have been craving soup ever since you posted this blog!

So I found a recipe for French Onion soup last night. :)

I tried it, and both Robert & I loved it! Here it is, from


1/4 cup butter
3 onions, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup red wine
2 (10.5 ounce) cans condensed beef broth
1 French baguette
8 ounces sliced Swiss cheese

Melt butter or margarine in a 4 quart saucepan. Stir in sugar. Cook onions over medium heat for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
Stir in flour until well blended with the onions and pan juices. Add water, wine, and beef broth; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover soup, and simmer for 10 minutes.
Cut four 1 inch thick slices of bread from the loaf. Toast the bread slices at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) just until browned, about 10 minutes. Reserve the remaining bread to serve with the soup.
Ladle soup into four 12 ounce, oven-safe bowls. Place 1 slice toasted bread on top of the soup in each bowl. Fold Swiss cheese slices, and fit onto toasted bread slices. Place soup bowls on a cookie sheet for easier handling.
Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 10 minutes, or just until cheese is melted.

Make sure that you use a little salt; mine needed it. And even though it seems like a lot of onions, it's not. :)