Thursday, February 26, 2009


I decided to sign the boys up for little league. I went to the school to fill out the forms and pay the fees. When I walked in with all the boys the men working the booth were really excited. They said, "Alright, three ball players" I said, "Oh no, this one isn't old enough" (speaking of Dougan). They said, "He won't be 4 by April 30th?" I said, "Hmm, I guess he is old enough. Dougan do you want to play baseball too?" To which Dougan replied, "Yes!" The men again got very excited. So I filled out all the forms and paid the dues and loaded them all up in the van and went home. When I saw Tony that night I told him that I signed up Dougan too. We both just busted up laughing because we CANNOT picture this little dude playing. Every once in awhile I remember that I signed him up and I just get this grin on my face.
So today Dougan practiced running from home to first base by running from the couch to the wall in the other room. He thinks he's really fast, and I really hope that he'll make it to first base at least a few times this season. The men told us that all three will be in the same league and on the same team. Koen just made the cut off by a little over a month, and Dougan made it only by a week. To me it just doesn't seem right to have a tiny kid playing with an almost seven year old. I can't wait for the season to start and I know I'll take lots of pictures. So Root Root Root for my boys team.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Name Game

Mom wants to play the name game, so if you want to play make a list of names you think I should or might name the baby. Right now we're expecting a girl but if you want to make suggestions for boys as well that would be great. That way if it turns out to be a boy I'd have a nice little list to turn to.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fat Tuesday

To me this holiday does not mean beads and getting drunk. It has nothing to do with the last hoorah before lent. To me it means pretty much one thing. It means PACZKIS. I have this need to go to my favorite bakery and pick up a bunch of paczkis and delivery them to those who I know would appreciate them as much as I do. Now I will sometimes try to be traditional and pick up a prune or a lemon one for myself but I absolutely have to get the non-traditional, (but traditional to me now) fresh strawberry paczkis. I could probably get a recipe and make them myself throughout the year, but what is the fun in that. I like having them only once a year.
I know you are wondering, 'how or why did Sarah get hooked on this Paczki day?' Well, it all started on my mission. This is the first time I saw anybody celebrating this holiday as anything besides Mardi Graz. In Austria they have a Fasching party where they dress up in crazy costumes and have Krapfen. They are paczkis, jelly donuts, berliners, whatever you want to call them. There the traditional flavor is apricot. So I began my love of the holiday there. Here I can't convince anybody to dress up in funny costumes and play silly games but there does seem to be a love of paczkis so that is how I celebrate now.
I wish you all lived near me so I could drop some by but maybe you can find a bakery that makes them and pick some up for yourself. I know our local grocery stores sell them, although they are not quite as yummy as the bakery I love, but I'm sure you can find a supplier somewhere near you. So don't forget this Tuesday to go out and treat yourself, and contrary to the title of the holiday, one paczki will not make you fat.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentine's Day

I asked my kids what Valentine's Day is and here is what they say.

Koen: I don't know. Because it's almost Easter? Love? To love people.

Eades: I don't know. For fun. Cause we make cards and give it to someone. Then they give you cards. We decorate with hearts and have chocolates.

Dougan: It's good. We make presents.

So Brandis didn't really have much to say. He just tried to say Valentine's Day.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Spa Recipes

Aright here's the goods.
Facial Scrub
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 Tbsp. Dark Brown Sugar

What's good about this is you can use it on your lips as well when they get chapped. Just apply this on your face in a circular motion for 2 min. and then rinse.

1/2 c. Lemon Juice
1 c. Distilled Water
2/3 c. Witchhazel
Shake well in bottle. Apply with cotton balls.

I absolutely loved this. My face felt great.

Moisterizing Mask
1/2 c. Oatmeal (uncooked)
2 Tbsp. Honey
2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
Mix and apply thick layer on face and leave on for 10 min. Avoid eye area. This is a good time to place two cucumber slices on the eyes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.


1/2 c. Oatmeal (uncooked)
2 Tbsp. Plain Yogurt
Same directions as above.

Foot Soak
2 c. Epsom Salt
1 gallon Hot Water

Cuticle Oil
Olive oil

I think the girls should have a slumber party night during the reunion and do a spa night. What do you think? We could even make smoothies! Come on just say yes.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Spa Night

For our young women activity we had spa night. It was so awesome. My face feels so smooth. One of the other leaders made everything at home. I don't think I will ever pay for facial stuff again. The girls enjoyed it and we took pictures of them with oatmeal masks and cucumbers, but I didn't have my camera so I can't post them. We also did nails and had a foot bath. How relaxing. I feel really great after just a little pampering.

Monday, February 2, 2009


I'm always interested in what dreams could mean but I've never actually looked into it. For some reason I have this reoccurring theme to my dreams. I start out using the bathroom in a public restroom. Somehow, either walls fall or things just suddenly change and my private stall is then open to the viewing of many many people. Nobody points and laughs though and there are usually other people who are in the same boat as me. So I don't feel like totally mortified or anything. I usually wake up though. I've tried to interpret this myself but nothing makes sense. Do I have a secret fear of public restrooms? Am I paranoid and feel like people can see even my private moments? I don't feel like any of this is true. I'm interested to hear what you think?