08 January 2011

Marked off some goals:19,37,30,71,90

        Most of the items checked off our list are material ones.  We were able to acheive many of these "goals" thanks to our generous parents at Christmas time.  Also no pictures because I am lazy :)
19.            Buy a new ice cream maker (Leitia). 1/24/10 Cuisenart ICE-30BC My first attempt did not turn out so well.  I am hoping  it is because I did not chill the recipe long enough, and not a flaw with the machine.  Will try again soon! 
20.            Read 30 books each. (Ben: 1/30, Leitia: 6/30)
          Me: Mothers and Other Liars by Amy Bourret; Your Best Birth by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein (yes the former talk show host Ricki Lake)-  I am kicking Ben's butt!
23.            Try 12 new ice cream recipes (Leitia). (1/12)
        Made Tin Roof Ice Cream from the book "The Perfect Scoop."  This book is awesome, but he uses very sophisticated ingredients that are often too expensive, or items I cannot find in Muncie.  I improvise.
37.            Purchase a new video camera or DSLR with video capabilities (Leitia). 1/24/10  The picture below is exactly how Ben and I intend to use our video camera.
38.            Get our carpets shampooed.  I bought a steamer at a rummage and steamed all the carpet.  That counts, right?
41.            Host guests for dinner at least 12 times. (4/12)
71.            Buy a new TV. 1/25/10
90.            Slowdance in our living room. 1/8/11  We have done this several times recently :)


  1. What a cute little bump you have! I am in the middle of a book my friend recommended--The Best Birth by Sarah McMoyler. Is an alternative to the Lamaze and Bradley methods. I really like it so far--it is much more husband-involved than our Lamaze class has been. I need to finish it soon since we have only 4 weeks to go! Hope all is well. your 3rd cousin, Kristen :)

  2. I may need to see if the library has that one! 4 weeks...so close:)