brian is sweet.

sometimes, when i don't feel like making dinner, like this past wednesday, he kindly offers to stop at kfc and eat the newly arrived "double down." i kind of thought it was a good idea...

...until i saw the sandwich.


yup. thats a sandwich, made out of battered, deep fried chicken instead of buns. its filled with bacon, (fake) cheese and "secret" sauce (i don't want to know what the secret is). arguably, i guess you could eat it if you're doing a no carb diet.


let me take a moment to quote a news story i found about the infamous sandwich.

"The Double Down's 540 calories, 30 grams of fat and (ulp) 1,740 milligrams of sodium is likely to leave Canuck consumers doubled over in discomfort more than anything else, said Susan Barr, a professor of food nutrition at the University of British Columbia."

ew. ew. ew.

i just read that quote to brian. he said, "i wasn't doubled over. i handled it like a big man!"

as sweet as it was for brian to give me the night off, i'm afraid he just shaved ten years off his life.



so. this one time, i had the longest, nastiest hair ever. i grew it out for the wedding, and it was seriously out of control. i could post a photo to show you just how sick it was, but i'm so ashamed of it, i'm not going to. and because this is my blog, i can do whatever i want.

point being; it was gross. really.

ta-da! its nasty no longer. i went and got my hair cut a couple of weeks ago, and i looove it.




like a movie.

most week day mornings, i drive brian to the bus stop at the mall. its about five minutes away from our house and we've always caught the bus, waiting there.

yesterday was different.

right as we pulled into the parking lot, the bus pulled out. frantically, i exclaimed, "follow that bus!" brian changed gears, floored our tiny green car and, as he did, turned up the radio. i wish i knew what song it was, but alas. it was modern. it was a little bit electronica and a little bit alternative. there were no vocals for the first couple of minutes, the minutes that we chased the bus. we laughed and brian said, "are we in a movie?" he drove quickly, cut the bus off and pulled into a pizza 73 parking lot. he jumped out the car, grabbed his backpack and ran across the parking lot, just barely catching the bus.

sometimes just getting brian to school in the morning is such an adventure.




happy thanksgiving, everyone!

brian & i spent our long weekend with two of my awesome brothers, their delightful wives and incredibly fun & adorable children. we played with the babies, ran around in a field, played bang!, bohnanza, dutch blitz, apples to apples, cranium and brian enjoyed some "bond"ing with the brothers on the n64 circa 1996. also. we ate. a lot. thanksgiving dinner was delicious!

we got back home this afternoon, and spent a couple hours shopping around for some stuff we still needed for the house. we got a vacuum cleaner! (dear mother. our house is clean. you would be proud. love, lauren.)

for family home evening tonight we talked about being thankful. when i was young my family used to draw pictures of turkeys every thanksgiving. we would trace our hands, design the turkeys however we wanted and then write the things we were thankful on the feathers/fingers. brian and i made our first "thankful turkeys" together tonight, although his turned out to be more of a "thankful stegosaurus."




and yes. we realized after we took the pictures that photobooth takes a mirror image.
so...deciphering our blessings is the puzzle of the week!

be thankful!

b & l