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I'm sure by now you are all familiar (or at least have seen) our other blog Crap That Dave Says.

And now, because we are blog happy, we bring you a new blog for your reading pleasure:

Crap That Dave Dreams

Now, for un unlimited time and for the low cost of nothing dollars and nada cents, you can experience the crazy, the funny, the insane look into Dave's dream life.

Warning: it may not be for the faint of heart.

Read on friends.

squirt update


bell pepper

This one is for Janet who asked for an unobstructed belly shot. Question: why is my belly pointy in this picture??

The next time we have a squirt update, we'll have ultrasound pictures to share. YAY!

dinner last night: stuffed peppers

This is SUPER yum and it's making me hungry just typing about it.

Stuffed Peppers
from the kitchen of Laurie Amos


1 pound ground beef
1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
2 cup water
4 green bell peppers
2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
shredded cheese


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Place the rice and water in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and cook 20 minutes. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the beef until evenly browned.
3. Remove and discard the tops, seeds, and membranes of the bell peppers. Arrange peppers in a baking dish with the hollowed sides facing upward. (Slice the bottoms of the peppers if necessary so that they will stand upright.)
4. In a bowl, mix the browned beef, cooked rice, 1 can tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Spoon an equal amount of the mixture into each hollowed pepper. Mix the remaining tomato sauce and Italian seasoning in a bowl, and pour over the stuffed peppers. (I just poured it in the pan and around the peppers)
5. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven. When 10-15 min from being done, top each pepper with shredded cheese and return to the oven.


advance australia fair

Our friends from Australia came to stay with us for a week! We love when they come to visit. We just wish they didn't live on the other side of the world! Here's our week in pictures:

Amanda took a lumberjack photoshoot with the guys. More pictures to come I'm sure.

Come back soon friends!

squirt update

We are now in week 16. It's exciting to get to each new week and read about all the little developments going on with our little squirt.

In other news: there's a chance that I went to a movie theater today, not to watch a movie, but to purchase pretzel bites. I had to. They were perfect.

my strangest craving

People have been asking me what my strangest craving has been. For the most part I've craved normal things like fruit, specifically peaches. But there is one thing that I want that is a bit out of the ordinary.

Grilled cheese

Ok, that's not weird, but here's the rest of it:

Grilled cheese from a hospital cafeteria. What the what??

There's a bit of a story behind it. You see, when I was in high school, I volunteered at Methodist Hospital delivering flowers to patients (it was AWESOME!) and every night I volunteered I got a free meal in the cafeteria and every time I would get a grilled cheese sandwich, fountain coke and twist soft serve in a dish. I clearly had a different metabolism back then.
My sister in law had a baby recently and while we were at the hospital, visions of hospital grilled cheese sandwiches danced in my head. I don't know if you've been to many hospital cafeterias, but i have to say that Methodist is the best in the area.

Dave owes me a date there. It will be awesome.