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We spent our "last hurrah" weekend in Lanseboro, one of our favorite places!! It was the perfect little getaway for us. Here are the picture highlights.

I crave pie almost all the time, so I was really excited about my apple pie ala mode at the famous little pie shop in Walen, a little town right next to Lanesboro. is Dave making fun of me.

When we go to Lanesboro, we stay at the Inn at Sacred Clay Farm. They have 100 acres of land, so we hiked up this bluff to a great look out spot. I have never huffed and puffed so much in my life but it was fun!

Here's a little peak at our room

squirt update

the weight of four navel oranges

You can't really tell I'm holding four oranges, but I totally am. Also, if you are keeping track, you may have noticed that I skipped a week. I have been doing updates every two weeks, on the even weeks. I like even numbers more than odd ones. Strange?
Anyway, I kid you not, last week the corresponding veggie was ANOTHER CABBAGE!! Seriously, how many different kinds of cabbages are they going to compare this kid to??

Things are going great though. We are in the final stretch with just two months to go! We are painting on Friday and getting our crib on Saturday. So many exciting things!

Chow Mein

When I was young I went to a school called Parkvalley. The school cook was Mrs. McGinty and she was a GREAT cook. She was the one that taught us to bake our grilled cheese instead of cook them on the stove top. Best grilled cheese sandwiches EVER. This chow mein recipe came from her. It's super easy and super delicious!

Hamburger Chow Mein

1 lb hamburger
1 cup onion diced
2 cups celery chopped
1 can beef broth
1/2 can chicken broth
3 Tbl soy sauce
4 Tbl corn starch
salt and pepper to taste

Brown hamburger with onions and celery. Add beef broth, chicken broth and soy sauce. Heat to boiling and add corn starch (dissolve corn starch in some water before adding or you will get lumps of corn starch in the sauce) stir until thickened. Add salt and pepper. Serve over rice and chow mein noodles.


our state fair is a great state fair

Bus ride to the fair!

A year at the fair would not be complete without Dave's genie shirt. The evidence can be seen here.

Hello cheese curds!

I just wanted to show you the crowd on one of the days I went, in case you wanted to have nightmares later. It set an attendance record that day.

There used to be a phone booth where they are standing and it's where my mom called the doctor to find out she was pregnant with Kellie. My parents point it out to her EVERY year. She loves it.

I also took pictures of all the friends and family we ran into

Fun right?

squirt update

The weight of a Chinese cabbage

I decided to go without the corresponding veggie/fruit this week because we've eaten A LOT of cabbage this summer and I didn't want to buy another one. So you can just imagine it.

Week 28 had it's ups and downs.

Downs: failing my glucose test and having to go in for a FOUR HOUR fasting glucose test. It was not fun. I still have bruises from the four blood draws they had to do. It's never good when they are feeling for a vein and say " have tiny veins"

Ups: I passed my second test!! YAY!

We are actually in week 29 now. And I've hit another mile stone. Appointments every two weeks! Time is flying.

Night of Nights: Raccoon

While on vacation, I had some mind altering revelations.

1. Hey, I can stay up as late as I want.

2. We are up in the woods.

3. Raccoons hang out in the woods.

Number 3 was a real eye opener. I became obsessed with seeing a raccoon. The people around me made fun. I laughed in their faces. I knew I could snap a picture of a raccoon.

Picture this: it's late at night, and I hear something out on the deck.....BLAM-O there is a raccoon out there! I quick grab the camera and prepare myself for some incredible raccoon shots. Well, I couldn't figure out how to get the camera to work properly and my photos turned out all blurry and worthless.

The very next night I committed myself to the cause. I grabbed a good book, and went down to the basement of the cabin. Basement porch had great lighting. SO great in fact, that I was able to read by the light of the outside light. I pulled the couch as close as I could to the basement sliding glass door and got my read on.....I waited.....and waited. Around 11:30 I still had hope.

Around 1:00 am, I gave up. I thought "this fat raccoon has me beat. there is no way he'll ever show up for the nice little pile of orange raspberry scones that someone left out there." I ended up turning off the porch light and going to bed. Lucky for me I only had 30 pages left of my book and referred back to revelation number 1 "Hey, I can stay up as late as I want". I finished my book, and I made the decision to check out the porch one more time. Jackpot.