31 December 2010
30 December 2010
- thinned out a bit (on account of burning so many calories in your awake time, I imagine) and are currently in the 25th percentile for weight and the 50th percentile for height.
- continued eating and nursing like a champ (you will literally eat anything we feed you except for lima beans)
- gotten good at signing "more" and "please" (you busted out the "please" sign like a wild woman at the Christmas Eve service when you saw Oliver enjoying a candy cane)
- started waving at photos on the wall (which means that every trip up and down the stairs takes a looong time because you always want to stop and wave at each picture)
- become quite a speedy crawler and a steady cruiser. You can transfer from the sofa to the ottoman effortlessly but have no interest at all in walking.
- mastered 3 words: Mama, more and baby (boy do you love babies!)
- given us a run for our money in the sleeping department. Oh Hazel, how we just want to sleep at night!
- proven to be a master stair climber
- Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese at medium speed until soft and creamy, about 2 minutes.
- Add the cream and continue beating until combined, about 30 seconds.
- Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
- Add the blue cheese and beat on low speed until the cheese is crumbled and no large pieces remain, about 1 minute.
- Stir in the pepper and the pecans/cranberries/whatever until evenly distributed.
- Divide the blue cheese mixture among 3 small ramekins, smoothing the tops with a spatula. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator until you're ready for them (let them stand at room temperature for up to 2 hours before serving).
- Just before serving, sprinkle a bit of pecans or cranberries in the center of each ramekin (maybe do one plain, one pecan and one cranberry?)
- Serve with the toasted bread and pretty, colorful pear slices alongside.
29 December 2010
25 December 2010
Show thyself the Prince of Peace; Bid our jarring conflicts cease. Let us for each other care, Each the other’s burden bear,
To thy church the pattern give, Show how true believers live.
Make us one of heart and mind, Courteous, pitiful, and kind,
Lowly, meek in thought and word, Altogether like our Lord.
—Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
The Myers Family
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