Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Cuisine.
  Over the last few years I've become more and more enamored by cooking, baking and the like. I've spent the last year or so experimenting with bread and that's yielded some great, and not so great results. Whether it's a main course, a delectable side dish or a rustic tuscan loaf - the enjoyment for me lies in the doing of the thing.
  A little while back we decided to have a meal based on one of our family's favorite movies, Ratatouille. I don't know if it was the loveable character Remy or Linguini's memorable and resounding battle cry of "Let's Do This Thing!" that endeared this film to us but it's one of our favorites.
  We went with a no frills preparation of this traditional dish and it was a hit. Paired with some french bread and white grape juice, we basked in the deliciousness of fresh ingredients and a meal not soon forgotten.


 

 
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Thursday, May 10, 2012

CHICKENS!
  A couple months ago we took the plunge and entered the world of urban farming. We did a bit of a garden last year so mixing in some free range poultry didn't seem much of a stretch. In all honesty, we basically got chickens since we told Valencia she couldn't have a monkey. I think we got the better end of the deal on that one but we'll see what the future holds.
  In the space of a few weeks these things went from tiny little squeaky puff balls to fully fledged feathered forces of nature. It was quite the transformation. Needless to say there's been some retrofitting of the backyard to accommodate these guys and it's been a blast watching the kids interact with our farm fresh friends.
 

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Finally.
At the risk of successive blog posts reading "School's In" and "School's Out" I'm taking the opportunity to post at least a little more regularly. So anyone who may or may not still be following the Burgess family via this blog keep an eye out over the next few days. I can't say for sure what we'll pop on here but I can say it may range anywhere from chickens to Josh Groban.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Schools In!




So where I add post to my blog disappeared and I have not been able to figure it out forever but I did today. Yeah! It was the first day of school. I think we were all excited to get back to a schedule. I try so hard during the summer to stick to a schedule but that lasts all of a week. The kids love school and are so excited to get back to their friends. I will miss them, but it is for the betterment of us all.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Chunky Monkey





Wednesday, March 2, 2011

For Real??



Can it be that my baby is 8 months already (in 5 days). Why does it go by so fast? I really meant to do 6 month pictures but I guess 8 will have to do. I just snapped a few today cause she looked so sweet. She has been sick the last 3 weeks and her smile just wasn't the same . It's back now though and we are loving it. She loves hearing her own voice really loud, so that makes church real exciting. She is trying to crawl, but she just cant get the back and forth leg thing, I hold her up and she moves her arms but hops both her back feet like a bunny. Kinda cute! She love to see her brother and sister when the walk into the room her face lights up. She can't get enough of Vincent's craziness, he pretty much makes us crazy though. She is very content and doesn't really complain to much to us at all. I love her, and just want to squeeze her and eat her chunky legs.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

How Do I Love Thee?

With us just having Valentines Day this is a great message to remember about our relationships with others.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

She likes herself some good music


The girl likes to dance. She makes us laugh and smile all the time. Vincent drives us crazy with loud obnoxious noises but she thinks he is the funnest and she is always looking for him when he leaves the room.



















Skiing


The kids went skiing for the first time with Valencias school. They both picked it up so quick I could not believe it. I wish it was something we could do more often with them. I didn't get a very good video of Valencia, because just a little later she was flying down the hill without turning. It was totally freaking me out, because if she crashed she was going to get hurt. She said she was in control, so I believed her. She always has a surprise for me. She was able to go up the next week and stayed out all day from 9 to 9 and only came in for a couple short breaks. Yes she is a crazy one. Vincent was a mad man out on the slopes too, they defiantly did not get this from me.