Thursday, February 17, 2011

pay no attention to me... just rambling


I've started this blog post several times all rambling on into different directions. Then I highlight it and click delete. Although it was good therapy for me, here I am still with nothing written in this post for you to read. Hmmmm, let's see...
I guess I could tell you how I got sucked into watching this season of Bachelor. I've never watched the show before but I got pulled into the drama.

Or I could tell you how I'm proud of myself lately for making homemade rolls and bread and a braided pastry. I am still learning and I'm just happy the stuff is edible. haha. But tonight I made a braided bread with creamy chicken/broccoli inside. How domestic!

Or how I'm happy I just found out I can change the settings on my macbook to just tap the trackpad instead of clicking. What in the world? My lazy self loves this!

Or my favorite moment with Collin today, he was dancing for a second while I was intensely working on a minibook. He asks, "Do you wanna know why I'm so perky?"
"Uh, why?"
"Because I just fixed the garbage disposal." His celebrating continued... Laughing cause I've never heard him say the word: perky.

Or how I have listened to this talk by Dieter Uchtdorf many times and it really speaks to me. He says, "There is a beauty and clarity that comes from simplicity."

Or I could tell you how I spent today working on a mini album using MME that I'm teaching in Paris, France. Yeah, I just pinched myself and I'm not dreaming.


Or I could tell you how I was up at 4 am with Lola and despite my pounding, tired headache I honestly love every second with her. Oh my goodness-I cannot get enough of this baby!
I know I have been selfish about sharing photos. Please forgive me for keeping those cheeks and all those rolls to myself.
Where has the week gone? Happy Friday!

Above mini album uses all My Mind's Eye Lost & Found line. It's really a beautiful line.

37 comments:

Brenda said...

Can I guess that the Chicken Broccoli braid is a Pampered Chef recipe? If not, you will have to try it out, it is delicious! From a Pampered Chef Consultant ;-)

elizabeth kartchner said...

Brenda,

that's neat you are a consultant. You'll have to share it. I just kinda made up my recipe... I bet yours is yum.
thanks,
liz

♡ Ambrosia said...

I love reading your blog =]
Your kids are so sweet.
And Paris, France? So neat!!
Living the dream <3
I know that when I figured out I could just tap my macbook instead of clicking it I did a little happy dance =] You are a doll!

Nancy W said...

Sounds like life is oh so wonderful and perky ;) and you made me hungry for soup! Thanks for sharing Lola with us even if it's just via your photos ;) if you are ever in the mood fr some yummy but fattening cream cheese chicken enchiladas stop by my blog I posted the recipe last month :) hugs Spark sister

Nancy W said...

p.s. I love tapping too! Just say no to the click, lol

Pikkis said...

I just cant believe your photos!!
They are so amazing!! Wish i could do it too!! They are so light and calm!!!
I usually dont comment anything because my english isn´t so good (from Finland) but try to read (i dont understand it all if there is some weird words) and at least look at the photos many, many times <3
Just wanted you to know that your blog is my alltime favourite! Your photos make me so happy, happy, happy <3

Love, Pikkis from the cold Finland (Now -24´c)

Jane said...

ok.......please....look at all those rolls!!!!!!!! How sweet is she!!!
Perky!! he's so fun!
I still have yet to attempt to make rolls...
Paris.......FRANCE.....HELLO!!!!!

sophie said...

oh mon dieu!! you are coming to my country!!???? when? where!! oh but I live so far from Paris!! would you like me to give you french lessons online before you come??!!!!!
this baby is just perfectly chubby cheeked!!

Sheila said...

Every time you post a picture of Lola I catch myself humming
"She's got the cutest little baby face" . All of your daughters are adorable and have the most expressive faces. I wonder where on earth they got it? HaHa!
I immediately thought of Madagascar 2 "Move it, move it" dancing when you described Collin getting "perky" over his completed home repairs. Love my hubby but definitely have a crush on yours.

Love how you casually mention Paris, France in the post. Hope you can get a sitter and take Collin with you. Ya'll should be there together. Can't wait to see the pictures.

I'd say you've had a wonderful week.

patty said...

lola is so so yummy... breathe her in every . single . day!

thanks liz for sharing her sometimes...don't blame you for wanting to "keep her all for yourself"...
xoxo

Meghann said...

Yum! You must share the braided bread/chicken/broccoli recipe! When are you teaching in Paris? I will be there in May!

chari-o said...

is it just me, or is she starting to look more like A?

Ninotschka said...

I can just say one little thing - awwwwww! Lola is sooo adorable!!!

Katie said...

I love the picture of Lola (those rolls!) but the pic of Quincy with her blankie and thumb takes me back!! There are many pics of me around like that!!

Jami Nato said...

that sweet peanut. i really need PINCH her cheeks.

i too got sucked into the bachelor. i feel embarrassed. but can i say, i'm glad michelle went home. nut job alert.

Baird Family said...

Those cheeks & rolls are adorable!

I LOVE that talk too. My favorite part was when he quoted Leonardo daVinci "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Thanks for the post, lots of fun ramblings!

Laurie said...

OMG...that baby, so squishy, cute, adorable, gosh, just a sweetie pie! Paris!! SO COOL!

Anonymous said...

Love your rambling blog today and the pic of Lola -- sooo cute!! Just wondering, will you be offering the MME Lost & Found album on line (kit or class??) So love that line and would love to make an album. Thanks, Diana

Desiree White said...

i love your posts. puts a smile on my face everytime i read it..plus it makes me want to have more babies! lol husband might ban me just for that reason! lol
thanks for sharing your life with us!

cedargirl said...

Elizabeth, I tried the link to listen to the talk but it wouldn't work. I have a Pampered Chef "braided wreath" recipe I will email you. My family (hearts) it! Last week I listened to my hubby singing along to old christian rock music as he washed the dishes and it made me smile and my heart melt at the same time.

Meredith said...

Can you do the MME Paris class online? I love your online classes :)

leah said...

That is one of my favorite talks- by one of my favorite people :) love him. and love your cute family. and blog. :)

Veronica said...

Have to send you my recipe for my "Honey Pan Rolls!" They are sinfully delish!
Thanks for sharing Lola's "rolls." I needed the lift and inspiration!!

nicole said...

aye yi aye! Look at those rolls!!!!

Ivy Cruz said...

I alllways love ur posts, u could talk about algebra and it would be entertaining!!! and that chicken with brocoli sound yummy:D p.s. every pik u post from ur girls they look even more beautiful:)

Tiffany said...

Chx with Broccoli? Yummy!!!! And Lola....so cute!!!!!

Dawn said...

The girls are so cute. Love the sneak peek of the minibook too. Can't wait to see it, wish I was going to Paris.

Patti W said...

when and why are you going to paris? I am going to Paris this year too!

Brock Family said...

I enjoyed reading your ramblings!
What is it with that third baby? Mine is 6 months and I can't get enough either. Not that I could with my other two, but I feel like now that they are older I appreciate my baby's innocence (and her rolls!) and I don't want it to go away!

Katie said...

Ooh, thank you for the delicious Lola picture! She is just too cute! It's a good thing I don't know where you live because I'd have to come steal her. :)

Ana said...

Great news abou Paris. Congrats!!! Now you need to come to Brazil as well.
And that picture of Lola ... WOW!!! What are those cheeks?!

Amos said...

I too got sucked into the Bachelor after a few seasons back saying I would never ever watch it again...sigh.

I for one am glad that you are being "selfish" and sharing pictures of Lola...haha you silly. Gosh I wanna kiss those cute cheeks. Oh yeah, but we have never met so that might sound perky weird, snicker:)

Jocelyn Lord said...

This is completely unrelated to your post but it is a question I MUST ask. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the dress that you wore in the creating keepsakes january 2008 issue. If I am correct it made with a textile created by the flower Hmong people in Asia. I have seen handbags and baby carriers made with this fabric but NEVER a dress. Where on earth did you buy it? Please don't tell me you bought it from the mountains in Sapa. Your blog is still my all time favorite and I look forward to each and every post. Thank you for the weekly inspiration and for being the amazing woman that you are. Keep shining!

Jocelyn Lord

Karine-KJ said...

So happy to discover your world...see you soon

Bridget said...

she's edible

Holly :) said...

PARIS?!? d'awww. That's amazing. That is my dream place to go. Some day...but, I am so happy for others to get to go and fall under her magical spell. I can only hope your dear man gets to go with you too! <3

Christiana said...

Please, oh please let me know how to change the mouse pad settings to "tap" instead of "click!" I just got my first MacBook last week and the clicking is the only thing I don't like about it.

Your braided bread recipe sounds amazing! Yum!

Wow, Lola's getting so big! Where does the time go?