Thursday, December 30, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
L oves fishing, sports, the outdoors, and his family.
E rin is his favorite child. "Emily comes in a close second."
O ne of the warmest people you'll ever know.
N ever sleeps in past 6 am
W illing to give you the shirt off his back.
I s missing half of his pointer finger.
L ives and loves the Gospel.
L oves my Mom even though we make fun of her.
I know I am biased, but he is the smartest person I know.
A funny Dad. He tries to speak spanish, and it is...well, precious.
M aureen is his lover. and they like to go to vegas. a lot.
E veryone.Loves.Him. To know Leon is to love him.
W orks harder than anyone I know.
E njoys MacGyver-ing. He can build or fix anything.
L oves to travel. And supports me in my traveling...hehe.
L eads by example. There needs to be more Leons in this world!
Happy Belated Birthday Daddio, Leon, Lee, Big Pike.
I love you to the moon!
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
That is why I am attempting to make this Braided Lemon Bread for Christmas morning slash brunch. We usually have Ebleskivers, but those skivers just don't tickle my fancy.
I've been eyeing this recipe for over a year now--the only thing that has held me back was the yeast part.
Is this more of a Spring/Easter recipe?? I can't tell. every time I look at this photo I think of Easter morning. ??
Maybe if I substitute the lemon curd with Chocolate? Or cinnamon-raisin brown sugar filling?? (Kathy, this is when I need your help)
Recipe can be found HERE.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
The funny thing is that after I dropped out, I HATED design books. They reminded me of something I never finished. They reminded me that I was a QUITTER.
Well, that hatred towards design books is looong gone. That realization came to me last week when I found myself in an igloo of design books in the uptairs corner of Barnes & Noble. They became my crack cocaine. And I wouldn't mind adding these to the igloo:
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I promise this blog isn't going to turn into a huge list of stuff I want.
Ok who am I kidding of course it is.
I was thinking of all the ways I can snatch one of these pajama sets from toast. Maybe if I don't fill my gas tank this week I can purchase the autumn leaf set. I will drive the scooter up the canyon every day to work. ...hmm...
or maybe we will skip the groceries this week and dive into our food storage. During these hard economic times I think it is perfectly rational and necessary to have a beautiful pajama set that costs 69 POUNDS....bleh. I don't even want to do the conversion.
...maybe its a blessing they aren't carrying my size.
I also promise I will post more wholesome "mom blog" things-like how our Thanksgiving went, what I am thankful for, and maybe a picture of the apple pie I made.
From now on you can call me 'Erin Betty Crocker Buie'. Say that 10 times fast.
By the way--December is here tomorrow!!!!!!! EEK!
p.s. please bless you can sense my sarcasm.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
i don't think i've ever wanted something so bad.
Friday, November 12, 2010
I'd like to say we've been extremely busy-but actually we've been hermit-ing in our house all week watching season 4 of Friday Night Lights. I may or may-not have cried when Tim Riggins went to prison for his brother. I think it made me cry because:
a) Adam looks like Billy Riggins.
b) I was in prison the night before.
Literally. I went to prison Wednesday night. No, no, no, it's not what you're thinking....and this post would be a lot more exciting if I was locked up in the pen, but actually we went for a Young Women's activity (strange?). a little.
I was not expecting to sit and talk to 4 inmates about their lives in the slammer, but it was incredibly interesting and touching listening to these women share their testimonies. yes, testimonies. It was amazing how these young, YOUNG girls still had self worth despite their horrific pasts and what they've faced over the past 10+ years in prison. What surprised me most was learning how they've gained a relationship with their Heavenly Father.
“the power of the Savior to heal and bring peace and joy to those who have suffered so much at the hands of others . . . and the power of the Savior to heal those who have caused suffering. . . . He heals all! Those who suffer and those who cause suffering - we all receive such mercy because of His suffering”
So last night we went to the Temple and I couldn't get this thought out of my mind. An institute teacher once told me that there is more equality in our trials than we think. I've always had a hard time believing this, especially after visiting these girls; but I know that depsite our trials and wrong-doings, we are all healed and made perfect through the Atonement. I left feeling very grateful for my life and the freedoms I enjoy.
So those are my thoughts this week. er....i feel like i should tell a joke or something.
On a lighter note,
We came home after the Temple and watched more Friday Night Lights.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
no one wanted to take their finished pumpkins home.....so I ended up with about 24 carved pumpkins on our front door step. Daniel thought the goo was funny. Adam didn't carve a thing. I don't even think he realized we had a pumpkin carving party.
anyway, it was fun and festive, and i'm still finding pumpkin seeds in obsure places. hmmm.....
Friday, October 29, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
This weekend our house was chilled and we felt winter coming on. We decided to spend the weekend indoors laughing at this, eating here, listening to him, making this, and going here.
Then i drove to work and it snowed.
and it snowed. and snowed.
and it's still snowing.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
This freaking cute casserole dish?
This glass pitcher and SET of goblets?
I remember what I did bring back from that trip. A garlic press.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
She calls me Erin Lee when she's impressed with something I did or if i'm dressed cute or made her a gift.
Hence the name of my blog. Hopefully it's something she can be proud of. heh.
I'm just a little nervous about leaving all those pumpkins on our front door step. So I prayed about it. naturally.
"Please bless no one steals our pumpkins or smashes them because I spent a lot of time and money picking those out and that would be very very sad if someone did that.
Please don't smash our pumpkins.
But pleeeasse come visit!
muaahh haa haa haa!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
This made me want to be a dancer.
This made me want to be a zombie.
How sad is it that Dani is the same height as me? I used to change that girls diaper. sheesh. I'm getting old.
But i'm not too old to dress up as a zombie dancer for Halloween. DONE!
P.S. Brady's joke over the Dinner table Sunday night:
Why can't ghosts have babies?
*********Because they don't have boo!bies.
*********Because they have halloweenies.
Why was I not surprised Adam's answer had something to do with boobs.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
What better way to celebrate than with YOGURTLAND and My Little Pony cupcakes?! And babies eating those cupcakes. Hello 26!
Can't beat a lazy Sunday morning at the Buie Manor. Happy Birthday Scott T!
And more outings and presents....for Adam's Birthday of course. I spy....2 babies, a bear claw, and 2 brothers with the same scary expression on their face.
Phew! I'm birthday-ed out. We walked away from this trip a little bit older and a little bit plumper.
Until next year!
Friday, September 24, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Today i'm feeling succulent. I have been chugging water every day like there's no tomorrow-and I swear it feels like i'm storing it in my butt for the winter.
shouldn't I be peeing this out??
ay ay ay.
I was researching succulents because I was standing over a jade plant yesterday for 10 minutes debating whether or not I should buy it. I think i'm going to go back and get him. he was pretty cute. just don't tell Adam--we are paying our second mortgage payment this week and the last thing I should be spending money on is fat plants.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Last year just a few months before my wedding my Mom and I took a trip down to San Diego to finalize wedding plans. Our good friend Pia suggested we come see her personal trainer and have a work-out session at the gym. I thought it was a good idea-after all, i've always wanted to see a trainer and Pia's got a rock-hard bod, so I thought what the heck!
This was a bad decision.
I have never worked out like that in my life.
The warehouse was intimidating enough, but Markshane? are you kidding me? Her trainer is a dark chocolate Greek God? And i'm expected to focus. heh.
So the work-out began. He told me multiple times to go outside. to puke.
And if that wasn't enough-he got down in my face while doing push-ups and in true-drill sargeant fashion yelled, "C'mon E! 5 more! Here comes the bride!"
At that point I didn't care if I looked like Jabba the Hut walking down the aisle. I wanted this to be over.
The next day was worse. I literally couldn't sit up in bed.
So when Pia sent me this video today with the note, "We missed you at the workout!", I had to admit, I didn't miss them at all.
Don't let that 89 1/2 year-old woman fool you.
I'm sure she's got buns-o-steel. And can bench a buck and a half.
Oh, and FYI-Pia is the one doing the ring push-ups. She's a machine.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
geez, that was an expensive 15 minutes.
This boy is so cute I kick myself when I think back to the times I wanted him to stop asking me out on dates. I told his friends to tell him to stop asking me out on dates.
I'm a brat.
One night while dating we were at his parents house and I found a magic 8 ball in their guest bedroom closet. Don't ask me why I was rummaging through their guest bedroom closet; I realize this makes me sound like a paranoiac--going through my boyfriend's parents stuff, but that glowing black ball immediately peaked my interest. I was in the bedroom alone, and without hesitation I asked the magic 8 ball my million dollar question:
"Am I supposed to marry Adam?"
With a quick flip of the ball, I waited for the floating triangle to settle in place--
"Outlook not so good"
Now I don't know about the rest of you, but I have always been pretty superstitious. In highschool, Emily and I would play with tarot cars at night on the back deck and light candles....but that post can wait for another day. ANYWAY, the rest of the evening I thought that magic 8 ball was the answer to my destiny.
Today we have been married 13 months. and my outlook has never been better.
I threw that damn ball away.
Now lets bowl.