I know, I give people toothaches with all this syrup. I'll try to include more angst, misery, and glass shards in the future.
Our activities this weekend included a baking lesson, vicious Wii gaming, and a trip to the A/V room.
Jason has a huge sweet tooth, and he's constantly asking for cookies. I don't like buying store cookies because they're terrible for you, not as delicious as homemade, and they're not (usually) vegan. Notable exceptions are Oreos and Newman-Os. I try to involve Jason in meal preparation from time to time, so I decided to teach him how to make chocolate chip cookies. For a kitchen noob, he picked it all up pretty quickly. I mostly just watched--he did the majority of the work. He looked adorable fussing with measuring spoons, and the cookies were delicious (I'll show you them on Friday).
We ate our cookies in the dual recliners on our new couch while playing Wii Monopoly. It's so fun, I want to play it every night! We even went out and got me my very own controller. Jason bankrupted me the first game of Monopoly, but I won a second game and then spanked him at Tetris for good measure. I can tell already that I'm going to be spending a lot of time playing Monopoly with myself while Jason's gone.
As an early birthday gift, Jason got me a machine that converts VHS tapes to digital files. We wanted to try it out before he leaves, so we fired it up on Sunday and converted one of my high school musicals. It was a success! While Jason is gone I'll convert my whole library of VHS goodies. Who knows, parts of them might just show up here.
In the meantime, check out how awesome I look in my feathery hat these days:
I'll leave you for tonight with some pictures of Jacob enjoying his final roll on the ugly couch, which we handed over to another Navy couple this evening. When they arrived, Jacob was on it and Jasper was under it. I do feel a wee bit guilty for taking away their favorite resting place: