Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hot stuff

Last year, we stopped using our a/c in September. We didn't take it out of the window until late October though, mostly out of laziness. This year I may actually have need of it until then, as I'm on 100mg of Clomid for 3 months (fingers crossed that I don't need it that long) and I feel like I'm going through menopause with all these hot flashes! My body has been so bi-polar for the last week or so and I thought something was really wrong, but future doctor Daniel said it was probably a side effect of the medication. I icebox our bedroom and still throw off the covers in the middle of the night, while Daniel wears flannel pajama pants and sometimes uses an extra blanket. After doing some research, I discovered that hot flashes were reported in 10% of women during clinical trials, with most of them not ending until a few weeks after the cycle was finished (although they weren't as frequent). If that's the case and I really need all 3 rounds, I'm going to be nice and toasty for awhile. Maybe I won't mind this winter so much after all...


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Be patient, I am getting to the point

There are some songs you love so much that any time you hear them you have no choice but to turn it up and take a break from whatever it is you're doing so you can fully appreciate it.

This is one of them


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The night we competed for the deep fried food consumption world record and also looked at cute animals

The Wisconsin State Fair is a magical place. We invited our new friends/neighbors, Nic and Janey, to join us in this land of wonder and amusement. Instead of parking at the fairgrounds, we parked at the Helm's house (thanks guys!) and walked over. Things started innocently enough...

Flavored milk for $0.25 a glass?! Yes please! Daniel's is root beer, mine is chocolate banana

Nic and Janey copied us (typical)

Then we got a little crazy...

Deep fried s'mores

The inside

Deep fried Snickers

The inside
(They were worth trying, but I probably wouldn't get them again)

Wisconsin's best

The famous cream puffs

Don't be deceived, we really only had two, we just traded the plate for picture purposes

Pork doughnut, basically a pulled pork sandwich on a sweet roll

After trekking all over the place, we found the holy grail

They were incredible
(Am I upset that my best picture of the night involves these bad boys? Not one bit)

I wish I would've filmed Nic's reaction upon discovering the Wienermobile

Nom nom nom

At this point, we were pretty jacked up on sugar and fat. We watched two rounds of racing and probably cheered/laughed/pleaded with the drivers to go faster/turn around/stop flipping over way too much

We found the goats! You could pet them, as long as you sanitized your hands

This little one wanted all the attention she could get. I kind of fell in love with her

We're pretty much best friends

Isn't she so cute?!

She's also FOR SALE. Birthday present maybe?
(Like how I didn't link right to her? You get to look at all the other little animals!)

What's cuter than a baby goat? A PILE OF BABY GOATS!

Holy giant cow!

Not pictured...
-Mini doughnuts with sugar (I have no idea how I missed that one)
-Deep fried white cheddar jalapeno cheese (probably my favorite, sad I didn't get a picture of it)
-The horse that bucked his rider during a show (the crowd clapped after a trick and spooked him)
-Bunnies as big as me
-The pig race (there was a food distraction, love it!)

Also, I couldn't find the record for the most fried food eaten in one evening, so I'm declaring Daniel, Nic, Janey, and myself as the (un)official world record holders...

At least until next year's State Fair!


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Daniel and Jenn do ILM

Here's a photo recap of our trip back home...

Boarding pass!

You can have whatever opinion you want about Chick-fil-A, but I love their food

Chickeny goodness

Looking good

Driving my mom's car, Miss Daisy

Ready to go!

My wedding, July 2009

Hannah's wedding, July 2012

Daniel's house/tower (these are the coolest toys I've seen in any nursery)

Playing dress up in nursery

Quite possibly one of the most awkwardly choreographed pictures ever

I won Apples to Apples! Apparently the green cards you win correlate with your personality. What do you think?

I got to drive the black beast! This truck is my dad's baby, so I made sure to be careful 

P.T.'s garden burger with their amazing fries. I think my love of lemon pepper originated here

My first Fuzzy Peach experience!

 I have no idea when I'll be home next, but this trip will be a fun one to remember for awhile!