Monday, September 20, 2010

Retroactive Blogging: Missouri in a nutshell

Way, way back in September, the Erickson clan gathered together for a family reunion in Missouri to celebrate the safe arrival of Luke's brother, Karl home from Iraq. Let me break it down for you:

The Good:
-Cupcake Contest
-Gun Shooting
-Lambert's (Home of the Throwed Roll)
-Sorghum (a delicious, honey-like substance)
-A Plethora of Diet Dr. Pepper

The Bad:
-Humidity (try having your glasses fog up when you walk outside!)

The Ugly:
-The bugs (I am still trying to google a photo of the bug Luke and I saw on our car...the biggest, ugliest bug I have ever seen and I have no idea what it is...probably a new species discovery.)

Friday, September 3, 2010


Summer has come to a close and school has started, but we've still be busy, busy, busy trying to pack as much fun (oh yeah and work and church and chores) as we can in our spare time. Just some of our latest adventures:

We've been working on my "Things to do while still in the LA area" list, so we arranged a double date with our friends, the Brazees to the Hollywood Forever Cemetary for a viewing of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. In my mind, it was a perfect outing...picnic dinner, fun movie with friends and lots of candy! The night nearly turned into a diaster when we got separated from our friends. We dropped them off to wait in a line while we went to park the car. Luke and I ended up getting a parking spot in the cemetary which granted us instant access to the movie. Sadly, our friends had to wait in line for over an hour and I was so worried they wouldn't get in at all. They only let 2,000 people in, which sounds like a lot, but the place fills up! I was trying to save them a seat and was so anxious, of course Luke was laughing at the whole situation. Eventually they made it in and we had a good time.
We also hosted a "create your own pizza + games" night which was sponsored by Papa Low's pizza. Everyone brought their own toppings and created their own masterpieces.
I sent Luke to the store that morning to get our toppings and he came home with a 1.5 lb bag of pepperoni. I still don't know what we're going to do with all that pepperoni...
I love, love, love cooking and entertaining. I just wish we had more space so I could throw a real party.