Recently (and not so recently) my dear and loyal readers have asked me some questions within their comments. I am just terrible about commenting on comments (and I don't plan on getting any better) so I wanted to write a post with my answers.
Backstory: I wrote a post about our new family pictures and wondered if I should put the new pictures of me and Spencer in frames on Spencer's dresser. Doing so would mean that the pictures from four years ago (pictures that I love) would no longer be displayed. Then I wrote a post about the new knobs and handles on Spencer's dresser and Jeannette, with her highly trained eyes, noticed that the new pictures were in the frames. She said, "It also looks like the new pictures won out on the dresser top. Where'd the other ones end up?"
Answer: the old pictures are still in the frame behind the new pictures. I decided that as much as I love the old pictures, they had their four years in the spotlight and it was time for them to rest. In making that decision I also came up with a very awesome, very long term plan. Spencer and I will have portrait pictures taken together every four years until.....whenever. Certainly until he's 18, but perhaps even longer. Once we take one more set (when he's 10) I'm going to start putting them in a nice album. I'm going to do the same thing with Elliott.
Backstory: I wrote a post about my mom manhandling Winston, our Elf on the Shelf, during his surprise Easter visit.
Cathy said, "I don't have kids of my own, so help me out, are you not allowed to touch the elf?"
Answer: YOU CANNOT TOUCH THE ELF! When you touch the Elf they lose their magic and when they lose their magic they can't travel to and from the North Pole. NO TOUCHING THE ELF!
Backstory: I wrote a post about how Spencer made a rabbit at Build-A-Bear and named it Bunny, which is the same name I gave my childhood stuffed rabbit.
Cathy said, "Did Bunny go to UNH at all?"
Answer: Oh yes. Bunny came with me. I'm pretty sure he even came on the plane. It was just too risky to ship him all the way to New Hampshire. I will check and see if I have any pictures of him in the dorm room. I'm pretty sure I do.
Backstory: I wrote a post with pictures of all of our St. Patrick's Day decorations
Cathy said, "Where did you get your St. Pat's decorations?"
Answer: Well, some of them are really old and I don't remember. But I know that a lot of them are from Joanne's Fabric and at least a few are from Hobby Lobby. I also used to order a lot of stuff from Terry's Village.
Backstory: This one is reaaaallllly old. Kind of embarrassingly old.
It's so old I'm including the link for the post because it occured in the year 2013. You can read it HERE. I have, in the back of my mind, felt guilty for months because I never answered this, but at the time I really did intend to. So I decided to just throw it in here. I wrote a post about, among various other things, how I made zucchini noodles for myself for dinner.
Tracy asked, "how do you cook your zucchini noodles?"
Answer: Sometimes I boil them, but that method makes for a little bit of a mushy noodle. More often I sautee them in a skillet which makes them really yummy. They are really skinny, so it doesn't take long.
I found these next two questions (which are also quite old) when I looked in my archives for question #5. I thought I'd just throw them in.
Backstory: Spencer got a cool building set for his birthday. You can read the post HERE.
Tracy asked, 'What kind of building set is that?"
Answer: It is a Roylco Straws and Connectors Set. You can go to the Amazon link for the exact set HERE.
I wrote a post about my addiction to buying jar candles. You can read the post HERE.
Megan asked, "Did we ever go to the Yankee Candle Factory when you were here?"
Answer: No! No we did not. I didn't even know that was a thing. We are totally doing that in August. I looked at their website and they are having Christmas in July the weekend BEFORE I get there. Total bummer.
OK. That is it for the Q and A. I feel better now. Seriously, that zucchini noodle question has been bugging me for a long time. I am very weird.
Since this post was very lacking in photographs, enjoy Spencer's 6 year 8 month photo shoot. We forgot about it until it was already dark outside, but we made it work.