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Saturday, April 2, 2011

lasagna. and such.

....yes, all these pictures are uploads from my cell phone.
no touch-ups, no special lighting.
i am pathetic.
i made lasagna back in the year 2000. right after cam and i got married. it was my mom's famous recipe...i don't know how i screwed it up, but i did. i swore it took me like 5 hours to make / cook. it tasted like cardboard. i threw the whole thing out. i vowed never to make lasagna again. i havent. until last month. my sister-in-law, you can call her Eve or SJ...she will answer to both :), swore on a "No-Fail" lasagna recipe. ive been cooking it ever since. probably cooked 10 lasagnas in the past two months...for my family, for my extended family on sunday, for a neighbor and for a young womens activity.
call it perspective or perseverance or just a really good recipe but sometimes in life you gotta take a step back, you gotta look at things from another person's point of view, forgive yourself, never give up, and enjoy the goodness in life - don't give up on it just cause it sometime taste like cardboard. these past couple months have been busy, ya know the madness and craziness of life. all of you can relate. but a dear friend moved to a state that i am not even sure where it is located in the US (yes you heid...where is iowa again?) and another is moving from Utah back to san diego and i can't help but luv blogs because they help me keep in touch with all the special people in my life. i luv reading and seeing your pictures...
here's a little update of my cam2 life...
i don't know who this child is. it certainly can't be my little jilly...i can't believe she will be 2 in may...how did her legs get so long...
lu...there are no words. i luv this girl to pieces.
st. patty's day rocked. thought of the lind's & edgington's :)
lucy & savannah were sick the whole month of february...this is no joke. savannah will have her tonsils & adenoids taken out in two weeks :/
a fun girls weekend to salt lake city with the kesler girls...a three hour excursion in IKEA, a session at the Draper temple, delicious food at Cheesecake Factory, some shopping, awesome tours on Temple Square, a brisk walk with M.L.K, and of course "Who's Terri?"
THREE ski days with cam in ONE month. beautiful, beautiful weather. the best company ever. park city. brighton day. brighton night.
spring you are so close...i won't give up on you. i will continue to walk and run and beg for your arrival...you are so close!
tell me she doesn't make you laugh too?
savannah j. turned 7. sigh. she got a trampoline. best investment we have ever made. the girls are oBseSSED! i had a fun date night with her at the Salt Lake Real soccer game...just me and Vanny. luv her. a little bff. funny. silly. sensitive. smart. strong.
been working on a quilt...i figured since i couldn't go to hawaii this year with emily and my mom (who are going in ONE WEEK :( that i would instead make a hawaiian quilt...pathetic again right. its taking forever but i refuse to put the card table away so it is sitting in my front room...totally a mess and i sew a square any spare moment i can. lucy is a great helper!
so many reasons to luv this photo...i was at my wits end, cam had been working a 24 hour shift. it was sunny outside - THANK YOU SUNSHINE - but it had been a LONG day...didnt want to cook so i headed to iceburg, but along the way there was a neighborhood girl selling snowcones so we bought one for everyone...my little niece ellie was having a sleepover. so we were waiting in the drive through and the car was full of pandemonium...jilly had a bloody nose and was screaming blood murder because she wanted her own slush, savannah was crying because she was sick of sharing her slushee, a fire truck was going by so ellie and lucy were laughing and screaming at the top of their lungs...and me, i was just taking it all in...moments later...
have i mentioned i luv utah.
and i luv waking up to lucy snuggled in my bed.
jilly is everywhere and into everything at all times of the day in all different ways. be afraid be very afraid.
and a very fun visit from my niece morgan from denver...so luv you morgy! swimming at the rec center...
and then there is me...depressed after the byu loss and to put a knife in my back, the duke loss. jimmer it was fun. duke, obviously you will be back in full effect next year...no doubts. march i luv you.
and to my life, i luv the madness.


Shelli said...

Cami, so good to have you back!!! I have missed your hilarious posts and your insight into life. Loved it all. As I was sitting here at my computer, all alone in the house, I belly-laughed out loud when I read, "Who's Terri?" Oh, my. Good times. Glad you've given lasagna another go round, and hope that little Vanny does well with her surgery. I was excited to go to Idaho, but a little torn as well, as I was also looking forward to coming to her b-day party and seeing you all. When are we getting together? This month? Soon? Love ya, Cam.

Beth said...

Hey cuz, I saw that comment about Iowa! I'd be mad, except I thought the same thing until I moved here three years ago. :-) Great to see the updates and the pics of the girls. It reminded me of last St. Paddy's day when we were all together (sob, sob). Do you remember planning Vanny's party? It's been too long! Love ya! Bethie

Tracie said...

Best blog ever. I LOVE your insights, and your crazy life.

Ming said...

Jill is HUGE! Oh my she's grown. Weird. I feel like you just had her.

Sorry you had sickness all through Feb. We can relate around here. Good-bye horrible winter we hated you. Bring on the SPRING!

3 ski dates = I'm jealous

Crazy life indeed, but what's new? ;)

So excited you're coming to visit next weekend. I was with Joc & Nachelle today and we were wanting more deets from you. We'd all love to get together!

PS thanks for the St. P shout out. We didn't even throw a party this year...TOO many sick kids including a stay in the hospital. I just didn't have it in me. It wouldn't have been the same without you anyway. ;)

Jaymie said...

YOUR BACK! i just love reading your blog.. i was lost without it.

heidi said...

First off why is it that IKEA is always 3 hours? Second Jilly is such a mix of both girls, third love the if you cant go to Hawaii make a Hawaiian quilt (LOL) and fourth girl you're too cool with the peace out pic of yourself. FREAKIN CRACK ME UP!!!! Love ya!

Kelsi Fullmer said...

AND she's BACK!! Great post always hilarious to read. Jill is so big wanna squeeze her. Love your girls. Glad your march was eventful. Miss you!

Angie Ora said...

jillian IS so old! great updates, i love you so.

KESLER KREW...Cami said...

shelli...looks like we might be doing the sister get together in may with the keddington's right ,you in!? im gld you got to go to idaho to be apart of the shower, i hate missing out!

bethie...did you get my email cuz! felt bad about the iowa thing :) sure luv AND miss you!

tracie, let's just be each other's number fans k!

mind...heading your way SOON!

jaymie...excited to keep up with your summer sales adventures, hope it is a good summer for you guys!

heid...ALWAYS 3 hours! miss you and ps, proud of YOU!

kels...is that i comment i read!!!! luv you little sista momma, MAY here you come :)

ang...luved catching up with you the other day, of course i probably talked to much and i still don't think you are as excited as me, haha! luv ya!