2013 started off with a bang. January 3 our oven caught fire! Luckily Matt is observant or it might have been worse. I was in the kitchen cooking dinner (it smelt so yummy and I couldn’t wait to devour it!) and Matt came in to tell me something. He noticed light in the oven and I told him that I had some foil in there and he was just seeing a reflection. Luckily he hardly ever listens to me, so he opened the oven. Sure enough a bright white flame was on the element. I grabbed the extinguisher and used it, which made the flames flare up! We slammed the oven shut, Matt called the fire department, and I took the boys outside. They were thrilled that a fire truck was coming to the house! By the time the firefighters arrived the fire was out, all they did was unplug the oven and told us not to use it. They told us we did the right things by keeping the oven closed and smothering the oven with the flame retardent. While the retardent didn’t work on the element, had the oven been messy (shockingly mine was clean) the grime would have caught fire and then spread to the cabinets.
In the end all we had to do was replace the oven, we found a newish one on craigslist and now all our appliances match. 🙂
Lesson: Keep your oven clean and never leave the house with the oven on or you could have a big fire.
I figured I didn’t have enough to do and needed a little more adventure in my life. 😉 It’s not a huge adventure and one I hope to find as a fun outlet.
I am starting a new blog for all the homemaking things (seriously could not think of a better word) I like to do. I want to keep this current blog more of a family blog, keep track of the boys as they grow, all the family adventures we do, and more personal stuff (again lack of a better word*). Sometimes you might see the same post on both blogs (if you choose to read both), but most of the time it will be different. I will be posting more recipes and crazy things I try over there. Please come and join my Homemaking Adventures!
I am using nicknames for the boys over there, but did decide to post pics. I went back and forth, but honestly I think pics often make the blog (plus seriously I have some cute boys!). I hope to keep some privacy for them and if some day they don’t want me to use their cute faces anymore I will stop.
*(Hoping more blogging will somehow improve my vocabulary and writing skills)
Yesterday my grandparents celebrated 60 years of marriage. WOW!!! Congratulations to them. We get to go back and celebrate with them at the end of the month. I can’t wait for them to meet their great-grandsons. 🙂
Here’s the clip from their local paper, there is another couple on the page married for 73 years!
The boys hair was all sorts of out of control, growing every which way, and several different lengths. On New Year’s Eve we decided to take them for their first haircuts. It went fairly well, we went to CNC Barbershop and Cedric was super nice and did a great job with the boys. Ez’s hair is shorter than I wanted but it was the only way he could even it out (on the plus side Noah can’t pull it anymore). Noah’s turned out great and is easier to comb out.
Matt took this adorable shot and is very excited to see her make it so far. It doesn’t hurt that she is just so freakin’ cute!
Third, Our visa appointment was confirmed for June 11. We leave June 6! We are so excited to finally be leaving and super excited to meet those two cute little boys of ours! We will be back home to begin our new life together June 16!!!
Abby finally made her appearance this morning at 10:35 after a very long night. She weighed in at 7 pounds 3.5 ounces and 21 inches long. She is an absolute doll and already keeping Jason busy with the diaper changes!
Here are some pics, I also uploaded a few more in the photo gallery (I will upload more when I get them, hint hint dad):
So our blog name had lots of issues with random search traffic. @dams is not an uncommon last name. And lets just say some of our random search traffic was disappointed with the results when they made it to our blog. I guess thats what happens when we topped the search results for a popular 1980s playmate.
So anyway. We changed the blog URL to mattandstephaniesblog.com. So far all looks to be working like normal. But time will tell if there are issues.
Also, i finished a new blog theme. Stephanie disliked how “bland” the old one was, although I loved the minimalism and typography. Notice that you can switch the design scheme in the upper right. Pretty cool huh.
Also note that the recent posts on the right will be the best way to access older posts, as the home page now only shows the newest post, and most recent comments.
We’ll see how it goes. There may be more revisions later.