Thursday, October 30, 2008

House full of...

sick. That's what I've got. A husband who got an infection after a minor surgery. A little girl that started out with a fairly bad cold yesterday, but who woke up with an even worse one today (and a stomach flu to boot). And, a little boy that has been quite a bit on the sniffly side himself. Oh, and did I mention that mom doesn't feel so hot either? Ah... 'tis the season for colds and flus!

I really miss being little, and having my mom take care of me while I'm sick. Now, I'm on the giving side of the nursing-back-to-health. And, usually, I don't mind. I rather relish in the moments that my little ones actually sit still long enough for me to love on them, and baby them. But, when all I feel like doing is crawling back into bed myself... not so much fun. It's a happy ship I'm runnin' around here today I tell 'ya.

I did make some beer bread. Such comfort food. And, so freakin' easy. Perfect to sop up yummy warm soup with. Not so much on the healthy side, though.

Beer Bread
3 C self-rising flour
3 Tbs sugar
1 can of room-temperature beer

Mix all ingredients together, and pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.

No need to get fancy with the beer. I just used a can of Bud Light from our Halloween party stash. Although, it might be interesting to see what kind of flavor a nice bottle of pumpkin ale would add. I'll have to try that sometime. Just make sure the beer is room temp, and that the flour is SELF-RISING.

Speaking of the Halloween party, it went very well. Sadly, I didn't take many pictures. I spent the evening playing busy-little-hostess. I did get some photos of the kids in their costumes before the party. Hazel as Fancy Nancy...

And, Luka as a handsome little vampire. I think this may very well be my absolute favorite picture as of late...

With all of this sickness, being creative hasn't been high on my to-do list. Actually, anything that involves getting out of bed isn't high on the to-do list. So, I'll share a little banner that I completed a few days ago...

Both of my nieces (and Hazel) will be receiving handmade banners with their names on them for Christmas this year. My niece, Paige's, banner is the first one that I have completed. I was careful to ask my sister-in-law what colors the girls' rooms are done in these days. Paige's is al pink and purple. I can't wait until Christmas to find out if she likes it! I also entered this banner in Prima's Build-A-Book contest (it was made from one of their clear scalloped circle Build-A-Books). So, wish me luck!

Hopefully, I'll be back this weekend feeling a little bit better with something crafty to share...


Anonymous said...

Holly, here's wishing that you and your family are feeling better soon. Thanks for the eye candy, love the banner!

Sasha said...

YIKES girl I went through that not to long ago boo .. feel better and Progresso soup it up girly and oh yah Thera Flu lol


~just me said...

sorry your sick =0(

love, love the pics of the kiddos in their halloween gear. & i agree that may be my fav pic of luka so far =0)

hope everyone feels better tomorrow

~Sasha Farina~ said...

oh you poor dears.... wish I could come and help you Holly!! *hugs*

Aimee said...

omg, i hope you guys feel better soon. totally the pits being sick! the costumes are awesome, as is the banner :)

i missed your blogging!

happy halloween

jill s said...

man! i REALLY hope you all feel better soon!!

it's the WORST when you just want to sleep so badly yourself + you have to take care of sick kiddos!

the kids look ADORABLE!

and the break looks delicious + the banner is BEAUTIFUL!!

Melonie said...

Oh Yuck! Hope you are all feeling better soon. (((HUGS)))
Oh and the kids look absolutely adorable in their costumes!

KhrisW said...

You spelled PAIGE wrong. It's


and of course, I love it. LOL. Just kidding.

That's simply awesome, Holly! Wow! I love it.

That beer bread looks awesome. I'll write that down and give it a go.

What's up? Hope you're better! That just blows. Andrew mentioned that there was a bug going around at work and phew, I know something will hit us here sooner or later. I'm a realist.

Your kids looked awesome! Loved those pictures. Jack went as Prefontaine. Noah went as a pirate, Hugo wore the spider legs again.

lizzyl said...

hope you feel better soon! your kids look so adorable and i love the banner you made! so cute!

Mel G said...

We are sick here too, but I think the worst is finally over! The kids costumes look awesome, and that banner is to die for!

Jocelyn said...

So sorry to hear the the family is sick! I know the feeling, I just want my Mom when I feel awful, but guess what now I am a Mom and a MeMe, so no one to take care of me. I saw these banners on 2 peas and fell in love with them! I have two grandsons, so it's tough to make something as cute! Love the Halloween pics! Sending wishes for a quick recovery for all. Have a great week!

Kristi said...

Good Luck with Prima, that banner is adorable! Hope you & the family are starting to feel better. :)

laverneboese said...

I hope the sickies go away soon. It looks like Halloween was fun...especially if Bud Light was involved, heehee. I can't wait to try that beer bread. I've got all sorts of beer in my fridge. I'll let you know how it turns out. And I love that banner---just gorgeous. Your nieces are gonna love 'em!

scrappermimi said...

Oh, Holly! Hope everyone is starting to feel better! Try to get some rest!

Good luck with Prima...that banner is gorgeous!

Zoe said...

ugg. hope everyone is feeling better. there is nothing worse than feeling like major crap and still having to take care of everyone else!

Michelle said...

That is just gorgeous. You are always so talented. Hope everyone is feeling better. <3