Friday, August 27, 2010


Today I woke up with a nasty sore throat and a heavy head.

My remedy of choice: homemade Posole.

When I worked at Arcadia Farms my friends Bernice and Challo, who I absolutely LOVED, taught me how to make a delicious pot of posole. For those who don't know, posole is like a Mexican pulled pork and hominy stew. Delicious.

I am feeling better already.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Surprise

A surprise package came in the mail. I opened to find this little beauty.
Two of my favorite things combined. Old Books, and French Pastries.
The French Pastry Book was published in 1926 by Alice Crippen.
Now maybe I can master the art of getting fat in style :) I can't wait to try my first recipe.
Thank you Cody for knowing just how to make me happy!
...and sneakily getting me to make delicious French Pastries for you.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The New Emo

Something has been plaguing my mind lately. I am just going to put it out there and see if anyone agrees with me.

10 or so years ago started the fad of emo. Tight pants, dark hair, sad screaming music. I was a part of this fad, and I would be lying if I said it didn't have a special place in my teenage heart. I understand emo, even if I was really bad at it, I got it.

So what up with this apparent new fad. I am naming it the awkward fad.
Whats with this need to be completely internal and socially strange. Don't believe me? I can hardly make sense of it myself, but follow me on this journey.

Twilight. I'm not bashing. I love me some Edward/Bella as much as anyone else, but Bella has completely capitalized on the awkward fad. Stuttering, looking down, being soft-spoken, our dear sweet Bella can be summed up in one word; awkward.
Could this be a fluke? Did Kristen Stewart nail her role in twilight or was she using a bit too much awkwardness to be cool? ... lets proceed
Paper heart. Did anyone see this? It was recommended to me and Cody by a few people, and I love Michael Cera so we saw it. Five or so months later I am still not sure how I felt about this movie.
Did I love it? Did I hate it?
I'm not really sure.
What I do know is that the awkward fad was definitely present. The main character, Charlyne Yi was so awkward it was semi hard for me to watch. This is once again, what added to her "coolness" - her awkwardness. she took Kristen's awkward to a whole new level...
One desperately boring Friday night led me and Cody to redboxing this little gem. *sarcasm*
'Remember me' was riddled with, if you can believe it, EVEN GREATER awkward performances by Robert Pattinson, and Caitlyn Rund. Beautiful performance you too. I appreciated the short clipped sentences, not looking at each other, and overall taking awkwardness to new heights. As your audience, it was really fun to watch.
I guess my main question here is, with this new fad that is running rampant, are kids walking around high school avoiding all eye contact and pretending to be internally bleeding? When they are finally forced to interact with each other are their words clipped and forced? Are the truly cool kids forced to speak less than 100 words a day? ... If so, this post has just made me WAY uncool.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My newest Addiction... I mean Addition.

I have wanted some Tom's FOREVER and I gave into my craving and got some!!

They are even cute on my ugly fat feet.
Mack loves to steel my/his/Cody's shoes and hide them around the house. Cupboards, closets, the dishwasher, he has done it.
He is such a sweet little boy. Just look at that face
I am trying to stave off my next Tom's purchase. But something tells me it wont be long.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Summer: The Way America Used to be

My grandma bought a new house in Star Valley, Wyoming.
Random? Yes. Beautiful? Double yes.
It was so great to be able to spend time with my family. They are the funniest people I know and so awesome to be around. The weather was in the low 70s/High 60s. It was beautiful! When we first drove into Star Valley there was a huge banner that read "The Way America Used to Be" heh heh heh. Yes, the majority of the community is probably over 70 years old.
Thank you so so much to my parents who made it all possible!!
This picture was taken in Jackson Hole. All those antlers are gross, but the town was really beautiful! I got some great old books in a thrift store.
We went white watter rafting down the Snake River. It was so much fun but horribly FREEZING! Doesn't Cody look like he has a mini life vest on in this picture? heh. heh. heh.
Little Mack and baby Raegan bathing. Thanks Michael for blurring Mack's intimates in this picture. Nice touch :) It was very cute and they were having a great time until Raegan pooped up a storm. ..I'm was secretly thrilled it wasn't Mack.

My Nana's house is set on a golf course. We went golfing a lot and had a great time. I was able to keep up with the boys even though I did play from the women tee's
Cody is giving Michael some pretty stellar advice here .
My mom organized 'minute to win it' for us all to play. We played like 15 games over the week. The winners received a $100 gift card to Outback and a sweet trophy. What is that? You want to know who the winner was? ... Me and Cody of course! Woo hoo!! Outback anyone? The game we are playing here is the one where you bounce a ping pong ball off the wall and catch it in the bucket attached to your head. Good times.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Summer: The Act Of

This summer has flown by so quickly I can hardly believe it is almost over! Cody has been working at a law firm that practices consumer law, and I have been busy with my last two online classes. I am pleased to announce that as of Monday I am finished with my bachelors degree in liberal arts. Now I just need to apply for my diploma. It's not exactly the major that I had initially intended, but I worked really hard for what seems like forever and I am really proud of getting my degree. Yay. Anyway, since I absolutely refuse to walk for my graduation and my mom is irate, she is determined to get a picture of me in a ASU cap and gown. ...great. My reason for posting all this is that I in no way intend to purchase an ASU cap/gown just for one blasted picture. Does anyone out there have one that I can borrow for say, 15 minutes or so? :) I would be completely in your debt!
This summer has been filled with fun and family. Here are a few pictures I have collected.
Mack loves water. He especially loves putting his head under the hose and drinking the deliciously dirty water. Yumm.
My face decided it wanted some bangs for the summer. Thanks Janae for humoring my face.
Last week Cody, Mack and me decided to make use of the amazingly cool day and hit up our favorite, pioneer park. It was so fun to go outdoors and play in the middle of the day without immediately losing 10lbs of sweat. This is what Mack does every time we put him in the swing. - He immediately throws his head back and laughs (which might be something he got from me.)
Us being happy at the park.
This is Mack glued to his favorite Baby Einstein movie. Isn't he so handsome? I love this boy so much.
My sister Deanna, who I call Dee, graduated with her Masters in Business something or other from University of Phoenix. Aside from Condalisa Rice, who's talk was really good, the entire thing was, I'm sorry Dee, very boring. (adding to my not wanting to walk for my Bachelors) Good thing I brought my food network magazine.

Cody went to a conference in D.C. for his old job at the Institute for justice. Cody in DC is comparable to me in Disneyland. Giddily Happy.
Me, Mack, Dee, and baby Raegan hopped over to Tempe Marketplace one morning to take advantage of these sweet water jets. Mack loved it, even though in this picture he looks terrified and confused. ha ha.
Dee and baby Raegan. Aren't her pearls darling?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Summer: Feeding

Being MIA from the blogging world for almost 2 months has put me very far behind. In a feeble attempt to cover everything us Huff's have been up to, I will break the next three posts down into;
Summer: Feeding
Summer: The Act of
Summer: The way America used to be.

This post is Summer:Feeding

Me and Cody are still cooking up a storm. Was there ever a doubt? I love food too much to let this tradition die. In these pictures are
-our recreation of Monte Cristo sandwiches (Found in the Blue Bayou at Disneyland).. (Ah,mazing!!)
-A salad we tried to recreate that we ate at some cafe in Utah, apple, blackberry cinnamon goodness. (we failed to make it as good as we remembered, but it was still aight.)
We also tried a couple new restaurants.
-The Chuck Box by ASU. I've wanted to eat there forever. It didn't disappoint. True, it was semi hole in the wall,ish, but tasty goodness none the less.
-While on the way to pick up a Hungary Howey's pizza, which is our favorite cheap pizza these days, we drove by 'The Frybread house.' We promptly flipped a U-turn and attended. How long has this secret been hiding? Why has no one ever mentioned this to me before? mmm deep-fried, refried white flour, gluton filled goodness. hmmm what does this closely resemble? .... A doughnut of course. Its no wonder I love fry bread so much. It is simply taking one of my favorite things and making it acceptable to eat for dinner. Fantastic! God Bless the Native Americans who came up with these delicacies. (Fact or Fiction? Did Native Americans actually invent Fry Bread?)

There is so much more, but that is all I have pictures of, so this is where Feeding ends.