Joshua Dale Crawford Aug. 26, 1989 - Apr. 21, 2010

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hottest Day Ever!

Seattle hit 103° today. It’s officially the hottest day ever on record, which dates back to 1891. I’ll take time to appreciate that as I sit in my air-conditioned office sipping on a Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino Blended Crème from Starbucks, while Angie and the boys are sweating in misery in our un-air-conditioned home. It just doesn’t get that hot up here so virtually no one has AC. Maybe she should go to my parent’s. They have AC and keep it nice and cool.

Anyway, that’s all. Hottest day ever. Dang it, my frappuccino’s gone.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Grilled Oysters...Yum!

I did it. I actually ate one of these things. It looked not much different than this one, except it was lying in a pool of butter. Here’s how it went down (literally and figuratively).

This past weekend was our Ward picnic. We went last year and had a great time, plus, in addition to the typical hot dogs and hamburgers, they always have plenty of salmon on the menu. Can’t beat that! Well, this year someone also decided to pick up a few dozen oysters. I stayed with the boys while Angie went through the line to get them some food. I then stayed with the boys and instructed Angie to get herself some food, after which I had plans to then get myself something. Well, she came back with two heaping platefuls of food. One plate with salads for us to share and one with burgers, salmon, and this huge oyster sitting in its shell right on top.

She decided that since I am generally a fan of trying new foods, I would most certainly want to try a grilled oyster. I must admit, it is true that I enjoy trying new foods, however, I can honestly say I’ve never been tempted to even nibble on an oyster.

I watched another gentleman in our ward scoop up his oyster with his fingers and slide the entire thing into his mouth. I watched a missionary try to nibble at it and unsuccessfully quit after one little bite. If I was going to do this, I was going to go all the way. Why eat one little bite? You get all the taste, but no satisfaction in saying you were able to eat it. I psyched myself up, grabbed it with my hand and plopped the whole thing in my mouth.

It was much too big to swallow so there was definitely some chewing involved. And much to my surprise it was actually pretty good. I wouldn’t say it was fantastic, and I didn’t rush over to grab a bunch more, but it did have some pretty good flavor (see pool of butter reference above) and the texture wasn’t at all a problem. I would more than likely venture out and try another one sometime, perhaps next year’s Ward picnic.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My friend is the Best!!!

Thanks MyR. I love my blog face lift!!! Your are great. You must have been really tired of looking at the same old pictures. We need to get a new computer, I can't download any of the 100's of cute pictures of my boys to put on the blog. Thanks again you are the best and I hope the next couple of weeks go quickly so you can see your cute new baby. You know Angie is a good name for a boy or girl.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Jason is making me do this.

I am having a forced blogging message. I have no time to be doing this. We have people coming over for family home evening tonight and I have to clean my house!! But there should be a good blog to follow about FHE. Now over to Jason. Thanks for the lesson, I love you.