It came to my attention when we visited our very first Waffle House that they really didn’t know how to make good hashbrowns. This is a common problem for restaurants, and I thought it might be an issue for the average family that might read our blog as well. Hashbrowns are not difficult to make and can be a flavorful addition to you breakfast meal. Here’s how it’s done.
First, preferably the day before you plan to ingest delicious hashbrowns, you should bake up a couple of potatoes. Continue reading
Day 8? What happened on Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7? Well, click on them and find out. Now the saga reaches its conclusion with Bryan in black and myself in blue.
We were up early. I knew Bryan wanted to go, and Micah decided he was up for the day about 5, so around 5:30, I got up to shower. We got ourselves and the baby clean, then we woke the girls. Packing up was easy since we didn’t bring as much stuff in, and we tried to keep it contained. While the girls got ready, I fed Micah some breakfast. Then, we headed down for some ourselves. While the hotel was fine, the breakfast was kind of yucky. They had the malted waffles. I already mentioned we liked waffles, but I don’t know if the stuff was expired or their water is gross or if the waffle irons just don’t get cleaned well or what, but it was not good. We ate it anyway, though, and got on the road by 7:15. The GPS said 6 hours 37 minutes, and we were in high spirits. Continue reading
Missed a day? Read Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, and Day 6. Bryan’s story is in black, mine is in blue.
This was probably the roughest night for me, although, there really were very few good nights. I tried to take most of the Micah care so Bryan could get rest before driving all day. All of us being in one room, this wasn’t entirely successful. Towards morning, Micah just collapsed his little head on my tummy as I lay on the bed and fell asleep there. We got packed up and made it out of town by 8:30 our time, 9:30 Eastern time. We stopped at Sonic because who doesn’t want tater tots for breakfast? Well, probably my mom, but we wanted them, so we went. Continue reading
Since Emma didn’t make it to the semi-finals, today we are able to do whatever we want. If we wanted to just stay in the hotel room all day and watch TV, that’d be fine, because we don’t need to be anywhere at anytime. But of course, we didn’t do that.
The day started off with 4/5 of us getting up early. Not me. Continue reading
Missed a day? Read Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4. Bryan’s commentary is in black. Mine is in blue.
Micah slept awful last night. Emma and I get up, have some breakfast. While we were packing up and almost leaving, Amie grabbed the plasticware from our picnic kit. This had no bowls, but it did have coffee cups. So that’s what we eat out cereal out of. Then Emma and I went over to the competition area and waited for her to be called. Continue reading
Here are the thankful lists from our family this year.
Micah was born
We got to see Grandma and Grandpa and Aunt Milan and Uncle Jason
Grandma gave me some very interesting things.
Falam Continue reading
Missed a day? Here is Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3. Bryan is in black. I’m in blue.
On Wednesday, we got up, ate breakfast. Actually, I took the kids down for breakfast (and I got bacon), and Amie got to sleep in a little bit. So that’s a win-win.
We pack up and head out, and it starts to become obvious we’re in the South. A water tower not only had the town name written on it, but had “Y’all” written on the line below that. Continue reading
Missed a day? Read Day 1 and Day 2 unless you like to jump into the middle of a story and ruin it for yourself. Bryan’s input is still in black. Mine is in blue.
Everyone slept awfully last night. Here is where I was reminded of the sacred nature of baby routines. I love my baby routines. They make life so much easier, but this is vacation, so we determined to have fun in spite of it. We finally just decided that everyone was up and just got ready. The breakfast at the hotel here was a “hot” continental. They had eggs and some bacon, but it ran out just as I was about to get some. That’s right, I missed out on All-You-Can-Eat bacon. Although in this case it was probably called, “Bacon until it’s gone.” Continue reading
Missed a day? Read Part 1 here. Bryan is is black. I’m in blue.
Today Hannah was in Illinois all by herself. More about that later, because we’ll want to go in chronological order.
So we got to experience the family bonding that is “everyone sleeping in the same room”. Micah fussed around 5 AM. Normally we’d ignore him to let him fall back asleep, but Amie didn’t want to wake everyone, so she got up, fed him, and he went right back down. Emma kind of woke up, so I had her take my place in the bed so she could get some Mommy snuggles in. And Hannah joined. Micah continued to sleep. The girls were really excited for Micah to wake up. The stalked his playpen waiting for him to jostle. He finally made a peep and Emma snatched him up and snuggled him. Continue reading
Last week, all five of the Logans pictured at the top of this blog headed to Tennessee for the National Bible Bee since Emma qualified for the competition. Bryan and I thought you would enjoy reading about this trip in great detail, so we recorded all the good stuff for you. Bryan did the main work in the evenings while I fed the baby, but I added my thoughts in blue.
Day 1 was quite interesting. We got ready to leave and pulled out of the driveway.