ten on tuesday.

1. There’s one picture I didn’t show you yesterday. The first one I took upon arriving in Colorado Springs.


It begs the questions: “really?”

2. So, I’d love to know – are you following LoafNJug on Twitter? If not, who are you following?

3. Dayton’s Light the Night walk is on Thursday and sweet Ally and her family will be walking along with their 350+ team members. Their goal to raise $10,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has been far surpassed and they’re quickly approaching the $30,000 mark. I stand in awe of their efforts and will spend all week praying that Ally will feel well enough to walk alongside her team.

4. While in Colorado I noticed my friend Catie sporting some mighty cute shoes and I even tried to walk off with them. It didn’t work. But I was elated to hear they came from Target and now they’ve found a happy home on my feet as well. Mine are blue because, well, Catie’s are blue and I think Catie’s cool. So blue it had to be!

5. Sarah turns FOUR this month and is growing like a weed which means I thought we were getting close to the great booster seat switch. I’ve been excited about it, hoping it would speed up all the ins and outs of car trips. Then I visited the Kyle David Miller Foundation after being directed there by my sweet sister-in-law. The five point harness stays. If you have a little one be sure to visit the site – and watch the video. Just have a large box of tissues handy. (Joel, I’m talking to you.)

6. I’m taking Sarah on a little photoshoot this week hoping to get the shot for her birthday party invitations. I have a fun idea in my head that I’ll be sure to share if it all works out!

7. We made zucchini muffins this morning out of a HUGE zuke that came out of our veggie box last week. They were delish…especially after we added the cream cheese icing!

8. The muffins reminded me that it’s time to break out Susie’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars that have become a fall staple in our house. I sent Brent out in search of canned pumpkin a couple of weeks ago for this exact purpose and he came home empty handed announcing that the store manager told him “you won’t find a can of pumpkin anywhere in this town, guarantee it.” Apparently there’s a shortage this year around the country. (*shudder*…I need my pumpkin chocolate chip bars!) I took it as a personal challenge though and secured the last four extra large cans of pumpkin on the shelves of our commissary. I figure those four cans will be good for at least eight batches of pumpkin bars. That may get us through.

9. Speaking of personal challenges, while catching up with one of Brent’s academy buddies I learned that he’s single and looking for a fabulous girl in his new town – Seattle. I vowed to find him one. Only problem? I don’t know any single girls in Seattle. Do you? I mean, this guy is a top-notch, super cute, funny, accomplished, rabble-rousing Academy grad. Over the course of the weekend Samantha asked why in the world he was still single and I believe her exact words were, “I can’t believe someone hasn’t snatched him up by now.” He may have been kidding when he told me to post it on my blog but, dude, I wasn’t. I take my match-making very, very seriously. And my blogging too. So. Any takers? 😉

10.  I have one little overnight jaunt planned for October (to photograph my friend Liz’s newest addition in VA!) and then I think I’m done with my travels for 2009. My neighbors don’t believe me. I think they’ll put a for sale sign in the yard the next time we load up our car so I’m pretty sure we need to stick around here, at least for a few months.

AnonymousSeptember 29, 2009 - 8:53 pm

Ha! The same thing on the LoafnJug sign by our house. Uhh……

I am totally jealous of your Colorado Springs trip! Of course, we’re only 3 hours away now, but the ability to visit for a weekend with or without children is non-existent right now 😛 I’m kind of hoping to at least get there for a one night slumber party with my book club in the meantime. : )

ElizabethSeptember 29, 2009 - 8:55 pm

Ha! The same thing on the LoafnJug sign by our house. Uhh……

I am totally jealous of your Colorado Springs trip! Of course, we’re only 3 hours away now, but the ability to visit for a weekend with or without children is non-existent right now 😛 I’m kind of hoping to at least get there for a one night slumber party with my book club in the meantime. : )

KelliSeptember 29, 2009 - 9:34 pm

Re: #4, I just have to tell you I have the exact same shoes. In blue. And I do love them so.

Tina RSeptember 29, 2009 - 9:39 pm

So glad you had a great trip! What fun photos 🙂 And I’m with you on keeping the kids in the 5-pt harness as long as possible. I’ve read one too many sad stories while doing car seat research!! I have G in the Graco Nautilus which should last looong time. I’ll have to move C into one eventually too to be able to keep the 5-pts! Glad you posted this!

susieSeptember 30, 2009 - 5:24 am

Are you saying you don’t want to puree pumpkin either?

AmySeptember 30, 2009 - 6:16 am

#5 – Thanks so much for this link. At 3YO, our daughter is almost too tall for her Britax Marathon and others have said it is time for a booster. Looks like it is time to upgrade to the Regency. Thank you very much! And I’ve got to try those pumpkin bars. Amy

JenniferSeptember 30, 2009 - 6:40 am

Just wanted to add my two cents–my son is 4 and we moved him to a Graco Nautilus recently. He loves it and is able to almost do it all by himself. Not that I like to advocate Wal-Mart, but they had the cheapest price at $155. It’s a great seat and you will not have to buy another one!

P.C.September 30, 2009 - 9:26 am

Say…if this blog also becomes a match-maker, I think I know some people who would invest in it 😉

P.S. I’ve been looking for a good zucchini muffin recipe. L and I love zucchini and T doesn’t…so I thought I’d trick him into eating them. 🙂

adminSeptember 30, 2009 - 10:36 am

I love when Ten on Tuesday gets comments from people who all find a different piece to comment on. Isn’t that beauty of a ToT?

Parmy, here is the recipe I used:


It’s for bread but I just used muffin tins and then decreased the bake time by about half.

meganSeptember 30, 2009 - 11:54 am

I know people in seattle! I can think of two very great, eligible girls right off the top of my head. Send me details of the guy…how old? where does he live? I know lots of people there! It would be fun to connect them!!

Glad you enjoyed your CO trip. We love being back here.


GinaSeptember 30, 2009 - 12:03 pm

Okay the first thing that came to me when seeing the Loaf N Jug sign was $2.32 for gas, THAT IS IT! Try $3.68 here in Maui. Missing mainland prices.

I also have to report Erin that using the noodle instead of a bed guard has been working in our house. Maiyah has only fallen out 1 time and it has been almost 2 weeks.

adminSeptember 30, 2009 - 12:50 pm

Megan, I just emailed you!

Gina, SO happy to hear that! I wish I could take credit for the idea but isn’t it brilliant?!

adminSeptember 30, 2009 - 6:02 pm

ACK! Wrong Megan. =) Megan, email me…I’m not sure which one you are. Too many Megans around here! Nah…no such thing!

ToniOctober 1, 2009 - 8:59 am

Ha!!! I have the exact same shoes! Great minds DO think alike!! 😉 I’m definitely going to try the Zuke muffins and Pumpkin bars…Thanks!

LaurenOctober 2, 2009 - 4:01 pm

I am a frequent reader thanks to Amy! I am another 99er! I was so happy to see your comment about car seats. I am a pediatrician and think that this is so important. My oldest is Sarah’s age and I have him in the Graco Nautilus. My youngest will be upgrading soon. My husband is thinking this is “uncool.” I keep telling him to get over it! Better to be alive and uncool!

erin cobbOctober 4, 2009 - 5:38 pm

Thanks for reading Lauren and for chiming in! Have we met before? Were you at the reunion? Thanks for your encouragement about the carseats. I had been jazzing Sarah up about moving to a booster seat when she turned 4 and then saw all this info about it. I told her a little bit about it (child appropriate) and then asked her if she wanted to stay in the safer seat. Of course she said yes! She’s a safety freak like her mama. 😉

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