Thursday, June 26, 2014

But what do you DO.....

I realized as I was bragging about Gabe's food science project that there were a few misconceptions I should probably clear up and I prefer the "tell everyone in a general blog post" method.

1.) Gabe does not in fact get paid royalties for any of the products he creates for his company. I promise we're not like "Hey go buy this product so we can get money." If you want to try them then great, and if not that's fine too.

2.) Gabe works in research and development which means he researches and then develops new products. For now, this means he does everything from figuring out which machinery will produce the food to the flavors, textures,  seasonings,  cook times etc of the product. He deals directly with the food product and not so much the marketing or display of it.

3.) Not every area of the country will be selling Mextremes. However, where they are available, Mextremes are found at stores that sell Kroger brand foods.

4.) This isn't health food and yes it is a taquito covered in seasoning so if you're anti processed food then Mextremes probably aren't for you. We're not offended. However, if you send me a message saying my husband is perpetuating the obesity epidemic in America, I will ignore you.

Thank you for your support and interest in Gabe's work. I tried to think of the most obvious questions but if I missed any just let me know!

Monday, June 23, 2014

4 Month Update Roland Isaac

Roland is 4 months old (at least he was when I started this post).
He has become such a smiley baby. We absolutely adore it.
He is 14 pounds 7 oz 26 1/2 inches long.

He is constantly babbling some sort of baby nonsense at us when he is awake. He goes between sleeping really well and fighting to stay awake. He loves snuggling, playing with his dad's beard and books. He cannot get enough of us reading to him. It varies between his little cardboard illustrated books, the scriptures and Harry Potter to give Mom and Papa some variety.

Lately he and Starky have become pretty good friends and I love watching the two of them get to know each other better. Roland is a sensitive little soul, when his feelings get hurt, or when he is scared his little bottom lip sticks out and those big blue eyes well up, it is adorably pitiful. The list of things he is anxious about/ scared of seems to change each day but his reflection in the mirror is one of them. But he is also the sweetest little guy, with lots of hugs, kisses, and smiles to give.

We are so grateful he is ours.

Monday, June 9, 2014

I've been called that before...

Growing up a Hermione had its advantages:

I rarely got in trouble at home or school for anything academic

I was always getting advanced homework and lessons so I could finish them on my own time frame (I can't tell you how many times I ended up in the library just reading, or in the debate room researching because I had finished all of my lessons for a particular subject)

I got away with reading fiction during History

And this list goes on. I think my favorite was when my 4th grade teacher gave me a ride home on her motorcycle on the last day of school

But growing up a Hermione wasn't always advantageous:

I got called a know-it-all more times than I can count... well into my senior year of college

I had people befriend me simply to use me for homework etc, sometimes without my permission which almost got me expelled

People assume(d it still happens) that I am smarter than I actually am and there were plenty of days when I metaphorically ended up in the girls bathroom attempting to ward off a troll.

But at the end of the day I like who I am, even when that little know it all Heather tends to surface again.