Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Us and Celiac's Disease...

So, our big news around the house is that Paul was diagnosed withe Celiac's disease. We are attempting to go gluten-free. He is, of course, completely gluten-free while we are still eating some things. But I am considering all of us going gluten free because of the high chance that Pavlos and Petros could also have celiacs. Anyway, it's been a bit of an adventure. Especially when going out to eat.

I am also thinking of starting a gluten free blog where I post recipes (I made this great dish with corn tortillas last night) and post products that I like or products that I don't like (for example, do not buy Trader Joe's tzatziki... it has modified food starch which is a no no on a gluten free diet... you just don't know where it comes from).

Anyway, that's all for now. I have made two loaves of gluten free bread for Paul and it is better than the store bought bread! Go figure:)

Thursday, July 19, 2007

What did you say?

Two quotations from Pavlos...

The other day we were at my parent's home (Dawn came to dinner with us) and my dad said, "Christina, don't use that it's old." Which Pavlos replied with, "It's not old, Pappous, it's Greek!"

Second is from about two minutes ago... (what prompted me to actually put both of these on the old blog). We are in the midst of making chocolate chip cookies, one of Pavlos' favorite activities. As I am cracking the eggs into the bowl Pavlos says, "Oh no, watch out, I'm cracking" and he re-enacts an egg cracking in the middle of the kitchen floor.

PS: we are having a wonderful time hosting Dawn in our home. She is an absolutely lovely houseguest. Tonight, Katie and her family are coming over for dinner:)

Friday, July 13, 2007

thank you, thank you, thank you...And a tribute to the loveliness of boys:)

Thank you for all your well wishes for our anniversary and the big-name-day-of-everyone-but-me.
This post is a dedication to the loveliness of boys:) Since I have three (including DH). The pics represent my boys and what they love to do! Thanks, Monica, for asking us to honor our boys!
We had a wonderful time visiting Rob/Paul's family in Wisconsin. We had excellent weather. It was only too hot/too humid the last two day's of the trip.

My mom came up with a nickname for Petros... pigpen. Check out the pic and let me know your opinion. Everyone in Rob's family believes it to be accurate (he actually smells great, just loves to play in the dirt... and he actually never eats the dirt which is a good thing). Rob/Paul, for a while, thought that Petros looked like Pop of Snap, Crackle, and Pop fame.

Here is also a picture of Pavlos catching his first fish. The kids caught tons of fish, none were keepers, but they loved it! And the fish were so smart, I even caught one without bait on the line (and I didn't have a fishing license... I was just playing with Pavlos' fishing pole).

I will post the story behind me getting deported from China. It's an interesting/crazy story, sometimes I think it was just a dream (a bad dream) but it actually really happened:)