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Taking and Finishing


Someone asked me if we had any “takers” on the pine cones… we’ve had many little feathered friends partake and I’ve already “re-loaded”. Here’s what we’ve spotted in the last few days:
Titmice {pictured above}
Carolina Chickadees {which look like black-capped chickadees}
Nuthatches {brown headed}
House Finches
Cardinals {although they’ve just been waiting on the ground for seeds to drop}
Eastern Towees {not on the feeders but we spotted a few in the yard and we love these little guys}

Our front yard has been inundated with Robins and they’re welcome to stay there because they poop everywhere.


Do you ever have days/weeks where you feel like you can finish nothing? This week has been like that, here’s what I’ve sought to finish but haven’t:
-making a nightgown for Raiger
-writing apron tutorials
-sorting through toys for yard sale
-pricing for yard sale

But guess what? There is one thing I’ve had NO PROBLEM FINISHING:


There was one in there when I snapped the picture… but now it’s gone too! 🙂 And earlier this week… I managed to force the Samoas down too! Those durn GIRL SCOUTS! Which one’s your favorite?

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  • Tara
    February 26, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Definitely Somoas and Thin Mints!

    Also – on a previous post you mentioned liking Fernando Ortega. Have you listened to his song “Give Me Jesus”? It’s amazing. Vince Gill has also covered it and it’s incredible too.

    Have a great day!

  • Amanda
    February 26, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    I feel you on the girl scout cookies! Thin Mints and Samoas are a tie!

  • Becky
    February 26, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    samoas and tagalongs…yes ma’am!!! it is official. we are MFEO and i’m sad i don’t live in dothan. can i just tell you that last year (while pregnant…that was my excuse) i found the Edy’s samoa ice cream and darn near killed myself eating it?? and i can’t blame it on micah b/c he is weird and doesn’t like coconut. (my mom is allergic. can you IMAGINE??) so yeah. i totally feel ya. i’m wondering why i haven’t had any this season??

    February 26, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    I hate that you can eat boxes and boxes of Girl Scout Cookies and remain SO THIN. I look at a box and gain 5 lbs.

  • The Gunters
    February 26, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    That reminds me…we ordered some from a sweet neighborhood girl and we haven’t gotten them yet! My favorites are the Tagalongs and Samoas and I love Thin Mints frozen. (I’ve never really met a Girl Scout cookie I didn’t like!)YUM!
    I always joke about solicitors that come to our door that unless they’re selling Girl Scout cookies, I’m not interested. 😉

  • Laura
    February 26, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    I’m convinced the girl scouts sprinkle some sort of addictive substance on their cookies! Samoas are the best!!

  • Beck
    February 26, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Have you had the tagalong ice cream? I am such a sucker for chocolate & peanut butter – almost as good as the Ben & Jerry's "Chubby Hubby".

  • Megan
    February 26, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    My husband has been out of town for 2 days and I managed to start and finish a whole box of Samoas. My defense: the number of cookies in the box is less than any other Girl Scout cookie.

    I hope you enjoyed yours as much as I enjoyed mine.

  • christy
    February 26, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    SAMOAS! Love me some samoas! I didn’t order any as so I wouldn’t be too tempted, but I am sure I will pick some up along the way. 🙂

  • Jessica Ranjbari
    February 26, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Somoas and Thin Mints are my favorites as well! Mmmm… I could eat several boxes in one sitting! I haven’t bought any yet, but once they pop up outside of publix I’m sure I won’t be able to resist…

  • Becca
    February 26, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    I am seriously addicted to Samoas. I am so glad they GS only sell cookies once a year!!

  • Melissa
    February 26, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Samoas….definitely the best!

  • Lindsey
    February 26, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    While I had your blog pulled up Av came in and wanted to see all the pics of you guys. She said “Morgan is big, Paige is little, and I’m bigger than Paige” She also said “I love Ms. Darby and Mr. Justin” Can’t wait to see you guys this weekend.

  • erika
    February 26, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Samoas are my favorites!! Heated up in the micro for about 15 seconds!

    I love you!!!!

  • Kristen
    February 26, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    LOVE those Girl Scout Cookies… I have to go with Thin Mints as my favorite- especially if you keep them in the freezer. Delightful!

    Make sure you take a picture of the nightgown you make for Raiger. I’d like to make matching ones for my girls when Gracie gets bigger!

  • Elizabeth
    February 26, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Somoas are my fave! Have you tried the Edy’s ice cream with Somoas? It comes around around girl scout time for limited time.

  • henrydefine
    February 26, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    thin mints, cold or not! i’ve got some within arms’ reach now, sadly!

  • Jennifer
    February 27, 2009 at 3:36 am

    Why is that no matter how many Girl Scout cokies you eat, you neevr get full?

    Samoas and Thin Mints (we keep ours in the freezer – yum!) are my favorites!

  • paula
    February 27, 2009 at 7:38 am

    my samoas seemed to just vanish, weird right?

  • Finley's Mom
    February 27, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Do they still call yours somoas? Ours are now called Carmel Delights…Anyway, I finished off a box myself today! So delicious!!!

  • :o) mg
    March 3, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    My husband and I joke that the Girl Scouts were sent by satan to tempt us all during Lent when so many of us give up sweets.
    That being said, IS there a girl scout cookie that I don't like?
    I agree with Tara & Amanda, and will throw in tagalongs as another fave.

  • Lauren
    March 3, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Hi Darby! Your cousin, Brenna, introduced me to your blog and I love it! I’m now one of your devoted followers! haha
    I understand about the tagalongs. I could put down 2 boxes of those!

  • annek
    March 15, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Hey Darby,
    My mom got a blog. here is her link annebk.blogspot.com

  • Tiffany
    March 26, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Oh, definitely Tagalongs! They can’t be beat. I can go through a box in about 5 minutes (or less)! : )