Saturday, November 29, 2008

Bloody Spinach!

Wednesday was a very traumatic day in the Madsen home. As you all know Josh and I started a new diet where we eat tons of veggies. Well... Wednesday evening after Josh got home from school he decided to make one of our delicious spinach shakes (he was starving because he had failed to eat all day). He sticks the spinach in the blender all by itself, but it doesn'y liquefy. He then turns off the blender and sticks his hand inside the blender to move around the spinach. The only problem was that the blades to the blender were still whipping around. YIKES!! Josh ripped his bloody hand out of that blender sooo fast!! Luckily it only cut up one of his fingers. No serious damage! We move into the hall so I can get him a band aid, and as I am putting a band aid on his finger he says, "Babe I feel really light headed." He starts leaning forward and completely collapses! His face was completely white and he wouldn't respond!! he had completely passed out!! Putting it lightly I was freaking out!! He was just laying there!!! I ran to the phone and called 911!! Josh finally got up! The paramedics came, although Josh thought it was all unnecessary. Everything turned out fine, my husband is still alive and breathing, and I've calmed down a bit (says Josh). haha. We think his passing out had to do with lack of food--My poor boy!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Veggies are yummy!

So Josh and I have decided to start something called "a cleanse". It is where all you can eat is veggies, some fruit and some very yummy spinach shakes. HAHA. Well you may all think we are crazy and when Mom Madsen first introduced it to us, we were a little nervous. Both of us need to improve our health, so we set out on this three week adventure. We are learning self control and I already feel better. Plus salads with a little bit of lemon and sea salt are delish. We are hoping to make this a lifestyle, well after the three weeks we will eat meat "sparingly" but I really want to knock out the sugar almost completely. We can do it!!! Last night for dinner we ate steamed broccoli and asparagus along with a delicious stir fry of bell peppers, mushrooms, onions and garlic, all sauteed in a tiny bit of olive oil! Well we will keep you posted on how we are doing.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Well lately i have been having so much fun how to use Photoshop with my friend Jenny. I love it. So my amazingly SMART husband went searching on the web for free downloads! That's about all college students can aford. Plus who doesn't like FREE!! In the process he found GIMP!!! It is a lot like Photoshop, and it is a great place to start practicing and learnin g. This is what I made yesterday while my Josh was slaving away for his finance test. I don't know if i am completely satisfied with it yet. I still wanted to put some text on it. oh well i still had a blast making it.

Monday, November 3, 2008

I have come to a consensus... I like Halloween!

Halloween... It's always a fun time for all ages. I really don't know who it is more fun for, the kids who get to run around and get free candy from everyone, for the parents who watch the kids run around in their cute princess costumes gourging themselves with skittles and bubble gum or for the people like us... no kids, just married. Josh and I had such a great time just dressing up in really lame costumes ( JOsh was very set on dying his hair blue, don't ask me why), we had so much fun being with our friends. In the pic above we have chelsea, jonathan and James, Chelsea was Fanny Mae, Jonathan was Freddie Mac, and James was Uncle Sam. Whenever someone asked for candy chelsea held out her empty candy box and said "oh no, we're bankrupt" The JOnathan (Freddie Mac) pulled out his pockets which were empty and said "So are we"... then they both would say in unison as they looked at baby james " Uncle Sam will bail us out!!" It was really funny. It is things like this that makes halloween fun for all!

Now we have this handsome couple!! David and Jenny!! And she says she doesn't like Halloween!! I don't buy it for a second!!
Now here's the winning family ensemble. The hot dog man (Spencer Clive) and his hot dog daughter!! I think everyone got a kick out of this one!! Who couldn't have fun on Halloween with these kind of characters around!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Trick or Treat!! One of the funnest things about Barbie is her enthusiastic personality. She just shines, and this Halloween was a great example. Some friends hosted a Halloween party, and being on a tight budget (donations accepted) we spent most of the day looking for discount clothing stores in the city. Notta one. Way too expensive for those type of stores to survive here, I guess. But Barbie did eventually find some leggings for a good price and went as a punk rocker's girl, and I was the nerdy punk rocker with blue hair (I already had that outfit). Anyway, the party was FUN!