Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spring is UPON us!

We have been enjoying this spring spring-like weather.  I hesistate to use spring because I don't want to jinx us and have to go back to winter..... I am a whiner and just want spring to be here.  I am ready to spend alot of our days outside and enjoy evening walks.  That is one of the things I LOVE about Kansas is that we have 4 distinct seasons....yes sometimes they run into one another but for the most part we have seperate seasons.  I am always and I mean always excited for the next season.  However, my excitement for winter wanes shortly after Christmas and I mean like the DAY after Christmas.  I love the holidays but I am always ready to get back to "normal" and a routine of sorts.

Anyway, back to the topic at hand.  This last week has been gorgeous outside, except for our weekend, and E and I have been taking advantage of it and enjoying our days.  This little man enjoys LOVES the outside whether its raining, snowing, or the sun is shining.  When he is fussy and nothing seems to work we just walk outside.  I hope this is a sign of good things to come and we can spend the majority of our spring/summer outside.  I have big hopes and dreams of the pool and the zoo....more for my benefit than his. 

My sunbathing beauty!!
       Mr. E and I decided we might want to go to the park.  We had plans to go with some friends a few weeks back when we had some spring-like weather but the day we planned it turned back to Mr. Winter.  :(  We  I thought a nice walk would be good but Mr. Man had other plans no of which included him being in a stroller.  After a nice scream fest  I gave in I decided...eh strollers aren't so hot anyway.  Mr. E has never liked his indoor swing, that most babies adore, and so I didn't have high hopes for the swing at the park.  We gave it a shot anyway and............

Mr. Man LOVED it.  He squealed, laughed and never wanted to leave!!  It was so fun!  I want to go back everyday!

What a FUN little boy we have and I can't wait for the rest of spring/summer to be outside more. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ch Ch Ch Changes


          Our life has had a few minor changes in the last year or so.  Minor you could say that again.  We got pregnant, moved 2 states, moved in with my grandma, bought a house and had a baby. 
     WHEW....makes me exhausted to write all of those things!

We found out we were pregnant and we were SOOOO excited Whooo Hoo!
However, I was not about to have a baby 8 hours from my Mom!!! No way no how.  So our dad's came down, packed us up and road tripped it back with us.  There is a catch though.....we had no house to move in to so (cue intro music) Nanny came to the rescue and said come on in to my guest room for a month or so while you find a house.  4 months later we HAVE A HOUSE!!! Yeah! Nanny may have got more than she bargained for but we had a great time. 
We moved into our lovely abode and the next day...

Elliott Eugene
7 lb 11.2 oz 19.5 inch 5:59 pm
That is a story for a different day though.
Whew...That is alot for a year.  This is a longer than needed  brief overview and I will recap those events at a later date. 
Thanks all for reading and we will see you again soon!


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Life in a Nutshell

Hello World.....
   Oh my I have struggled with blogging since well.....a long while but I am recommitting myself.  I am also changing direction a little.  I still want to share recipes and life with everyone but I also want this to serve as a journal and a bit of a baby book for our newest addition.....Mr Elliott!
   Since Elliott has arrived (5 months ago I want to add...YIKES) I have struggled with a baby book.  I have one but do not love how it is set up and it is such a struggle to write in it and include everything I want to and then some of the stuff they have included I would rather not.  Therefore, I have decided to keep track of his little life on the internet....because everyone does everything on the internet these days right?!?!?
     I hope this is entertaining and interesting to read.  I will try anyway.  I am not sure how often I will get to update but will try to keep it up. 
     This week I will update everyone on where we are at in life and ALL the changes we have had in the last 6 months or so :).   Get excited everyone!

    I will leave you all with an image of our little man from his 1st week of life....CRAZY how fast time flies!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sibling Weekend

More to come later but just wanted to share for a second. BOTH my siblings got to come here for the long weekend! We have tons of fun stuff planned but this is what we are doing now!! Go Roughriders!!!!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Welcome Back to Pinterest Tuesday!!

Love this salad...

    I found this recipe earlier this spring, immediately tried it. drum roll please.........Avocado/Tomato/Mozzarella Salad.  Soooo good...yes I know I am a dork and obsess over strange things.  This salad is so fresh, yummy and perfect for a hot summer day and as you all know Avocado is a SUPER food. 

       To make this wonderful god given salad you need:

                          2 Avocados, peeled and diced-largely (is largely a word oh well I'm using it)
                          2 Roma tomatoes, diced-largely
                          1 Ball FRESH mozzarella, diced-largely (FRESH is nonnegotiable-must have)
                          2 T. Olive Oil
                          2 t. fresh or dried basil
                          Salt & Pepper
                                   Stir all together lightly and serve immediately. 

My Mom and I made this last time I was in Kansas and we were immediately in LOVE.  Thank you the lovely ladies of Just a Spoonful .  I love their blog...follow them they have great recipes!!

On a different completely unrelated note.  Since we moved to Texas I have been job hunting to no avail.  However home girl got a job interview!!!! Yippee!!! I will keep you all informed.  Hopefully it will bring me good luck and I will soon to be employed!!

Happy Tuesday All!!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Fantastic (end of the week) Friday!

Hey Everyone!!

   I am thrilled it's the end of the week and the weekend is finally here! Mainly because I get to spend some time with T.  However I always want to do something "fun" on the weekends but I run out of ideas.  We take our lovely dogs to the lake often or swim in our pool but I want something new.  Anyone have ideas for a fun outing in the DFW area??

Here are a few pictures of the lovely 4-legged family members enjoying the lake and 1 relaxing evening after the lake.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Terrific Tuesdays!!

Hey Everyone! I hope you all have had a wonderful last week and a great weekend. I have decided my blog needs a little direction.

I have decided that on Tuesdays I will review some recipes, crafts and other items from the oh so wonderful Pinterest.  Oh how I love Pinterest I waste  spend so much time on there and adore everything I find.  It helps me find dinner ideas, home decor ideas and also breakfast ideas for T's work.  Let me tell ya for a bunch of guys they can be kind of picky. Ok Ok Ok we will get started before I get distracted again...its pretty easy for me. 

The first recipe is a lovely breakfast dish I like to call Breakfast Enchiladas from a wonderful place known as Tasty Kitchen.  They boys love them and they are very requested minus the green onions.  T's boss does not like onions so I try to keep him happy for T's sake.  :) Anyway back to Breakfast Enchiladas.  These are so great for an early morning breakfast or overnight guests as they are all prepped the night before and all you have to do is pop them in the oven.  Part of which makes them so easy is the cubed ham as the meat.  You have to cook nothing before the whole operation goes in the oven.  I love cheese and these are definitely cheesy. 
        First:  Mix together Ham, Green Onions (if you are using them), 2 C. cheese. 
        Second:  Scoop this mixture out with 1/3 C into your tortillas.  Roll the tortilla up and lay it seam side down in your 9 x 13 baking dish.  The recipe states you can fit 10 of these into your dish but I tend to squish them together and fit 12 or so in there.
       Third:  Whisk together your 1/2 n 1/2 and eggs and pour over the tortillas in the baking dish and cover and refrigerate over night. 

        Fourth:  Sleepily wake up either because it is 5:00 am, you stayed up to late the night before with your wonderful guests, or it is just morning  and preheat your oven to 350 degrees and put your soon to be yummy breakfast in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes...i usually have mine in for closer to 40 minutes but I am not very patient in the morning to preheat well....oops! Add the remaining cheese and put back in for 10 more minutes. 
       Lastly:  ENJOY!!! We love these and they are still good reheated the next day. 

I hope you all enjoy these and thank you to Tasty Kitchen for this wonderful recipe!!!

Happy Terrific Tuesday all and I hope you are faring the heat well!