Sunday, November 30, 2008

We woke up to this........

SNOW! Jack said "Mom I have to show you somethin'." Then he pushed the blinds out of the way and said "ta-daa! It's snowing!" It was magical. I scooped him up and told him all about the wonderful things we will get to do now that it seems Winter is cocoa, homemade marshmallows, sledding, snowball throwing, snow angels, lots of baking to keep us warm inside and lots of snuggling to keep us cozy. Though I am already missing my shorts from the Summer that seemed to go by way too fast, I suppose I will welcome Winter with open arms. My little boy certainly is!

Warm hugs to all!

Thursday, November 27, 2008


I am Thankful for him & him......
I hope you've all had a lovely little Thanksgiving. Our little boy is off in the land of nod after getting sick four times this evening. We are hoping he feels better in the morning. Sleep well sweet boy. Much love to all!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Chicken Pot Pie

With this cold weather being here to stay for a while I thought I would post this recipe that I made tonight. Jeff and I really liked this one, and I plan on making it again. I did leave a few things out so I'll note what I did in the recipe. Hope you love it as much as we do!

1 Lb. chicken, cubed
2 potatoes, cubed (I used Yukon Gold because we love their flavor)
1 c. sliced carrots
1 c. frozen green peas
1-2 bouillon cubes
1/3 c. butter (I used 3 T.)
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 c. chopped onion ( I left this out completely)
1/2 c. sliced celery
1/3 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. celery seed
1 3/4 c. chicken broth (I only used about 1 1/3 cups of broth)
2/3 c. milk
1 c. corn (canned), drained (I left this out too)
2 (9 inch) Pillsbury unbaked pie crusts (you can find them near the dairy section by the biscuits in the ‘pop-open’ tubes, it will be a box with 2 crusts included) Or feel free to make your own.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a saucepan, combine chicken, potatoes, carrots, peas, and celery. Cover with water, add bouillon cube(s) and boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and set aside.

In a large saucepan over medium heat garlic and onions in butter until soft and translucent. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, and celery seed. Slowly stir in chicken broth and milk. Simmer over medium-low heat until thick (if you like a thinner sauce, add more chicken broth and milk a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency) and add corn. Add the veggies (potatoes, carrots, etc..) and chicken to the sauce and stir to coat all the veggies in sauce. Remove from heat and set aside.

Place one of the pie crusts in a 9” pie pan (use a deep-dish pie pan if you have one). Bake in the oven for about 5 minutes, remove, and pour in the sauce/veggie mix. Cover with the other crust and seal the edges. Cut some slits in the top, and bake for about 35-40 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

Our bellies were nice and warm after this meal!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happy family!

So we had some more family pictures taken! We are really excited about how they turned out this time and it will really be hard to decide which ones to get. These I love.......
Me and my two favorite guys!

We are in love with this kid of ours
And this next one is one of my all time favorites of Jeff and I. Here are 10 reasons why I adore this photo so...........

01. I'm with him, he makes me so incredibly happy that at times it seems to good to be true
02. My heart skipped a beat the first time I saw this photo
03. Fall is above and behind us
04. He's pulling me in tight
05. We were laughing just before this at how silly our kiddo was being
06. The wind was blowing like crazy that day, yet in this photo it looks like the most calm and peaceful afternoon
07. Calm and peaceful are how I feel when he holds me
08. It was sweater weather & we're both wearing sweaters
09. The sun was shining
10. We look so happy, because we are so happy!A great afternoon spent at the park and some great pictures to choose from.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Date night with my Hubby

A night I always look forward to! I get him all to myself, and it's the greatest feeling in the world.
My day started out wonderful, already thinking about the upcoming night with Jeff, already thinking about what I would wear..........when there was a knock on the door. It's 9:25 a.m. who could that be? Flowers! Yep you heard right, my man had flowers delivered to me in anticipation of our evening out together. Can I tell you how much I adore him. The greatest husband and the perfect match for me.

We went out and had a lovely dinner, followed by seeing a comedian we both enjoy, Norm MacDonald. The comedy club was crowded, so I enjoyed being snuggled close to him all evening long. We even spied Norm at the bar before the show began and had our picture taken with him. SWEET!

It really was a lovely evening. Kisses!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

New Kids On The Block!!!!

Oh my goodness I had one of the best nights ever! On Monday evening I went to the NKOTB concert with some girlfriends. I could not get to sleep once I got home at 1:30 a.m., but when I was finally asleep I was dreaming about Jordan. I seriously have a problem! I'm so glad we all got to get out and act crazy, sing our hearts out, dance ourselves silly and laugh till we nearly cried. Our favorite moment of the concert was when Jordan ripped his shirt open while singing a solo OH MY! I nearly melted into a puddle at the sight. I swear he was singing only to me! What a night!!! Jamie took her camera in so thankfully the night will never be far from my mind.

The girls! Yes I'm wearing a "vintage" NKOTB shirt (thanks Jamie!) Oh and my friend in the middle is 8 months preggo!

Um yes I would love to come on tour with you!

Help me Ronda, this boy is dreamy!