Sunday, October 19, 2014

she's as tall as Layla

Gary and I were trying to watch football, but these two girls decided to block our view.  Lily is so big!  I can't get over how big she is.  She's the sweetest puppy ever and sincerely loved by our whole family!

Friday, October 17, 2014

what are you doing dad?

Ummm, that would be ironing.  

Something only your dad does.

  Momma doesn't like to iron and if I have to I'd prefer to take my clothes to the dry cleaners.  Good thing I wear workout clothes, dresses and jeans almost every day!

Gary and I laughed so hard over the fact that the children haven't seen us iron in ages!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

all the pretty colors

This will be my third 'fall' in Ohio.  It never gets old.  I'm always in awe of the changing colors. 

This is a view looking out our back door.  I just love the yellow tree.

This is our little farm house and garage.  The trees are almost bare.  The walnuts and leaves are filling our yard to the max!

[can you see Lily the dog?]

This set of small trees is right outside my kitchen window.  I just love the bright red hues!

I was driving down the street (without the kids) and stopped to take these pictures.  They are blurry because I didn't want anyone to think I'd lost my mind stopping in the middle of the road!

I just love this orange tree!

This is one of our ginormous trees.  Our yard is blessed with many many tall tall trees.  They are pretty, but I get really tired of all the leaves on the patio.  Good gracious they pile up!

Fall in Ohio is amazing and so far the temperatures aren't too chilly!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

need a meal idea?

This is what we ate last week.  
I love having my meals planned out because it helps with the evening rush!


Salmon cakes with baked red potatoes and steamed broccoli.


Slow cooker pinto beans and cornbread.


Cream cheese and jalapeno stuffed chicken cutlet, beans and corn/zucchini saute.

{For the stuffed chicken I mixed half a block of cream cheese with shredded cheddar and chopped pickled jalapenos.  I smeared it onto the chicken cutlet and secured it with toothpicks.  I baked it on 400 degrees for about 25 minutes.}


{I obviously changed this up a bit.  I added black beans and subbed pasta for the crescent rolls.}

Friday night ... last night we ate out!

I had a crab cake with mashed red potatoes and broccoli

I love looking back through my old posts to see what we ate.  It gives me great ideas of things I may have forgotten about!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Volunteer Barista!

Today was my first volunteer shift at the brand spankin' new Marietta Welfare League coffee shop!  I'm so happy to be part of such a wonderful organization that has been giving back to Washington county since 1926!  

The shop has been closed for a year while the hospital is getting a face-lift.  Thankfully, we have a nice new coffee/gift shop, and it is so cute!  I am a foodie, so working with coffee drinks, food and gifts is fun for me.  My volunteer shift flies by so fast and I feel good knowing most of the proceeds are going back into the community! 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Biggest Baylor fans

We are loving supporting the Bears even though we are here in Ohio.  Gary has always been a Baylor fan, of course I'm a fan cause of him and so on and so forth.  It's a fun team to support win or lose and we have been fans through it all.

I can't wait to go back to Waco someday and see the new stadium.  I'm sure the campus is very very different from when Gary and I lived there.  Hayden says he's gonna be a Bear someday!  I hope so!

Football weekends are so fun with friends and family. Sic'em!