Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Monday means another day of makin' friends.
Of course you knew I'd say...
I couldn't live without my camera.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Here is the birthday girl about to blow out her 3 candles.
Happy Birthday MeMaw...we love you :)
Friday, September 25, 2009
I'll go ahead and warn you right now...this recipe should be against the law...so yummy ;)
What you will need:
1 1/2 sticks of butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 c flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 8 oz package of cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
9 oz whipped topping
1 can of cherry pie filling
What you need to do:
Mix butter, flour, pecans & sugar together. Press into 9x13 baking dish.
Bake for 20 minutes at 350. Cool.
Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar & vanilla together until creamy. Add whipped topping. Spread mixture over cooled crust & top with can of cherry pie filling. Refrigerate.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I think she went...
If I look at it maybe it will move!
Hayden is a great eater. He loves to eat anything and everything in sight. He loves juice and can drink a juice box faster than anyone I have ever seen. If he had it his way he would drink them all day every day. He has 3 bottom teeth and a molar pushing through, and 4 top teeth with a molar pushing through. Teething is hard work and makes him super cranky!! He has some cranky days, and evenings are more cranky than any other time of day. Evenings in our house are crazy, but I can usually calm him down with a bath. He loves taking a bath and cries when I take him out of the tub...he loves to splish and splash.
Hayden has a terrible temper. Gary took a balloon away from him the other night. Holy Moly!! He was in a seated position on the floor and threw himself backwards. He was shocked because his head hit the tile floor. I was freaking out, because the other times he has done that he hit the carpet. Hopefully he learned his lesson. If Layla takes a toy from him he screams loudly and chases her. I can always tell when they are fighting by the tone of his shrieks!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Hayden is amazed with his pants. He always wears shorts, but today I have the windows open and the breeze is a bit chilly at times. He'll watch himself walk and then sit down to touch the pants that are so new to him. Get used to them buddy. Hopefully this FAB weather will stay with us for a while!
Monday, September 21, 2009
I LOVE Craigslist. We. (Gary & I) have sold and bought tons of things using this service. I strongly believe that one persons junk is another persons treasure! We are very safe about how we interact with the buyers of the things we sell. I always make sure that someone is here when they come look at the items. I NEVER let them in my house. I usually have items in the garage, and I haven't sold anything while home alone. Gary or another adult has been here with me just in case. I have met people in public places to buy/sell and that is even better!
We recently sold a BBQ pit. We are a grilling family, and Gary purchased a pit that didn't quite cook they way they liked, so he asked me to post it! And sell it I did! It sold in about a week and a half! We have sold a ton of baby stuff...baby stroller, crib bedding, clothes, a bouncer, and infant formula that Hayden was allergic to.
We have purchased a pick-up truck and a jeep on Craigslist. Gary is a handy man, so with the truck he fixed it up and resold it. The jeep we got attached to and still drive it to this day. We bought Hayden's captains bed and a double stroller. The double stroller was a steal...and it was barely used.
We also cleaned out the garage and posted a free listing. That was crazy. We got more hits on the lawn mower and weed eater that didn't work than on anything else. I am assuming the little old man used them for parts, but couldn't wait to beat the next guy here for a broken down lawn mower. If you want something gone in a hurry...post it for free.
All in all we have had success with Craigslist. Sometimes scammers email me, but I just delete the email and go on. I don't have time for crazy people.
My next Craigslist venture? We are searching for an old gaming system. Layla has been asking us to play video games like her friend Mia. I don't think I want to go out and by a Wii, because neither Gary or I are 'gamers.' She will probably just get bored with it, so I don't want to spend a ton of money. I'm thinking an old XBOX or something similar that has some kids games included would be fun to have. If you have any recommendations let me know so I know what to look for!
Head on over to Amber's blog to tell us about your Craigslist experiences! Happy FMM!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Stuffed Multi-Colored Bell Peppers
What you need:
6 bell peppers, tops cut off and seeded
2 bell peppers, chopped
1 pound ground beef
1 stalk celery, minced
½ cup of chopped bell pepper
½ cup chopped onion
salt and pepper to taste
1 (14.5 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, chopped
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup uncooked rice
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (10.75 ounce) can tomato soup
How to do it:
Bring a large pot of water to boil.
Place peppers in boiling water, and cook 5 minutes.
Set aside to cool.
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large skillet, cook beef until almost brown.
Drain fat. Stir in celery, carrots, bell peppers, onions, and garlic.
Cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Season with salt & pepper.
Stir in tomatoes,
Worcestershire sauce, parsley,
basil, rice, and water.
Cover, and simmer until rice is cooked, about 15 minutes.
Remove from heat, and mix in Monterey Jack & Cheddar cheeses.
Place peppers upright on an oven safe pan.
Stuff each pepper with the beef mixture.
Sprinkle extra cheese on top.
In a small bowl, combine tomato soup with just enough water to give the soup the consistency of gravy. Pour generously over peppers.
Cover with foil.
Bake in preheated oven about 30 minutes.
Here is the yummy ending! Fresh out of the oven and piping hot!
So good :) Happy Fall cooking!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Since the holiday season is coming up, which I am SUPER excited about~ I have been snapping shots of the kids as often as I can for a possible Christmas card picture. I love bath time pictures. When the kids have wet hair I think they look identical! This isn't a good example of that, but I thought this one was cute of just their little faces...oh how I love those faces!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Dancing & Singing to Fearless
Layla told me this morning after seeing TS on The View she wanted to see her in concert!
So fun..me too! Taylor Swift is so cute and we love her! Bless her heart for all the drama she is going though. Layla calls her 'Juliet' because of her Love Story song, and she has been running around the house all morning wanting me to rewind 'Juliet'. You can go here to see the 3 minute conversation on The View's website. If if doesn't pop right up go to September 15, and then scroll to her interview. She is such a sweetheart!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Jump on over to Amber's Blog to make some friends this Monday!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Here is a picture of our future Dallas Cowboy.