Oct 25, 2010

Sunday- I made Taco Soup for small group and we had lots of sides and desserts!

Monday- Just getting home from Austin so we are just eating what's here....which isn't much as I need to go to the store. Probably frozen pizza!

Tuesday- Monterey Jack Chicken Casserole, green beans and rolls (This is my friend Kerry's recipe and it is SO GOOD!)

1/2 c cottage cheese
1/2 c sour cream
3 oz cream cheese
3 c cooked chicken (I use a routissere chicken from Kroger since it's already cooked)
3 cup cooked wild rice (1 box of Uncle Ben's wild rice original recipe)
2 1/4 c chicken broth (only to be used in place of water when making rice)
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1c grated monterey jack cheese
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
Fritos (used for topping when served or baked on top of recipe when cooking)

Make rice according to box but substitute chicken broth for water. Pull chicken into pieces and set aside. Mix in a large bowl cream cheese, cottage cheese and sour cream together until blended and then add cream of mushroom soup. Pour in the rest of the ingredients and blend except the Fritos. In a 9 x 13 pan bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until bubbly.Top with Fritos and serve.

Wednesday- Roast, potatoes, carrots and steamed broccoli, rolls.

Thursday- Spaghetti, garlic bread and salad.

Friday- Hopefully date night for me and hubby!

Saturday- Not sure!

Oct 21, 2010

Show us Your Life....Kid's Rooms

I am joining Kelly in SUYL and today is Children's rooms....my favorite!

This is Emily's nursery! These pictures were taken before she was even born....except the first one which was taken when she was about a month old! You can see my middle two son's room by clicking here!
I don't have pictures of my oldest son's room....I will have to clean it tomorrow and add them later!

The pompoms are from Martha Stewart! Her bedding is from Polka Tot Designs and I love it!!!

I had her curtains custom made and they are sheer toile with pink ribbon for the tie backs.
I also bought her chandelier at Lowe's....it was an ugly green and yellow and I spray painted it and totally redid the shades. It is one of my favorite things about her room!

Her dresser is from Ikea.....

This piece of tin hangs above her changing table now and it says...Flowers in her hair...flowers everywhere! Her Daddy picked it out for her!

Oct 18, 2010

Taylor's Homecoming Dance 2010

Let me start by saying that I can't believe that these two handsome young men are going to homecoming looking all grown up! It seems like just yesterday they were wrestling in their underoos, playing with light sabers and making experiments! Time just flies....they have been best friends since the second grade!

Emily LOVED Madison's mum....I had to keep it up high so she wouldn't mess with it!

Of course Emily loves her big brother so she had to get in on the pictures too!

This is the group! Most of these kids have been going to school together since kindergarten so soon after. I love how close they all are....like family!!
I didn't get pictures of each couple as they were ready for us parents to get out of there so they could eat! Keller's mother decorated the table so beautiful for them and had the cutest place cards.

Jayce and Nadia....(Jayce is hilarious and the most talented piano player...also he is such a warrior for Christ at such a young age. Taylor said he blessed the food before they ate dinner!)
Nadia is gorgeous!

Johnny and Katelyn....(Johnny and Taylor have been best friends since about 2nd grade!)

Macy and Blake....(both sweet kids!)

Keller and Alex (Alex is quiet but very funny...Keller is sweet as can be!)

Taylor and Madison....(they have been friends since Kindergarten!)

This is Maddie putting gas in our truck while Taylor watches....(actually this was her idea and we thought it was a cute photo opp!!)

Oct 15, 2010

Day 2 Blog Challenge......The Story Behind Your Blog Name

Well that is easy!!! I just blog about the big and little moments in our family! There is not any big story behind it....I just started this blog so our out of town friends and family can keep up with us and see pictures of the kids.

Oct 14, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge......Day 1 "Getting to Know Me"

A few blogs that I follow are doing this so I thought I would since lately I have had some serious bloggers block! I thought this was a good way for people that read my blog that don't know me in real could get to know ME!!! So today is just that "Getting to Know Me"....
This is a picture of me and my baby girl taken last November! I love this picture....even though I need to shed a few pounds at frankly still do!
(this challenge may not be 30 consecutive days as I will blog about others things too if needed....like tomorrow my big baby boy goes to his freshman homecoming! How did that happen?)

Just random facts about me that make me who I am!

1. I grew up in a home where my parents were divorced and I have one little brother. I saw my Dad a lot even though he didn't always live with us. My brother, poor thing, had two moms...me and our mom! I was very bossy from the time I could talk!

2. I have never wanted to "be" anything...like a teacher or nurse or whatever....I just wanted to be a MOM! I had always just wanted to get married and have kids!

3. I met my husband at Sears and thought he was an arrogant jerk but he soon turned out to be my soul mate at the ripe age of 17.

4. We were married when he was 19 and I was 21. (YES...I robbed the cradle!)

5. I am not very book smart but I think I have lots of common sense.

6. I always said I would NEVER go to a Baptist church and now I wouldn't be ME without my Baptist church!

7. I have never had more friends in my life then I do right now!

8. My husband and I were "this close" to filing for divorce when God restored our marriage into a marriage that is awesome!

9. Taylor was a miracle baby in so many different ways! (That may be another story one day!)

10. Noah was born in Marc's heart before mine....(another story too!)

11. Jesse and Noah are biological brothers from Korea and it was a miracle that we have him!

12. Emily was conceived after we were told we would never have biological children again and she was conceived on month after Marc cancelled his "free" vasectomy!

13. Every Sunday in church I cry for my baby boy in Haiti that is waiting on us....I close my eyes and picture myself rocking him and singing to him and just loving on him and I ache for the day I will actually be able to do that!

14. I am a worrier....I know the Bible says we shouldn't and I am asking for forgiveness for that ALL THE TIME but I can worry the socks of something!

15. I wish I could homeschool my kids and not have to be away from them everyday but I just can't!

16. I want to grow as a Christian and be able to pray out loud in front of people but right now I am just so scared!

17. I think my husband is the smartest man I have ever met.

18. Sometimes I don't know what I did to deserve all that I have but I pray that I continue to glorify Him and never take my blessings for granted!

19. I would love to have an event planning service and I also would love to own my own boutique one day!

20. I love to take vacations!

21. Marc says I have OCD when it comes to planning parties!

Oct 10, 2010

Weekly Menu.....

Sunday- Sloppy Joes and guacamole with chips

Monday- Mexican Casserole, southwestern salad and corn bread

Tuesday- Lasagna, ceasar salad and garlic bread. (I ended up cooking chicken spaghetti last week instead of this.)

Wednesday- Roast, potatoes, carrots, green beans and rolls.

Thursday- Salisbury Steak, cauliflower, broccoli and cheese, potatoes.

Friday- Dinner at The Browns!

Saturday- Pumpkin carving and dinner at the Lamberts!

Oct 8, 2010

Emily Grace is 14 months old!

WOW...what happened to the days I could put her in her bumbo and make funny faces and she couldn't move and would look right at me and smile? They are long gone!!!! She is wild....especially outside and is not real fond of having her picture taken anymore. I will have to edit and write her "what are you doing now?" later...I am hot and tired after that shoot!

Show Us Your Life.....Kitchens!

I am joining in again with Kelly's Korner and this week it's kitchens!

I love my kitchen....I have more cabinet space then I know what to do with but somehow I seem to fill them all up! I love the black granite but would not have it again if I had a choice as it's hard to keep free of little finger and hand prints. It's pretty though.
The first view is from the living room looking into the kitchen over the sink.

My favorite part of my kitchen is the faux finish and the faux exposed brick that I had painted! I love it! My dream house would have REAL exposed brick!

Oct 3, 2010

Weekly Menu....

Sunday- We had Chili at small group....three different kinds!

Monday- Spirit Night at Double Dave's for MOPS

Tuesday- Hamburger Helper, green beans and corn. (Marc is out of town and hates HH so we make it when he's gone!)

Wednesday- Aleesa's Pork Chops, rosemary potatoes and broccoli (This is the only thing I didn't get to cook last week.)

Thursday- Lasagna, ceasar's salad, and garlic bread

Friday- Grilling Steaks and Marc's famous potatoes!!

Saturday- Not sure!!