Friday, February 26, 2010

Gabriel and his love for lasagna

I have finally found a recipe for lasagna that my husband just LOVES!! I follow this recipe, The Pioneer Woman Cooks, except that I use shredded mozzarella. Not only does my hubby love this recipe but our son, Gabriel, does too!! Gabe is so much like his father that whatever I put in front of them to eat, they eat it all - sometimes they both forget to chew...not sure if its because I'm such a great cook or it they are just hungry but I like to think it's because of the first ;)

Yes underneath the orange face is my child

We think he suffered from a lasagna comma
Rockin the Mohawk

So fresh and so clean after his bath
Other news, today is one of my nieces' 1st birthday!!! Happy Birthday Jordyn!!!!! It is times like these when I do not like being in the Air Force. Missing out on wonderful family celebrations makes my heart hurt. However, I will continue to love my neices and nephew from afar and look forward to pictures.
This is when I would like to have a pair of Ruby Red Slippers. Click my heals three time and and repeat, There is no place like home!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Lent.....40 Days

So I am not catholic and don't really have a certian religion. I do believe in God and try to be a Christian in his eyes. I have never really did Lent before but I thought I would give it a try this year. So for two days now I have givin up Sweets - brownie, cake, ice cream, cookies, candy, etc., Soda, and Fast Food - oh how I do miss Chick-Fil-A already!!

Now this being said, I have decided to alter what I am giving up. I am a HUGE sweet lovin person. I know that if I give up sweets for 40 days I will fail and then get upset about failing. So instead I am only going to allow myself one sweet a week. This is a huge thing for me because I truly could eat, sometimes do, every day/night. Now for the Soda no biggie. I used to enver drink Soda and somehow started drinking the stuff. After ready how horrible the diet and non-diet drinks are I am/will stop drinking soda. Fast Food another no biggie. I really only eat at Sonic, Chick-Fil-A, Tim Hortons, and Penn Station.

My goal is after 40 days I will be in my workout routine. Soda and Fast Food junk will be out of my system - except for an occassional treat to the above places. But most importantly, I would have calmed down my sweet tooth cravings to once a week and possibly even less.

See you guys on the flip sound! Pray for my husband and child as I win the battle of sweet cravings....gonna need Jesus big time ;)

Monday, February 15, 2010

When the Saints go marching....

They win their first EVER Super Bowl!!

We had a Mardi Gras Super Bowl party in honor of Mardi Gras and the Saints playing in the Super Bowl. Just so happened that Nathan's team was in the Super Bowl too - Colts. Now I like sports and really enjoy football but truly find it so boring to watch on TV. I prefer to watch just about any sport live, in action, and cheering with fans. This being said Super Bowl is really the only time of the year that I will actually watch Sports on TV. Well, besides the Olympics.

Super Bowl day came and Nathan and I had a discussion about who I "cheer" for. I say I cheer for the Chiefs because I was born in Kansas City but if I were to be honest, I probably should be cheering the Saints on. Especially since Louisiana is the state that I have lived the longest in my entire life. I mean I LOVE Louisiana - the food, culture, people, history, and the list goes on and on. However I just can't seem to say Who Dat or wear Black and Gold. So for now I say go Chiefs and even screamed it out once during the Super Bowl LOL!!!!

The party was amazing. Food was beyond delicious - Red Beans and Rice, Beignets, King Cakes (cherry and cream cheese), Jambalya, Natchitoches Meat Pies, and so much more. I am so thankful for all our friends who could come out and celebrate Louisiana, Mardi Gras, and the Super Bowl with us. I did feel bad for my hubby not being able to celebrate for his team on a victory but I was thrilled for Louisiana - Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez

1st time to make meat pies - they were so good!!!
Do need to work on presentation though

Our "green" cooler

Cherry King Cake
Brandon found one of the babies
He has to bring the King Cake next year!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Then it Sprinkled

First we celebrated Shelly's Baby Shower. Then we celebrated Leyna's Sprinkle. It turned out wonderful. We had fun playing games but I think "What Kind of Poop is This" took the cake! I still can't get over the owls Shelly made. Almost makes me want another baby just to get crafty....almost :)
Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry Owl Cupcakes
Owl Sucker Thank Yous
My 2nd Diaper Cake with one of the Owls Shelly made
Patrick's wall hanging
Isn't he so cute!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

It Showered

So our good friends the Walkers are having a baby girl!!! I was honored in throwing Shelly's baby shower and it turned out wonderful. Little back story is that I met Shelly throw my first Ohio friend - Terrell. Terrell has since moved to Guam (thanks to the AF) but there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of the Michael family. Especially since their son, Price, was Gabe's first friend!!

Shelly is super creative, talented, and just an amazing friend. Sometimes I don't think she realizes how wonderful she is but then again maybe that is part of her charm! We had about 15 ladies (how I wish we had an actual house) and they showered Shelly with some amazing gifts!

Now that the shower is over I am just sitting around waiting on Taylor to arrive!

Baby shower colors of Pink, Red, and Green
Apple Cake - made by Kristin

The Pear Cupcakes - oh so good!

Shelly's Loot

My 1st Diaper Cake and two of the
FANTASTIC wall hanging Shellys made for the nursery.

Two more wall hangings made by Shelly
Gift basket for the Diaper Raffle and Brandon's Apple Toy
Lastly, my Valentine's Day decorations mixed in.

Shelly and I
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