Friday, January 30, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
He also totally knows that I love all jewelry with owls so he also got this adorable green and brown (awesome colors) owl bracelet from etsy.
I'm a pretty lucky girl :)
Today should be a great day. Jobi just brought me coffee and McD breakfast, then it’s lunch with Ashley at Miracle Mile. After work I’m getting a pedicure and then having dinner with Jeffrey while my MIL watches Connor. Good times.
PS-don't expect this same optimism when 29 rolls around this time next year! :)
Also, my wonderful friends Ashley, Dawn & Patricia were awesome enough to plan a get together for my bday this past friday. It was good times and thank you everyone who was there...Angela, Alyssa, Ashley, Carrie, Carly, Dawn, Deena, Erin, Kayla, Kira, Janeen, Jen, Jill, Jobina, Leah, Patricia, Shayna, Thereza! Here are a few pics from the evening.
Dawn & Janeen
Patricia, Jen, & Deena
Patricia & Linds
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
here is the lovely erin showing off her fancy new glasses at happy hour last week.
Connor following Zoey into the kitty gym thingy.
My friend Sally is working from home today so I parked in her reserved space which is lazy of me but totally awesome as it’s literally the closest spot to the building :) Doesn’t take much to thrill me friends. That means i'm on the road by 3:32 today!
It’s Dollars for Denim at work which means that if you bring in a dollar to go to that month’s charity, you get to wear jeans. Yes please, here is my dollar. Thank you very much. Plus, I’m wearing my pink shoes which always makes me happy!
This post was pretty random but I had already typed too much when I considered dumping it.
Wordless Wednesday still to come…
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
8 chicken breast halves
2 c. chunky pasta sauce
1 c. your choice of shredded cheese
Spray crock pot with cooking spray and place chicken in pot. Dump sauce on chicken and cook on LOW for 4 hours or HI for 6-8 hours. Spread cheese over chicken and sauce for last 15 minutes of cook time.
My review: This was great. We just served it with a simple green salad and garlic bread, but it could easily be served over pasta so maybe we'll try that next time. I cooked it on low for 4 hours because it's really easy to overcook/scorch in the crockpot. I was home all day today so I could start the crock pot at noon without a problem. I didn't add anything else to the crockpot but the three ingredients, but you can add other spices like oregano, thyme, basil, etc. as desired but we just used salt and pepper and it was enough. I think adding a cup of red wine would add something too. We'll def do this one again.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
This year, we're having a Super Bowl party and I'm pretty stoked. As great as it is to be able to attend something at someone else's house, I decided let's do this one at our place. And let's hire a sitter to keep the kiddos entertained/occupied/trapped in the playroom. So far there are quite a few kids coming, like 7. I figure if we pay her well, give her food and pass out her number to the other parents in attendance, the sitter will happily keep the kids entertained in the playroom so that we can enjoy ourselves. Anyone with a mobile child can completely understand how exhausting and totally not fun it is to chase your child around someone's home to ensure that they don't light the couch (or themselves) on fire with that lovely candle set up on the end table. Keiko described it best to me as mommy sweat and she's right. You spend the entire time running around after your kid that you are dripping wet and it's gross. Not this time buddy! this time we planned ahead!
This weekend we finally got all of our Christmas stuff down, which is pretty embarrassing to admit but there it is. It took us for-e-ver this year and i'm honestly thankful that we're having this party or it may have remained through January. We just had a total and complete lack of drive to get it all packed up and put away. Somehow we managed which is good as i'm sure it's frowned upon that the HOA pres is still rockin' the xmas lights in mid-january. lo siento neighbors, lo siento.
Tomorrow is a holiday and Jeffrey and I both have the day off. I'm thrilled, except that the main thing on our list of to-dos is Connor's doctor's appointment. I'm glad that it's finally here and we'll almost be done with the waiting but part of me wishes we could just ignore the appointment and go to the park. He's had no issues since the few times in December and I don't think i'm in denial when I say i really think it's nothing, but we'll see. From what I've read tomorrow will consist of several, several tests and then we'll hear news immediately. so, we're going to the appointment at 1 and then maybe we'll go to the park after:)
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
So this year, Ashley and KC had New Years at their
jill, carly and I
carly and bobby-i think bobby won poker this night
ben is doing ok!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Then we told him to get down and he was pissed.
So being the amazing parent that I am, I laughed and took his photo. Sorry connor.
Here are some more photos from the past week.