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Friday, February 27, 2009
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
My new cheapy necklace I got at target. I’m really trying to wear fun jewelry rather than my diamond studs, wedding ring and a silver chain with one of many pendants on it. This isn’t actually it but it’s pretty similar and I’m really loving it right now. Plus, it was $8.
This creamer-chocolate raspberry goodness. I drink a lot of coffee during the day in hopes that the constant restroom breaks will make my day go faster. This creamer helped today.
How cute is this little musical owl? you hang it in a crib or a carseat or wherever. I love owls and i'm pretty sure i need one of these.
A birthday crown for connor for his bday. Since the big 2 is coming up in April, the planning is underway...and I think a really cute felt/wool/whatever crown would be super cute. So, at this point i need either a. a friend who can sew or b. the desire to buy one online. any takers?
Friday, February 20, 2009
Tonight, we’re getting together with the fam to celebrate my FIL’s birthday. I think we all kicked in and got him a chair of some sort, though I’m not positive. Um, Saturday we have swim lessons at 9 like every week. After swim I’m hoping we’ll just go home and relax as I have bunco later that evening at Jobi’s house. Twilight themed bunco…I heart it. I’m guessing that many of us will end up going out after bunco and I’m hoping to not make it too late, as I have book club the next morning at 11. We’re going to JP Pancake House in Scottsdale. The reviews are pretty great and I’m really looking forward to it. I love brunch.
So that’s about it. we still have stuff to put away from being gone all last weekend so that will need to be tackled this weekend. Happy Friday everyone!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Easy, Creamy Chicken
3 chicken breasts
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of cheddar soup
1 can chicken and rice soup
8 oz sour cream
I season the chicken with some garlic powder, salt and pepper before dropping it into the crock pot. Pour all soups into crock as well. (I’ve seen recipes where you mix up the liquid ingredients before adding to the crock so they are well combined, but I do the slow cooker for the convenience so I def don’t do that part.) Cook 6-8 hours. Add sour cream during the last ½ hour of cooking and you are all set.
This was really great. I was nearly out of soup, so I just used what I had (listed above in recipe). I think that as long as you have plenty of liquid, you can use any creamy soups you have on hand. I’m all about using what I’ve got in the cupboard. The chicken was so flippin tender and I think it was because I didn’t halve it. I think that since I tend to cook things longer, I need to stick with keeping the chicken breast whole so it doesn’t dry out after 8 hours of cooking. You could certainly toss in some frozen veggies during the last hour or so if you wanted to just do your side at the same time. I’m a fan of that, but it’s not as simple when the crock is already done by the time you get home from work.
#1, yes there is actually an adult cabaret in Payson…and #2, yes they advertise with a cow figure. I think I may be offended if I were one of the employees, but perhaps that’s just me…
The snow was starting to melt over the weekend and so the snow is spotty, but it was so beautiful. The views from the cabin are just amazing, so here are just a few.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
So, we drove up Friday evening. I think we left the house around 5:30. Connor was coughing a bit and had quite the gross runny nose action. I swear colds never, ever go away! When we got into Payson, we still had about 20 minutes until we got to the house. Connor was screaming, literally screaming, “poo poo” from the back and so we pulled over and got out to quickly change him-he’s a liar by the way. It was freezing, absolutely freezing. The ground was all icy and there were piles of snow all over the ground. He was exhausted and so changing him in the freezing cold didn’t help. He was coughing and so pissed that he puked the minute we got back on the road. Lovely. Took his temp and it came in just under 101. Even better. Let me just try and tell you how fun it is to be driving down an icy road (that you aren’t familiar with) while your kid pukes all over himself and the back seat. There are just no words to explain how super duper it is so I won’t try.
The cabin is amazing and we had tons, plenty of room. There is a great front porch and an even larger back porch so that was great for photo taking. Yes, I took a million pics. Duh.
Saturday we went and got breakfast and did some grocery/supply shopping. My truck got stuck in like 5” of snow or something equally lame. We had to dig out, but we were really determined to make it to McD by 10:30 for breakfast. We made it. barely. So all of the tire trauma caused my hazard light to go on. I stopped in to visit with jiffy lube guys who were nice enough to put plenty of air in my tires for free! I swear that just doesn’t happen in Phoenix…first they would have made me wait for 30 minutes just to charge me $25 to check and refill.
We headed back to the cabin and played around in the snow a bit. The nice thing about having a child still in diapers is that you don’t have to worry about getting them all bundled up just to hear that they have to go to the bathroom. Not an issue, feel free kid. Connor wasn’t eager to get in the snow. After several days there, he still didn’t walk in it…don’t think he thought he could. He loved touching it and kicking it (such a boy!) and really loved watching Jeffrey and I throw it around. We’d toss a snowball and he’d say (and sign) More! More! I think next time we head north, he’ll play a more active role in the snow.
For most of the weekend, we did the same. Lounging around the cabin watching movies, and playing outside. Here are lots of pics from this weekend. There are tons more and I’ll post throughout the next week.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
We don’t have any plans for our few days up there, which is strange for us. I usually like to have events and activities planned, but I’m really trying to resist the natural urge to overbook! Unfortunately, I did find this list, so the urge is getting stronger. I think we’re going to sled in the back yard, play in the snow and just relax. Maybe dinner on Saturday, but just to see the town-not for the Valentine’s Day reason.
We aren’t huge into Valentine’s Day so this was a great weekend to go. I’m not one of those anti-Valentine’s peeps by any way, but I’m just not a fan of all the build up to this one day. I really like Valentine’s as far as kid’s are concerned. I know that the teachers have quite the day planned at Connor’s school. When I picked him up yesterday, all their little Valentine mailboxes were set up for today’s cards. Super cute.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
3 chicken breast halves
2-16oz cans chunk pineapple
1 c. teriyaki sauce
Add the chicken and teriyaki sauce to the crock pot. Pour the juice from only one of the cans of pineapple to the crock pot. Pour in all chunks of pineapple. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or HI for 3-4 hours.
This was good, but the chicken got a bit dryer than I’d like. I think that when I do this again, I will only pour the juice from the pineapple cans initially and add the chunks at the very end of cooking so they aren’t soggy. Does anyone have any suggestions to ensure that the chicken doesn’t dry out? I always have plenty of liquid and I don’t think I overcook.
Monday, February 9, 2009
I always start with bad to end on an up note. There is a guy I know, we’ll call him X. he clips his nails at work. So everyone can hear him. It’s so incredibly disgusting that I can’t even handle it. I hate that noise so much that I even make Jeffrey wait until I’m far enough away that I can’t hear it. Maybe that’s what X's wife makes him do too, so he’s only left to do it at work. What am I saying? No excuse. AND…I hear at least 20 clips. So now I’ve started to wonder if he’s not just doing his finger nails. Ew. It’s too gross I cannot even think about it. I hope you pity me.
Now, on to the less disgusting news. My company won an award last week or so. I've talked about this award before. Because of the award, we get Jeans Week for one week per month. I don’t know what it is, but it just makes me ridiculous happy to get to wear jeans to the office. :) I know that so many of my friends get to wear jeans daily so maybe you won’t really understand this…but it seriously makes my week. We get several ops to wear jeans-every Friday is casual Friday, then once per month we have Dollars for Denim where you can bring in $1 to that month’s charity to “purchase” a day of jeans wearing. Love that too. Anyway, so today is the start of February’s Jeans week and I’m just loving it. Honestly, I looked forward to it all weekend. Too bad I have a meeting tonight I have to get dressed up for so I’ll have to change out of the jeans.
So i just re-read this and it's terribly boring unless you are, well me. Have a great Monday.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Connor and I spent lots of time outside this week. i tried for 30 minutes to get him to throw his ball to me but he refused and continued to throw it at the trees in the backyard. crazy kid.
Monday, February 2, 2009
So, instead of a crock pot recipe, I decided to post some pics from the SB party. There were about 30 people there and although the Cards weren't able to come away with the win, it was a good time. We did some betting, screamed a bunch, drank a bit and ate a lot. Abby watched the kids and besides a few minor tantrums, all were pretty well behaved! Connor and Cadence bagan their love affair that Jill and I have been trying to
dawn, who almost always avoids getting her photo taken:)
horrible photo, but i took so few that had adults in them
carly & bobby
lauren & jack
kinda creepy...i'm thinking of submitting this to cakewrecks!
Thanks to all who came. We had a good time and hope you did too. :) The rest of the photos are HERE.