Saturday, November 27, 2010

26th year: Day One consisted of:

Skyping with my Dad (while wearing a Birthday Girl Tiara)
Trader Joe's "Bay Blend" in my favorite new mug...
My favorite Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake...
This perty thing...
Nail polish and Philosophy spray
and a new diaper bag!

What a way to kick off my 26th year! I got so many sweet calls, cards, and messages that filled my heart with joy! My mom made one of my favorite dishes, beef stroganoff , and then we concluded the evening with the new digitally remastered Beauty and the Beast. It was a really wonderful day and I am so excited about what this next year brings! Love you all!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Elizabeth anticipates State Championship

Photo courtesy of Denver Post

Here's an article written about the E.H.S. Football team my Dad helps coach!!!

Sweet Treats with Grammie

Charlie helped my mom and I make the first batches of fudge this holiday season! We made a batch of peanut butter fudge and also my favorite, chocolate with pecans. My brother, Jordan, and my co-workers are in for a real treat, seeing as we made TONS of it!

Charlie had her 4 month shots yesterday and did much better than at her 2 month appt.! She cried, fell asleep, and woke up to her normal smiley self! Here are her stats:

12 lbs = 25th percentile
25 inches = 75th percentile
head circumference = 50th percentile

So, we have a long skinny kiddo. Who woulda thought ??? We are having a great time with my mom here and are getting very excited about the Thanksgiving Feast, especially after watching The Pioneer Woman on Throwdown with Bobby Flay last night!

I die.

Giada saved our lives by introducing us to these little corn muffins of l.o.v.e.
Garlic Corn Muffins with Sun dried Tomatoes...try it today.


  • 2 (8 1/2-ounce) packages corn muffin mix (recommended: Jiffy)
  • 2 cups frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2/3 cup diced sun-dried tomatoes (from an 8-ounce jar)
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 2 muffin tins.

In a large bowl combine the muffin mix, corn, garlic, and sun-dried tomatoes. Stir to combine. In a small bowl whisk together the buttermilk, sour cream, and eggs until well blended. Add the buttermilk mixture to the muffin mix. Stir to combine. Spoon the mix into the muffin tins, filling up the cups about halfway. Bake until golden brown on top, about 15 minutes.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Lucky Dog

Guess who got a new Serta? The one who has become second string around here since Charlie came around, that's who!

Sunday Pic

Here's the latest pic of the little peanut. Don't mind the slobbery face, we think she may be teething!

Fall in AZ

I spent a little time over at the pool on this beautiful AZ fall day! So far we love living in Gilbert and are very happy about the decision we made to move! If we had not moved, Jordan would be in TX right now and would be gone for another 2 weeks. Instead, we took a lovely walk around the neighborhood, played with Charlie, bbq'ed some dinner...etc. Happy Fall everyone!