Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas Day ♥

Oh the excitement of Christmas!! This was the funnest Christmas that I have had. Getting to watch Ava, Campbell and Cooper on Christmas morning and throughout the day was the best thing to me. Ava came in and walked straight to her new stroller and baby doll. She wasn't too sure about her new wagon, until I set her in it and showed her that she gets to get pulled around in it, then she didn't want to get out :) All she wanted to do was open presents. She didn't care what they were, she just wanted to open them.

Campbell and Cooper were both spoiled as well getting new electric (guitars) "matars" as Cooper calls them :) Cooper got more Monster Jams then he knows what to do with and Campbell finally got her robe and new luggage that she is always begging for at any store we go to :) My favorite line of the day was when I walked in to their house Christmas morning and Cooper jumps up holding a cd and shouts, "Becky! Look what Santa brought me, the Big Time Rush CD..he know'd I liked em'.." Cutest thing ever that he was so excited and just the way he says it.

There is so much hustle and bustle that goes along with Christmas, that it's easy to forget to stop and enjoy all the little things. These little details of that day are some that I never want to forget!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Weekly Menu, 11.

This week will be another short week as I am leaving for North Carolina on Thursday night!

Steamed broccoli
Crescent Rolls

Sweet & Sour Meat Balls


Leaving on a jet plane!

Red Rocks New Years Eve Dinner!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


This month so far, these are some of the things I've done:

Took the kids to see Santa arrive on his sleigh at the Country Village in Bothell.

Driven the kids around to look at Christmas lights, especially this house, our favorite!

Did some mini photo shoots to try and get a good Christmas card picture...

This is how that turned out..Pretty much how things always are..chaotic, but I love it that way :)

Visited this little Cutie and made some Christmas treats!

Got to spend the day meeting this sweet new baby, Andrew..

And his crazy & sweet big brother Zach.

Did the traditional baking night with Shelby and made lots of treats for their party..

Attended the annual Barkshire Christmas Party and had a good time!

And last but certainly not least, booked a plane ticket to North Carolina for New Years Eve to visit one of my best friends Jennifer and others! Can't wait!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Weekly Menu, 10.

Last week was a little hectic and there was literally not a night that I was home, so needless to say, the meal plan was of no use. However this week, since I am officially done Christmas shopping, I will be avoiding those that are not done shopping by staying home.

Turkey & Ham Melts

Garlic Bread

Chicken Fajita's
Mexican rice

Ordering Pizza (Holiday baking extravaganza day)

Christmas Eve, dinner with the Family.
My addition to the meal: Macaroni Salad, Pecan Pie bites.

Friday, December 10, 2010

The list.

I found this on a blog and thought it was hilarious because so many of the things are true.
I will highlight the ones that most relate to me!

1. I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet? (I’ve seen Martha Stewart do it, but it never seems to work out for me.)

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don’t want to have to restart my collection…again.

13. I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. “Do not machine wash or tumble dry” means I will never wash this – ever.

15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voice mail. What did you do after I didn’t answer? Drop the phone and run away?

16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

17. I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

18. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

19. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

20. I wish Google Maps had an “Avoid Ghetto” routing option

21. Sometimes, I’ll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.

22. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic cloth grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

23. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to finish a text.

24. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

25. How many times is it appropriate to say “What?” before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear or understand a word they said?

26. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

27. Shirts get dirty. Underwear get dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

28. Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

29. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey – but I’ll bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!

30. My check engine light has been on for three months now and nothing’s happened. I’m starting to think that my car is just an attention whore.

31. I don’t understand the purpose of the line, “I don’t need to drink to have fun.” Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and sticks when they’ve invented the lighter?

32. Sometimes I pretend not to remember details about people because having a good memory apparently equates to creepiness.

33. My GPS says “Estimated Arrival Time.” I see “Time to Beat.”

34. Whenever someone says “I’m not book smart, but I’m street smart”, all I hear is “I’m not real smart, but I’m imaginary smart”.

35. My keyboard needs a removable crumb tray like my toaster.

36. What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?

37. I wish it were appropriate to say to a complete stranger, “Excuse me, would you like me to show you how to discipline your child?”

38. I never understood why the Lions and Cowboys always get to play on Thanksgiving. Shouldn’t the Patriots play the Redskins, and then steal their stadium afterwords?

39. Double-Stuffed Oreos should just be called Oreos, and regular Oreos should be called Diet Oreos.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Campbell has started cheering in a league where she will be performing at Boys basketball games throughout the Winter, for the Monroe Select teams. In her squad, there are 6 girls and they stand on the sidelines during the whole game and do cheers. She practices once a week and has been so excited and can't wait to come home and show us her cheers. Her first performance was last Saturday and she couldn't wait! During half time, I asked her if she would like to play basketball and she shook her head..nope, a cheerleader it is! :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Weekly Menu, 9.

Chicken Bakes
Cheesy Rice

Swedish Meatballs over egg noodles

Turkey Melts

Visiting the Harding's

Garlic Bread