Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ducky, Ducky, Ducky

Yesterday, Lexi got to be at Autzen Stadium for the first time ever. We weren't allowed inside obviously but we took pictures outside. Mom got her a little headband and a t-shirt so she can sport her "duckyness" LOL! What can I say? We don't raise beavers in this household! : D She's growing up the right way as far as I'm concerned! : )

One day she will get to look back on these pictures and say she was a Ducky from the very beginning! What can I say? It runs in our blood! : ) Very excited for Saturday!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Last night my evening was spent making a Mexican chicken and rice casserole and a snickers cake for my mom's work potluck. I just love cooking and baking. Being a mom, baking and cooking are what I'm supposed to do. It brings so much joy. I feel like baking and cooking are one of the things I can control. I know that sounds weird but its like the quote from Julie and Julia, "Chocolate cream pie! You know what I love about cooking? I love that after a day when nothing is sure and when I say nothing, I mean nothing. You can come home and absolutely know that if you add egg yolks to chocolate and sugar and milk, it will get thick. That's such a comfort"

That's pretty much how i feel! happy Wednesday! Oh and the meaning for the title is I'm going to let Lex try strawberries today!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dinner and my evening

Dinner went over well. LOVE the recipe!!! Then Mom, Lex, Josh and I went over to hang out with Nana and Papa and enjoy the evening where Lex fell asleep on mom and I had to have mom wake her up so that she would sleep last night. She did pretty well with eating her bottle last night. For those of you who know us she hasn't been eating her bottle before bed and wakes up around 3 to only eat a couple ounces. She ate a good portion last night and went to bed around 9 and slept till 6am ate some and then slept until 9am. All in all good night. 

On the other hand I'm trying to teach Josh to braid my hair because its getting long and I can't braid it behind my head. That, to put it nicely, was a very interesting experience! LOL. If any of you have tips on teaching a guy to braid hair PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know! It's hard to teach someone what to do when it's happening behind your head and you can't see what they are doing. At the end of the night my hair had MANY MANY knots. Oh well. I told him as the dad of a daughter he needs to know how to do this especially if something happens to me. I don't plan on that happening but its better to be prepared. Hope everyone has a good Tuesday! Can't wait for Saturday! I'm making my potato mushroom soup for the duck game! Maybe a snickers cake is in order as well. Not sure though.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday Night Dinner

Tonight we are starting Monday night dinners again. We are going to be having the to die for cream cheese chicken enchiladas. I can hardly wait.

Josh has today off and so I get a helper today while I make dinner, clean the house and do laundry and cram a shower in there somewhere. NEVER EVER TAKE A SHOWER FOR GRANTED! Once you become a mom they are a luxury if they aren't already!

Any ideas for a recipe for next Monday night? I use pinterest mostly! LOVE IT! And now they have an app for your phone! What are they trying to do to me???? LOL!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The fair

Mom, Heidi, Lexi and I went to the state fair yesterday. It was pretty fun all except me getting burnt like a lobster. It was worse last night than today but I still haven't taken a shower yet and something tells me I will be taking a cool shower for a couple days. Lexi seemed to enjoy herself except for the heat. Just like her mama in that regard. For it being as hot as it was, she did amazing. She's starting to notice shadows and thinks they are funny. Its quite cute

 Tomorrow we start up the tradition again of Monday night dinners. On the menu for tomorrow, the enchiladas I made last week. They were super good and super easy. Can't wait for mom, Heidi, and Micah to try them. 

Lexi is moving along quite well in her development. She's getting very chunky and healthy. LOL! I'm going to say she's still in the 90th percentile if not higher. : ) Proud mama here. I know I am doing a good job. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Adding to the recipe....

There may have been very few times where I have ever followed a recipe exactly. I'm always adding in something or taking something out that I don't like and replacing it with something else. I feel I am talented in that area. Maybe its my pallet. I don't really know, but I love the fact that I can and do put my own spin on things. 

On another note, why isn't splash open later in the evenings????? That seriously bugs me! Lex LOVES the water. On a Thursday they are open from 1pm to 5pm. Seriously????? Ugh!

Last night I made potato and mushroom soup. So yummy. I will put the recipe up but I added 1 clove of elephant garlic, a dash of oregano, more than a dash of basil and 2 cups instead of 1.5 cups of heavy cream and as much fresh mushrooms as I wanted. I also did not add the celery salt and used normal salt instead. Pretty good if you ask me. Here is the link: 

Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Thing to do today. : ( Not pleasant things. I have laundry and dishes and cleaning to do which I have no motivation for. Annoying! I'm making homemade potato soup for dinner. All from scratch. Hopefully it tastes good. Its supposed to be Outback's recipe. Wish me luck. I DON'T WANNA DO DISHES! Ugh, some days I just can't find the motivation for cleaning and other days I can't find enough stuff to clean! 

Lexi and I matched our clothes yesterday and she was so cute. I got some good pictures of her on my phone and camera but my phone is being stupid. 

I'm supposed to receive a couple packages in the mail today. I'm thinking of getting Lex a seat for the bathtub where she can sit in it and we can just fill the bath tub instead of her little tub. She loves the water. We are going to have to take her swimming again. She enjoyed herself and was quite exhausted that night. Another thing. She tried prunes yesterday and I thought she was going to hate them but she loved them almost as much as she loved bananas. She's always surprising me!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The BEST things in life...

I am so glad God gave me such a beautiful an amazing daughter. Don't know what my life would be without her. Oh ya, working at Hirons. Ha ha ha. This is THE best job I have ever had! I so grateful that I get to be a stay at home mommy. Although I wasn't fully aware of the sacrifices I/we would be making, it's the best decision for her and our future child. Ya sure, you give up going to movies, getting  new clothes and shoes, going out to dinner unless it's a special occasion, and doing other fun things that cost money, its the best sacrifice of my life. 

I love love love having a little girl. We can match our outfits! Today is one of those days. I will post pictures tomorrow. She's even got pink shoes like me thanks to her Nonnie. : D Anyway, she's up. I gotta go.

Monday, August 20, 2012


This weekend was an okay weekend. Got to get out and do yard work soon. Ended the weekend with a fire and that was super relaxing. The first one of the summer. Soon we will have to get sister and new brother in law over for a fire. 

This week I have got to get further on my scrapbooking FALLING WAY BEHIND! Lex is now rolling and rolling and rolling. Its crazy that she is 5 months and doing so many things. Its like watching me grow up because she looks so much like me! I love her so much!

Friday, August 17, 2012


Josh is asleep. Lexi is asleep. Joey is balancing on my knee. My body is exhausted. I did grocery shopping yesterday with mom and Lex. Today we did some shopping for my cousin's 6th birthday! Long couple of days but they were fun. The excessive heat was kind of a struggle with an already too warm baby but I LOVE THE SUMMER! If it could be summer all year round I would be thrilled!

They are at the bottom of the page. Seriously! I felt like I was eating heaven last night. These are one of the things that will be in heaven for sure! LOL

Anyways, my brain is pretty much done for the day as well as the rest of my body. Good night. Enjoy your Friday night. Go out and party while I'm sleeping. I know I'm not missing one single thing.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Shopping day!

It's finally grocery shopping day! YAY! Also Lex finishes her applesauce today and will start peaches tomorrow! Then I can start mixing things for her! So excited! No allergies as of yet THANK YOU JESUS! I'm so proud of her, she's getting so big and accomplishing so much! Now if only one of those annoying teeth would pop through she would be much happier! :)

I'm going to try some new recipes on this paycheck. LOVE trying new recipes. I love to cook and bake! Its just so much fun! I have loved it since I was little. I put Lex in her walker in the kitchen while I'm cooking in hopes of inspiring her to cook.

On another note, I miss my bestie terribly! I wish we lived next door to each other. Then on the other hand I feel that we would be dangerous! Ha ha ha! Love you Courtney!

We are having PJ, Brande, Dustin and Rory over on Sunday. I may make chili or something else. Haven't decided yet.

Have a nice Thursday!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Sometimes my daughter just makes me laugh so hard! Last night around 3am she started fussing. So I got up and went in to put her paci in her mouth. I was trying to find her mouth in the dark and all I could find were legs and its normally where her head is. Then, I couldn't feel her diaper. I panicked!! So I turned on the light and she had managed to have her head facing the bottom of the crib and her diaper was off and she was away from it. Immediately I felt the bed to see if it was wet and thank goodness it wasn't. So I picked her up, put her in a diaper she couldn't get out of and then put her in jammies to make sure for sure that she couldn't get her diaper off. LOL! So then she wakes me up around 8:30 and I stumble out of bed to go make a bottle and sit in the living room waiting for her to make enough noise for me to go get her. 15 minutes goes by and no noise. Then an hour and a half goes by and no noise so I went in to check on her to make sure she is still breathing! (I do this all the time.) I stepped into her room and couldn't hear breathing which more times than not I can hear her. It freaked me out. Then I got up to the crib and she was sleeping on her tummy and I touched her back to make sure she was breathing and she moved and I knew I was in the clear. She is still sleeping. She must have been one tired girl. She makes me laugh because she HATES tummy time and the fact that I find her sleeping on her tummy is hilarious. Maybe she's a closet tummy time lover ha ha ha ha ha!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Taking weekends off...

I think instead of holding myself to a high standard of blogging everyday, I will blog during the week days. Weekends are family time unless something amazing happens and I have to document it.

On the weight loss side, I;m doing terribly! I haven't been dieting and need to find the motivation to get on that horse again! Ugh! It's not fun! I LOVE food. I love to bake and cook because I feel like its my form of art. I guess I'm gonna have to back off on the fatty "art" LOL

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Lexi is LOVING bananas. When I get the spoon in the bowl she already has her mouth open for another bite! So cute. She was even pissed that she had to take her bottle and not more bananas. I think I know where that all of the sudden banana craving came from. LOL! 

She's getting so big and when she cries is starting to try to say "ma-ma" at least that's how it sounds to me. She's using her voice a lot which can be annoying at times, such as in the middle of the night when I'm trying to sleep. LOL!!! She's getting ticklish and not just grunting when you tickle her she's starting to giggle when being tickled. She's at such a fun stage! I pulled out the outfit that she came home in and MAN IS SHE HUGE!!!!!! I will have to take a pic side by side of what she came home in and what she's wearing now. Love her. Oh and she pet Joey for the first time today. I had to keep telling her to be easy and Joey is seeming to get used to her although he doesn't like her sudden movements which I don't blame him. Poor cat. Soon enough they will be best friends!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Myspace SUCKS!

I wanted to go to myspace to see how it's doing. Well, IT SUCKS! I like facebook soooooooo much better! Pork Tenderloin is in the slow cooker and the house is smelling amazing. Now, to find the motivation to make the bed, do the dishes and do the laundry. I think my motivation is hiding in the attic! UGH! Darn you motivation!

Both the kids are sleeping. Well, Joey is in and out of sleep on Josh's computer chair. So cute! I am enjoying watching the Olympics. Maybe I will take scrap book stuff in to the living room while Lex is asleep. Maybe some motivation is hiding in there. :(

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Still have yet to find the motivation for scrap booking Lexi. If you have any tips for motivation PLEASE TELL ME!!!!

On another front, we completed our first veggies last night. Tonight we start fruits! On the agenda is apple sauce, pears, bananas, and I have to get peaches. Its going to be great! Then we can start mixing the first foods! Can't believe we are to this stage already. So far her favorites are carrots and sweet potatoes. Green beans were next and she didn't really care for peas and squash.

I am enjoying being a stay at home mom! I love being with my girl. She's the light of my day, unless we are both fussy. LOL! No, but seriously, I LOVE IT! Couldn't ask for anything else!

Monday, August 6, 2012

The cake

The cake turned out amazing! Not too sweet as I thought it would be. Well the garage got taken care of this weekend.
1. Clean the garage.
2. Scrapbook Lexi.
3. Scrapbook our wedding.

So next I will be scrap booking Lexi. Now if only I could enlist her to help me..............Don't see that happening any time soon LOL. I'm going to try to get organized while she is sleeping. Hopefully she sleeps longer than a half an hour! Well, I better get a head start in case she doesn't.
I'm not even going to say "Happy Monday" because I don't think there is such a thing LOL 

Sunday, August 5, 2012


Well, we didn't get the weeding done which it was super hot outside and I didn't feel like having a heat stroke yesterday so weeding got skipped. Next weekend its in the plans. The garage looks superb!! Also, Lexi belly laughed for the first time yesterday and I missed it!!!!!!!! : ( Sad day for a mama! Auntie and Nonnie got it on their phones so I got to see it. It has been my goal today to get her to laugh. Thing is I think we are gonna have to get a dog or rent a dog or just bring Lucy over or something because she was laughing at Rocky (Uncle and Auntie's Dog) and Lucy (Nonnie and Poppie's dog). 

My Cake is finished and it looks super evil!!!! Here's the picture!
You have to tilt your head. OH MY GOODNESS! It looks so yummy!

Josh and I saw Dark Knight Rises again and they left it open for yet another movie but if its been a while since you watched Dark Knight, watch it before you go see the movie. I need to watch it again as well. They make some good movies.

They are coming out with Wizard of Oz and that one looks good as well as Man of Steel (Superman) which also looks good. We had a good evening after the movie. We went to dinner and then dessert at Sweet Life. SUPER YUMMY! For those of you who haven't been to sweet life I recommend it!
Have a happy Sunday!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Making the cake....

Well, I'm currently in the process of starting my snickers cake. Yes, I am aware that it's 9:50pm but I have a very busy day tomorrow. Tomorrow Mom (Nonnie) is picking Lex up so that Josh and I can clean the garage, do some weeding, go see a movie, eat dinner, and have dessert to celebrate our anniversary. All the weeding might not get done but at least we are working on it. Weeds SUCK! 

We are going to see the Dark Knight Rises Again. Sounds like it should be good. Sunday I will finish up the cake and hopefully post pictures of it! Well, the buzzer is about to go off. Enjoy your Friday night. I know I am.
: )

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

Today, 4 years ago, Josh and I were two hours away from saying our "I Do's." I can't believe it has been 4 years! Crazy and we have two beautiful babies to show for it! Joey gets his good looks from his dad : ) and Lexi get's her good looks from her mom! : ) Today we don't get to spend much time together because Josh has to work late but we have the whole day Saturday to celebrate! Thanks Mom! 

Saturday will start with us getting Lexi ready for Nonnie, then we will eat breakfast and then start cleaning the garage together! Then later that evening we will go to dinner and then a movie possibly or just dinner and dessert! Its going to be a fun weekend. Then on Sunday we are going to our friend's house for dinner and dessert. I'm making dessert. This is what I hope to make :)
I hope it turns out.

Nana is coming over today to get some Lexi time. Speaking of Lexi, she rolled over from her back to her tummy for the first time yesterday. I had her on her back then left the room for a minute and came back to find her on her tummy. I was like, "What??? How did you do that??!!!" Then I put her on her back because she HATES tummy time and she let me know. Why on earth she would want to roll on her tummy when she hates it is beyond me. LOL! Then I walked back out of the room to put something in my room and came back and she was on her tummy again! She was fussing yet again because she was on her tummy. Silly girl! Then I tried to video it and she rolled before I could hit record. So then I had to sit her up with one hand and get my phone ready. Here's the video!
I was so proud of her.

Here is a video of her trying a pickle. This wasn't the first time but she had the exact same reaction.

I love her so much! Just when I think she couldn't get any cuter she does!

Have a Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

New tasks........

There are some tasks I am setting for myself to accomplish.
1. Clean the Garage and get rid of crap we don't need.
2. Scrapbook Lexi
3. Scrapbook our wedding
4.Get my scrapbook stuff organized (I guess this should be #2)
5. Create a bucket list.
6. Become a crazy insane coupon-er.

I like to start with a small list so I can accomplish them. I think it will make me feel better to accomplish a small list then I can make another small list and another and another until I'm crossing off  things on my bucket list! Yesterday, Mom, Lexi and I went grocery shopping. I'm sore today though. Also we got another spray tan. Pretty fun! Tomorrow is my 4th wedding anniversary! Can't believe its been 4 years and one baby later. :) Wouldn't trade it for anything! Happy Wednesday!