Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Today is my little guy's birthday. Kolby turns 4 years old. I swear he grew an inch yesterday too. I kept looking at him and wondering why he was so big all of the sudden. Keaton's birthday is next month. He will be 6 years old. We decided to join their birthdays and have one big party with a few friends. (ok, so it was more than a few. We invited a few families, but with kids and adults added together, we had quite the get-together) This is a picture of just us before everyone got here.
I won't post pictures of everyone else that came, because I don't have their permission, so I'll just show you a few pictures I took of my kids. They had so much fun! We got them new bikes for their birthday (the major reason we combined their party) so both of them could enjoy riding together.
On thing that really touched me, was in the middle of the excitement of the bike party, Keaton picked some flowers and gave them to me. So sweet! I loved the colors of them too!
Thank you to all our sweet friends for coming over! We loved it, and the kids still won't let me put away their new toys. It was a fun evening!!
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
So, the kids started their first day of school today! Whahooooo! Here's what Kamy and Keaton looked like early in the a.m., on their way to the bus stop. 2nd grade and Kindergarten.
They were so happy! The kids need bus passes to ride the bus, and they felt extra important having their own ID cards.
I love school days! I actually got thing accomplished this morning, and I have many great ideas on how to use my time wisely. One of them is to go to the gym......we'll see.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Creamy Wild Rice Soup
2 boxes Uncle Ben's Wild Rice
1/4 cup crumbled bacon
2 cups half and half
Combine chicken broth, rice and seasoning mix and chopped onion. Bring to boil then reduce heat, cover, and simmer 35 mintues. Meanwhile, chop up your green onions and shred or chop your chicken. When rice is done simmering, in a separate pot, melt your butter, stir in your flour, and cook for a few minutes, stirring constantly. Add in your milk and cook (stirring!) until thick and bubbly. Add to your rice mixture. Add your chicken, bacon, and green onions. I then taste it and season with pepper and salt if necessary. Bring up to temperature but do not boil. Add additional chicken stock if it is too thick. Enjoy!
The next thing I have to show you are the goodies I got from my scrapbook night I went to last weekend. A lady from church owns this scrapbook store and she offers it once a month for people to come and work on projects, socialize, and eat sweets. Sounds good, huh. So here is what I got free for having a filled-out punch card. I did a lot of cutting out, of the different patterns, and made this layout of my cute little George. My baby. My girl. Her name is Kennedy but we call her George. Anyhow, here is the layout.
Monday, August 20, 2007
As you also know, if you know me, I almost never stick to a recipe. I like to tweak things and add in my own style to the recipes. So from her recipe... tweaked to mine, here it is.
1 lb ground pork
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp salt and pepper
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 cups shredded cabbage/coleslaw mix
3 green onions, chopped
1/3 cup hoisin sauce (in the asian food aisle by the soy sauce)
A few glogs of soy sauce
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 cup cooked rice
1 head iceburg lettuce
Add oil to skillet and brown your meat. Toss in the ginger, garlic, bell pepper, salt and pepper. Stir for a few minutes. Add in the cabbage/slaw mix and green onions and basil. Stir-fry for another couple minutes. Add the hoisin sauce and soy sauce. Stir to combine. Add in your cooked rice. Wrap this yummy mixture into the leaf of your lettuce and enjoy! Super yummy. Let me know if you like it.