Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Splish, Splash...

"Oh, Patrick, you're so funny!" "It just feels so good to swim in this whole inch of water!"
"Cannonball!""This water is sooo refreshing!"

Monday, July 28, 2008

Friday, July 25, 2008

"Healthy" French Onion Soup

I have found the most delicious French Onion Soup recipe...
AND it's healthy!!

Ingredients (Makes 1 serving):
1/2 Cup Raw Onion
1 Packet low sodium Beef Bouillon
1 Cup Water (I use 1 & 1/2)
1 Bay Leaf (optional)
1/4 tsp. Onion Powder
1/4 tsp. Lite Salt (or salt to taste with reg. salt)
6 Melba Toast Rounds (I like the whole wheat)
1/4 Cup Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese
Fresh Ground Pepper
Non fat Cooking Spray

1. Saute onions in non fat cooking spray.
2. Add beef bouillon to onions.
3. Add water, salt, pepper, bay leaf, and onion powder.
4. Bring to a boil and simmer 10-15 minutes (until desired softness of onions).
5. Remove bay leaf (dah!).
6. Place soup in bowl. Top with Melba toast and then cheese.
7. Microwave or broil till cheese is melted.
8. Sprinkle with parsley and enjoy!!!

It really is easy... it makes a perfect lunch for 1... or if you like, double it, triple it, make it work for you! Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Rainy day fun...

Rain, Rain, go away (but really stay because our grass needs you SO badly) come again another day (no, really, come back... we need rain!)
Since it was raining out... pretty much all day... Wyatt and I had our own fun adventures inside...
First, we found a lone "bug ball" (as Wyatt calls it) making it's way through our living room. At first Wyatt watched it crawl, but then I showed him that if you touch it, it turns into a ball. So, we spent a good 20-30 minutes playing with the "bug ball" until Wyatt dropped it and couldn't find it... mommy found it... but then I told him we had to throw the "bug ball" outside so he could go home. So, that was fun!

Then after lunch Wyatt was really bored... and maybe I was a little bored too... so we gathered up a bunch of blankets and tipped over the coffee table (which I am sure Wyatt will try to do all the time now) grabbed some chairs, and made our very first fort!! Wyatt was pretty much in awe of the fort... and I have to say... I was too! We did a really good job and it even stayed up when Colt (our dog) came charging through it!

Well, the rain has stopped, for a few minutes at least, Wyatt is all snugged up and asleep in his crib, the fort is still up in the living room (because I asked Wyatt if he wanted to show daddy and he said "yes") I am about to grab a cup of coffee, sit down, and enjoy the quietness and the sound of the rain!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Wyatt's favorite things....

Tooth brushes, books, toys, and balls...

Mommy and Daddy's bed...

Toys and sitting in them...

Daddy's tooth brush...

Blankie, cow (aka "touw"), and Basket balls....

These are some of Wyatt's favortie things... what are some of yours?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Precious Moments...

This weekend we got to go visit Papa Bill, Chris' grandpa. He has Spinal Cancer so we cherish the moments we get to spend with him. We captured some precious moments of Wyatt with Papa Bill.

Wyatt wanted to know why Papa had that blue thing around his belly....

Wyatt sat with Papa for quite awhile. He wondered about his cool blue belt, laughed when Papa laughed, and showed us all his silly smile. We don't know how much longer we will get to have Papa Bill with us, but we will cherish the precious moments we do have together!

Friday, July 18, 2008

My baby is growing up...

Today while I was getting ready for the day I let Wyatt play up stairs in his room with Colt (our dog). He doesn't get to play up there all that often because when I watch Patrick (4 days a week) I put a gate up in front of the stairs to keep them on the main level. Anyways, he was up there playing and all of a sudden it was silent... when I went up there to sneak a peek (with camera in hand... just in case) I found him reading his favorite book 'Duck on a Bike' in his rocking chair. At that moment I just thought to myself "My baby is growing up! He is such a big boy!"

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Who needs toys?

Who needs toys when you have a q-tip in your ear? Wyatt ran around for almost a half hour this morning with a q-tip in his ear... maybe not the smartest move on my part... but he was SO happy and cute! So, now I am wishing I would have saved us some money by buying him a box of q-tips instead of the thousands of toys we have in our living room... All Well!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

3 Years Ago Today...

I married the man of my dreams!
Christopher, thank you for being my best friend, for being the love of my life, and for making me laugh! You are always there for me, you always care for me, you are my shoulder to cry on, you are my go to guy, you are an amazing and godly man... I will love you forever!
Happy 3 Years Honey! It's you and me till the wheels fall off.. and then we will just have to walk after that!
I love you!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

Lux Aeterna Clothing is having a $10 Shirt sale this weekend!!! Check it out. www.luxshirts.com

Thursday, July 3, 2008


I am feeling very thankful for the blessings God has given me (and my family). These blessings come in a different forms, everything from having the money to pay for a Root Canal and Crown in cash, to having a friend I could call at the last minute to watch Wyatt while I spent 4 hours in the dentist chair, to finally feeling at home in a Church and for my friends!
I sometimes over look these blessings when I go through my days thinking about ALL the things I need to get done, but yesterday, I had 4 hours to just sit and think (and spit into a sucker tube) and I just felt thankful and blessed.
I have been struggling with feeling thankful and seeing all the blessings God has given me since I moved to Texas. I was more so feeling frustrated (or maybe even sinfully angry, for those of you who went to Bible Study with me) because I was so far away from my family and my friends. But yesterday I thought (for 4 hours) about how awesome it was that we had money to pay for this emergency Root Canal and about all the amazing people God has brought into my life, friends I can confide in, friends I can laugh with, friends I can ask my silly diapering questions to, and friends I can call up at the last minute to watch my child... and I realized how very Thankful I am for these friends no matter how new or old of friends they are. They are blessings!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Personals

White Male Baby seeking Female Baby Playmate

Enjoys long walks/runs/zigzags on the Beach. Seeking someone to have fun with and get down and dirty with... in the mud. Must LOVE Milk, Crackers and Dirty Faces! Must have fun mommy for my mommy to "play" with while we are on our adventures.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Sweet boy...

Lately I have been finding Wyatt talking to his reflection in the oven door... last night I said, "give the baby a hug" and this is what he did. He's such a sweet boy!

My sweet husband...

Today after dinner I realized I had lost part of my tooth!!! I looked across the table into Chris' beautiful eyes and said "Um, I lost part of my tooth!" (thinking I would get some sympathy) and he so lovingly said "Well, you sure keep losing things that are costing me money!"
Isn't he sweet?