Friday, February 25, 2011
After work tonight, I am getting a massage- so excited about that!
Saturday- I am going to take Tyler to the Conservation exhibit that is going to be in town. Other than that I have no plans! Yay!
Sunday- Going to Church in the morning. I have a Tastefully Simple party at a friend's house in the afternoon. And I am hoping the weather will be nice and I can try out the new stroller!
I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Apple juice or orange juice? Orange
Are you a morning or night person? Night
Which do you prefer, sweet or salty foods? Depends on my mood
What was your favorite childhood television program? Rugrats and Winnie The Pooh!
What is usually your first thought when you wake up? That I need to get ready for the day fast in case Tyler wakes up early!
What do you usually think about right before falling asleep? How sleepy I am!
What's your favorite color? Yellow
What's your favorite animal? Love them all!
You're given 1 million dollars, what do you spend it on? Pay off our house, donate to numerous charities, and pay off my families loans!
List 1 thing you wish you could change about yourself: Nothing. There are things I could work on, but I wouldn't change anything.
What personality traits do you dislike in other people? Being dishonest, self centered, and rudeness.
Are you mostly a clean or messy person? Clean! I am a very organized person.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? Where I am in my life now, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. But when I was in high school I always thought I'd move to St Louis after graduation!
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go? Too many different places.
List 5 goals on your life's to-do list: Get a good job- check, Get married to the love of my life- check, start a family- check, have more kids- in the near future that will be checked off too, and to just enjoy everyday of my life!
Name 1 regret you have: I don't regret anything.
Name 1 thing you miss about being a kid: There is so much. Playing with barbies, playing 'house' with Malinda, not having to go to work, playing at the river with my cousins, and I could go on and on..
Name 1 thing you love about being an adult: Being able to drive, having my own house, going where ever I want without having to ask permission, and so much more!
What's your favorite song of the moment? Perfect by Pink.
What's your favorite song of all time? Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin- such a deep, meaningful song.
What's your favorite TV Shows? Jersey Shore is the only current show I watch. I like reruns of King of Queens and Everybody Loves Raymond too.
What's your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night? Sometimes date night with Matt, and then at other times I would say just staying in with Matt and Tyler is the perfect Saturday night!
What's your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon? If the weather is nice, taking a walk. I never get too productive on Sundays :)
You're about to walk the green mile, what do you have as your last meal? Steak and potatoes! And ice cream cake for dessert!
What would be your dream job? I don't really have one. I like mine because I don't have crazy hours and it isn't demanding at all!
Which would you rather have, 100 million dollars or true love? True love!
If you could have 3 wishes granted, what would they be? To be able to speak with people who have passed, to have my family live long and healthy lives, to be blessed with more healthy children!
Do you believe in the afterlife? Of course.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
* Tonight, Malinda and I are going to get a spray tan for the year! I am ready for some color!
* Friday I am getting a massage- the one that I kept having to reschedule about 2 months ago. I am so looking forward to it!
* Tyler took a couple of steps on Monday! He was pushing his musical table around and let go! He is so close to just taking off!
* I ordered a new stroller. I am keeping the one I have now, but it isn't the type to take on walks and doesn't work well on gravel. This one is a jogging one, and will be good to use on our driveway - which is long and make a good hill to walk up and down. The stroller I have now, I will use for taking places, etc. I hope it works out well!
* I have been doing good at eating well lately! It sure takes some getting used to though! Also, now that I don't get up at 3:00 in the morning to pump anymore, I ave been getting up and working out in the mornings. Which works out great!
Here are a couple of pictures of Tyler I took last night! Can you tell we had just had dinner!? :)
He loves the 'Chuck' trucks!
He is always jumping in the ball pit from Rata! It is so cute!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday- (State Holiday= a day off for me!!) - Malinda, Tyler and I went to Rolla for some light shopping and we had lunch at Pizza Hut. Tyler really liked their cinnamon bread sticks! I didn't find too much while shopping. I did find 2 new sleepers for Tyler. I was getting so tired of all his sleepers being either reindeer or snowmen! :)
Once we got home, we went to Mom and Dad's to visit for a bit. Matt had to work late so Tyler and I had a fun evening at home by ourselves! We ate dinner, I gave Tyler a bath and played with all his toys! It was a great day off!
I hope everyone had a great weekend!
Friday, February 18, 2011
* No plans all day- I love days like that! For dinner, Matt and I are having 'Date Night'! We are having dinner at Red Lobster- I can't wait!
* Sunday- going to church and a dinner afterwards. For dinner, I want to have Ron and Liz over for Ham and Beans!
I hope everyone has a great weekend!
....I am in love!! I don't think I could go back to a small screen again!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
9 cups Rice Chex® cereal (gluten free)
1 cup white vanilla baking chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup red, white and pink candy-coated chocolate candies (You can really use whatever color of M&Ms you like)
1/4 cup red or pink jimmies sprinkles
In large bowl, place cereal. In small microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.
Place 1/2 of the cereal mixture in 1-gallon food-storage plastic bag. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool, about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, stir candies and sprinkles into remaining cereal mixture. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool, about 15 minutes.
In serving bowl, mix both cereal mixtures. Store in airtight container.
Everyone LOVED it! And Tyler couldn't get enough!
7 oz uncooked penne pasta (rounded 2 cups)
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cups milk
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
Heat oven to 350°F. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
While pasta is cooking, in 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour, seasoned salt, mustard, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Using wire whisk, stir in cheese until melted.
Gently stir pasta into cheese sauce. Spoon into 4 ungreased 8-oz ramekins/gratin dishes or 10-oz custard cups. Place filled cups in shallow baking pan (or cookie sheet with sides).
Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.
* Tyler isn't using bottles at all anymore! It seems crazy that it is time to put the bottles away already!
* I have been wanting to make split pea soup lately- I think I might tackle it this weekend!
* I am already excited about having another Monday off! I love three day weekends :)
* The weather has been gorgeous this week! Us girls ( plus Tyler ) have been walking in the evenings and it is so nice to get out and get to moving again!
* I have been trying to eat better, and today I had a apple for breakfast- so far I'm not starving- yet! :)
* Just a tidbit of information: Today was my actual due date!
* I have been browsing books online for a friend's upcoming baby shower. And I am in love with Eric Carle's books! We have two at home: A Very Busy Spider, and The Hungry Caterpillar. I might have to order Tyler a couple when I order some for the shower :)
I hope everyone is having a great week!
I really like this one! It is my background for my computer now :)
Kind of blurry, but still cute!
And up close look at his upper teeth!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I forgot I hadn't posted about our Valentine's Day!
Our gift to Tyler!
My card from Matt! I love Tyler's signature- how creative!! :)
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Tyler's appointment went very well!! He is now 24 lbs and 30 3/4 tall! He is in the 70's in both categories for his age. He got three shots, but they didn't seem to bother him too much after I picked him up :)
I can't remember if I told you all this yet or not ( I can't remember who I tell what anymore) ... but he now has 5 teeth! And is so close to walking! He can stand up on his own- without help from anything! It is so crazy to see him do that!!
And he is pretty much off the bottles. We never used bottles at home, so it wasn't too hard to get him to transition from nursing to a sippy cup. He loves his sippy cup and does real well with it. And the most exciting thing about this is.....I am DONE pumping!!!! The last time I fed him was Friday night. It is kind of sad that I won't be feeding him anymore- because I actually enjoyed that. But the whole pumping thing I won't miss at all!!! These last few weeks I kind of felt like those dieting commercials where the scale is chained to the persons ankle... only my pump was! Haha! I bet the other nursing/past nursing mothers can relate with me!!! :)
It is so much fun to see him do different things everyday! He is such a good natured little boy!
Mom went with us to Tyler's appointment. Matt met me at the doctors office to go the appointment with me though- I am so glad to have a husband that actually wants to go to the appointments with me, he was like that when I was pregnant too. Such a good guy!
Mom and I went to Target, and TJ Maxx. I found a purse that I love - will post later!
Caleb & Tyler playing before the chaos of opening presents! Caleb loved playing with Tyler's bobble penguin!
Aren't you impressed that my apron even matched the John Deere theme!? :)
I could eat these potatoes everyday I think!
Homemade mac n' cheese, steak and grilled chicken!
I thought the banner would be a neat keepsake!
Malinda filled this wagon with wrapped gifts. It was his favorite gift I think!!
Mose loves parties!
Tyler's personal cake!
The 'big' cake! It looked great and tasted just as good! I was impressed!
Mose loved Liz!
who needs presents when you have a real phone to play with!!? haha!
I made these paper chains Thursday night. I thought they looked cool, and they were the cheapest decoration we used! And they are still up, I'm not going to leave them up forever- but I do like the way they look!
that boy loves his sweets! :)
My view! What a sweetheart!
...also, I will be posting a few recipes from the night in a few days!
..and sorry for there being SO mnay pics...once I got started uploading I kept finding more and more I wanted to show you! :)