Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Another recipe....

I have to share another recipe with you all. My mom shared this with me the other day and I thought it sounded great. It came from the Pioneer Woman blog. I haven't read much of her blog but I know many people that do and she has some great recipes on her site. What I tried last night was Creamy Chicken Spaghetti Casserole. My kids liked it and Ben LOVED it. I changed a couple of things. I had cooked chicken already so I just boiled the noodles in water and added the chicken that I already had, I also didn't have any olives so I just totally left those out (thought they were a bit of a strange ingredient anyway) and when I cut up the mushroom I chopped them pretty small so my family would eat them. It turned out so good and I will definitely be making this one again.

I am thinking that I may start doing a weekly "new recipe" blog post. I need to do a bit a research to see how I want to do it but like I said the other day I am going to be trying some new things that might be worthy of sharing.

We have sure been battling some sickness in our family that last 3 weeks. Jacob has missed 2 days this week and 1 a coupld of weeks ago, I'm hoping that he will be well enough to go back tomorrow. I know that I've been promising some more pictures but things have been so crazy around here I just haven't been able to get around to it. I will soon...I promise!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Uh-Oh, it's already beginning.....

Sarah is already riding around in "cars" with the neighbor boys. The little boy that lives next door is 20 days younger then Sarah and he got this super cool Jeep for Christmas and is kind enough to drive Sarah around. She must feel a bit nervous - notice the helmet?
Sorry it's been a little while since I've posted a new blog. We've been pretty busy with traveling, skiing, fighting sickness (and losing), little league meetings for Ben, wrestling practice, and on and on and on. I am about to try a few new recipes too, I'll let you know how they are when I try them. I also have some wrestling pictures to post as well. For now, this is all I've got for you but it's something right? :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Jacob's face vs. Baseball bat

This was day one....it swelled up the day after this was taken and turned black and blue. Now it is yellowing and healing but it looked pretty ugly for awhile. He survived....

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Dinner tonight....

I've been sitting at my computer for a while now trying to figure out what to blog about. It's been a week since my last post and I really don't want to "fall off the wagon" again so I decided I would just share what I made for dinner tonight. My mom has been telling me about the daily email that she gets from http://www.myrecipes.com/ called Dinner Tonight. I finally decided to sign up for it. I've only gotten two emails but I tried one tonight and it was so good! It was a black bean burrito bake and I made it with Lime Cilantro Rice. It was a little spicy for the kids (not Luke but the others) so next time I won't add the whole chili but or maybe I will make half with no chilies. Here is the link to the recipe.

Sorry if this is a boring post but I wanted you all to know that I am still here and thinking about my faithful readers and I felt like this was a good thing to share.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Jacob's music program...

I realized today that I have done a blog post on all of the kids in the last couple of weeks except for Jacob. So I decided to fix that. As I was looking back at some pictures from last year I found these from December when Jacob has his 3rd grade music program. All of the 3rd grade kids performed for family and friends. Some even got to play instruments....including Jacob!! I think he was most excited to wear his tie :)

Here he is getting ready to play the bar instrument. He did a fantastic job!!
At the end of the night he wanted to take a picture with his teacher. He is having a great year so far and this program was right up his ally....he loves to perform!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Zac's new pets....

Well here they are, that new addition to our family. If you didn't see this post about the ant farm, you should go there and then come back to finish reading about them. They came in the mail on Friday. All squeezed into a little tube. I have to admit, I was very afraid that they would die in the first day but here we are at day 3 and they are still alive and working hard. Ben and I are having as much watching them as Zac is. They are constantly working, moving sand, digging tunnels. It's pretty awesome!!
This was taken just a couple of minutes after Ben put them in.....
These were taken after 2 days (sorry about the glare)....

I thought Zac would enjoy telling you about his ants so here's a video.....

video

I hope you all have a wonderful Monday!





Saturday, January 29, 2011

Domino Fun!

Luke had his friend Sam over after school on Friday afternoon and one of the things they did, after playing football, scooters, Wii and snacks, was dig out the dominoes. It was little iffy for awhile because, as you know, Luke has two younger siblings that like to bug him when he has friends over. They finally got a long line made so I thought I would take a few pictures. I'm not sure why I didn't take a video (just now thought of that) and the pictures are a bit blurry but it was sure fun!!




I've got another post that I will save for tomorrow or Monday.....Zac's ants came!!! They are so cool but I need to take some more pictures to show all the work that they've done.

Have a wonderful Sunday friends!!