Monday, April 28, 2008

Little Lily

I think these little hair accessories are so adorable! Lily Stratton makes them and if you're interested visit

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Random snapshots from last week

I just had to put this picture of Emma sleeping in her crib. A few weeks ago she was really sick. The pediatrician said she had a viral infection and she was just miserable. There was a rash all over her body and she was sleeping all day everyday, for a week practically. Anyway, during that week she grew attached to this duck. One night she woke up at 3am screaming quack, quack! quack, quack! And I went into her room and she was pointing to her stuffed animal. I gave it to her and she settled back down instantly. Weird! I don't know why she decided she couldn't sleep without him all of the sudden.
The other picture was last Sunday night. She still has some supper on her face. :)


A friend of mine told me about a game for toddlers at and so Emma and I decided to check it out. Basically she can touch any key and little animals jump out on the screen and say peek-a-boo! =) It's really cute. Anyway, this is what she's playing while Daddy asks for a kiss.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Turtle Dessert

Prep:10 mins  Other: 2 hrs

17 ice-cream sandwiches
1 (12.25 ounce) jar caramel topping
1  1/4 cups chopped pecans, toasted
1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
3/4 cup hot fudge topping, heated

Place 8  1/2  ice-cream sandwiches in a 13x9 inch pan. Spread evenly with caramel topping and sprinkle with 1 cup pecans. Top with 2 cups whipped topping and remaining ice-cream sandwiches. spread remaining whipped topping evely over sandwiches. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup pecans. Cover and freeze at least 2 hours. Let stand 5 minutes before serving; cut into squares. Drizzle with fudge topping. Yield: 10 servings
This will look amazing.  ( As if you spent hours in the kitchen)  =)

Splishan and a Splashin

Friday, April 18, 2008

Pool Party!! =)

I'm trying to post some videos of today's outing but at the moment it's not letting me. So, here are some pics for now.

Pool party!! =)

This week has been unusually warm, especially today! We had 80+ weather. So, my friend Kim had the wonderful idea of getting out the kiddie pool and having the girls splash around for a little bit. They had loads of fun! We thought it would be cute if Emma and Chloe would give each other hugs for the camera but in the end...they took a tumble. =) Chloe had lots of love for her friend Emma. Everyone is ok! No worries, Grandma! =)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I think it is so sad that there are many people that believe whatever Oprah supports is the very best thing. This is a real eye-opener.

Monday, April 14, 2008

A 'thought' from my hubby


"Poets try to uncover words to describe what was never ours to describe. As if our feeble human words were worthy to give light to one Sunday afternoon's snow. Moments pass without the hint or glisten of the whiteness from heaven. The weatherman keeps telling us that it will happen, sooner than later. But, I am content to keep my heart, mind and soul set on whether or not God allows. Moments turn to hours. We go to church, we pray and listen to the voice of God. Later, Grandma serves up a marvelous meal fit for family, not worthy for kings and magistrates. Friends descend upon her household. Hospitality multiplies and coffee, dessert and laughter are in abundance. Then at last the spots appear outside of Grandma's windows. At first it appears that God is lightly and only momentarily dusting the neighborhood. But the whiteness lingers for a couple of hours. It decides to stick around for a while. The purity of the color transformed the backyard into someplace else. Ironically, the weatherman sits back in his chair, with a grin on his face, once again proud of himself. Later that afternoon, I found out that Grandma asked God for the snow, not for herself or anyone else, but for me." 

Chase Blankenship

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Cousin Carrie

This Saturday we had a wedding to go to and Chase's cousin Carrie was so kind as to come over and watch Emma. Between peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, the fridge farm, baby dolls and cartoons, the two of them hit it off and had a blast. =) Thanks Carrie!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Tex-Mex Cheesesteak Sandwiches

4 servings
prep time 10 mins
cook time 5 mins

2 hass avocados
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
coarse salt
4 soft hoagie o kaiser rolls, split (toasted if desired)
One 12.25 ounce box thawed frozen steak for cheesesteaks, such as Steak-umm
2 teaspoons chili powder
8 ounces pepper Jack cheese, shredded 
1 tomato, sliced for serving
Hot pepper sauce, for drizzling (optional)

1. Mash the avocados with the lime juice and add salt to taste. Arrange the rolls open on plates and spread the avocado mixture on the roll tops.

2. In a large nonstick skillet, cook 3 portions of steak over medium-high heat, seasoning lightly with the chili powder, for 1 minute. Flip the meat, sprinkle with some cheese and push off to the side of the pan. Continue adding meat, chili powder and cheese to the skillet until all of the meat is cooked and topped with cheese.

3. Place a few tomato slices on each roll bottom. Divide the steak among the 4 sandwiches and sprinkle with hot pepper sauce, if using. Set the roll tops into place.

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