Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fun in the Sun

Last week it was GEORGOUS outside. Something we had been waiting for for awhile. The kids had been getting a little bit stir crazy having to stay in the house. Since Heidi came along the other two have been deprived of any errand running that requires me to get them in and out of the car multiple times, I have found that it is more hassle than what its worth.
So the GEORGOUS weather gave us the opprotunity to get out and enjoy the outside:
And even bikes need gas!

Friday, March 11, 2011

White Chili

There are only a few things about winter that I like and one of those things is soup. There is nothing better than being able to have a nice warm bowl of soup on those cold winter nights. I have about 4 different potato soups that get made regularly b/c they are the ones that I know my little family will eat. So since Bryan has been out of town for the past few days I decided to take advantage of his absene and make chili. I dont mind the traditional "red" chili. I especially like it on baked potatoes with some cheese, but I actually prefer White Chili. To me it is much tastier. I got this recipe from my wonderful sister and love it.

White Chili
1lb chicken, thawed and diced
1 med. onion
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 T oil
2 15 oz cans garbonzo beans
1 14.5 oz can chicken broth
2 4oz can green chilies
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
1 C sour cream
1/2 C heavy whipping cream

Cook the chicken, onion, garlic powder in oil until chicken is cooked. Add beans, broth, chilies, and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 30 min. Stir in sour cream and whipping cream. Serve with tortilla chips and cheese. ENJOY!

*Last night as I was rumagging (sp?) through my cupboards I found that I didnt have any cayenne pepper. You can leave it out if you like the chili is already a bit spicey the cayenne pepper would just add a bit of hotness to it as well. Either way it is delisous. *

Thursday, March 10, 2011


I got a good laugh later earler this week when I got a chance to think about the events of Tuesday morning. I woke up that morning to sad whimpering at the bedside. I knew without looking that it was Hannah and knew right away that she wanted in our bed (we have a rule that the kids are not allowed to sleep in bed with us, so if they wake up in the middle of the night they can bring their pillows and blankets and sleep on the floor) The morning ended with me finding Hannah standing in the doorway with the door open, in just her panties, yelling at her Dad as he was leaving for work.

Friday, March 4, 2011


Over the past months I have noticed that Hannah is going to be the runt of her cousins. She got blessed with not only my good looks:) but also my height deficiency.
Then while over in Lville I got to make another observation while visiting my sister and her little boy.
Heidi and Parker:
3  months apart
Same size feet
Same size hands
Practically the same length (I think Heidi beats Parker by 1/2 an inch) she doesnt stand a chance either.
Lets just hope that Hayden ends up being taller than his sisters!