Friday, May 29, 2009

I just want to say that I LOVE these shirts!

You can go here:
and see just how awesome they are.

And by putting these cool shirts on my blog I am being entered into a
contest to win some shirts for my very own.
All I can say is Happy Birthday to Me!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

more yummy stuff

I have been inspired lately to cook healthier things for my family.
This is my attempt at making hummus.
I love hummus.....
I used a little too much paprika.
But I still thought it was yummy.

So today I felt a little more creative and this is what I made.

I don't know what to call it but I used:
Spinach, strawberries, olive oil, fresh lemon juice, fresh minced garlic,
salt and pepper all mixed together.

Then I heated up this Naan bread for 3 min.
Sprinkled some shredded Romano cheese on top.
Then topped it with the spinach mixture.

It was soooooo yummy!
Jim and I did not even share it with the kids.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Doesn't this look yummy!

A little Caprese salad for lunch.
I am trying really hard to eat healthier.
But to be honest with you, sometimes it makes me feel guilty.
It really is more expensive to eat healthier.
I could feed our entire family on hamburger helper for less than $5.
(I know! That is so gross!)
We all know organic fruit is more expensive.
Anyway, I really enjoyed this yummy, healthy lunch.
I also had some Indian Naan bread. Garlic. mmmmmm

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Can you do this?

Not that you would want to.
Just curious if you could if you wanted to.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Bamma's Birthday

Two Birthday Cakes for Bamma!
An ice cream cake &
Micki's famous Rum Cake!

And they drove off in Papa's '71 Stingray Vette.


Tracing is fun.

I just thought this was really cute.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


We decided to make Lasagna today for dinner.
On the back of the ricotta cheese was this yummy recipe.
Fudgy Peanut Butter Pie.
A quick phone call to Jim (who was out on an errand)
and he got the pie crust we needed.
I had a cute little helper in mind.
My other cute helper had helped me with the lasagna.

See how cute she is!

We are proud of our creation.

Here is Callie's first lasagna.
It was really tasty.

Conner did not really like the pie.
Here is what happened on the way back to the sink.
It is an experience cooking with kids.
But hopefully one they will always remember.

The New Me.

Callie said that she wants me to put more posts on my blog. So here I am. This is my new hairdo. I had it cut and the hairstylist went crazy! My hair has been past my shoulders since I was about 13 years old. I was a little afraid at first but I really am enjoying this sassy new do now.
The super cute earrings and necklace are from my super friend Suzanne. They are all the way from South Africa. The girls got cute bracelets and Conner got a sling shot. Just what every little boy needs. Love it.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Cinco de Mayo!

Who says that South Africans and really white people can't celebrate the coolest Mexican holiday! We just needed a little excuse to break out the margaritas and the carne asada!
Suzanne and Neil nicknamed Jim. He is now affectionately know as Martin Stewart.
He does not have the home decor thing down but his cooking is the bomb!

This is Jim's pico de gallo. It was so yummy. He even roasted the jalapenos on the grill.

This is his fruit pico. Roasted pears and mangos. Need I say more?

My honey and me

I wish I knew how to photoshop so I could
do something about my double chins.
We hardly ever get our pictures together so I will cherish these.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Danille's Welcome Home Party.

Emma's friend Danille went to South Africa with her mom Suzanne for an entire month! They were visiting family. While they were gone we borrowed her dad to help us with our move. God's timing is so awesome. If Suzanne and Danille had been home we would have never been able to keep Neil working as much as he did. Our move also brought us about 2 minutes from their house. How cool is that!
Emma missed Danille very much so she planned a welcome home party for her.

Everything is ready, waiting for the guest of honor.
The food - Emma's choice.
The girls! Caitlin, Danille and Emma.

Some pink lemonade.

Even Jim stopped by and joined in the fun. Notice the "sweet pinky."