Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
I told you - I'm not an artist - yes this still looks like a 5 yr old drew it LOL oh well....
Sunday, February 26, 2012
I originally got this recipe from Weight Watchers - I can't remember where - and I'm sure when done "properly" it's a lower fat pizza - but I'll leave that up to you to figure out ;)
Turkey BBQ Pizza:
So you can either start with a store bought pizza crust (like I did) or make your own (THIS recipe is fantastic!) and then put any type of BBQ Sauce that you like on the crust - I LOVE Sweet Baby Ray's (even if it has High Fructose Corn Syrup in it - boo...) I think I usually use about 1/2 cup - but do as much as you'd like
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
My main reason for blogging today was to wish my taller-than-me-not-so-little brother a VERY HAPPY 19th birthday!!
Gosh - I remember the day he was born - I remember what I was wearing - and even going outside and trying to type out "SOS" in Morse code so that the ambulance could find our house (I'm sure it wasn't ANYTHING like the real SOS lol) he was such a BIG baby that the midwives had problems delivering him - and he actually broke his arm during delivery. But he arrived safe and sound - on Fat Tuesday of all days :) He was the cutest little baby - all squshy faced and just BIG!! He weighted in at 12 lbs 4 oz.
I remember rocking him to sleep in the afternoons, and letting him fall asleep in my arms - listening to his little baby snores.
I remember him testing at genius levels in Kindergarten. One day the school called me at work and needed me to come pick him up - he came back to work with me and colored and just sat quietly in the lobby area while I worked.
I also remember when he asked me why "I" (who was NOT a mother) had boobs....he knew why mom had them - to nurse/feed our younger brother - but why in the world did I have them - that was a fun conversation!
All that to say I have such fond memories of him - he holds a VERY special place in my heart.
FINALLY - I'm able to have a relationship with my brother Daniel - August 2011 - So very thankful to see him during our trip to Michigan for Brian's work - we had a GREAT day seeing our grandparents, playing putt putt and going to dinner. This was shortly before he left for the Navy.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
I am so thankful that God brought Brian into my life - he is truly my other half. He is my best friend, my lover and my best friend. Happy Valentines Babes!
Here are a few pictures from our special dinner today:
Our gifts to each other before dinner:
Chocolates from my sweetie!
The card I gave Brian ;)
My Sweet husband :) - he liked the card ;)
Pioneer Woman's Pork Roast with Onions & Apples - one of our favorites!
Sunday, February 12, 2012
We came home and had lunch then we finished unpacking the basement. Brian put up his flags in the "man land" (or more like the "family room") He also put up some other"man land" items. Then we went upstairs and got a bunch of items hung on the walls and some curtains put up - pictures to come at a later date ;)
I got all our Valentines decorations put up - I think they are cute, even if it's only for a few days ;)
Saturday, February 11, 2012
He also took me to dinner tonight at a pop-up restaurant (that was only open for this weekend) and the chef was a guy that we met at one of our Pampered Chef shows in December. This was the menu:
Green Iowa Egg Drop Soup
Shiitake ginger shallot garlic rice
Sweet Corn Coconut Chowder
Tofu carrot onion celery garlic ginger
Sausage Stuffed Squid Hoods
Breakfast sausage tempura sticky rice chili
Daikon slaw sake cabbage satin rice wine
Sticky rice sesame bacon ham apple sweet corn brown sugar
Seaweed avocado carrot cucumber chive sweet corn wasabi
Fried Ice Cream
Pound cake tempura raspberry chocolate peanut
Cinnamon Sugar Toast
Apple pie spice sticky rice lychee cherry blueberry
The food was amazing - and so unique - something that is hard to find here in Iowa ;) I think the Pork Sushi was our favorite - the flavors were AMAZING!!
I was also told that this is only part one of Valentines Day ;) So we'll see what else my man has up his sleeve - and yes, he's making me wait until next FRIDAY for the rest! lol
What do you have planned for Valentines Day? Any traditions?
Friday, February 10, 2012
Had a fantastic Pampered Chef party tonight with Amanda and her friends! We made a delicious Loaded Baked Potato Chowder, and I think it was a hit!!
Brian took the lead and did most of the cooking portion of the show. He did a great job, I'm so proud of him. I love that we are doing this as a team and that we get to spend our date night making money, not spending it ;)
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Another day on the couch, thankfully this afternoon I did start feeling better. I think I've finally kicked whatever I had.
I had forgotten how much I enjoyed Gilmore Girls. I watched some of season one today. I love the relationship between Loralie and Rory. I remember when it went off the air, so abrupt. It was a sad day when I realized that it was over.
What is one of your favorite TV shows?
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
I was so happy to be part of both of his wedding days - This was the "courthouse" wedding
Over-all I'm thankful that he's my brother - even if we don't see each other or speak that often.
Happy 28th Birthday Tom - I hope it's a great one!