Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thanks Aunt Staci!!!

luke, jeff & i were at mom’s house when she came home with a package for reese and one for tanner. Reese got a beautiful quilt. right before leaving mom’s, i checked my blog and saw that amy’s & brooke’s kids got quilts too.  so I was anxious the trip home to see if luke got one.  and guess whathe did!

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i had a baby shower 2 weeks ago. when my mom checked the mail that day, I got a package from staci. and inside was a quilt that she had made for my little girl.

luke actually went to bed with BOTH blankies tonight.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

askin Robbins

tomorrow, April 29th, 2009, go to bakin robbins. Between 5-10 pm, baskin robbins is doing a 31 cent scoop night.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

jeff’s surgery

This morning @ 8, jeff had surgery on his nose.  we were supposed to be there @6:30 for pre-op.  we waited for an hour just to do that.  thanks to papa who took us and nana who stayed home with luke.  i had to go sit with him the whole time.  well, papa was there all that time, too.

papa & jeff waiting…   jeff had to fast for 8 hours prior.  not bad considering it was while he was sleeping.  but, by the time they took him back, he was getting hungry.  i don’t blame him.

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after surgery, the doc came and told me that he did GREAT.  he said that his right side was completely infected.  he also said that his allergies were really bad (we could have told you that)  Anyway, he is doing well, and he says he can breathe a lot better, good thing-right? 

oh, and thanks to grandma nevada who is going to take luke tonight because she doesn’t have school tomorrow.  (she actually asked if luke could spend the night last week)

Friday, April 17, 2009

one down

this is my second post for today, but i thought it was blog-worthy.  We just paid off our first credit card.  we still have a few left, but we feel pretty good about having one gone completely.  we have started trying to pay down debt.  we are on our way and it feels great!!

A family favorite

this is what i made for dinner tonight.  it is one of our favorites.  it is also quick and easy.  i usually always have the ingredients on hand. 


Tater Tot Casserole

2 cups hamburger mix

1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen tater tots

2 cans cream of mushroom soup  ( i usually use 1 cream of mushroom & 1 cream of chicken)

1 soup can water or milk (i use milk)

shredded cheese for top

pour tater tots in a 9x13 pan.  mix together soup and water or milk.  add hamburger mix & stir.  pour mixture over tater tots in pan.  sprinkle with cheese.  cover with foil and bake 35-45 minutes @ 375.  remove foil and bake another 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.

and while i was shredding cheese for dinner, this is what luke was up to.

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dancing around in his hat…. (a colander)

Monday, April 13, 2009



saturday night, mom & i spent the night at grandma nevada’s house. we went to church with her this morning.  the easter bunny found me at grandma’s house.  i got a few cars, bubbles, a ball with a velcro glove, and an alphabet puzzle. 

don’t i look HANDSOME in my easter outfit?

after church, i helped grandma make a texas sheet cake for easter dinner.  i got a little chocolate on my foot that i thought i should lick off.  YUMMMMM!


then pepper called to see if i wanted to do an easter egg hunt with reese up at the park.  reese’s friend, david, also came.  amy filled all the eggs with candy and pepper hid them all.  i got a little head start so i could find eggs on the ground.  after david filled his basket, he started finding eggs to put in my basket.  thanks david.

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to end our long day, we went over to nana’s house for easter dinner.  mom and grandma brought desserts.  we also sang happy birthday to me and i also got a few presents.  oh, and another little egg hunt just for me.  (except there were a few eggs with money in them)

Thursday, April 9, 2009


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it’s been a wonderful, roller coaster ride, honey. 

we started of being sick on our honeymoon, and we celebrated our first anniversary being sick.  our second anniversary was spent in the hospital because our pride and joy was born 2 days before.  i think we were all sick last year.  this year is different-  NO ONE is sick or in the hospital.  i am not quite sure i know how to handle a sick-free anniversary.   anyway, we celebrated a few days early by going out to dinner to the KEG.  thanks for letting luke spend the night, mom.  it was after all conference weekend. 

jeff is a wonderful husband and father.  i love that he helps me around the house.  i love that he will make dinner sometimes. i love tat sometimes he will just listen to me. he really is a great guy & i am lucky to have him in my life.