Monday, November 29, 2010
Its so hard to narrow down all of the fun things to do/memories to make at Christmas, here are a few I'm looking forward to....
Looking forward to making these:
White Chocolate Cherry Granola Munch
Brie and Sausage Breakfast Casserole
Dark Chocolate Espresso Shortbread
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Some crafts I can't wait to try:
These cute bird ornaments with the kids.
Adorable kids craft idea with buttons
And of course, homemade gifts for friends which as Nicole says "is such a dying art" - remember when mom made quilts for all her friends? The painted ducks? Mr. Luckow and the piggy banks?
And since my kids are really into dress up I'm currently trying to beg my husband to build and manger while I finish their "Mary and Joseph" costumes out of pillowcases - more to come :)
Well I am off to decorate - and of course, since we are decorating the tree tonight - clam chowder for dinner!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
As we prepare to celebrate another thanksgiving I wanted to take a moment and thank my Savior for all of you and your examples to me each day of how you love your Savior, your husbands ,children and your church. You are so inspiring and encouraging to me and I am extremely thankful for my girls. Love you with all of my heart MOM
Monday, November 22, 2010
Jonathan and I just had the privilege of going away for the weekend to attend a marriage conference. It was such a treat to have extensive time of talking, resting, and communicating specifically about our marriage. We came away so much in awe of how good we have it, how God has blessed us so much in our marriage and spared us so much. Ironically, we had a fight when we first got there, but I'm so grateful for the great teaching both from our parents and church so that fights (which happen) don't ruin weekends. Thanks honey for working so hard so we could go away, thanks for marrying me and staying married to me. Love you!
P.S. We found this picture when cleaning out the attic, what a hottie!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
There's just something magical about the countdown to Christmas...and while I have great aspirations of the calendar my family will know as tradition.....the reality for my AMAZING mommy-ness (haha) is the $1 Trader Joe's ones with chocolate for each day but hey, its cool if you're 3 and 5 (actually, I'm kinda thinken' I should go back and get one for me!)..
I do have the felt one from when we were kids and am excited to do the devotions with Drew this year - I used to love being the one to stick the symbol on when it ways my day! :) Now, 27 years later, I kinda actually get what the symbols are and why they are so cool....
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
So I start my internship thing tomorrow!!! I'm getting excited! I was a little nervous, but I'm more excited tonight :) I hope I learn a lot and maybe even get a job offer... either way I think it will be a good experience and I feel like a real nurse! 3, 12 hour shifts a week... here I come!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I only get the sewing bug a couple of times a year so I have to take advantage of it. Turned this dress tutorial that a friend pointed out into a shirt, so cute. I feel like "Ma" from Little House on the Prairie. I just need to go kill a chicken for dinner, plow a field, and make some butter after I'm done :)
Saturday, November 6, 2010
That's what I say about our new favorite pastime: fingerpainting. Why would I willingly let two messy toddlers dip their hands (let's face it its not just fingers!) into paint and go to town? Cause it's fun! I already have tons of messes to clean up, what's one more? There's always dirty laundry, what's one more? Plus how can you resist these cuties?
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
I'm determined to have cute matching shirts for my girls this holiday. Is this such a hard thing to ask? It seems so. I've almost given up on fall shirts, but Christmas is a must. So...are these cute enough? Have any other locations I can search? Remember that Kathy Lambros is my mother and I am cheap. And I will NOT be sewing any shirts. Please advise.
So amongst studying like a mad woman, I thought I'd have Crystal over tonight for a little girls night. Mom and Dad are gone and Jon isn't home tonight, so why not! I haven't watched a movie since the semester started!!!
So I decided to make us a nice dinner... it turned out to be GREEN Spaghetti! I know... ridiculous, but actually tasted delightful!
It started with me thinking it'd be a good idea to add some spinach to the sauce:
But then the sauce looked like Pesto, not spaghetti! :) So I added a little more tomatoes and mixed in some cream cheese... and it was delightful!
Of course I was throwing this together after work so I hadn't defrosted any bread... so I used an asiago cheese bagel as toast... put a little salt and garlic on it and toasted it... seriously genius:
All in all it turned out well and Crystal and I enjoyed a nice green spaghetti, bagel toast, salad, and red wine dinner :)
Now we are going to watch "Letter's to Juliet" and paint our nails and eat junk food :)
How cute are these flowers?!
I've really been wanting some cute headbands lately since apparently round-brushing my hair for 45 minutes everyday isn't an option with three kids (its like, they want me to make them breakfast and help them get dressed in the morning, I mean, come on!) :)
Anyways, found the directions on this cute blog
Crossing my fingers that everyone will stay in quiet time this afternoon :)
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I went to get a massage today! Aren't you girls proud of me... relaxing AND spending money in the same event... seriously what is wrong with me!? Crystal and I went, then enjoyed coffee and bagels afterwards :) delightful!
So along with the TJ's pumpkin break these are my new favorite Fall pumpkin cookies:
I've eaten them for breakfast a few times too :) try em'