Thursday, February 2, 2012

Cheesy Shell Bake

Cheesy Shell Bake

1# Beef
1/2 c Green Pepper
Fresh Garlic
1 tbs Olive Oil
16 oz Tomato Sauce
8 oz Shell Pasta
1 c Sour Cream
2 c Shredded Cheese
1 tbs Parsley
Salt & Pepper

Boil pasta. In another pan, saute green pepper and garlic in olive oil (you can substitute coconut oil if you'd like), add beef and cook until done then add the tomato sauce - let simmer for approx 15-20 minutes. In a separate bowl, mix sour cream and 1 cup of cheese and parsley. I always use more cheese and sour cream than this!!!

Preheat oven to 350 - In a 9x13 pan layer pasta, half of meat mixture, sour cream mixture, the other half of meat mixture then put the rest of the cheese on top. Cook covered for 20 minutes and uncovered for 5 minutes.


Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

1 to 2# Chicken (shredded)
1/2 c Chopped White Onion
2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup
1 can Rotel
2 tbsp Chili Powder
1/4 c Milk
approx 1/2 bag Tostitos Chips (crumbled)
2 c Cheese

In a large pan, combine chicken, onion, cream of chicken, rotel, chili powder & milk. Simmer over medium heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover bottom of 9x13 pan with crumbled chips. Pour mixture from pan on top of chips. Cover with cheese. Bake covered for 30 minutes and uncovered for 15 minutes.

Note: I always saute the onion in olive oil,add the chicken and then add the other ingredients!

Serve with white Rice and Pico de Gallo.

Pico de Gallo

9 Roma Tomatoes (diced)
1 bunch Green Onions (chopped)
1 bunch of Cilantro (chopped)
Fresh Garlic (minced)
Juice from a Lemon


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Liam - Half a Year Old

March 22, 2011 - 6 months old
Weight 17 lbs 6 oz
Height 27 1/8 in
Head 17 1/2 in

Liam - 5 months old

Liam - 4 months old

Liam - 3 months old

Liam - 2 months old

Liam - 1 month old

I cannot believe Liam is already 6 months old! What a wonderful blessing and joy he has been to us. He is so sweet and has the biggest smile, which he shares with everyone! Isaac is a wonderful big brother. He is actually loving him now and has become very protective of Liam. He loves to lay by him and tries to share his toys with him but I keep having to remind him he needs to wait a little longer. I am so excited for the next 6 months. Thank you Lord for this precious gift!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Growing Boys!

Liam is moving all over the place (scooting...he's not quite on "all fours" crawling, but he is trying very hard)! Time to get something out to keep him confined. I didn't do that with Isaac but Liam puts EVERYTHING in his mouth and is very fast so it's a little scary when I have my head turned for just a moment. He is also cutting a tooth. Right bottom tooth came in on March 9 (5 1/2 months old). He is almost sitting up too. I have a feeling it'll happen the day after I take him for his 6 month pictures (that's what Isaac did)! On most nights he goes to bed between 8:30p and 9:30p and wakes up between 6:45a and 7:45a.

Isaac is just about potty trained! I thank God for that winter storm at the beginning of February. It really helped us focus on potty training. We were stuck, Chad was home for a couple of days and we let him run around naked (most of the time). Let's just say, Isaac has a ton of Monster Jam trucks now because of it. That has been his reward when he goes "number 2" in the toilet. The only problem is...I am not sure how to stop giving him one now that he does it on his own?!

I thought we were in trouble a couple of weeks ago when we were outside kicking the ball and he pulled down his pants and peed. I laughed and so did the neighbors across the street! The next day out front again, riding scooters he pulled down his pants...thinking his was going to pee...nope, he pooped. It was hysterical then he walked a foot away and peed. He hasn't done it since then thankfully!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Beautiful January Day

We spent the day with Ryan, Karli and Roxi at their house by the lake. It was a beautiful day...we were able to sit outside, grill, and watch the guys throw the frisbee and football.

Isaac and Roxi...playing with the nine puppies in the neighbors yard. They were so sweet and starving for attention!
Roxi asking mommy & daddy if she can take at least one home!
Liam...relaxing, getting a little sun!
Uncle Ryan and Isaac
Daddy and Isaac
Daddy throwing the frisbee!
Roxi wanted to carry her bike, not ride it!
Aunt Karli and Liam

Karli on one of those plasma cars.
Sweet hugs!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Funny Isaac

Today while Isaac and I were coloring together, I asked him what he wanted me to write and this is what he asked for...

KeeBee KoBi
CooBi CooBi TaDa
Coobi Coobi Sena
DonChu BaBa
KibbyKubby SaBaBa
ToBi Cubig

Very cute!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Yummy 5 Layered Cake
(it has mandarin oranges and crushed pineapple in it)

Not enough candles!

I love my boys!


The candles were already out, we were just pretending!

Sweet Boy!

Aunt Danielle & (soon to be) Uncle Chad's puppy, Abby!

We were outsideto send off a "wish lantern"...(I said a prayer for my kids instead). It was the coolest thing, but it was a sample of something that Danielle is doing on her wedding night so I didn't put the pictures on here. I'll post those after her wedding!

I had a wonderful time turning 34, thank you everyone who made it so special!