so the warm weather makes us want to use the grill. and in fact- we made the most amazing dinner TOGETHER, which is so rare. i asked matt to buy some type of meat to throw on the grill and he came home with shrimp and pineapples...so we made a yummy glaze and paired it with mac and cheese & cornbread. somewhat southern if you ask me. anyways it was amazing...and Madison ate a few shrimp too! so so yummy that we all finished our plates.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
gosh- I sent my husband to Sheetz because we ran out of milk- and we eat cereal every morning before work/school. Just when I thought Valentine's Day was coming to an end...He surprises me with the following...after an entire day of family lovin' he continues to show his appreciation for me. I am so lucky & so in love...with my husband & kettle cooked hawaiian sweet onion chips/pink roses. I love how well he knows me...
I think I am a sucker for valentine's day...I have always like the gift getting, gift giving, sweets, and loving on my family all day. I guess my husband does too because he had the day off & we just hung out all day together with our little love- Madison. It's been great. Eating yummy cupcakes & snuggling. These days are the best. Growing up- My mother used to always get us Valentine's gifts and I remember how much I loved that tradition. I'd come home from school and there was always a gift on my bed which was always made in my clean, clean room. My mom, Lana is the greatest and I hope to be the same for Madison. She always made us feel so special with treats on Valentine's Day and lots of hugs & kisses. I still cannot figure out how her and my father raised such good kids...We're blessed for our family and now I am blessed for my own family too! Happy Valentine's Day not just to our lovers but our children, parents, sisters, & friends. Smiles for heart pancakes, presents, cuddling, & cupcakes.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
I love when my hubby works the early shift and is home by 4 :) It makes my heart melt. After hanging with Madison & doing my exercise, Matt was home! So I attempted to make his favorite item off of the Olive Garden menu- toasted Ravioli. It was SO SO easy and yummy! If you want to make it just google "easy toasted ravioli" My family loved it :) (even my picky toddler thought it was so yummy that there was cheese in the middle!) I served it with a big salad with lots of veggies. A+ meal. After bath time, we had family movie night on the couch in our PJ's with a big bowl of popcorn & alphabet cookies. It was a great Saturday night. It's amazing what you consider a great Saturday night once you're married with kids. I didn't do much crafting or photography so I chose to post photos of our food :) enjoy! I hope it doesn't make you too hungry ;)
Saturday, February 12, 2011
So I got the best surprise the other night. I came home from work to this adorable sign on my front door...
and I was so excited to open the door. My husband always gets too excited and does things like this before Valentine's days and Birthdays. Honestly- It reminds me a lot of my Dad. He does the same thing. He always gives gifts early because he is excited! Is that a man thing? Anyways...When I walked into my house- I saw this!!! and I was very happy. Plus- I get to do my exercise while Madison watches tv and colors. Pretty pumped :) I guess when you're married...you get exercise machines as a gift. I love it! Thanks babe!
Friday, February 11, 2011
If you've read my prior post about Madison's dance pictures...Here are the results. I guess she was right...She did listen. She did smile. And she did her VERY best :) What a ham! Please enjoy the following photos...but I apologize for the poor quality. These are the proof images and the only way I could copy them to show all was to do a screen shot. I love the faces on the group shot of the girls. Each girl is doing their own thing- makes me laugh...and poor Madison doesn't look like she quite understood the group photo. My order form is massive.