Jan 31, 2012

FRIDAY NIGHT DELIGHT!

sick as a dog, but loved every minute of it.

especially when i woke up and patty was spooning me. that was pretty funny.

i met my girls (minus sarah, minus kendra) for a quickie overnight in st.louis. we met up with even more friends from college and talked and laughed hysterically for hours. and i ate a whole pizza. and two cupcakes. apparently i was starving.

i blame the nasty cold.






there are five unborn babies at this table! nora (with one), theresa (with one) and alana (with THREE).




THOMAS!!!!


this stinkin' darn kid got his very first ear infection on sunday. we celebrated with some amoxicillin and an early bedtime. poor kiddo. poor mommy - he hates taking medicine. good times.
waiting patiently at prompt care. that teether is his favorite thing EVER.

feeling better yesterday!


after watching Baby Einstein!


Jan 25, 2012

A POST OF NOTHING.

i got nothin' today.

oh! did you see what santa put in my stocking for christmas? i love it.


and here's henry:




Jan 24, 2012

PINTEREST FAIL: BAKED FRIED CHICKEN.

tastes like KFC? no.

instead, the skin was sorta mushy because of all of the butter in the bottom of the 9x13. it didn't crisp up nicely at all. i think if you just spray or simply use foil it would turn out way better.

that being said...dave loved it. and hallie ate it. so...yeah.

RECIPE:

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Place thawed chicken breast tenderloin strips in a bowl of milk. Let soak for 20-30 min.

Mix in a Gallon Size Ziploc or Large Bowl:  
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 T Season All
3/4 tsp Pepper
1 c. Flour
2 tsp. Paprika

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut 1/2 stick of butter into a few pieces and place in a 9x13 pan. Melt butter in pre-heated oven.

Spread melted butter around the bottom of the pan. Lightly spray the pan, if needed, to make sure that there are no dry spots.

Shake excess milk off of chicken and completely coat each piece with the seasoning mix. You can either shake the chicken in the bag, until coated, or dip each piece in the bowl until coated.

Place each piece of chicken in the pan.

Cook for 20 min. Turn each piece of chicken and continue cooking for 20 more minutes, or until cooked through.

ENJOY! (or not)

Jan 23, 2012

YOGA, MORE MOHAWKS AND A STORY ABOUT A LOST IPHONE.

yoga:


mohawks:

and now, a story:

i don't remember where we were or what we were doing (how's that for an intro?), but barb dropped me and the kids off at home early evening on a sunday.

dave was out hitting golf balls in the hard when we pulled in and apparently put his iphone down on the hood of barb's caddy at some point.

do you see where this is going?

barb drives off, dave freaks out, crying ensues.

he went driving, trying to find it. and at some point on a road a little bit aways, his bluetooth kicked on. so apparently it had to be within 60 feet or something. he came back and picked me up while barb stayed with the kids and we drove...and drove...and DROVE. and searched the ditches as it got darker and darker.

and i kept calling and calling, because dave never EVER puts his phone on vibrate (and gets grumpy at me when i do (understatement)) so we were hoping to hear it. but we couldn't find it. i tried calling customer service in jacksonville but they were closed and as i was going through all of the automated "press 1 for english" business here came dave's dad.

i said forget the customer service crap and just kept calling it as mike crept in front of us. i called and about a minute later mike slammed his brakes on and got out.

i told dave "i think he found it!"

his exact words, "he can't see anything ever, how is he going to see my phone?"

WELL GUESS WHAT SUCKAS?! mike found dave's phone...in the ditch. when asked HOW he could possibly see it he said, "i saw the ditch light up, so i figured that's what it was."

brilliant.

he saw the ditch light up because i was calling the phone, where just a MINUTE before i was NOT calling the phone because i was trying to call customer service. and we were driving in the right spot because dave's bluetooth had gone off in that general area (and it never did again!), so BY THE GRACE OF GOD...

we found dave's iphone.

the end.

oh, and his PHONE WAS ON VIBRATE.

Jan 19, 2012

SMELLS LIKE A DAISY.

hallie is a girl scout! sort of. we've had like...four meetings this whole year? but regardless, she is and she loves it!

we went to the big cookie rally a few saturdays ago...lots of inflatables, not enough pizza and boy HOWDY was it LOUD. good gravy, my ears were ringing when we left. early. but it was still so much fun.

IF YOU WANT COOKIES, let me know! She is selling them now thru february 5th!



they also had a dj set up and the girls could dance. and that's allllll she wanted to do is dance, dance, dance!
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Jan 18, 2012

MR HENRY GIGGLES.

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oh this kid. my heart.

Jan 17, 2012

SNOW & MOHAWKS.



Jan 16, 2012

MY KIDS ARE WAY TALENTED.

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Jan 13, 2012

MORE CHRISTMAS. AND THE NEXT DAY.







DONE.

Jan 12, 2012

MORE CHRISTMAS. DAY AFTER.




not as many pictures! not a single one opening gifts. whoops!

Jan 11, 2012

BACK TO CHRISTMAS. EVE.

just pictures. lots of pictures.











Jan 10, 2012

SOMETHING I DON'T WANT TO FORGET.

hallie has three imaginary friends. she has had them for awhile, but who knows how long they will stick around? their names are:

sass
sarah
melopy (pronounced like melanie, but with an op instead)

they are her "sisters," and she talks about them all the time. and plays with them. and talks on the phone (ipod) to them. it's really cute.

melopy is the bad one. she is in jail a lot for killing people (????) and for being mean to her brother (haha). hallie disowns her as a sister quite a bit.

oh that girl.