Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanks Walmart!

While visiting my local Walmart today I noticed they got some new carts. I love them. Now we have all seen the carts that can hold young kids up front facing each other making MY kids fight over leg, hand and toy holding space (You know we all do it, give them a toy and put it away in front of the check out isle.) It is also a lot easier to maneuver. Anywho this is awesome and it even leaves space for a child in the front. (Lindsay and Kerri all your kiddos can go in this cart!!!!!)
One of my kids favorite things was thinking they were both pushing the cart!
Our weekend in Kirtland was fabulous! We love having nothing to do in the little town and love every second we get with G&G. Here is Grandpa helping Ellery put on his shoes, she was so HAPPY!!This picture isn't the greatest but the moment was priceless. We were watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the Rockettes came on....Here comes Ellery. "Kick...kick...kick..." so funny!
Late nights staying up finishing moms Coke. (I don't even like Coke that much but man it tasted good this weekend.)
And for all you Gillmore Girls fans out there. There is a charming little street in Willoughby, OH that has it's own Lukes!!!!
A hardware store turned into a coffee shop (yes, I know his is a diner, but it is where Lorelei gets her coffee fix). It's on a corner and everything. I imagine Luke's apartment up above, and how I wish the ice cream parlor across the street was Taylor's Soda Shoppe!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Nothing new....

Nothing new with us. Other than the boy who decides to tear apart his room and play rather than go to bed. (This is fine with us for now, it is so much better than having him come out of his room every 2 min.)

Happy THANKSGIVING from these cuties!!!! We are in Kirtland, OH enjoying EVERY second with Grandpa and Grandma!!!!!!
(I was just happy to get Porter looking my way in the above picture and then below you can always get a cheeser from her!)

P.S. Happy shopping on Friday, anyone crazy like me and will be at Old Navy at 3am? Or Toys R Us at midnight?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


My favorite soup in the whole world is....CREAMY CHICKEN and WILD RICE SOUP!!!!
My sister gave me this recipe a while ago and this is my first time making it....SO GOOD! So here you go give it a try.
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
you will need:
3 cooked chicken breasts
1 box Uncle Bens wild rice
2 carrots
1/2 onion
2 cans chicken broth
3/4 cup flour
2 cups milk
1 stick of butter
salt and pepper
olive oil
*Cook and shred your chicken. Finely chop your carrots and onion.
*In skillet saute your carrots and onion in a little olive oil.
*In separate pot bring to boil your chicken broth and 2 cups of water. Once it comes to a boil add your rice (not the seasoning pkg.) and your sauteed veggies. SIMMER ON LOW.
*In another pot melt your butter and add Uncle Bens seasoning pkg. Slowly add flour, salt, and pepper. Once your flour is combined slowly add your milk to mixture.
*Now add your white sauce to the broth and rice pot along with your shredded chicken and let cook and thicken up for another 1/2 hour and ENJOY!!!!!!

To bad this boy prefers to eat this all day every day!!! Cut in triangles NOT squares, and each piece of food, cup, etc. on a different number on the place mat. Such a silly boy!

Saturday, November 7, 2009


A while back I posted about how much Ellery loves her babies and getting them all wrapped up!
Well.... Looks like Porter enjoys it too. He loves getting a blanket and wrapping up his baby!
Only difference is THIS is his baby!
Goofy boy! He loves to "Snuggie Thonas" (the "n" in Thomas is not a typo, that's how he says it!)Speaking of babies, check out Ellery's baby dolls. Every morning when I ask Ellery if she wants to do her hair she says "YA, YA, BOW!!!!!" I have trained her well!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Call me a "Witch" but I HATE Halloween! Well lets just say I hate what most of the world enjoys about Halloween. I love little kids dressed up in CUTE little outfits and my family tradition of eating chili, bread, witches brew, and doughnuts!! But that's as far as I go. I HATE, HATE, HATE horror movies, haunted houses, running around in the cold, anything spooky!

Now that I have said my peace, enjoy some super cuteness!! (Sorry Porter doesn't' "DO" pictures these days!)
We have all been sick this week and just getting over illnesses enough to justify going to our wards quick trunk-or-treat. We were all Cowboys this year!
This picture alone was worth the whole outing...I love my COWBOYS!!!!!

Well to sum up our lame day. We were all sick, pulled ourselves out of our sweats, Porter ran around while Jason trunk-or-treated and the kids fell asleep on the couch watching a movie at 6:00p.m. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!