Friday, October 17, 2008

A day at the park!

Matt took off today at noon and met us at the park. Alyssa loves going to the park and she especially loves to swing at the park. We were able to get a few good shots of her while she was watching a squirrel run around and play. Nothing professional, but hey they will work for the time being!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Yummy Recipe...

I am not one to usually post a recipe, but I have an awesome recipe for Loaded Baked Potato Soup! It is so good and is great this time of year. I just thought I would share it with anyone interested! I love getting new recipes so I thought you all might like it too. It is super easy and a big crowd pleaser!!

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

6 lg. potatoes, diced,boiled and drained
1/2 gallon of milk
1-3 cups of shredded cheese (I usually just use one bag of pre-shredded cheese)
1 bag of real bacon bits (3oz bag)
1 bundle of chopped green onions (your preference on how many bundles)
1 stick of butter
1/2 c. flour

Melt your butter and add the flour slowly. Whisk together and add milk slowly to make a roux. Add potatoes and cover the potatoes with milk. Add 1/2 the cheese, bacon bits, and 1/2 the green onions. Add milk to fill the sauce pan to a desired consistency. Serve with cheese, bacon bits, and green onions.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful soup. It might sound difficult, but don't let the word 'Roux" scare you!! There's nothing to it!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My Silly Goose!!

Our little love bug! She is just so sweet!!

WOW!! Can you believe it? Two posts in one day! I am so impressed with myself. I guess that will somewhat make up for the lack of posting lately! But hey, I did give my blog a face lift so that is another point too!

We are just loving the beautiful fall temperatures that we have had lately. Alyssa loves being outside doing just about anything. Today I bribed her that if she would let me take some pictures she could go outside!!!:) It worked! They aren't anything professional, but hey they will work for now!

She is getting so big and just so much fun right now! God has truly blessed us with her and we could not ask for anything more!

Here are a few pictures of her this afternoon before nap time!!

Alyssa LOVES her swing! That was the best 20.00 that we have ever spent on her! She would live in that thing if we let her!!
She also loves suckers!!!
She is too silly!!!
But I guess I can't deny where she gets it!!

Finally...Bella's Room

What you see as you enter the room!

First of all, please keep in mind this is not a finished project. I still have to have the canvas over her crib painted and hang some more accent pieces throughout the room, but this will at least give you an idea of what the room is looking like!

Please excuse the vacuum cleaner that is in a few of the pictures!!Her crib and bedding! I just loved this bedding from the first time that I saw it! You really can't tell, but there is lots of turquoise in it!! That is why some of the accent pieces are turquoise!
Just a little canvas that I painted and then framed. Nothing special, but I love having scripture in the house and the girls' rooms!
Our new recliner and rocker! I love this chair! I can't wait to rock Bella Grace in it!!
Bella's new Armoire and wardrobe!! I love this thing!!
I will hopefully have a finished product in the next 2 weeks so keep posted!!!