Thursday, February 28, 2008


I love springtime bulbs. It is so fun to watch these plants come up year after year after a cold winter.

Friday, February 22, 2008


Brandon and I lately have been trying to keep a very tight budget. So I have been trying not to go to the grocery store more than once a week. Today, I had nothing I could just pull out of the cupboards or the fridge to make dinner quickly just raw ingredients. I pulled out my trusty Better Homes and Garden cookbook and found a recipe for homemade pasta. Never made it, always wanted to but thought it would be too hard without a pasta maker. Well it was very hard but a great workout. I decided I would use some ground turkey to make some stuffed ravioli. They are not the prettiest looking ravioli but it was delicious.

Looks real healthy, right? Next time I will plan to make more of a healthy dish when I have more ingredients to play with.

This is what happens when I am too involved with dinner.

Table for cooking times:
Bow ties, large or tiny 2-3 min
Fettuccine 1.5-2 min
Lasagna 2-3 min
Linguine 1.5-2 min
Noodles 1.5-2 min
Ravioli 7-9 min
Tortellini 7-9 min

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Update on Easter Dresses

I can stop feeling sorry for myself or the girls that they will not be wearing those beautiful dresses from Gymboree. I went by the store the other day and right on the tag it read "Dry Clean Only." That is a disaster waiting to happen. I think I will purchase dresses made from the fabric of our lives.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Brithday Party!

Camden had a big birthday bash with two of her friends. We had so much fun with friends and enjoyed watching the babies make a mess of their faces.

While at the party Camden ate her cake slowly and delicately. The reason for that was just before we left for the party I went into the kitchen to take things out to the car. Camden was stuffing her face with a cupcake she stole from the basket.

The older kids really liked watching the babies eat their cakes. It was funny to watch the kids walk by to sneak a taste of the baby birthday cakes.

Thanks Rachel and Jeana for wanting to share a great memory.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Too Cute!!

So I know Easter is coming up soon. I like the idea of buying my girls new Easter dresses. Is there anyway I can justify buying these adorable dresses from Gymboree? I wish someone was getting married.
Baby Girl Neapolitan Silk Dress

Baby Girl Silk Gingham Dress

Smocked Silk Duppioni Dress
Pink Scalloped Silk Duppioni Dress

Friday, February 01, 2008

Reflections of a mom

I just recently took a friend's daughters' pictures in my backyard. There are many pictures of my friend's reflection in her baby's eyes. I thought it was pretty cool.