This is how little Miss walked around the yard yesterday morning. Note the shoes.
Friday, October 23, 2009
This is one of my favorite light Italian dishes at restaurants. I've had a particular craving for it since being pregnant. I made it for the first time last night and kept asking J- "Why I have I never made this before?!" It was so good and so easy! Give it a try, it might become a new staple in your house.
-1/3 c olive oil
-8 medium fresh tomatoes, seeded and diced (I used roma)
-2 fresh cloves garlic, minced (adjust to your personal taste)
-1-2 oz. fresh basil
-salt and pepper to taste
-1 package angel hair pasta
-Cooked sliced chicken (optional)
*Warm olive oil in a skillet, brown garlic slightly. Add tomatoes and cook about 5 minutes- make sure they don't lose their shape. Remove from heat, stir in basil and chicken (if using.) Drain pasta and combine with sauce. Toss well. Serve with Parmesan. Garnish with more fresh basil. Enjoy!
*For the best flavor please use fresh ingredients- especially basil and garlic. Canned tomatoes are probably okay if you want to save time.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
E is beyond thrilled at the prospect of becoming a big sister!
Aside from recent travel, sickness and general busyness the biggest reason I'm so behind on the blog is this. I've just begun the 2nd trimester and I'm starting to feel much better. We are beyond thrilled to finally be expecting our 2nd blessing. It has been a very long road for us- 17 months to be exact. I know many people struggle for much longer than this to conceive, but it seems in my circle of friends women get pregnant instantly. My heart truly aches for all those who experience infertility. It is such a daily struggle, but also a daily reminder that our plans are not His, and that His timing is perfect. All that to say, we are eagerly awaiting our newest edition- set to arrive around 4/20/10!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Can words even begin to describe our love for you? Nope. They really can't. You have been an immeasurable blessing in our lives. Your laughter, your silliness, your joy. We are beyond thankful that God has given us this most precious gift. We love you Ella Ruth! Happy Birthday, big girl!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I am so very behind on this blog! Still have so many pictures from Seattle to share, and then today was Ella's princess birthday party...here is her extra special birthday present given to her by her extra special friends. She has named him "Robert" and is so in love. It is just precious. I will be updating more soon...
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Whew, what a trip! Nearly 2 weeks is a long time to be on the road with a toddler. We had a great time, a little rough at times, as E got sick as soon as we got there. A really bad cold and fever, even took her to urgent care to be sure it wasn't flu. She was kind enough to share it with 9 friends and family members-impressive! Despite the sickness, we enjoyed our time in Seattle and Canada. We have lots of pictures to share, but they are all on J's computer. I'll upload them soon! In the meantime, we continue to adjust to the East Coast time...it's been a struggle for all of us!