Monday, February 28, 2011

Sick baby

Well its Huga Bug's turn I guess. He woke up from nap with a fever of almost 102.
He's always congested but I guess this time its something more.
He and I will be sick buddies for the next couple days.
He was just so cute curled up on his daddy! He looks so much LIKE his daddy! i love it!
I cant wait until the stress of dental school is over.
Maybe there will be more moments like this....
Minus the sick part.

AllMyLove is a genuis!

He took the family to the church parking lot on Saturday night. We had a blanket for a picnic and brought the gocart. Lots of fun was had by all. And I think I figured out that its actually the cart thats messing with my back.
Hugga Bug went a couple times with me but he was just as happy driving his rock around. lol
Yes I know he's a weird little guy... I love it!
Oh and lets not forget the chips.
Buy one get one free at Publix. and man do I love those! Sour cream and onion ones!
Practicing their balance while waiting for their turn.
Heres our toothless wonder. And our "I know everything" child. If I hear "actually mommy" one more time I'm going to scream and cut my ears off.

Oscar Fashion

If you want to check out the fashion you can go here.
These are some of my favorites though.

’60s Hollywood glamour in a black-and-white Giorgio Armani Prive column gown and blond bouffant ‘do.
Mila Kunis
a lacy lavender Elie Saab gown. Sideswept bangs and diamond earrings completed her ethereal ensemble.

Natalie Portman
a plum, off-the-shoulder Rodarte gown. Tiffany & Co. tassel earrings set off her dress, and though pregnant, she dared to wear Jimmy Choo heels

JHud strutted her fab new physique in a tangerine va-va-va-voom Versace halter gown.
a form-fitting midnight blue L’Wren Scott gown and emerald-and-diamond Cartier jewels

an embellished Chanel dress and pixie cut. Nude makeup and Harry Winston diamond earrings completed her classic look.
a strapless scarlet Vera Wang gown, which she accessorized perfectly with a simple updo, crocodile clutch, and ruby red lips.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Mom and Dad Click on this link to go to the other blog.

All I want for Christmas.....

His second front tooth fell out. This time he was smarter and got it out before Josh got home.

GO-Cart time

I borrowed a go-cart from a family we know. The bugs and I had a BLAST! And no I didnt know I had butterfly wings on my head till I started to upload the pics.
Why cant they make real head bands that comfortable. Hugga Bug put them on me when I wasnt paying attention. At least thats what Love Bug said.
Sadie got a great work out chasing after us!

And how cute is this! The boys had a great time spinning out. Thats why

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Feature Friday

Feature Friday
Feature Friday is where I feature an amazing woman in my life who has inspired me.
Its happening tomorrow. Tune in.
You can click here if you havnt caught Therapy Thursday yet.

Sydney going shopping with her gift card.

Sydney's 1st trip to Claire's. Of course she kept calling it Clarence. I have no idea why.
We wound up leaving with a new purse, princess keys, and a makeup pallet.

Watch for her excited little hop when she first gets into the store.
And I love it when she stops and says "oooo shiny!"
Thank you Michelle and Jaxson for a wonderful gift and memory.
I love having a little girl!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

So a few of you might know that I have another blog besides this one. Its a blog I set up to show my projects I was working on.
I've decided to take it in a completely new direction since I've neglected it for a long time now.
I have no intention of involving my family in it, I'll save this one for that.
So just click the link below and check it out.
Its a project I hope to continue for a long time and hope to find pride in it.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mindy Gledhill- All About Your Heart ( Nie version)

Another one thats quickly becoming my fav.

Mindy Gledhill - Anchor This is for you Jason

I love this song and thought you would too. Its in my ipod under moving love songs. For those of you who think you know me but dont because every time I mention another male on my blog my marriage is suddenly having problem.... Jason is my little brother (younger brother). He is an appreciator of music. This song is a little different then anything I've heard lately
so I thought it would be right up his alley.
I play it all the time. I bought the album and there are some other good ones on there too.
And no I didnt know she was a religious singer until I saw that she sang on an EFY CD.
Go figure.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Pictures that need no words...

Or maybe they do... you'll have to wait till I have a free minute.

Oh the story behind these pictures. ...

I'll try and fill you in tomorrow.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Stepping up on the color.....

Just ignore my crazy hair and brunt skin.
So I've been reading a lot of Instyle and all those mags. Never much been in to fashion. This has bloomed over from interior decorating mags. I still need desperate help there too.
But the new thing this spring is colorcolorcolor! Theres a whole 70s theme coming back too. Now those of you who havnt known me since high school wouldnt know that I totally rocked the 70s in high school. I mean bell bottoms and pointed collars. Then it became kind of cool in a new version. Well then I wasnt too into it. mine was authentic but people started sporting stuff they thought was retro but wasnt. So that phase for me passed.
But I love rocking this new dress I got super cheap at Kohls and a Vera Wang Jacket.
My go to fishnet stockings to cover the veins and bruises my kids give me with out actually wearing full of nylons. I really want to do colored tights but I'm not brave enough. Maybe next Monday.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Found this....

I found this on "make it and Love it". She was making a list of things that remind her she's only 2 weeks from her due date. This was one of them. She said it made her cry. Her emotions are all over the place.
So what does it say when I teared up! lol
I just love it when people get together with stuff like this.

Monday, February 14, 2011

My baby Girl is getting so Big

February 13th, 2006 about 9:30 int he morning.
After a month on bedrest , she came a week early! Sooo tiny!
I badly wanted to have her on Valentines day but glad I didnt. Turns out a lot of babies wanted to be born on the 14th. I would've had to share a room. YUCK!
But she still got the cute vday ribbon on her head.
I remember my mom telling me once that I was the ugliest baby out of the four of us. She said I stayed red FOREVER! Looking at this pic of Sydney I can see what she means.
She wasnt the prettiest baby either but that sure changed.
This is her at 6 weeks old.
Here she is at her 1st birthday. A heart cake because thats what was on sale! And yes i do believe she is holding a lighter. Can you see her little curls? Her head is a little miss shaped so I was so happy when her hair started to grow in. If I had known better I would've pushed the doctor to give her a helmet but they said her head would get better as she got older. NOPE!
Below you can see a her curly hair. Oh how her LOVED Florida Humidity!
Believe it or not I cant find anything from her 2nd Birthday.
This is from May, 2 months after she turned 2.
more Curls!! I loved IT!!
Below is her 3rd Birthday with her two besties!! Haley and Kayla. Kayla the one in the middle is only 2 weeks younger then Sydney and Haley is a few months older.
The next year found the same three girls together but with Josie also. This was shortly after Sydney decided to cut her hair. She was watching Mulan and wanted to do what she did. there were no swords lieing around our house but she did find scissors. The only way to let it grow out properly was to pixie it. So at age 4 she has boy short hair.
I did look cute on her but being that she's my only girl it hurt to see it so short.
And Now here we are present day. I have two videos. One is of her church youth group singing happy birthday (yes she wore her princess crown to Church) and the next is of the family cake party. We went to Monkey Joes with her friends on Friday and that was nice. But I always love the family cake party the best. Jessica came with her 3 cuties and Lucy and Joe stopped in with their two cuties.
And of course the gorgeous Cardona girls.
It was nice to have friends with us.
Next is Isaac.... he'll be turning 7 in April.Had to put a pic of Sydney's cake on here. I baked it and frosted it. Last minute Josh decided to free hand a mermaid. Not too shabby huh! I like her shells the best! RED HOT!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Going to make these tonight!

Cheesy Garlic Bread Swirls

Okay, so have you ever just had those moments of epiphany, when you're just sitting there and some perfectly-formed idea pops into your brain? For days, I had been mulling things over--French bread dough...garlic butter...cheese--but I just could NOT figure out the logistics of it all. And then one day, it just came to me and I couldn't make them fast enough. And they were even better than I imagined.

Don't get me wrong, this is no health snack--I mean, we're talking butter AND cheese here (my dietitian friend Emily should probably just avert her eyes now). But oh. My. Gosh. these are so good. And one perk is that one is pretty much enough, so all you have to do is find enough people to help you eat them so you don't have any leftovers and it's not TOO bad of a nutritional train wreck!

Cheesy Garlic Bread Swirls
Recipe by Our Best Bites

French Bread Dough:
1 Tbsp. yeast
1 1/2 c. warm water
1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
4-5 1/2 c. flour
3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 egg yolk

Garlic Butter:
1/2 c. (1 stick) of real butter, no substitutions
1 1/2 Tbsp. garlic bread seasoning

Shredded mozzarella cheese

Combine yeast, water, and sugar in large mixing bowl and allow to stand 10 minutes or until bubbly. Add salt, vegetable oil, and egg yolk (set white aside for later) and combine. Add 3 c. flour and mix well until combined. Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough that barely sticks to your finger. Knead, either by hand or in mixer (my personal and very lazy choice) for another 2-3 minutes. Cover and allow to rise 1 hour.

While dough is rising, combine butter and garlic bread seasoning. Set aside.'s a little trick I've been using a lot lately. I really, really hate cleaning up flour on my work surface after I've been working with dough, but I obviously have to use SOMETHING to keep it from sticking. If you spray a little non-stick cooking spray on your work surface and your rolling pin, your dough won't stick and clean-up is super easy!

Anyway, roll your rough into a rectangle that's about 18-20 inches by 6 inches. Smear garlic butter over the entire surface of the dough and then sprinkle with cheese.

Roll up jelly-roll style and then use dental floss to cut into 12 equal slices. Of course, I kind of forgot to take pictures of this whole process, but if what I'm saying makes no sense, check out the orange roll recipe to see what I'm talking about. Place each slice in a muffin tin. Cover with a clean cloth. Preheat oven to 350 and allow rolls to rise while the oven is heating.

When the oven is ready, bake for 18-22 minutes.

You're going to need to keep a CLOSE eye on these puppies during the last 10 minutes or so--once you notice the cheese getting brown, place a sheet of aluminum foil over the rolls (you don't need to press it down or anything, just lay it on top). This will keep the cheese from burning, although it will get pretty brown on top. It's okay, though, because the insides are still all ooey-gooey.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Linking up for the first time!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Found this amazing girl on Heidi's blog

My friend Heidi was an amazing teacher before she chose to stay home with her adorable little boy. This girl was one of Heidi's old students. Thats one way you can tell that she was such a great teacher... one of those cool teachers you keep in contact with because they made such an impact on you.
Well this girl made an impact on me. Her 1st original song and its totally stuck in my head now! I LOVE IT!!
Check it out and then go subscribe to her Youtube channel.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Isaac's Hip Hop dance class

They are learning the routine for the recital. this time they are having the boys class dance the number with the girls. It's going to be really cute.
I think the boys start it out and the girls join in later.
Mr. Steven is Isaac's teacher. He's really good at dancing and managing the boys.
I did a video hoping maybe isaac will practice at home. He's got most of it but he spends his time watching the eldest boy in the mirror, that seems to put him just a hair behind everyone. I'm sure if he were more confident...
then again he just started a few months ago and these boys have been doing hiphop since last year or longer.
He's holding his own. And the teacher really likes him. (who wouldnt?)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Our trip... crazy, maybe

Sorry guys all the maps are off but I'm too tired to sort them out right now.
I'm goin to veg in front of the TV nd then pass out in my bed for an early night.
So who want to be my Co pilot? Right now its Sadie my dog.

Ft. lauderdale 2 Eglin AFB 10 hours Spend a Day or Two with Krissie

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Eglin AFB 2 New Orleans 4 hours 9 minutes Spend the night with Jenn and Chris

New Orleans 2 Ft. Sam 8 hours 48 minutes Spend the weekend with Daddy
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Ft. Sam 2 Mesa, AZ 15 hours 22 minutes Spend a week with my sister
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Mesa AZ 2 Salt Lake City 11 hours 34 minutes Spend a week with my in laws
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Salt Lake City 2 Ft. Lewis 13 hours 15 minutes Spend a year or more!
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Comin Back

Yep you read right... we are heading back to WA for Josh's 1 year res. In my dream he makes great networking ties there and they keep him for Oral Surgery. But thats a dream, but it would keep us there for 5 years total and I'd have family there to help me out.
So look for us mid summer!

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Thats right! Two new recipes and the family liked both!

French Dip Sandwiches
Recipe by

French Dip Sandwiches

1 2.5-3 lb. beef roast (you can use a frozen roast if you want)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
salt and pepper
2 1-ounce packages dry onion soup mix
2 c. water
2 cans beef broth
6-8 large buns (or more...6 would be VERY generous servings!)
Swiss, provolone, or mozzarella cheese, shredded or sliced.

Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat and rub roast with salt and pepper.

When very hot, carefully place roast in pan and sear on all sides. You're not cooking the meat, you're just browning it quickly on all sides to add flavor and seal in the juices.

Place in crockpot and sprinkle with onion soup mixes. Pour water and beef broth over roast.

Cook 8-10 hours on low or cook 4-5 hours on high and another 3-4 hours on low. It's hard to screw this part up; basically, the longer it cooks, the more tender it will be. But you know it's done when you pop a fork in it and the meat just falls apart. When meat is ready, shred with a fork.

Place meat in crusty rolls. Top with cheese and broil open-faced in the oven or toaster oven for a few minutes, until bread is golden and cheese is melty.

Ladle juices into small cups for dipping and enjoy!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Video before bedtime

Just recently Kohl's had Eric Carle books for their Charity books.
I love him. If you dont know who he is he wrote "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".
Anyways. . . Kohls rotates the books and Stuffed animals that go with them. I just love it. Each book is $5 and each animal is $5. 100% goes to Charity. kohls doesnt keep any of it.
Well I went and got them all. And a few extras for gifts. Each one of my kids picked an animal and I bought the book that went with the animal they picked.
I had to make a video with Lincoln explaining what he named his Chameleon. I have no idea where he got this name but he has stuck by it for over a week.
Then of course my two camera hogs came over too. Sydney goes into super cute mode when she's tired and she's pretty much exhausted these days. Isaac after watching the video corrected himself, "It actually Mr. furry shell, not shelly." thanks for the clarification.
But thats ok. They really are all so cute and they are only little once.
Well he has more then just that one.
So who out there owns a Maxi Dress??? I LOVE mine. In fact I just ordered a Maxi skirt with my kohls $$$. You can do anything with a maxi dress and they look good on everyone. Gotta Love em. The only thing is they are usually really long on my 5'4" frame. I've wanted to shorten it but dont like the whole "did it myself" look. Well I happened to stumble on a blog where she pretty much customizes all her outfits to fit her perfectly and she had some really "dumbed down" tutorials for people like me.

Sorry still havnt figured out how to put a real link on here. You still have to copy and paste it.
This lady ROCKS!! She can get anything from a thrift store and make it look amazing!
This link will take you to her tutorial on hemming jeans while keeping the original hem. And an even fancier way if thats too ghetto for you.

I dont know how well you can see the edge of the excess that I cut off. If you dont know what I'm talking about you havnt been to the tutorial. I cant keep my eyes open long enough to retype her explanation.

I just put the link in. I have no idea why that line in particular want to type in a web address but I'll take it.
The picture below is of my finished hem. I took a total of 3 inches off, now I can wear cute sandals with it instead of 4" wedges. (which did look cute but you cant run after a toddler in them). Not too shabby huh!! I also took the sleeves up 1/2 an inch each. What a huge difference. My boobs look so much bigger with a top that fits.
I spent a fair amount of time going through my closet looking at all the stuff I want to hem or take in. I have this great Purple dress I'm going to wear to Josh's graduation Banquet in May but I think I'm still hesitant to take that one in on my own.
We'll see, maybe after a few more alterations under my belt I'll be more confident.
Now go hem some pants!!! (or skirts)