Tuesday, January 19, 2010

give 'em a box...

Why is it that kids like to play with boxes?

You supply them with plenty of perfectly fun, educational, soft, busy toys.

But no.

They find a box and you can't get them to play with anything else.



Look! Let's "hoop it"!

Let's go for a spin in your Cozy Coupe...

Look! It's your choo choo train!

C'mon little guy, let's go get your guitar like daddy's...
Ahh, look! THAT got his attention...


Where you going?

Um, yeah, ok.
I don't get it, but ok.

Enjoy your box!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

guitar pickin'...

Because it's Wednesday. The middle of the week. Hump day.
Because I realize my grammar and punctuation make no sense...
but that's ok, because I don't make sense most of the time.

Because the new year is still, well, NEW.

Because my man has been sick at home for the past two days...
and you know he's not feeling well if he ignores his guitar.

Because I got some extremely lovely compliments from several
random people about JB already this week.

I would just like to say...
I love my guitar pickin' man.

That's it. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Oh, and maybe because I just realized Valentine's Day is a month away!

hee hee hee

Hey, what can I say... HE always gives me the best Valentine's Day gifts!
Although, last years might be a little hard to beat.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

creamy baked potato soup

Are you freezing my friend? M, m, mee too!

Here's a soup that's sure to warm your heart and soul...
and your taste buds... and your tootsies... and your hiney. Trust me.
It's also super-duper easy to make. Trust me.
We're friends here, right? I wouldn't lie to me friends!
Oh, and it *might* be a tad bit fattening... but who's worried about THAT?!

*Creamy Baked Potato Soup*

8 cups diced yellow potato's
1 stick of butter
2 can chicken broth
1 can cream of chicken
1/2 cup heavy cream, half & half, or milk...
whatever you have on hand.
8 oz. cream cheese
2 Tbsp. onion powder
2 Tbsp. garlic powder... or less if you're not a fan of garlic.
Salt & pepper to taste

*For Garnish... optional*
Cooked bacon
Shredded cheddar cheese
Sour Cream
French bread

~Just throw everything in a pot (except the garnishes...
but you already knew that), bring to a boil, then simmer
on med-low heat for about 20 minutes! Voila!

See, how easy was that!

Now enjoy!


Sunday, January 3, 2010

happy new year...

Happy 2010 from my family to yours!

I usually don't make New Year Resolutions...
but since 2009 wasn't so nice to me,
I thought I'd try a different approach this year.
New years resolutions...
~blog more!
~be kinder to my old body,
ie; exercise, eat more fruits & veggies, drink more water, get more fresh air!
~try lots more recipes... w/ veggies!
~take more pictures and learn more about photography!
~do more things for ME!

My homeboy's and girl... the ones that still live at home anyway.
Theron is sixteen, Jude is thirteen months,
Haley is thirteen, and Jackson is fourteen.

Yes, that's three teens and a toddler under one roof!
Now you get why I NEED to do more things for ME! ;)

just sayin'