Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A new day, a new name

A couple of years ago when Hannah started hanging out with me every day, she christened me "Nene", pronounced "Nee-nee". Well, the Princess hasn't seemed to get the hang of pronunciation, I have been renamed by her to "Gigi". How funny is that?? She's such a firecracker. She definately keeps me on my toes, but I'm enjoying having her stay with us, other than the 5:30am calls for "milk" that wake me from a sound sleep.

Friday, May 23, 2008


Life's just a tiny bit different around here. We got to spend a bit of time with the Princess. She's loads of fun!

Hannah giving "loves" to the Princess.

Fresh from the shower - aren't they adorable? Getting ready to go visit Poppi & his Queen.

William graduated high school today. He's grown so much and come so far. We're so very proud of him. Can't wait to see how far he goes now.

Emy & the Princess having fun together. We've been spending a lot more time together lately, which is pretty awesome.

Tonight Lori, Mom, Flora & I are at a crop. It's at a store that's closing very soon, and we're going to miss all the ladies there. I'm not exactly scrapping, but have uploaded a ton of photos and edited them. Placed a large order, so should be scrapping again soon. :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Something different

It seems like we always eat the same old type of foods, so today I tried something different. I made a riff on Guy Fieri's Stuffed Chicken with sun dried tomatoes and feta.

I used whole wheat couscous, sun dried tomatoes in oil, roasted garlic, chicken broth and shredded chicken. I put 1 Tbsp of oil from the tomatoes into a 5qt pot, then added my garlic once it was hot. I then added my tomatoes (chopped) and let them saute for about 30 seconds. Then I added 2 cups chicken broth and brought it to a boil. I then added salt to taste, dumped in my couscous, stirred it up, dumped my chicken on top, put the lid on the pot and removed it from the heat. All I had to do then was let it sit for 5 minutes. When the 5 minutes was up, I fluffed it up with a fork, mixing in the chicken, and added 8oz of crumbled feta cheese and mixed it in. I served it with frozen mixed veggies, nuked in a steamer for 7 minutes, then mixed in 1 Tbsp of butter. The whole meal was complete in less than 10 minutes, and it was SO good.

Peter and Hannah snarfed it up and I've got just enough left for my dinner tomorrow night. It's a definate do-over. We mixed our veggies in with the couscous, and that was even better.

If you've never tried couscous, it's simply a VERY tiny pasta that resembles a grain. It's super yummy and if you go to FoodTv, you can get all sorts of both savory and sweet recipes. It's going to be a staple in our pantry from now on.


Monday, May 12, 2008

It's the 13th, Baby!

Today is a very special day for Peter and I. It's our 13th's anniversary. We've been through some hard times, and there were a couple of times we thought we weren't going to make it, but here we are. Through the years our relationship has become stronger and the love deeper than we ever thought it would. I'm thrilled to be celebrating this special day with my best friend, my sweetheart and my one true love.

He had a dozen roses delivered to me this morning. It was a total surprise, although I knew he had something up his sleeve! Here's a photo of them - aren't they GORGEOUS??

Today is also Jeni & Jef's anniversary! It's pretty cool to share this date with such a special couple! Hope you guys have fun on your anniversary getaway!!

Saturday, May 10, 2008