Saturday, May 30, 2009
Soooo, for his First Birthday we went to the Splash Park! The weather was perfect! And we where joined by our wonderful friends and family. And although Cohen was tired and a wee bit sick (small cough), it was so much fun.
Cohen had his first cake (and last one until next year, I know, I'm mean) and he enjoyed it thoroughly.
We splashed around in the water. And we couldn't ask for anything more. It was truly a blessed day.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I figured since we are going to the splash park, I should do something water related. So, I picked up some sand castle buckets, water guns, bubbles, and splash balls (from target). And voila, I had our goodie bags. I assembled them today and I think they turned our pretty well.
And this is Cohen when he woke up from his nap. Notice the hair.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
It's suppose to rain every day from here on out for who knows how long. So, my garden has been put on hold....
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I am choosing to do a black and white color scheme for our home we build. Along with some grays and other neutrals. I've been loving this idea for a while, and while I would like to implement it in our home now, I think I will just wait for our new place.
I just love the neutrals and the bold statement it makes. It will also allow me to throw parties where I can mix and match decorations depending on the theme, other than trying to blend it with our decor without it clashing.
The DH may not be too thrilled...but he typically lets me do what I want. After all I did go to school for interior design...
Monday, May 18, 2009
I'm sore, but loving that we got so much done. There is still more to do, but we are on our way.
And we ended the evening with some yum-o Chinese.
We've tried to go other times...but it hadn't worked out. Our city shows a movie in the park every 3rd Friday of the month. It was a lot of fun: the weather was nice, good friends, free popcorn, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
I hope to do more Cinema's in the park in the future.
Friday, May 15, 2009
I have finished the plan for our backyard garden.
At least the layout. I am super stoked about this. I went driving around town yesterday looking for some scrap wood. I found some at a construction site. But didn't get any then...because I had the baby with me and there was so much stuff. So, I want to bring my hubs with me to get it all...hopefully it wont be hauled away before then. And I was also looking through the shed and came across some nice pieces of wood. Maybe we will be able to get one box built this weekend.
I can't wait until I have my garden!
Life!! Our Tree isn't dead! I was so excited because we have big plans for this guy. This weekend he will be planted in our Front Yard. Yay!!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Now I just need to find a sewing machine to borrow....
Monday, May 11, 2009
I don't think the lift off ever gets old. I remember in elementary, middle, and high school, our teachers would always allow us to go outside to see the shuttle launch. This is a historical moment as well. Atlantis will only have 8 more flights after today. It is scheduled to retire in September 2010. Then NASA will be building a new Rocket for its space flights.
Then after church we went to Ruby Tuesday's for some grub and relaxed at Jason's parents home.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
This is our house before. The yard is covered with our Oaks lovely dead leaves. And we have tons of weeds everywhere. We've been very neglectful.
Cohen helped us by happily playing in his Play Pen.
Jason helping with the last bit of weed picking/clean up for the day.
Our collection of bags of leaves. A total of 13 bags. I was pretty surprised because our yard isn't that big. And we didnt even make it to the back yard or the side yard.
And this is our yard so far. We raked all the leaves we could possibly get. Removed the wood rot surrounding the tree and trimmed the hedges. It is now ready for more weeding and for new plantings to pretty it up. Maybe we can win Yard of the Month for once. haha. I'll make it my goal.
Until next weekend.
Friday, May 8, 2009
This is so exciting for us. Which may later turn stressful due to the fact it's not the greatest time to try and sell a home. But(!!), Jason's parents have a bit of land just south of us and they are lovingly going to gift us a piece of it so we can build a home there. We have always had it in our plans to build a home, but we never in a million years thought it would be possible this early in our lives together. But we couldn't be more happy. We have even picked out a plan that we like, with a little tweeking of course.
We like the idea of having a loft. That way when the kids (future, since we only have one currently) are older, we can send them upstairs to play while we are having dinner parties.
Our plan is to get what we feel is needed to get done in order to put it on the market, hire one awesome realtor and give it all up to God.
So, we have comprised a list of To Do's.
To Do List:
1. Improve the lawn. This includes fixing the fence, landscaping, and trimming the Large Oak.
2. Replace lighting in both bathrooms.
3. Paint Doors and Trim.
4. Pressure wash the house.
5. And Stage the House!
Hopefully we can get this all done in 2 Months. To some this may seem doable in the allotted time, but most of our weekends are booked solid.
This Saturday Kicks off the start to our list and the selling of our home.
I'll be blogging about my inspirations and the things we desire for our new home.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
This is MY DREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For some time now I have been wanting to plant my own garden. Unfortunately, our yard is made up of sand and weeds, and a few patches of grass. Right before we found out we were preggers, we had plans to redo the yard, and things have been put on hold since then. But as of recent, it has been tugging on my heart more and more. Just imagine, fresh organice food!! And saving money! So, I have started saving seeds and have started doing more research again. I'm jumping back into composting, so I can have some fresh compost to plant goodies in and am thinking of making planter boxes. I've heard this is a super productive way to start a garden.
This weekend is the start of our new adventure. And an adventure, good or bad, it will be. I know it will be all worth it in the end. I can't wait!!!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup crushed nacho-flavor or plain tortilla chips
- 3 Tbsp. finely chopped green sweet pepper
- 3/4 tsp. chili powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 lb. uncooked ground chicken
- 4 oz. Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers, shredded
- 4 Cheesy Corn Bread Slices (below)
- 1 medium avocado, seeded, peeled, and sliced
- Purchased or homemade salsa
1. In a large bowl beat egg with a whisk; stir in crushed tortilla chips, sweet pepper, chili powder, salt, and black pepper. Add chicken; mix well. Shape the chicken mixture into four 3/4-inch-thick patties.
2. Place patties on the grill rack directly over medium heat; grill for 14 to 18 minutes or until no longer pink (165 degrees F), turning once halfway through grilling. Add Cheesy Corn Bread Slices for the last 2 minutes of grilling; turn slices once.
3. Top patties with cheese. Grill for 1 to 2 minutes more or until cheese is melted.
4. Serve patties on toasted Cheesy Corn Bread Slices with avocado and salsa. Makes 4 servings.
5. Cheesy Corn Bread Slices: In a large bowl combine 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 cup yellow cornmeal, 1/4 cup sugar, 4 teaspoons baking powder, and 1 teaspoon salt. In a small bowl beat 3 eggs, 1-1/2 cups milk, and 1/3 cup cooking oil with a whisk; add all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. Fold in 1 cx4x2-inch loaf pan. Bake in a 400 degrees F oven about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely. Wrap and store corn bread overnight before slicing. Cut corn bread in half crosswise. Reserve half of the corn bread for another use (if desired, freeze in an airtight freezer container or bag for up to 3 months). Cut remaining half of the corn bread into four lengthwise slices.
Monday, May 4, 2009
It is now time to plan my first 1st Birthday Party. I am super excited!! I love planning parties! And if my budget allowed I would host parties all the time. Until then, I will take what I can get.
So, Cohen's favorite word is ball, although it sounds like "ba" (long a), I know he is saying ball. And he knows what they are...even though he says it to everything. So, the theme is going to be Balls, all different kinds, bouncy balls, soccer balls, beach balls, all of them.
And I found this great recipe for Cake Pops via Bakerella, my new fave blog (one of them).
I'm planning on also doing it at one of the local splashparks, since Cohen loves the water.
There is so much to do!! And I don't have much time. So here goes....
Here is my little man at the pool this weekend. So cute!! (dont mind my half closed eyes)
So this past Friday we went out to Celebrate our Friend Kelly's 21st Birthday! We went out to Jimmy Buffets's Margaritaville at Universals City Walk and then down to the Clubs. I hadn't been out dancing since right before we found out we were preggers and not with my husband way before that.
We had a ton of fun, and although I only got 4.5 hours of sleep that night, it was all worth it.
Then on Saturday one of my cousins had a BBQ Pool Party for all the in town family members and those visiting. I hadn't seen my cousins in a while, so this was a great time to catch up and have a good time.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
But Cohen did amazingly well. We had so many compliments and were super proud of him. And before we knew it we were in Boston.
The First day we didn't do much. We stayed with Jason's sister and her family. We hadn't been to see them in Boston in almost 3 years.
So, we hung out around the house and went to the park.
It was a nice calm before the storm. Which was a list of everything I wanted to do in Boston. When I visit different Cities I am a major tourist! I want to visit everything and make the most of my time there.
We went to bed early to make sure we got enough rest for our busy and fun vacation.