Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Trick or Treat

Ugh. I think I'm getting a cold, and I know exactly who to blame it on - Miss. Savannah! I've been sneezing like crazy today and now my nose is starting to turn red - fun stuff, just in time for Christmas pictures tomorrow. Going to try and not make it worse until at least after the pictures, lol.

So it's Halloween - yay! Gotta love getting tons of free candy! Not that me or my children really need any candy, but it's still fun. Savannah dressed up as a pink Dinosaur (not what I wanted her to pick, was really pushing for the cupcake or Little Red Riding Hood, but that's what she wanted, so that's what she got) and Connor dressed up as Thor. Both kids had a lot of fun going around with Buddy & Ella and all the rest of the gang for about an hour or so then we loaded up and headed to Waunakee to see John & Carol and do a little more trick or treating. Although it was pretty cold outside, I think the kids were dressed warm enough cause neither of them complained about being cold (they had 3 layers underneath their costumes). Well now that Halloween is done, onto the next holiday - Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Wow, what a crazy last week it's been. The kids have been sick on and off, which means horrible sleep, which means a super crabby Amber. Tonight they seemed pretty good, so I'm hoping this sickness is finally leaving this house! (crossing my fingers and toes)

So for breakfast yesterday & today I decided to try a new recipe off Pinterest (originally came from HERE) . I've been eating really crappy food lately, so I really need to get back in and focus on eating healthier. I love banana's and I love peanut butter, so what other better way to start the morning than a Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie! I followed the recipe exactly, except I used Vanilla Almond Milk. OMG, I think I've found my new signature breakfast. I didn't think it would keep me satisfied, but it filled me up and kept me going until lunchtime! I will definitely be making this again!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Zuppa Toscana Soup

Both kids are sick - not fun! Savannah got sick on Monday, so I ended up staying home with her that day. Tuesday she was well enough to go back to Grandma's, then today Connor started getting sick at 3 a.m. and Savannah got sick at about 7 p.m. Both have been fine since then so I'm hoping (cross fingers & toes) that they are both going to be done with this! I hate when my babies are sick but the worst is when you can tell they don't feel good because their eyes are all watered up, that was the look on Connor's face all day today.

So on Monday I decided to try a new recipe that I found on Pinterest. The original recipe came from HERE. The only thing I changed in the recipe was how I cooked it. Cooking things on high for only 3-4 hours in a crock pot really isn't an option for me, so I turned it on low at about 7:30ish a.m. I took the first bowl and ate out of it at about 3:30 and it stayed on till 5:00ish when everyone was done eating. I thought this tasted really good however I felt the kale seemed a little overcooked. The potato's and sausage seemed perfect, so if I were to make this again and it was an option, I'd probably throw the kale in about 1/2 way through instead of at the beginning. Either way, I'm sure I'll make this again! It's not quit as great as Olive Garden's soup (but maybe that's because I didn't have the yummy bread sticks to go with it), but it's definitely good enough to make again!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Meagan & Jeremy

Wow, I've been absolutely horrible at posting for the last several weeks. Just noticed that I only made 4 posts in September. There is so much that has happened, recipes I've tried, things I've done with the kids, but I'm not sure I'll ever be able to catch up at this point. So maybe I'll just skip over the last couple of months and start over? Not sure, lol.

One thing that does stick out over the last several weeks is my awesome weekend with Meagan, Jeremy & all their wonderful friends & family (now which some are my friends :) ) I drove over to Michigan on Tuesday night and spent the night at Amanda's house. Wednesday I went to lunch with Jon and dinner with Amanda & Jarrod then met up with Meagan & Lauren to go out for her bachlorette party. We went to a karaoke bar and had an absolute blast, then went over to a friends house and played beer pong and got back to Meagan's mom's house at 4 a.m. Thursday was nails and rehearsal then Friday was the wedding. Got our hair done, took pictures then partied the night away! The wedding was beautiful they did a great job with it. Afterwards we even got to take a limo into GR and had a blast going to a few different places. I was so nervous about going to a wedding without a date but it was by far the most fun I've ever had a wedding. It was so much fun I really think they should do this for their anniversary every year (hint hint guys, lol).

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