Saturday, January 30, 2010

23 Weeks...

So I have meant to take a belly pic for weeks now and finally decided to just take one myself!! I didn't actually take a whole lot with Evan...which I probably should have. Let's see if I can be better this time around!! 23 weeks today! CRAZY!!

When Dave got home from work I asked him to snap a couple and WHO do you think HAD to get in the pic?!?! That little face makes me laugh!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Muenster Chicken Recipe

I tried a new recipe last night for dinner. Don't you just get tired of making the same stuff all the time after a while? I do. It's from our church cookbook that was done YEARS ago. I didn't eat it until I got home from work last night but it was YUMMY! So it's not the HEALTHIEST meal so we ended up just making veggies to go with it. Enjoy! Oh yeah...I'm going to try a Pampered Chef recipe soon too...Curried Turkey Meatballs...stay tuned!

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. garlic salt
4 Tbl. margarine or more as needed
1 pkg sliced Muenster cheese
2 eggs

Dip chicken breasts into beaten eggs, then into mixture of bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and garlic salt. Fry in margarine for about 15min. Place in a baking dish. Pour chicken broth over chicken (I actually didn't have any in my frying pan??) but do not cover. Top each piece with a slice of Muenster cheese slices. Bake at 350 for 30min.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Toaster or Toaster Oven? I have been thinking about this question lately. I didn't grow up with a toaster oven therefore never registered for one when we got married and still don't have one. But I have been thinking about one more and more lately. A friend encouraged me today that they are fabulous ;0)! Any thoughts? What do you use?

A product I have really come to like over the past year is the Ziploc steam bags! Have you tried them?? They're great. Last night I had a piece of chicken in my fridge and didn't know WHAT to do for dinner. I was soooooooo tempted to just order a pizza but I used self control and decided to come up with something! Lately I have been trying to cut chicken breasts in half the long way making 2 instead of 1. A lot of the breasts come SO thick. So I stuck my big piece of chicken in the steam bag and put it in the microwave for I think 3 minutes...with some seasoning of course!! (The bags give you all the instructions for so many different food items.) Cut all that chicken up and mixed it up with some Rice-a-roni and it was delis!! Not the most fancy meal but just added a veggie and it was great dinner! All for now...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Heart so Full

Tonight after I got home from the gym and helped get Evan ready for bed I asked Dave to read him his books and put him to bed so I could jump in the shower quick. Evan was standing making noise in his crib when I got out so I scooped him up and rocked him for a few moments which I don't normally do. As I did I started thinking about how much I LOVE this boy. My heart was/is so full of love for him. People often ask 'do you remember what it's like not having kids?' To that I answer...sometimes, I remember how easy it was to go out somewhere QUICKLY not having to remember a diaper bag, juice, snack, a toy etc etc. Independence I guess. But you know what? I would not trade that independence for my son ANY DAY of the week. I can't imagine my life without him in it. He brings me so much joy each day. I've always wondered how I will love ANOTHER baby like I love him. I've heard it's quite easy though :). So before I put Evan back in his crib I gave him a squeeze and kissed him (of course!) and told him how much I love him as I always do. I don't ever want a day to go by...good days AND bad days...where I don't express my love for him!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

3rd times a charm?

Well...Evan woke up this morning hysterical (which never happens) grabbing BOTH of his ears. Now a week ago tomorrow I took him in to find he had an ear infection in his right ear. They put him on Azithromycin once a day for 5 days. On Thursday I didn't see that much of an improvement so called again and brought him in. his ear was worse. Poor thing! They decided to switch antibiotics to Clarithromycin 2x a day for 10 days. So imagine my annoyance when this morning it doesn't look like the ear thing has been solved! Luckily my Dr.'s office will make office hours on the weekend as needed so we headed in...for the 3rd time this week! Both ears are red. I just feel so bad for my little boo! She decided to get away from the 'mycins' antibiotics and try Cefdinir 2x a day for 10 days. Will lucky #3 work?! Let's hope and pray! Luckily I am blessed with a happy boy who is not completely miserable.

On another note I have been congested now for about a week which is OH so annoying. And now Dave is sick...thinking he has a sinus infection. The people at CVS just love me now I think!! Hopefully the next time I write we will ALL be BETTER!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Baby Girl :)

Well it was no easy task trying to take a picture of my ultrasound pic! We don't have a scanner so...little bit of a reflection but you can make out her face and arm. So neat! We were lucky enough that she flipped over at the end of the 45 minute ultrasound! We almost had to go back. It still doesn't seem real that we are having a little girl although I'm very excited! I REALLY thought it was a another boy! Now for us to pick a name...any suggestions?!?!

YEARS ago while working at gap (I have worked there now for 4 years!) I came across a couple of onesies that I had to get with hopes that one day I would have a girl. The pink and green one says 'If you think I'm pretty you should see my mom' lol! I actually bought the boy one too that says 'If you think I'm cute you should see my dad'. And well I love dolphins so had to get the other one too. I went downstairs last night into my 'bin' of gifts and pulled them out to show Dave. He shook his head at how silly I am!! Haha! All for today!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Up & Up

I have definitely become a Target girl! Before Evan was born I would venture into Walmart cause it's a tad cheaper...not anymore! You must understand something about the Walmart here in's ghetto. Seriously. I love Walmart in VA or Myrtle Beach just here I'm a Target girl hard core (lol)! I have even come to really like some Target brand called Up & Up. You don't even know how long I have been thinking about blogging about this! :0) Here is what we use now...

- Contact solution (tried Walmarts back in the day and it dried our eyes out!)
- Paper towels
- Toilet paper
- Garbage bags
- Dishwasher detergent
- Aluminum foil!
- Plastic sandwhich bags
- I bought disinfectint wipes but haven't used them yet

There might be more that I am forgetting at the moment. Do you have any favorite Up & Up products???

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Happy New Year!

Ok ok so it's already Jan. 13! I have been so bad with the blogging lately! UGH! As you can see I changed my layout some but can't say I'm THRILLED with is yet. I'll tweek it some more soon! Haha!

Well I am already 5 months pregnant! We found out on Monday that baby #2 is a GIRL! Totally a surprise to us cause we really thought it was another boy! Everyone is super excited, it's been a long time since there's been a baby girl in the fam! I'll have to take a pic of my belly and post it soon. I don't feel like I'm as big as I was with Evan at this stage. Now for a name...hummmmm

Evan & I are both not feeling well right now. Stuffy noses and such. Turns out Evan has an ear infection poor guy. Hope to be feeling better soon!

I am hoping to blog some more SOON...I can't promise but I have every intention of doing so! Ta ta for now!