Archive for September, 2009


Jared is really fun, just holds back and holds back, then blurts out a bunch of words all at once. He’s been playing with phones these last few days, all the sudden on Sunday, he started grabbing the phone, saying “hi” and “bye.” Then, yesterday, I go to take a picture of him, and he says “Apple pie!” That kid….he’s too smart for his own good, but at least he cleans up his mess when he colors on the wrong thing!


Car Trouble

So the other day when I was picking up Decker, they opened the car door, and it smelled like gas….sooo strong. The car wasn’t running very smoothly and I remembered….oh no! We forgot to change the spark plugs! So Jason so kindly changed them for me! I love my husband…and man does the car run much smoother now. 🙂
Past Due Maintenance

And is was tasty

So, I finally put together the pics from our pizza night! It was so much fun, and we’re definitely going to do that again, kids love it almost as much as we do! Other than that, I’ve jsut been chillin with Jared while Decker’s at school. A cold front FINALLY came down, so today, we have rain…and I was able to open the windows!!! YAY!!!

Decker had an AWESOME week.

So, this week, Decker not only got one bear from his class, but he got three! Then on Friday, when his Scholastic books came, he read his very first book! So he got to choose a special treat, and he decided he wanted some Daddy time, so Jason took him out and they got some DQ. Decker also helped me make a scrap page to remember his good week by.

Fri Night Already! Yay!

I’m really beginning to love our Friday night family nights. This week we’re going to do homemade pizza! Decker really loves to roll out the dough and put everything together. We always have a bunch of choices for the kids to put on their pizzas. Decker’s favorite is always sausage and broccoli. That kid cracks me up.

Basic Pizza Dough
1 1/4c warm water -3 1/2c flour
1 tsp active dry yeast -1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 tbl extra-virgin olive oil – Cornmeal for sprinkling

Combine water, yeast and oil into a large bowl. Add flour and salt, and stir until dough comes together. Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead until smooth.
Turn dough into a lightly oiled bowl, cover and let rise for about 1 hr. Then, divide and put in separate bowls, and let rise for another 20 mins.
Roll out the dough into desired shape, add toppings.
Bake at 500° 8-10 min until golden brown.

This is one recipe I know works, I’ve used it lots of times, and my kids love it every time 🙂


Well, I reviewed the comments on my split pea soup….wow I need to work on my proof reading. Not only did I not put a time on it, but I forgot to put in that split peas were even an ingredient! Well, I have fixed the post, so it should be all good now 🙂
Since I messed that up so bad I’m going to share a recipe that I used the other night. The kids loved it, and it was relaly nice and hearty. Slow-Cooked Tex-Mex Chicken and Beans

Roses are so Boring

So, it’s beautiful outside, so I kicked the kids out! The rain we’ve gotten in the last little while gave way to little patches of wild flowers in out backyard. Heck, maybe they’re weeds, but to my kids they’re beautiful flowers. And look how pretty they are! Decker and Jared were running back and forth trying to get as many as they could to fill up all my colored glass. I had to tell them to stop so there would be some left for tomorrow!