Tuesday, February 23, 2010

80 to freezing!!!




Okay....the morning started off as usual...and as it kept on snowing I knew we had to go and play. 3 1/2 hours later we finally just came inside to eat lunch and take a nap. Jaxon had so much fun! This was the first time he has ever played in snow. He had to have 3 wardrobe changes in that amount of time because he was soaking wet and frozen!! We got to meet lots of neighbors who were outside playing and "daddy" even got to come home early and have a snowball fight with us. So much fun!! Jaxon walked around saying "snow"!!!
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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Valentines Day

Since Valentines Day was on a Sunday this year, my friend Jenna had the idea to put Jaxon down at their place and we could make the guys a really nice dinner and eat when all of the kids went to sleep.  I wish I would have taken a picture of the food.  We made lamb, red potatoes, green beans, and rolls.  It all turned out sooo good.  Jenna made a "ice cream" cake for dessert and Mark made oreo balls.  We got stuffed but it was a lovely evening followed by watching 50 first dates(which was Mark and I's first date!).

Best Birthday ever!



The last couple of years I do not really get excited about my birthday coming up but then end up having such a wonderful weekend...and yes I say weekend because it always ends up being a birthday extravaganza. As much as I would like to say that we never have to do anything for it, I am always pleasantly surprised by how sweet and loving everyone is to me. My Birthday was Friday and when Mark came home from work Thurday it already begain. He walked through the door with flowers and told me he was taking the next day off.........so I got to: sleep in:) wake up to breakfast made(yummy french toast), went to olive garden with my dear sweet mother for lunch, went shopping (by myself:)), and headed to cheesecake factory and games for dinner!! Then on Saturday my wonderful girlfriends all got together and took me out to lunch followed by family dinner at my sister's that my mom made. So of course it was not good for the diet as it turned out to be a weekend full of eating...but it was wonderful. Thanks everyone!!!
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Perfect for a rainy day....

My favorite White Chicken Chili Recipe:

  • white chili chicken
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 (15 1/2 ounce) cans great dry northern white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2 (4 ounce) cans diced green chilis
  • 1 can white corn
  • In large saucepan, saute chicken, onion and garlic powder in oil til chicken is no longer pink.
  • Add beans, chilies and seasonings and chicken broth.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer (uncovered) for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, stir in sour cream and whipping cream.
  • Serve immediately.