Friday, March 20, 2009

Great book giveaway!

Elizabeth over at mommy etc. has a great interview on an author she admires and is giving away one of her books 'If tommorrow never comes'. I think it sounds great, so check out her interview and enter in the giveaway.

Have a great weekend, Christina

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Little Mister!

Two years ago today our lives changed dramatically forever. Our Little Mister took us from this family of three here... to a family of four. We were so taken with our precious little baby and life has never been the same. He has brought smiles and sunshine to our home by the loads. The world is always happy to Little Mister. He is a busy little guy and keeps us hopping.

One year ago we celebrated his one year birthday and he was so cute as you can see....

and now today at two years old he just as darling and makes us laugh at the cute little things he does.

Happy Birthday Little Mister!



Wednesday, March 18, 2009

wordless wednsday!

A day out enjoying the sunshine after a long winter!









Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ultrasound update!

We had a fun morning with our ultrasound. The boys were very curious, and waving to baby. I am so glad I took them in to see this. The tech had a split screen up and so it was showing 2 babies. Big Mister was so excited that Momma has 2 babies. We tried to explain that there is only ONE Baby but 2 pictures. It made for a cute story and I loved pointing out the hands and feet , but the favorite body part amongst the boys was the nose. They were very chatty about the nse and oh so cute. The tech asked if we wanted to know the gender and we presented our request for her to write it down and seal it in an envelope. She didn't look at us funny as it appears many do this. So we have our little secret in a keepsake box and it will more than likely follow us to the hospital on the Birth Day! I will at this point purchase outfits for both, and keep reciepts as I did with Big Mister. I find this exciting but one sister called me 'Wierd'. That's okay I'll be a little wierd.
All in all a great expierience for our family, it made me want to rush the time a bit more but much to do to prepare so I will keep our bundle warm till then. My accurate due date is now August 3rd, altho it is a scheduled c-sec so will still be in July.
Have a great day and don't forget to check out the recipes below,
Christina

Recipes

I have had a request for a couple recipes so I thought I would share.

One is the recipe for my

Crockpot juice Pork chops

6-8 1 inch thick pork loin chops
1 can frozen orange juice concentrate
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp soy sauce
4 tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsps cornstarch
1 can mandarin oranges or 1/2 can pineapple chunks

Place pork in crockpot, then mix all ingredients in a bowl and stir except for fruit. Pour juice mixture over pork then pour fruit and the juice over the pork. Cook on high setting for approx 3 hours or on low for 5-6 hours. I serve this with sauteed vigis and rice or pasta noodles. Use the glaze with your pasta or rice. I also add some soy sauce with my vegi's.

Next is my

Pumpkin Pancakes

2 cups pancake mix
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 eggs
1/2 tsp cinnomin
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp melted butter

mix all ingredients and add milk to the consistancy you like you batter. I like mine a little thicker. You can also add in raisins. These were so good. Easy but healthier than many recipes.

Have a great day, Christina

Monday, March 16, 2009

Monday, Monday!

It's a monday around here. hubby is back to work and I start my day with a nap on the couch dozing on and off till about 9:30-10:00. I put a movie in for the boys and give them milk and a snack and they do good for the most part.
I am going grocery shopping tonight for my 2week meal plan again. I am really liking it. I look at whats on sale and then try to incorporate that into my meal plans to keep cost down. It is really helping me feed my family well balanced meals. Here are my meals for the next two weeks
- chicken dumplings
-Pumpkin pancakes and sausage
-Pork roast, mash potatoes and beets
-baked fish, salad, baked potatoes
-homemade pizza with ham, mush, and pineapple, and salad
- baked chicken breast, and baked steak fries with green beans
-chopped steak, sauteed onions and mushrooms, yellow squash, broccoli
- chicken enchilada lasagne
-homemade burritos
-spinach lasagne
-french toast, strawberries, and sausage
-mock beef stroganoff and salad
-italian chicken club sandwiches, and salad,

I always have fruit that I canned to serve for dessert. a lot of times I also add and extra vegi to make sure we are getting a good amount of vegis in our diet.

Tommorrow I am very excited for my ultrasound. We are going to take the boys with to see the baby. Big Mister is getting very involved. he cracks me and DW up all the time with his little sweet things. we also decidedto have the tech write down the sex of the baby and seal it in an envelope in case we want to find out later.

Well have a great monday, Christina