Friday, August 20, 2010

Funny Faces

We have an awesome group of friends that we love to hang out with, but who also help to keep my freezer full of meals.  No, they do not cook for me out of the goodness of their hearts, but rather help by being a part of a meal swap.  We have dubbed it "Meals in Heels" just for fun. : )  There are 10-12 of us that try to swap freezer meals every 6-8 weeks and it is the biggest help, especially on those days when you feel like you're barely keeping your head above water and can't even think about what to make for dinner (if you want more details just ask and I'll explain the rest!).  Well, several times we have gotten things that aren't exactly the type of food that I would usually cook.  It's almost always good, but as you might imagine the 2 1/2 year old that lives in my house doesn't always know what to think.  Last night was definitely one of those times.  One of my friends had made a veggie lasagna, which tasted great, but Sawyer was less than impressed with it's looks.  I cut up the lasagna just like I normally would and put it on the boys' plates. Jack, as usual, dug right in and ate without complaint. Sawyer on the other hand, got in his chair, looked at it, wrinkled his nose, and said "I don't like that" in a very hilarious tone of voice. I tried not to laugh and told him it was lasagna with cheese, and that he had to take at least three big bites before he could get down from the table. It took him quite a while to make the decision to try it, but after the first bite he said, "Umm . . . tasty!"  Just goes to show that it really is better when Mommy and Daddy are in charge! : )  I didn't force it down his throat, but gave him the choice as to when he would eat it, even if it took all night, and in the end he liked it! 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Anniversary a little late

So last year was our five year anniversary, and I think the year that most people probably try to do something extra special.  Well, since we had a one month old, we went to dinner and stayed out for about 2 hours and that summed up our anniversary! : )  This year we decided we would go somewhere.  However, I had the feeling that I would probably still be in the "yuck" stage or pregnancy so we decided to wait until the weekend after the 4th to head outl.  The boys stayed at my parents house, which they were all more than ok with. : )  Of course Sawyer (the late sleeper) got up at the crack of dawn both mornings, while Jack (the early bird) slept late both mornings.  Go figure! 
Well, while the boys had fun at Granna and Grandaddy's house, we headed off to Charleston.  Being the avid photographer that I am (can you hear the sarcasm in my voice yet??) I took not one single picture!  Yay me!!  Thankfully, we had such a great time that I don't need pictures to remember!  We stayed at the Plantation Oaks Inn in Mt. Pleasant.  I was a little skeptical, because there were only 6 bedrooms and I was afraid it might be a little strange, but it was wonderful!  We were right down the road from Pawley's Island and they have chairs and a pass you can use to go to the beach, so you don't have to pay to park!  The best part by far, was the breakfast.  A couple owns the place, and the husband is an amazing cook!!  In fact, I think amazing food may have been one of the highlights of the trip.  We went to Ile Cortile Del Re for dinner one night.  It was a hole in the wall, but I think it was some of the best food I've ever eaten!!  I didn't know spinach could taste that good!  Awesome fish and pasta!  Just wonderful!!  Other than eating, we spent most of our time sitting on the beach or reading books.  All in all, it was exactly what we needed and an awesome time together!  I love you, hubs and can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for the rest of our years together!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Best Laid Plans

So I had the best of intentions to blog about the things I mentioned before, and I'm still going to do that, but of course my computer died just a few days after my last blog!  Isn't that always the way it goes?!  Now that I have a new computer, I'm going to try and get my pictures switched over and get a few blogs in as well.  However, this blog has nothing to do with any of the topics I mentioned before. : )  I had to share a recipe with you!  I know I don't usually blog about much other than my kiddos, but I really do love to cook and try new recipes.  One of my favorite new blogs is .  She has some great recipes if you have a little time to look around.  Well, I really wanted to make some cookies today and couldn't decide what to make when I randomly remembered a recipe I had seen at my first kitchen and decided to give it a try.  What is this recipe worthy of it's own blogpost you might ask?  Homemade Oreos!!  I know some of you reading this, maybe most of you, are thinking, "Why make them when you can buy a perfectly good version at the store?".  My answer to that is to try these once and you'll know exactly why!!  They are greatness on a plate, so I strongly suggest that you try some soon!  And if you're not the cooking type, but you're my friend, you might just be lucky enough to see these at our next get together. : )