Sunday, August 28, 2011

The End of a Great Summer!

This summer the kids and I swam like fishes. We had a blast at the Rec at Tech and at my in-laws pool. I think I swam like 3 times a week, which is unheard of for me!

Here are some of the great highlights for the end of summer!

Woo Hoo Cassidy!
Carter doing a trick

Sassy Caroline!

Can't wait to swim again next summer!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sunday is a Day of Rest... or Cooking!

So a couple Sundays ago, after church, I was in a cooking mood! I decided to make 2 meals for David at home, which is unheard of! :)

The meals are two of my favorite and they are super easy and good!

Lunch was Taco Soup.... We had enough to feed 12 people. This meal fed David and I at lunch, I had left overs for 3 lunches, and Mom and Dad got a meal out of it too.

The final product with sour cream and cheese.

Taco Soup Recipe: (Super Easy and Fast)

2 Cans of Pinto Beans - Drained

1 Can of Black Beans - Drained

1 Can of Corn - Drained

1 Can Diced Tomatoes

1 Can of Rotel

32 oz of Chicken Broth

1 pound of Hamburger Meat

1 packet of Taco Seasoning

Cook the meat, combine with other ingredients. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with sour cream and cheese!

Caesar Salad

Fettucini Alfredo with Ham and Peas

The final picture!

It was a great day of food!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday Belle!

A year ago a sweet little puppy was born! A year later she is my youngest niece and a great addition to our family!

Last Friday night we celebrated Belle's 1st Birthday! Here are the highlights!

The Birthday Girl in her not so favorite hat!

We ate Hot Dogs in honor of Belle!

Every member of the family gets a cookie cake!

About to blow out her candle!

We love you Belly Belle!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Day 320 - Day 343 - Summer Coming to an End! :(

Day 343 - August 12, 2011 - I like to let my laundry pile up and fold it altogether during a show... it's never piled up this high so I had to take a picture. (just for those who want to know, it's all folded now!)

Day 342 - August 11, 2011 - Rain Storm in Lubbock! Craft night was cut short due to no crafts and the hurricane outside! I did have time to hang out with my buddy Carson!

Day 341 - August 10, 2011 - Barley loves lawn chairs!

Day 340- August 9, 2011 - New Recipe - Classic Spaghetti! ENJOYED!

Day 339 - August 8, 2011 - My favorite... I love me some Carson! The start of Bachelor Pad and holding Carson... does it get better?

Day 338 - August 7, 2011 - The day of making food. I made Taco Soup for lunch and pasta for dinner! It was a delicious day!

Day 337 - August 6, 2011 - The guys went golfing and we went shopping. We met up for lunch ... here is Brad's bigger than life burrito!!!

Day 336 - August 5, 2011 - Most expensive Six Flags Trip EVER! You will see in this picture the Texas Giant and next to it David's Phone! RIP.

Day 335- August 4, 2011 - We made it to Dallas! Here we are at Cheesecake Factory! We always have to eat here!

Day 334 - August 3, 2011 - Since we are going out of town this week Stephanie had to see more patients! The little girls came over to my house and watched Soul Surfer while I worked! I love my girls!

Day 333 - August 2, 2011 - When we were at David's Parents house we looked at pictures that they had found when packing. I had to take a picture of this wedding picture because still to this day Martin and Glenda don't look at the camera when their picture is being taken! :)

Day 332- August 1, 2011 - We are finally back at our house! Barley loves being home!

Day 331- July 31, 2011 - We are house sitting for David's Parents so we had a pool party and cookout! Great day!

Day 330 - July 30, 2011 - Stephanie and Brad went out of town for their anniversary so mom and I took the kids to the annual back to shopping day! Here is Carter rocking some new jeans and a polo!

Day 329 - July 29, 2011 - Little Catherine's 7th Family Birthday! She is so special to us and we love her very much!

Day 328 - July 28, 2011 - When I went to workout with Steph I noticed that Carter's little friends wrote on the sidewalks and forked the yard... if this is starting in 5th grade, I can't wait to see high school!

Day 327 - July 27, 2011 - We ate at Garcia's with Coach Knight... I had to take a picture, thanks Teryn for being the distraction!

Day 326 - July 26, 2011 - We have enjoyed swimming at the Green's house this summer. Here is a trick that Cassidy can do!

Day 325 - July 25, 2011 - Craft Night! Teryn had dinner with us and then we went over to my sister's to do crafts. Catherine LOVED being with Carson and never left his side the whole night!

Day 324 - July 24, 2010 - The Annual Joy Land Night! Catherine, Caroline, & Cassidy rode the Dare Devil Drop! Catherine wasn't afraid of anything and rode all night long!

Day 323- July 23, 2011 - The New Catherine! The toothless Catherine! Cute and ready to go shopping!

Day 322- July 22, 2011 - We had a great cookout with our friends and I taught the girls how to play Nerts! I can't wait to play again!

Day 321 - July 21, 2011 - I took the kids to the Rec pool and out to Spoonful! It was a great night!

Day 320 - July 20, 2011 - Happy Birthday Brad! Here is the birthday boy with his traditional yellow cake with chocolate icing!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Brad's Birthday Highlights

Anyone who knows me knows that I love birthdays! I love that my family has a birthday in almost every month. When I have kids they will have to come in August, November, March or April because those are the only available months!

Also everyone who knows me knows that I have an awesome brother-in-law! Here are the highlights from Brad's birthday:

The emotions of Chuck Norris.... I always find Chuck Norris shirts for Brad... they are spiritual!

The Jurkovich Family!

Making a wish!

I always like Brad's Birthday because he always has my favorite cake.... Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting!