Saturday, November 24, 2007


The Thanksgiving feast went well! I prepared all the dishes and it wasn't too stressful as I did do a bunch ahead of time. Which was a good thing since I got a cold and was miserable on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday I woke up feeling somewhat better, but my head was still messed up so I couldn't taste very well! I did have a bunch of leftovers this weekend and they were so good. Too bad I couldn't taste them the first time around! Em kept exclaiming how she just "loves Thanksgiving," all day long which was cute.

This week is back to the routine of school and work. I like the routine, though it's nice to break out of it every once in a while.

Monday: Mexicalli Pie (from the freezer), Tortilla Chips, Celery Sticks, Peanut Butter Cookies

Tuesday: Deluxe Baked Potato Bar w/ Bacon, Split Pea Soup, Winter Squash Muffins

Wednesday: Spaghetti w/ Meatballs (from the freezer), Salad, Garlic Bread

Have a wonderful week and go visit I'm an Organizing Junkie's blog for more menu plan madness!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Pics from Children's Museum

On our recent trip to Omaha, we visited the Children's Museum with Uncle J, Aunt M and Cousin C.

Here's Kabe's playing with a puzzle in the baby area.

Cousin C. in the baby area. There's so much to choose from!

DH kept trying to take pictures of me the whole trip. I used to get annoyed at him for this and give him dirty looks that he would try to capture on film. However, I have switched tactics and always give a cheesy and toothy smile every time. So far my new plan is working and he has had to resort to doctoring the pictures of me after they are taken. He added stubble to this one, which I will not be showing online. He did show the altered pic to my brothers, much to their delight.

Nate with the play dough.

More Nate:

Nate says: "Help! My pants won't stay up!"

Playing with some cool animals.

"I'm having so much fun!"

Fun with a big ball.

"My pants are falling off again!"

Overcoming obstacles.

Em with two little guys.

I-guy having fun with water.

Uncle J and Cousin C- what a cute smile!

Curly hair.

"Forget the toys. I'm trying to remove my sock!" (as usual)
Peek a boo!

Cousins- they are only 6 weeks apart.

There aren't many pictures of Em and I-guy because they went off with Aunt M and Uncle J while DH and I stayed mostly in the baby room with the younger two. Our boys really warmed up to Uncle J. and I-guy would climb up into his lap and hang around him. Kabe's gave Aunt M a snuggle on our last day there that was very sweet! And Em had a special time each evening playing with only Aunt M. They played Polly Pockets and made some crafts. Em can't wait to go back!

Classic K.B. Look

Saturday, November 03, 2007


Well I was finally able to bring myself to use the crazy yellow happy face menu plan banner from the Organizing Junkie! I'm a pretty conservative gal and it took a little while to get used to this one! :) But my menu plan for this week is rather ambitious, so I will need all the exuberance I can get to stick to it! :)

Monday: Balsamic Raspberry Chicken, Rice, Sesame Broccoli or Garlic Broccoli (I think I'm going to use elements from both these recipes and come up with a new one)

Tuesday: Herbed Pot Roast, Rolls, Double Chocolate Pudding

Wednesday: Homemade Pizza, Fresh Veg Tray w/ dip

Thursday: Cashew Chicken, Gingerbread Cupcakes w/ Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

Friday: Penne a la Betsy w/ Shrimp

I also want to try making homemade whole-wheat pita bread since we LOVE eating pitas stuffed with scrambled eggs, ham, veggies, etc. I love to eat a toasted pita filled with fresh veggies, sprouts and a little mayo or ranch dressing. Healthy! Lunches:
2-Fried Rice