Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Lovies

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
Chad, Jess and sweet baby T

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Trace's First St. Nick's Day

This post is a little late, but I just had to share. St. Nick's Day was a tradition my family had growing up. I really wanted to do the same thing with Trace. The tradition is that the night before you put your shoe out and St. Nick leaves a present "in" your shoe. Usually the present was too big to fit in a shoe so it was just placed next to the shoe. T's shoes are so little that I decided to put both of his out. I forgot all about St. Nick's Day until we were getting ready for bed. T ended up with one of his toys that was intended for Christmas morning. Oh well! 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup

 Guess who started cooking again?

What you need
8 ounces of cream cheese (full fat kind!)
half of a diced yellow onion
30 ounces of frozen hash browns
3 (14 ounce) cans of chicken broth
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/4 teaspoon pepper (I used more)

Combine all ingredients in the bowl of your slow cooker. Cook on low 7 hours or until the potatoes are cooked through.

This was A-MAZ-ING. I made some bacon to use as a garnish along with shredded cheddar cheese. Next time I may use frozen American fries instead, but who knows. 

Recipe found here.

Perfect meal for a lazy Sunday!
XO! - Jess

Monday, December 19, 2011

Annual Girl's Liquor Exchange

Every year my mom, our girlfriends and I get together for a liquor exchange. Its always so much fun!!!! This year Betty hosted (thanks Betty!). Betty lives in a huge house in the middle of a moat. Its haunted.... for real. Her house used to be a school and then a bunch of gangsters lived there after that. I'm thinking Betty should do a guest post about her house because her stories are something else. Anyway, Betty just had a new addition built on to the house and that's where we had our party. In the past we had always gone out, but this year a new tradition was born. Every year is now a potluck and we are all going to take turns hosting. I brought my favorite spinach and artichoke dip. Recipe found here. I forgot my camera, but everyone else took a few pictures.

I'm already excited about next year's party!
XO! - Jess

Saturday, December 17, 2011

3 Months

Isn't he getting big? 

XO! - Jess

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Its Me!

Why hello there. I have managed to create a blog post for the first time in a month. I currently average one post every month. Things have been pretty crazy around here. 

Someone is now 2 months old! He's been quite the busy baby.

 He likes to projectile spit up all over me and the couch frequently.

 He doesn't like it when I have to put him down to clean up the spit-up.

 Someone has become quite the chunker. At 7 weeks he clocked in at 15 lbs!

 We had some family pictures taken.

The Cardinals won the World Series!

I got a fancy camera and have been practicing photography. I'm not terrible, but I'm not good either.

 Somebody was a banana for Halloween and not happy about it.

 Somebody used to sleep a lot, but now prefers to be awake even if he is super sleepy.

We had our first family trip to the zoo.

 Somebody wore a tuxedo onesie and looked pretty dang cute in it.

 Someone is starting to love his play gym. (Baby tie-dye makes me swoon.)

 And my favorite.... that little someone has learned how to smile and it just melts my heart every time.

Man I love this boy!

I have some new posts in the works and maybe even a guest post or two (Hi Mom!). I promise I am trying to get my act together w/ this blog, but its been super hard w/ raising sweet baby T and working 40 hours a week. Be patient.... I'm not gone! :-)
XO! - Jess