We celebrated all week. She loved opening mail from so many generous people and decorating our home for her friends party. On her actual birthday we headed to grand forks where auntie Lucy surprised her with her very own DQ ice cream cake. That Lucy knows the way to Reagan's heart (and mine for that matter). Y'all know that birthdays and presents are my favorite, but watching my babies grow up and celebrating them is way sweeter. Every day with them is an undeserved GIFT.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
It has been over a week since Rea turned 3. I feel like I am constantly saying this but it's just so true, she FILLS my life with laughter. I am amazed by her cleverness, sharp memory, hilarious pretend play, long attention span and tender spirit. I am a little bit scared of how much she reminds me of myself and in awe of the way she adores her dad.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Real butter, tons of it (as you can see above haha)
Carrots, nuts, dried apricots, hard boiled eggs always available
Smoothies made with whole milk yogurt
Oatmeal oatmeal oatmeal
Cod Liver Oil
And as I have said a million times before:
ICE CREAM. Specifically homemade malts made in my ninja blender (knock off vitamix that works SO well. Very comparable. I make all the twins baby food in it as well as daily smoothies/milkshakes. $60.00 at target.).
Friday, November 8, 2013
My house is very quiet. My laundry is all clean, folded and put away (SO rare) and my heart is very full. I miss them so much already but I am soaking up the laughter, sweet times and rest I was given this week. My kids are also very clean. Nightly baths were not really happening until my mom arrived. Mostly because Ellen tries to swim, dive, drink the whole bath and give me a heart attack.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
We love Dr. Suess so it was a no brainer as to what we would dress as this year. You just can't pass up "thing 1" and "thing 2" when you have double babes.
My husband started the day off by sleeping in and putting on his costume. It was his 30th birthday!!!! He walked 8 minutes through the skyway and into his corporate law firm as a cow in a suit. This is one of the MANY reasons why I am so smitten.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
When life gets busy, I turn to my crock pot. I made this recipe last night and changes it from a 12 hour oven cook time to an easy crock pot meal. It turned out great. It also pleased my tired, hardworking, hungry man very much. Reagan helped me with the entire meal, from the easy prep in the morning to shredding the meat before dinner. I love cooking with my little lady. Enjoy.
crock pot french dip sandwiches
crock pot french dip sandwiches
2 rump or chuck roasts4 onions, quartered4 carrots8 cloves of pressed garlicbeef bouillon or stock
Put the roast in the crock pot and fill the pot with water (or stock) until the roast is half-way covered. Top with big chunks of onions and carrots (you'll remove them later), minced garlic, and a couple cubes or tsp of beef boullion (if you didn't use stock). Set crock pot to low for 6-7 hours.Drain out amazing juices for the "au juice" into a large bowl and shred up the meat, removing any large pieces of fat. Toss carrots or eat them...if you like mushy, salty carrots (no thanks)! Makes 10-12 sandwiches.
Serve with your favorite roll and a ramekin of au juice. We also added the cooked onions to our sandwiches--delicious!
recipe adapted from the kitchen of Mary Ahrendt