Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Taco Soup

1 box chicken broth
1 box beef broth
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can black eyed peas
1 can chopped green chiles
1c. frozen corn
1c. frozen peas
1c. chopped purple onion
1lb. ground beef
2-4 cloves garlic minced
2Tbsp. taco seasoning
1tsp. cumin
1tsp. chili powder
1tsp. celery salt
1Tbsp. olive oil

In skillet, saute onions, then add ground beef.  Put 1Tbsp. taco seasoning on meat, stir and brown.  Once brown stir in garlic and take off heat.  Put all ingredients in crock pot and cook on high for 4 hours.  Serve with grated cheese and tortilla chips. Serves 6-10, freezes beautifully.

Monday, December 26, 2011


I love holidays!  I love getting together with family and just enjoying being together.  Enjoying lots of good food and time together.  This year has been especially wonderful. :)  So thankful to have such wonderful family.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Time is Here!


Sunday, December 18, 2011

37 Weeks

I know it is a crummy up shot.  
That is because the camera was sitting on the edge of the sofa.  
You get the idea though. :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Thanksgiving Fun

During our Thanksgiving festivities, Ryan was giving me a hug and well, it's not as easy as it once was, so Ryan wanted to show that he's getting bigger too.
We stood in mom's kitchen to compare and have a laugh.  And in case you can't tell he's actually trying REALLY hard to look as big as possible(pushing his gut out and arching his back).

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Nursery Time

This was given to us by Ryan's sister.
It's so wonderful!  It matches our mural.

 This is hanging above the crib.  You can't see the detail, but it's much prettier in person!

 This cute little replica of our mural was made from craft foam by a family friend.
It is now secured to the wall with the fun little yarn hedgehogs using the shelf.

 And this is our completed mural.
I think our little girl will know her name!  It's plastered everywhere in her room. Hehe.  We are so thankful to have been so blessed by our friends and family helping us prepare for her arrival. Sometimes I just sit in the nursery and stare at all the pretties we've received.  It is an amazing blessing!