Saturday, February 27, 2010

I baked a...

Strawberry Dump Cake

What you'll need:
1 yellow cake mix
15oz can crushed pineapple
15oz can strawberry pie filling
stick of butter - cubed

grease a 9x13 dish
pour pineapple with juice in bottom of dish
add strawberry pie filling
pour cake mix on top of strawberry pie filling
top with butter
Bake @ 325 for 45mins

My house smells oooooohhhhh soooo good!  The directions say to cool before indulging, but that's just plain torture.  Enjoy!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Birthday Week

As you can see, we had 2 birthdays this week in our family.  Kris is always quick to remind Beth she is 1 day older.  They both turned 36 this year (hope they don't mind me revealing their age).  :)

Sunday for lunch we headed over to Meme and Papaw's.  As always, she cooked too much food. 

I snapped a picture of Jacob on our way over there.  It was not that cold out, but he insisted wearing his gloves that are too small. 
Here is the birthday girl with her cake and sweet Kate.  Love her smile. 
Meme, Beth and Kate
Meme also made a cake for both Beth & Kris.  Here they are blowing out the candles.  As you can see they had 2 curious onlookers.  :)
Kris' birthday was Monday.  Here he is making a wish. 
Hope it comes true!

Next up is Jacob's birthday.  He'll be 3 in one month.  Tear :(

Monday, February 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Hubs!

Happy Birthday to My Love!! He makes me laugh every day, and I'm so happy to be on this journey of life with him. A long time ago I said we go together "like beans and carrots". He said, don't you mean peas and carrots? Sure I did, but the beans have stuck. :)

Jacob and I love you Kris, and we hope you have a great birthday!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Beth!

Happy Birthday to my bestie - my sister Beth!! I love having a sister and I am so thankful we are close and have each other to lean on - no matter what!

Beth, I love you and so thankful to have you in my life.  I hope you have a wonderful birthday!! 

Saturday, February 20, 2010


I L.O.V.E Hobby Lobby!  For all of my seasonal decorations, I have hit the local HL after the holiday to capture the discounts.  I've never been a big decorator, but once we had Jacob, I wanted to decorate more for each holiday.  I still don't go all out, but I do try (somewhat).  I envision Jacob when he's a teenager telling his friends, "my mom always decorates for the holidays".  Hopefully he's not rolling his eyes as he says it.  HA!  :) 

I have actually been to HL twice this week.  On Monday, the Valentine merchandise was 50% off.  I always wait till at least 75% off before I make my move.  Well today I went back because I knew their supply wouldn't last.  I walked in, and 80% was marked!  Yippee!!

I bought these 3.  The 2 wooden ones at the top were originally $4.99 each, and the ceramic plate was $13.99.  Score for me!!  $4.79!! 

I H.E.A.R.T a good bargain.  Pun intended.  :) 

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Once Again...

Jacob fell asleep while watching TV in our bed.  He was watching Thomas the Train and eating wafers - hence the train across his body and empty bowl.  His teacher at daycare has been telling us that he will not take naps after lunch, which is so new for him.  So instead he's falling asleep before 8pm. 

After I took pictures, Kris picked him up and carried him to bed.  :)  Good night little man. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Way Back When-esday

Timeline:  September 2007 
Age:  6mos.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New Necklace

I attended a Stella & Dot jewelry party on Saturday with Beth.  John was kind enough to watch all 3 kiddos while we got away.  We had a good time, and saw a lot of pretty "date" jewelry as I refer to it.  I must say, the prices were not Forever 21 prices, but I'm sure the quality is much better. 

I bought this little number - simple, dainty. 

Thanks Beth for the invite!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Love

I receveid a sweet card from Jacob and one from Kris, and..... pancakes for breakfast! YUM!
Oh, and flowers delivered to work on Friday.
Thanks to My Love!!!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

What All Cousins Do

Take a bath together, right? :)

I just love Luke's new "cheeeeeeeeeese".

And one more picture of Jacob with his eyes closed. We had red water tonight, and NONE of them wanted to get out - as you can imagine. You think this time next year there will be room for one more kiddo in there? :)

Friday, February 12, 2010

For Me

I received flowers today at work from Kris. It was such a surprise, let me tell ya! This is not a normal gesture for him to do. I made the mistake a few years ago saying "flowers just die", and he's never let me forget about it. But I think I convinced him that I enjoy the thought he puts into it. Thank you Lovebug!! I love you! This made my day!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Blue Bath Time

I recently saw these color tablets on another blog, and thought I'd get some for Jacob. Of course, he loved them!

Tonight we used blue. From looking at this picture, poor thing didn't have much water to play in. Oh well, he didn't seem to mind.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Way Back When-esday

Timeline: February 14, 2008
Age: 11mos.
*I love so many things about this picture: sticking his tongue out, those lashes for days, that sweet little bald head, and you can barely see them, but the Pediped shoes - my fave!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Getting Too Big Too Fast

I cannot believe Jacob will be 3yrs old next month. He has been the center of our world so I hope he will welcome his baby sister/brother with open arms. One can wish... :)

Love you Jacobbob!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Simple Pleasures

I saw this on another blog, and thought I would write mine down as well. As you will be able to see, it's the little things that I enjoy. In no particular order:
  • smell of grass being mowed
  • brand new windshield wipers
  • fresh clean sheets
  • strawberry lime aid from Sonic
  • Jacob speaking in Spanish instead of English
  • hugs from my niece and nephew that usually include a sloppy kiss
  • a stocked refrigerator
  • lunch with Beth
  • a phone call from mom
  • a peck from Kris (cheesy I know)
I hope I always apprecite the Little Things in Life.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Way Back When-esday

Timeline: April 2007
Age: 1 mo. Hope I'm ready for these early days again. Our next little one will be here before we know it!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

You ready?

Tonight's the night! Hip Hip!