Sunday, November 30, 2008

An attempt at Christmas photos

Trying to wrangle a 9 month old who loves to walk / stand / crawl isn't easy. Today I tried yet again to get a good photo of Caleb for our Christmas cards. They aren't the greatest quality wise but I have my mommy goggles on so I think they are adorable.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The S Family...

You have a beautiful family!

The M girls...

I love these girls to death, aren't they super cute!!


Had a great thanksgiving, and got to get a couple cute pictures of my family. Enjoy!

My brother, Michael, and his wife, Julie.

My sister, Donna, and her husband, Tim.

My Mom & Dad

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Awesome Soup

So, its that time of the year, where you just want to curl up with a bowl of soup and a blanket. So I made my first ever soup last night. Campbells is so convenient, but making soup yourself is just so much better. It was delicious.

I worked off a recipe but ended up changing it, like I always do. I can never stick to a recipe so here's what I remember, I call it Cheesy Chicken Soup with Potato:

1 cup or so of carrots grated, (I used a potato peeler and got them really thin)
1 stalk of celery cut to bite size peices
1 cup of onion chopped (I didn't have any on had so I used the seasoning - still good)
2 potatoes diced (I like my pieces small)
4/5 tbs butter
1/4 cup of flour
2 cups of milk
1 can of chicken broth/stock
worcestershire sauce - I don't measure just add some
1 large can of canned chicken
1-2 cups of cheddar cheese (the cheesier the better)

ok so here's what you do:

In a medium pot cook the veggies in the butter for 10 minutes or so, until they are soft (but not brown). Add the flour and mix in. Slowly add the milk, chicken broth, worcestershire sauce. Stir until thick and bubbly (probably 10 minutes), then add the canned chicken and cheddar cheese (I mixed these before hand). The cheese will also make the soup thicker so don't worry if it doesn't thicken up on its own. You can add more flour if you need to.

I also topped the soup with the cheese - can you tell I love cheese. I served with crescent rolls.


I was going to take a picture, but Tony made fun of me.

Friday, November 21, 2008


So I finally took the pictures off of my camera and here are a couple new ones of Caleb!

'Look mommy I can stand'

First Snow

17 Nov 08
On Monday this week we woke up to snow on the ground and covering the tree branches, it was so cool. So of course I had to take a picture (this is before work so it was pretty dark outside).
One of our left over halloween decorations, we need to put them away!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cool Moms

So one of my favorite emails that I subscribe to is called cool mom picks ( and they always have links to cool stuff (some mommy stuff, some not). Check out their latest holiday gift guide, its awesome!

Holiday Gift Guide 2008

9 Months Old

17 Nov 08

I can't believe he is 9 months old. This past weekend he was pulling up, standing in his crib, and he is a crawling madman. He also says momma all day long and once in a while says dadda. Soon he'll be saying gramma b/c he is working on his G's. His new favorite toy is the fireplace doors, so we ghetto rigged them with masking tape!! oh the joy! And he loves chewing on mommies lens cap.

Wide Awake Baby

14 Nov 08

I had so much fun getting to know Ms A and Baby A, she was so awake for just being a month old. Hope to see you again soon!!

Beautiful Maternity

11 Nov 08 - Veterans Day

I had the privilege of shooting my good friend C, when she was 36 weeks pregnant. Don't we all wish we could be this beautiful while we were pregnant!! I had a lot of fun, thanks C, your family is adorable!! Thanks for letting me practice on you with my new lens!!!

Can't wait to meet your new addition in a few weeks!!