Sunday, June 20, 2010


Let me start by saying Happy Father's Day to my husband, an AMAZING father! Also to his father, Terry and my father, James. And to all the other daddies, soon-to-be daddies, and single Moms!

For Father's Day my husband requested his favorite meal for dinner, my lasagna. :) I figured since I was taking the (long) time to make it, I'd snap a few pictures and share the recipe with all of you!

First you chop, chop, slice! CHOP! I start with carrots, onions and mushrooms, YUM!
Melt some butter in a deep skillet and throw in all the veggies. Stir them around, let them love each other.. smell the aroma! Mmmm....
When your veggies start to brown, throw in 1 pound of LEAN ground beef and 1 pound of mild flavor sausage. I seasoned with a little Mrs Dash Garlic & Herb and a bit of fresh ground pepper. Add in one medium chopped zucchini for the last 3-4 minutes of browning.
Then you throw in all this deliciousness. Obviously you can choose any sauce you'd like. Today, Terry chose Parmesan and Romano. We heart cheese around here! I also add a can of diced tomatoes that are flavored. Again, choose your flavor. The spaghetti seasoning packet is to thicken the sauce from the extra juice from the tomatoes. Plus, adds more yummy flavorrrrr!After you add the sauce and tomatoes, turn it down to low and cover. This will help those veggies get extra tender and delicious. In the mean time, let's make more CHEESE!

Thaw [according to package directions] on 10 oz package of frozen spinach. To the spinach add 1 pound of Ricotta cheese, 1 egg, and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese.
**Have I mentioned yet that we LOVE cheese?**And back to the SAUCE! As if we didn't have enough cheese already, let's go ahead an add a block of cream cheese to our sauce, like so....And stir until it looks like this:Time to LAYER! Start with PAM! There will be NO sticking in this house. Then cover the bottom with sauce, a layer of cooked lasagna noodles, then schmear on the spinach ricotta.Repeat! Sauce, noodle, ricotta. And PLEASE my friends, DRY THOSE NOODLES! Your sauce's worst enemy is WATER. Don't do it! When you get to the top layer, treat your self to even more cheese.. this time, shredded.Put it in the oven that you've preheated to 375* F and set the timer for 30 minutes. Because you have absolutely nothing better to do, take your kid outside to ride his new bike that he got for his birthday.Once he's nice and sweaty, you know it's time to heat. Take the lasagna from the oven and let it stand for 10 minutes. Or you will have lasagna soup. While the lasagna is resting after so much hard work, toast up some garlic bread. YUM!

When it's done, you should see something ever-so-spectacular. This:You serve your husband, it is Fathers Day after all. He loves it. :)**Note how we broke out our finest China? Hey, I cooked, I don't want to clean, too!*
Bubba... not so much love. He's never like "beezonya". I swear he's not our real kid.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


This will forever be my most favorite picture of my son. It makes me happy. :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Let me start with a few things that do NOT tickle my fancy.
  • Wanting something REALLY bad and not being able to get it, no matter how hard you work.
  • Going to TONS of doctor's appointments looking for answers, but not really getting any.
  • Getting a MILLION negatives, when all you want is that one positive.
  • Finally finding a doctor that cares, but getting an OB that disagrees.
  • WAITING. Waiting for what seems like the impossible.
  • Panicking that you aren't gonna make a deadline. That things won't work with all of my husband's crazy training.
But what DOES tickle my fancy, is the fact that there are miracles. For the fact that something miraculous happens at JUST the right time. When you least expect it, something ever so positive pops up.
Yes... this definitely tickles my fancy. :)

10 weeks, 2 days. Due January 5, 2011.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it."

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you'll land among stars." - Les Brown

Monday, June 7, 2010


Because I have not read as much as I should have in my adult life, it's a bit hard to choose a favorite book. I really liked the VC Andrews series, but other than that and a few random (Dan Brown and Dean Koontz) books I really haven't read much. So instead, here were my two favorite books to read while growing up. I owned them both, and I've read them WAY more times than I can remember. I had actually mentioned awhile back that I'd like to dig out one of these and start reading it to Nathyn. I bet he'd like that.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


I'm ashamed to admit, but I LOVE TV! Probably too much. I have about a million favorite shows. I narrowed it down as best as I could. :)

Saturday, June 5, 2010


If you haven't seen it, watch it NOW! I've seen it 1,048 times and I could watch it a million more! This seriously is my favorite part of the whole movie! *tear*

UPDATE: Ok, I seriously cried watching this after I posted it! haha I need to buy another copy.. mine is stuck in my storage unit back home.

Friday, June 4, 2010


Nathyn says, "Happy Birthday! Birthday is for presents. I will get you a spiderman present betuz spiderman is for boys. Papa is a BIG boy, yes or no? YES! He's hecka big. I miss mine Papa. We need to go to Papa's house for his birthday party, I'm gonna go get dressed now!""Dad! A very happy birthday to the best father-in-law I could have hoped for! I hope you get the wonderful, relaxing birthday that you deserve. WHAT? 26 more days!" -Kegan"Happy Birthday, Dad. I love you lots and I really can't wait to see you in July! Hope you have a really good day. Love, Terry Bob."

Thursday, June 3, 2010


I discovered the song Christmas of 2005 when I got the Reba's #1s CD set as a gift. It was the first time I had heard the song, and being pregnant, well it touched me. I listened to it over and over and over again and cried 90% of the time. Still not sure why I do that to myself. :) Anyways, it's definitely been one of my favorites since then.

**Life has no guarantees, but always loved by me, you're gonna be!**

30 Days About ME!

Ok, so I'm gonna try my first XX Day Project, and this one is all about ME! Hopefully I can stick to it! :)

Day 01 - your favorite song
Day 02 - your favorite movie
Day 03 - your favorite television program
Day 04 - your favorite book
Day 05 - your favorite quote
Day 06 - whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 - a photo that makes you happy
Day 08 - a photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 - a photo you took
Day 10 - a photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 - a photo of you taken recently
Day 12 - whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 - a fictional book
Day 14 - a non-fictional book
Day 15 - a fanfic
Day 16 - a song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 - an art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 - whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 - a talent of yours
Day 20 - a hobby of yours
Day 21 - a recipe
Day 22 - a website
Day 23 - a YouTube video
Day 24 - whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 - your day, in great detail
Day 26 - your week, in great detail
Day 27 - this month, in great detail
Day 28 - this year, in great detail
Day 29 - hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 -- whatever tickles your fancy