Monday, September 23, 2013


I love kids.  I don't think that's news to anyone who has ever met me.
I've been babysitting since I was 12 years old and been pointing out babies in stores with my mom since before I can remember.
Since I'm not yet at the point of having my own, I fill my days with these cuties to get my monthly fill of baby-time.  Hope you enjoy these cute faces as much as I do...ok probably not quite as much as I do, but that's ok.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tough Baby

Remember when I mentioned a couple weeks ago that my Man was home randomly for a weekend at some point this summer...?  Well, he wasn't actually "home" for the weekend, he was home for Friday night, and then Saturday morning we headed to Vermont together, with a friend.

Why were we going to Vermont you ask...?

We were going to Vermont so My Man and his friends could run in a 11 mile military grade obstacle course on a mountain of course!
Yes, that's right Ladies and Gentlemen, my husband is officially a Tough Mudder!!

And I couldn't be prouder of him!

They finished in exactly 4 hours, and to my amazement, could actually walk under their own power the following day!

Love you Babe

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Remember When...

All thoughts and prayers gathering around the greatest city in the world!

12 Years ago today, the world was changed forever.

Here's to remembering the aftermath of this day and how a nation pulled together to Help and support the survivors and families of the fallen.
And to all those who continue to fight and have fought overseas to protect our Freedoms here at home, we Thank you.

God Bless America!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Culinary re-cap

At the start of this year I had a goal.  That goal was to try a new recipe at least every 2 weeks for the year of 2013.  Well, we are now 8 months into 2013, and I'm not sure I can claim 16 truly new recipes (which sounds kinda sad when I put it like that actually) but of the ones I have tried there hasn't been even one Flop!
I will also admit that while I absolutely Love to cook, I definitely Love it just a little bit more when I have other people besides just me to cook for, even if it's just me and my Man.
This roasted scallion & corn with crispy chicken thighs was a hit, and compared to other recipes I have pulled together, very simple.

This pork made its appearance one night where I was lucky enough to have a family friend visit with her daughter, And to have my hubby home the same night!  (I'll be back with an update as to why Hubs was home soon.)

Very rarely do I use any type of food (besides pastry dough) that's already made for me in the frozen section at the store, but for this recipe I made an exception.  Fish sticks from the store, and chopped avocado, tomato, and celery made awesome fish tacos when paired with a simple cilantro & lime sour cream.

This one was the most recent culinary adventure in my kitchen.  I did have friends coming over, so I attempted to put together a clam-bake type meal.  Cubed potatoes, carrots, & onion, 1lb of Mussels, a few steamers, and Shrimp to cap it off.  All those delicious items steamed in a garlic wine broth, and made an amazing meal for us to enjoy together!

oh, and roasted corn cooked in foil with butter in the oven!