January 23, 2012


I've seen this on some blogs that I follow and I love the idea, but not sure I can make the commitment.  Well, I'm not going to worry about it if I don't.  As long as I do it here and there, it will make me post something other than recipe/food stuff! Ha!

A peek into last week...

We need to just sell our stroller because these things are the only thing he wants when we go shopping at the mall. 

I made Spencer a cape using this tutorial via Pinterest (of course!). He always wants us to tie his blanket around him so he can Buzz Lightyear, so this was perfect & SO EASY.  

O.M.G. I've started this before my regular workouts.  Who knew 4 minutes could hurt so bad?

Yep, this face says it all.  Tantrum central at our house Wednesday night! 

 L.O.V.E. these!  Never had them before and so, so, so good!  Great low carb snack!

A scary monster came to visit us at bath time...

Played around with my Silhouette for a birthday party we went to.  I love my Silhouette!!!

January 22, 2012

Birthday Party & Fun Night

We had a birthday party at the Science Spectrum for our good friends' son, Cash.  He turned 4.  Him and Spencer have been buds since they were just one.  They go to the same school and live two blocks apart from eachother on the same street.  Their moms work at the same school and their dads are both managers at the same car dealership.  Now those are some serious connections between those two! Ha!

This was by far his favorite!  This is a new part that just recently opened.  He kept saying, "Back away mom & dad, I'm going to outer space!"

Afterwards, we stopped at Orlando's for some pizza and then met Zach at Caprock for a little bit.  Spencer was SOOO good the whole time.  He was quite preocuppied with the camera at Caprock.  It was hilarious seeing all the pictures he took afterwards!

And the crazy pictures...most taken by Spencer...

Such a fun afternoon and night!

January 21, 2012

Not so stellar meal plan...

A lot going on this week, so really not trying a lot of new things...some, but not much.

Saturday baking
Lemonade Layer Cake

Cheese & Jalepeno nachos w/Quesadillas

Sunday breakfast

Steak & Salad

Chef Salads

Slow Cooker pizza chicken

Tilapia Vera Cruz

One of our favorite dishes from Abuelo's and they actually sent the recipe in their e-newsletter this month!

Thursday & Friday
I'll be out of town so Spencer & Rick will be "bach-ing" it!

January 16, 2012

Science Spectrum

The Science Spectrum has been such a fun place for Spencer for as long as I can remember.  I can remember going there when his feet couldn't touch the pedals on all the little tricycles they have there to ride.  Now, he's too big to ride them.  :(  Dad & Dana gave us our first membership 2 years ago and we got our renewal for Christmas.  This gift is the BEST!  We never renewed our membership when it was up in June because they were re-doing their kids play area and we wouldn't have gone until it was finished.  Well, it's been finished for about a month now and we went for the first time last weekend. 

A little grocery shopping...

The weather for this week...

January 15, 2012

Weekly Meal Plan

Complete success with last week's meal plan.  Out of the Pinterest recipes we cooked the baked spaghetti and the stuffed pepper soup were the favorites.  The other ones we REALLY close though. 

This is what's up for this week...

Pizza Monkey Bread

EPIC FAIL!  This is a good idea in theory, but not good otherwise.  The bottom completely burned.  The few pieces that were in the middle were really good.  I did it exactly like the recipe said except I used store bought pizza dough.  Don't know if that was the problem, but will not be making this again.

Sunday breakfast
Veggie Fritata

OUTSTANDING!  This is good eats.  The broiling is not a good idea though.  You need to actually bake it at 425 and just watch it.  With the broiling, the center wasn't getting done, but the edges were browning too quick.  We will be eating this again and probably for supper!

Sunday dinner
Cream Cheese Chicken Chili
(We didn't make this last week because we had so much left over from the stuffed pepper soup we just ate it two days in a row.)

Breakfast for the Week
 Oatmeal Cupcakes

Another hit!  Good stuff here!!!!  I did not buy the almond milk because the pricing is just crazy just to get a cup.  I made my own and it was GOOOOOD!  Just add 2 tsp. of Splenda and 1 tsp. of almond extract to the cup of milk and WAAALAAA...almond milk!

Grilled Shrimp Salads
Hey??  We love our salads in our house!!

Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

Grilled BBQ Chicken w/veggies
An old favorite of ours!

Eating out/picking up - Open House at school until 8:00 pm

Fish Tacos
Another old favorite!

What are you eating this week???

January 8, 2012

Pinterest Meal Plan

I would like to start doing a meal plan post about what we're eating every week because we plan out our entire week and go to the grocery store once.  It's so nice.  Well, we've been getting in kind of a rut here lately with eating the same thing all the time, so everything we make this week will be something new.  And I got all the recipes from pinterest.  Here it goes...

Chicken Crescent Roll-Ups

Very good and rich.  I didn't have cream of chicken soup, but had a can of broccolli and cheese soup and used that.  It was great! 

Cream Cheese Sausage Rolls

THE.BEST.  Spencer is currently on his 7th one for the day.  There are so many possiblitiles with this recipe.  SOOOOO good!  I rolled the dough the "short way" so the pieces were bigger.

Baked Spaghetti

Shrimp Salad

Not from Pinterest, but we have grilled chicken salads every week and we needed a change.

Skinny Chicken & Tomato Pasta

Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Tuna Sandwiches w/Tomato Soup

Obviously not from Pinterest, but we make our Fridays easy.

January 7, 2012

Christmas Part II

OK, onto the second part of our Christmas that we spent in Tyler with Rick's mom and sister.  I've said it a million times and I'll say it again...I LOVE GOING THERE!  We had the best time (as usual).  We got to spend a lot more time with Terry than we usually do which was so nice.  I actually got to spend a whole afternoon with her just shopping, shopping and more shopping.  She introduced me to Tuesday Morning.  Love.That.Store.  And who would've thunk it...we have one in Lubbock!!  We stayed in Tyler for 5 days and it was much needed to get out of Lubbock.  Good times!!

This couldn't have been any better of a gift for Spencer!

Spencer opened up one of my presents that I didn't even know I had.  I had to fight him and Jean for these house shoes ALL week long!

Relaxing with his new chair, guitar and microphone from Terry & James (and of course the house shoes).

Jean took Spencer on many walks (which Spencer LOVED). 

January 2, 2012

Christmas Part I

I am a little behind on the Christmas posting, but will get caught up! 

We had a wonderful Christmas as always!  Stephen was here to share it with us.  I had a hard time sleeping the night before because I was so excited to see the excitement on Spencer's face when he got up that morning.  This really is the first Christmas that Spencer really understood what was going on.  When he sat on Santa's lap, he told him he wanted a kitchen with a coffee pot and a fire truck. 

Pure bliss!

And we have Buzz flying around our house all the time now.  He LOVES Buzz!

And PaPaw and Gram came to visit!!

More Christmas to come...this was just a sprinkling!

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