Lots of Spills and Sunshine

Lots of Spills and Sunshine

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

9 in 09

So I have known for a little while what I was wanting to do for my 'Fresh Start' list . All I have to do now is do it!!!

1. Pick blossoms not battles

~ I used to think it was important to "pick my battles wisely", now however I think it is important to not pick any!

2.Learn a new word everyday and teach it to my kids!

~I purhcased us all Dictionaries and we are going to start at the beginning and cross off a word a day and we must use it throughout that day.

3. Put myself on my 'To Do' list!!

~Yes I have been watching Oprah, but I don't quite know how I will do this. I just know that I need to make more of an effort.

4. Hide a new food in Ty's food every week.

~ Right now his food groups are cheese, crackers and white bread, so I have been trying out new ideas to hide ligitimate food groups into his food! I have been quite successfull I will post the recipes later this week.

5. Love More ~ Whine Less

6. Put my energy into the present and enjoy the time I have with my children and Todd!

7. Teach my children patience through example!!!

~ Meaning I have to actually be patient which is proving to be challenging for me.

8. Run for 1 hour consistently.

~ Considering I have never run except to catch a kid this should be interesting.

9. Create a new recipe once a month and take it to another family.

~And I will post the recipe.

Upside Down Cheesy Potato Quiche

1/3 cup Spaghetti Sauce
6 eggs
2 cups mozza cheese
(reserve 1 cup for later)
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 cup crumbled Ritz crackers
2 cups of prepared instant potatoes
1tsp salt
1tsp pepper
1 tbsp sundried tomato seasoning
1 cup ham cubbed: if picky children are an issue you can puree this as well

veggie puree: place 1 cup of broccoli, 4 asparagus stems and half a zuccini in a lovely Ziploc steam bag! Steam for 4 min. Place in food processor and blend depending on the pickiness of your children. If you want the veggies totally disguised keep hitting puree.


Combine all ingredients-except for 1 cup mozza and Ritz crackers- and place in a whoppin dish. Bake for 40 minutes, remove and sprinkle mozza and Ritz on top, put back into your oven until bubbly!

The rest of the mixture that doesn't fit into your casserole dish I pour into mini muffin tins and bake for about 30 min. and then I freeze them. The twins love them frozen for breakfast! They also double as edible teethers!

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Christmas for us began with the arrival of Todd on the 21st! He drove for 60 hours straight with only 3 hours of sleep, through multiple blizzards and 13 states!!! With Todd came a new computer which I can't figure out so stay tuned for lots more pictures!

The next day we were off to buy a tree!(Next post I will have pics of this)
On Christmas Eve we were graced by none other than

Christmas morning was wonderful!!! Santa spoiled all of us!!!

I have wanted the American Girl Doll Samantha since I was 10! and Todd got her for me!!! I was so excited and I have no clue how he did it, because she has been 'retired'. Thank you sweetie- oh and Santa got Rylie Kit, another American Girl Doll!

We also took a day trip to Victoria to visit the UnderSea Gardens, where we saw a live show with sea creatures from around here!

Meet 'grumpy' the Octopus

After leaving the UnderSea Gardens we were greeted by over 100 ducks!

Ty decided that they ALL needed to go back in the pond! So he and Rylie single handedly chased all the ducks back into the pond.

Oh the joy of accomplishment!
Me and the rugrats

Thank You Todd for the best Christmas ever!! (I am not the best photographer, hence Livie-lou's face is not in the picture!)