Wednesday, August 19, 2009

11 months

I can't believe that in one month we will have a one year old! These past 11 months have gone by so fast!

Here is Ian's 11 month picture. Click here to see his other photos.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Blessed beyond measure...

I am so blessed to have a husband, who despite being sick has taken Ian into his bedroom to rock him.

My pain is coming back and I am just tired of going, going and going some more. Although I haven't really been going out per say, but I feel like I have been hit by a semi truck from taking care of my boys. I love them so much, but I need a rest.

My husband has been so great that even while he is sick he helps me. So I shouldn't feel so worn out should I? Hmmm, what is my problem?

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Sickness sucks! I think that pretty much says it all. On Thursday Ian started running a fever. It was a very hard night as he was really hot from his fever. So Friday morning we took him to the doctor and he has a sinus infection. So we got some medicine for him.

Then on Friday night I began having intense pain in my adominal area and my lower back. My doctor had told me I had a cyst on my right ovary. So for a while I just endured the pain. Until it finally got so bad I had Justin take me to the ER. We were in the waiting room for about 3 hours before they came and got me to get an ultra sound. After that they took me back to the waiting room and we waited for another long while until they finally came and got me to take me to a room. Then the doctor came in and pushed around on my belly, which hurt like all get out, and then he had the nurse give me a shot and a pill. Then we headed home. I pretty much went right to bed.

Poor Justin stayed up with Ian and got him to go to sleep. I felt so bad for Justin. He has been such an amazing husband during this time. I don't function well with out having a full nights sleep. He did great. Now it is my turn as he is running a fever. :( Both my boys are running fevers and I think I am getting sick too. My throat hurts and I have had a headache all day.

Please pray for our family as this is our first time to go through this.

On a good note, we got to see my cousin, Aunt and Uncle. She is a teacher in China so it has been a while since I had seen her. It was fun catching up with her. Plus they all got to meet Ian for the first time!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

another zoo day!

I took Ian to the zoo again. I think I like it more than he does at this point, but that is ok. Some day it will be fun for him and then I will enjoy it on a whole other level! It really is amazing to see all of the different creations that God has made. The majesty of the lion and the oddness of the ant eater. I love it all!

We met our friends there and enjoyed a hot day looking at animals and pushing our strollers! Did I mention that it was only 75 cents to get in? It is like that on Wednesdays through the end of August. Hmmm, I just might go every Wednesday now :)

Here are some pictures...(of course, did you expect me to not have any pictures?)
Ian did a good job riding the carousel this time! At the end he wanted me to hold him though :)

Carrie, Emily, Me and Tara with our babies.

Me, Tara, Ashleigh (showed up after the first picture was taken), Carrie, and Emily. We had quite the crew!

Just thought I would throw in this picture of the ant eater! I think this shows God has a funny side, either that or he was bored by the time he got to this animal! ;)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Raspberry Balsamic Chicken Recipe

I found this recipe a while back and wasn't sure if I was going to make it or not because honestly I didn't know if Justin would like it. I finally just asked him if he would be willing to try it and he said yes! It was so easy to make and it was so yummy! It kind of reminded me of the Jack Daniels sauce at TGI Fridays. By the way it was only 4 points! Served with some squash and it made for a great meal. I kind of wish I would have had some potatoes to serve with it, but oh well.

Raspberry Balsamic Chicken Recipe

* 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
* 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
* 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
* 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
* 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
* 1/3 cup seedless raspberry preserves
* 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
* 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


1. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
2. Add onion and saute 5 minutes, stirring.
3. Sprinkle chicken breasts with thyme and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
4. Add chicken to skillet and saute 6 minutes on each side or until chicken is cooked through.
5. Remove chicken from skillet and keep warm.
6. Reduce heat to medium-low.
7. To skillet, add 1/4 teaspoon salt, preserves, vinegar and pepper.
8. Cook, stirring, until smooth and heated through.
9. Spoon over chicken.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Museums are fun!

So I am not a museum kind of person. I don't like to go and walk through exhibits and read about what I am looking at. However, the Jasmin Moran Children's Museum is my kind of place to go! It is all hands on and while there is some reading it is ok because you are intrigued by the hands on part that you want to learn more about what you are doing! Well on Thursday Justin took off work and we took Ian to Seminole, OK to the Jasmin Moran Children's Museum. It was so much fun. Although most of the stuff was too old for Ian, I think he had a great time too. Here are a few pictures (and by few I mean a ton) from our adventures!

I think we might use this as our next Christmas card picture, what do you think?

I just thought this was hilarious! Ian is still cute, even with the extra long head! And Justin is still cute even with the long neck!

Our future judge. He looks like he is telling everyone in the court room to settle down! So cute!

I just thought this was cute :)
Ian playing at the museum. This was pretty much the only thing he could do on his own :)

You can see his teeth really well in this picture!