Wednesday, April 28, 2010

What to do on a day like this?

Here's what we're going to do on this drizzly, blustery day. Luckily the weather will improve just in time for the girls to go back on track at school Monday. It's like Spring Break all over...

Yummy Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup margarine or butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 cups Quick Oats
1 cup chocolate chips
(butterscotch chips are great, too!)

Cream butter & sugars until smooth. Beat in eggs & vanilla. Combine & thoroughly blend dry ingredients in separate bowl. Beat into creamed mixture. Drop by tsp full onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes. Don't over bake- they are better a little on the gooey side!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Spring/ Easter 2010

I've been horrible about blogging lately. Here are some pictures of what we've been doing.

A little unnerving...

I'm thinking about removing the little baby floating in the window to the right.

A few days ago I got on my blog to look for something and the bubble was empty. No baby. For a pregnant lady who is already a little freaked out, that was very unsettling. If it happens again, the window is a goner!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Julie Leavitt chicken- oldie but goody

Here's what we're having for dinner tonight. Super easy. Everyone always loves it. How can this go wrong? I have no idea who Julie Leavitt is, that's just the title of the recipe in my mom's ward cookbook. (The submitter's last name is Nelson...)

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup sour cream
1 can cream of chkn soup
1 tsp lemon juice
thick slices of cheese
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 Tbsp butter or margarine (it never explains why, so I skip it.)

Mix sour cream, soup, and lemon juice in a bowl. Lay chicken in 9x13 pan and lay cheese on chicken. Spoon sour cream mixture over chicken in equal parts. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake, uncovered, at 325 for 1 1/2 hours.

I don't use super thick slices of cheese, sometimes I throw in some extra chicken- in other words, it is very forgiving. It is great with rice or noodles & makes great leftovers! It is still in the oven, so I don't have a photo, but it is D-lish!

Crafty Chicks

I have a new (to me) crafty blog for you to check out. so many cute ideas!!

Crafting Chicks
They are also having a bunch of fun giveways. Check it out!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Prayer for the middle of pregnancy

Brooke has a very eloquent prayer for the end of pregnancy on her blog. I'm not as far along, but I thought I'd follow suit. Some of these are directly from her thoughts, some are mine. You can read her blog to see which are which because I'm too tired to differentiate.

I have 16 weeks left, so this is a prayer to help me survive the weeks to come.

Please bless me to find a comfortable sleep position that doesn't strain my back, worsen my congestion, or wake up my hubby.

Please help me to have something left that still fits that is not considered a mu mu.

Please let my house remain standing while I can hardly do anything to improve the appearance!

Please forgive me for yelling at my kids over stupid things. Thanks you for increasing my heart rate when I do to remind me to calm down.

Please forgive me for sneaking an extra donut every now and then. I'll try to do better.

Thank you for the hours I have spent in the rocking chair reading for relaxation.

Please make it so there is no reason for me to pick up anything off the floor, or get up off the floor for any reason.

(One of Brooke's that I wish I could use) Please forgive me for sneaking home from church and napping the second two hours while the kids and husband gain spiritual guidance.
Please forgive me for coveting Brooke's nap.

Bless me to drink more water and less diet coke.

Please help me to find a name for this child.

Finally, bless me to develop the nesting instinct so I can find the will to dig out what's left of the baby clothes, breast pump, and crib bedding.



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