Monday, January 3, 2011

Meal Planning Monday

To kick the year off right and keep up with out sweet baby girl, Kinsley I am back to the world of bloging! To start off I decided I would post our dinner meal plans for the week.

Monday: Grilled Chicken & Veggies

Tuesday: Turkey Spaghetti

Wednesday: BBQ Baked Potatoes

Thursday: Grilled Chicken Salad

Friday: Tamales & Mexican Rice

Saturday: Parmesan Chicken

Sunday: Adam's Birthday Dinner

Monday, June 7, 2010

Meal Planning Monday

I know it seems like I have been gone forever but I'm back! I have a big post coming up this week about my absence so stay tuned!! But for now here is my menu for week..... Sorry it is a day late!!

Monday: Leftover homemade Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and corn

Tuesday: Zesty Italian chicken, veggies & bread

Wednesday: Taco salad

Thursday: Baked spaghetti, green beans & bread

Friday: Chicken fajita pizza

Saturday breakfast: Biscuits and gravy, sausage

Saturday lunch: Leftovers

Saturday, June 5, 2010

It's a....

GIRL!! We are so excited that we are going to be welcoming a little angel into our lives in October. Her name will be Kinsley Rae. I kept having feeling that we were having a boy but I am thrilled about our little girl. I am a girly and girl and can't wait for all the ruffles and bows I get to play with. I am also so excited to see the role Kory gets to play with a daughter. From the day we found out I was pregnant he was reading things I should do or shouldn't do and is always checking up on me to make sure I am ok. He is going to be a great father and will do anything for his daughter. I am also excited about the relationship that I get to have with my daughter like my and my mom have. We are the best of friends and I can't wait to share the same experience. We found out at our 16 week appointment but I wanted to wait until our 20 week appointment to post anything to just to be sure.

Our little one

Here are some updated pictures of our little one. So I have been a little absent but this little one has sucked out every bit of energy out of me. I usually will come home from work, fall asleep on the couch until Kory walks in the door and then I try to get up and cook something for dinner. I am sure you have noticed a drop in my Meal Planning Mondays and it is because I can't keep up!! I have been very blessed and haven't got sick but I am starting to think that draining all my energy may be just as bad. But I am trying to get better so keep checking back.

I have been very lucky and have a great OB! I have had an ultrasound at each appointment so far! Here are some of the pictures!!

Week 12:
Strong heartbeat. It was crazy to see how much it has gown in 12 weeks. Kory went to the appointment with me and it was so much fun having him there sharing these moments together.

Week 16:
We went in for a regular appointment and actually got to sneak a look at our little one. My OB said she would send us back to see if we could see the sex since I was 16 weeks. It was a quick ultrasound but she found the sex fast. I had a strong feeling it was a boy and have felt that way for many weeks. Kory has felt the same way until the last week because he had a dream it was a girl. And it was a......

Our Family growing!! We are so excited to announce that we are having a baby! We found out on February 6th after I took numerous pregnancy tests to verify. It was Kory's 25th birthday and I was going to wait so I didn't steal any thunder from his big day but by that evening I could wait any longer. After finding a couple positive pregnancy tests we decided we needed to tell our families. So on February 13th we had all of our parents and siblings over for a BBQ and to break the news. We gave all the parents Happy Valentines Day Grandparent cards and only a few caught on. It was fun and very exciting for everyone. We made a few phone calls that night to family but asked them to remain quite until our first appointment on March 1st.

Our first appointment was March 1st and here is our first picture of our little one. At that appointment we found out I was actually 8 weeks pregnant and little further along than expected.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Meal Planning Monday

We have had a crazy couple of weeks and I haven't been very good to sticking to my menu. I am determined to stick to it this month even though we have some crazy days this week. So here is our menu for the week

Monday: Grilled chicken, corn casserole and grilled veggies

Tuesday: Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo: Darius Rucker

Wednesday: Pizza

Thursday: Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo: Brad Paisley

Friday: Wings & sweet potato fries

Check back for a new post with lots of information on why I have been MIA for a while! Have a fabulous week!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Delicious Dips

Here are 2 recipes that are really easy and my go to dip recipes when we are going somewhere. I have used them at get together with our Sunday School class, Bunko & our Superbowl Party. delicious dips

Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip

1 cup mayo
1 cup fresh parmesan cheese
1 can artichoke hearts, drained & chopped
1 box frozen spinach, thawed or 1 cup fresh spinach
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup monterrey jack or mozzarella cheese

Heat oven to 350. Mix mayo, parmesan cheese, artichoke , spinach and bell peppers together. Put in a 1 quart dish & sprinkle with cheese. Cover & bake for 20 minutes.
( I thought I had a picture of the dip after it baked but I guess not!!)


2 cans mexican stewed tomatoes 1/2 onion
1 bunch of cilantro
2 garlic cloves
1 jalapeno pepper
1 serrano pepper
1/2 lemon- just the juice
1/2 package of fajita seasoning
Salt & pepper to taste

Combine all into a large pot and cook until veggies are soft. (about 10 minutes) Then put all in a blender and mix. It can be served hot or cold. I love it because it is quick & easy!