Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Italian bread (sliced in half long ways) Kroger or Publix Deli has the best
1 jar of alfredo sauce (Ragu)
2 - 3 large chicken breasts either grilled or boiled (I use either depending on time or leftovers)
2 cups Mozzarella Cheese
1 cup Parmesan Cheese
1 pkg (8oz.) sliced mushrooms (optional)
Italian Seasoning (spice)
Garlic Salt (to taste)
Layer all ingredients in order given, dividing the ingredients between the two loaves of Italian bread. Bake at 400 degrees on cookie sheet until brown and bubbly! DELISH!!
If you have a favorite pizza dough recipe you may choose to make your own dough.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Why is it that a week can last forever when you are working or when you are staying at home taking care of the house but when you are relaxing and enjoying yourself with friends it seems like a week can disappear in a matter of seconds, it is just not right. We spent Saturday to Saturday at the beach and totally enjoyed ourselves. The weather was AWESOME!! A few days were overcast and Friday night in rained but we only got wet going into the ice cream shop, so I really can't complain. I promised a few more pictures of the trip, I was really pleased with them and I have decided to do a digital scrapbook of this beach trip, so wish me luck. Nothing fancy, but it will be done and soon I hope. So that this year at the retreat I can work on something else, oooooh what will that be, I wonder? Anyway, the beach was great and spending it with the Sowders was well, if you know them, we could not have asked for a better vacation. Enjoy just a FEW of our pictures and Happy Memorial Day!
There always has to be one story to tell and usually Jonah has that story to tell. Wednesday afternoon, Jonah was skim boarding with a couple other boys and the waves were a little rough. A wave knock the other boys skim board right into Jonah's ankle and cut it about 2 inches long and probably an inch deep, enough to make a trip to an urgent care to be glued closed needless to say he was not supposed to be back in the ocean the rest of the week only the pool but since I was in bed with a migraine on Friday I heard and have proof as to something different.
My scuba divers Courtney at the pool
Alicia and I cooked very delish but rather simple meals every night throughout the week, which gave us plenty of time to enjoy the pool and the beach. Sunday after church we ate out at King Neptune's, which is a great seafood restaurant, then Friday night we ate out at the Hangout which is a new place down on the beach. Very cool, with a large outdoor sand play area for the kids to play in.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Last night, we took photos at the beach, Alicia and I have learned to take our pictures early in the week instead of waiting until the end of the week when weather can be a major factor. Hopefully, I can post more photos later, I am having a hard time downloading right now.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Jonah with his assistant Scoutmaster Matt and his Scoutmaster Brad. These two guys are great they completed their Eagle Rank together and had a joint ceremony together years ago with the same troop and now they are the scoutmaster and assistant. We are proud of Jonah's determination with his ranks in Boy Scouts. We have certainly let this one be totally up to him as to how far he wants to go since it is a lot of hard work. But both Phillip and I see the determination in Jonah's eye, at least for now.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
1 tsp. oil
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
1/4 cup Italian Dressing
3 cups fresh pre-cut stir-fry vegetables
2 tsp. chili powder
8 flour tortillas
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
slasa and sour cream on the side
HEAT oil in nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken: cook 5 min or until cooked through, stirring occasionally.
STIR in dressing, vegetables and chili powder: cook 5 min, or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
ARRANGE chicken mixture evenly on tortillas; sprinkle with cheese and roll up.
ADD sour cream, salsa or other items on the side.
Monday, May 12, 2008
As some of you may recall, every Mother's Day I release a Mother's Day balloon with a note attach in memory of my mom or you may say to my mom for Mother's Day. Over the past several years I have released the balloon at different places just depending on my mood that day, well this year I thought that we would release the balloon in the backyard. Like every other year I picked the balloon out, of course it has to be the best, and for some reason every time I thought about releasing it yesterday, it just did not feel right. So I didn't.
This morning we woke up and there was my mom's Mother's Day balloon still in our dining room. We had breakfast, did our school and around lunch, it hit me, I called Phillip to tell him that I was heading to the Cementery where my mother was buried to release her Mother's Day balloon, an hour an 15 minutes away, well of course he comes home to take me and it turns out to be the best place to release the balloon. Why didn't I think of it yesterday? I know, there is a reason for everything.
We watch as the wind takes it away.....
We always watch the balloon until we can not see it no longer, until it is gone.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Happy 40th Phillip!!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
1 year old
2 years old
4 years old
5 years old
6 years old
7 years old
8 years old
9 years old
Courtney turns double digits just the way she wants to, with Ashley and Andie by her side, oh and the girls brothers making sure they stay out of trouble. NO, I think that is the other way around. Courtney had a sleep over with her friends, they spent the afternoon at the pool and the morning at the pool, ice cream sundaes at 10:30 at night and a 2 hour soak in the "spa". Courtney had a blast! All credit goes to Phillip for the cake!! While I was nursing a migraine and not able to drive my wonderful husband did all the leg work including picking out the birthday cake for his sweetpea, what an AWESOME DAD!!! He even witness first hand the cashier flip the cake over and Phillip had to take the cake back to the bakery and have it redone. I love the look on Courtney face when she unwrapped her gifted from her dad and I. Courtney is a very sweet and loving child and does not usually want anything that costs any amount of money and therefore does not ask for much at all. Well her dad and I decided to surprise her with a IPOD Nano for birthday since she said that she had no idea of what she wanted for her birthday and an IPOD was just to much!!
One quick update on my migraines, Tuesday was the best day that I had in several weeks, praise God and thank you for the prayers. I was able to drive for the first time in a while without getting dizzy and had no migraines. I pray that days like this continue!!