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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Another Pinterest dinner!

Tonight Brianna and I had colored spaghetti and baked ravioli! I only did two different pots for the spaghetti.... Green and red! Turned out great and so fun!
This is the best picture.... Brianna obviously uses alot of cheese :) 


And then we had baked ravioli! Huge success! Oven at 350 for 25 minutes. Very good and crispy

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Wendy's frosty shake

Another Pinterest recipe. This morning I made a Wendy's shake frosty recipe that I found on Pinterest... Made it into my own. I added 3/4 banana, cup of almond milk, 15 ice cubes, a dash of cinnamon, 1/2 scoop of protein powder and 1 tsp of cocoa butter. Blended and voila! Great snack :) 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Toffee time!

Done!!!

We are having a potluck at work tomorrow and I am bringing toffee! I've already tested and approved! I had to start the potluck early :) now I see why this toffee is called "Christmas crack" very addicting! 
Line the crackers on your pan!
Bake for 8 minutes! Butter and brown sugar... Yum

Another weekend of fun!

Brianna and I always jam pack our weekends. Last weekend we put in many many many hours of swimming, a movie, a bike ride and lots of lounging time! 
Pool time! 
Movie time!
Bike ride all the way to roasters coffee!! We got there just in time.. Hung out and stayed warm while it rained and then biked home! 
And more pool time!




Cobbler!

3 ingredients.... 2 bags of frozen fruit- Brianna and I used blueberries and strawberries. I box of cake mix and 1 can of sprite
Bake at 350 for 55 minutes
Yum!! Very good :)


Fourth of July festivities!

Brianna and I celebrated Fourth of July with a relaxing day together! We enjoyed the sunshine and warm weather... And enjoyed watching several movies together. The parade in pasco was alot of fun but tips for next year... We'll bring water! Then we met Adrianne and her daughter Eva for lunch, went to the splash pad and then hung out at home relaxing! It was great! Happy 4th! 
Watching the parade!
One of the floats handed out ice sticks
Brianna likes to point out all the cops! And yes... Nelly came to the parade too

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Starbucks lemon loaf

I found a Starbucks lemon loaf recipe on Pinterest and it turned out amazing! This has made a good lazy Sunday/lifetime movie day snack :) 
Getting ready for the oven....
Bake for 50 minutes at 350 degrees... Makes two loaves
Voila! Icing is powdered sugar and lemon juice! 

The many hairstyles of Brianna

We've all seen the hairstyles on Pinterest and of course, they look amazing! I tried one on myself.... Not amazing. So I've decided to try them out using Brianna's hair :) she's loving the different hairstyles so far! 
Barbie style! 
My attempt at a bow



Wedding time

Adrianne and I have been waiting to share a special day with my old co-worker (well still Adrianne's coworker :)). Joel and joe were married yesterday evening and arrived at the Anthony's event center by boat. We welcomed them with sparklers and enjoyed dinner, wine and cake with close friends and family. Congratulations Joel and Joe! 
Adrianne and I. We make the perfect date couple :)
Toasting to Joel and Joe! 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Playing around

Friday morning playing around at breakfast! Kisses on the cheeks 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Catholic charities festival of flowers Garden Gala

This weekend was Yakima'a catholic family and child service garden gala. I love attending this event every year. It's so fun! Adrianne and I were each others dates this year and we had an amazing time. It was a nice ride up and a great evening. This event benefits the programs of CFCs will special focus this year on their early learning programs. 

Brownies and diet coke

A lady I work with mentioned that she saw a brownies with diet coke recipe on Pinterest. This sparked my interest and I just made them... They taste good! I'm bringing them to work tomorrow so everyone can taste test them. Seems too good to be true that I made brownies with only two ingredients! 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Our Friday morning breakfasts


Brianna has the responsibility of making us breakfast on Friday mornings. I let her have free reign of the kitchen and she just asks me for help when she needs it... Toaster, stove, reaching items that are too high. Two weeks ago breakfast was toast with jelly and ritz crackers :) today was waffles, "papa Murphy syrup", sausage and apples. She's getting good and really looks forward to cooking and then us sitting down and enjoying together. 

Date night


Brianna and I are loving this nice warm weather! Tonight was our date night! We started our night with outside dining at red robin... No one was seated next to us so we were a little silly playing and coming up with different stories! Next stop... The park! We found a park with brand new equipment and played until we were ready for our next stop... Froyo! 


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Summer is finally here!

Brianna and I had a wonderful weekend with our first real summer time! We had a great Friday evening together with a lia Sophia party. 
Girl talk at breakfast :) Brianna is the ultimate girl on a breakfast date! 


Saturday was filled with lots of relaxing and we also had some fun at the get air indoor trampoline park, followed by more movies and relaxing. Sunday was Brianna's 2nd successful badger mountain hike! My friend and Brianna's auntie came along with us and had a wonderful time! 
Before
At the top! She's showing us her muscles! Way to go princess!

Gracie's birthday June 2, 2013

Gracie celebrated her first birthday on Sunday June 2, 2013! Brianna and I went over to celebrate with her... According to Brianna, it's not a party unless there is cake! :)

 happy birthday to Gracie! 
Give me the cake dad! 
Loved her cupcake 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Team Couch to 5k

My work is currently involved with a wellness program that goes through mid June.  We have been completing a program called "couch to 5k" and it has been very popular and exciting internally and externally!  Everyone is encouraged to join our team "Team Couch to 5k" Join our Team.  $25 and includes a t-shirt.  It is tax deductable and is supporting a wonderful cause

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Rotisserie chicken in the crockpot

Another successful pinterest recipe.... I did not go off an actual recipe but after reading a few other recipes I came up with my own.  I had purchased 1/2 chicken breasts from costco and so I defrosted 2 of them, rubbed them with salt, pepper, and italian seasoning.  Sprayed the inside of the crockpot with olive oil cooking spray, added 1 clove of garlic and chopped half an onion.  I cooked on high for about 5 hours and voila! success! Brianna and I had a nice picnic dinner outside last night.  Gorgeous weather and yummy food!

and the graduating class of 2013 is....

Brianna and I both graduated this year! 2013 is a year that we'll remember forever :) We have been extremely blessed this past year and continue to be blessed everyday.  

On May 11, 2013 I graduated from Heritage University with my Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice.  This was an important day for me and those closest to me were able to come and share the day with me.  I appreciate my parents and close friend Chelsie who have helped me out over the past 2 years.  Brianna has been an amazing trooper since I attended classes in the evenings; there were many late nights for her.  She was able to attend "college with mommy" on some evenings and other evenings she hung out with Grandma and Grandpa.  I was talking to her the other night and she said her favorite part about going to grandma and grandpa's house is watching grandpa chase Gracie and coloring with Grandma.  They have created memories that will last a lifetime.   We had an amazing weekend and gorgeous weather! Brianna was mostly excited because I let her know after graduation, it's all about her... She was enrolled in swimming lessons the following week and next is dance or gymnastics :)

On May 30, 2013 Brianna graduated from St. Joseph's montessori preschool (class of 2013!!).  This was such an amazing and precious event!  I only cried once, at the very end!