Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fall Happenings

Above is the pumpkin patch we went to in front of Rusty's work. Lilly loved getting to pick out a pumpkin, until she tripped and hit her lip on a pumpkin stem! I think it hurt pretty bad, but she is pretty tough.

Above are Halloween pictures of Lilly and Piper in their fifties skirts Shelly and her Mom Judy made for the girls. Aren't they cute! Thank you Judy so much! Shelly and I took the girls out for a little photo season on Halloween. They had so much fun playing outside and running in the leaves. I think they are already becoming good friends. What a joy to watch.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Being a little creative

So, I got into a very fun mood one day and decided to be creative! I love being creative. It is a high for me. It is that feeling when you are standing behind a red velvet curtain on a large wooden stage in total darkness and music begins to play. Instantly the curtain opens and light peeks through a small crack as the velvet flows past you. Your heart starts to pound while the music grows louder and the light becomes blinding. All of a sudden your in front of a crowd but you can't see anything. Your ready to give everything you have and thankfully your not playing yourself for at least the next two hours, so you actually believe your capable of doing anything. Ah.....that is the most fun ever!

This girl hasn't been in front of a stage in a long time, which is probably a good thing! Being creative gives me that same feeling. The nice thing about creating is you always have something to show for what you have been up to. Here are a few pictures of my day of cooking, photo taking and painting.

One of my college friends, Amber, recently asked me to do some painting for her new Optometry Clinic her in OK. I haven't really done anything like that since High School, but I was so excited to try. Here are the pictures of the process and the end result.

Chicken Tortilla Soup
So, yummmmmy and simple
3 frozen chicken breasts
1 can black beans
2 cans rotel
1 cup salsa
1 small can of chillis
1 can tomato sauce

Put all ingredients in your slow cooker in the morning and leave on low for 5-6 hours. When you get home from work or taking care of the kids all day you have a really good meal. Add, tortilla chips, chesse, sour cream, avacadoes, and black olives!

Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread
This is my Cousin Melveta's recipe. Thanks Melveta!

3/4 cup butter, softened
1 8oz pkg cream cheese, softened
2c sugar
2 eggs
3c flour
1/2 t baking powder, baking soda, salt
1 1/2c mashed bananas = 4 bananas
1/2 t vanilla

beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an elec. mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients gradually add to butter mixture beating at low speed just until blended. Stir in bananas, pecans and vanilla. Spoon batter into 2 greased and floured 8x4 loaf pans or pour into muffin tins.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour first.

Stir together 1/2c brown sugar, 1/2c chopped pecans, 1 T melted butter and 1/8 t ground cinnamon. Sprinkle over bater. Put foil on pan last 15 min. Cool 10 min in pan and 30 min on wire rack before serving.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Rusty is about to be out numbered

I thought I should post a family picture with just the three of us, because it only will be 4 months until a new little one will be joining us. Surprise, it's a little girl. Soon Rusty will have to be playing dress up and having tea parties with all three of his girls! I can not believe we are having another little girl in exactly the same month. My sister and I were both born in June, so I have a little experience with this. We are three years apart and my girls will be two. Sisters are such a blessing and I am so thankful for mine! I pray Lilly and this new little one will grow close and have a life long friendship. I know there will be many days of fighting about who is the boss of who, someone just took what was theirs, who's turn it is to ride in the front seat of the car, and who gets to wear that shirt they both wanted to "share" when shopping at the mall a week earlier. But, in between all of that will be fun times of hugs and kisses and playing and learning about our Savior Jesus together. We are so excited for her to join us. Lilly I know can't wait until her "Seesster" comes for her to take care of. That's how she says it, it's so cute. She loves giving babies their bottles, pacies and blankies. I know she is going to be my Big helper.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

What Lilly is doing these days

Just being the cutest little sweetheart her Mom ever met!

Going to the State Fair with Mom and Dad. Having a lot of fun petting the cute animals at Agtropolis.

Swimming with her Daddy and cousins.

Riding the Clinton Train with the Roush gang.

Spending the day hanging out with Grams.

Helping take care of Grandma Eagon after her eye surgery.

Being silly in her pack-n-play while Mom works in the office.

Getting into Mom's laundry basket and taking out everything in her
diaper bag while Mom cooks in the kitchen!

Reading about tractors with Granddad and cousin Benjamin.

Celebrating Nan's Birthday with the Roush family!

Taking care of Gramps after some of his doctor appointments
by reading books to him.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Purple Superhero

Lilly is growing up so much and it is a lot of fun. I had to share these pictures of her being a superhero with her "blankey" while Mom was trying to fold laundry. She has started to really love her blankets and talk about going "Nigh Nigh" all day. It's so funny. She doesn't really want to go to sleep she just likes to pretend. I am enjoying this pretending stage. She makes me "pizzies" in her kitchen and likes to serve me juice for a snack. She also likes to jump on my back and say "monkey", "monkey". We pretend I have monkey's on my back and it cracks her up. Her favorite show to watch on TV is Curious George. I started letting her watch about 15-20 minuets of TV after her naps. We don't have cable, but we do get OETA Kids and at 3pm Curious George comes on. She likes to yell "monkey" "monkey" at the TV when he comes on and throughout the entire 15 minuets. That's really the only show she likes, so if our nap isn't over at that time she misses it and really would rather just play. Lilly still loves bath time, but has started to lay in the water and swim on her belly. She is a great eater, almost eats anything except potatoes. It doesn't matter what kind of potato it is, besides french fries, she will not even touch them. I have been surprised, but she still likes her vegetables, but she eats them much better with a fork and if you give it to her before the good stuff. She loves pickles and asks for them if she sees anyone else eating one. She talks about going potty a lot, but has never actually been on the potty. We have sat on the potty for up to 15 minuets, but nothing happened. I guess we aren't ready for that yet. She loves the church nursery right now and has no problem going. When we drive up to the sign outside our church, she says "chuwrch" "chuwrch", which is too cute! Also, Lilly loves to say Hi to everyone she sees. When we are in the store all of the older people just light up when she tries to get their attention.

Rusty and I really love this sweet girl and are having a blast seeing all of the new things she is learning everyday!

Tea with Nana

Recently we went to tea with Lilly's Nana in Edmond at Inspirations Tea Room. We ate with our cousins Katie, Noah, and Aunt Sara. We have really enjoyed getting to be near Lilly's cousins. Lilly loves playing with them and they only live about 15 minutes away. This tea room was amazing with the cutest plates and dishes for us to use. Katie even got to have pink lemonade out of a pink china cup. She thought that was the best. At the front of the restaurant the kids were able to pick out the hats they wanted to wear while we ate. Thanks Nana for a fun lunch!

Pregnancy Update

My friend Hannah requested a pregnancy update, so for her and all of my followers...haha here it goes. I am 17 weeks pregnant and feeling great once I hit 14 weeks I started getting my old energy back. I just started feeling the baby move this week which has been a lot of fun. I posted this picture because it is the most recent about two weeks ago. Our ultrasound is scheduled for September 25th. We are excited! We do not have any names and we have decided to wait to see the baby before we officially name the child. I have heard from others this means we will be harassed for the next 5 months about not picking one, but we wanted to do it a little different this time. That's about it. Thanks for asking Hannah!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Visiting Family in Texas

At the end of July Lilly, my Mom and I went to visit our family in Plainview, TX. We had such a good time visiting with everyone and it was so good to see my Grandmother who is 90 years old and still lives on her own and drives. I hope to be able to do the same at that age.

The first pictures you see are of my Aunt Gwen's beautiful garden. She has the greenest thumb I have ever seen! It's amazing. Lilly got to feed the goldfish in her backyard with our cousin Kylie. Lilly also got to feed a lot of animals at my Aunt Leta's house. That crazy goat was so funny and loved his "cookies" they called it. Lilly just had a ball feeding palomino horses, dogs, goats and donkeys. It was fun to watch. Lilly was a great traveler and learned that Gram's has a "TV" in her car. Every time we got back in the car she wanted the "TV" on. I tried to tell her it was for long rides, not just to drive down the street. It was a fun visit.