Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
This pile is made up of the new things she got. There was another bag of clothes that people had given us. I think she'll be set. What about you? :)
Friday, February 19, 2010
Getting amped up before the game.
We had great seats behind the Lady Vols bench. We were on the third row and on the side the tv cameras shot all night. There weren't ever any close ups of us but every time they followed the ball down the court you could see us...but only if you knew where to look and what we were wearing :) There was a shot a little closer of us.
I was feeling better yesterday. But as the night went on I got worse again. Not feeling good today and now Justin is sick too. Today was Reagan's 6 month check up. Justin took her and let me stay home to rest. The doctor said she just has a viral cold or something and she should be fine in a few days. She is now 15 pounds and 25 inches! She is getting so big. tear.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
After some cereal...at that point I think she was getting more on her face and bib than in her mouth. :)
This is her first time trying the cereal.
She is also getting closer and closer to crawling. I have mixed emotions about this one. I want her to crawl and get very excited when she learns new things, but I'm not sure if I'm ready to not be able to set her down some where and come back to find her (generally, she does roll around a lot) in the same place. This also means that I will have to move some things so she doesn't hurt herself or break anything.
This video was taken today. She will rock back and forth and is starting to move just a little.
My precious girl is just so cute I don't know what to do with her some times. Her daddy and I love her so much. Justin and I have discussed the love we have for Reagan and how it is different from any other kind of love. Someone often says to us, "You just thought you loved each other," or "know you really know what love is," or something similar and we say, "We do love each other." The love we have for our child is not greater than the love we have for each other. It's just different. We are really trying to keep our priorities God first, our marriage second, then Reagan. Some make find that odd, but it really is what the Bible teaches. Ephesians 5:31 tells us, "Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh." When we are married we become a unit, we become one. When you marry you are intended to be with that person for the rest of your life. Kids grow up and move out, but your husband will still be there in 18 years.
I know that was a somewhat random tangent, but I that's just where it went. It's something we think about quite often around here. :) I really and truly can't believe it's already been six months. She is the most wonderful, sweet baby and I feel so blessed that God saw it fit to bless Justin and I as her parents!
Here are a few more ridiculously cute pictures for your enjoyment.
Yes, folks, that's my husband. His Dad doesn't look too amused either. :)
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
The winners with their prize.
And the losers with their prize...a certificate for a free marriage counseling session. :)
After the banquet. We were both so busy at the banquet that we forgot to get someone to take a picture of us!
Here is a link to the facebook photo album with all the pics from that night!
Look at the beautiful flowers my sweet hubby got me! Lillies and roses, my favorites!
Here is Reagan in the other valentine's outfit Grammy gave her! Actually, she made this dress. Isn't it so cute!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Chicken Fajita Soup
makes about 5 quarts
3 tbs olive oil
3 lbs boneless skinless, chicken breasts, sliced into 2x1/2 inch strips
2 tbs minced garlic
1 ½ tsp salt, divided
½ tsp ground black pepper
2 large yellow onions, sliced into ¼ inch strips
2 large red bell peppers, sliced into ¼ inch strips
2 large green bell peppers, sliced into ¼ inch strips
2 large yellow bell peppers, sliced into ¼ inch strips
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
3 quarts chicken broth
2 (14.5 oz) cans fire-roasted tomatoes, undrained
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 ½ tbs ground cumin
1 ½ tbs ground coriander
1 ½ tbs chili powder
1 ½ tsp fresh lime zest
garnish: lime slices
In a large Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken, garlic, 1 tsp salt, and pepper; cook for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring frequently, until browned. Add onions, bell peppers, and jalapeno peppers; cook for 8 minutes, stirring frequently. Add chicken broth, tomatoes, cilantro, cumin, coriander, chili powder, lime zest, and remaining ½ tsp salt, stirring to combine. Simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Garnish with lime slices, if desired.
We also like to put pepper jack cheese in ours.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Also, I finally found a really fun exercise video. It's called Dance with Julianne: Cardio Ballroom. It's by Julianne Hough, the girl from Dancing With the Stars (she's a country singer too). She was one of my favorites when I used to watch the show. (I had to stop watching it because the women are basically wearing underwear and the dancing gets super suggestive.) But back to the workout...It kicks your booty big-time. Now, Justin is NOT allowed to watch it...the girl is not wearing a lot of clothes and the cha cha is one of the dances (lots of hip shakin). I told him he can't even watch me do it until I can learn it better because I look like an idiot right now! lol It's really hard. It actually has three dances: cha cha, jive, and paso. Right now I am so out of shape that I'm just going to try to get the cha cha down and then move on to the next one. Just doing one section really had me sweating and tired. I was even sore today from it! But it is sooo much fun. It's definitely going to help me work off the rest of the pregnancy pounds and hopefully a little more!