Monday, March 24, 2008


Here are the kids on Easter. A special thanks to Aunt Lisa for Emma Caroline's dress. It was so cute and she was so excited about wearing it.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

My mom use to make this cake for us for Easter when I was growing up. She also put coconut on it to make it look fuzzy. So cute but I didn't think the kids would like it. EC loved making this yesterday. It is so easy. I added a few other pictures to show how to do it. Start with 2 rounds. Cut the ears out of the side of one of the rounds and you are left with something that looks like a bow tie. I didn't get mine quite even but you get the picture. Also since the bow tie is in the middle of the cake you might have to trim some of the top to get it even with the bottom of the head.
Then you cover the whole thing with icing and decorate. I just piped the whiskers and mouth out of icing but you could use licorice.

We hope you all have a very Happy Easter. HE IS RISEN!!!!!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The new potty

Please be impressed........ Matt and I did it ourselves!!!! I also realized that we bloggers have no shame. We will blog about anything.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Dying Easter Eggs

We are getting ready for Easter around here and one of EC's favorite things to do is egg hunting. So yesterday we dyed eggs and then had an egg hunt. I remember dying eggs with my mom growing up. But all she did was put food coloring in water (or at least that is what I thought). Even dying Easter eggs has changed. You can buy all the stuff you need in one package - the tablets for the dye, stickers, this plastic stuff you can shrink wrap around the egg, colors etc.... It was fun and we both had a good time but I have no idea how I am going to get the dye out of her shirt. Oh and for those counting, yes it is only 10 egg, I broke 2.......just call me Grace.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Crockpot porkchops

I love quick and easy meals (I'm sure I have said that before) which means I love the crockpot. I am determined to get more recipes that use this wonderful appliance which I know had to have been invented by a mother with small children. Anyway, I got this recipe from my friend Kim and it was awesome. It was so good that BOTH my kids ate it and that is saying a lot.
Spray crockpot with Pam
put in 4 boneless porkchops
pour jar of salsa on top (I used On the Border salsa)
Turn on and cook on low 8 hours
Serve over yellow saffron rice
As you can see it is so simple and could easily be double or whatever. I can't wait to make this again.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

I love homemade salad dressings. I have been making the same one for years because I always have the ingredients and it is so simple - equal parts olive oil, apple cider vinegar and sugar. But yesterday I made a new one and thought I could just about drink it out of the bowl. It is out of Robin Miller's cookbook.
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste

I made it for my salad but ended up dipping my chicken and bread in it. Abby - I think you would like this one.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

A few more

Sheer Joy

Our BIG back yard

Matt teaching EC how to make a snowball

Snow in Greenwood

Do not adjust your computer......these images are real........
Yes it snowed in Greenwood, Mississippi for the first time in 7 years. We got about 2 inches and boy were we excited. No one more so than Emma Caroline. I think because of videos and books she thought that when winter came it would snow. I think it started with Christmas and Frosty. We tried to explain that it doesn't snow in Mississippi. We are glad to be wrong.
EC was so excited to be able to make a snow angel

Friday, March 07, 2008

9 Great Years

Yesterday was our 9 year anniversary! What can I say, it has been 9 great years. If I had it to do all over again I wouldn't change a thing. How blessed I am to have found you, Honey!!!! My best friend.