The love of my life

Did I mention that I am absolutely in love with this here boy?Thanks to my best friend being super nice to us and taking pity after I whined for days about not having seen him in a while, we got to meet up on Christmas Eve for a little bit.We got to watch this little goober open his presents and let us spoil him just a tiny itty bitty bit.It was amazing to see our friends too! It's super hard to be over 2 hours apart from your best buds, especially when they have this little treasure.I guess that things are just going to get harder with babies in the picture since visiting isn't as easy as it once used to be.There's no way I could throw an extra pair of underwear, a tooth brush, and a sweatshirt and head over to the Boston area to hang out anymore.  Now it's more like packing a suitcase full of bottles, onesies, and whatever else the cute little monsters require.But that's alright because if you're super stubborn like me and my besties, we'll make it work.That's what we bought an SUV for anyways, right?I mean, who can resist these scrumptious little fingers and toes?And once Addi is born, we'll have to make the trips even more frequent.Cuz, you know, she has to get to know her future hubs real well. … [Read more...]


Four things

Do you ever read someone's blog and think that you're friends?  Especially if they reply to your comments?  It must be a true friendship.  Anyways, Jessica over at How Sweet It Is posted this.  Challenge accepted! (Yes, I know it wasn't a challenge.  Can't you just play along this once?) 1. Four TV shows that I watch:16 and PregnantTeen Mom/Teen Mom 2Grey's Anatomy30 Rock2. Four things that I’m passionate about:CleaningFood FamilyFriends3. Four words/phrases I use a lot:"Man it out" (There's a story behind this. It's not long nor funny)"Nobooooooody loooooves me" (you have to sing it and pout at the same time...it's not easy but I'm really good at it) "Wicked" "Thingy" (this could be a remote, a spatula, some sort of a tool, a computer part...the list goes on; however, you are expected to know exactly what I am referring to)4. Four things I’ve learned from the past:Travis farts.  A lot.  I didn't know dogs could be that gross.Dirty dishes don't clean themselves.  But husbands do.  (An important note here is that you first have to cook an intricate meal first).Marriage isn't easy.  It's not hard either.  But it's not easy.  I'm just sayin'.I get really really irritated when I'm hungry.  If I'm snappy, I'd suggest feeding me.5. Four places I would like to go:ParisVeniceMoscow (again and again)California6. Four things I did yesterday:Went to BJ's, Home Depot, TJ MaxxxWent to my dr's appointment and heard … [Read more...]


Most amazing and super easy pot roast in a slow cooker

I have this recipe to make Pot Roast in the slow cooker.  It is the easiest least time-consuming recipe that requires the minimum amount of ingredients.  The result?  A pot roast that falls off your fork and tastes so good that you'll be licking your chomps for days after.  If you have chomps to lick. What you'll need: A good cut of beef chuck for the roast itself; this recipe calls for about 2 2.5-pound chucks, but I usually just make one 2-3 pound piece.  Make sure that it is marbled and has lots of fat.  The better the cut, the more delicious the roast. 1 packet dry salad dressing - Italian 1 packet dry salad dressing - Ranch 1 packet dry Brown Gravy 1/2 cup of water I know what you're thinking.  That's it?  And yes. That's it.  There's literally nothing to it and it comes out amazing.  I have witnesses to prove it. Put the roast in the slow cooker.  In a bowl, mix the salad dressing, gravy and water.  Then poor over the meat. Set your slow cooker for 8 hours on a low setting and enjoy the afternoon. Unfortunately, there are no "ready" pictures because someone, *cough* Jon *cough* dug in pretty much the second the timer went off. I suggest serving it with delicious, cheese mashed potatoes and green bean casserole.  That's what we had for our last Christmas with just the two of us. 5.0 from 1 reviews Most amazing and super easy pot roast in a slow cooker   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 8 hours Total time 8 hours 5 … [Read more...]


Amazon Gift Card Winners

Ladies and gentlemen (on seocnd thought, do any guys actually read this?), it's time we pick the winners of the Amazon Gift Card.  Provided to you by moi.<img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_fQWPosICFYg/TAAmep0k6XI/AAAAAAAAAB8/elwaa2uOnsU/S45/me.jpg" width="35" height="35" class="photo" alt="">monkeetroublesaid...I am already a google follower and on my Christmas wish list is a new camera  Rachel R.said...Already a GFC follower (Rachel R.). I want a cover for my Kindle! CONGRATS!!!! As usual, you gots 48 hours to claim your prizes (I'll send you an e-mail if you put an e-mail down with your entry).Toodles. … [Read more...]


Progressive Dinner

Jon's family has some of the coolest traditions around the Holidays.  I love being part of them!  One of the best ones, in my opinion, is the Progressive dinner.  But it only works when everyone lives in close proximity.Basically, everyone picks a course to serve (salad, appetizer, dinner, dessert) and we all drive from house to house to look at the decorations and enjoy family and good food.  It combines my favorite things in this world - Holiday decorations, family, and good food.  I can't get enough.One of the houses has a little farm with geese, chickens, cows, and goats.  They are so fun (although really loud).These guys are still babies.And here are some grown up chickens. This is Eli, one of Jon's cousins.  I often steal his monies.  I don't think he likes that.  I also give him wet willies.  He definitely doesn't like that.Jon and his cousin decided to go skating in their shoes.Which really meant that they got shoe-fulls of slush.The end.One of the family photos.  I love these guys.  I don't know why I didn't get a picture at every house (possibly because I was too busy eating delicious food).Jon and his brother with Bella, attempting to take a family picture in front of the tree.Jon's sister couldn't make it but here are the four of us in front of the tree.  4.5 really if you count Peanut.And what kind of a photo-op would this be if Jon didn't make a face.What are your favorite holiday traditions? … [Read more...]