Happy Halloween!

This is Peanut’s first Halloween and I’m a little excited (if you can’t tell).    On Friday Peanut’s Daycare hosted a Halloween party - they had fun games, a mini parade (kids walking in a circle around the school.  yes, it’s as funny as it sounds).  Needless to say, I was there with my camera in tow.     Here is Peanut with her bff, Ryan.  They started daycare around the same time and Ryan is about a month older than P.      P’s daycare teacher is always telling us funny stories about the two of them - they’re partners in crime.      That’s P’s daycare teacher, auntie Connie (above).  I can’t get over her totally awesome Halloween costume.     A couple of months ago Ryan and Peanut got a new addition - Campbell.  She is about a month younger than P, but pretty much on the same development level as the other two.  The three of them are hilarious to watch.     The 3 musketeers.  The cuteness is overwhelming.   Happy Halloween my friends. … [Read more...]

Bake Sale

Don’t forget to hop on over to Kari’s Bake Sale today!   Here’s a little preview of the goodies up for grabs:           … [Read more...]

Cream Cheese Brownies for a good cause


Ages ago I posted about this Cream Cheese Brownie recipe from my Betty Crocker cookbook.   Today I recreated this recipe for Kari’s Bake Sale.  But I left the nuts out just in case someone is allergic.    Tomorrow someone very lucky will win these brownies and will receive them in the mail in 2-3 days.   Let me tell you a little about the cause you’ll be supporting while stuffing your face with baked goodness.  Kisses From Katie is a non-profit organization founded by someone very dear to our hearts.  Kisses From Katie was started in 2008, following a heartbreaking loss of our co-worker’s baby girl as a result of a birth defect called HLHS.  Here’s a little more about Kisses From Katie:   Much of Katie’s short life was spent in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Yale New Haven Hospital.  While it is a place that few new parents would like to take their newborn, it was a place of comfort and hope for us.  Katie received supreme care from superior medical staff, while we were given endless support from our new friends in the ICU, our old friends all over the world, and our families who were always by our side.  Unfortunately, we realized that our experience was not shared by everyone.  While the medical staff is always there to support, many other patients and their parents lack sufficient support to cope with their arduous situation. It is our hope to provide these young patients with a relief … [Read more...]

FF – Would you rather

I absolutely love this game, especially on long car rides.  So let’s just get right to it.   I’ll post the questions and you post the answers (either as your own post via Link Up or in the comments).  And as a special treat, I got Jon to play too. <center><a href="http://www.livinglikethekings.com/search/label/Friday%20Five"> <img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5105/5671375328_738f6ce04d_o.jpg" /> </a></center>   1.  Would you rather find True Love or $10,000. If I said true love, would you believe me?  Jon just gave me a roll of the eye (I’m taking that as true love).   2.  Would you rather be able to Read Minds or Fly? Did I ever mention that I love all things Super Hero?  I think I would rather Fly.  Reading minds seems too dangerous.  Jon agrees.   3.  Would you rather Always say everything on your mind or Never speak again? Jon and I are unanimous on this one again (I think he’s cheating) - Always say everything on our mind.  To be honest (HA!) this wouldn’t be all that different from how I already am.   4.  Would you rather live someplace where it’s Winter every single day of your life or Summer every single day of your life? We’re both voting for summer - is there anyone out there that would choose winter?   5.  Would you rather Live a long life without ever falling in love or Live a short life but … [Read more...]

Wedding guest post – if I knew then what I know now

Jon and I got married young and there are a few things that I loved about our wedding and a handful that I wish we did differently.   Check out my guest post on Beyond Bananas today! … [Read more...]