Sunday, May 31, 2009

Good Housekeeping Video

Here is an interview I did while on my photo shoot in New York City.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Oh my sweet baby boy....

My little guy recently got all his beautiful, blond locks cut off.  I've been cutting Baby Jack's hair since birth but for the past year have kept it on the longer side.  I knew it would have to go for the summer.  What I didn't know is that he would appear so grown up!  Where is my sweet baby boy?  So her are some pics of the hair... before and after.

Two days before it was cut. (We are at a museum.)
The back of it. (He is petting an alligator.)
A picture on Easter Sunday. This is my favorite recent pic of him.
The haircut!!!  
Doesn't he look so grown up? And ornery?  I know he couldn't have a bowl cut forever.... but. Sniff, sniff.  I am dealing.

Monday, May 25, 2009

My Menu

Jack is home right now and he really wanted me to change up some of my meals.  I get into a pattern w/ cooking sometime and forget to look for and add new recipes to my menus.  So I started digging around in my recipe box and looking through my new favorite magazine I get... Everyday Food.  (Thanks for the recommendation Anna.)  In this issue there were lots of spring and summer meals to make.  I added some easy ones for Jack to do while I am working.  So I put them all together and presto!  New meal plan!

Saturday- (Jack's night) Cheeseburgers, chips, and strawberry milkshakes
Sunday- Three-cheese Spaghetti Pie, Quick cheese biscuits, and corn
Monday- (Jack's night) Homemade Pepperoni Pizza w/ peppers 
Tuesday- Chopped Chicken Salad w/ Italian Bread
Wednesday- Grilled Steak w/ tomatoes and scallions, and baked potatoes (see pic)
Thursday- Chicken and Rice casserole w/ peas
Friday- My favorite! Steak Fajitas from "A Year of CrockPotting"

We've been making milkshakes and putting strawberries in everything from the bunch we picked late last week.  Everyday Food had a great section of strawberry recipes too.  I made the Strawberry Icebox Pie and the kids and Jack have been eating a little every night for dessert.  They love it!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Baby Jack is Happy!

I really did need to get that sad picture of Baby Jack moved down. He is doing much better now. Here is a picture from our recent trip to a local strawberry patch. We love doing this! Sorry I've been neglecting my blog lately. I've started working an at home job and learning how to do it has taken up a lot of my time. BUT- never fear! I have a list right here on my desk of several fun and exciting topics to blog about! So more will be coming soon!

Friday, May 15, 2009

More Broken Bones

As if my broken foot wasn't enough....

If you know my little boy you know that he is ALWAYS smiling so this is a rare picture.  Yes.  Baby Jack broke his arm.  He is only 2 years and 3 months old!  This has been a rough week.  Baby Jack doesn't understand what happened to him.  All he says is "My boo-boo hurts me."  Or, "Cast off."  Ironically, Lisa broke her leg at 2 1/2.  She was a little more mature though and could understand what had happened and why the cast was on.  Please keep him in your prayers.  He is not handling this well.... and neither am I!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Secret is Out

Over the past few months I've been keeping a little secret.  I've hinted about it here on my blog but never really said what it was.  Well, the cat is out of the bag!  If you look in the pages of Good Housekeeping magazine this month you will see a picture of... Me!  Yes, that is right.  I am representing Jenny Craig in an article that Good Housekeeping did on women who lost weight in a healthy way after trying diet pills before.  Check it out.

I could say a million things about this article and my experiences.  It would take forever.  What I will say is that I am in LOVE w/ Jenny Craig!  This company has given me my life back.  I am just honored that I was chosen to represent them in this publication.  It is always nice to receive recognition for ones hard work.  I had an amazing time in New York City on this photo shoot.  It is something that I will never forget.  Pick up a copy if you get a chance!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Swimming Again??

I started lap swimming again recently.  Ugh.  For those of you who don't remember how I feel about lap swimming think about these things.... a funeral and a terrible hangover.  Lap swimming falls somewhere in between those two events.  BUT- cardio must be achieved!  I must go on.  So I joined a local gym, which is fabulous, and jumped right on in.  As much as I hate my injury- I hate being sedentary even more.  So on with the swimming or whatever.