Wednesday, November 26, 2008

cade michael is finally here!!!

i wanted to send out an update before we head to groom today. here is the most precious baby boy (well, besides court, of course). mr. cade michael arrived tuesday, nov. 25th at 7:15 pm with daddy jon helping to deliver him. momma and baby are doing fabulous! he weighed 6 lbs, 11 oz. and is 20 1/2 inches long. we are headed to the hospital this morning to get some good lovin'!!! :) i'll update more when i get back!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

small fry

check out this most adorable baby. she's part of a mckmiracle. if you want to read more about that, just click here. :) or go to the mckmiracle button on my blog. i just love reading about this family!!


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

wordless wednesday

well kinda.... we're just all sitting around waiting for baby cade to finally get here. :)


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

helping in the kitchen

after rhett babyproofed the kitchen, i set up a little area for court to play in while i'm cooking each day (yeah right, more like once a week). he has his own cabinet and everything. the dogs could really care less that he is in there. they really wish court would just share his nice comfy blanket with them. 


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

chili recipe

for those of you that asked for the yummy chili recipe i talked about a few weeks ago, here it is. :)
hope you enjoy it. remember - it makes a TON so share it with MANY.

1  14.5 oz. can Hunts Choice Cut Diced Tomatoes w/Italian herbs
1  14.5 oz. can Del Monte Fresh cut peeled diced tomatoes seasoned w/basil, garlic, & oregano
1  14.5 oz. can Del Monte stewed mexican tomatoes w/garlic, cumin, & jalepeno
2  15 oz. cans Hunts seasoned diced tomato sauce for chili

1   26 oz. can Ranch style beans w/chopped sweet onions
2   15.5 oz. cans Bush's chili magic chili starter - Texas style medium
3   15 oz. cans Ranch styler black beans (drain but do not rinse)

Seasoning Packets
2  1.25 oz. envelopes McCormick's Original Chili Seasoning
3   Hidden Valley Ranch Dip Mix envelopes - original

10-12 oz. fo Foster's Beer or Red Dog
3 pounds of ground beef

Brown meat and drain. Process all tomatoes & seasonings together (in a food processor until pureed).  Put tomato mixture in a pot over medium-low heat, add in 1/2 can of beer, stir oftern so bottom doesn't burn.  After well heated, add beans & meat - stir often. Add more beer & salt to taste. Enjoy!


Friday, November 7, 2008

better late than never!!!

here are the professional pics from our photo shoot at the beginning of october. after being lost twice in the mail, we got them hand delivered last night! court was NOT a fan of the hay or the pumpkins during this shoot. i think if we did it today, however, he'd love it!!! :) my, how this boy changes!!!! excuse the "blurriness". when i downloaded them to the blog, i chose to do the smallest (less quality) since i had so many pics and wanted to download fast. they are really clear in person, i just didn't want to wait for them to take forever! :)

this would be the "only" shot of court smiling in the pumpkins.... little stinker. :)


Sunday, November 2, 2008

our little punkin'

we didn't really trick-or-treat with court this year, but we couldn't resist dressing him up!!
we went to mom/dad's neighborhood and went for a walk and let court watch all the little kids dressed up in their costumes. he missed the parade because it was nap time. hopefully, next year he'll get to join in with them! :)

court loves this hay. we could hardly get him to look at the camera because he wanted to eat all the hay!
mom & dad dressed in orange & black, but no costumes this year! just the little guy :)

am i cute or what??? :)