Tuesday, November 30, 2010


There is nothing better than putting up your Christmas decorations while it is a blizzard outside and your fire is lit! Aaahhh! Love it!

Love my little village!

And our Nativity!

Bradley putting the tree up and the lights on!
Millie thought it was so much fun
hanging ornament's!
The fire!

Millie still going strong, even after a bath and jammies!


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Got turkey?

Try this EASY and very YUMMY recipe with your leftover turkey!
Perfect for a snowy, cold, night!

**Turkey soup with cornmeal dumplings**
Serves 4-5 -  I usually double this recipe.

1  14-oz can chicken broth
1  cup of frozen, canned or fresh mixed veggies
1/4 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup water
2 tsp snipped basil
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp garlic powder or salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 cup milk 1/3 cup flour
2 cups cooked turkey

Combine broth, veggies, onions, water, basil, salt, garlic and pepper to a boil. stir together flour and milk then add to soup to thicken, add turkey.

*1 recipe cornmeal dumplings*

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup shredded cheese
1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
1 tsp baking powder

- then combine -
1 egg
2 TBS milk
2 TBS melted butter

Stir all together then drop spoons fulls into soup. simmer COVERED 12-15 min. DO NOT LIFT LID until done.

Salt to taste and ENJOY!!
Our family LOVES this soup! Hope you will as well!


I am so very thankful for my family, friends, and for our health!! Every bit of my crazy, fun, loving, family!
What a fun day with all of them!
I hosted Thanksgiving this year at my house and it turned out wonderful! Everything went smooth and the food was to die for! Here are some pictures of our big day!
Millie helping me make the rolls.
Justin scooping the stuffing out.

Some of the clan!

The spread!
The YUMMY bird!
The man of the house carving the turkey!
The perfect array of food!
Table 1
Table 2
Lexy and Dylan
Leanne and Mila
Spencer hiding from me.

Dylan helping me make Creme Brulee for dessert!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Movie time!

We rented Toy Story 3, lit the fire, popped some popcorn and relaxed this weekend! Millie wanted to be by Jake as you can see! Love comfy fun weekends!

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Miss Millie is OBSESSED with babies and dolls! We got this American Doll magazine in the mail the other day and she LOVES it! She gets up to the table, kisses, and oohs and aahs over everything she wants! We think it is just the cutest thing ever!
Love this girl!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Headed to school!

I'm ready!

Millie ran in her room today, grabbed her back pack and thought she would head to school like her daddy and brother... She was missing a few things:) What a smart cookie!

Let's go!

A visit to the dentist!

First of all, let me give a shout out to Dr. Sorensen!! Oh how I love you and your staff/office!! Seriously, GO TO HIM FOR YOUR KIDS!! He has Everything to make the kids LOVE going! His office is so clean and fun, you get a coin to get a toy after, there are flat screens and games on the ceiling, it's decorated like a barn yard and has a talking cow with a train that goes around and around! Even Millie was impressed! It is worth the drive if you do not live close!
X-rays in the cow chair!

Xander's turn!

Millie was VERY interested in what was going on,
but keeping her distance!
Jake's turn!

These little guys are set up all over the office to help practice brushing!

Millie playing with the train set, waiting for her turn!
The View!

Checking her bite to make sure
her finger sucking is not causing problems.

Millie's turn! She was not moving at
all, just crying with her mouth wide open!


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Wish List!

I like to know what the kids want for Christmas early so I can find/hunt for the best deals!
I found this cute free printable paper I thought some of you might like to print out and do the same!
We mail them to the North Pole so it's nice to have them on some cute paper!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

18/20 month UPDATE

SO we FINALLY went to the doctor for Millie's 18 month @ 20 months.

WEIGHT: 23 lbs (10%)
HEIGHT: 32 " (50-75%)
HEAD: 49cm (90%) Which is weird to me because her head does not look large like some kids?

Doctor says she looks great! Growing fine, just little but still on the charts so no worries!
She is a little peanut!

*side note*
She thought the doctor was going to do something bad to her...She was a SCREAMING nightmare!
The doctor says most kids this age do that... and that she can only schedule 3 or so 18 monthers in a day! Millie was no different that's for sure!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Millie's Kitchen!

 Brad ran across this little kitchen someone was going to throw away... He thought Millie might like it! After a little cleaning and some food and dishes for $12.99 (Ross), it's as good as new and Millie DOES love it! Guess who else does!? JAKE!
I was actually considering getting her one for Christmas because she loves my sisters kids kitchen a lot... Free was better than buying one for sure!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


These pictures make me laugh every time I look at them!

Monday, November 1, 2010

20 months!

I have not been updating on Millie like I should.. I have been slacking a little, I have not even taken her to her 18 month appointment yet:)

Here are a few things before I forget!

  • Millie repeats EVERYTHING! Whatever word I end with she repeats. So cute!
  • She LOVES Popsicles and gum! She asks for them a million times a day!
  • Possiple = Popsicle...She sounds so stinking cute when she says " I wanna a possiple"
  • Millie has been doing a little hitting lately. Not sure what to do about this?? Suggestions? She looks right at you and open hand slaps everyone... Errr... Kind of frustrating!
  • She loves to play outside!
  • She Loves her daddy very much, and asks for him all day!
  • She loves her baba(bottle) and tells me 20 times a day "I want baba!"
  • She is a VERY independent, determined,  sassy little girl!
  • She LOVES orange juice like her daddy!
  • Millie loves sesame street, signing time, and little people.
  • She also LOVES candy! She tells me several times a day that she would like some candy! I swore I would not feed my kids candy.... But I can't say no to the cute girl, she loves it!
  • She is a little peanut! Not sure how much she weighs... We have an appointment next week. I would be shocked if it was more than about 20 lbs
  • Millie has 11 teeth (4 molars) the rest in front. (4 on top) (3 on bottom)
  • Millie loves to draw. She made my leather reading chair really pretty the other day with a pen! I can't get it out.
  • Millie's hair it getting very long. It is past her shoulders and has a little curl to it.
  • Millie LOVES the playground. She can go down the slides by herself. She also loves to swing.
  • Whatever we are trying to help her with she can do by HERSELF. She does not like when we break things in half or give her bites.. She prefers having it all and doing it on her own.
  • Millie sleeps really well for the most part. She goes to sleep between 8-9 and sleeps until 10 ish in the morning. She takes one 3 hour nap and sometimes a shorter one in the afternoon if she needs it.
  • She goes to her potty to poop.. While wearing her diaper and clothes... But at least she gets the idea. She will also bring me her baby with a diaper and wants the baby changed when she is poopy!
  • Millie loves to dance! Maybe dancing class is in her near future!?!
  • Millie likes to take pictures of everyone.. She says "hey, hey" while holding the camera is picture taking position!
  • She has recently found some sort of new LOVE for the bath.
  • Millie is very coordinated and can throw things really far!
  • Millie LOVES to say prayers... She folds her arms and bows her head and says AMEN!
  • She Loves her family and my little brothers and sisters!
  • Millie is such a little ball of energy and we just can't get enough of her!!
 It scares me that she is almost 2!