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4th of July 2014

We had a small celebration of our nations freedom this year. We knew some of our families were getting together, and we always miss family on holidays. We did have a good day however.

First I have to show off the very cute t-shirts! I am so happy with how cute they are! Faith’s headband was made by her Aunt Tessa.  I could not get the kids to sit still though! This was the best one I got.


Going outside didn’t help at all either!

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I like to make food that is patriotic. It helps celebrate in a bigger way I think. Plus it’s just fun! I wanted to do a picnic but we ended up eating in our back yard instead.


The Jello and cupcakes were a big hit!

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Miss Faith. Her first 4th of July. She is almost 7 months!


We showed up just in time to see fireworks. Which turned out to be too late in city-ezz. It would be a small-town-there-is-always-room mentality that got us in trouble. There was no where to park! We ended up parking quite a ways away from the park, and walked for a while. In the end we sat in someone’s driveway. Next year we’ll probably go much earlier just to get a good parking spot!


Happy 4th of July! Remember freedom isn’t free! I am truly thankful for the freedoms I live with!

Bbq Chicken and rice

Want to know something really really yummy??  I made bbq chicken the other night to eat on buns.  But instead of eating them on buns I cooked up some zucchini and squash and layered that with rice and topped it off with the chicken. Wow was that good.  I’m a sucker for good food, even more so when I’m pregnant (because goodness the calories I consume when I’m pregnant, which my midwife is all for.  She tells me to eat all the time! I knew we picked her for a reason. 😉 )

Ever since living in Ecuador I put weird things on rice.  The hubbs thinks it’s weird at least.  But I’ve made some yummy suppers and breakfasts using rice.  And this one is super good!

First you need a bowl of rice. I normally eat brown but I didn’t have that on hand so I made white rice this time.  Then you either saute your squashes, or cook them in a tiny bit of water.  I tried both and both are good.  I didn’t season them at all but you could if you really wanted too.


I like to layer my rice bowls unless it’s a breakfast rice bowl, then I mix it up. After your veggies, top with your shredded bbq chicken.


And that’s it! A very yummy, healthy supper that will keep you full for a nice long time.  Unless you are 32 weeks pregnant then you might be eating again in a few hours. 😉

Husbands and football :)

Apparently my husband likes football.  I mean, hours in front of the TV, the shouting at the TV, the standing up waving arms kind of likes football.  We’ve been married just short of 4 years and I had no idea. I remember a friend of my mom’s talking about football once years and years ago. I was a little girl and the conversation has stuck with me all these years.  She said that she grew up with her mom steaming in the kitchen every Sunday afternoon while her dad watched football.  This friend then said she purposely learned to like football so her future husband and her could get along about it.  She ended up marrying a man who liked golf instead but that’s another story.  The point was, she did everything she could to be supportive and those wise words from that friend of my mom’s so very very long ago was filed away for some reason to come out and be used now.  So I’ve decided to make Sunday unhealthy eating day, where I make a bunch of snacks for my football loving hubby to eat while watching the games.  Last Sunday I went to the store and planned a nice snack-meal for my hubby.  I didn’t quite make it all  the way unhealthy.  I’m not sure I have it in me to do that! We had:

Veggies and dip.  And no, I didn’t make my own dip. I thought about it, but chances are it wouldn’t go over very well so I bought some.  I have a ton left over too, so that might make it into next Sunday as well. 😉  I think Titus ate more of this than anything else! Yay for being healthy!


I also made my mom’s Velveeta cheese dip.  People, talk about unhealthy!! But it is sooooooo good!  And would be good on just about anything, chips, veggies, baked potato, noodles, you could probably dip chicken in it and bake!  I’ve only made this once before, because, let’s face it, I feel my arteries closing on me every time I eat it. Sadly the picture doesn’t do it justice.  I’ll admit it resembles dog food, so you’ll just have to trust me on the yumminess of it. 🙂

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You have to have a little bit of sweet something on a snack day.  Titus went to the store with me and picked these out.  Since I was calling it, ‘his day’ I got the box and made them.  I’ve had better brownies personally.


I didn’t grow up with football on Sundays. Being a pastor’s kid my daddy took a nap every Sunday afternoon. To be honest, I don’t hate it, but I don’t totally get it either. 😉

Titus said he really enjoyed himself.  Which is exactly what I was going for. 🙂  I’d say this first time around was a success.  I’m already thinking about what to make for next Sunday!

I love you honey!!