I love the salty and sweet taste of this salad! It’s perfect for potluck and BBQs! The perfect crunch has to be my favorite part – so good!
On Recipe Thursdays, I am going to be sharing a recipe with you! I will pick a recipe from my collection and I will be sharing where I got the recipe and everything. But I am going to include my own photo of the finished food, the original recipe, and try and share the things I changed when I made it!
Monday, January 25, 2010
Joey is going to have to work late tomorrow, so we decided to celebrate JJ’s birthday tonight. Joey came home early and we surprised JJ by taking our family to Chuck E Cheese. JJ was so excited to be able to have his favorite food – pizza – and play games! We had a great time together as a family. We came home and JJ got to open his presents – some new scriptures with his name on them, some Transformer toys, and a Spiderman watch.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Happy Birthday to JJ! I can’t believe he is already 8 years old. I made some brownies and he was so excited to take them to share with his class today at school. He came home very happy. While he was at school, Beth and I made his cake and he loved it! Tonight he got to blow his candles out and we ate cake and ice cream for dessert. He also opened some gifts from Grandpa and Grandma Sorensen tonight – he got some markers and Spiderman coloring pages and some sweat pants. He was so excited to be able to have THREE birthday parties this year!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Ever since we had kids, Joey has been mentioning a tradition he wanted to start with the kids. This year, he finally implemented it and it is truly one of the sweetest things ever. He took JJ out on Monday to buy ME (the mom) a present for JJ’s birthday. JJ got to pick out a present for me as a thank you for giving birth and all the things I do as a mom. Isn’t that just so sweet? So JJ got me a book and this adorable Willow Tree Figurine – I think it is just so perfect!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Beth can just be so adorable sometimes. I was doing some cleaning and trying to be motivated not to just play Facebook all day (since I still don’t have my computer back) and I came into the kitchen and she had taken 2 chairs and made herself a little bed. She’s just too cute!
Friday, January 29, 2010
We introduced the Wii Sports: Tennis game to our kids this week and I love how much fun they are having! Beth loves to dress up in one of her princess gowns to play and JJ had to get on the action and he got into his Spiderman costume! They are just so cute!
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Joey was very good to me today and got my favorite Olive Garden take-out for dinner! It was nice not to have to cook and just sit around and be lazy!
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Since I still wasn’t in the mood to cook – Joey was very nice and made pork chops and hashbrowns for dinner. It was really fun to see him in the kitchen and the food was great – good job honey!
And here is my weekly layout:
I used my Digital 365 & Happy Birthday, Jelly Beans, & Birthday Cake (3S Collab) Kits to create this layout.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Today was JJ’s 7th Birthday. I can’t believe how fast time has gone. JJ was so excited for today. JJ’s favorite color is yellow, so we made a yellow cake with some chocolate frosting with some great sprinkles and added his favorite spiderman action figures. One of the things that JJ is really good at is matching games and he loves them. So we finally got him MEMORY and a fun little stuffed puppy (he’s been wanting a dog) – it’s an e-pet, so we are going to get him set up online so he can play the fun games that they have that go with the puppy. We had pizza for dinner since that is one of JJ’s favorite meals. It’s so wonderful to see JJ so happy – his smile goes from ear to ear. Beth was completely jealous of all the attention JJ got today, but I’m glad we were able to make it his day. I think he had a good time.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
My poor little Beth is sick today. She was so sad to not be able to go to school. But she was all sniffles and coughs. So she sat and watched several episodes of the old My Little Pony shows (I used to watch them on Saturday morning when I was a little girl).
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I love my kids’ little feet and they take after me with not wanting shoes or socks on. Even in the winter we walk around the house without anything on our cold little toeses.
Tonight I had to put the kids to bed before Joey got home from work. But the kids were still awake when he arrived, so he went in to say goodnight. Beth hugged her daddy and whispered, “Daddy, I knew you would come.” She just says the sweetest things.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Bethie’s cold has turned into the flu. My poor girl. The day began with having to clean up her throw-up off the floor. Plus she was warm to the touch all day and was obviously sick because she actually took a long nap, didn’t eat hardly anything, and actually let me hold her without squirming away every couple of minutes. So basically I accomplished nothing all day – just sat and held my girl, which was actually the best thing in the world.
Friday, January 30, 2009
JJ & Beth LOVE matching games. When JJ got home from school today, they started fighting over JJ’s birthday present, the MEMORY game. They just wouldn’t play together and I was trying to get some things done. So I found some matching games online for JJ to play while I set up the Memory game in the kitchen for Beth. They played for a couple of hours without any more fighting and it was great. Even better, I was able to stand in the hall and get both of them playing their games in the picture. 🙂
Saturday, January 31, 2009
I had the opportunity to spend a few hours with my college roommates today. I actually grew up with Amber in Orderville and we went to Dixie College together. We met Brianne there and we had some amazing memories in St. George. Amber was only there with us for a year and then she went on to Weber State, while Brianne and I spent another year together at Dixie. Brianne now lives in Massachusetts with her husband and 2 kids. Amber spent several years in Memphis while her husband went to school but they moved to Price, Utah this last year with their 4 kids. I think I’ve actually seen more of Brianne than Amber in the last 10 years. But anyways, for the first time since I think my wedding (they were both bridesmaids) – we were together again. We have kept in touch through our blogs, but it was really nice to just be with each other, have some food, and reminice a little bit. Thanks Brianne and Amber – I had a wonderful time and I miss you everyday!
Sunday, February 1, 2009
I had another amazing opportunity to be able to go to church with Brianne today and see her daughter be blessed. My friends are spread out all over and I have only been able to go to a couple of baby blessings for their kids – so I was so happy that Brianne had her blessed in her home ward in American Fork. Holly is so cute and beautiful. This photo is of my daughter Beth Colleen and Brianne’s daughter Holly Colleen a few days ago. Thanks Brianne for inviting me – I really enjoyed being there.
Beth has been sick all week and now JJ is too, so they couldn’t come with me to church – so Joey stayed home with them. I think they are feeling a little shut-in and so to occupy them for awhile we did a little crafting. I found the most adorable Accordian Hearts on one of the blogs I read and they are really easy so we made some to hang around our house. It was a lot of fun. See how to make them HERE.
Here’s my completed Week 5 layout!
I used my Digital 365 Kits to create this layout!