Saturday, May 30, 2009
1 head Romaine lettuce, chopped
1/2 lb. bow tie pasta, cooked and cooled
1 grilled, sliced chicken breast or 1/3 lb. deli chicken, thinly sliced (We love it either way)
1 c. croutons
1/3 c. grated Parmesan cheese
Light House brand Caesar Dressing (It is the best!)
Toss everything together and enjoy!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
This past Valentine's Day Chad surprised me with tickets to see the Flight of the Conchords live in concert. I have been anxiously awaiting our big night out. Chad and I have enjoyed many hours watching these guys and they are hilarious. We also have a CD of their songs and I am a little embarrassed to say it, but our boys know almost all of the lyrics. We went this past Sunday and the night was great. I very much enjoyed the show and the company. Flight of the Conchords rock! Check out my very favorite song of theirs by going to the link below. Don't forget to listen closely to the words. They make me laugh every time. Thanks Chad for such a thoughtful gift!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
We spent our second day in St. George with Chad's darling grandparents, Don and Elaine. When they asked us where we wanted to go to lunch, our boys insisted on Pirate Island. Chad and I thought that was a little funny since we had just eaten dinner there the night before, but Don and Elaine were excited to go there since they hadn't been before. It was every bit as great as it was the first night. This time we were even seated in our own private cave. It was a lot of fun.
Here are Nixin and Jack with Grandpa Don:
Our boys were so excited to visit the "Dinosaur Tracks", so that is just what we did on our third day in St. George. I think that Chad and I would agree that it was over priced and a little boring, but our boys are still excited about it. They had a good time, so it was worth it.
Here are some pictures of us that day:
On Saturday, Roxy and Will took us to this great little lake in....hmmm....I don't remember where! It was beautiful though. Jack and Nixin had fun throwing rocks and pine cones into the lake. We took a little walk and enjoyed the beautiful scenery.
Here is a picture of Jack and Nixin following Grandpa Will down a trail:
Our trip was great. The company was perfect, the food was amazing, we saw and did different things, had the chance to relax, and traveled safely. Thanks Roxy and Will for a great weekend. We love you!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Nixin and a gorilla:
Emily, Jack, and Nixin:
Jack and his school buddies (Brandon, Caleb, Brian, Jack):
Jack on an elephant's trunk:
Jack is almost the same size as a gorilla:
Chilling on the rocks:
Emily, Nixin, Jack, and the giraffes:
Nixin, Erica, and Jack with a rhino:
Just over a week ago, my friend Kim called me and said "I just got back from my daughter's soccer game. There was the cutest kid there and he had a great name. I want you to write it down and think about it. His name was Cohen." I immediately liked it and took it to Chad. He too immediately liked it and it seems to be sticking. Thanks Kim for the wonderful suggestion!
As for the other names...
Royal was Chad's choice. He loved it. I, on the other hand, did not love it.
Sam has been on my list for a long time. I still love the name, it just doesn't feel like "the one".
Miles is a darling name. We considered it for a few days but realized that it is a bit hard to say with Williams.
And Jonah was my choice. I loved it, but Chad did not.
So, Cohen it is. I feel such a sense of relief to have that decided!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
My morning started off when a very excited Jack brought me a card that he made. His babysitter helped him a couple of days ago and he has been dying to give it to me. It is darling, I love it!
I also got a new purse and a matching pair of sunglasses, which I am very excited about. We had breakfast together this morning and are planning on sluffing all but Sacrament Meeting of church today, then heading to Bountiful for a barbecue with Ken and Becky.
I am so grateful for the blessing of being a mother. I love every day of it. My children are wonderful and I can think of nothing more that I would rather be doing than caring for them.
Monday, May 4, 2009
This morning I went in for my 24 week prenatal appointment. Everything is still going great. I feel really good. For a while there I was exhausted all of the time, but for now I seem to be over that.
I can feel our little guy move all of the time and I love it! It is so neat. Jack has been telling me for a couple of weeks now that he wanted to be the first person to feel the baby kick. I laid down the other day while baby boy was moving around and had Jack put his hand on my stomach. Just a second later, Jack was being kicked. He laughed and ran into the living room where Nixin was and said "Nixin! That was so freaking cool. I was the first person to feel the baby move!" And as far as he knows, he was.
This past weekend was a big one in the baby naming department at our house. I think that we may have finally agreed on one. I would like to know what our family and friends think though before we make it official, so don't forget to vote on our poll!