Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Stuff and Things.

Well, I took the plunge...yesterday, I had my tubes tied! Yes...I know it's cheaper, easier, smoother recovery, etc. for the man just to get the snip, BUT, from what I know of guys and their way was I going to try to force the man to let someone near his with a scissors! LOL!

So, I did it. Surgery went okay, recovery is going smoothly I suppose. I'm sore...bruised and ready to feel back to normal, but enjoying my week off of work and getting to spend more time with the kids. OH, how I wish I could be a stay at home mom...some day!!

So I made beef stew today...yummy! (Recipe: here ), have been taking care of a sick Luc (poor buddy has a bad headache that has woken him up crying several times...I hope he isn't a migraine sufferer like my brother, mom and I...), and just making the most of my time at home. (As much as I can anyway...I'm pretty slow moving with the soreness.)

I got a MOBY wrap today though! I'm still learning how to wrap/tie it but even with my painful incisions, I could comfortably wear Benji...AMAZING! I wish I had one of these for all my kids...or even had one earlier with Benj. I've been having a really hard time lately coming to terms, not so much with the fact that I won't have any more kids, but more with the fact that I won't ever have an 8 week old again...or a 9 week old...or a 10 week old...if that makes sense? I am hating having to go back to work, so I am trying to cherish every second I can with Benj as a baby...and having the Moby wrap will allow me to still be productive while keeping him close to me when I am home. :)

Anywho...some quick pics to share...

Veggies ready for sauteing...and a bowl of beef stew! (Seriously, check out the recipe! So delish!)

And me snuggled up with my boy! <3


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Getting into the swing of things...and a recipe!

Slowly, but surely, we are getting back into the swing of things. The boys are enjoying school, and I am happy with their new teachers, so that's awesome. We're doing our annual "fall cleaning' (opposite our spring cleaning) and spent the last two days going through every item of clothing in the house and sorting things to throw away, put away and give away. It was a big undertaking but I'm glad it's done.

I'm back to work full time and although I will say I SO wish I could be home with my buddy, I am relieved to have my paycheck coming in again.

My photography season is winding down...a few more sessions I'm looking forward to and then I expect things will be pretty slow until it goes. :)

My boys Luc and Mike go to their dads every other week. It's something new we started recently and it's going ok. There have been snags but I'm trying to give it time...we'll see what happens, I guess. This weekend was my weekend with them, and I have been trying to make them fun breakfasts on their weekends here...just because. :)

Yesterday we had delicious, gooey cinnamon rolls, and this morning I made easy-peasy "Half-Homemade Chocolate Croissants" !! I saw this idea HERE last week...check out her blog. It's awesome!

This was super easy and super delicious!!

All you need is a can of Pillsbury crescent rolls (I used the jumbo "Big and Flaky" version) and a jar of Nutella (mmm!!!)

Unroll the crescent rolls and spread a dollop of Nutella on each...

Roll 'em up loosely and place on your baking sheet. Bake per package directions.


See? Mikey approves!! (Luc wasn't as impressed...)

Dirty Face=Job Well done on Mom's part!!

I have an actual croissant recipe I want to try eventually but until then, this is quick, easy and delicious! Works for me!!


Saturday, September 4, 2010

3/4's of my Buddies...

Just wanted to share some new pics of 3 of my 4 boys...

Luc and Mikey

And again...



And brand new from this morning...Mr. Benji. His onesie says "Mommy Thinks I'm Cool". Yes, Benji...I sure do! :)

I hope everyone has a fantastic Labor Day weekend! I, for one, intend to enjoy mine immensely as it is my last weekend before my return to work after maternity leave. **sigh** :(

Talk soon!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Mexican Chicken & Cheese Pasta

I was feeling SO sick when I made this, that I didn't think to snap a picture. :( Sorry folks. But I had to share the recipe anyway.

I found a recipe online for a Mexican Chicken & Cheese Pasta, but we tweaked it to suit our families likes/dislikes, and I couldn't be happier with the results! Even the kids scarfed it down!! LOVE when that happens!

This is quick and delicious...hope you enjoy!

Mexican Chicken & Cheese Pasta

2 chicken breasts, cubed
1 box penne pasta (or any other time I am going to try rotini!)
1 jar Tostitos brand Salsa Con Queso
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 large tomato-diced
Tostitos (or other corn chips)

1. Cook Pasta according to box directions. Drain and return to pan.
2. In a separate pan, cook chicken. (Season to taste)
3. Add chicken to pasta. Mix in beans and Cheese Sauce.
4. Serve immediately. Garnish with diced tomato and crushed tortilla chips.

Like I said, I wasn't feeling well the night I made it but I had it as leftovers the next day and it was delish! We will be adding it to our menu again in the future, I'm sure! Yummy!

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