Thursday, January 30, 2014

Superbowl Bingo!

Hey everyone! Who is excited for the Superbowl this Sunday?! Which team are you rooting for? My husband and I aren't big NFL fans, but if I had to choose...GO BRONCOS!

I've made a fun bingo game for you guys to print out and play during the big game. I'd love to see pictures of you playing! :)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Baby Girl is 7 Months!

We are HOME!!!

The last time I posted, we were still in the frozen mid-west. I was so sad to leave my family and the snow, but I really am glad to be home. The flights on the way home didn't go quite as smooth as they did on the way to Ohio, but after three flights and one exceptionally long day, we are back in Tucson.

We were supposed to get into Phoenix around 6 pm last Saturday. As Abby and I were waiting to board our next plane, there was an announcement saying that volunteers were needed to take a later flight to Phoenix. Apparently they overbooked the flight.

Long story short, we took the later flight for a reasonably sized voucher to use on our next flight! Now we can get tickets to go back to Ohio or on vacation somewhere! We didn't get into Phoenix until 10 at night, but I think it was worth it.

A lot has happened with Abby in the month that we've been gone! She's almost strictly on baby food, she is crawling everywhere, she can pull herself up and she even tries to walk! I can't handle how fast she is growing up!

Her favorite foods are bananas, apples, squash, sweet potatoes, carrots and peaches. She really does NOT care for anything green like green beans and peas. The only way I can get her to eat them is if I give her bananas with them. Not such a great combination, but she needs her greens!

Abigail crawls EVERYWHERE. I've set her on the floor to play while I do the dishes and I look back to check on her, and she's gone. She ended up crawling in the bedroom, attempting to climb in the dirty clothes basket! Sure, I'd love some help with the laundry but it's a little too soon for her! ;)

She kind of sort of not really said her first words the other day! She said bye and da. I am pretty positive that she will say da-da before ma-ma, but I'll live with it.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

I hope everyone is staying warm in these frigid temps!! I know I'm enjoying it. 70 degree weather in Tucson just doesn't say "winter" to me. I'm glad we got some significant snow before my hubby goes back to Arizona tomorrow!

My mom and I were trying to think of what to make for dinner since we had a ton of defrosted pork chops. We looked on Pinterest and some different websites for some good recipes, but we were very limited since half of my family is super picky...

We found a recipe that could work, but we wanted to tweak it. The original recipe is here. We didn't have breadcrumbs, but my mom and I usually crush up some croutons to substitute. But we were out of croutons! What could we use as a substitute? Stove Top Stuffing! We got out one of the many boxes that my mom has, crushed up the mix, and used that instead. We added the parmesan cheese to the plate of "croutons" and only did one "bath" for each pork chop. It turned out really tasty!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Home for the Holidays!


So much has happened and so many pictures have been taken! I'm just going to upload lots and lots AND LOTS of pictures with some captions. If there's a really good story behind a picture, I guess I'll post it... ;)

Thanksgiving 2013

Abigail's First Basketball Game!

Uncle Alex's Concert

Abigail's First Pickle

Abigail's First Baby Food

I scored 163! My all time high! 

Happy Birthday Matthan! 
Breakfast at IHOP!

4th Ave Street Fair! Look at all that meat!

Christmas with the in-laws 2013

My baby girl trying to crawl :(

Abby's first big trip and first plane ride!

Officially Ohio bound!

Surprise! Abby and I came two days early :D

If you visit northern Indiana, you HAVE to stop by Notre Dame! GO IRISH!!

We may or may not have had permission to go on the basketball course... *cough cough*

New Years Eve!