Sunday, January 31, 2010

Winter Weather Weekend

We've had quite the winter here in Arkansas! It's either storming or snowing it seems.. Drew has been working non-stop so some nights Brett and I take him dinner at the station. I try and try to get a good picture of them but just can't seem to do it.
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posing with Daddy in the weather center..
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taking over Craig's chair at the desk!
(for those of you who ask why Drew wears make-up this is why..
see how bright the lights are?? Brett looks like a ghost!)
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On Thursday we had some weather moving in so Brett and I headed to Fort Smith. We made a stop at PawPaw Preston and WeeWee's house on the way.
Brett had a great time exploring their yard!
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takin' a break for a bite of cheese.. little mouse LOVES cheese
(just like his momma!)
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Friday brought lots of snow! We had about 4 inches!
Sage and Brett had a good time playing.
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walking in the snow..
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So precious!
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Sharing a banana popsicle with Sage.. right after being scratched by Brady
(for trying to cuddle)
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bathtime fun!
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Oh my LORD he looks like his daddy!
(no butt comments please..)
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Silly face.. and a sneaky yellow fish..
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We made it back home on Saturday afternoon. We had fun at Nana's but we really missed Drew! The roads were clear all the way home, no problem. Hope you all have a great week!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Chicken & Rice Soup Recipe

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1 lb raw, boneless, chicken breast cut into 1/2 inch dice
2 t creole seasoning
2 T olive oil
1 c diced onion (small dice)
1 c diced carrot (small dice)
1 c diced celery (small dice)
1 T minced fresh garlic
1/2 t dried basil
1/2 t salt
dash crushed red pepper flakes (more if you like it spicy!)
1 qt low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 uncooked long grain white rice
2 handfuls fresh baby spinach
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Season chicken with creole seasoning and set aside. Heat olive oil over med-high heat in a soup pot. Add onion, carrot, celery and cook, stirring occasionally until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, basil, salt, pepper and cook for 1 minute. Add chicken and cook for 3 minutes. Add the broth and rice, cover pot, and bring to boil over high heat. Remove cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until rice is tender, about 12 minutes. Stir in spinach and serve. Makes 3 to 4 servings.
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This soup tastes like it took all day to make! Hope you guys will give it a try :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Chia Turtle Day 10

He looks a little rough, dontcha think? We may try again using thyme seeds!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Oh my WORD, we're in Trouble..

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After dinner we got Brett out of his highchair.. he decided he wanted back in. Man oh man, we're in trouble with this one..

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year! And a Snow Day for Brett!

Drew and I rang in the New Year with some great friends this year! Brett stayed with Nana while we got all dressed up for Tinsel & Tails in Fort Smith, an annual black tie fundraiser for The Alzheimer's Association. We lasted there until about 11:30pm and then decided to head across the street to Old Town where there was a live bluegrass band playing.. and WOW, were we overdressed there?!
Toasting to the New Year with champagne in a plastic cup :)
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Casey and Travis
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Brooke and Justin
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love this pic of Drew.. he looks like Woody the Cowboy!
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The next day Brett helped Nana take down the Christmas tree.. he was so proud of himself for climbing on the ladder!

Mr. Big Stuff
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It started snowing in Northwest Arkansas last night and we woke up to about 3.5 inches.. it snowed all day too!











Brett was so excited to be able to walk around in the front yard! We usually don't let him play on the driveway because he starts running down the slope and has fallen on his face before.. ouch.. no threat of cars usually but that concrete can be rough! So, he had to make a little trip across the cul-de-sac.. then he came right back! Love the footprints :) He had so much fun playing.. we got everything on video too!