Monday, November 14, 2011

Only my family.....

What even started the Hitler faces?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Yay for non qualifiers!

I just noticed I looked cross eyed. Oh well.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Making this right now:

Cream Cheese Chicken and Vegetable Soup:

2 tablespoons butter
1 yellow onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 stalks celery, diced
1/2 cup diced carrots (about 2 regular carrots or a handful of baby carrots)
3 cups chicken broth
2-3 potatoes, peeled and finely diced
1 cup milk
4 tablespoons flour
1 (8 oz. package) regular or light cream cheese
2-3 (about 1 pound) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and diced

In a large pot, melt the butter and add the onion, garlic, celery and carrots. Saute, stirring often, for 3-4 minutes, until the veggies are slightly tender and the onions are translucent. Add the chicken broth and potatoes. Bring the soup to a simmer and cook, partially covered, until the potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. In a liquid measuring cup, vigorously whisk the flour and milk together until smooth. Whisk the mixture into the soup, stirring quickly, and cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes, until the soup begins to thicken slightly. Stir often to ensure the soup doesn’t burn. Soften the cream cheese in the microwave until it is very soft/melty. I usually place the unwrapped cream cheese on a plate and microwave it for one minute at 30% power. I like it really, really soft so it doesn’t leave lumps in the soup. Add the cream cheese to the soup in small tablespoon-size pieces. Let the pieces sit in the soup and warm through then whisk or stir the soup until the cream cheese melts and mixes in well. Add the cooked chicken and heat through. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

"BUMP" Ahead

We are expecting the arrival of our own little one April 5, 2012.
We love you all!

Friday, September 16, 2011

First day of School

Yeah.. This is my neighbor Sarah Mills.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Halloween Costume

There was a clothing exchange at church. In my opinion I walked away with a steal of a deal.
I am so excited for halloween

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Happy Birthday Jeremy!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Emily's Birthday

Emily turned 29 years old. So we got to enjoy a night full of bowling...
Here was Lane 10.. They went with the more traditional names... Emily, Mollie, Stephen, Illustrator.

But Lane 9 went with more creative names
Jeremy-Janet (like his bowling ball he got from goodwill)
Jillian- Megamind
Jordan-Not stupid (I didn't pick my own name)

Jillian After a strike

A little overboard?.....I dont care

One Sunday Jillian And I got ready for church in the morning.. we made a total mess. Piles of shirts stacked up on my bed and skirts covering the floor. I didn't really think much of it, seeing as that is the way my room is most of the time. I left it that night and continued to school in the morning, but when I got home I can honestly tell you I was not expecting this.....

SOOOOOO...your favorite sister Jillian put her mess away... then she kind of went crazy

NO:this is not a makeshift closet YES: you should put these piles away

WALK ON ME: then vacuum the green stuff under me

Its a jewelry box!: no wait, its a I-puked-all-my-contents-onto-the-desk-box.

Feed me (with clothing)

What are these doing in here?

Alarm clock


Light Switch

Another Mirror

I love how she had to label all the obvious things: Mirror, Another Mirror, Light Switch..As if i don't know what they are. Sad

Father's Day

On Father's Day we set up Mom's new computer and tore apart her old one. I think Jillian felt like a real computer scientist with all the little screwdrivers.

Happy Father's day Dad!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Butter Butt

I jumped up onto the counter to sit and what did I find??
Butter Butt.

Mom told me to take a picture and post it on the blog.
So here you go. Please, no nicknames.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Four Eyes

The unthinkable happened. My optometrist told me today that it would help to wear my glasses more than for just reading. *hint hint*: I should wear them all the time. Soooo, I have become a full-time glasses wearer (although you will probably still see me without my glasses all the time).

I always know where they are... in front of my eyes. No more misplaced glasses.
"What?? My eyes look tired??" Glasses. Problem solved.
Fit in better in my Computer Science classes.

Vulnerable to the four eyes teasing.
Peripheral vision is now constantly impaired.
Fit in better in my Computer Science classes.

***New glasses should arrive next week!!!