Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
I had a ball decorating for Halloween
I think we need to loose a few pounds
Casey took the cotton candy making pretty seriously
Mat's "Head on a Platter" costume was a big
hit. Kim wore my mermaid costume and looked
Cotton Candy Booth
I found the recipe for these in a fun little
Halloween treat book and couldn't resist making
them. I think they turned out adorable!
Casey diligently carving our pumpkin
Kim's kids rocking their costumes
I love that our tent has a front porch :)
Zane and I cooking my famous breakfast burritos
Posing at the scenic outlook.....Oh Case
Jessica and I posing like the cheesers we are
We went on a little hike that led to this pond
It was a nice easy hike with so many beautiful
things to see along the way
This pond was so quaint and cool looking...
(up close though it was kinda nasty!)
I couldn't get enough of the flowers....so pretty
Doesn't he just have such a charming smile?
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
We laid out everyday and just enjoyed the scenery.....Gorgeous!
Our beautiful resort
We loved posing at every restaurant we went to
Prime Rib at Haleiwa Joe's
One of the nights the guys all went out for Sushi so the
girls all went out and had a relaxing dinner and then a nice
walk along the beach! Such a fun night
Delicious shaved ice from Matsumotos... Doesn't Casey look
so excited to eat his?
This is at the Polynesian Cultural Center at the luau. Trust
me when I say this was the best picture of Casey and I.
So sad but so true :)
The beautiful Honolulu Temple
Case and I had the chance to hang out in the U.S.S. Bowfin
at Pearl Harbor before catching our flight back home
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
I have been pretty good this week with eating well and being active. I broke down and had sugar today and I put sour cream ( it was light sour cream) on my tostada tonight...baby steps my friends ;) If anybody has any tips on how to ward of cravings I'd love to hear them. It seems like when I'm trying to be good sweets just sing to me. Don't even get me started on bread.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I got home at 4 a.m. Saturday morning and was so tired that I knew I wanted Valentine's Day to be low key and low maintenance. We had a wedding to attend that afternoon and on the way home he told me I had an appointment for a mani/pedi! My favorite ;) While I was being pampered he was at home putting the finishing touches on a meal he had been preparing for the past two days! (to keep it a surprise he had done a lot of the preperations at his mom's house) He had candles lit and everything! After our fabulous meal he brought out a stack of all of our chick flick movies and let me choose which one I wanted. So sweet and so perfert! It was just what I wanted and more. I truly picked a winner :)
Friday, January 23, 2009
I was a little nervous to ski because I hadn't really skied before. Casey was such a perfect and patient teacher. We had a few mishaps ( okay I had a few mishaps) and there were a few tears shed, (look people I'm emotional ok?) but all in all it was actually a ton of fun. I was so sore the next day that every muscle was throbbing. I walked like and 80 year old who had to go poo poo. :) It's definitely time to get in shape!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
The weather has been horrendous all day and both Casey and I were under the weather yesterday. Needless to say we both wanted some comfort and something soothing for our sick bellies. I was searching for chicken noodle soup recipes and found this one on the food network. Courtesy of Tyler Florence. I made it tonight and not only was it fast and easy it was delicious!
Chicken Noodle Soup
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 medium carrots, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices
- 2 celery ribs, halved lengthwise, and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
- 4 fresh thyme sprigs ( I didn't have fresh so I used dried and it turned out fine)
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 quarts chicken stock, recipe follows ( I used store bought chicken stock because I didn't have the time or the energy to make my own)
- 8 ounces dried wide egg noodles
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken ( I used a rotisserie chicken I bought at Walmart. They also sell them at Costco. The chicken was really moist and seasoned very well)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
Place a soup pot over medium heat and coat with the oil. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, celery, thyme and bay leaf. Cook and stir for about 6 minutes, until the vegetables are softened but not browned. Pour in the chicken stock and bring the liquid to a boil. Add the noodles and simmer for 5 minutes until tender. Fold in the chicken, and continue to simmer for another couple of minutes to heat through; season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.
- 1 whole free-range chicken (about 3 1/2 pounds), rinsed, giblets discarded
- 2 carrots, cut in large chunks
- 3 celery stalks, cut in large chunks
- 2 large white onions, quartered
- 1 head of garlic, halved
- 1 turnip, halved
- 1/4 bunch fresh thyme
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
Place the chicken and vegetables in a large stockpot over medium heat. Pour in only enough cold water to cover (about 3 quarts); too much will make the broth taste weak. Toss in the thyme, bay leaves, and peppercorns, and allow it to slowly come to a boil. Lower the heat to medium-low and gently simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, partially covered, until the chicken is done. As it cooks, skim any impurities that rise to the surface; add a little more water if necessary to keep the chicken covered while simmering.
Carefully remove the chicken to a cutting board. When its cool enough to handle, discard the skin and bones; hand-shred the meat into a storage container.
Carefully strain the stock through a fine sieve into another pot to remove the vegetable solids. Use the stock immediately or if you plan on storing it, place the pot in a sink full of ice water and stir to cool down the stock. Cover and refrigerate for up to one week or freeze.
Yield: 2 quarts
Hannah enjoying the fun!
and don't forget the Martinelli's for toasting!
balloon drop into the kids jump house.
We really had a great week with the Fam! We are happy everyone came up to share a lot of laughs and to make a ton of fun memories. Case and I want this year to be the best yet and will do everything in our power to make it that way! Happy New Year everybody!