Saturday, February 5

oh how time flies

i cannot believe that 5 years ago this month i was sitting on an airplane with my best friends going to live in australia for 6 19 year olds, i cannot believe it for many reasons...what were our parents thinking?! what were we thinking?! regardless it was hands down one of the best experiences of [all of our] lives!  

nbd just walking on an iceberg
its funny the things you remember...running to the gym and home and going to an hour long work out class, maybe staying for an extra one just in case you felt like it, full cream milk and 6 english muffins a day, landrum stomping on the way to class to "scare off the snakes", taking the bus to jesmond [or getting on the wrong bus] or charlestown, going back to brown hair with pig, the infamous "hey kath" flipping of the restaurant table, tex wine tours, customs house for kahlua & creams, blue water pizza with the nagles, "the saph", our month long spring break to new zealand and cairns, scuba diving the great barrier reef & getting lizzie lost at sea, meat feet, class time for three hours a week, the big W, & skype...bungee jumping, sky diving, and a thousand other things i probably would have never done or would ever be able to say that i did in life are all a direct result of this amazing trip with my most amazing friends.

climbing a glacier...doing the sid face
getting ready to jump 134 meters on the Nevis
oh how time flies...i hope the next five years doesn't pass in the blink of an eye, and if it does i think we all deserve a 10 year australia reunion trip

Tuesday, February 1

wilson's first hair cut revealed!

not his best pic but the best i can upload right now without my digital camera cord and joe has the mac at work! he is so so so cute! he loved his play time at Kelsey's Dog House yesterday and got a great report card and gold star!!!

power of a praying wife

Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.  ~Proverbs 31:10-12

opening the power of a praying wife by stormie omartian...thanks pig for the reading recommendations! i can already tell this is going to be a great book!  get your copy! 

Monday, January 31

until he gets too big...

i'll still hold my little wilson like my baby boy! he is such a sweetie! can't wait to see what he looks like after his hair cut! 

bye bye puppy hair

so its officially time for wilson to have his first "big boy" hair cut! he is off today to kelsey's dog house in buckhead to get a serious cut! he will be much cooler and on top of that will not be bringing in nearly as much grass and stuff in the house when hes rolling all over the place! i've told him he's going to get a mani/pedi, massage, and hair cut today after a full day of play time with new friends at camp! 

his black guard hairs will no longer be there and he'll be significantly smaller looking and lighter too! i guess this is the same feeling parents get when their babies go get their first hair cut! he will be cute no matter what but he sure will look different! 

i'll be sure to post a pic of his new hair do later today when he get's back from a whole day at the spa...until then, here's our last family pic after our 4.5 mile walk yesterday! 

Sunday, January 30


chicken pot pie!

what's cooking this week!

silver sunday is going to be a great night! i am so excited because of this new recipe i found in the great issue of southern living that is out right now.  i'm actually going to combine two recipes and take part of one and part of another! my version of southern living's double-crust chicken pot pie and their stovetop chicken pie...

chicken pot pie
what you need...
1 package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
1 large egg
1 small sweet onion, diced
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 package sliced fresh mushrooms
1 can cream of mushroom soup [reduced fat]
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
4 cups chopped cooked chicken [or one cheater chicken aka rotisserie chicken from the deli section]
1/2 cup dry white wine [go ahead and pour the other 1/2 cup for you to enjoy]
1/2 (8-oz) package of 1/3 less fat cream cheese
1/2 (.7oz) italian dressing mix packet (about 2 teaspoons)
1 cup frozen baby peas, thawed

what to do...
sauté onion in hot oil in a large skillet over medium high heat for 5 minutes or until golden. add mushrooms and saute 5 minutes or until tender.  stir in chicken and next 5 ingredients.  cook stirring frequently, 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is thoroughly heated.  stir in peas and cook 2 minutes.  

roll each pastry sheet into a 12x10 inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface.  fit 1 sheet into a 9 inch deep dish pie plate; spoon chicken mixture into pastry. place remaining pastry sheet over filling in opposite direction of bottom sheet. fold edge under with a fork, sealing to bottom crust. whisk together 1 large egg and 1 tablespoon of water and brush over pie.  bake at 375 on lower oven rack 55 minutes or until browned. let stand 15 minutes.