Thursday, June 18, 2009

Yummy Recipe

This is a definite favorite at our house. We had it last week for supper one night and it was super easy and delicious. Serve w/a salad or fruit OR serve it for breakfast w/cheese grits and fruit. I think I'll make it on Sunday for Father's Day for breakfast for Nathan and his Dad!

Ham and Cheese Pie:
1 can crescent rolls
1 1/2 cups chopped ham
8 oz. pkg. shredded cheddar (this is a lot of cheese for one small recipe-but just buy the 2% if it makes you feel better:)
2 tbsp. parmesan cheese
2 tbsp. chopped onion
2 large eggs beaten

Separate rolls into 8 triangles. Fit 4 triangles into a 9 in. pie plate (you will have to flatten rolls to cover the whole plate.) Combine remaining ingredients and pour into pie plate. Cut remaining 4 triangles into thin strips and arrange over mixture lattice style. Bake at 325 for 45 min.-1 hour. We cut it into 4 pieces but then we sometimes eat 2 servings (cause we're big eaters at our house:)
And you could double this if you need to and put it in a 9 x 13 dish although I've never tried it.

Also, this yummy cinnamon friendship bread has been baking up at our house every 10 days. It is one of the "living" breads as my cousin Lee calls it b/c you can never get rid of it! Every time you make the bread (and it makes 2 loaves) you have 4 more starter bags of yeast to give away. We've got a stash of these breads now in the freezer and that is the best place for them b/c we will eat every bite if it is sitting out! So please if you live in this area and want a bag I will be so happy to send one your way. I just made them yesterday so you will not bake until next Friday.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Our Weekend

We had a wild and busy weekend with all of our family in town last weekend. My sister came to town on Thursday and brought her 3 little sweeties with her. They had a big time playing with little Hayes and she couldn't get enough of them. They loved playing with her, reading to her, making faces and being silly with her. She is just starting to notice other babies and big kids and it is hilarious to watch. On Friday we played outside most of the day in the waterslide and baby pool and Hayes enjoyed her baby pool for the first time-well for about 15 minutes and then she was ready for a change of scenery!

On Saturday we got together with our B'ham cousins and had a pool party. There were lots of kids and they were super excited as always to see each other since they live 3 hours apart. Sunday was Hayes' baby dedication day at church. We looked so forward to this day and looking back it was probably the most special day we have had since she was born. It was wonderful! She did great during the service which was a big relief and gave the biggest and sweetest smile to our pastor while he was talking to her. Aside from stormy weather and a power outage at our house (plans had to be re-arranged for lunch on Sunday-that is another story!) we had a very sweet day celebrating her life and making our committment to raise her in a Christ centered home. We're so thankful for the family members who travelled to Birmingham to be with us!

Monday, June 8, 2009


I cannot believe I have not posted anything since April! Lots has happened since then-I went back to work to finish the school year and our lives got really hectic and crazy for those five weeks. Everyday seemed like a whirwind and a race against the clock-getting up super early to get ready, feed Hayes, work, then racing home to feed and play with her, washing bottles, cooking supper, staying up late to get ready for the next day, and then of course seeing Nathan-ahhh it seemed wild but I know all of you know what I'm talking about-now summer is here and it is a welcomed event at our house!

This summer has been so fun so far. We've had some lazy days and some busy days around here. Hayes and I had VBS last week and I worked in the nursery with the babies 1 year and younger. That was a nice glimpse to see how my little girl does in the nursery on Sundays. NO naps for her all morning while we were there and apparently this is why she sleeps ALL afternoon on her Sundays. She was definitely one of the loudest babies there who had to either be walked or strolled around-no mam-no napping, swinging, or rocking for her-the girl had to be up and about moving somewhere to wear a happy face. That is okay b/c her mama was taking care of her anyway!

She is 4 1/2 months now-time goes by too fast. We say everyday we cannot believe how fast she's growing. I'm sure we'll be saying that her entire life like every parent does. At her check up she weighed 12.1 lbs. and was 24 1/2 inches long. She has just started sleeping really good at night-I hope I'm not speaking too soon! Every night is anywhere from 10-12 hours-crazy I just wrote that-4 1/2 months ago I could have never imagined I would get more than a couple of hours of sleep at night-but wow how things change and really soooo fast. She is so fun too-smiling, laughing and so happy every time she wakes up. The rice cereal is fun and she loves it b/c it's mixed with yummy apple juice. She eats it all so fast and is sad when it's gone! We have spent most of our days swinging on the porch or out on walks in the stroller-both make her VERY happy and content.

This week our cousins from Dothan are coming in town! yea! We can't wait to see and hang out with them. My sister is bringing her 3 (Holley, Mary Hannah, and Carson) to play for a few days. If anyone knows of any free/inexpensive activities let me know (besides the zoo and mcwane) otherwise we will be hanging out in the front yard in either a baby pool or slip and slide!

We have Hayes' baby dedication coming up on Sunday and we're really excited about having all of our family there as we dedicate our little girl's life to the Lord,commit to raising her in a Christian home and teaching her about Jesus. Such a happy day and I cannot wait. Our family is coming over for lunch on Sunday so we have lots to do to get ready. Poor Nathan has been working so hard in our yard and I think the inside is my job?! We'll see how clean it gets this week with 4 kids here.

So sorry about the post with no pictures but I have to figure out how to download my pics on my camera without completely re-downloading ALL the pictures again from my camera. I've done it several times and so now I have multiple copies of the same pictures on our computer and some need deleting and they all need organizing. I need some tech support!

One last thing I will show you is the new little sun hat I ordered for Hayes-this is not her! But she does look sort of like this baby-or they are at least the same size! I think she'll be precious in this hat and then we'll be all set for some pool time-YEA!! I also have a recipe to share-if you like to eat I think you'll like it! Happy Monday!