Monday, June 23, 2008

You're Welcome!

No need to thank me...I have done the research for you, and I now present you with the key to making all your food making dreams come true! (Although...I have been recently informed that this recipe has been in circulation for quite some time, and me adding this to my posts is sooo last season.)

Café Rio Dressing

1 buttermilk ranch dressing packet (make as per recipe)
2 tomatillos (tomato like vegetable with a husk around them)
½ bunch of cilantro
1 clove garlic
Juice of 1 lime
1 jalapeno (Use the seeds too if you like it spicy. You could substitute a few drops of green Tabasco for the jalapeno.)

Use a food processor to blend all the ingredients well. Refrigerate

Monday, June 16, 2008

Great ideas...and photos!

Is anyone looking for an affordable photographer? This is obviously for anyone who lives in the Phoenix area...but may I refer my sister to capture some AMAZING photos of your family??? She is so creative, experienced, and best of all cheap! Here is a link with some recent photos of our family, and a way to contact Jamie Harper...http://jamieharper.typepad.com/jamieharper/

Friday, June 13, 2008

Almost a year!


I cannot believe my 'baby Owen' will be a year next month! It's odd... it seems like he has been with us more than a year, yet time with him has gone sooo fast.
He is such a wonderful child, always has been. He is just very content, very thoughtful, and curious about his surroundings. I'll always have my general complaints, you know...not sleeping through the night, resistant to stop nursing, his constant neediness. Beyond those SMALL complaints, he is wonderful and I know without a doubt that he was designed for me and my needs as a mother. As he gets older it is so fun to see him laugh, and love life. Take yesterday for instance...I was on my deathbed and throwing up everything I was eating or drinking. Well, Owen crawls into the bathroom and pulls himself up to the toilet as I am puking my brains out. I was so nervous that he would be scared, but instead he just laughs and laughs as if my throwing up was an attempt to entertain him. In that moment, I realized what a wonderful companion I have. Someone who can cheer me up even when I am at my worst. I love him, and cannot imagine a world without Owen in it.

Monday, June 9, 2008

My little man..

Obviously this picture is POST nap time..."wake up, Owen"
I am so excited to start getting Owen some toys he can ride, but his one year birthday is right around the corner...so I must curb the excitement for another month!!

Owen enjoys long walks on the beach, dinners by candlelight, and a soothing horse rides with his beloved girlfriend, Mackenzie!
These chairs are our newest additions to our new home (and probably the last).

(This video clip might seem boring to you, but nothing is cuter than seeing your child ASLEEP! Not to mention he was snoring which just adds to the appeal! Man, I love this little man!)
video

Monday, June 2, 2008

What's Owen been up to?

1) Trying to enter into the tunnel of love
2) Hanging on mom AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE

3) Enjoying a trip to San Diego, and Balboa Park!


4) Picking his nose CONSTANTLY (I have to admit...mom taught him that.)



5) Trying to crawl into any water source available...pool, water fountain, bath tub!


6) Viewing his very first movie...Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...."turtles in a half shell, turtle power"

7) Loving his first 50 cent ride




8) Driving.