Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving menu :)

I only have to make half the meal this year :) We're joining with the neighbors and maybe a few extra single people. My half of the meal includes a ham. I have never cooked a ham. Wish me luck! I got a monster 19 pounder at Sam's Club and it didn't come with directions.

So, my half of the meal:


Mashed Potatoes (I never really follow a recipe, but it will involve a lot of butter)

Green Bean Casserole


Apple pie

Deviled Eggs

Monday, November 21, 2011

my baby is 5!

I am having some trouble believing that my daughter could be 5. Where did the time go?

Anika Mae was born on November 18th, 2006 at 4pm.


She was very quick to walk


and to swim


and she hasn't slowed down

Now she is 5. She loves to play outside and can usually be found digging in the dirt, kicking a ball, coloring with sidewalk chalk, riding her bicycle, or helping Papa in the garden. She is learning to read and is so excited when she can sound something out :) Papa is excited that she is interested in Lego now and they love to build together. In the last year she has enjoyed gymnastics, soccer, and swim lessons and done great in all of them. She is (usually) a great big sister and a very sweet little girl.

I asked her what kind of birthday party she wanted and she replied, "orange". So, an orange party it was :)

Here is a little montage I put together for the occasion. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I am loving Crowdtap right now!

It took me a couple of months of questions and applying, but I got far more than I expected. I received a gorgeous pea coat from Old Navy and my sister got one too. It finally got cold enough for me to wear it and I love it! So warm and it looks great. I will definitely keep "tapping" :)