Thursday, November 28, 2013


We had such a great time celebrating Thanksgiving at our house this year.

 Cody smoked the turkey on the green egg and it was perfect.  We had SO much food!
 We got to use my pink china.
 The elementary school teacher needed a cheesy appetizer.
 My little turkey.  We are so thankful for you, sweet girl!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Parent Commitment

Sadie had her parent commitment at church a few weeks ago.  We dedicated ourselves to raising her not only in the church, but in our homes in a way that reflects and teaches her about God.  We had some sweet family and friends who came to support her and commit to her as well.  We are so thankful for the way that our friends and family love our little girl.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

6 months

Sadie was 6 months old on the 9th! Half a year, such a big girl!

At 6 months she :
*15lb 3.5 oz
*25.25 inches
*has 2 bottom teeth and is working hard on the top 2
*smiles and laughs
*LOVES attention
*kicks and flails her arms when excited...which is 99% of the time
*talks and coos a lot
*sits unassisted for short periods of time, loves to sit up
*rolls both ways (even in her rhino brace)
*loves to jump
*puts everything in her mouth
*loves splashing
*Can now run with mommy

*Eats some solid foods (oatmeal cereal, rice cereal, pea puree, carrot puree and bananas)

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

I was looking for inspiration for something different to take to a shower and ended up deciding to combine brownies and chocolate chip cookies.  Everyone likes both, right?  I cheated however and did not make these homemade, but can imagine that they would be even better had I been able to.

I used 2 boxes of brownie mix and a store bought tube of chocolate chip cookies.

I mixed both brownie mixes and filled an 11x13 pan. 
I then pressed circles out of the cookie dough and placed it on top.

I followed the brownie box directions for temperature and cooked them for a loooong time.   Since they were so thick, it took a while to make sure that the middles were done.   I'd say it was at least an hour.

They were good like they were, but I also thought about using the cookie dough between the two layers of brownie. 

**Total Carbohydrates...LOTS