I'VE heard this saying but never thought it would become the family THEME...... The "PLAY" part definitely takes precedence. We love ALLEN!!!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Recipes to Try.....Craisin Granola

Oh my... this granola recipe is the best. It's great for snacking on in the afternoon or cereal in the morning.  I always get hungry at this time so I need something that is going to be fast but good for me. This recipe appears to be high in fat, but it's the GOOD fat and none of the bad fats. Your body needs healthy fat and lots of it - they even help you lose weight! Also, when you're eating WHOLE FOODS exclusively, you don't really have to count calories.
I love it so much and I love it even more when I make it and my house smells heavenly!!!!!!

Craisin Granola

4 cups  rolled oats
1/2 cup slivered almonds, chopped even more
1/2 cup coconut (add a little more if you really like coconut)
1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds
1 cup craisins
1/2 tsp. sea salt

Mix this all together in a bowl and set aside.  Next combine

1/2 cup olive oil
3/4 cup honey

1tsp. almond extract (you can use vanilla)
1tsp. cinnamon
You may have to warm this up just a but so it's easier to stir together with the oat mixture.

Preheat oven to 200 degrees . Add liquid mixture to the oat mixture and stir until well coated. Spread on a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 1-2 hours. Take out and stir around the hour mark and then as needed. Cool. Store in an airtight container.

Easter and our Little Family

After we got over Allen's little fiasco, we had a good time!!!!  Easter is a great time for me to reflect on what my savior Jesus Christ did for me...

He had no servants, yet they called him Master. Had no degree, yet they called him Teacher. Had no medicines, yet they called him Healer. He had no army, yet kings feared him. He won no military battles, yet he conquered the world. He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him..... He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today

Happyness can be mine forever with my Eternal Family!!!!!

Here are some of our weekend adventures!!!!!

It finally happened.........

We were planning on going to Gooding Friday night for Easter weekend.  Well we got snow Thursday night and a bunch of Allen's riding buddies went Snowmobiling Friday, but he couldn't because he had to work.  He called me and said they were going again in the morning and wondered if we could head out Saturday when he got back.  "I guess" is what I said, but really wanted to leave that night.  With this being the last ride of the year I was easily convinced.

 That morning

Allen was suppose to be home around 4 so that we could head to Gooding.  At about 5pm I heard them pull up and he came walking in the door favoring his arm and it was swollen.  Right then I though he broke his arm.   Yes HE WRECKED!!!! (he has never broken anything up to this point or even been badly hurt afterwards.....was this time going to be different????

He didn't think that anything was broken, but is collar bone area really hurt and his whole hand was swollen clear up his arm. We decided to head to Gooding to meet Sandra and have dinner and pick her out a new computer.  We had dinner, picked out a really nice computer and then we decided Allen needed to go to the hospital just to make sure nothing was broken.  2 hours later, that's right ER time translates to YOU HAVE ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD, no broken bones just really bad bruises.  I am very thankful he is okay that that his playing part of playing is not to bad!!!!!


The handlebars are broken, there is a crack in the hood, and an oil leak, but other than that she is okay!!!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

9 Month Check-up and 9 Month Pictures

Yesterday Monday, 4-18-11, we had a busy day.  First of all I woke up with a stiff neck...never fun when you want to get things done, and we had to be at the doctors office at 8:45.  I know, why do I make appointments so early, because I'm an early riser and so is Addison.  After I fee her her milk in the morning, which is between 6:30 and 7am she plays with her toys in our bed for about an hour.  We talk and try to wake up daddy who wants to sleep.

Addison is a very happy and healthy girl.  She is quite petite though.  She loves to eat, never throws up, and has regular healthy diaper changes!!!!!  No worries here.

Weight:    15 pounds 8ounces

Height:     almost 27 inches (26 3/4)

Head:       17 inches

We rushed like crazy to get to Idaho Falls to have pictures.  We were 15 minutes late and I was like my usual self and stressed...I hate being late, so Allen took it like a pro and calmed me down as much as he could.  I love that man...I wish I had his take on life....he is rubbing off on me though...I'm getting better!!!!!

We made it, Addie was happy, the lady was nice and listened to how I wanted the pics to look, I purchased a few shirts, for my changed mommy bod, and then we ate lunch at Cafe Rio!!!!!!  THANKS MOM (Gammy)....for the fun day!!!!

Addison army crawled backwards on Sunday.  It was so exciting to see her go.  I knew she was working on it when she wouldn't instantly roll over to her back.  I'm gonna have to BABY PROOF!!!!  She's going to be crawling all over in a matter of days.  Life is so sweet!!!!!

When Mommy takes out my bows, isn't my hair so cute??!!

Today I was cleaning Ms Addie's room and she was playing on the floor.  She army crawled backwards and found her blankey and baby!!!! What a precious moment.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

9 Months

Well 9 months is here.  It's crazy to think that we've had Addison here with us as long as I carried her.  This last month has been really fun to see her pick up new things and start doing them.

She likes to make the same sounds I make.  I make bubble sounds and she tries to do them to.  She started waving and what can you say...just so cute!!!!

We have a mad cry now.  When she doesn't get something she wants...like mommy's phone, or the food I'm eating or I don't pick her up when she thinks I should, we get the uuurrrrrrr cry.  She's a feisty one!!!!

This last week, April 8-14, we went to New Mexico to visit.  On the way we stopped and met Aunt Daphne and played with Sarah again.  We love Sarah!!!! We had a a lot of fun.  We wish we were closer and could visit more often!!!!  Addison and gammy are good pals now.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Books are so Fun!!!!

Addison loves to play with all her toys but when she spots a book, that is what she wants.  She loves to read look, feel, and hear her mommy make the sounds of the animals. 

Her favorite story is about all the animals and the different feels they have.  I can already tell she's a smart cookie...we need to keep this up!!!!  It's a fun time we share together and will for a long time to come!!!!

Can Spring and then Summer ever come.....

I looked outside today and yes you know it, SNOW.  I decided to have it feel like spring, so I got online and ordered a few spring/summer outfits for Addison.  I have a feeling baby cloths are my down fall.  It makes it easy to shop for Her because my time to shop will only come when I have lost this baby weight (which I am getting there, just slowly...I'll I want is to bet back into my 8/10 pants, shorts and tops then I will be in great shape). 

This is going to be so cute.  I can't wait till they get here and it STOPS SNOWING!!!!!!

I love this orange outfit.  Looks like she's going to Australia or something!!!!!!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

General Conference Weekend

Since Allen's mom lives so close and gas is to expensive we went to Gooding for the weekend.   I love to listen to the prophets and get a new since of purpose and a fire up my bum to be better!!!!!

First conference with Addie was fun, and she loves being free.  

Addison let Gma Adams hold her for a little bit.   This is Allen's grandma on his moms side!!

Grandma with the two youngest!!!!  This is quite a site, both of them with there binky's