Monday, March 31, 2014

Pasta Carbonara

This has become one of our favorite recipes.  Both of my kids will eat it, it's simple enough that I really don't mind making it and my husband eats until there is nothing left in the pot.  I consider that a win!

Pasta Carbonara

4 Eggs
1/2 Cup heavy whipping cream
2/3 Cup parm
Dried parsley flakes
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 lb bacon fried and crumbled*
1/2 lb pasta
Cooked peas - to taste

*On super lazy days (which are most days) I use pre cooked bacon, microwave it and rip it up

Boil water and cook pasta according to directions.  Drain
While pasta is cooking add first six ingredients in a bowl and beat until smooth. 
Prepare bacon and peas and set aside.
While the pasta is still warm pour mixture over the top of it.  Add bacon and peas,stir over low heat until heated through.

That's it.  Enjoy!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Two Thousand and Fourteen

It's been a pretty good year so far!
We were able to pay off all of our medical bills with our tax return, which has been a huge weight off our shoulders.  It was taking a lot out of us every month to make payments.  We were also finally able to buy a new computer.  Our laptop crashed months ago and we've really missed having a computer.  Filling out applications on your phone isn't fun.
Davin is still working hard at two jobs.  He loves being a firefighter and we hope he can get on somewhere full time sooner than later.  We expected it to take awhile but it's still hard to wait.
We're both hoping to go to school part time this fall.  We'll see how that plays out.
Ava is almost four.  She loves preschool and asks if it's a school day every morning.  She's learning a ton.  She can write her own name, recognizes about half the letters and quite a few numbers.  She loves to sing and I'm always impressed at how well she remembers lyrics from her favorite songs.  It's cute to listen to her sing along to the radio in the car.  She is always asking "why" and "what", she wants to know everything!
Sundae is seventeen months.  She says words like "ball" "mama" "Eddie" and "Hiiiii" but doesn't put any of them together yet.  She is all over the place though.  The Dr tells me she's advanced in her motor skills and that's why she's not talking yet.  She's concentrating on getting into everything.  She is still a horrible sleeper.  She's slept all the way through the night a total of twice.  Ever. It's exhausting and I'm looking forward to the day where I'm not exhausted in the morning.
Ava took this lovely picture of Davin and Sundae

Ava is a big fan of selfies these days. 

It's been really warm for February, often getting up to sixty degrees.  We've been spending a lot of time outside and it's amazing!

All dressed up for church.  Ava loves it.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Before I'm thirty.

My husband is 27 today. He's at work, as usual. We celebrated last weekend by leaving the girls with my Mom and getting a hotel room downtown. It was a blast!

Davin turning 27 has me fearing how soon I'll be 30. Just two and half years...

I'm not sure why turning 30 gives me the creeps. Maybe because I thought I'd feel like an adult by now? Maybe I thought we'd be financially stable, home owners, less self conscious? I don't know. I just know I'm dreading the day.

Here is a list of things I'd like to do before I turn 30:

1. Own a home.
2. Lose weight and keep it off.
3. Learn to cook a better variety of foods.
4. Celebrate Davin getting a full time fire job.
5. Take my girls to Disneyland.
6. Have a comfortable savings account.
7. Learn something new (guitar? Ballroom?)
8. Travel with my Mom.
9. Pierce my nose (again).
10. Be myself, and still be loved.
11. Tell Davin I love him more often.
12. Find my style.
13. Make a Mala necklace.
14. Read more classics.
15. Pay off the cars.

I'm sure I could add to this list continually, but I'll leave it here for now.

Wish me luck!

Sunday, November 3, 2013


What a fun month!

We went to the pumpkin patch as a family on one of Davin's rare days off. Ava loved the straw maze and picking out "princess" pumpkins. Sundae loved riding in the cart with her sister. I loved having Davin with us and the warm weather.

We later went back with my Mom, which always makes for happy grandkids.

We painted lots of pumpkins! Ava could do this all day. Brit and I both did jack Skellington. Mines on the left. My moms pirate is pretty hard core. Ava wasn't finished so her pumpkin didn't get included.

This year for Halloween Ava was Princess Sofia from the Disney channel. She had her first ever school program. Davin, my Mom and Ted were all able to come. Ava loved singing her songs for us.

Sundae was an adorable red headed ghost. She's walking now.

Samantha turned 8 in October and me and my girls got to go give her a gift and hang out with her family for awhile. Always fun. I love, love, love how close by they live and that I'm able to see them often.

Now on to November!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Thanks to our amazing parents, Davin and I were able to get away alone for a few days. We headed to Disneyland!

I am a true Disneyland lover and after three days of beautiful weather and no lines, Davin has joined me in my enthusiasm for this magical place. We can't wait to take our kids!

Sundae Turned One

Sundae is a year old!

She's a pro crawler, but isn't quite walking. She'll take a few steps, then sit down and crawl away.

She isn't talking yet, but she does a lot of pointing and grunting and screaming. She certainly knows how to communicate! She also points and the animals on Grandpas walls (antelope, moose, fish...) and growls. No one taught her this, it's pretty cute!

She's a climber. Every time I turn around she's climbed onto the couch, bed, toilet, etc. It's exhausting! She's a stubborn and fearless little girl!

Happy birthday Sunny Baby!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

She's Three

It's hard to believe she's already three!

Three facts about Ava:

She's a total girl. She loves shopping and shoes and dress up.

She's always talking. Sometimes I can't hear myself think! She says pretty adorable things though, such as;  "My hair is crazy town!" and "I'm freezing my pants off!".

She loves her little sister. A lot. I'm constantly having to tell her to back up or be soft. She just wants to show her sister everything!

I love this girl so much!