Friday, November 22, 2013

We FaceTime with Cats!

As the holidays approach the weeks seem to get shorter and shorter... how does that happen? I'm quite certain that the next few weeks are just going to be a whirlwind of project after project, shopping trip after shopping trip... and BALLET! Amelia's rehearsals have amped up with her Nutcracker performance just around the corner. I am so excited to watch her! Right now she has two rehearsals a week and then regular ballet class. I love that she loves ballet. Mark and I talked about putting her in soccer, but that girl is 100% dainty girl and 1) I don't think she could handle all of the running with her asthma and 2) I'm pretty sure she would hate pushing around other little kids, and being pushed around by other kids. Well here is a quick recap of our week. It was a pretty great one! We had an amazing weekend last week, and the weekdays were just spent at home. The weather is getting really cold here so I'm more than happy to bunker down in our home.

1. We spent all weekend over at my Grandma's visiting with family. My cousin was in town with his three kids and Amelia had an absolute blast with all of them. I did a craft session with them and it was so much fun!

2. I made chicken noodle soup for the first time. I know, you're probably thinking 'what type of lady hasn't made chicken soup before?'... well I've made chicken noodle soup, just not 100% from scratch. I made my own stock too this time. It was delicious! and perfect for our rainy Oregon weather.




3. I finally got the nerve to post a few of the pics I took of my sister and her fiance to Facebook. Let me tell you... when you aren't confident in what you're doing it is hard to unleash it to the critics of Facebook. I think the main issue is that my camera's auto focus is basically broken. Being a four eyed, poor vision girl I've relied heavily on my auto focus... I mean, it's a total pain to be outside trying to manually focus and have your glasses fog up because of your breathing. Looks like it's time to master that though, and maybe make an eye doctor appointment :)

 4. This delicious bread happened this week! Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting. Amazing! That is all! oh and click HERE for the recipe or go to my recipe tab up above.

 5. Amelia and the little guys I babysit... and having a little tummy time with 3 month old Holden! Aren't they just the cutest!

6. Oh and yeah... we had a little FaceTime with my sister's cat, Jasper. Amelia thought it was the most hilarious thing EVER! I love that you can see her with her stuffed animal cat in the corner. Really though... whether it's FaceTime with my sisters or Skype with my mom, the cats are always making an appearance and stealing the show. What can I say... we love cats.

I hope you all have a marvelous weekend. I'm pretty sure my husband has to work so Amelia and I will be spending Saturday at ballet rehearsal and then following that up with a Scentsy party at my cousin's house. Sunday will probably be spent crafting for the holidays... and maybe decorating!!!

Linking up today with: The Lauren Elizabeth, Life Rearranged, The Good Life Blog and Style Elixir

6 comments:

  1. Your soup looks so yummy! I've never made my own stock before. When I Facetime with my sister, her kids beg for me to put the cats on. They mostly like to talk to them or want me to chase them around the house. I guess cats are pretty entertaining :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

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    1. Cats are just awesome! haha. I just threw in some carrots, celery, parsley, salt, pepper and the chicken bones into a huge pot and cooked it for a few hours. It was really tasty. We eat a lot of chicken... and usually end up roasting whole chickens so I'm glad I have a use for the whole chicken. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend as well.

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  2. Visiting from the link-up! Your photos look amazing! Happy weekend :)

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, and for the sweet comment. Have a great weekend.

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  3. Your pictures look AMAZING girl! Be PROUD of what you're doing... show those bad boys off!!!!! :D

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    1. Thank you so so much! That is too sweet of you. I know a few photographers so I'm always a little leery to post pics like this on FB, but I'm getting more confident. I think I will feel better about it once I get through the photography class I'm taking next term at the college. It's just a class for fun, but I'm sure I'll learn a ton!

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