Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving '09

We are so grateful for the opportunity we had to spend Thanksgiving with my family this year, it's wonderful to celebrate with the ones you love. We missed Taylor's family dearly, but we'll be at their house for Christmas this year. We are so grateful for all our family and good friends and all that we have been blessed with in our lives, especially this new little one. Here are some photos from the day!

My adorable nieces and nephews

If you know my Dad at all, you know that he drinks diet coke like water quite literally and so we had to document him drinking a mountain dew.

We had a great week and half in Portland and already miss my family like crazy!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cooking: I kinda LIKE it

Celeste pre pregnancy LOVED eating out and I still kinda like it, but it mostly makes my tummy really upset now. I CRAVE home cooked food now and Taylor can tell you that I have been going ALL out lately, because I ALWAYS want something different (I know he LOVES it).

Here is a little sampling: It was so pretty, I HAD to take a picture!

The lighting is a little red, but it's a Salmon fillet with mango salsa and cilantro lime rice. IT WAS AMAZING!!

As I said, this is just a sampling. I've been making egg salad, bacon egg and cheese sandwiches, loaded breakfast burritos, TONS of homemade salsa, waffles, cookies from scratch, peach cobbler and tonight I made the MOST DELISH enchiladas EVER!!! YUMMMM LIFE IS BUENO!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloweeny 2009

This year we were invited to a Halloween party at the Zebes! We had a lot of fun and Mike and Bre were great hosts!

This is just a taste of the AWESOME food we had! Bre made the most amazing things like the sushi pictured above made of rice crispy treats, vanilla frosting, fruit roll ups and swedish fish, with green vanilla frosting to imitate wasabi! Also pictured is my pumpkin shaped cheese ball-- SO YUMMY! We also had fruit complete with chocolate and caramel dipping sauce, 7 layer dip and chips!!! Needless to say that both Tay and my tummy hurt SOOOOOOO BAD when we left...

I didn't get a chance to get a picture of the Woodard family and realized at the end of the night that I am nowhere to be seen... WHOOPS! The Woodards were strawberry farmers and Paisley was a strawberry; she looked SOOOO CUTE!!! She is pictured here with her Mama's wig on. The Zebes were each other (Mike as Bre, Bre as Mike) and little Ande was a Who, The Flakes were Osama Bin Ladin and a U.S. soilder who caught him and Taylor was Obama and I was a flapper.

Look!!! It's Osama and Obama forming an ALLIANCE! OH THE IRONY!!!!