Thursday, February 28, 2008


This evening, the girls and I made blueberry muffins from scratch. We have bought so many blueberries lately. So instead of letting a few go bad we made muffins. They were so delicious that I ate 6!!! Darn those blueberry muffins! So warm and fresh!

Blueberry Muffins

3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
1 3/4 cup sifted flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon flour

Cream butter and sugar. Add milk and egg and beat until smooth. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Mix until moistened. Toss blueberries with flour and fold into batter. Fill a well-greased muffin pan 2/3 full with the batter. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Jane Austen

So like most women, I love cheesy romantic movies. But I like mine to be English and from a completely different time period (that or a black and white). So when I was searching through friends' blogs, I stumbled upon this quiz to determine which Jane Austen character you are most like.

I took the test, not having any specific character in mind but..... Elinor Dashwood! Ugh.

Yes I realize that she was the strong immovable sister but I was expecting someone a bit more exciting. (I have no clue why.)

Maybe you'll have better luck.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Two weekends ago, Brooke (Ian's sister), Evan, and McKenzie came to visit. It was so nice to see the girls spend time with their ONLY cousin. McKenzie is 2 months older than Jenna. And she is going to be a big sister to a little baby girl in July. There is something about girls in this family. It was cute to see how tiny Brooke is despite how far along she is (I was huge with Jenna). And it was great to get to know Evan better.

It is so great to have family come and visit. We have been so lucky to have everyone in our family come visit within our first 6 months of moving to Coppell........except for you Anita. It's time to get on the ball!

This weekend, my parents (the boys, a.k.a. the dogs), Heidi, and one of her friends will be visiting. It should be fun. We will probably shop way too much, eat too much good Panamanian food, and stay up talking way too late. Ah, sounds like a good time to me.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A Quick Overview

I haven't been too good about posting on the blog this past month and a sit back because I put up way too many pictures.

Lakeside Elementary had a carnival at the beginning of February. Ian took Reagan to it while Jenna was napping (we didn't even want to try that one). Reg had a blast. And Ian enjoyed it too. Reagan had her face painted and brought home a balloon animal (a little turtle) for her sister since she had missed out. Reagan is always so thoughtful.

Super Bowl Sunday was spent at some friends house where the kids were way louder than the TV. Somehow, all the kids (excluding Reagan) ended up in only their diapers. I think the sandbox and water play had something to do with it.

Jenna and Tessa are sporting the diapers. Tessa was our little hostess for the night.

We had some work down on our house at the beginning of the month. We had almost all of the downstairs painted and had a chandelier and fan replaced.

Jenna had so much fun with the man that did the work. She gets so excited when she sees him at one of the neighbors' houses. (We all share the same handyman.)

For the 101st day of school, the kindergarteners at Lakeside dressed up like dalmations. They are so clever at that school.....but way too many dress up days. They aren't quite as fun as the first 10 times.

I have no clue what Jenna is doing in the background. I think that she had a hair in her mouth or something. It just looks weird.

Heidi came into town to visit us (and get a phat TV my parents got her for Christmas). We had so much fun with her, like always. She was also very kind a watched the girls while we went to a firm function. As is probably very obvious, she did my makeup. I feel like I have her eyes in these 2 pictures (that is when she has her makeup done----don't kill me for the pic Heidi. You are still beautiful to me. :) ).

Ian and me about to leave for our kid free night. Thanks again Heidi. We had a great time and really enjoyed Pat Green. That guy was hilarious!

On Valentine's Day, Reagan finally had her cast removed. After 5 weeks of wearing it, she decided that she prefered having it on rather than off. She is so silly.

Here she is right after they removed the cast. Seriously, she wanted it back on. She said that it was warm and comfy and that she couldn't wait until she got her next one.

Poor thing's arm was peeling like crazy. We are still trying to get all of the flaky skin off.

And here she is with her doctor, Dr. Capelo. He was so nice, a perfect kids' doctor.

And that is what has gone on recently. There is more but my wrist is tired so you'll just have to wait to hear about this past weekend.

Friday, February 8, 2008

"I got Hair Cut"

About a week and a half ago, Jenna got her hair cut. It seemed like no matter how many bows went in her hair, she still looked homeless. So I made the executive decision to get it cut. And can I just say, it is amazing what a little hair cut can do.

So Jenna did really well. We went over to the apartment of the girl (from church) that does my hair. She put on Cinderella and Jenna was in a trance. All she wanted was to watch the "Princess DBD".

To make things not too scary, McCall (same age as Jenna), sat beside her on a stool. It gave Jenna that extra moral support that she needed.

Afterwards, I couldn't stop telling Jenna how beautiful her new hair cut was . You can tell that she loved the compliment.

And here she is ready for a day on the town....well, just to go pick up Big Sister from school.

Cute, isn't she?!