Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Ben has a big boy bed now!! Another milestone met...

Monday, November 28, 2005

Ben and I enjoyed the wagon ride to get the tree!

Andrew's cutting down the tree!!!

We took a wagon ride to cut down our Christmas tree yesterday! The kids really enjoyed it despite their excited faces.

Is this kid gonna break some hearts or what?

Thursday, November 24, 2005

I'm Thankful For...

I'm Thankful For...

I'm Thankful For....

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Maddison is working hard in the the leaves.

The kids were raking leaves, this weekend.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Ben is helping rake the leaves!

Ben didn't really think it was that much fun to lay down in the big pile that we made, but he really liked throwing them.

Ben was having some fun in the leaves today!

Time for T.V.

Has anyone else noticed that T.V. has gotten awful. It used to be that we had a show that we liked to watch every night, not that I'm saying that's a good thing, but at least we had options. This week has been a particularly bad week, because even the shows we do watch were stupid. The West Wing was silly, who cares about a live debate between two not real candidates. Although, I have to admit, Andrew had to remind me during one of the candidates ranting that it wasn't real. Hey what can I say they had some good points. The CSI's are getting a little too, watch me I'm the star, who cares about plot. Really the only good show on right now is Grey's Anatomy, which I look forward to all week long. Maybe the reason blogging has become so popular is because there's nothing on T.V. worth wasting our time, but scroll through some blog roll and you can find some really great pieces to read or even look at. Some of my favorite blogs are the one's that are strictly photography.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Recipe of the Month

This is one of my favorites from The Pampered Chef recipes. It is great this time of year and not your traditional chili.

Quick Black Bean Chili
1 C chopped onion
1 C coarsely chopped red bell pepper
2 Tbsp. finely chopped jalapeno pepper
2 Tbsp. snipped cilantro
1 tsp. vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves pressed
2 cans (15 1/2 oz. each) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (16 oz.) fat-free refried beans
1 can (14 1/2 oz.) vegetable broth
1 Tbsp. lime juice
1 tsp. ground cumin
Queso fresco (optional)

1. Chop onion, bell pepper and jalapeno pepper. Snip Cilantro. Set aside.
2. Heat oil in sauce pan over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, jalapeno and garlic; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add black beans, refried beans, broth, lime juice and cumin; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered, 10 minutes.
3. Remove from heat; stir cilantro into chili. Ladle chili into bowls and sprinkle with cheese.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

These guys were ready for candy!

Isn't the little Fireman cute?!

It was a regular zoo on Halloween!

Scenes from the Halloween wagon ride!