Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving greatness..

For thanksgiving this year we ate with Jarom's family. We had a great time, but one of the best parts was seeing my lovely sister in law who is going to have a c-section tomorrow morning to welcome a new baby boy into the world. Edison and I couldn't resist the urge to take a picture with her cute belly.

Oh and Our baby man FINALLY decided that walking was not so horrible! I'm so proud! I will share a video soon!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Don't ya wish..

You're hubby was as SEXY as mine?

I LOVE this man and I am so glad that he is my hubby, the father of my kids, and the love of my life. 

Things might not always be easy, perfect, spotless, or fun. But even when they aren't, at least we have each other to pull us through.

I am so thankful for his patience, love, kindness, humility, courage, laughter, craziness, and everything he is. No one else could love me like he does. Or put up with my insanity. But he does and I'm so grateful.

I love you Jarom!

We're Cooking!

I've been trying to be a better wife and mother by actually cooking meals (mostly) from scratch.

Will some motivation from my best friend Sue at Hello. Also, I love you. and some recipe ideas found at Chef-in-Training, I have started to plan meals ahead of time, prepare home cooked meals, and do nearly all of it from scratch. 

My family is happy.. 
My hubby's employee's are sometimes jealous..
I feel a bit less stressed (usually)
and I think it is becoming a habit.

I like it.

Thank you to my inspirations.. my family and their belly's thank you.

Check out some of what we've been enjoying below. 
(unless otherwise stated, the original recipe was found at Chef-in-Training)

Stuffed French Toast

 German Pancakes 

{from a box mix}

German Pancakes
{Ezra helped dye them blue for fun}

Crepes & Vanilla Sauce
{a 'Cooking for Two' recipe book I got for my wedding, dyed red for Valentines Day} 

Turtle Cookies
{from a package.. and torn apart by Ezra before Daddy could enjoy them}

Chicken Fajitas
{made by my own creativity, using a WF fajita seasoning mix}

Thin Mint Truffles
{found on a Mouth Watering Monday feature at Chef-in-Training.. Original recipe from Cookin' Cowgirl}

Baked Mac & Cheese
Lemon & Herb Tilapia {mine}
& Green beans

Turkey Sandwich, Dill Pickle, and Special K cracker chips
{nothing fancy.. just a delicious lunch. No recipe needed.}

And these cute cupcakes below were made from a box mix, and decorated by me and Ezra at his friends house. 
{My friend's house.. it just works out well that my friend is his friends mom.}
I should also mentioned the fondant and cupcakes were made by my friend and her mom, I just played with the fondant while at her house.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Blowing out the candles!

I really should be better at blogging.. but here is part of the reason that I'm not.
I did this post on July 9th
And it still sits unpublished.
So take a look at my sweet boy blowing out his birthday candles.


Happy 2nd Birthday Ezra man! 
We love you so much!


 The stockings were draped on the couch with great care

In hopes that Mr. Santa Claus soon would be here

Well he came alright, but he disagreed

We awoke the next morning to a new location for our tree
 (that's right.. Santa moved our tree!)

He reorganized our presents, and then left a few

Ezra barely cared, he didn't quite know what to do.

So Mommy helped him open all his gifts under the tree

He didn't get excited until dad opened these

Yes, that is a 7 foot kite, all shiny and new

Ezra was thrilled to know that it just grew and grew
(out of the package that is)

Betta was lovely and made these for me

Daddy took a picture of us three

Edison loved his car/driver thing from Santa

Ezra liked the horse from Grandma and Grandpa

We were sad that Addie wasn't with us in the morning
But she loved all of her gifts
especially the headband she's adorning.

We had a very Merry Christmas
and we hope that you did too!
I've really got to stop
so this rhyme is through.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
The Jenks Family

Jarom, Amber, Addilynn, Ezra and Edison