Saturday, July 31, 2010

saturday mornings in our house...


...fairly often consist of us making these.  Healthy, no?

We found this recipe a few years ago on allrecipes, and it is one of our favorites!  The pancakes never fail to be super fluffy and delicious {unless you accidentally grab the baking soda instead of the baking powder...ew...I may or may not have made that mistake once}.  

And no, in case you were wondering, three of these thick flapjacks are not always consumed by yours truly :).

Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons butter, melted

Combine the dry ingredients and subsequently add the milk, egg, and butter.  Stir until just combined...do not over-mix.  Pour onto heated pan, flip, and serve!

*Sometimes I add a teaspoon of vanilla, sometimes I don't.  Yum in the tum either way. 


I may or may not have added chocolate chips to mine, too...


PS:  We saw Inception last night.  Ummm....gooood.  I'm usually a light-hearted chick flick/comedy kind of girl...but yep, this was good.  


Friday, July 23, 2010

i love her.


So, I was planning on spilling some of my struggles in this post...having to do with Anniston's physical recovery from everything last year...it's been slow-feeling sometimes, but she really has come SO incredibly far.  BUT, in the middle of a couple of those just not quite right days, I was blessed and filled with encouragement from sweet friends.  Friends who love me as I am and who were empathetic enough to meet me where I was.  And, I would be remiss not to mention my sweet husband who is always willing to lend an ear {and at times a tissue}.  God is good, and this baby girl is healed...will not cease claiming that fact!

Well, I feel silly complaining about therapy and such when I take a step back and look at this little girl because you can plainly see that she is just fine!  OH, and did I fail to mention that she started scooting/belly crawling a few weeks ago?!!  It's still pretty tough with her right side how it has been, but she is oh so determined and motivated!  Just so I will remember and be thankful:  when she started to scoot on her belly, she was going sideways because she was primarily using her left arm.  She would push herself over her right arm but could not pull it back out.  WELL, only a week later, she was pulling her right arm out and shifting her weight back and forth to scoot!  So thankful.  It's happening...

On this particular day, she was acting so silly and cute.  Okay, so I guess she is like that every day to me.  She was modeling another sweet outfit from Aunt Pat in the top pic and a few others :).  Feel free to take a peek at those two, cute teeth as well.

She does this sometimes...scrunches up her nose and squints like she's trying to see something.  It cracks us up.  

Posing :).



Silly, sneaky grin.


I mean, she's pretty darn cute, isn't she?  Love her.


Sunday, July 18, 2010

pretty...


So, I'm sitting here looking at Etsy, and all I am seeing are these gorgeous bags!  And, most {almost all...not so much the last one} of these are fairly affordable.







Just a little eye candy...



Tuesday, July 13, 2010

the beach.


About a month later...I know, I know.


We were SUPER blessed to be able to go to the beach this year with both of our families {we missed Uncle Matt and Uncle Bryan who both had to work :(...}.  It was an amazing week with tons of new memories made.  And hey, when you've got both sets of Grandparents and an Aunt with you, you tend to get more free-time...win-win for all!














The diva in action:

Isn't this swimsuit SO cute?!  Stan's Aunt made this too!



Taking a picture of ourselves with Kix Brooks conveniently in the background :).  Silly, I know.  Wish we could have talked a little LaTech with the man, though...

Father's Day Eve...my dad and his girls.


We rode bikes everywhere!  It was so much fun.  Speaking of bikes, I think I'm getting a cruiser today...more on that later.

The Truman house!  {From The Truman Show.}






Came home on Father's Day...here is the daddy-daughter pic from the day.  Tired girl to say the least.  Maybe she was worn out from all the attention? :)

Needless to say, Anniston LOVED the beach.  It was a bit warm, and she stayed in the shade most of the time, but she loved the sand {tried to eat it}, playing in her raft, and feeling the salt water run through her toes.  Good times.

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Little did anyone know that this was Anniston's SECOND trip to the beach.  I took her last year with my parents when she was not even three months old!  We went after school started, so she wasn't around many people that time.  I think she liked it then too as the picture might suggest:


Last year.

This year...into everything!