Thursday, May 31, 2012

ruffle pants for women

Are these allowed??

I have always loved these big, fluffy pants on little girls, but the other day I saw a woman wearing these...and I must admit, I kind of like them.

They just look so comfy and flowy and light.  That is what I am into these days!  And easy!

They were like a jersey material, not stiff.  And, they were longer on the lady I saw.

So, are they allowed?  For ladies??

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


The first pictures are from a little friend's birthday party Easter Egg Hunt...actually we went to two of these.  Fun!  Anniston loooved looking for eggs this year.  We spent many days in the backyard hunting :).

She LOVED the Easter bunny too...surprised me :).  I think what she loved more was the attention she received for loving her ...all the "oohs" and "ahhs".  (She was also able to hold a real bunny and did not want to give him back.)

 Charlotte wearing Anniston's first Easter dress.

 Then on Easter morning, we were able to celebrate with Stan's sweet parents.  Charlotte was blowing bubbles ha.

 Hard to get everyone looking and smiling at the same time :).

I love these girls.

So thankful that Easter is not just about pretty dresses and smiles and hunting eggs...even though I love all of those traditions as well!  Thank you Jesus for who you are.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

oh my...time flies...

I really don't want to be the person who doesn't blog for forever and then comes back and writes a sentence like I am composing at the moment, saying sorry it has been so long.  I have been that person way too often!  I love staying in touch with everyone, and I intend to continue doing so.  Life has just been busy!

To prove that I am serious about updating this site here, I am committing to post every day for the next week.  It may be short with one or no pictures, but I am going to do it.

Today, I finished going through some magazines that needed to be thrown away.  The first time I read a magazine, I typically turn down pages for recipes, decorating ideas, etc, so today while going back to those particular pages to see if they were still worth tearing out, I found this gem in Southern Living.  It was SO good.  Here is the recipe:

Squash Casserole 

4 pounds yellow squash, sliced
  • large sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) freshly shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups soft, fresh breadcrumbs, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups (5 oz.) freshly shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup crushed French fried onions
1.  Preheat oven to 350°. Cook yellow squash and sweet onion in boiling water to cover in a Dutch oven 8 minutes or just until vegetables are tender; drain squash mixture well.  
  1. 2.  Combine squash mixture, freshly shredded Cheddar cheese, next 5 ingredients, 1 cup breadcrumbs, and 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Spoon into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
  2. 3. Stir together melted butter, French fried onions, and remaining 1 cup breadcrumbs and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over squash mixture.
  3. 4. Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes or until set.

*I used Italian breadcrumbs because that was all I had, so I did not add any basil.  I liked the flavor of these breadcrumbs and would probably not use the regular kind when I make it again.  

Hope you all are doing well :).