My sweet littles

My sweet littles

Cy and Lila

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Alisa Joy Photography...

Here are the rest of the photos that we selected from Cy and Ellie's shoot with Alisa Joy Palmer. She captured some adorable, candid moments of our sweet toddlers in action.
I'll start with a recap of my two favorites...

Cy's expression after showing off his jumping ability ;)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Fun with Joey...

Cy and Joey enjoyed some play time together this week, which provided a great opportunity for me to snap a few photos of these two cuties their last few weeks as only children before their baby sisters are born.
"Smile big, Joey!"

snacking on fresh garden tomatoes...

...and some Halloween treats from Mimi.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Lila's Baby Shower & 34 Week Sonogram Pics...

Our amazing friends and church family showered Lila and I with gifts on Sunday! The occasion was beautiful and our baby girl received so many fabulous things. Thank you, THANK YOU to everyone who has so very generously and thoughtfully helped us prepare for Lila's upcoming arrival! We are officially stocked with baby essentials and she will be dressed to impress! ;)

My sweet friends and shower these girls!
(L to R: Lacy Romero, Kagney Paden, Mitzi Christ, Stephanie Maupin & Cindy Heatwole)

Our family...all eagerly awaiting Lila's arrival.

A gift for Lila Grace from her big brother.

For those of you requesting a belly you go. Lila and I at 34 weeks.

Our sonographer was able to capture a couple of great 3D photos of Lila this morning, despite her cramped quarters. She weighs 4 lbs 14 oz (19%) and is doing well! Her induction date has now been moved up to November 23rd...less than a month to go!!!

Now that she has filled out a bit more, she looks more like her big brother...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fall Photos...

Cy and Ellie enjoyed Monday morning together at the Garden & Arts Center while Alisa Joy Palmer of Alisa Joy Photography captured all the fun. Here are a few sweet photos that she took of these cutie patootie cousins...pretty impressive since our very active toddlers were constantly on the move.

love, Love, LOVE this one...such a happy, handsome fella!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Busy Momma Recipe: Chicken Saltimbocca

One of Travis and my favorite meals is the Chicken Saltimbocca at Maggiano's. And all though, I will admit that this recipe isn't an exact replica, it's pretty darn good (& quick) for a home cooked version.

Chicken Saltimbocca

3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 thin slices prosciutto or deli ham, halved
8 fresh sage leaves
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 c. white wine
1/4 c. sour cream
1/2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. minced fresh sage

Cut slit lengthwise through the thickest part of each chicken breast (It's easiest to cut the chicken breast when it's slightly frozen); fill with prosciutto and 2 sage leaves. Sprinkle with salt & pepper.

In large skillet over medium heat, brown chicken in oil for 1-2 minutes on each side. Reduce heat to low; cover & cook for 8-10 minutes or until juices run clear. Remove & keep warm.

Add wine to the pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes or until slightly reduced. Stir in sour cream, sugar & minced sage; heat through (do not boil). Serve with chicken.

I served with brown rice and oven-roasted asparagus...yum!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Walkin' in High Cotton...

Cy and I spent some time this weekend with Gramps and Mimi; enjoying the Fall weather, Mimi's gorgeous flowers & of course, the abundance of Gramps' high cotton. Lots of happy farmers this harvest season...thank you, Lord!

Practicing his Indian call...

Gran & Pop also treated Cy to the Antique Tractor Show Saturday morning. Tractors galore...what more could a little boy want!