Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Happy Days

We are now in our new house and loving it. We've got a lot of work to do to make it really feel like our home, but we are working on it. We've got rooms to paint and furniture to buy but we will get it done eventually.

In between moving and working on the house, we've been having lots of fun too. I took Katelyn to a splash park with a friend and her son. Of course, she loved it because she absolutely loves water. It was a bit cold, but she played hard anyway.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Moving on...

A lot has occured since my last post. We were waiting on our house to sell, and it did! It took just about 3 weeks...what a miracle! The buyers paid cash and wanted our house in just a week, so we had to move out rather quickly. We are now living at my parent's house and are just waiting for the closing on our new house. If all goes as planned, we should be moving in at the end of the month. I can't wait. I looove my new house!

Meanwhile, Katelyn is just growing and growing and learning new words every day. Her new thing is to say bye to someone or something and then say "see ya". It's just so cute. She can say more names of family members now. Along with mama and daddy, she says PawPaw, Mimi, Coco (Cody, ha), Juju (Julia), and NayNay. She can say and point to her eyes, nose and hair. She says shoes, outside, slide, bed, peas, bread, please, kitty, and more. I'm so excited when she says little sentences like, "Bye Mama." and  "I got it!". Love my little girl!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Weight and House Buying Update

I went to WW this morning instead of Thursday evening. We were looking at homes in Lumberton on Thursday. And oh my were we disappointed. The houses we looked at weren't what we were hoping for.

Anyway, I lost 3.6 lbs. this week!!! Yay. That's a grand total of 6.8 in three weeks.

I am excited, however, about a house we found in Beaumont. It is absolutely beautiful! Right now, we are in a waiting game. We really would like to sell our house to be able to purchase a house. Two house notes would not be my idea of fun. So I am just praying that if this is meant to be, then we will sell ours soon. So now we wait, patiently, of course...ha.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

New Developments

I went to my WW meeting today at noon. Justin couldn't go because of work, but lucky me, I had jury duty and got dismissed at 10:45!! So I had the rest of the day off. I went to the grocery store to stock up on meals for the weekend and stopped by WW to weigh. I lost 1.6 lbs, again. This brings me to a grand total of 3.2 lbs so far in two weeks. It's a start.

In other news....we've put our townhouse up for sale!!! We are excited and nervous, but taking it one day at a time. We aren't in a hurry to sell because we haven't found a house we want to buy yet, but I believe it will all work itself out. We were supposed to go look at some houses with a realtor tonight, but it looks like icy weather will keep us at home instead.

We are definitely outgrowing our little place and need to move, but it's bittersweet thinking about leaving. We have lots of memories from our 5 years of living here. I will always love my first little house....tear.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Recipe Update

So the pan-fried flounder (or tilapia, since H.E.B. didn't have flounder) was just ok. I won't make it again. I am usually disappointed when I make fish for dinner. I absolutely looove it when we eat out, but I usually don't like it when I make it at home. I guess it might be better if I wasn't trying to make it so healthy. Oh well, I guess I need more fish recipes.

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Both of these are on our menu this week.

Crispy Chicken
5 WWPointsPlus, 4 servings

4 (4 oz) skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1/4 cup fat free Ranch dressing
1/2 cup cornflakes, crushed (They have this at the store already crushed. It's on the baking isle.)
spices of choice (parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, etc.)
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350.
Mix spices, salk, and cornflakes in a bowl and set aside.
Dip chicken in Ranch dressing. Roll chicken in cornflake mixture.
Cook chicken until done, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Chicken Tetrazzini
6 WWPointsPlus, 6 servings

8 ounces cooked chicken, chopped
3 cups cooked spaghetti
3 oz. Mexican-flavor Velveeta, diced small
1 (10 oz) can fat-free cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray. Combine all ingredients and pour into baking dish. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly.

Plus I plan on making the Pan-Fried Flounder this week. Mmmmm...I'm hungry!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

17 1/2 months...Time is flying by!

Every time I look up, the calendar gets closer to the 11th. August 11th is Katelyn's birthday and it just seems like the months just roll by so quickly. She is really becoming such a fun little kid. I can't believe how grown up she acts sometimes.
Here are the things Katelyn can say:

hi, bye bye, mama, go, I go, ready go (re-ey go), duck, juice, cold, bed (bay), baloon (ba-oon), shoes, no, hey, yeehaw, wee, and some others I can't think of right now.

There are a few other words that she just makes a certain sound for, but we know what she means such as,
bath (ba), paci (pee) :), blankie (bee), Mickey (key)

Here is a great picture of her at the park swinging.