Friday, December 14, 2012

Cameron's 2nd Birthday!

For Cameron's 2nd birthday, we had a mustache party!
It was so much fun!
Thanks to my silhouette, I was able to cut out many mustaches without a lot of work, which I really appreciated.

I can't believe my boy is two. He amazes us everyday with how fast he learns and how observant he is.
He is a sweet boy who loves hugs and kisses and even though we have our rough moments, we still love every minute with him.
He is doing great with both Spanish and English as well as Sign Language.
We use sign as a base language between the two languages so he knows that the words mean the same thing. It's working really well for us so that now when I ask him in English what a word is in Spanish he can tell me. Not all words, obviously, but a lot.
We are so impressed with how well he is picking it up.

Enjoy the pictures of his special day!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Rose Garden

Monday, October 15, 2012

Fall in Boise

The thing I miss most about my hometown is the seasons.
We don't get a lot of them here in Phoenix.
I recently had a trip up to Boise for the blessing of my sweet new nephew and I had to get some photos of the awesome changing leaves.
Aren't they beautiful!?


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Life lately.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Cameron at 1 year

Do not judge me for just getting these pictures taken.
Technically, he's still one.
When I look back, I probably won't even remember what age he was anyway just that the pictures show how much he has grown!

This little boy is so full of personality! 

I plan on continuing into his second year also and maybe like up to five or ten if I'm really feeling it. Pretty soon, he wont fit on this blanket....

Monday, September 3, 2012


My sister-in-law Candace recently shared with me a recipe for some amazing biscuits. Like so amazing, you should stop whatever you are doing and make them right now! 

The recipe is from Paula Dean. You can find the Original HERE.

Candace calls them "Sister Wife Biscuits" because Paula is her wanna-be sister wife. haha

“Sister Wife Biscuits” (Cream Biscuits)

2 cups self-rising flour, plus more for dusting
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, and cream until the dough forms a ball. Turn the dough out onto a surface dusted with additional flour. Fold the dough in 1/2 and knead 5 to 7 times, adding just enough flour to keep dough from sticking to your hands. Gently roll out dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Using a 3-inch biscuit cutter coated with flour, cut dough into biscuits.* Place on baking sheet coated with cooking spray, leaving at least 1-inch between each biscuit. Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

When rolling out your dough, roll it thin, like 1/4-inch. Then fold it in half and roll again lightly. Cut and bake. When your biscuits are done, they pull apart perfectly with no cutting or crumbling. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Cameroni in a corn field.

I can't believe my baby boy is almost two!!
It boggles my mind everyday. How can he be getting so big??
He continues to amaze us with how much he can do and figure out all on his own.
I'm thinking he'll be a rocket scientist, or engineer, or president, or time machine builder.
You know, any of those would do.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Birthday Cake

We had a surprise birthday party for my mother-in-law a while back and I made this cake. 
It was really fun to make plus, it was delicious!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cameron in a field

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Baked Spaghetti

One benefit of pinterest in this house is that it inspires me to be a better wife.
I love spaghetti but I wanted something a little more than my usual. 
When I found this recipe, I knew it was for me!
The photo is how mine turned out.

Here is the recipe I used (altered to fit my taste. HERE is the original)

Baked Parmesan Spaghetti
serves 4-6
1/2 pound spaghetti
1/2 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/4 pounds ground beef
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
5 fresh basil leaves, chopped
2 cups of your favorite pasta sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep water to boil for pasta. I cooked a spaghetti with a 10-minute cooking time for 7 minutes since it was going in the oven.
Heat a skillet on medium heat and add olive oil. Add onions with a sprinkle of salt and pepper and saute until soft, about 5-6 minutes. Add garlic and stir for another minute. Add ground beef to skillet along with the salt and pepper. Cook and drain.
Stir in one cup of pasta sauce and the chopped fresh basil. Mix to combine, then add in pasta and toss. Spray a 9×13 baking dish (or baking dish of your choice) with non-stick spray. Add half of the spaghetti mixture to the dish, then top with 1/2 cup pasta sauce and half of each cheese. Add the remaining spaghetti and top with the rest of the sauce and cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese is golden brown and bubbly.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Chocolate Festival

A few nights ago we went with some friends to a chocolate festival.
It was deliciously fun. I only wish there were more interesting things to try.
Other than that, the chocolate was super yummy and the company was really fun!