Tuesday, February 21, 2012


We watch a lot of NBA in our house... (not quite as much as we used to since we no longer have NBA TV and I vetoed adding channels to our package just to get that one.)  Lately all the talk has been about Jeremy Lin and the NY Knicks.  "Linsanity" is what they have becn calling it.  Basically, he was on a team last year and didn't play at all.  He was on a different team at the start of the season and got cut and then the Knicks picked him up and he has been playing really well.  Making game winning shots and scoring lots of points in every game.  Also, Kevin Durant scored over 50 points in his game last night - career high.  Why do I know all this?  I don't know.  Our TV is frequently on ESPN and my sweet husband enjoys talking about it. 

All that to say, I have a new favorite Basketball star thanks to Mamaw and Poppa's birthday present! 
I think he has major skills!  What do you think?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Birthday Party

We started off February with a great birthday party for Cole.  I always feel stressed when throwing a party and I want everything to be perfect and this one was the same way.  Even with everything not perfect it turned out great and Cole seemed to have fun.  He loves playing with his friends and cousins and he loved cake! I even tried out a few pinterest creations.  (nothing too fancy - i'm not super crafty).  We were so glad to have our families come up to visit and party with us.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Coleman

My sweet little baby is one year old today.  It's a little sad that my infant is turning into a toddler and fast.  He is so fun to be around.   He loves to play and play.  He loves to give kisses.  He is ALL BOY and on the move.  He loves to walk around and explore which means lots of bumps and bruises.  He is into everything but he also understands when I tell him no and don't touch.  MOST of the time he listens and obeys but he does test his limits often.  He is such a sweet boy and loves to laugh.  He absolutely adores his daddy and loves it when Ray comes home from work. 

I love being your mama sweet Coleman.  You make my heart smile everyday!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Roast Chicken

I had never bought a whole chicken until a few months ago. It really grossed me out to handle a chicken and have to pull the giblets out of the middle.  yuck.  BUT,  I bought one thinking that a recipe I had seen on my friend Laurin's blog called for a whole chicken.  I came home only to read that she used bone-in skin on chicken BREASTS! Well, I figured I had to cook it since I bought it so I looked online. and decided to use this recipe/video to make a roast chicken

Tonight was the 3rd time I've made it and it was great.  It was the first time that I read the tips at the bottom that said to "let the chicken rest for 10-15 minutes"  I had not done that the previous 2 times I had cooked it.  So after about 7 minutes there was chicken juice all over the cutting board and dripping all over the floor.  gross.  BUT it did make for a much better chicken.  Ray said it was the best one.

SO 3rd times the charm..

I used the recipe almost exactly.  I didn't put in the garlic (only because I rarely get whole clove garlic). and I cut up an onion and stuffed it inside the chicken along with the thyme and spices.  I also threw in carrots with the potatoes and they were tasty!

I forgot to take a picture after everything was roasted... but here are some before.


I purchased these Pediped shoes for Cole several months ago.  They are great.  They've lasted a long time and I really think they are great for learning to walk.  He can walk in these shoes much better than any other shoes we have. 

Well, today I could only find 1 shoe.  I searched everywhere in our house and could not find the other.  I was so mad because the shoes are pretty pricey and they still fit.  I then remembered that last night Ray took the trash out and he also took this big box with paper and other trash in it that we had sitting out.  I also remembered that Cole would pick up things and put them in the box.  I immediately knew it was in the apartment dumpster.  Ray sweetly volunteered to go look and see if he could see the box in the dumpster.  (It was raining too - that's how sweet he is!)  He came back 5 minutes later with the shoe!!!  He said the box was right on top and the shoe was right in it.  He also said he may or may not have had his legs dangling out of the side of the dumpster.  I would love to have a picture of that!!