Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mini Thanksgiving

My old small group from high school got together tonight for a mini thanksgiving.
oh how I love thanksgiving!
stuffing and turkey and mashed potatoes!

Eden was pretty excited too because her best friend Addison was there. I didn't really get very many "good" pictures but I did get some cute ones of the little girlies.

This picture completely explains Eden and Addie's relationship. Eden loves Addison. Addison is annoyed. :)

Eden says "oooh! nice hat!"

"give it to me. best friends share everything!"

that's all for today!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Best Roast You'll Ever Eat

Three posts in one day???
man I need a life... but I just had to post this after having a bowl of my famous roast... mmmMMMMmmm

I don't usually like to share my recipes. (because I'm weird like that) buuuut since I really don't think anyone reads this thing I will share this one (especially since if you do read this silly ol' thing you deserve to get something out of it right?) my grandma (aren't grandmothers always the best cooks?) gave me this recipe. I played with it a few times until I got it just the way I wanted it. And wouldn't you know everyone that tries it says it's the best they've ever had.

Alright first thing you need to do is melt 1 1/2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat
sprinkle both sides of roast (I like the chuck roast) with salt, pepper, and a little garlic salt
sear both sides of roast in frying pan (this locks in all the juices and keeps it nice and moist) then transfer the roast and all those yummy juices from the bottom of the pan into your crock pot.
next add two cans cream of mushroom soup and about 1 1/2 cans full of water to the crock pot
add some chopped carrots, red potatoes, yellow onion, and celery
cook on low for 8-12 hours the longer you cook it the more tender that roast gets! and the more delicious!

about half way through cooking I like to add some fresh sliced baby bella mushrooms because I put mushrooms in just about everything :)

so there you have it! soooo easy and seriously the best roast you'll ever eat!

Children Children

I love babies, toddlers, and kids
they are so fun and candid

Baby Eden (who is of course the cutest baby ever!)

Addie (Eden's best pal!) pst.. her super cute hat can be found at little dandelion studio (check my links)

Elias Otis

Baby Levi

Mr. Mason

Summer.. oh I took so many pictures of this little beauty it was hard to choose just one. She is honestly one of the most beautiful children I have ever seen

Suddenly My Life Doesn't Seem Such A Waste

Eden Grace Delaney was born on April 9th
She is such a little angel (most days)
She is crawling all over. She says Mamamama. She has two teeth. She pulls herself up on everything. She loves ice cream.

This is my little beetle-juice's first seven months of life (crazy how someone I have known for such a short amount of time has completely stolen all of my heart)

Check out all that hair!!!

My sister in law Jess made this adorable purple hat for Eden. And she just loves it! :)

Monday, November 16, 2009


Eli's 2nd birthday....

even though it was in June I feel the need to share these pictures

It was such a beautiful day and there were so many adorable children. It was Baby Eden's (as her big cousin Eli refers to her) very first outing. I think she enjoyed it almost as much as I did :)

Here is the Root of the Root

Just to catch you up on a few things-

I had a baby
Hannah got engaged
Elias turned two
Dylan and Kellie had a wedding