Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Here is a pic of the favorite girls and I at my little 23rd birthday celebration.
Monday, March 23, 2009
It was a hard decision, pay deductible and get my car fixed or bite the bullet and just get a new one, but we decided to bite... it will be tight till we get Luke's car paid for but hopefully that can happen in a year or so!
I did not have time to take pics yet, but I will try to this week, it is going in for two days to get my sunroof installed this week!
Thanks for all your support, yes when it rains it does pour but hopefully the sunshine will start soon and create a rainbow for summer for all the mess we have had during the downpour!
Hopefully we will find out soon about Boomer's situation.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
I really like a Camry I found and an Altima, any reviews on either?
Thursday, March 19, 2009
1/2lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef (ours was frozen in 1 lb bags so I used a whole pound)
1large sweet onion, chopped (1 cup)
2cloves garlic, finely chopped
1medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1can (15 oz) organic tomato sauce
1can (14.5 oz) organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained
2teaspoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
1/4teaspoon coarse (kosher or sea) salt
3/4cup shredded mozzarella cheese (3 oz)
1.Heat oven to 375°F. Cook and drain pasta as directed on box.
2.Meanwhile, spray 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked.
3.Stir zucchini into beef mixture; cook 2 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce, tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper. Heat to boiling. Add drained pasta; toss to coat. Spread in baking dish.
4.Cover dish tightly with foil; bake 20 minutes. Remove foil; sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered about 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
1 tablespoon cooking oil1 pound lean ground chicken
1 (19-ounce) can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
1 cup finely chopped onion 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sun-dried tomato pesto 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 (14-ounce) can of diced tomatoes (with juice) 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups chopped red pepper 1 cup finely chopped zucchini (with peel)
Heat cooking oil in large frying pan on medium. Add ground chicken. Scramble-fry for 5 to 10 minutes until no longer pink. Drain. Transfer to 3 1/2 to 4 quart slow cooker.
Add chickpeas, onion and first amount of salt. Stir.
Stir pesto into flour in small bowl until smooth. Add next 4 ingredients. Stir well. Pour over chicken mixture. Stir well. Cover. Cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours or on High for 4 to 5 hours.
Add red pepper and zucchini. Stir. Cover. Cook on High for 30 to 45 minutes until red pepper is tender-crisp....
Make Ahead: The night before, chop vegetables. Chill overnight in separate covered bowls. Scramble-fry ground chicken until no longer pink. Drain. Chill overnight in separate covered bowl. Assemble and cook as directed.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Luke picked him up yesterday after work around 6 and talked to the doctor, the doctor was very pleased with the surgery and said Boomer did good. He was on a lot of pain killers so he was very wobbly.
If you know Boomer you know he is a very active dog, so not being able to walk so well was very weird for him, he still tried to jump a little, which is hard when your hind legs don't work!
They shaved a patch on his lil arm where his iv's were, and shaved his butt a little. He also had very greasy watery eyes, we think they put something over them to help him sleep???
My friend Michelle came over to hang out on the deck with all of us and then we all went in to watch idol... Boomer was very antsy all night which was hard since all we wanted him to do way lie down. We all finally went to bed and relaxed later that night.
I woke up at 4 am with Boomer crying/ whining so I got up to see if he wanted to go outside, Ohh boy did he, all those IV fluids must of built up!
When the alarm went off at 5:30 and Boomer was all snuggled in next to me after a very long previous day the last thing I wanted to do was get up and go to work.
But yes I am here surprisingly!
Thank you for all the well wishes and support for Boomer... Him Luke and I all appreciate it, now lets keep hoping for good results from the lab work in 5-6 days!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Then I gave him kisses and a hug and said good bye.
The last time I had to leave him there all day it was so unexpected I thought he was just going in to get checked out so I was much more upset, but I prepared myself for today and only cried a little when I left.
Okay, I just got the call at 11:30, the same nurse I like called me.... Boomer is out of surgery and is doing good. He is still sleeping, has the catheter in, and has 2 iv's in one is helping him with thirst and hunger. They took out the lump and said it was the size of a marble and they will send it away to the lab for testing. We will get results from the lump in 5-6 days. She said we are okay to pick him up today after work, and I am sure we will have many more questions about his recovery then but for now we are just happy our lil man is resting and getting better.
I hope he is not too scared or sore when he wakes up. I cant wait to hold him and hug him tonight!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
But lately I am sick of all the shows... Greys and Private Practice used to be some of our favorites and I feel like even these are getting a little annoying.
Does anyone know when the finales are and when the shows go on hiatus? Because when this happens it means that our cable series shows will be new again... Entourage, Weeds, and Californication, does anyone know when these will be premiering again.
Thanks! Hope everyone has a great weekend.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Ok so you are my Uncle... lets have a stare off!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
- the dreaded rental property- No it is not sold... :( But Luke worked his booty off to get it all in tip top shape, we signed a lease to own with someone, basically this means they are responsible for paying the mortgage to us and they can find renters if they want. At least we have the mortgage each month... if they pay.
- My Nana- She is still recovery at home from her heart surgery, it has been a rough road to recovery and it seems the surgery had a major effect on her mentally as well, but she is getting better, moving around, and hopefully for the most part keeping an upbeat attitude.
-Luke's new Job- Luke started his new job at citigroup! He is in week 3 of 4 of training right now and is getting tired of the training but we think he will like the position and the company. They do fun things like you can pay 20 bucks to a charity for a month and wear jeans all month, I think Luke will be taking advantage of this! Luke is also still selling insurance on the side, he makes commissions on this so we are hoping it will bring in a little extra spending cash! Let us know if you need a quote!
- Boom Boom- He is doing good at taking all of his medicines, we found the genius trick... Cheese! We go back to the dr. Wednesday afternoon to do an exam and see if the bump is gone... Please let it be gone!
- Bennett Gregory- My new nephew... LOVE HIM!!! He is amazing, and there is just something about being in the next room while your sister gives birth. I am sure it will be so much fun watching him grow up and I hope he will have some more little cousins eventually ;) Crystal and Bennett went home Saturday and they are both doing great, just at home adjusting to everyday life.
- Me- ha ha... since all the updates were about other people I thought I would say something I have been up to in my free time... We recently changed all the lighting fixtures on the main floor of our house, the old ones were the brass color and we changed them to bronze. We have on order a new kitchen table and I have been decorating and finishing my masterpiece: the wine room aka the dining room :)
I am also in the process of hopefully booking us a vacation for November, It will be much needed! We are thinking of going to the palace resorts in Mexico, where we were with my family when we got engaged... here is a pic from the trip!
Now I have to stop on projects for a while till we have more money!