Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Alissa's Baby Shower

On Sunday my friend Alissa had her baby shower. She is scheduled to have her little boy the second week in October. I'm so excited to meet him!!! She looked beautiful at her shower and got lots of great gifts. Here's a picture of "the girls" with the mama-to-be and the cute cake that Alissa's stepmom got from Mrs. T's in Bremen.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Lake Sweetwater

DJ and I went to my aunt and uncle's lake house south of Indianapolis this weekend. The house is on Lake Sweetwater, which is a quiet and relaxing little lake with beautiful houses and great views. There was no t.v., no work, no was great! I feel so rested. Thanks bill and Marnie for an awesome weekend. You have a wonderful family. I hope someday our kids will be as great and funny as yours. My favorites from the weekend.

  • Carlee singing the song
  • Playing Go Fish with Little Trace
  • R&R
  • Ann & Marnie singing Turn The Page while Billy played the guitar (pretty well too!)
  • Kendall's sense of humor

Thanks again you guys! It was so nice to spend the weekend with family - we don't get to do it very often and we so enjoyed it.

Here are some pictures:

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

New Recipe

So I'm trying to cut back on carbs after our teacher/personal trainer Patti told me not to have carbs for dinner and to eat nothing after 7:30 p.m. Well, we usually eat dinner around 9, so I have to try the no carbs part at least! I made this chicken and broccoli casserole for dinner last night and it was good! Next time I make it, I'll bake it covered with foil so that the cheese doesn't get so brown.

Chicken & Broccoli Casserole


1 C. real mayonnaise
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 pt. heavy cream (I substituted a 1/2 C. of Skim Milk and 2 Tbsp. Sour Cream for this)
2 C. fresh broccoli
Lots of cooked
chicken in chunks (About 4-5 breasts)
2 Tbs. lemon juice (I didn't use any of this)
2 C. shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp. garlic (can be omitted)
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 chicken bouillon cubes

Line a 9x13 dish with broccoli, place chunked chicken on top. In a saucepan, place cream cheese, mayonnaise, cream, lemon juice, garlic, pepper, and bouillon cubes. Turn on low heat and stir until cream cheese melts and is mixed. Pour sauce over chicken. Top with cheddar cheese. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees (cheese may get brown, check at 45 minutes).

Friday, August 1, 2008

The Party

DJ and I had so much fun throwing a surprise engagement party for Justin & Heidi at our house last Friday. Congrats again!
Here are some fun pictures from that night...

The Rock
We signed this picture for them

Kayla, Zowie & Seth

The Happy Couple Arriving

The Girls

The Cupcake Cake