Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
So we've been having tons of fun at the Neilson house lately. Baby has been entertaining us all day long. First of all, last night baby slept from 8:30 till 7:00! Rejoice in your rejoicing! So I went in at 7:00 to unwrap her from her baby straight jacket, she smiled, giggled, and tooted as I lovingly unraveled her layers, turned on some music and gave her something to play with. She played in her crib until 7:45 when we went in to get her for the morning. (If you want to join us in all our sleeping glory buy 12 hours of sleep by twelve weeks old, it's an awesome book) So while Rob and I were hanging out waiting for 7:45 to go get her, she was having a grand old time talking 100 miles a minute to Hugo (her dog) and Gajah (her elephant). I wish I had a sound byte of what we heard. We were cracking up. Anyway, things have just been so fun and so bittersweet as we watch her grow. Her newest accomplishment is, yes you guessed it, ROLLING! I can't believe how excited I got as I watched her roll over during tummy time today. I don't know what came over me but I was squealing with elation, jumping up and down, followed quickly by an assault of kissing. Baby was just as excited as I was, not about rolling over because I'm pretty sure she was thinking what the...just happened?...but my reaction to something she did made her ecstatic. So from giggling and talking, rolling over, constantly grabbing her feet and eating her hands, attacking her animal friends when the get anywhere near her mouth, and sleeping through the night...this is definitely my favorite age yet.
Friday, September 19, 2008
More pics of my little cutie. I'm excited that she can sort of wear big girl clothes. We got these 0-3 month jeans on loan (thanks ashley) and the top is a sagging 3-6 month. It's really amazing. Certainly these 0-3 month pants are better than her 3-6 months but still when I pick her up they almost fall off her little non-existant belly. Our little teeny weeny. Well, we can't get enough of her so come over and visit because I'm sure she's had enough of us! Xoxo... PS - How do you make an orange laugh?
Monday, September 15, 2008
So I'll admit SNL has taken a dive since...well, like 1998. Not to say that this is any sort of a comeback because don't get too excited, this isn't that funny, but when I saw a still frame of this I seriously thought it was Sarah Palin. So I guess good work Tina Fey...for looking like someone you could make fun of. Haha, it is pretty funny.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Means by which I will accomplish this: P90X Extreme complete body ripping program.
Motivation: I want to look better and feel better. Saying that having a baby is hard on your body is an understatement. Having a baby destroys your body! Don't get me wrong I wouldn't take it back for anything, but it's time to do something about it. I've been talking about this for months and I'm finally doing it. There are lots of work out programs out there that promise in only 5 minutes a day you can have the body you've always wanted! Right...P90X takes a harsher but more honest approach. They tell you this is going to be the hardest thing you've ever put your body through and that you must be very dedicated. But don't you find that the things most worth having are never easy? Well, I'm going for it and I'm determined to get results. By the end of this year you're going to see me on an infomercial with boths legs in one side of my pants! :) K, so it might not be that drastic but I did take some before pictures and believe me if I wasn't motivated before, I most certainly am now! If I'm brave enough, when I'm done with the program I'll post them. I know by posting this I'm putting myself in a tough position. It's like when you tell everyone you're going to quit smoking. Everytime I see someone they'll ask me how it's going and be looking me up and down for results. That's what I want. I need as many people to keep me in line as possible. So bye bye size 10, hello size 26 Rockin Republics.
A wall of books, everywhere else windows, a piano, and beautiful architechure...what else do you need? Well, maybe an oversized ridiculously comfortable sofa but...it's pretty much perfect. Look how the bookshelves are pretty much just an extension of the ceiling. Loooove it. I need a room like this in my house someday.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Place I've Traveled:
Place I'd Like to Travel:
Town I was Born:
City I Live Now:
My First Job:
My Screen Name:
My First Name:
My Middle Name:
My Last Name:
My Grandmother's Name:
My College Degree:
What I'm Doing Right Now:
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup finely chopped almonds
3/4 cup finely chopped vanilla wafers
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 1/2 lbs cream cheese
1 1/3 cups sugar
5 large eggs
16 ounces sour cream
1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1. Mix all nuts and vanilla wafer crumbs with melted butter and press into a 9 inch buttered springform pan, trying to line the sides as much as possible about 1 1/2" up the sides of the pan, set aside.
Cheesecake Directions: (follow precisely or you'll get lumps my dears!)
1. All the filling ingredients should be at room temperature.
2. Beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy with an electric mixer set on low (keep the setting at low during the entire mixing process).
3. Add the sugar a little at a time and continue beating until creamy.
4. Add one egg at a time and beat after each egg.
5. Add flour, vanilla and lemon juice, mix well.
6. Add the sour cream and beat well.
7. Pour cream cheese mixture into the springform pan.
8. Place on the top rack in the middle of a 325 degrees preheated oven for 1 hr and 15 mins.
9. When time is up, prop open oven door and leave in oven for 1 hr.
10. Remove from oven and let cool then refrigerate for 24 hours.
Remember this important tip : A cheesecake should season. The wait is worth it. The flavor ripens and becomes enriched.
BTW Dareth if you wanted cheesecake more on the funky side I have that too.
Good luck to all, bring me samples of your results!
Robbie for this:
A Hearty Little Meal To Robbies Liking...and Martinelli's To Mine!
So here we are, it's been two years, and we are so blessed. Between our first baby, first home, and so many other new adventures, we've gone through a lot together. I do have to say that there is no on else I could've or would've wanted to experience it all with. When Robbie and I first started dating it was a little rocky...not exactly love at first sight. We even had to break up to get it right. When we got engaged I still couldn't completely imagine the life we were going to have. However, once we got married our relationship came full circle and I felt at that moment we were really one and I could feel a tangible change in Rob's countenance towards me immediately. It took that final commitment of being sealed in the temple to give of ourselves completely and at that moment I was sure I could do anything with this amazing man beside me. It has proven true and I can't wait to spend two more years towards eternity with you my dear.