Friday, August 21, 2009

re-cap of this last week...

Boy oh boy have we been busy! Last Sunday we took Isabelle to Disneyland! We have season passes so we are going to try to go as much as possible. It's nice having them because we don't feel rushed to get on every ride. We took Isabelle on Snow White, Pinocchio, and Small World. Then while the grandparents rested with Iz, Ryan and I jumped on Pirates of the Caribbean. You can't go to Disneyland and not go on Pirates!! Other than those few rides, we got our pictures taken with Goofy and Minnie Mouse! I'm so excited for the years to come, and the joy our kids will experience at Disneyland!

The rest of the week has been crazy! This was my last week of summer school. Last night I took my Philosophy final and tomorrow I finish my Health class. You'd think that in summer school the professors would be laid back on the work load... yeah right! What was I thinking! At least I've made it through, and I'm that much closer to finishing. It's too bad the Fall semester starts this coming Monday! Yep... No break. I'm so close to finishing though! I can't give up now! In the fall semester I will be taking Chemistry (again... and I better get at least a B. This new professor should be a lot easier) and a Math class for Elementary School teachers. Hopefully it wont be too much of a work load.

I haven't cooked much this week because of school and stuff. I did make a big batch of Chichen noodle soup. Which I have to say, turned out amazing! I got a recipe from the foodnetwork.com, but I added a few ingredients to make it my own. The great thing about making soup is you can freeze half of the batch and use it another day! You know those days we DON'T feel like cooking! Well it's dinner already made and ready to eat. Heat and Serve! Today I'm making split pea soup at my husbands request. It's super easy, hearty, and oh so yummy!

Today is my mother in-laws birthday! Happy Birthday Linda!! We're going out to dinner tonight, but I'm not sure where yet.

This weekend should be nice. At the moment I can't remember what we're doing tomorrow. It seems like we have plans, but it's slipped my mind. hhmmm... I hate when this happens. Thank GOD for day planners =-) Sunday I'm supposed to get together with a friend from High School! I have seen her once in 10 years so I'm excited to reconnect. I feel like I'm getting a sinus infection though! Hopefully with lots of fluids and maybe some rest this weekend, It will pass.

Until next time... Have a great day!

Friday, August 14, 2009

T.G.I.F.

I love Fridays!! I don't have class for the rest of the week, and I get to see my husband more! Don't get me wrong, I still have a ton of things to do. I need to clean the house (which gets neglected during the week), do some homework, make a yummy dinner (new recipe), and somewhere in the day I'd like to take Isabelle to the pool.

Isabelle loves the water! She loves the pool, and she loves, loves, loves bath time. I still use the baby bath, but I want to get her a seat for the bath tub. She's almost sitting up like a big girl, so I think in the next few weeks she will be ready! We took her to the beach the other day... Didn't take her in California dirty water, but she loved the waves! I knew that going to the beach with a baby was going to be a little bit harder than just the two of us. Oh boy was I right! We had to take so much extra stuff... next time we have to take at least two extra people with us! I carried Isabelle, the diaper bag, and a blanket. Ryan carried two chair, the umbrella, and the ice chest. Poor guy! We both got a workout for sure! It was totally worth it though! So... anyone want to go to the beach? lol

Tonight I'm going to make Chicken Boudine by Paula Deen. I'm excited!! It sounds super yummy, and seems easy to make! I LOVE food!! I really want to make cheezy corn bread, but I don't think it will pair well with the Chichen Boudine. I'll have to save the corn bread for another night.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thursday August 13th 2009

Good Morning everyone! Last night felt like a never ending night. Isabelle went to sleep around 6:30pm. WOW right! Well she was awake at 8pm and then again at 11:30pm. She finally went back down around 1am. Needless to say, I'm so tired! It didn't help that our baby monitor was malfunctioning! It was kind of scary. I watched Ghost Hunters last night, so I kept thinking that a ghost was messing with the monitor lol. Funny now but scary last night! Then I had a bad dream about ghosts. There were two of them in our house. One was a teenage girl by our stairs, and the other was a man. The mind works in mysterious ways! I don't usually get scared of ghosts from the show I watch, but maybe all of that is changing... I don't like the white noise of the baby monitor! It will be nice when we don't have to use it anymore. How long do people usually use baby monitors by the way? Until they are out of the house lol =-)

I have class tonight and I'm so not looking forward to it! I really thought I was going to love Philosophy. This class isn't really Philosophy though, it's focus is on critical reasoning. I love to think things through and analyze stuff in my life, but I never realized how crazy some people can be. We seriously spend two hours of class on people arguing about stupid sentences. For example... Puff is black. All cats are black. So, Puff is a cat. I mean come on people! What is there to argue about! One more week. That's my motivation!

Next semester (which starts August 24th) will be more interesting. I'm taking Chemistry again, and a Math class on theories for teaching Elementary School. Once the Chemistry is complete, I can apply for the Nursing program!!

Do you guys watch the Noggin channel? Most of the shows are really cute, but Yo Gabba Gabba is a little strange!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Dinner and then Bed

So Isabelle is sleeping now. She didn't get a good nap from all of the action with the prunes... poor girl! She is usually alseep before 8pm. She's a great sleeper! She usually doesn't get up until 5am or so. After a bottle, she goes back to sleep for about two hours.

My Birthday dinner for my husband was a success! The "mama's lasagna" from the Neelys is soooo yummy! We shaired a bottle of wine and now it's time for Ghost Hunters! We look forward to Wednesdays! It's kind of like a mini date night. After Izzy goes to sleep, we eat a yummy homemade dinner (we take turns) and watch Ghost Hunters on SyFy. Why did they change their logo to SyFy?? I don't like it, but thats just my personal opinion.

Ok well good night world... Thanks for a great first day of blogging =-) See you in the morning

Note to self...

Dont feed Isabelle prunes, unless she hasn't pooped in a few days! I just changed the most explosive diaper! I should have known lol...

Wednesday August 12th 2009

I should be doing homework right now for my summer classes. I feel like this summer has flown by without me. I live in Sunny California, yet I've only gone to the beach once =-( I was taking a 5 week Chemistry class. What was I thinking? Way too much information in such a short period of time! I'm going to retake it in the Fall semester. Now I'm taking a Health class and a Philosophy class. The Health class is super easy, but time consuming! The Philosophy class is lame. It's not Philo 101... it's a critical reasoning class. It focuses on breaking down sentences and arguments. Next week is my last week, thank GOD.

My sweet baby girl is sleeping at the moment. I have to decide what to do first... Do I eat something, throw in a load of laundry, homework, or maybe take a little cat nap? Ok, I'm going to eat some left-overs from last nights dinner, and then I'm going to get started on my homework. When does the shower fit in here? Maybe during the next nap session. I need to go to the grocery store also.

So today is my husbands birthday!! He's 28 today. Yes ladies, I am older than him. Not by much however... 10 months I think =-) Well I'm going to make lasagna for dinner. He found the recipe on FoodNetwork.com. It's from the Neely's collection. We love the Food Network, and we love cooking together. Sometimes we print out recipes, and sometimes we create our own. I haven't explored baking yet. I mean I've made carrot cake a few times from scratch (my moms recipe and super yummy), and cookies here and there, but never really experimented. I'd like to explore the world of chocolate and all the things it can be used for.

I'll have to come back to this blog in a little while. Only about an hour left that my daughter will be sleeping =-)