Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Few of My Favorite Things

It's one of my favorite link ups Old School Blogging! Elaine teamed up with Krystyn to host this month's Favorite Things!

Sit down restaurant: Canyon Crest. Incredible food and this view! Some of my favorites: Elk sliders, seared salmon, veggie flatbread. Oh who am I kidding? I LOVE IT ALL!

Cookie: Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies warm from the oven. <<Baking is one of my least favorite tasks.

Bath product scent: Bath and Bodyworks use to have something that smelled like Peach Schnapps. Man I loved that! I love fruity or flowery (but not too flowery!) scents. Lavender and vanilla and pumpkin anything make me hurl!
Tv shows: We went without tv (just Netflix) for a few months and now we only have abut 6 channels and I forget to watch my shows since I cannot Tivo them. Some of my past favorites include: Parenthood, Modern Family, About a Boy and The Good Wife, & Mindy Project.
Flower/ Plant: Colorful wildflowers!

Bad-for-me snack: Loaded nachos, chips and dip, cheese and crackers, 
Magazine: Cooking Light AKA food porn. I love to cook but don't follow recipes which doesn't stop me from drooling over mouthwatering food. Sometimes I pretend to be  a foodie photographer.

Mouthwatering deliciousness


Aussie Lasagna


Sausage stuffed mushroomgasams 


 Dinner party perfection

Hobby (besides blogging): I work outside the home full time, go to school full time, have 3 kids, 2 turtles and a husband which leaves little time for hobbies. Sitting. Sitting still is my favorite. I love to read and be social. I bought myself a big girl camera last Christmas so I take many pictures.
Holiday: Usually Christmas but I am dreading it this year. It will be the first one without my mom and memories of last year are bittersweet as she started Hospice three days before.
Favorite thing to do for Girls Night Out:  Eat, drink, laugh & talk.
Favorite thing to do on a Date Night Out (yes, out because some people call it date night at home, and that’s not what I mean!): 

What are some of your favorite things?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday Listicles: Unforgettable

I debated about doing Listicles this week because it is such an emotional topic for me. Happiness+heartbreak.

UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS:

-Holding my mom's hand as she took her last breath

This


- Giving birth for the first time and Big Yankee shouting, "We have a son!"

-Holding my daughter for the first time. I'd ended up with an emergency c-section and the details of her birth are fuzzy.

-Being in a car accident on Christmas Eve, looking back at my children as our van spun out of control and thinking it might be our last moment.

- When my BFF told me she had cancer.


- When the doctor said, "This baby has TONS of hair  and it's a BOY!" Holding my last baby for the first time!