Monday, December 29, 2008
1 lb ground beef
3 TBSP dehydrated chopped onions
1 15 oz can pinto beans-undrained
1 15 oz can corn-undrained
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1 4.5 oz can chopped chili's-undrained
1 envelope of your favorite Taco Seasoning
2 cups water
In a large kettle brown the ground beef and the chopped onion until no longer pink. Add the pinto beans, corn, diced tomatoes and chopped chili's (do not drain the water from the cans dump everything in don't be shy!). Add an envelope of taco seasoning and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 min. If the soup looks like it is too thick add more water.
If you would like you can add desired amount of grated cheese, and tortilla chips to your bowl
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Is is just me, or is she the cutiest kid you have ever seen?
Monday, December 15, 2008
Brian and I are not ready to have another child we have weighed the pros and cons of the issue and at this time we have decided it is not the right time.
1. Children are a blessing.
2. Babies are cute.
3. Tax deductible.
1.Internal organs are still recovering from Mindy, Josh and cryptosporidium.
2. Nine months in the womb. (see #1)
3. Gestational diabetes.
4. No cream soda and chocolate covered pretzels because of the diabetes. (see #3)
6. Feedings at all hours of the night.
7. X amount of years worth of diapers.
8. Joshua the Destroyer. (I can't take my eye of that boy!!!!!)
Now this does not mean that we are done and don't want anymore kids. This just means that I am not physically or mentally ready for another child.
For any of you that has ever had a child that gets into everything, you will understand that I cannot take care of an infant while making sure that Josh is not sitting on top of the refrigerator, swinging from the chandelier in the kitchen, or spilling a 10 lb bag of sugar on the floor because he wanted to play in the sand (and sugar looks like sand. Right?)
So for now the cons definitely out weigh the pros.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
So we return to December 4, 2008 (Happy Birthday MOM!) I took my newly prescribed medication and set up a different Dr. appt for 1:30 that afternoon because my leg was still bothering me. When I got to the Dr. office my blood pressure was too high and my heart rate was too fast and the bruise on my leg looked suspiciously like a possible blood clot, so my Dr. sent me to the hospital for an ultrasound of my leg and a chest x-ray. The tests were negative for blood clots, but the chest x-ray did show an inflammation of the lungs. The ER Dr. diagnosed me with Pleurisy. (I had never heard of it either but many famous people of the 1800 died of it, like Benjamin Franklin. Who knew?) The ER Dr. told me to go home and rest over the weekend and that I should be fine by Monday. WHATEVER!!! By Monday December 8, 2008 I was in such bad condition that my sweet, kind mother in law came to help me with the kids and stayed until about approximately 3PM.
Monday, November 24, 2008
He was acting funny about a week ago like maybe he had eaten something that he shouldn't have. He was sick to his stomach and was lazier than usual. I took him to the Vet and to my surprise it was not what I had expected. All of you that have a cat should know what I didn't.
Tiger was diagnosed with FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitits) it is fatal disease that effects only cat by the progression of the disease he was either born with it or was infected with it at the shelter. Animal shelters are were they usually get it but is very contagious and your cat can be infected by drinking out of an infected cats water dish, coming in contact with an infected cats liter box or just playing with an infected cat.
Right now he seems to be OK, he is on an oral antibiotic with is clearing up the infection in his intestinal tract. However he will always be sick he will never get better fluid will continue to fill his abdomen and then his lungs until it is difficult for him to breathe. We will at that time put him to sleep.
So my wish for this Christmas, when I look under my tree this is what I would like to see.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
As the song says "as he waved goodbye, saying don't you cry. I'll be back again someday."
Friday, November 7, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I can't wait to see her I will take a picture and post it asap!!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Mindy's first dance recital
So when it gets cold all I have to do is remember how warm is was sitting on the beach at Bear Lake.
Monday, October 6, 2008
For instance I take a ballet class one night a week with my friend Brenda. He plays basketball with the guys one night a week.
I collect Barbie dolls. ( I know nice jams)
He has a pet snake!
OK I admit it I like the snake.
Together we are super University of Utah fans, we like to browse through book stores, pet stores and museums.
We don't get out alone too often, however the Redbox at our local Wal-Mart has seen a lot of business.
We love each other more than when we were first married, He is my best friend and I his.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Taya had her birthday party at her house. Zippity Doo Da the clown painted all the kids faces, did magic tricks and made balloon animals. We had a great time! Thanks Taya for inviting us!!
A good time was had by all!!!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Yesterday my baby sister Katy and her husband Rob blessed thier first born!! Baby Kaden. We are so happy to welcome him into our family. He is so cute I just want to hold him, hug him and kiss his little cheeks!!
I love Katy, Rob and Kaden very much and am excited to watch thier little family grow.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Until last night he only had one fault. He wakes Brian up on the weekends at 6:00 am for his morning rubs (well I guess that is a fault in Brian's eyes). Last night Tiger felt that his litter box was not as clean as he would like it so he went wee wee on a blanket on my living room couch.
We are thankful for a product called Nature's Miracle Just for Cats. And because of Nature's Miracle it is a miracle the cat is still alive.
I love my cat very much! He sat at my bedside during the recovery from all of my surgeries. He really is a good cat!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Josh likes to wear Mindy's winter hat all the time. He is very proud of it! He has three different baseball caps: Cars, Batman and Superman. But he prefers to wear a stocking cap that make him look like a member of the Women's Olympic synchronized swim team!!