Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday Favorites 12/20/2017

Happy Friday friends!!

I'm linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea for Friday Favorites!


Did you check out our family pictures?
Doing pictures every year is one of my favorite things! 

Look how much they have grown in a year!!


My boys love to get dirty! It is their favorite!

Speaking of boys.....

The new Mickey and The Roadster Racers is their new favorite! Anyone else's kids love this show? They've been waiting for this show for months!!

Fisher is loving school!! He doesn't love drop off, but he has a great time the rest of the day. When I picked him up on Thursday he was sound asleep!

Oh sweet baby! He is my favorite!

Happy weekend friends!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Family Pictures 2016

This fall we had our family pictures taken by Lindsey Cotton. 

We started taking pictures with Lindsey in summer of 2008 when she took our engagement photos! You can see our family pictures from 2015 here. I love having yearly record of our boys growing up!  

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

2017 GOALS

Happy Wednesday friends!! Today I'm linking up with Shay and Erika for Workin' It Wednesdays! We are kicking off this link up today by talking about our New Year's goals!

I'm not one for making resolutions but I'm totally great with setting some goals for the year!


Our big family goal for this year is to memorize more scripture. I grabbed these awesome kid friendly verse cards from Father of Joy Designs. They are bright and colorful and the verses are simple enough for my kids to learn too. 

I put our cards on an easel in our kitchen because we spend a lot of time as a family in our kitchen. Everytime I see it I ask Baker to repeat it to me. It's pretty simple and we are just incorporating it into a daily routine. 

We are kicking off our year with James 1:17 - Every good and perfect gift is from above. 

Obviously we won't be able to memorize all 52 verses this year because my kids are 2 and 3! But my goal is 12 verses for my kids! 


Go camping as a family. 

Austin is an Eagle Scout and loves the great outdoors. We decided our kids are old enough this year to conquer camping. (I hope!) 

 We are planning a trip to Big Bend National Park this spring. I am talking real tent camping!! I've been doing a lot of research but we would appreciate any tips you have for camping with young kids! 


Read more books. 

I find myself playing on my phone way more than I would like. I love to read, but I hate spending money on books. (I was raised by a librarian!) So my goal this year is to visit the library more and read!! 

I've already kicked off 2017 by reading 5 books! I read the Debbie Macomber Rose Harbor series if you are looking for a new book. 

 I could probably keep going but I'm going to stop at 3 goals for now!! 

happy Wednesday friends! 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Meals for Friends -Winter Recipes

This week I'm taking a meal to one of my friends who just had her first baby!! When I started to brainstorm what I would bring her, I thought you might want to see my favorite recipes too! These are my favorite winter recipes to make for friends. 

I love casseroles or anything that I can take in a container that doesn't have to be returned. The last thing you want your friends doing is washing and returning your dishes. Pair a casserole with a bag of salad and you are all set for a fabulous meal. 

I like to cheat and use a store bought crust! 

I always double this recipe when I make it. Then I can freeze some too. 

Pair this chili with some corn bread or tortillas. 

If you want something on the healthy side:

It's also fun to take a little breakfast for a new mom too. The last thing on her mind will be breakfast and she will be thrilled to have something. A breakfast casserole or a few muffins make the perfect addition. 

What are your favorite recipes to take to friends?