Friday, January 25, 2013

Ferro...who knew??

saszWhile at Costco a couple weeks ago I stopped and tried a grain that was being demoed as a grain that could be cooked like oatmeal. Of course I was intrigued because I love hot cereals. She had cooked it and added a little maple syrup and some blueberries.
Well those happen to be a few of my favorite I tasted!
I decided to purchase this little grain of yummy stuff. I was told that it could be fixed and eaten like another one of my favorite grains Quinoa.
I have had it in my pantry for a few weeks and still had not used it until last night.

I happen to have 2 left over steaks in my refrigerator from My Hubby's birthday dinner so I thinly sliced those up grilled some onion & garlic, cooked my Ferro and begin putting my mean together.

At the beginning I was thinking this would be more like a cold pasta steak salad but we were hungry so it was hot.

I added a can of dice tomatoes with green chilis to a bowl added the onions and garlic and then added the guest of honor Ferro. I mixed everything together added a little olive oil and I was done.

I quickly pulled out a fresh loaf of bread and dinner was served.

My husband had to take his food to go because of basketball but he let me know when he came home that dinner was GREAT!

Yep I will definitely be finding other meals to cool with Ferro.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Gone forever!!

So my precious baby boy lost his first tooth today.  It has been wiggling around in there for days. The big tooth is already coming in. 
I asked D if I could wiggle his tooth and it just feel out.  Glad I did it or it may have swallowed it in his sleep.(Not sure how much you get if for you tooth if you swallow it)
He looked so shocked at me and says "Good Job Mommy you got it". 
Yep I'm a professional!
I then proceeded to do what any good mother would printerest for ideas.
I had began the search earlier in the week and thought I better print off my letter at work on Monday so that I would be prepared.....that went right out the window.
So I did what any good fairy would do sent Mr Fairy to the store to get fairy dust aka glitter, searched the internet for tooth fairy letters and made a box for his tooth. 
D wrote a letter put the tooth in his box and proudly went to bed one baby tooth less. 
It is forever gone.  It will never be in his mouth again.  Everyday I lose a little bit of my sweet baby as he turns into this God loving, momma heart stealing young boy. 
I can not ever imagine my life without that precious little boy.  He make life so interesting and never never never do I not smile from something he has done or said. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

**I blinked **

I tell people all the time when I see that they have twins that they should take lots of pictures and document, document, document because it will go by so fast.

This really is true.  I know first hand.  My girls are now pretty much out of my home and on their own coming home for a couple weeks a year :(

**I blinked**

I remember wishing before Keisha was born that the twins would both be walking good and potty trained.  Only one happened but

**I blinked**

and Keisha is now off to an internship where she will be doing nursery through 5th grade at a big church in Illinois

**I blinked**

I remember thinking about how one day my house would stay clean for longer than 15 minutes

**I blinked**

and now all of my girls will have apartments of their own by this summer and no longer do I get to pick up their barbies, books or tell them to put all their chargers and cords in their rooms

**I blinked**

and they are all grown up.  Beautiful young women running fast after God.  They make me proud everyday.

As I was thinking about this coming year my precious son reminded me that he has a tooth loose.  As I look into his eyes I remember the day I brought him home.  It seems like yesterday.
As I sit and tell Princess Cynthia stories and how happy we were when I got to hold her for the first time, and I hold and  rock little Z and tell her how special we are to have her in our home to remind us of what is important and to slow down I'm reminded

To count it all because this day to shall pass 

and I will have **blinked** and I don't want to miss anything!!