Monday, January 10, 2011

I'm here

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. If you could see my house you would understand why :( I haven't been feeling well and life has just gotten away from me. I was finally able to get an rx from my ob to help with the morning sickness. I still feel just as crummy, but at least I am keeping most of my meals down now. That is improvement! I'm praying that life will get back to some kind of normal soon.

In just a matter of weeks we will be flying half way around the world. My In-Laws moved to Abu Dhabi, UAE a year ago. We will be going to visit them for 3 weeks. I am a little anxious about how the boys (Truitt really) will do on such a long flight. At least we will have my In-Laws on the flight to help us. Please pray with us that the travels would go smoothly, that we would have a wonderful visit, and that I would feel well enough to enjoy this time. We are very excited to have an extended period of time with Grandma & Grandpa!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010


Chris has been working really hard on a new iPhone game and it just released. You can check out "Bounder" by Kaio on the App Store. There is a lite Christmas version that is free and the full version is $1.99. Here is the trailer on youtube

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Often Requested

Here is another favorite in our family. This also makes 2 9x13 baking dishes. It freezes very well!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake

  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) stuffing mix

  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted

  • 1 cup milk

  • 8 cups cubed cooked chicken

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 3/4 pound sliced deli ham, cut into 1-inch strips

  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese

  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

  • Prepare stuffing mixes according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine soup and milk; set aside.

    Divide chicken between two greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes. Sprinkle with pepper. Layer with ham, Swiss cheese, 1 cup cheddar cheese, soup mixture and stuffing. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese.

    Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months. Cover and bake the remaining casserole at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

    Defrost frozen casserole overnight in fridge before using. Each casserole is 6 servings.

    Monday, December 13, 2010


    I know I should be posting about all the holiday baking I am doing, but I'm just not in the mood to bake and sweets don't sound good right now. Instead I will be sharing some of our families favorite mealtime recipes.

    Cheeseburger 'N' Fries Casserole (makes 2 9x13 dishes)

    4 pounds lean ground beef
    2 cans cream soup
    2 cans cheddar cheese soup
    1 package onion soup mix
    2 packaged (20 oz each) frozen crinkle-cut French Fries

    In a skillet, brown the beef and drain. Stir in soups and soup mix. Pour half into a 9x13 baking dish. Top with 1 bag of French Fries. Bake uncovered at 350 for 50-55 minutes or until the fries are golden brown.

    Pour remaining mixture into a gallon size freezer bag. Lay flat to freeze. When ready to use, thaw and cook as instructed above.

    Friday, December 3, 2010


    I know that most of you have read the news on facebook or heard it from us directly, but I thought it was only fitting to announce it here as well. That's right our family is growing again. We are happy to announce that we will be adding a new baby to our family this July. Our boys are very excited to have another sibling. I'm sure there will be plenty to update you on over the course of the next 7 months.

    Thursday, November 25, 2010


    We have so much to be thankful for! We choose to take time and remember all that we have to thank God for. A few of the things that we praise God for are:
    A family that serves God together!
    Our Home
    A job
    A Faithful God that provides!!!
    As you celebrate Thanksgiving this year, what are you thankful for?

    Wednesday, November 24, 2010


    It has been so long since I have posted here. I have thought about many different things to blog about over the last 10 months, but life has just been too crazy. Hopefully I will be back to blogging more regularly soon. Until then.... enjoy your Thanksgiving!!!