Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Guess What?!!

Can you guess what he is so happy about?!

We are so excited to announce that Hudson will be a big brother in December!! We have kept our secret long enough and we are finally ready to share our news! We are so excited and feel extremely blessed to be given the opportunity to welcome a new baby into the family!

On April 11 (a day before my birthday!!) we were very excited to learn that we would be meeting this little person in December!

Our sweet baby "elf" at 6 weeks and 5 days! I have gotten three ultrasounds so far and baby looks perfectly healthy! I am 12 1/2 weeks and we are due December 22! We will find out the gender at our next ultrasound on August 1!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Mexican Chicken Ring

I got a new recipe for a Mexican Chicken ring off of http://jennasjourneyblog.blogspot.com
I have never made a Chicken ring so I was a little nervous about my first attempt. We ended up having my parents over for my mom's birthday so I decided to try out the new recipe! It was delicious! I even managed to make it look like a "ring" instead just a blob! Here is a picture of my masterpiece!

Here is the recipe:

3 cooked & shredded chicken breasts
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese plus some for sprinkling on top
1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
(I just used 2 cups of shredded mexican cheese blend instead of the grated cheese)
¾ can of Rotel & all of the juice
3/4 cup light sour cream
1 package taco seasoning
2 rolls of regular sized crescent rolls
1 lime (juice)
2/3 cup finely crushed tortilla chips plus some for sprinkling on top

Combine chicken, Rotel, tortilla chips, sour cream, taco mix, cheese and 2T of lime juice.
Unroll and separate crescent dough. Arrange triangles on a baking sheet making a circle with wide ends overlapping in the center and points toward outside. Spread chicken mixture evenly into the center of the ring.
Fold the points of the crescents in and over. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and tortilla strips and bake at 375 for 20 minutes.

What is your favorite chicken ring recipe?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Smoky Mountain Rain

Last year, Todd won a weight loss program at school and his prize was a five night stay in Gatlinburg. I haven't been to Gatlinburg in probably five years or more and Todd has never been. So we were excited to get the chance to get away there for a few days. At the end of May (as soon as school got out!) we headed to the mountains! My parents joined us for the trip and we all had a great time. Hudson loved seeing the mountains and he still talks about Dollywood! Gatlinburg is not my first choice for a vacation destination but I was thrilled to get the chance to go! Thanks Todd for taking us on your free trip:)

Pretty mountains

An old mill at Cade's Cove

Family pic at Cade's Cove

We got to see several bears while driving around Cade's Cove!

Todd posing at Bubba Gump's

Todd and Hudson at Cooter's museum

Todd and Hudson drying off after a water ride at Dollywood

Hudson at the kids playground at Dollywood.
He loved it!

Finally a picture with mommy!
Not the best but at least we got one:)

Hudson loved the aquarium!

Good Bye Gatlinburg!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Trip to St. Louis

In April, we went to St. Louis for a few days. We enjoyed getting to spend time with Todd's family while we were there. We took Hudson to the St. Louis Zoo and he loved it. The train ride was his favorite! Todd and I also enjoyed getting to go to a Cardinal game while we were there. The weather was perfect and we had a great time! Here are a few pictures from our trip....

It was a gorgeous day at Bush Stadium!

Todd and I at the game

Hudson and his cousin Jackson