My fam damily

My fam damily

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Deco Mesh Christmas Wreath

 I made my first wreath ever yesterday!  I'm so proud of how it turned out!!  It wasn't too hard, but it got really big and fluffy so it took 2 of us to wire the "Merry Christmas" in the middle!
I got all of my supplies at Hobby Lobby.  I got one of the red deco mesh and one roll of the silver.  Then a roll of black ribbon and a roll of glittery red polka dot ribbon.  Then just glued on ornaments and the silver balls and the glittery red balls are attached to a stick so I just stuck them in and hot glued them to secure them on.

The form is just a regular sized wreath.  I used the branches on the wreath to twist and secure the bunches of mesh and also ribbon.  It's kind of hard to explain and I didn't take pics of all the steps, sorry :/

BUT, this lady has a great tutorial!

I think I should make a fall wreath too :)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Eli Ryan Keyes

Here he is!!!

I'm way behind on my blog, sorry!  I've been really busy with the little man and the kiddos!

I was induced on August 7th.  6 hours of labor, 5 hours into it I decided to get an epidural.  I never had one with my other 2, but I was having terrible back contractions!  I tried to stick it out, but I'm happy I got the epidural because I didn't feel a thing afterward!  I just wish I had chosen to do it sooner lol ;)

Eli was born at 3:11pm, weighing in at a whopping 9lbs 6oz and 20.5 inches long!  He is a big boy; chubby cheeks, chunky thighs and rockin the milk gut ;)  I love him!!  Absolutely adore him! He is 11 weeks old now and I still just sit and stare at him in awe.  He is so so precious.  I truly am blessed ♥

I had his newborn photos done by Lovely Photography in Minot, ND.  You can check her page out on Facebook!

I could post pics of this little man all day long but these are just a few of my favorites from this photo session :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pizza Casserole

My son picked this recipe out and I'm glad he did, it is so yummy!  He says this is one of his favorite things to cook for dinner now!

1 lb hamburger
1 bag egg noodles
2 jars pizza sauce or 1 really big jar
3 cups shredded cheese (it calls for mozzarella but all I had was montaray jack and that worked good too!)
1 pkg pepperonis

1.  Cook hamburger
2.  Boil egg noodles
3.  Spread a light layer of pizza sauce on bottom of casserole dish
4.  Then just layer like lasagna!
-half noodles
-half hamburger
-half pizza sauce
-half cheese
Repeat and then top with pepperonis

5.  Bake at 350 degrees covered for 30 minutes, then uncover and bake another 15 minutes
6.  Cool for 10-15 minutes

You can add whatever else you want that you like on pizza!  I think next time I might try sausage instead of hamburger :)

Halloween Hand print Wreath!

The kids had fun making this & it is so easy!  Just trace their hand onto fun scrap book paper and then cut it out.  For Eli's hand I just traced it once and used that first one to trace for the rest of his prints.  But Ashlyn decided she would trace her hand every time.  Then I just arranged them all how I wanted them and glued together.  Simple & makes a great keepsake!