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Monday, February 17, 2014

I am lovin....

Sometimes I just really love things and want you to know !
{ because maybe you will love them too }
 I get way over excited about things and food and books and music
And I assume everyone wants to know....
So here are a few of my favorite things lately


Boom Chicka Pop ~
I had this at the kids house and went nuts over it ! I text Ashlyn and asked where she gets it and she said Target ! So I stopped on the way home and bought 4 bags ! It is so delish and pretty healthy
{ unless you eat the whole bag in one sitting,but who would do that?? }
Do yourself a "flavor" and get a bag or seven


On Valentines I wanted to make Carter a special dinner. He is a meat and potato guy  so I usually make a heart shape meatloaf with ketchup on the top. But I wanted to make something more fun. I usually never make Sandra Lee recipes but saw her make this Salisbury Steak one day and it was rated 5 stars!

So I  tried it with mashed potatoes and corn and he LOVED it ! It was pretty darn tasty and we will for sure have it again. I even used the cognac it called for and it added great flavor.
So retro ...but yummy
So if you want to  try a new recipe click here and give it a whirl. You will be wanting to eat it on TV trays next to the lava lamps  !



I got this great hair stuff from my sweet daughter in law for Christmas and I LOOOOVVVEEE it!
It smells so good and makes your hair so soft and healthy.  I spray a bit on while my hair is damp and then dry as usual. It is magic ! Another one of the fun reasons I love having a daughter in my life. She gives the best gifts  !

If you like Greek yogurt you will love this one ! I am hooked on the Vanilla with almonds.
It is creamy and flavorful and they give you just the right amount of yummy toasty almonds to add in. It is 200 calories but with all the ones you save by eating the popcorn you can indulge   :)


And of course no post of what I love is complete without this guy !
He knows his YaYa so well now and I love the way he says my name. He is the cutest kid with the sweetest heart. I am headed down to see him tomorrow so Ash can get her hair done and I am counting the minutes until I can squeeze him to bits.  On March 1 he will be 2 ! Crazy how fast it went.  They are having a brunch and the invites were darling. They were tied with a little yellow string so that's why it is showing, but just look at this cutie with his pancakes !  





I love you all and wish you a happy week filled with things that delight you !
And lots and lots of giggles ! 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Bragging rights ...

I know....
I already put it on Facebook and told everyone I know about Chads rescue but I want to make sure I blog it too! 
This sweet boy of mine is worthy of it..
Somewhere there is a momma who still has her son because of mine !
That dawns on me often
This particular day the waves were huge! We were all down at the beach watching the surfers since I was in San Diego watching Beckham for a couple days . I had met up with my sweet friend Brian from Albertsons and we were watching the huge surf. Chad had already made one rescue of a surfer who got caught in the waves. Chad was bandaged up because he had cut his leg on the reef.
And an hour later he got this call. A guy was unconscious in the water and Chad was the first responder.
We were at Travs having dinner and he was telling us the story and mentioned " yeah I might be on the news tonight "

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 Then his phone started getting texts and people saying "I think we saw you on TV"
 Here is the link....to the  news story! ..
I am so proud of this boy of mine for so many reasons but this day I am extra thankful God placed him where he needed to be  !  Chad never has fear of these circumstances and just jumps right in knowing he is capable of it
He is going to hate this post but this momma cant help herself.
The Cleavers are so proud of  you Beaver :)