Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Light and yummy! Shrimp cucumber cups

We are having some friends over for dinner tonight and I thought I
would share an old recipe I found again that I love! So easy and yummy
and great as an appetizer:

Cut one English cucumber into 1 inch pieces scooping out the middle.
Chop 1/2 pound cooked shrimp and combine with a little olive oil,
lemon juice, 1 garlic clove minced, 1 tablespoon chopped capers,
chopped fresh flat leaf parsley and salt and pepper. Fill cucumber
cups with shrimp mixture and your done!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Recent Happenings

We have been so spoiled lately as you can see in this pic, we have had
wonderful visitors! First my mom, dad and sister came for a few days,
my mom staying on an extra 2 weeks! And then Andrew's mom came for a
couple of days! So Weston had both grandmothers at the same time for a
day and loved it.
What a blessing to have family willing to drive many hours and many
miles to stay with us in our tiny place and to serve us with such love
and affection! Between all the cooking and cleaning being done for me
as well as the free babysitting, I am getting quite spoiled!
These visits have also come in a time when they were much needed. For
the past few months I have been struggling off and on with Vertigo
symptoms that actually started last year. For whatever reason the
symptoms have been much worse after Weston was born. Needless to say
that between Weston and I there have been quite a few doctors
appointments! (all his have been normal baby stuff)
I have been to my normal MD a few times, an ENT, had an MRI and just
recently went to the eye doc to figure out the problem. Praise God
nothing serious has been discovered and it may be as simple as needing
glasses! My vanity is fighting against the idea, and picking out
frames will be more painful than bathing suit shopping! But I am
grateful and hopeful that there is an end in site to the dizziness and
all the running around to appointments. In the meantime I have learned
how much more I need to grow spiritually. I found myself with a
complaining spirit and given to self pity after expecting (and frankly
thought I deserved) to feel great after I had our baby! Oh dear.
Although it isn't completely sinful to want to feel normal while
trying to learn to care for a newborn and accomplish everything it
requires to keep our home up to the health standards at least, it is
sinful for me to be complaining and lacking thanksgiving despite the
small trials! But our God is so faithful and is teaching me that no
matter the circumstances He is there and He is in control even when
there are unknowns. I should have this lesson down by now, but I hope
I'm a work in progress!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Family Photo Shoot- a month late!

A month ago we decided that we wanted to capture our little guy before he gets much bigger in a more professional way than my meager attempts at photography- and I'm sure you all are tired of the fuzzy iphone pics! Our friend Dave is an amazing photographer and here are some of our favorites from the day!


Here is Weston's new trick: pouting! He makes this sad pathetic face a
few times a day and it just kills me! We were saying goodbye to him in
this pic on our way to a brunch. Talk about hard to leave after seeing
that sad face!

Monday, October 12, 2009

A night out

Saturday my dad presented the awards speech for a company party and
the region invited our entire family for the evening! We had so much
fun getting dressed up and enjoyed a wonderful dinner together as well
as catching up with old friends in the business. My dad has been with
Discount Tire co./Americas Tire co since he was a teen so many of the
older employees have watched us grow up. Both my sister and I worked
in my dads office in highschool as well! Saturday was also the first
time we have left Weston with someone other than family! Matt and
Jenny Poladian were so wonderful to sacrifice their Saturday evening
to hang with our little man. Thanks so much guys! We had a blast and
unfortunately this was the only pic of the night, but don't they look

Tuesday, October 6, 2009