Monday, November 29, 2010


I didn't mean to take a little blogging vacay but I was to busy this last weekend to sit down and write a post! Thanksgiving turned out great, even with forgetting to make gravy! It snowed most of the weekend so we stayed inside a lot. Black Friday was ton of fun, we got most of our Christmas shopping done and almost saw a riot in Target! Here's some pictures of the Christmas tree and our snowy house!

Snowy Drive to my Mom's Saturday

Our very Snowy back yard!

Our Christmas Tree

Just with lights, Layla helped put about 3 decorations on. Then she was over it and watched Frosty the Snowman.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I have a ton to be thankful for this year! But honestly I know I am lucky and try to always be thankful for what I have. I hope everyone enjoys their time with their families! I am excited for family time, shopping on Friday, a get together with friends to celebrate Ethan Friday night, sleeping in Saturday and decorating for Christmas with Layla Saturday evening and Sunday!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Snowy House & Menu Plan Monday

We woke up this morning to about 3 inches of fluffy snow! I know I've said this before but I love the snow! Layla and I passed a herd of moose on the way to work/school this morning. They were just hanging out in a field. Here's some pic's I snapped this morning

Our deck off our bedroom

Snowy House!  

A tree at work.

Sorry the first two are so dark, it's still pretty dark at 6:00am. I've got a short week this week so only 3 dinners but I'll count yesterday's too.

Sunnday: Shepherd’s Pie

Monday: Chicken something, I meant to throw some in the crock pot and make taco's or something but I was blinded by the snow and forgot.

Tuesday: Breakfast

Wednesday: Pizza!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Fill in the Blank Friday...

I am joining in on Fill in the Blank Friday over at it's the little things we do. It's Thanksgiving themed and Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays so here we go!

1. My Thanksgiving plans this year will include: Eating a ton! And celebrating our first thanksgiving in our new house!

2. My favorite Thanksgiving Was the first year I hosted and did it all by myself! I went a little over the top but it was a lot of fun!

3. My signature Thanksgiving dish is Hum... I would say mashed potatoes; the Hubs would say stuffing and our good friend Jen would say sweet potatoes covered in marshmallows and brown sugar!

4. My favorite Thanksgiving food is Can I pick all of it? If not it would have to be mashed potatoes or green bean casserole. Yeah I can't pick one.

5. Thanksgiving free association! Turkey, decorating, friends, family, beer, thankful, love!

6. Thanksgiving is. Awesome! I love when I can have all my closest friends and family over for a big sit down dinner!
7. I am thankful for Layla, Ben and all my friends and family! That we have a warm house to come home to and lots of love!

Have a great weekend everyone! I think we are going to be pretty chill, hoping the Kiddo can make it staying up a little late tonight to see Santa light up our downtown Christmas tree!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


I woke up this morning to snow! I freaking love the snow! It makes me so happy! So so so Happy! Snow! I am kicking myself for not taking a picture, but hopefully there will be more tomorrow! While take Layla to school this morning, I was smiling from ear to ear she's hangin in her car seat and starts cracking up! Like big happy laughs! She stops for just a second and says, "Momma Snow is SOOOOO Funny!" Yeah, she's pretty much the coolest kid ever!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Loss of a Friend…

This is a hard post to write, but it’s what’s going on in my life and I wanted to start documenting more which is why I started my lil blog.

Ben and I were getting ready this morning. I always watch the news in the morning as we were watching it I see a story about a shooting in Spokane last Friday where a suspect was shot by police because he was shooting at them. I had heard about this story last week but didn’t really think of it. We live in a pretty safe city but this was a bad part of town. The news then says the suspect has been identified and flashes a picture of him. As I look at the TV screen, I yell to Ben that’s Ethan?!!! What the hell?! Ethan….

The summer before I turned 19 I moved into a house with my older brother Eddie, and my two best friends Becca and Keith. Keith and I had a kind of crazy relationship he was my best friend but he also had feelings for me that I didn’t have for him. He moved out and Eddie said Ethan needs a place to stay. We’d known Ethan for quite awhile, he was quite and a good friend and person. Becca dated him for a bit but it never worked out. So he moved into Keith’s old room. Becca then went on the never ending trip to CA and it was just me, Eddie and Ethan living together. We all got along great, we were young and had parties just doing young kids stuff. Later Ethan moved out and Ben moved in. We all still kept in touch with him, he’d crash on our couch sometimes. He was constantly hurting himself, the boys would go skateboarding and Ethan would always be the one to get hurt. He had angel wings tattooed on his back and got the back of his neck pierced! A few years later we lost contact with him, we had heard he moved to CA then to MT, had a child and was doing great!

Last week we had our friend Joey over for dinner, we talked about Ethan. Joey said he was back in town and that he had seen him just a few weeks ago. He seemed great. We’ve always known that Ethan suffered from mental health issues but I would have never in a million years thought it come to this. It’s hard to see the news paint him as some crazed person. I know what he did was wrong, but he wasn’t this monster they have portrayed him to be.

My heart goes out to his family and friends. Ethan you will always be remembered for all the fun and good memories we have together. I hope you can finally find peace.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Weekend Round Up & Menu Plan

What a relaxing weekend! It was great! I’ll start on Thursday since that’s when my weekend started.

Thursday: Layla and I slept in until about 8:30am. We got up and got ready, returned some shoes and then met my friend Jen for lunch. The place we wanted to go was closed, like shut down closed. So we went to Jen’s part time job, Azteca Mexican restaurant. After that Jen came home with us and I put Layla down for a nap. She slept until just before Ben got home. I ordered some pizza and we all hung out. Ben put the kiddo to bed and Jen and I went to do a little Christmas shopping.

Friday: Surprised Ben with picking him up for lunch! Went home put the kiddo down for a nap and caught up on Grays and Private Practice. Then cleaned house and hung out the family when Ben got home. That night we had two couple friends over and played Cranium, so. Much. Fun! Ben and I rocked it!

Saturday: Just hung out, our power went out for a few hours, my mom stopped by. That night we watched two movies and just relaxed!

Sunday: I wasn’t feeling too good; I took some expired Benadryl because my allergies were driving me crazy and slept most of the day!

Monday Menu!

Sunday: Made crock pot French dips, fries and creamed corn.

Monday: Chicken Parm. Noodles and some sort of veggie.

Tuesday: Something easy….

Wednesday: Crock pot chili

Thursday: Dinner with a friend. Ben and Layla are on their own!

Friday: ??

Saturday: Again I don’t know.

Sunday: Something in the crock pot, I’m thinking Potato Soup!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


:: I need a project!!! So bad! Lately we’ve been putting Layla to bed around 7 and I’ve been crawling into bed and watching TV… So lame. I need something to keep me busy!

:: I’m going to hit up one of my favorite thrift stores at lunch. Hopefully I can find something to keep me busy!

:: I know I said this yesterday but I cannot wait to have Thursday and Friday off! Layla and I have lunch plans with friends both days!

:: I am crazy unhappy with my job right now. I won’t go into it but I have been applying all over the place. I need a change! In my dream world I’d only have to work 3 or 4 days a week, but make more money then I do now. Then when Layla starts school go to 5 days a week but only during school hours! A girl can dream right?!

:: Here’s a phone picture of the menu from my birthday dinner Friday night. And I picture of my feet… Yeah I sent this to a few friends to let them know my dancing shoes were on but no one wanted to go dancing.

And that’s all I’ve got for Tuesday!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Menu Monday and Weekend Wrap Up

Happy Monday! I have a short week this week, only 3 works days and 4 days off! I can't wait to spend some extra time with my Layla Lou!

Here's our menu plan for the week:

Monday: Hot dogs and French Fries
Tuesday: Chicken Tacos with all the fixin's. Having a good friend over for dinner!
Wednesday: Breakfast
Thursday: TBD

Weekend Round-Up:

Friday: We took Layla out to my Mom's and rushed back into town to make my Birthday Eve dinner reservations. When we got there I have a very nice surprise, all the menu's in the whole place said Happy Birthday Krista on them! So sweet, my Husband Rocks!

Saturday: Breakfast at out favorite place! Then some running around and test driving a car. Were looking for something bigger... Then rushing (I am always rushing!) home and getting ready for my birthday party! It was a ton of fun!!!!!

Sunday: My mom brought Layla home fairly early and we went shopping!!!

Have a great Monday!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I know I've been MIA lately, I don't even have a good excuse. Just normal busy life. But this weekend is my birthday, and I will have lots of pictures. I'm playing up fall time with a fall themed party. Should be fun!

The rest of the week should be pretty easy going. Tonight I’m starting to clean the house for said party. Saturday is my actual birthday and I don’t want to spend the day cleaning before. So tonight I am focusing on the downstairs, playroom, family room, half bath, laundry room and guest room. Tomorrow it’s upstairs, entryway, living room, kitchen, bathroom, and master bathroom and bedroom.

Have a marvelous Wednesday!