Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Firecrackers

Got this in an email from my sister-in-law. It's amazing. They're called The Firecrackers. Took this from their website:
"The Firecrackers are a performance jump rope team made up of talented 4th-8th graders from the Kings Local School District in Ohio. Coached by Lynn Kelley, they perform at venues across the country."



Thanks for sharing, Laura

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pregnancy Update - Part Five

Wow. It seems like it's been forever since I've been on here. Thanks to everyone for being so patient.

I found out Monday that I'll be having a planned c-section October 14th - 10 days before the original due date. Maddie's 4th birthday is October 20th, so I'm just glad the c-section isn't falling on that day.

Everything has been going pretty good. I'm feeling super huge about now and am looking forward to being able to walk without pain and being able to stand for more than a few minutes without my back killing me. All this pain will be totally worth it.

I probably won't be updating the blog until sometime after the baby is born, so please keep us in your prayers.

Shepherd's Pie - Recipe R&R

Last week, Kelly watched an episode of Emeril Green where Emeril made a shepherd's pie. So Kelly asked me to make one. He found this recipe that he liked on Cooks.com. Instead of the creamed corn, I used a can of kernel corn.



This tasted pretty good. Kelly liked it. To me it lacked something. So we came up with a different recipe, just a little bit different.

First off, I made Southern Plate's MeMe's Mashed Potatoes which we both adore. Then I cut up an onion and cooked it with the hamburger meat with a tiny bit of olive oil.

Then instead of the can of peas and can of corn, I used two drained cans of Vegall.

This time it turned out better than before. It was still a little runny, but very good.