Monday, February 27, 2012

march photo-a-day

FATMUMSLIM posted her March photo-a-day challenge. You guys should join in on the fun! I really enjoyed her February photo-a-day list. 

Happy Monday!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

clara's 1st birthday

Clara turned ONE! I can't believe it's been 1 year already. Clara's been on the blog before but in case you don't know she is my good friend Krystalyn's little girl. I held her hours after she arrived in this world. She's not only adorable but such a good baby. Here are some pics from her birthday party a few weeks ago. 

It was her first time to have chocolate cake & she loved it! She licked the plate clean.... as you can see in the pic above :) Her momma & daddy were so happy & proud!

Pink tricycle from her grandpa.

Feeding her daddy some cake.

Bella helping Ms. Clara open up her gifts!

Clara's favorite was the wrapping paper from Julie's gift!

I got her that cute little pink 1 piece swimsuit from baby Gap.

I just love this picture :)

Julie & Stanley.

The clothing loot.

Happy FIRST Birthday Ms. Clara. You sure are loved :)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Smile Friday.... on Saturday :)

Here are my #febpohoto's from the past week. 

I can't believe February is almost over! This feb photo challenge has been so fun. 
Can't wait to see what the list for March is going to be.

We traveled to McKinney,TX (where my in-laws live) last weekend to go to our good friends couple wedding shower. It was such a great shower... lots of people, great food, great drinks & great company. It was a "display shower" ohmygah GENIUS. You bring your gift unwrapped and sit it on a table when you arrive. The couple doesn't have to awkwardly unwrap gifts and have everyone stare them down in the process. SUCH.A.GREAT.IDEA.

This was from valentine's night. We went to the OU basketball game in Norman & ate some sushi before hand. Not the best pic of me... but this is what you get right after work.

Comparing the difference in Sebastian's treat vs. Angel's treat. She wins.

We errrr kinda sorta didn't get to grocery shop last weekend because we were out of town and well I just don't ever have enough energy to do it during the work week sooooo we might have eaten chick-fil-a for dinner Monday-Thursday night. But, by golly I cooked teriyaki chicken & rice last night accompanied with a nice glass of Chardonnay. 

Hope you all have an extra-ordinary weekend! 


Friday, February 10, 2012

Smile Friday

First off HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my dear friend ASHLEY

She's pretty awesome & such a good friend.

Love you :)

Cant wait to celebrate with you tomorrow in the balcony at the Warren seeing THE VOW!

Here are my #febphotoaday pictures from last Friday to this Friday. 
Hosted by Fat Mum Slim.

And here are some randoms not related to my photo challenge. 

Loved getting my love cup Monday morning.

There was a sale at Green Bambino last Saturday & I went to pick up some cloth diapers for a friend & decided to start my collection. I figured might as well start picking up 1 or 2 or 3 here and there so it won't be much of a financial burden when the day comes that I need them. I'm not pregnant nor are we "trying"... just wanting to prepare. 
Can I tell I LOVE Green Bambino. Very friendly staff & they have great products.

My fur babes napping on Sunday afternoon.

He is sacked out. Ha. I love it when he is this sleepy. 

Oh that's just me in a box at work. Not entirely sure why. 
It was the end of the day (no patients around) and I was really tired. 

I consumed 8 of those mini cinnamon rolls on Monday night 
after my oh so healthy dinner of shrimp, rice & spniach.

I don't know what came over me. 
It's like my body knew I ate entirely too healthy for dinner.

Happy Smile Friday
Hosted by the birthday girl Smile Steady

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

ashley's airplane baby boy shower

Oh boy did we have some good food! Everything except the cupcakes were homemade/prepared at home. A BIG thanks to my mom, Kelle & Jordan (Ashley's sister) for helping me prepare all this yumminess.

My good friend Kate sewed those incredible onesies with the numbers 1-12 for me. Her etsy shop is awesome. You should check it out. Amy made the poof balls & airplane garland. Kelle made the baby boy sign. I had all these great ideas but ran out time preparing for the shower, so luckily these ladies helped me finish my(and the other hostesses) vision. 

Our friend Cianne just had her baby & brought him to the shower. We had SO much fun loving on him! 

This was my first shower to throw at our home. It was exciting, fun, exhausting, challenging & rewarding! I LOVED showering my dear friend Ashley & would do it all over again. She's been such a good friend to me. Baby Abbott Graham was born November 18th, 2011 @ 1:20 am weighing 8 lbs & 5 oz. 

I'm posting this a mere 4 months after the shower. No big deal right?! 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Meal Plan Monday

Sunday- buffalo wings & salmon patties

Monday- shrimp sauteed in a lemon garlic sauce, rice, & spinach

Tuesday- mac & cheese 

Wednesday- chicken nuggets, mashed new potatoes & green beans

Thursday- left overs

Friday- out to eat

Saturday- honey lime chicken enchilada's & refried beans

Sunday- angel hair pasta w/ a marinara alfredo sauce, rolls, salad

Monday- left overs

Tuesday- out to eat

I am a BIG fan of grocery shopping with a list. I meal plan for the week (or in this case week & 1/2) and then make up my list. For breakfast, lately I have been eating special K cereal with fresh raspberries & a small glass of orange juice. I am trying to kick the Starbucks habit & limit it to only weekends or special occasions. For lunch I usually pack a peanut butter sandwich, cheddar sun chips & a little cutie orange usually with water as my drink. Chris normally has a banana or a Atkins protein shake. Hubby's weakness is eating out at lunch. This is where his "fun money" normally goes. Although he says its necessary for "networking" :)... I know he really enjoys it... eating out & "networking" that is. My husband likes to talk.... and he really likes to talk business. But that's neither here nor there. 

My point is making a meal plan is helpful in many ways.
1. I can create a clear & concise list of necessary groceries that I know most likely won't go bad. A list= a happier & shorter grocery visit.
2. We stay on our "food" budget.
3. I don't have to think at the beginning or end of the day what we're going to have for dinner. It's already been thought of. 

Hope you all have a lovely week.

xoxo Diana

Friday, February 3, 2012

Smile Friday: photo-a-day challenge JANUARY

It's Smile Friday again & I'm sneaking in my post last minute. I am linking up today with The House Of Smith's. I did not do follow the photo prompt put on by Fat Mum Slim but I did take 1 photo a day in January. It was fun & I'm really happy I stuck with it. 

I am starting the February photo-a-day challenge put on by Fat Mum Slim. I use the picframe & instagram app's to edit my photo's & I used picnik (google will be taking over in April) to create my collage above. 

Very very happy I have decided to do this, this year. Let me know if you are also joining in on the photo-a-day fun... I would love to watch your journey through pictures. 

*Notice my default pictures are my fur babes :)