Monday, January 14, 2013

What's for Dinner - Strawberry Grilled cheese sandwich

We made this for dinner Thursday night, and it was a big hit!

8 oz cream cheese
1⁄4 c confectioner’s sugar
1⁄2 t cinnamon
4 - 6 slices sandwich bread
16 oz strawberries
Butter, cinnamon-sugar

Combine cream cheese and sugar. Stir in cinnamon. (I also put in a splash of vanilla, which wasn't in the original directions)
 Spread half of bread slices with sweetened cream cheese mixture.

Top with sliced strawberries;

cover with remaining slices of bread.

Spread butter on outside of sandwiches; "grill" both sides of sandwiches in skillet until golden brown.

Sprinkle with cinnamon- sugar.
Serve with bacon on the side.

eMeals - Dinner Done

Friday, January 11, 2013

Thrift Store Friday

Here are some of the great finds I have found at the Miracle Hill Thrift Store.

First, this little rug. It was brand new and still had the tags from Target on it.
Price I paid: $4.00
It matches my kitchen floors nicely!

I found some great clothes for Michael.
Land's End shirt - $3.00
OshKosh Shirt - $.50 (it's missing some buttons)
Old Navy long sleeve shirt - $1.00
OshKosh long sleeve shirt - $1.00
I can't believe I am already buying size 4T!
No, not for him to wear now, but for next year. 

I also found some stuff for me!

Croft & Barrow sweater - $4.00
Land's End long sleeve shirt - $3.00
Gap Sweater - $3.00

I don't have any other shirts that are red, and now I have 3!

And my great but of the week:
Dansko shoes - $25.00

These are perfect for winter,
and will go with everything!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Birthday Weekend at Disney

We had such a fun time this past weekend at Disney. Michael remembered all the rides from our trip just a few weeks ago. 
Here is our weekend in Pictures:

Friday, we spent most of the day at Magic Kingdom. We had dinner reservations at Be Our Guest Restaurant. The food we really good, and the Beast came out at dinner. 
Friday night at Magic Kingdom
On one of Michael's favorite rides, the Carousel.
Michael loves emperor Zurg from Toy Story!
 Saturday Morning, we went to Animal Kingdom. This was Michael's first time there. We rode the Safari, and went to the petting zoo area.
Saturday Morning at Animal Kingdom

Playing the African Drums at Animal Kingdom 
Saturday night we had dinner reservations at Epcot in China. The food was really good, and really big portions. After dinner, Michael got a cookie.
Michael showing us his giant cookie at Epcot
 Sunday Morning we went to Hollywood Studios. Our goal was to get there right when the park opened, so we could run to Toy Story Mania and get a fast pass and get in line to ride it. That way we could ride it twice. Well, the line for the fast pass was SOOOO long. But Andrew waited in that, and I hopped in line for the actual ride. He finished up, right as the ride opened, and met us in line. We waiting only about 15-20 minutes. When we walked by later, the wait time was 120 minutes! Our fast past return was for 1:20, so we had several hours to kill. 
We met Mike and Sully!

Getting ready to ride Toy Story Mania for the second time!
Michael loved the Honey I Shrunk the Kids Playground
We spent a lot of time in there
Michael on "Antie"

As we were leaving the Studios, Michael got his
very first Mickey Bar!

He sure did like it!
And it got really messy!
 Sunday night we went back to Epcot for dinner in Italy. The Best Pizza I have ever had!

Monday morning we were off to the airport by 8:30 and home by 12:45. It was a fun weekend, and I'm so glad the Andrew enjoyed his birthday gift.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Andrew's Birthday Surprise!

For Andrew's Birthday this year, I decided to surprise him with a trip to his favorite place, Disney World.
Yes, we were just there 3 weeks ago, but that doesn't matter. Andrew would go every week if he could.

So, I decided to write a poem for him, to tell him about the surprise. Here is the poem. Yes, it is super cheesy.

You work so hard, all year long,
To not do something big, would just be wrong.

Your Birthday gift this year is really great,
But we have to leave on time, we can't be late.

So pack your bags and get everything you need,
We are taking a trip, oh yes indeed.

The location is a surprise, but I know you will love it,
You have been there before, so I know that it's a hit!

The surprise starts on Friday, so make sure you let work know,
You won't be there all weekend, or on Monday, also.

I hope you are excited, and the anticipation doesn't kill you,
But don't bother asking, whatever you do.

You will just have to wait, and see where we go,we
could leave by air, land or sea, soon enough you will know.

Here is one little thing I will go ahead and tell you,
There is no one I love more than you, Andrew!

Then on his actual Birthday, I told him where we were going. He was super excited, and couldn't wait to go.
I will post pictures from the trip on my next post.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 Year in Review

2012 has been a great year! Sometimes it is nice to just do life, and not have any major changes and that is exactly what this year has been. Just enjoying life.

Michael had his first trip to the Chick-fil-a playground.

We took full advantage of the mild winter, and played outside a ton.

Spent a weekend in Goose Creek with my friends

Michael's First Hair Cut


Spent a weekend in Tennessee at the Women's conference

 My grandfather died. Traveled to California for the funeral

Celebrated 8 years of marriage
Started babysitting for a sweet family.

Spent a weekend in Summerville/Goose Creek with my best friends

Spent a week in the Bahamas with Jennifer

I turned 30
Michael turned 2
Spent a week in Vero Beach

Spent a weekend in Goose Creek/Summerville with friends
Lots of trips to the pumpkin patch

Michael was a dinosaur for Halloween

Spent Thanksgiving in Blue Ridge, GA

Spent a weekend at Disney

Andrew turned 32 and I surprised him with a trip to Disney!