Vegetable Pasta

Recipe adapted from Pasta8 oz pasta (I used penne)4 T garlic-infused olive oil1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved1/2 t salt1/4 t pepper6 C spinach-Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 C of the cooking water.-Heat oil in large skillet and add halved tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook until tomatoes release their juice, 1 to 2 minutes.-Stir in 1/2 C water, spinach, and pasta.-Serve immediately.I really wanted to add the broiled goat cheese to this recipe, but I FORGOT TO BUY SOME ....more

Aspen starts Kindergarten

Aspen just started her second week of Kindergarten and we're all like, YAY!!The first day, I raced home from work in time to walk Aspen to school, but Linc woke up just as Kev got in the shower (his day off) and I was about to walk out the door. So I had to make that poor little girl practically RUN to her first day of school so we wouldn't be late after changing Linc and strapping him into a stroller. I felt so badly! ...more

Spaghetti and Squash

I'm still trying to be diligent with dinnertime. Even though both kids are so picky and it's terribly depressing seeing food rejected and thrown on the floor every night. Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh.This recipe is adapted from Better Homes and Gardens, January 2013.Spaghetti and Squash1/2 spaghetti squash (about 1 pound worth)2 T garlic-infused olive oil2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes, seasoned with basil, garlic and oregano (don't drain it)4 oz spaghetti-Wash spaghetti squash and cut in half ....more

Yes... I'm still nursing my baby

I debated for a while whether or not I would post my thoughts on this experience. My intent is not to make anyone feel badly for their thoughts or opinions. However, I was so thrown off by this that I couldn't get it out of my mind ....more

Living Planet Aquarium

Aspen picked a trip to the new aquarium as a birthday present from her grandparents, and the whole family got to tag along. Sophia and Jose even came up and met us there as a surprise.Unfortunately, because Sophia carried Linc around a lot, Aspen was pretty ticked most of the time we were there. As evidenced below: HAHAHAHAHA!! ...more

It is your birthday.

While my parents were in town, we had a birthday party for Seth (and Aspen and Sophia). But mostly, it was allll about Seth. Aspen "let" him choose the cake and she made him a sweet card and gave him a baggy full of her piggy bank money ....more

Backyard paradise

One of the nights my parents were here we spent some time in the backyard. It's so nice and shady in the evenings, and perfect this time of year. The dragonflies come out in full force, and they're some of the biggest I've ever seen ....more

Lincoln launches to the landing

One of Lincoln's favorite things to do is throw balls. Or kick balls. Or hold a ball ....more

City Creek with Grandparents

My parents are in town and we're really being brave, pushing afternoon nap boundaries and leaving the house like carefree people!!We went to City Creek on Trax and spent a few hours wandering around. When Linc first saw the fountain he wouldn't move an inch. He just stared and stood there ....more

Letters to Lincoln, month 14

Linc-You had a little cold in the last month, and since you're so irresistible I let you continue to open-mouth kiss/lick my face and I caught it from you. CURSE YOU ADORABLE BABY!! You also cut at least one more tooth, but it's been very tricky to get a look at it ....more