Saturday, April 12, 2014

Picture Crazy!!

My husband bought me a new professional type camera with all the bells and whistles! Its such a beauty! All together the set was about $850 but he got a good deal on it. I kept bugging him to let me book photo shoots with our photographer but its gotten more and more expensive over the years with the added children ;) He decided buying me the equipment to do it myself would be cost effective. I totally don't know what I'm doing. I keep having to Google settings on the camera like aperture, ISO, etc. but its been so fun! Also it helps a ton that my models are gorgeous and could get a gorgeous photo with the cheapest camera out there. I've put all the edited pics up on Facebook but here are just some of my favorites. :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Chicken Pot Pie Cupcakes

I got this recipe from pinterest and it was delicious!! I doubled the recipe because I have a big group of people eating and I added extra bacon :)

Chicken Pot Pie Cupcakes
  • 2 cups of cooked chicken breasts diced
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup frozen mixed veggies
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon of  dried thyme
  • 1/2 tablespoon of dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 (10 oz) cans Pillsbury biscuits
  1. Preheat your oven to 400. In a large bowl, combine the cooked chicken, cream of chicken soup, frozen veggies, cheese, herbs and spices.
  1. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin and place the Pillsbury biscuits into each cup, pressing into the bottom and up the sides.
  1. Evenly spoon the pot pie mixture into each biscuit cup. Slide into the oven and bake for about 15 minutes. Check at the 12 minute mark.
  1. Let rest for about 3 minutes and dig in!

German Pancakes - Pop eye Pancakes

My best friend growing up had a big family and I pretty much ate over at there home any possible chance I got. Her mom was/is such an amazing cook! This recipe is something I remember as such a breakfast treat on mornings I had slept over. I got the recipe from her to be able to cook for the kids and I and of course everyone loves them! ALSO super easy to make!

German Pancakes—Pop-Eye Pancakes
6 eggs 1 cup flour 1 cup milk
½ tsp. salt

Combine all ingredients
and blend well in blender. Melt 6 tablespoons margarine in a 13X9 inch pan. Pour batter directly into hot pan and bake at 425 for approximately 18 minutes.
We like to add syrup!

Business Owners!

I'm so proud of my husband. About two years ago things were really rough financially and he decided to change career paths. He was born a natural salesman and was the best in any sales situation/job he had. He got burnt out though and the money was just not consistent for a growing family. He used up all his resources and extra time and energy to get his CDL and find a way into the oil field business. He slept in his car or semi truck. His food was very limited. He had LONG days and weeks with out breaks. He waited for pay. He climbed up and worked as hard as he could and sacrificed just about everything to provide for his family. We now finally live all together under the same roof up north. We get to see him every single night. I have the amazing blessing of getting to stay home with my kids. We don't have any debt. We have money in savings. Things are finally straight and in order and stress is no where near where it used to be. He also now has the opportunity to buy his own semi trucks to become his own company driver which TRIPLES our income monthly. My dad and him are making plans to down the road have 3-5 trucks running which brings in numbers that I cant even wrap my head around. I don't know where I'd be with out him and my kids and I cant thank God enough for everything he has done for us. God answers prayers.

The kids getting to ride with daddy in his "BIG truck!"

Thursday, January 9, 2014

growing growing!!

King baby number FOUR is on the way!! We've also decided to not find out the gender and let it be a surprise :) we are hoping for a girl! and yes...I already have her name picked out if it is a girl. I cant wait!!! More updates on the way ;)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

God Answers Prayers!

Havnt blogged in a bit but so much has happened!!! First good news is that Jake was able to land a good job in Vernal Utah! He's doing the same thing, driving trucks for the oil company but its so much closer to home! (6 hours) and he's guaranteed 70-80 hours a week, same good pay and he's just working for better people! Truly a blessing (: So with him getting transfered we got to see him way sooner then planned! Me and the kids drove up to Vernal to get him and got to spend 4 days with him before he had to go back to work!

On our way! Roran is hiding under the blanket haha
He fell asleep pretty quick!
I got all prettied up to see my hubby ;)
The kids couldnt leave him had been a long 5 weeks and we were so happy so see him!

The 4 days went pretty quick though and he had to back to work. Were definately not looking at 5 weeks again but probably two weeks before we get to see him again. We've even thrown the idea around to move up to Vernal so that we can see him everyday. We'll see!

Last morning with dad, we went to the park and ate breakfast.

Father like Son. haha they both look so cute with there buzzed haircuts <3 p="p">
Now here is just some pictures of the kids! My beautiful Zoe and Handome Roran (:


Saturday, August 4, 2012

One of those feel good days

 It was a good day (: This morning we went to the kids wellness fair with my mom, sister and brother. It was kinda hot outside but Zoe got to get her face painted! She had all these choices between a flower face or butterfly face (the ones that I was trying to tell her to pick) but she ended up picking the kitty face haha but it was so cute!! They gave out free popsicles, and she got to take a picture with Princess Belle. She loooooooved that, she sat there and told princess belle all about the other princess's. We tried the bounce house but as soon as she got in I think she got overwhelmed and came running out. So we skipped that. Then we got some ice cream from the SubZero booth. We also entered to win a trip to Sea world so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. (Even though luck does not exist in my life) and then we spent the rest of the time letting them play in the water and on the splash pad. It was the first time I let roran actually just go and play in the water and he was perma-smile the whole time. He kept sticking his face in the water and then saying "uh oh" and doing again. Hilarious. Heres some pictures!!

Then randomly spider man shows up.....fixing his suit.....

Roran thought he was safe.......and then it came back! hahahaha

Also I got new glasses today (: I actually like how they look on me.

Anyways. HAVE A GOOD DAY!!!