Euphoria Definition Pronunciation: \yü-ˈfȯr-ē-ə\ Function: noun Date: circa 1751
a feeling of well-being or elation

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Tomorrow, at this time, I'll be on a plane with this little tiny dancer:

Now, this could either go realllly well (she has a thing with people and making them smile and laugh til they want to cry) or it would go really horrible (she has a thing with being a toddler and a terror when she's tired)
If the latter happens, it will all be worth it to see my mom, sisters and my dad (and everyone else in between)
I am so beyond excitement I may burst. Its been almost TWO years since I've been home. My home. In Minnesota. (Yes, I still call it home even though I've lived in the desert for almost 10 years - wow, scary).
I'm a lucky person to have such an amazing family AND extended family. I thank God everyday for that.
Minnnneeeee here I come!
Wish us luck!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Quotes By Me

I know I was raised right when I hear myself typing out these words of advice:

Other: "My life is not fun"

me: "well - do you think your mom and dad had a fun life with all you kids? probably not - you need to remember who we are living for"

me: "That pretty little girl that giggles uncontrollably at your tickles - remember that when you think you're bored"

me: "you have accomplished a lot in that day after she goes to bed"

My parents raised me well and now I can pass that onto my precious angel, Lucy.

I love my job as a Mom.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

Mornings Like This

My daughter, Lucy likes to wake up with the birds at 6 a.m. almost every morning. I don't know where she got that habit from because her Dad and I are sleepers. Probably from MY DAD who always awoke at 4 a.m. - Which I never understood. Crazy people.

This morning, Lucy decided to sleep in until 6:35 a.m. - which gave Mom (me) time to get showered, blow dry my hair, make up on AND dressed before I even had to wake Wade or her up.

I love mornings like this. Especially when they are on a Friday.

(I will keep out of this story that she was up crying bloody murder from 11p.m. to midnight)

Happy Friday everyone! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Recipe Fix: Mediterranean Wrap

How good does ^ look? YUM!
Ingredients Include:

1/2 cup(s) water
1/3 cup(s) couscous, preferably whole-wheat
1 cup(s) chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup(s) chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup(s) lemon juice
3 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoon(s) minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon(s) salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon(s) freshly ground pepper
1 pound(s) chicken tenders
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 cup(s) chopped cucumber
4 10-inch spinach or sun-dried tomato wraps or tortillas

Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in couscous and remove from the heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Set aside.

Meanwhile, combine parsley, mint, lemon juice, oil, garlic, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a small bowl.

Toss chicken tenders in a medium bowl with 1 tablespoon of the parsley mixture and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Place the tenders in a large nonstick skillet and cook over medium heat until cooked though, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a clean cutting board. Cut into bite-size pieces when cool enough to handle.

Stir the remaining parsley mixture into the couscous along with tomato and cucumber.

To assemble wraps, spread about 3/4 cup of the couscous mixture onto each wrap. Divide the chicken among the wraps. Roll the wraps up like a burrito, tucking in the sides to hold the ingredients in. Serve cut in half.
YUM & Healthy!
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