This sweet big brother

Tayv singing to Aree this morning:"When I see your face, there's not a thing that I would change cause you're amazing just the way you are. And when you smile, the whole world stops and stares for awhile. Cause girl, you're amazing just the way you are."


Kitchenaid, you just made my life so much easier!

I heard this tip last week and just got around to trying it tonight. Seriously, people. WHY did I not think of this before?  Tayvin is usually my chicken shredder. He does a great job but really, it takes him or I just as long to shred it as it does to cook it. But not anymore friends! Take the cooked chicken, throw it in your kitchenaid, put the paddle in, turn it on, whala-it's shredded. And then to make it even easier, I just added my ingredients for chicken salad to it and it was so easy!
(I know it's lame that I am so excited about this but try it... if you cook much you're going to LOVE it.)


Keeping it real.

I finally went and bought a pair of pants yesterday. They're a size bigger. :(  But they're NOT maternity pants and my 'bread dough' is not hanging over the edge.(Sorry about the mental image.)  This last pregnancy continues to wreak havoc on me... medical bills, the cost of formula from loss of milk, headaches, and I won't even get started on my body.  But to be honest? I would do it a thousand times over to have this sweet, adorable, happy girl in our family. Even if she didn't sleep through the night.