Tuesday, April 5, 2011

It's not still Monday??

Well it's a busy, busy week- so each day is just rolling into the other without my even noticing. :-)

I am currently trying to get Hadley down for her nap. She thinks it's play-time so she is just jabbering away in her swing, talking to her little lamb mobile friends and kicking her feet. She thinks she's funny. Mommy thinks she needs to take her nap.

This week is a week of planning and preparing for a big {and have I said "busy"?} weekend! What's happening this weekend? Well a few things...

First- This Sunday is Hadley's Baby Dedication; a small ceremony in which Nick and I make a commitment to God, witnessed by our family and friends, to raise Hadley {and any future kiddos} in a way that is pleasing to Him. We will aim to be careful of what influences we allow into our home, and will search the Word {the Bible} and seek Godly counsel in determining our "parenting style". Amongst others, our primary goal is that Haddie would come to have her own relationship with Jesus Christ.
We chose this weekend because on Monday: Hadley will be three months old, it gave enough time for family and friends to make arrangements to attend, and because...

Second- This Saturday is Nick and I's 6 year wedding anniversary. {Happy Anniversary, Babe!} Yes, it's hard to believe such time has flown by, yet here we are. I am so thankful. I am so very blessed. Truly I am married to my best friend. Many people make this claim, but in our case this really is true. There is no other person I would rather spend my time with... and in the few times we've had to be apart it was JUST WRONG. :-) Nicholas Lee truly is my better half.
I could go on, but I'll spare you and save the rest just for him. ;)


Third- This Sunday is also the seven year anniversary of the day Nick and I first met- on our first {blind} date! If you can call dinner at Applebee's with your older sister and two other guys a date. I'll blog those details another day, but for now I owe a very big "thank you" to my big sis, Laurin. THANK YOU!!!

Lastly- It's a big, busy weekend because we have family and friends coming into town for all this hodgepodge of events. There are rumors of the Woodland Park Zoo and a Mariner's game in the mix. ;-)

One of those dear family friends just so happens to a photographer!{Adam Breckenridge Photography} He will be shooting Hadley's dedication and fun pictures of the weekend. We are also hoping to get a lovely, little family picture {would you believe we don't have one pic with Nick and myself and the baby in it yet?}

I have decided that it is officially time to stop hiding from the camera. I mean, we all know it's just baby weight, right? ;o) Otherwise Hadley may have doubts about me really being her mother and being there for all those little experiences. So I'm putting on a bold face, and will be stepping around to the other side of the lens. I go with the confidence that a) Weight Watchers works, b) I am a member, and c) two pounds a week seems measly, but it's permanent!
{Excuse me while I blog a self pep-talk.}

On that note... here are just a few of the recipes for this weekend:

Italian Roast Beef Sandwiches
  • one beef rump roast {or any kind of beef roast really}
  • 2 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 packet of dry Italian dressing mix
  • 1 jar of pepperoncinis
*Toss all ingredients into a slow-cooker and cook on High for at least 5 hours.
*Then shred beef roast and serve beef at pepper on a hogie bun with a little mayo.
*Take a bite and then realize that this recipe is simply genius.

Spicy Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork
5551711173_dc42f7fc4b_z My new favorite from the Pioneer Woman. She know's her way around flavor!

And as for the sides and desserts... well that I haven't figured out yet. However, I am pretty sure cupcakes may find their way in there somewhere.

Happy Tuesday! This lady's off to finish my grocery list...

{What are you cookin' this week??}


  1. This is so cute! I wish we could come to your babies dedication! How wonderful! Enjoy!


  2. You guys are too cute!!! And I love that you use beef broth and Italian dressing in your beef, I do the same! :) I'm wondering where you are located and if we have ever met? Anyway, congrats on the baby dedication and 6 years of marriage! Brandon and I celebrate 7 this year. Isn't it the best to be married to your best friend?? Many blessings to you and your family! xoxo



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