my daddy

i love being home when my daddy is around! yesterday we kept our tradition of getting out early for the holiday madness... dad holds all our bags.... makes the drop offs to the car... treats to starbucks and lunch.... and lends support as we shop the deals... i love my daddy sooo much it hurts... i love that he always makes time for me... to listen... and to goof off with... loved spending the entire day with him! xoxo i love you daddy!

i miss....shalene

i miss my shalene..... i never get to see her but i do get to talk to her a-lot (or at least be both really try)...sigh... sometimes it is crazy how many days go by that i haven't seen her... i can only be home on the weekends... and that is when she works... another reason... i can't wait to be done with school...vita e bella because of my shalene patricia....

raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens....

these are a few of my favorite things...

*giving butterfly kisses with your eyelashes
*getting letters in the mail
*packages with my name on it
*a new playlist with new and old songs that you loooove
*greek yogurt (yummi)
*calling my nana and mom and never running out of things to talk about
*crunchy falling leaves chasing each other in the wind
*mittens w/finger holes
*my sisters
watching my gabriel sleep
*getting up when it is still dark and drinking coffee w/my Bible study
*peace with myself
*babies lil toes
*remembering and daydreaming
*phone calls from my shalene patricia

off to school i'll have to finish my list later x0 have a wonderful day

hungry girl

oh my goodness gracious... i am so excited to share this to all my blogger friends and my girlies... i always get so super pumped when i make a new wonderful discovery!! okay so it is a company called "hungry girl"... how appropriate right! the company has the best recipes and e-mail newsletters... i have been trying them out and they are GREAT! very low cal for all you 'hungry girls" trying to watch the waistline... and for us trying to get back to pre-wedding weight (boo!) so i tried one out today... it is so yummy i had to share it! (ohhh... p.s. the cookbook '200 under 200' is so much fun!)

here's mine!! hehe i'm such a lil excited weirdo... (it doesn't look quite as good as the pic in the book.. but hey i'm working on it!)

California Love Mug

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 140 calories, 5g fat, 506mg sodium, 7g carbs, 2g fiber, 3g sugars, 16.5g protein --POINTS® value 3*

Avocado rocks...
Along with veggies 'n eggs --
Swirled with creamy Swiss!
- haiku by Hungry Girl

1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like
Egg Beaters Original)
2 tbsp. diced tomatoes
1 wedge
The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese
2 tbsp. diced avocado

Spray a large microwave-safe mug lightly with nonstick spray. Add spinach and mushrooms, and microwave for 1 - 2 minutes, until softened.

Blot any excess moisture from the veggies. Add egg substitute, tomatoes, and cheese wedge, breaking the cheese wedge into pieces as you add it. Microwave for 1 minute.

Stir gently, and then microwave for an additional 45 - 60 seconds, until scramble is just set.

Lightly stir, and allow to cool slightly. Top with avocado and eat up!