Friday, April 9, 2010

Just us girls...

It has just been me and Amelia this week. Alex has been out of town on a business trip. We always miss him and we're ready for him to be home. I've been sending him video and pictures of Amelia every day. He misses her so much. I told him that I've been showing Amelia pics of him as well, so she wouldn't forget what her Daddy looked like. HA! When he calls, I put him on speaker phone and she immediately starts grinning from ear to ear. She knows his voice. :) It's so sweet.

Tuesday evening we had a girl's night out with my sister, Joy. It was so much fun. We met at Copeland's and had an awesome dinner. They had live music and at certain points in the evening, the entire restaurant was singing. So much fun!! We were there for over two hours, just eating and chatting. Amelia did really well...she would sit in her seat, sit in my lap, slept off and on. She's such a good baby.

Wednesday evening we went to buy groceries. My sister and her boys met up with us and we did our shopping together. My nephews are a great help with Amelia. They will push her in her stroller and let me focus on buying groceries. It always surprises me that they are willing to push her around in the stroller - they range from ages 11-17. They are so good with her and she loves to watch them...always ready to give them a smile. :) After grocery shopping, we headed home and had dinner and watched a little TV until bedtime.

Last night I hosted home group. My Mom came in for a couple of days, so she helped me prepare for that. She has also been a huge help with Amelia. She got up with her this morning and let me sleep in. Thanks, Momma!!

I made hot ham & cheese croissant sandwiches last night and I also made these...

picture from Pioneer Woman

Of course, I put a healthy salad with it. HA! They were so good. I'm never disappointed with PW's recipes.

For dessert I made an ice cream sandwich cake. The easiest dessert in the world and so yummy! You just layer ice cream sandwiches and whipped cream and freeze. When you get it out, top with your favorite candy bar. I also did a yellow cake w/berries and cream. I really didn't cook much of was all quick and easy!

Tonight my man comes home! YAY!!! We have my niece's birthday party tonight and then NOTHING tomorrow. I know Alex will need to rest and prepare for Sunday, so a free Saturday is just what we need.

I've made an appointment for my first airbrush tan. I've decided to try and tan safely this year. Once spring hits, I usually start going to the tanning bed. *I know - it's terrible for the skin, thus the reason I'm trying something new and safer* :) I'm a little nervous and I'm just praying I don't end up looking like this. If I remember - I'll take a before and after picture to show you! :)

Well, I'm going to go get a shower now...since it's 11:30 and all. We're meeting my S-I-L, Sara today! I haven't seen her in a couple of weeks and miss her terribly! So excited to see her and the kiddos.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Love to all,


Mary Kate said...

we had those PW sandwiches last night for dinner...yummy!!!

The Patterson's said...

You are always cooking/making food that sounds so delicious! I'll have to check out that website.

I think you'll really like the airbrush tan. My friend owns a tanning business, and I love it!

elainaann said...

Wish I had known about all this girl fun. I've been home alone too. :(

Anonymous said...

Jill that cake looks AMAZING!!! My mouth is watering. Glad you had some girly time and hope Alex arrives soon xxx

Mom of 3! said...

Girl... I hate that we left just as soon as you got to the party. :( I'm so glad you and A got to have some girl fun! Give her a squishy hug from me and the girls!

Rebekah said...

You are going to love your air brush tan! I've done it a few times and I have never been disappointed. It took a while for me to get used to it, since I have red hair and I wasn't used to seeing myself have any color besides pale. I love it though!

Mel said...

That ice cream cake looks so good, my mouth is watering. YUM!

I had to stop tanning a few years ago, too. I did the airbrush tan for a while. They are SOOOOO much better than they used to be! I have since gotten hooked on the Jergens firming and self tanning lotion. It won't make me as dark as I used to like being, but it is a good glow of color and totally FIRMS and boosts my summer skin. And added bonus? SO MUCH cheaper. LOL My husband definitely appreciates it!

Faith said...

Those PW sandwiches are so delish! We haven't had them in a while, so I'm glad you mentioned them.

I want to see pics of your tan! I'm glad you liked the way it turned out =)

So happy you got to see Sara!! I know you girls had fun catching up.

Hope this weekend was great!!

The Lynchs said...

That ice cream sandwich cake looks AMAZING! That is definitely going on my to-do list!