Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Life is Good!

My first homemade basil-pine nut-Parmesan-pesto...served on a toasted bun with grilled chicken and grated Parmesan cheese.....
....This dish is only possible because of my wonderful hubby!!!! Thank you Brandon for the beautiful new machine that now adorns my kitchen counter!!!!! We celebrated our 8 year wedding anniversary last week and we don't usually do gifts. He totally surprised me and came home with this food processor which I have secretly wished for the entire 8 years we have been married! When we got married, I registered for a 1.5 cup mini-food processor. I have used it for many recipes, but I have to do the processing in portions, dump out, process more, etc. I was so surprised and excited!!! He said the "modern gift" for the 8th anniversary is an appliance! Who knew!!?? Everything on this week's menu requires a food processor! Thanks B! I love you!!! I look forward to the next 50 years with you!

"If you live to be 100, I want to live to be 100 minus 1 day so I never have to live a day without you." ~Winnie the Pooh
Isn't it pretty!?....Here are some photos of our latest happenings...
Addie's new favorite place is the park!

We were invited to a super fun playdate with Jen, Grady, Jett, Jolene, and Henry last week...Addie loved playing with their cars!
This is what Addie does when her daddy gets home from work each day.... Ok, this may seem silly but I am so excited about Addie's first art work! She "made" this palm in Sunday School this weekend for Palm Sunday. I found this in the bottom of the trash Sunday night! HELLO!! This is big time!

Chillin' in her new big girl seat...thanks to a sweet family in my class this year that handed this down to us...

Saturday we were lucky to spend time with one of our favorite people in the whole world! Sharon! We love you!

When I was pregnant, my sweet friend Chani gave Addie this outfit and I keep forgetting to take pictures every time she wears it. Since it snowed a few weekends ago, I thought it might be her last chance to wear it so she wore it to church and lifegroup! I had to get a few shots of her in it...I think it makes her look like such a big girl! Thank you Chani!

Friday night I had A BLAST with my friends from work at a wine-tasting! There is nothing like a group of teachers relaxing after a long week on a Friday night! The picture below is TERRIBLE of me, but because the other two ladies look amazing, I had to post it....and also just to say what great friends Tonya and Chani are to me. I love these two girls so much! I am going to miss being with them every day more than I can even put into words.....We seriously have a dream team!
~Michelle :-)


hillarylaird said...

YUMMO on the homemade basil-pine nut-Parmesan-pesto dish! I wish a new kitchen appliance could help me cook like that!!! Ok, so Addison Berkley has to be the definition of "The Happiest Baby on the Block"!!! She just looks SO filled with JOY!! Just like her mama!! Love you both and can't wait to celebrate birthdays of two of my favorite girls!!

The Soladay Family said...

I love that little baby girl! She is getting sooo big!!

Chani said...

This WHOLE post makes my day!! Start to finish! :)