Monthly Archives: October 2011

A little video to brighten your day :)

Could this be cuter?!


music I love

One of my favorite artists lately is JJ Heller
I was blessed to get one of her cd’s for my birthday last month!

You can visit her website here

And view a one of her music videos below, entitled ‘control’

What do you think about a Christian artist singing about cutting?

weekend with Ethan

Our nephew Ethan stayed with us last weekend
He loves his cousin Mylin and likes to say that he’s her ‘big brother’
He loves pinching her cheeks, tickling her toes, and reading her stories before naptime 🙂

We love you, Ethan!!! We’re so thankful you’re a part of our family 🙂

partners in crime

game night!

Last weekend we had a great game night with another couple
We spend the evening snacking, laughing, and singing to mixed dvd’s of songs from college
What funny and crazy memories we retold!
Thanks Ashley and Conor!

What are your favorite games to play?!

love gifts

Remember my golden birthday a couple weeks ago?
And the recap of the wonderful and wretched?!
Well here’s one last post about it – the wonderful gifts from my sweetest love!!!

He knows just what I love (especially when I email him ideas weekly sometimes)

the best grilled cheese…ever.

I never knew there were so many ways to make a grilled cheese sandwich
I grew up with 2 slices of bread, a few slices of velveeta, buttering the bread and ‘grilling’ it on a skillet on the stove

Well, let me tell you – my eyes have been opened!
First it was my sister-in-law, Jill, who made the open face cheese, lunch meat, and garlic salt sandwiches
Then Kim posted about grilled cheese (twice) and I had to try my hand at a gourmet sandwich!

But then, in August, I tasted the best grilled cheese ever.
It didn’t matter that it was pepperjack cheese (a favorite of mine) but it did matter that it was grilled in a bath of butter…not buttered and then grilled!
This grilled cheese discovery and revolutionized our late night snacking!

Just simply melt butter in the pan and set sandwich in it – make sure there’s always butter under the sandwich so it doesn’t burn
May have to flip a few times – but it is worth the wait!
It toasts it all the way up the sides too for a delicious crunchiness all around!

What is your favorite way to grill a cheese?!