Thursday, December 30, 2010

Banana Bread

While I was staying with one of my really good friends in WA a couple of years about she gave me a recipe for The Best Banana Bread EVER. It is like crack. You cant just have one piece or one muffin. I make it in large loaf pans, small ones, reg muffins and mini muffins. Well today I did small loafs since I wanted to share it will some poeple and was gonna take it to my Thursday night meeting.

Boy howdy is it good. I like it best right out the oven with sweet cream butter. You have got to try this recipe.

Pineapple Banana Bread

3 Cups Flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 Cups sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3 Eggs, beaten
1 Cup butter - Melted
2 Cups mashed banana
1 Eight (8) ounce can of crushed pineapple, drained
2 teaspoons vanilla

Combine first 5 ingredients

In a LARGE separate bowl combine remaining ingredients, add flour mixture to this wet mixture

Stir until dry ingredients are well folded in and moistened

Spoon batter into greased pans (loaf pans, muffin tins whatever)

Bake at 350 for about an hour and ten minutes (70 minutes) give or take depending on your pan - bake until a toothpick comes out clean .

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wordish Wednesday - New Toys

For both Kayden and I.

For Christmas Santa got Kayden a new marble tower. He loves it. He plays with it all the time. Well we have been cat sitting while out friends where out of town and the cats also like Kaydens marble tower. So Kayden has decided that my pantry is the perfect place to play. He has taken over my pantry and if I go in there while he is in there he pushes me out.

As for my new toys I have found a kitchen supply store here in town. I think I am in heaven. I have been wanting a new cutting board and also the cool pizza grats that pizza places use. I was able to find them there. So as planned we has pizza for dinner last night.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Dinner - Ya mean I have to cook.

No really I love cooking and I do better when I plan it out but I have been having a really hard time planning out meals. It's not that there is a lack of food in the house either. So here is what I have come up with.

Monday - Homemade Pizza and Mozzarella sticks

Tuesday - Baked Teriyaki Chicken, Rice and Steamed Broccoli

Wednesday - Lemon Pepper Pork Chops, Mashed Taters and Gravy, Corn

Thursday - Chicken Pot Pie

Friday - Out for Chinese and then to take Bubba to watch a ball drop at 6 for the kiddos

Saturday - Ham, Hash Brown Casserole, Pineapple Stuffing, Broccoli Cheese Casserole and Rolls

Check out more meal plans here Meal Plan Monday.

Hope everyone has a wonderful last week of 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Morning

I know I should be spending time with the family and not posting on my blog but I had to get this done so my MIL can see pics of Kayden while she has internet access later today.

Looking at what Santa got him

Checking Santas bag to see what else there is

Santa got me undies

Nothing else in here - Maybe I can find an elf

Christmas morning was wonderful. Kayden did not wake up until almost 8 and came into our room telling me that Santa had come and brought him presents. We got out of bed and found our loot. I will let the pics tell the story.

Checking out his stocking

Willy Wonka Candy - Now I can go to the chocolate factory

All his stocking loot

All his presents from Mom and Dad and Grammy and Papa

The aftermath.

I think he made out pretty good

back to the marble tower

Lost both of my boys to new toys

Now the boys are playing with there new toys and I am doing this. Thinking about getting in the kitchen soon to make breakfast and get out stuff done for Shawns Uncles dinner. Will take pics of the for our WA family.

We love you all and hope you all have a MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

Well Santa has came and left our house. Gifts are under the tree, Cookies got eaten and all is ready for Christmas morning.

Today was good expect that both Shawn and I are sick. But we made it though. Shawn let me sleep in and then I took Kayden so that he could sleep for a while. Kayden and I went and got lunch and did some last min shopping and get food for tomorrow. We stopped by Wal-Mart was surprised it was not that busy. After we got home and woke Shawn up we headed to Pensacola but not before another stop to Wal-Mart. I should of asked Kayden while we were shopping what kind of cookies he wanted to make when we were out before hand but I forgot and he wanted to make Santa sugar cookies with frosting and sprinkles. So we stopped at to get stuff to make sugar cookies. Could not find any sprinkles so the nice lady at the bakery gave me a little bit for Santa's cookies.

After that we headed to Dinner at Sonny's a BBQ place out here. It was bad. We have been there before and love it but this time not so much. After dinner we headed out to look at some lights. We had heard of some and headed there and were disappointed. Was gonna try to Zoo Lights but they were closed so we drove down a street and Kayden was happy. We headed home to make our cookies and read - Tis the night before Christmas. My parents sent Kayden a book where they were reading it to him. He loved it. Thanks Gammy and Papa. After finishing the book and hot coco in our new jammys. Kayden finished up his cookies and ran off to bed so Santa could come. He would not even kiss me good night.

Santa has came and gone and I am now watching - A Christmas Story. I have to watch it every year. I am about to head to bed. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


For Christmas from Grandpa and Grandma Pritchard Kayden got 10 bucks. In the mall out here they have these huge hamster balls and they are on water. Kayden has been asking to go in them but I tell him we dont have the money - Really I dont want to waste the money on them, So when he opened his card and found money - First thing out of his mouth was " I have money can I do waterballs. It was his 10 bucks and I was not gonna tell him no.

On Sunday we went to the mall so he could go to waterballs. He had a blast.

Thanks Grandpa and Grandma Pritchard for a fun filled time. He had a blast.

3 days. . . .

I cant believe that Christmas is almost here. It is crazy. I am ready just need to wrap and put stuff under the tree. Kayden is gonna go get Shawn a present today.

We have some friends going out of town and we are cat sitting. I am not a cat person. I had Kayden clean up his mess so the house would be clean when they got here. When he was done he came up to me and asked me if I was happy with him and I told him yes. Then he asked me if he was the my best Kayden in the world, Of course he is the best Kayden. I love when he says stuff like this.

Off to clean up the house some more and do some more baking. 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

I love Saturdays

I love them even more when I get to spend then them with boys.

So far this weekend has been WONDERFUL.

Yesterday I went shopping with a good friend. Got Kayden a bunch of new clothes cause he has decided that he needed to grow. Let me tell ya he is harder then heck to shop for. At almost 5 he is only 35 pounds and 42 inches tall. Can ya guess what size pants he wears. He needs a 24m waist and a 4 boys for the length. It makes finding pants hard. But we found some good deals and he should be set for the rest of winter. Later in the evening Shawn and Nate went to see Tron in 3D. Shawn said it was Bad Ass. Kayden got to go to an NA meeting with me and thought that was pretty cool. I tried to teach him the serenity prayer. It starts out God grant me the peace. He asked me what God was. I did not know how not know how to answer that question. He says the darnedest things sometimes.

On Saturday He slept in till almost 830. It was heaven. We could not decide on what to have for breakfast so decided to go out to Destin and go to Cracker Barrel since I had to go out there anyways. While out there we went to Best Buy to see if they had The Nightmare Before Christmas. While there I wanted to look and see if they had any deals on TV's. Well we get lucky and they did. We got an LG 32in that was 449 for 299. Now we are sitting here watching TV on out new big screen. Later we went to get Kaydens hair cut. He had been saying he wanted spikey hair like mine. So we got him a Mohawk and he looks so cute.

He is now settled into bed and we just got done watching his new movie. Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Winter Break -

Or should I call it Christmas Break since it does not seem like winter down here. We had a couple of days were it was down in the 30's but now we are back in the 60-70's. Kayden wants snow for Christmas. I hate to break it to him the it don't snow in FL.

He is home for 2 weeks and I haven't a clue what do to with him to keep him busy. I have a couple  Christmas art projects that will keep him busy for all of 20 mins. Am thinking we might make plans with some old friends from our mommy group and one of the girls he goes to school with. Otherwise it is gonna be a long break.

Anyone have ideas of how to keep a 4 year old busy ??

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Out of the mouth of my Son

Tonight was Kaydens Christmas program at school. He has been practising all week.

His class sung - I saw mommy kissing Santa Clause and Up on the house top. Anytime he would practice this week it would make me giggle.

Today while I was in the kitchen he came into the Kitchen and told me I needed to kiss Santa Clause, Little does he know.

When he is so cute it make me forget the time that he is such a butt.

Sorry the pics are so bad they are off a phone. He is in the middle in the Green.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Our Christmas Tree


Here is our tree. I wish it was real. But in FL the best to fresh cute you get is from walmart. We drank hot coco after dinner and Kayden had a blast putting on all the ornaments. I made a comment to our friends that I was surprised that it did not fall over cause it wanted them all in one spot.


And one of my little man just cause I think he is cute.

Whats for dinner this week.

Since I have been gone for a while I have had a really hard time with meal planning. But if you know me I have to have a plan.

So here goes it.

Monday - Chicken BBQ Quesadillas

Tuesday - Yummy Pork Chops, Rice and Green Beans

Wednesday - Chicken Brocolli Lomain and Egg Rolls

Thursday - Out - Sonnys bbq. Kaydens Christmas program is tonight.

Friday -Marlboro Mans Sammy and Oven Fries.

Enjoy. If you would like more meal planning ideas go here Meal Plan Monday.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Lazy Sunday

Shawn just asked me when we are gonna get in the shower. I told him I was being lazy today !!!

We are gonna stay home and decorate the Christmas tree, Drink hot coco and Listen to Christmas music.

It is cold outside so thinking of making creamy onion soup for dinner. 

If I am feeling up to it I am gonna go to the alumni meeting tonight at 12 Oaks.

Will post pictures later of our Christmas tree.

Oh one other thing. ANXIETY attacks suck a big one. I was on abilify for a while. It is used as a mood stabilizer and was working but wanted something stronger cause I was having anxiety attacks a couple times a day and they are not fun. I also needed something for sleep so the Dr put me on Seroquel. It almost works too well. I sleep good but am tired during the day and have gotten to where I am only one attacks once or twice a week, But the being sleepy stuff I cant handle. I have stuff I have to get done. I have started taking them every other day but then yesterday I had 4 anxiety/panic attacks in one day. IT SUCKED. I told Shawn that having to feel my emotions and feelings is taking some getting used to. For the last 8 years I would hide from them and now I am not. I dont know if I want to go to the Dr and have him try something else or just deal with it.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Once Again....

So once again it has been a while since I have posted. Once again so much has changed. I think I might change what I use this blog for.

I have noticed that on facebook alot I am posting about my personal life. While I don't have a problem putting it there I think I want something more concrete.

So life has been going WONDERFUL. I went into a 30 day treatment facility back the end on Oct and got out the day before Thanksgiving. Most people in my life have never known that I was an addict. Well I am and I am not proud of it but I am. I have started getting the help I need. It first started with going back to treatment since this was my second time through. I don't think I was ready the first time. I found a sponsor before I got out and have been going to NA meeting almost every night. I try to talk myself out of it almost every night but am getting better about that. I am going to start working my steps this weekend and am a little nervous about that one. But I have to start sometimes. You will be hearing lots more about life an addict.

That's all for now. Will try my best to come back at least 4 times a week with updates on me and my recovery. Might try and through so recipies and stuff in from time to time.