Thursday, November 27, 2014

Creamed style corn

I know I need to get back on a clean eating track but using thanksgiving as my final splurge. (Or convincing myself of that) dec 1 I'm back to the gym and for me the two to hard and hand. This creamed corn is so delish I had to share! 
Homemade cream style corn 
16 oz frozen sweet corn, thawed 
8 oz cream cheese 
1/4 stick of butter 
1/4 c shipping cream 
1 tbsp sugar 
Salt and pepper to taste 
4 pieces of bacon, cooked and crumbled. 
Place all ingredients minus corn and bacon in sauce pan melt. Add corn and bacon stir well. (Sometimes I add a bit more corn so it's not as creamy) 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A little Georgia peach.

Kinlee and I had an amazing time visiting auntie Alicia and uncle Malcolm  in Georgia. It was both of our first experiences visiting Georgia and it was a beautiful visit. The weather was great one day it made it up to 78 and SUNNY!! I learned real quick my Washington baby hates the sun. Not even just the sun but the brightness.

 We enjoyed auntie and uncle time. It was good to finally get to see their beautiful home that Alicia has decorated oh so cute. (Yes she takes after me with style..... Not to be conceited or to brag) the puppies were amazing they absolutely loved baby k! 

We shared some much needed sister time with late night girl talks and lots of laughter. Alicia was finally able to get her hair done (yes she only gets it cut or new color when we visit each other) with that being said we cut off around 10 inches back into a cute long balayage bob. Such a change! We shopped our hearts out especially in the baby departments. Experienced lots of blowout diapers. 

We laughted until we cried. 
We snuggled baby Kinlee till she fell asleep or got bored. 

We cooked our first thanksgiving dinner together (a bit early but we can't be together on the actual day) we made Cajun turkey breast, sweet potato casserole topped with pecan strussel...Life changing! Creamed corn with bacon crumbles, green bean casserole, salad, rolls and apple bread topped with salted caramel drizzle.... So delicious! We played board games and reminised old times around the coffee table until our eye lids could no longer stay open. 

Kinlee got lots of cuddles from auntie and uncle. She enjoyed many evenings in the arms of uncle Malcolm watching whatever he wanted on tv cause anything on tv is amazing. She got lots of kisses and snuggles from him too. To see how in love he is with my little girl just totally melted my heart. We were so thankful to spend this time with uncle! 

Nothing to me is better than spending time with my family. The ones I love the most. I sometimes take these things for granted at how amazing our relationships are. Each time I visit with Alicia I realize more and more how we are just exactly alike in many ways and  how she truly is my best friend. She is the one I can talk to about anything in the world and it doesn't even matter. She is more than a sister now, she is more than a best friend to me. She is an aunt to my daughter and soon to be her best friend as well. The connection in the eyes of my baby as she goo goo'ed will only begin to grow stronger as the years pass by. I am very thankful I was able to take this trip and spend time wth Alicia Malcolm and Malcolm's little brother. We truly had an amazing time and are so sad to be headed back to the west. Maybe someday the army will station us at the same location. Now that would be a dream come true for all of us! 

Seatac- altanta

The day has finally arrived for Kinlee and I to head out to Georgia to visit my sister, Alicia and Malcolm. At 12 weeks old this momma is anxious to get there and leading up to flying I have been a nervous wreck. Thus far the experience has gone a little smoother than I had anticipated thank goodness! 
Upon traveling at the airport at an early 7am (we are NOT morning people) traffic was pretty heavy my nerves were twitching it seemed as if it was the longest drive to the airport. Derek was a little on edge as well. Arriving at seatac we found parking right away... Thankfully! (That never happens) I had prechecked in and prepaid for my check bag. In which I would highly recommend cause we didn't have to stand in that terrible long line. We zipped right in to the kiosks to print off the tags. One of the many of my amazing clients had told me Derek could get a security pass and walk to my gate with me. And let me just say that was the most amazing thing ever! Thank you Alaska. Air! Having him push the stroller while I toted Kinlee in the baby ergo made it much easier. She was amused by all the people and lights. (Yes she's taking after her momma and loves watching people) Derek was able to grab me a coffee and a fast food sandwich for a little bit of energy while Kinlee was being nursed (this wasn't my plan but does anything go as planned?!?!?) It was feeding time and I wasn't going to stretch it just so she can feed on the way up because this fussy baby won't eat when she's mad. By the time she had finished nursing it was time for us to preboard. The moment I was so nervous about. Down the runway we go a stroller, a carrier and baby in ergo and a diaper bag on my back. I "gracefully" placed our carrier in a big orange bag and the stroller next. (We all know how ruff they are in luggage I wanted to protect our nice britax with bagging) that was a lot harder than I thought. But finally I go them placed in the bag after smooshing my latte that I so needed prior to this flight.... Can you say caffeine addict? Finally made it on as I could feel myself to begin to sweat. I found our seat and got situated. Bottle out, burp cloth in hand, Aden swaddle blankets, pacifier in, water..... Ok breathe.... 
Kinlee was amused at all the people as our plane began to get full and my anxiety level began to rise for take off I remembered crap!!! I forgot to warm the bottle!!! Oh how breastfeeding is SO much easier than bottles. But bottles at times can be more convenient. After all she did just nurse but I'm worried about her ears and then I realize I need to chill and stop worrying.  I said a little prayer and put that pacifier in. I do believe this will be my sucking saving grace to happiness. I met the two amazing ladies in my row. (I believe they were angles) so helpful! One with anxiety level just as high as mine so we chatted until we were coasting above the clouds. At this point Kinlee was sound asleep and sucking away on her paci. Thank you lord for answering my prayers I felt his present as all my worries melted away. Hours into the flight my baby has slept this whole time as I sit here and make this blog post the longer I become a mom and the more that I am challenged to make decisions I have realized staying calm makes the biggest difference in the world. After all why did I even bring a bottle?