Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Love me a newborn!

Hey there! How is everyone? Last weekend, we took a trip down to my sister's to see baby Abigail. It was so good to hold a newborn again! She is adorable and such a good baby too. She sleeps, eats, looks around, then repeats. Her big sister is happy as can be and her parents are super proud (as well they should be).
This is my sister and Abby. Kathleen was doing great after her c-section...she was a great hostess and made us FABULOUS food.
Annabelle looks so grown-up, holding her little cousin! I don't know what Mason's thinking here. LOL He had a little cold so he couldn't hold her this visit.
This is their dog Tucker...he is such a sweetie. I'm more of a cat person but some dogs I really like, including him. He doesn't slobber all over me and he's very loving.
I made a Pumpkin Pound Cake for our visit, and I think it came out really good. Would you like the recipe? Just click here. It was really moist and delish. We ate it for both dessert and breakfast!
Speaking of recipes, I wanted to pass along another crockpot dish that I got from Better Homes and Gardens. It's called, "Smoky Chicken and Cheesy Potato Casserole."
I couldn't find Cream of Chicken with Herbs soup, so I just used regular Cream of Chicken soup (actually the reduced-fat version), and added Basil, Oregano, Garlic Powder and Onion Powder. I found Smoked Cheddar at my grocery store; if you can't, feel free to substitute another smoky cheese, such as Smoked Gouda. Anyway this is delicious...we ate it as a main course, with biscuits and veggies; but I can see this as a side as well.
I went to Hobby Lobby this morning...isn't this turkey adorable?
I have no Thanksgiving decorations, so I thought it was time to add something to the mix.
I also got a few spools of ribbon, they were 50% off.
I had a 40% off coupon so I bought next year's Gooseberry Patch calendar...I love these for the kitchen!
We have another addition to the family! Dave's brother and his wife welcomed their third child last week! They have two girls already, and this time they had a son. So I'm working on a little something for him, I'll show you when it's done.

I hope you have a great day!

♥ Jen


  1. What an adorable baby! Abigail is gorgeous. And another baby boy ... your family is growing!
    You have made me so hungry :)
    I always buy a GP calendar too!

  2. What a sweetie Abigail is. That turkey from Hobby Lobby is adorable. And I've gotten Chicken with Herbs soup at Price Chopper before. Give them a try.

  3. AWWW!!! I LOVE that picture of Abby, Jen! She misses you guys so much and thanks for including a picture of the pooch. He can't be left out! :)

    Love the turkey and the ribbon....and that recipe sure does look yummy. going on the list for next week already. :)


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