Sunday, December 26, 2010

This Week's Menu

Yes, I have tried this before and failed but this time I am determined to make it work. I am going to be planning out our families meals every week and so that I have some sort of accountability I will be posting them here. Feel free to leave me some of your favorite recipes... :)

Monday: Chicken Tortilla Soup

Tuesday: Grilled Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Roasted Garlic and Ancho Chile Butter, Rice, Jello, Green beans (maybe asparagus)
Wednesday:  Pasta Salad with artichoke and fresh mozzarella

Thursday: American Tacos with green salad.

Friday: Stuffed Pizza Rolls, chicken wings and left over green salad

Saturday:  Chicken Ceasar Wraps, potato chips and fruit

Sunday: Zuppa Tuscana and Cheesy Garlic Bread Swirls

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

You can never be sure...

So this morning Jessi and I woke up early. Having a little bit of free time before church, my gorgeous bride threw in a load of white laundry. We showered, and Jessi found that she all of her garment tops managed to make it into the washing machine, were now soaking wet and soapy, and we needed to leave in 10 minutes. We decided that I would just tell everyone that she was sick today and find someone to help me teach primary while she stayed home.

Walking across the church parking lot a sister (who I don't remember having seen before) asks

"Where's your wife?"

"Oh, she's out sick today."

"Does she have the flu?"

hm... last thing I need is for them to think I have been exposed to the flu and am spreading it to all of primary. Better go with food poisoning.

"No, she doesn't have the flu, she was nauseous this morning."

"She's PREGNANT!!!"

"No, no, she isn't pregnant, just sick."

"If she is nauseous, she must be pregnant."

"I'm sure she isn't pregnant"

"How can you be sure?"

um... because she isn't really sick...

"I know she isn't pregnant"

"You can never be sure..."

How can this woman be sure that I can't be sure? Jessi could be on her period, or the pill, we could use condoms, we might be infertile, maybe we don't even have sex; all things this strange woman knows nothing about, but are distinctly within the realm of possible reasons that a person could confidently say that his wife isn't preggers.

"I am sure she isn't pregnant"

"What is your name?"

After the conversation we just had, do I really want to give her my name...?

"I'm Jordan..."

"Well it must be such an exciting time for you with your wife expecting, good bye now." and she was off to take her hard earned gossip and spread it like dandelion seeds in the wind.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Growin' Like a Weed

A little over a week ago Gwen weighed in at 61 lbs (she probably weighs more than that now). 3 months ago today we brought Gwenevere home- she weighed 17 lbs. My baby is growin' up so fast!

Taken June 20th

Taken August 28th
It won't be long before Jordan can't hold her anymore!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

And they called it puppy love...

I am not sure who liked who more...

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Great Dane Meet Up

Today we took Gwen down to Long Beach to meet some new Great Danes. Gwen seemed to have a blast!

Does it make us weird that we drove for more than an hour just so our baby could make new friends?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010


So, I am sure most of you know Oso's unfortunate ending but for those of you who don't...Oso is in a much happier place now where he doesn't have to be afraid or hurt or remember all of the horrible experiences of his life.
Oso was my baby and I was devastated but knew it was the right thing to do. It's been a rough week...Jordan must really love me because today we brought home a new puppy!
It is a long story but basically we got her from a breeder through a large dog rescue. (If you want particulars I will fill you in.) She is an almost 10 week old Fawn Great Dane. Her father was 180 lb. and about 35 in at the withers and her mom was 120 lbs. and about 30 in. Gwenevere has a fairly dainty bone structure so she will probably be a smaller Great Dane around 120 lb. when she is fully grown.
Isn't she beautiful?
Picking Gwen up :)

This is what I found when I got home.

Going for a walk.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Weekly Menu

Summer is officially here! Yay! That means I will finally be able to cook every night.

My plans for this week:

Monday: Retirement Party at BJ's. Jordan is on his own.
Tuesday: Chicken Marsala with Angel Hair Pasta, Garlic Bread and Salad
Wednesday: Stuffed Quesadillas with homemade tortillas.
Thursday: Marinated Pork Chops, spanish rice and corn on the cob with lime and chili butter.
Friday: Pizza Bites with spinach salad.
Saturday: Netty is going to be here.. probably will be at my parents house.
Sunday: Parents house (?)

Thoughts? Suggestions?

Thursday, May 6, 2010

And baby makes 3...

Meet Oso, the newest member of our family! Oso is a5 year old, Great Dane/German Shepherd mix that we adopted from the pound. When we got him he was only 108 pounds, you could see all of his ribs, he had wounds all over his body and a tail that had obviously been broken.

He wormed himself into my heart...

and Jordan's!

He looks so little in his pictures but he is definitely a big boy. He loves his mom and dad more than anything and would rather be loved on than play- silly boy.