Tuesday, November 19, 2019

2fer Tuesday.

2 THANKSGIVING RECIPES TO TRY:



This one is SO yummy AND...it can be made in the crockpot!


Lamoreaux Family Dip

This one's a family favorite.
We serve it as an appetizer on Thanksgiving and it's SUPER yummy!

Here's what you'll need:


1/4 tsp. salt

1 - 8 ounce package of cream cheese

2 Tbs. milk

1 Tbs. grated onion

1/2 tsp. garlic salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/2 cup sour cream

1 - 2 1/2 ounce package of dried Buddig beef

1/4 c. finely chopped green peppers

Mix cream cheese with milk, onion, garlic salt, pepper, salt and sour cream.

Cream until smooth.  

Stir in chopped beef and green peppers.

Serve with crackers and ENJOY!


2 THINGS MAKING ME LAUGH 
RIGHT NOW:




You guys I laughed WAY too hard for WAY too long at this one!


Monday, November 18, 2019

This Weekend:

* Friday morning errands with a sidekick.


Poor Londy was home sick for a few days last week with croup.  No fun.


We made my daily stop at the Post Office {which I will say has gotten much, much faster lately.}

I worked on Etsy orders while London watched about 4 different movies. 

*Friday night I finished {yes! finished!} putting on the final touches to all of our Christmas decor and we put up our kids' trees in their bedrooms. 


I'm thinking London's room needs a little more pink, no?


LOVE the tradition we started when the kids were babies of giving them a new ornament each year {usually something that has to do with that year}.  For instance, in 6th grade, Carson played the drums and so he got a little drumset ornament.  So fun unwrapping them each year and hanging them on their trees.

* Dateline and sodas on Friday night.
If I have ONE pet peeve with Dateline - - it's that they make 2 hour episodes that should only be an hour.  

 I mean really, how much can they drag it out sometimes?
{I'm sorry Dateline. I promise you're still my #1}. 

*Saturday the kids had dance and so I snuck off to run some errands and hit up a cute little local boutique...


My motto in life is right below:


For some reason, I thought it would be a good idea to stop by TJ Maxx.  On a Saturday.


Good idea it was NOT, but....


I scored the cutest little 4 foot flocked pre-lit tree for our family room....because one tree just isn't enough I guess ๐Ÿ˜‰

{Seriously though....never again will I do that store on the weekend}.

* Saturday night Joe and I took the boys to see THE cutest movie out right now.....

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Oh my goodness, we loved this sweet story.

It's definitely quirky but oh so sweet.

{Fun Fact: The actor who plays Hitler is also the guy who wrote and directed the film}.

* No churchey-church for London and I on Sunday.

* Fun friends over for dinner on Sunday night.
We introduced them to our butt rolls....I feel like our friendship is really going well ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

This Weekend:

* Friday morning started out at Swig with a visit with my sweet friend over a Diet Coke and a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie.

Swig's pumpkin choc chip cookies with cream cheese? 
Not bad!

* Grocery shopped afterwards...


Holy Moly! Fry's had some good deals!!

* Date night Friday night at the Gilbert temple.


It was just where we needed to be.
Things are so still and peaceful inside of the temple.
It was nice to just sit and be with my own thoughts.

* Tacos afterwards...

It was Joe's first time at Rusty Taco and he LOVED it.
I love it too!
Their breakfast tacos + chips and queso are my favorite!

* Back at home for the rest of the night I worked on 



There's something very therapuetic about working around in my craft room with the windows open and Christmas music playing.  Yes....Christmas music.  
I could not hold off any longer!

* Saturday morning London and I hit up a cute, little local boutique nearby.



She felt like she had hit the jackpot that day because I let her get Mountain Dew Voltage on our Circle K run.
{Don't judge}.

* The kids had dance all of Saturday afternoon.
Quick nourishment at the TB afterwards...


And yup...even more Etsy orders Saturday night.


{I ๐Ÿ’œmissionary ornaments!}

* Churchey-church on Sunday.

Carson gave a sweet talk in Sacrament meeting about 'Asking the Lord in faith'.  I was so proud of him. Hearing my children share their testimonies of our Savior makes my heart about want to leap right out of my chest in gratitude.

Also:  the dude who sat in front of us in Sacrament wore his sunglasses backwards and Joe and I...being the 5 year olds that we are...could NOT stop laughing at the fact that we had to stare at our reflections for the ENTIRE meeting.



Also, also:  Thank you to whomever hung up these sweet signs in the womens restrooms of our ward building.


Needed it!

* We spent Sunday evening over at my parent's house.  
It was our annual tra-dish of having the grandkids help my mom decorate her Christmas tree.


Also, per tradish, my brother made his famous Peanut blossom cookies.


Don't let Joe fool you.  
He didn't help. 
Just taste tested.

Lastly...we drew names for our 'Cousins Gift Exchange' which the kids love so much each Christmas!

It's completely normal to have a doggy gift exchange for all of the dogs in the family too, right?  

Please say yes.


We are slowly on our way to becoming that weird dog family