Picture & Life Update

6.21.2014

Hey ya'll.  It's been awhile since I've had a picture "dump" of the kids and pooches.  We've had a busy month.  Tim was traveling the first 2 weeks of June.  He got home last Friday.  It was soo good to see him!  The kids and I missed him a lot.  For those of you whose husbands or wives are gone for weeks at a time, hats off to you.  It was hard for me to sleep at night.  A friend of mine told me to read Psalm 46 and 91.  It helped a lot.  Thanks to all those who came over and watched the kids while I worked or needed some time out of the house, and for those who volunteered.  I appreciate each of you.

While Tim was gone, I had the privilege to lead worship for our church.  I absolutely loved doing it.  Normally we're gone at the same time so I'm not able to.  Thanks to the band for being patient with me and listening extremely well to my instruction :).  You all did a fantastic job!

My parents are in town right now hanging out with us.  We're enjoying their company and of course FREE babysitting!  We see lots of movies while they're in town.

Madelyn is doing well these days.  Extremely active and talks a mile a minute.  Has a strong opinion on pretty much everything.  Still loves watching "Daniel Tiger" and singing all the songs from the show.  Loves Grandma Izzy's mac and cheese.  I think she eats about 4 helpings every time Izzy and Tom come over.  LOVES having Theo in her Sunday School class.  She is very protective of him and I'm sure will always be.

Theo is still a spunky little boy.  We had to take him to the ER last weekend right when Tim got home from his trip.  He was having breathing problems again.  We were using his inhaler, but he wasn't improving so we had to take him in.  He was stabilized and came home around 2am on Saturday morning.   His favorite things right now are legos, cars, singing the abc's, climbing on everything in sight and BALLS.  He still doesn't talk much, but we can tell his wheels are turning and he's thinking about it.  He knows everything we say and sometimes...especially during dinner when he doesn't want what's on his plate...tries to make us think he doesn't understand us.  We know you understand us, little buddy, better eat those veggies :)

Now on to pictures...

Playing at the mall



Theo's doctor appt.

BALL!!

driving to Ms. Myra's...and yes, in their pj's

coloring daddy and Mr. Clint a welcome home sign


at the ER :(

Father's Day nap


About to get a haircut!



Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore

6.19.2014

Crockpot recipe #23 is Chicken Cacciatore.  Yes, I know...I've done 3 or 4 chicken recipes in a row.  Maybe next  will be beef or pork :).  Tim and I liked this one, but the kids...not so much.  If you want a healthy recipe, this is a good one.  Lots of veggies.

Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore
Ingredients:
4-6 chicken breasts
1 jar garden/veggie spaghetti sauce
1 onion chopped or 3/4 cup frozen onion
1 zucchini chopped
1 green pepper chopped

(I froze my zucchini and green pepper...that's what you see in those bags)

Directions:
Place chicken in bottom of crockpot
Put everything else in
Cover
Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours
Shred Chicken

Serve over noodles

Blog Design Update

6.11.2014

I'm sure you're all wondering how the blog business is going... :)

I've been able to design some custom blogs and getting some sales from Etsy.  Thanks to all who've let me design your blog and/or purchased something from Etsy.  I appreciate it!!  If you're at all interested in having me design your blog or want to use a premade template, send me an e-mail and let me know your thoughts/questions.

I've added a few more premade designs to my website and Etsy.  Once installed, you're able to change the colors to whatever you'd like!

You can see all the designs on my website mccarty-designs.com

Here are some of the new designs:









Madelyn-1 John 4:19

6.06.2014

It cut off her first word...but you can catch the rest :)

1 John 4:19


"We love because He first loved us."


Crockpot Broccoli Chicken Alfredo

6.05.2014

Crockpot recipe #22 is Broccoli Chicken Alfredo.  This one has a little different flavor, but I really enjoyed it.  The kids ate it too!

Crockpot Broccoli Chicken Alfredo
Ingredients:
1 jar alfredo sauce
4-6 chicken breasts
1 bag frozen broccoli cuts
1 jar mushrooms (drained)
1 green pepper (chopped)

(green pepper not pictured)

Directions:
Place chicken in crockpot
Put everything else on top
Cover
Cook on LOW for 7-8 hours
Shred chicken when done

Serve over noodles