Updates from the O-HI-O state

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

It's back

It's back....I mean we're back. It has only been 25+ months, but lets not dwell in the past. My blogging fire has sparked. Many of you may not even have known that I had a blog and are viewing this for the first time and others may be scratching their heads saying, "back? we didn't know you left". Either case, my blog is back up and running.

Over the past year there has been many changes, job change, hair change, pant size change, oh and yeah the most important change is the addition of Miss Chloe Jane.

Chloe is sort of the reason for my new interest with blogging. This will my way of communicating with family and friends and allowing them to "check up", "stalk" on us in a more socially appropriate way.

Please stay tuned for more updates and even some back tracking to catch you up.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

New hair cut

Riley has a new hair style! She looks more naked than she did a week ago (Good thing spring is on its way). I don't take my dogs to the groomers as often as I would like to, so when I do take them its usually a drastic  hair trim when Kim (our groomer) has finished. Riley doesn't seem to mind her new hair style as much as Tim does. Tim likes the dogs to be shaggy and wild looking...lets hope this doesn't spill over on to our kids one day.



Maddie's appointment is within the next week, yay!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Yummy Dinner!

I made this great recipe for dinner tonight. 

Turkey with Feta Topping 
with Broccoli and Couscous!
4 Sun Dried tomato halves (not in oil), chopped. 
1/2 cup boiling water
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 shallot minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tb basil (1/2 ts dried)
1/4 ts dried oregano 
4 turkey cutlets

-Place the sun dried tomatoes in the boiling water for 2mins, then drain water
-Mix the tomatoes, feta, shallot, garlic, basil and oregano, in a small bowl. 
-Place cutlets on a baking pan, with EVOO. Broil for 4-5mins each side or until done. On the last flip, top each cutlet with the cheese mixture. Bake until cooked through and cheese begins to melt. 

 Add some steamed Broccoli and Couscous!!! Yummmmy!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

We had visitors

Our friend Rachel and her girls came for a visit.
We met Rachel and her husband Ben when they were finishing up Ben's residency here in Ohio and Tim and I had just moved into town. Rachel and Ben were  are gifts from God, she was, is a source of strength and encouragement to get through residency. Thanks Rach!!
Rachel and Ben now call Indiana home but not before spending a year in Miami for fellowship, during which time us girls took a mini cruise to the Bahama's.

Rachel and Ben have two daughter's and a third baby due in June! Although the visit was short we had a great time.
We went to the zoo and did some shopping. Mary and Anna are easy going girls and had a great time with our dogs (well mostly Riley... Madison is just a bit too).

Here are some highlights!

The girls love animals and really loved seeing the rain forest!

Anna loved Riley and feeding her seemed to be great! She took a maternal role, worrying that Riley may choke, so she only gave her 1 piece of food at a time........It went something like this....

 Yet, for herself Anna was not scared about choking...after all she is almost 2yrs old! At dinner she didn't waste any food :)  Sticking in as much as her little cheeks would hold.

Thanks for stopping by Rachel, Mary and Anna! It was great to have little feet running through the house and hearing laughter in the morning. I can't wait to come visit this summer when the new baby brother or sister arrives in mid June.