Updates from the O-HI-O state

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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.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Germs, Germs and more Germs

If you know me at all then you are well aware of my germ phobia. Thats right, sanitizers of any kind are  my best companions.  I have hand sanitizer in my car, purse, desk, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. I have sanitizers of very kind around my house, one for the bathroom, kitchen, floors, windows...well you get the idea. Lately it seems there has been several news castings listing the top 10 or 20 places germs are found.  Well I have decided to make my own list and here it is;
*Note these are not listed in any particular order*


2.Office Phone


4. Playdough


6.Bottom of your purse

7.Key Board


9. Shopping cart

10. ATM


*This concludes on soap box rant*

Feel free to share any places you would like to add to my list.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Bad Choice

Even as an adult I seem to have the same childhood struggle with my eye's being bigger than my stomach. Today I was really craving a shamrock shake from McDonalds and my mind was set on the large. I thought; "go big or go home". Well I did a little of both.....I went big and went straight home quickly ....my stomach has been upset and hating me all evening :(

Moral of this story....Don't go big just go home.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hurry Spring, Hurry!!

Reason number 5,782 why spring NEEDS to hurry up! We had a snow day on Friday and since I was home...I had the pleasure, nightmare of snow blowing.  

2 hours later the driveway was clear and I needed a drink...or two!!!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Axxium Nails

I often feel more of a lady when I have a fresh manicure, I love how my nails look when they shine with color! However, that feelings lasts only a short time (2days) with a regular manicure :(   BUT, I have been turned onto OPI's Axxium gel polish!  Now that loving feeling lasts for 14 days!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

snow, snow and a little more snow

The past week has had been in the 50's, even reaching the 60, which is way above average for February in Ohio. However, today the above average came to a halting STOP with a winter storm advisory!?!?!?  So much for the groundhog theory of an early spring. As we sat inside, next to a fire, this is what it started to look like outside....