Friday, October 29, 2010

Fall Friday

It's Halloween weekend and I have pumpkins on the brain. The leaves have turned, the rain is officially here to stay and baby, it's cold outside. Well it's a high of 50 degrees and thats cold for this Cali girl. Here are a few pics to usher in the weekend, we are headed to the beach, maybe we will catch a storm and hopefully relax with dinner and a movie! Have a great weekend!

Mini Pumpkins

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

And because I couldn't resist my boys in plaid flannel!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More Please...

Last weekend we got around to trying a new recipe and it was extra yummy courtesy of our wind storm outside. We added black beans, fresh corn and some cumin, perfection!

Pumpkin Turkey Chili Recipe -


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pound ground turkey
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
2 cups pumpkin puree
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 dash salt
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream


Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and saute the onion, green bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, and garlic until tender.
Stir in the turkey, and cook until evenly brown. Drain, and mix in tomatoes and pumpkin.
Season with chili powder, pepper, and salt. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes.
Serve topped with Cheddar cheese and sour cream."

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Week in Pictures

It's easy to tell who I spend my week with. Next time, I promise pictures of people other than Logan or possibly other people with Logan :) Have a great week, I am off to bake Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins - its fall and I'm ready to bake away my afternoons!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


This weekend we headed out to a local pumpkin patch for Logan's first fall experience. He loved being outdoors and seeing all of the activity. We visited the Cider Saloon for some fresh apple cider and walked through the pumpkins for some photo ops, we can't wait for next year when he can pick out his own pumpkin!

Friday, October 15, 2010

3 Months

This has been a big month for Logan - he learned how to smile, laugh and "goo" as I call it. Not only is our boy active, but he's chatty. I will catch him cracking himself up while he's swinging or hanging out in his crib, a good sense of humor runs in the family. He is still growing like crazy, wearing 6 month clothing in most cases. He is almost sleeping through the night, but still wakes up around 2am for some chow, but that's just fine with me. He still loves the bath and is starting to take interest in his toys. He is a such a blast - we can't wait to see what next month brings!

A Portland Adventure

This weekend, hubs and I are headed to Portland. We are going to check out some smaller outskirts and then head into the City for some bright light adventuring. Hopefully we will hit up some great neighborhoods and a good restaurant if we are lucky. Here is what I am looking forward to: the infamous Voodoo Doughnuts. Yes please. If you are thinking, would this girl drive up to an hour for doughnuts...don't tempt me, they have a Bacon Maple Bar.

Okay, okay, I will likely combine this outing with something equally exciting for the hubby, perhaps the Hood River Fruit Loop. Either way we are excited to get out of the house for a while (okay, that's just me) and do some old fashioned wandering around.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Its Better at the Beach

We had such an amazing time at the beach - it was relaxing and a much needed break from the grind. We even took Logan out with us to dinner and made it through an entire rented movie - we were feeling quite accomplished! We headed down to Depoe Bay on Saturday and walked around looking at the stormy waves and doing some shopping! We can't wait to head back and find some hiking trails!

Daddy and Logan at Depoe Bay

The waves were crashing up over the rocks

We stayed cozy for the fire.

And we caught a smile on camera for the first time!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Blast From the Past

As we come into some cooler weather (I actually saw falling leaves yesterday) - I realized I missed the warm weather, but not just any warm weather - the kind that you find on a certain island in the middle of the pacific. Hmm... it might have to wait a while, but I will come again Maui - don't you worry. The mister, both big and small, and I are headed to the beach house this weekend, lets hope we get a little sunshine while we're there!

Makena Beach - In front of our hotel - May 2008

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Someone Got a New Toy

This past weekend I attended a Babies, Bellies and Beyond event, and I picked up this Jumper for $35 bucks and it might have been the best moolah I have spent in a while. My independent little man loves to jump around on his own, I might just have to attempt to capture this on video.