YUMMY Spinach Artichoke Dip...

Alright my blog friends...
please do not hate me for introducing you to this addicting, full-o-fat, scrumptious dip.
It's bittersweet, I am sure. You will love me and hate me at the same time. Your peeps will rave and beg for the recipe, then all will cry and plea for some accountability to shed the unwanted pounds.
Anywho, I have entered it into P-Dubs contest for today. (Go enter one for yourself!) And yes, we are that tight that I call her P-Dub, she just doesn't know it! But I am sure if she did she would call me Kell.

So here it is. Enjoy.

Yummy Spinach Artichoke Dip

2 cups grated parmesan cheese
2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1-14 ounce can artichoke hearts (roughly chop)
1-10 ounce box chopped spinach (thaw then squeeze water out)
6 cloves minced garlic
½ tablespoon black pepper

Mix all together
Bake uncovered 15 minutes @ 400* or until bubbly & browned


Look out Picasso...

My son is 3. He amazes me with the things that he says & does! I know that I am his mom, so I am partial, but seriously this kid is something! The other day while I was working (another post for another day!) he was sitting next to me drawing. He drew a face and then asked me to draw legs with feet and arms with hands. I did and he was thrilled. He took it back to his desk and finished his work of art by adding a mouth, hair, and a penis. Yep, a penis, saying "This is a boy pumpkin and he has a penis!" Oh boy!! Remember, we had FIVE girls before this lil' testosterone filled bundle blessed our lives! And I am sooo thankful that the Lord knows better than I. We didn't want to have anymore. It was a complete surprise that I got pregnant with him and I couldn't imgagine our life without him.
This morning I woke up with a terrible sinus headache. I was laying on the couch with my fingers pressing into my temples trying to ease the pain. This sweet lil' boy came to my side and said "Mom, if I kiss your head will it stop hurting?" It made my heart glad. Sweet muffin.
Enjoy your day.


Charlie bit my finger!



Please pray for Samuel Backus. This little boy has been battling cancer for the last 4 years. His parents have done everything they can do conventionally. His spleen and his gut are giving him problems. He has not given up. He is a proven fighter!
Bless this boy & his family as they celebrate his 6th birthday today!


Shout out....

to Muffin #3. She is going to be a freshman next year (*sniff) and tried out for Cheer. She found out friday night that she made VARSITY!!
Wooo-hooo! Go, fight, win......

...Ouch, I think I pulled a hammy doing the splits!
Ha, yeah right.


Outta the mouth of my babe...

The other day while I was gingerly finishing my taxes....errr...I mean filing the extension, my sweet, 3 year old, love-bug of a son brought his measuring tape from his bedroom.
"Mom, can I measure you?"
Feeling completely secure with that, considering his measuring tape had a length of 18 inches or so, "Sure."
He then pulled it out so far and looked up at me with the sweetest face ever, "Yep, you measure fat!"

Alrighty then...Jenny Craig or bust.


The "T" word...

Yup, I am sitting here trying to get my TAXES done! I know, I know....I procrastinate with almost everything else, why not my taxes too?!

With that being said, could you PLEASE pray for me?! A lil' strength, sprinkled with some wisdom and a dash of fast calculating fingers!?!

Thank you. Much appreciated.
And pre-tax day blessings to ya'll!!
BTW....This is not a picture of me! It is, however, my Auntie R.
And I do kinda, sorta, look A LOT like her. She is just way more cuter! ;O)
It is just a perfect witness to my mental status right about now.
Gotta go, I hear Mr. Calculator shouting at me! Ugh.
....tick, tick, tick, ting!



Yes, I said winners! With my huge response, I couldn't pick just one!
So all three, yep, all three guessers (is that a word?!) are winners in my book.
E-mail me with your address & flip-flop size.

Now to the real "untrue" fact about me......

1. Yes, my husband & I married at a drive-thru in Vegas. We ran away & got married. With a reception at Burger King on the way home!
2. NO, I DO NOT TOUCH MY VAN ONCE A WEEK. Truthfully, more like once a month or so. (Or so being like 6 months!!)
3. Yes, in high school my sweet daddy bought me a BAJA bug. It was ugly as sin, but it was a VW and that is all I cared about! (Yes, I was a nerd too!)
4. Jon & Kate Plus Eight is one of my favs. I love how real Kate is about herself & their life. And I can relate to her OCD-ish ways!
5. Yes, I did suck my thumb til I was NINE. Did I mention that I was a nerd?!
6. And yes, in high school I hit a poor, innocent deer. Well, more like it hit me. It made a nice dent in my new VW (a Rabitt GTI)-the coolest car I've ever owned! Yes, I was...not wait...I still am a spoiled nerd!

Anyway, thanks for playing my silly lil game! I look forward to shopping for your flops! So get back to me with your info.

May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.
May the Lord show you His favor and give you His peace.
Numbers 6:24


A lil'contest & some info. about me....

Happy Mommy tagged me with this today!
Following is a list of 6 things about me.
All are true but one.
Leave me some blog love letting me know which one you think is NOT true!
I will choose a winner from the correct answers Sunday morning 9:00 EST.
Then I will send the winner some farm fresh eggs.
Okay, just kiddin'. But hey I'm sure PW started small too, heh?!
Anyway, how 'bout some flip-flops? Seriously, I love them. Don't you?!
And they will be specially picked for you by me. Even better.
(And no I'm not cheap, just on a budget. You can appreciate that though can't ya?!)
Okay here we go....
1. My husband & I married in the drive-thru in Vegas.
2. I wash & vaccum my van once a week.
3. I once drove a Baja Bug.
4. I like to watch 'Jon & Kate Plus Eight'.
5. I sucked my thumb until I was 9.
6. I've hit a deer.
I'm tagging. .....

This little girl....

Is as stubborn as the day is long,
but more loving & compassionate than that!
She has a love for anything that breathes,
and can make me laugh & cry in the same instant!
She loves to snuggle and eat sugar.
She is muffin #5
and today she turns 6!
Happy Birthday!
I love you.


Here's lookin' at you kid...

LOVE these big blue eyes & the lil' boy whom they belong to even more!


Soccer star...

This sweet lil' muffin was a super soccer player this weekend! She scored THREE goals! Woo-hooo!! So, who cares if one of them was in the opponents goal?! And she looks like a Pollen Jock?! Ahhh, I love her.