Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter 2013

 I am still here I promise!!
Its just been a little crazy over here.  As I am sure many of you can sympathize with.

We had a lovely Easter weekend here in the PNW, I think it reached close to 70 on Easter Sunday. Needless to say we were in our shorts, tank tops and dresses for the festivities.

We celebrated with the Hubs family on Saturday with an Easter Egg Hunt.  And I got to ride in one of those mini jeeps - I just made the weight limit.  I always wanted one but my parents told me I didn't need one since I had a horse.  But they are still fun to "tear around in"  all 2mph they go!!
And as usje we had the famous Parsons Chicken and Noodles dish, serve up with boiled potatoes and a nice French bread roll.  (Even though I didn't officially do lent - since I give something up every month anyways - I did cheat and have bread on the last day of the month...I gave up bread for the WHOLE month of March, by far the most difficult one so far - cheese is going to be the worst!)
On Easter Sunday we spent with my family.  We had our traditional Leg of Lamb (Jesus is the Lamb of God - never could understand why people eat Ham on Easter...)
We had a lovely time and it was so nice to spend time with both our families!
Hope you had a lovely Easter!!
♥ Ashley

Monday, March 18, 2013


I had the best birthday weekend!! We drove over to Spokane on Friday to meet a potential birth mom and dad to see if we are a good fit. We met with them on Saturday for lunch at Tomato Street (like the best Italian restaurant ever and had a wonderful visit. They brought their son and the paternal grandma along and we had a great conversation.

We all decided that we liked each other and that this would work. So we let our adoption agency know that this was a good to go placement. They are having a little girl and she is scheduled for a cesarean on May 21st!!  I can't believe that in two short months I am finally going to be a mom!!!!

More details to come as they arise! 

But man oh man do we have to get a move on finishing up the nursery, read some baby books, and get all ready for this little bundle of joy!

My birthday was yesterday.  Yes I am a St. Patricks Day baby!! I love that my birthday is on this holiday, I get to pretend that everyone is celebrating my birthday and I get to honor my Irish Heritage!!  We went to this great restaurant in Puyallup that was on Diner Drive Ins and Dives called Crocketts and it was delish.  They had a live band playing and we got to drink green beer (Stella)!!!

♥ Ashley

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

[recipe] Columbian Chicken Soup

I posted about this soup a while ago.  I love this soup. Its my favorite chicken soup.  On Sunday, the hubby and I were trying to figure out what to have for Soup Sunday.  He requested this since it has been so long since we had it.

go to my original post HERE to get the recipe!  I hope you like it as much as we do!!

Linked to: Tasty Tuesdays

♥ Ashley