November 2013 Family Photo

November 2013 Family Photo

Monday, September 17, 2007

Katherine Elizabeth Skinner arrived!!!

David and I would like to give our congrats to Adam and Lesley Skinner. Katherine Elizabeth Skinner arrived on Thursday at 11:49 am. She weighed 6lb 13 oz. and was 19 inches long. Lesley and Katherine are both doing great. Adam called me on Saturday morning and they were going home later that day :)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Lots of birthdays this week!!

Lesley, David, Grandma Joyce and Kevin

I want to wish a special birthday wishes to Kevin and Lesley. Kevin's birthday was Monday and Lesley's is today. I hope you both have a great special day :)

Low-fat spinach dip recipe!!

My friend e-mailed me an awesome recipe the other day. I finally tried it last night and it tasted so good. I have been lazy in the past and just went out to buy spinach dip at the store. This was so easy and fast, that I will always make it myself. It made enough to serve an army, so if it is just for 2-4 people, I would cut it in half. It was so yummy!!!

Amanda's Awesomely Low-fat Spicy Spinach Dip!!!
2- 8 oz. pkgs. fat free cream cheese
2 cups shredded monty-jack cheese
2 cans Rotel
1"bushel" of chopped green onion ("for lack of a better word")
2 10 oz. pkgs. frozen chopped spinach
Thaw spinach and drain water from it. Put everything into a skillet over medium heat. Stir frequently until it is hot and cheese is fully melted. I love to add lots of hot chili powder and Louisiana sauce, if you're into that sort of thing. This serves a lot of people as a great side or appetizer with tortilla chips OR you could rock the healthy whole wheat crackers! You can always add some crab meat or 12 artichokes to give it a kick!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

I really don't like no see-um bugs :(

Lacey is probably looking at ants.

The campsite.

Sarah and Roxie.

Sarah and I finishing our hotdogs.

Sweet little Katie Bug.

So, David and I had a huge Labor Day weekend planned at Lake DeGray with Jason and Sarah. We headed out on Friday afternoon with our boat and Jason and Sarah were meeting us there with the camper. Well, we beat them there, so David wanted to put the boat in so we could check out the lake. Well, that was a very bad idea. While, I was waiting for him to go get my car, I was holding the boat and hundreds of these little black gnats (no see-ums) literally attacked me. I really didn't think much of it, but the next morning is when I saw the damage. I was covered from my head to my toe with huge red whelps and it was itching so bad that I couldn't even think straight. We went ahead and took the boat out on Saturday afternoon, but then David started getting attacked by them too, so we decided to go home on Saturday night. Jason and Sarah were not getting bit as much as we were, so they decided to go ahead and stay. The only pics I have are from Friday night.