Wednesday, December 24, 2008

MERRY CHRISTMAS !








I have been slacking lately on the blogging while I have been down in Houston, but I wanted to post some pictures of our Nativity "play". My mom wrote a little christmas play and my nieces were the star and Mary, my nephew was Joseph, Brody was baby Jesus, my bro in laws were wise men and the sheperds! It was very cute and they all did a good job. However baby Jesus was a little fiesty he did simmer down at the end! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May the Savior's spirit bless all your homes this year. Love the Bowmans

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hair cut part deux

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Laurie and I took Brody for a professional cut and it lookes great! The girl did a fast good cut at "Snip Its" I would reccomend that place for anyone with kiddos!! fun fun

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving





This Year was my first year to cook a thanksgiving feast! I was a little skeptical but excited too. Kent Jr and co. came into town so I made the turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes, Mary made the rolls, sweet potato casserole, the drank and veggies, Kent made the gravy, and brad mashed the potatoes. It turned out great!! and we had tons of fun hanging out with all the family!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Got Milk?

videoYesterday I took Brody to the doctor for his 9 month check up. He lost some weight grew a couple of inches and has a big head. The dr. said well he's smart and long and lean! I definatley don't know where he get's the long and lean from (he doesn't look it)but we'll take credit for the smart part:) Well I was talking to the Dr. about some advice on weaning bc we'll be going on a cruise in less than one month and my mom will be watching him. So he was telling me that Brody could start drinking cow's milk. I was thinking skim milk since it would be easier to digest at first,but the Dr. said whole milk. so I bought a small bottle of whole milk for him to try bc I wasn't sure if he'd like it. Because I don't like milk at all. At dinner I put a little bit in his cup and at first he drank a big gulp and I though 'oh yea! he likes it'. then I gave him another drink and he did the gross burp gag like he wanted to barf. I though maybe he had to much food in his mouth so I tried it again. Nope he did the same burp gag and spit it out! so a little later I tried giving it to him again and he pushed it away and wouldn't open his mouth. He even waved 'bye' to it. But this morning I let him try my vanilla soy milk and....He liked it! he pulled the straw to his mouth bc he wanted more! he is his mom's son

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Family Visit

My parents and sister came into town last weekend and we had fun going to POPS, the OKC bombing memorial, Guthrie, Haefer park and just around town! Luckily we'll see them again in a month for christmas!

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I was in the batroom getting something out of the cabinet when I look over and Brody got the plunger stuck it in the toilet and started "plunging" away! Don't worry our toilets are clean and I cleaned him up afterward.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Dinner Tag

My sister Tagged me to do this dinner tag and here are fasy and easy dinner recipes that I love!! I tag who ever had fast & easy good recipes too;)


FAST EASY DA BOMB Tortilla soup

1.5 lbs shredded chicken (boil chicken and save broth)
1 can (14oz) green enchilada sauce …if you like it hot get hot or not get mild
1 (4oz) can of diced green chilies
1 (15oz) can pinto beans drained
1 medium onion chopped
2 T minced garlic
2 cups water... I just use the chicken broth from when I boil my chicken
1 (15oz) can chicken broth...just use the chicken broth from when boil chicken
2 tsp of each -salt, cumin, chili powder
Pepper to taste
1 can of corn drained
Bunch of Cilantro
Garnish with cheese, sour cream, avocado
I also cut strips of corn tortilla and let it toast in the oven at 350 for like 10 mins and put it on top..mmmm


CREAMY HERBED CHICKEN
4 chicken breasts
1 can cream of chicken
1 cup milk
1 envelope of liptons garlic and herb soup mix
1 t of thyme and parsley

Cooked fettuccine or spaghetti

Cook chicken till juices run clear then mix all above ingredients and pour over chicken and let it simmer in skillet for 5-10 mins

Herbed chicken and tomatoes
1 lb of chicken diced into cubes
1 can of Italian diced tomatoes
1 envelope of liptons garlic and herb soup mix
¼ t sugar
Hot cooked pasta
Shredded parmesan cheese (optional)

Cook chicken in skillet pour tomatoes, soup mix and sugar over top, let it simmer for 10 mins and serve over pasta sprinkle with cheese


Salsa Chicken
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 (4 ounce) can tomato sauce
1/4 cup salsa
1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chili powder
hot sauce to taste

Place chicken breasts and tomato sauce in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, then add the salsa, seasoning, cumin, garlic and chili powder. Let simmer for 15 minutes.
With a fork, start pulling the chicken meat apart into thin strings. Keep cooking pulled chicken meat and sauce, covered, for another 5 to 10 minutes. Add hot sauce to taste and stir together

• I like to put this over rice but you can put it in tortillas too

Shrimp Lemon Pepper Linguini
cooked linguine (spaghetti) pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup chicken broth
¼ c lemon juice or one lemon juiced (save zest)
salt to taste
2 tsp. black pepper
1 pound fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup butter
3 tsp parsley
1 tsp basil
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguine, and cook for 9 to 13 minutes or until al dente; drain.
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, and saute garlic about 1 minute. Mix in chicken broth, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat, and simmer until liquid is reduced by about 1/2.
Mix shrimp, butter, parsley, and basil into the saucepan. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, until shrimp is opaque. Stir in the cooked linguine, and continue cooking 2 minutes, until well coated.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I voted!


Okay everyone get out there and vote! Today was my first time ever and we were very excited!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

A day at the park

Today was a great day. We had fun this afternoon bc we decided to go to Haefer park and feed the ducks. We took Brody's stroller and went walking around the whole park which was beautiful bc you could see all the trees starting to change their colors. The temp wasn't too fallish like 79-80 degrees but still nice. After our long walk we were getting kinda hungry so Brad wanted to go to a Panda Express that they just opened bc it reminded him of his mission, and kinda reminded me of BYU, even though I was too poor to go out to eat in school, I usually went there or Cafe Rio when I first got back to Provo, bc I still had my summer money. So we walked several blocks and got lunch and a BIG drink at happy hour SONIC style.We had a little picnic at the tables there and then fed the ducks. I don't know if Brody has ever seen ducks before but He thought it was hilarious when Brad was feeding the ducks. We were all laughing bc it was soo cute to hear his belly laugh. Even the family behind us thought it was pretty funny. You'll have to listen close though bc our camera stinks.<


Brody and Brad feeding the ducks


Brad feeding the squirrels ;)


Family pic, but Brody wasn't looking. boo


Brody showcasing ALL his teeth


My Guy


Playing with sticks


Playing with more sticks


My guys posing on the trail



Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloweenie !


It was pretty scary trying to get him to smile. He is a grouchy Mc Grouch today!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Trunk or Treat

Yesterday our church hosted it's annual Trunk or Treat. The festivities included a chili dinner/contest, which I entered but didn't win ;( boo. Games, face painting and hay rides for the kiddos, and lastly Trick or treating from car to car. Brody was a chicken and Brad and I were chicken farmers. He did pretty good with the outfit and enjoyed his only piece of candy (bc we ran out of candy and gave his away at the trunk...and when I say we I mean Brad) AND he didn't try to rub his make-up off. I don't know if thats a good or bad thing...Happy Halloween


Brody and Brad passing out treats





sorry Folks I ain't promisin' anything purty I look like I got kicked by a horse and my hat flew off...YIKES I've had better days

Monday, October 27, 2008

he he he


I got this email today and I thought it was pretty funny! Happy Halloween !

Thursday, October 23, 2008

My First Haircut

On sunday we decided Brody needed a hair cut, and Brad wanted to be the first to give it to him! It turned out ok he kinda looks like Lloyd from dumb and dumber but its starting to grow on me.
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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Happy Halloweenie




These are my festive decorations for Halloween! I love the Fall season, I heard in the John Tesh radio show that more people are "in love" in the Fall so to all you summer birthdays out there guess when you were concieved...

Friday, October 17, 2008

More NC pics

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31394589@N08/show/with/2935346776/

Monday, October 13, 2008

TAG... 8 is great

Eight TV shows I love to watch:
1. The Hills
2. Project Runway
3. America's Next Top Model
4. Jon and Kate + 8
5. The Real Housewives of Atlanta
6. Unwrapped
7. Chelsea Lately
8. Glen Beck (with Brad)

Eight things that happened to me yesterday
1. Went to Starbucks in North Carloina
2. Fed ducks at the lake with Iris, Josh, Lydia and Brody
3. Had a LONG flight with Brody
4. Nursed Brody on the plane (never thought I'd do that)
5. Thought about slapping the girl next to me on the plane with my boob
6. Bought a necklace in the Airport
7. Had some ice cream
8. Went to Wal-Mart

Eight favorite places to eat
1. Panera
2. Pei Wei
3. Tacos San Pedro
4. Chipotle
5. Macalister's
6. Mimi's Cafe for breakfast
7. Kang's
8. Jamba Juice

Eight things I am looking forward to
1. A clean house
2. Cruise in December
3. Losing weight
4. Spending more time with Brad in the down season
5. Brody
6. Getting my braces off
7. seeing Ruben & Alicia's baby
8. Haloween

Eight things on my wish list
1. Stanley Steemer cleaning my tile floors
2. Lose weight
3. Start Pilates
4. Join a gym
5. Finish two GE classes
6. Start my own buisness
7. Learn to sew better
8. Mo' money Mo' money Mo' money ;)

Eight people I tag
1. Ismari
2. Isaura
3. Iris
4. ANYONE
5. Mary
6. Elizabeth
7. Angela
8. Janie

Twilight

I am almost finished with Eclipse in the twilight series and can't wait till the movie comes out. I saw this on my friends blog so I had to do it too!
I'm a Esme! I found out through TwilightersAnonymous.com. Which Twilight Female Are You? Take the quiz and find out!
Take the Quiz and Share Your Results!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

NC Trip





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Brody and I have been in Charlotte visiting my sister, Iris, Josh and Lydia, and my sister-in-law, Elizabeth and Steven. We have been chilling and having fun. Lydia loves Brody and Brody loves having another little person to play with. Yesterday we went to DISNEY on ice and it was fun. They sure do put on a good show. (My camera ran out of batteries so I'll post pics later) When I asked Lydia what her favorite part was she said "eating popcorn" he he But really she loved it all, her eyes were glued to the ice stage. Today we did a little "souvenir" shopping and this is how they felt about it... souvenirs, shmouvenirs, silly guys. Lydia loved entertaining Brody in the car, she would sing and read to him and here she is showing him her homework, and he helps check it ;)




For dinner tonight we made these awesome pork and avocado enchiladas, Iris made yummy black bean soup and I made Iris's MONSTER cookies!!! All was very delish! I think by the end of the night we were the real monsters, we had shaved all but a row and a half of these bad boys!


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

AFTER


Yowza!! and I didn't like pics of me before braces. jk I can live with it for the next 9 mos or so :) Thanks Benj

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Brace my face!

BEFORE





I am getting braces today! I always laughed at the people over the age of 15 who got braces but now I'm one of them!