Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Moving Forward.........

Its that time of year.....graduations, recitals, summer vacation.....we just never thought they would all come in the same week for our family!

Lagan officially graduated from Pre-K this week and is going to be a kindergartner come August! *sigh* Our baby is growing up!

Then comes the dance recital! What a beautiful dancer she was! We had front row seats to the event of the year! hehe She did wonderfully!

And now its summer vacation and she is finishing her last summer at day care. She is going to have to say goodbye to the teachers she has had for two years and move to a new school! Its going to be quite a change!

But the family is preparing for the "Big Change", and Nikki is trying to hold back the tears! We all actually made it through graduation and the recital with out them! We just might make it!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Yeah, the Gazza's are crazy!! lol

We just HAD to share us having some SERIOUS fun! LOLJust for a little laugh for the day! This is what we are like ALL the time! LOL

Happy Mothers Day!!!!

We hope everyone had a WONDERFUL mothers day!! We wanted to share a little photo humor with our readers to see what a fun time it was!
All the girls! :)

We started the day with Scott, Terry's Hubby, giving Nikki and Terry Chocolate Covered Strawberries
and Roses! They were so beautiful!
And whats mothers day without

Then Nikki went to church for a
Single Mom's Luncheon and
we all joined back at Brittany's house!

Brittany cooked the most DELICIOUS meal EVER!
SOOO good! Thanks Britt!
Lagan and the Boys went
swimming! Yeah, it was that

We finished the day with
an impromptu photo shoot!
We were just having a BLAST!
Thanks for sharing in our awesome day!
Happy Moms day to ANY woman that makes an impact on people's lives!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Because Britt Says So!

Brittany, Terry's daughter, and Nikki's sister, has joined in the BLOGwagon! Her new Blog, Because Britt Says So, is all about her life as a student, a sister, and wife, a christian, and all things Britt! We are so excited that she has finally joined the crowd!
So be sure to check it out, because Britt Says So!!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Seven Random Facts

Our friend, Jennifer tagged us to play the 7 random facts about you game. And since Nikki posted hers on the other blog, I'm going to post mine here.
1. I was a ballet dancer for 10 years.
2. I was single for 14 years after my husband died, until I met my husband I'm married to now.
3. When I was a kid, my parents owned some apts. and members of Aerosmith band rented one from them.
4. I've met 2 presidents in person, Nixon and Johnson.
5. As a child I was fluent in spanish, but now "no habla espanol" lol
6. I've never been admitted to a hospital, except when I had my 2 children.
7. My biggest dream is to move to New York!!!

Thank you Jennifer this was so fun!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Taste Test Tuesday: Dark Chocolate Edition!

You read it right, its Dark Chocolate day at Taste Test Tuesday!! YUMMMM!!! Not only is Dark Chocolate super yummy, but its good for your heart! And a little chocolate never hurt anyone, right?!

So this is a long addition because we had to sample every type of dark chocolate there was at the store!! So hold on, its going to be a fun ride.........

First up is Godiva's new product, a chocolate drink called Belgian Blends! We decided to try the "Dark chocolate Mocha". This drink has a VERY strong espresso flavor, topped off with silky dark chocolate! REALLY good!!

The second drink...Hersheys Dark Chocolate Syrup. This chocolate syrup wasn't so good in our opinion. The aftertaste is not very pleasant....we say stick to the original!

Moving on to candy bars!!!
Dove brand Dark Chocolate: smooth finish, very dark flavor! A+
Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate: great little squares to have on hand! Light flavor. A++
Dark Chocolate KitKats (limited edition): Little sharper than a regular kitkat, but good none the less! B+
Dark Chocolate Reeses (limited edition): What can we say, its dark chocolate and peanut butter....does it get any better?! A+
Dark Chocolate Snickers (limited edition): WOW! like dark chocolate heaven wrapped around a snickers! A++
Dark Chocolate M&M's: the perfect improvement on an M&M! A-
Hersheys Special Dark Kisses: a good simi-sweet flavor. Great for on the go chocolate fix! A
Hersheys Special Dark Bars: wonderful to have a piece to just melt in your mouth! B+
Hersheys EXTRA dark: I have no more words! hehehe True Dark Chocolate, the way it was ment to be! A+++++

So now that we are buzzing on chocolate, we are going to take a break! But go out and buy some of these awesome chocolates and have your fill today!!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Nikki's Photography Blog

We have some exciting news! Nikki has decided to start a Blog just for her photography business that she runs here in Austin! So we would love everyone to check it out, give her some words of encouragement, and just enjoy! You can visit the blog by clicking HERE!!!!!!

Thanks for checking it out! She sure will enjoy seeing some fimiliar faces in the comments section!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

OH MY HECK! Its Taste Test Tuesday!!!

That's right! Taste Test Tuesday is here again! We had to skip last week, as we were too tired from our trip to Utah! (And were too busy getting pictures ready for here too!) So we decided to dedicate Taste Test Tuesday this week to UTAH JELLO! That's right! Utah Jello! Jello is the official snack of Utah, and we got our own personal box to bring home and try! Now, this isn't just any regular, run-of-the-mill, boring, wiggly Jello! Oh No! This is Utah Green Jello complete with pineapple, cheese (YES, cheese!) and whipped cream! (Don't worry, We will include the recipe! You KNOW you wanna try it!!! hehe)

So here is a photo journal of our day making "Utah Jello"

Jello Photo Journal

It really is good despite its strange look! The only thing we found "off" was the texture. The cheese tends to harden slightly and makes you want to spit it out! lol Not because of taste, but solely on texture! (we are BIG texture eaters!)

So on a scale of 1 to 10, Terry gives it a 7 and Nikki gives it a 3 (its the texture, I swear! lol)
Really to Wiggle with a little J-E-L-L-O?! Here is the "Official" recipe for Utah Jello!!!

1 Cup water (for boiling)
1 cup cold water
1 (6oz) pkg of lime Jell-o
1 cup crushed pineapple
2 cups whipped cream
1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese

Bring 1 cup water to a boil and add to jello.
Stir in 1 cup cold water
stir in pineapple and cheese
refrigerate till ready to eat

AND!!! Remember to keep singing the song the whole time your cooking! HEHE
wiggle if you're wigglin' free
gonna giggle while you jigglein a wigglin' spree....
Wiggle wiggle if you're wigglin' free
gonna giggle while you jigglein a wigglin' spree....Wiggle