Thursday, May 20, 2010

Saucy Pepper Steak

So meal planning has been going really well. I was really excited about this meal since its new to us and it looked really yummy in the photo when I bookmarked this for dinner. It was very simple to make and we had left overs for Justin to take to work the next day, but I ate them instead! I got this recipe from

Saucy Pepper Steak

What You Need:
1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
1 small onion, cut into strips
1 lb. well-trimmed boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into strips
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. black pepper
3 Tbsp. lite soy sauce
1/2 cup KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce
2 cups hot cooked brown rice

HEAT large nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat. Add bell peppers and onions; cook and stir 6 to 8 min. or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Transfer to large bowl; keep warm. ADD meat, garlic and black pepper to same skillet; cook and stir 3 min. Add soy sauce; cook 1 min. or until meat is cooked through. Add barbecue sauce; cook until heated through. SPOON meat mixture into bowl with vegetables; toss gently. Serve over rice.

This is what you'll end up with....

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Luckas Vocabulary

Well Luckas has been on a roll with learning words lately=] He also loves to copy what you say so we are now at the stage where we need to watch our words wisely. He goes around the house, in the suv or even in the middle of the store he will just start talking his jibber jabber and sometimes he gets REALLY loud. He is just so freaking smart, he knows that if he crawls behind my side table he can get my drinks. I can ask him "where is your cup?", "do you want some juice?", "are you hungry?", "want to go bye-bye?" or my favorite "want to take a bath?". He knows what the means and he will respond by grabbing his sippy cup and handing it to me, runs to the gate to wait for his juice or to get in his highchair to eat. I think its so adorable when I ask him to go bye bye that he goes and grabs his shoes from his shoe bin and will hand them to me and sit in my lap, breaks my heart!!

Well this is his vocabulary as of now:

fen fi (which means french fry)
night night

I cant wait for him to learn more and then be able to talk to us in sentences. We have decided that we are going to get Luckas his first hair cut next month after he gets to his family down in SD county. I am really nervous about getting it done but it will make him feel alot better this summer. I was looking at photos from february and now, its gotten much longer and fuller. We had a blast today coloring and telling him the colors he was using and just letting him have fun with different types of stuff...markers, crayons or finger paint. He was just having a BLAST! Anyways, ending with some photos of the little man:)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dang Scanner.....

Well today wasn't such a hot smokin day as I planned it to be. Lets just say my Wednesday was already messed up when Lincoln Housing wanted to leave a little "letter" informing us that our power would be out from 0700-1700. Really freaking 10 hours to do some power stuff?!?!

So Justin didnt have to go into work till noon since he got home late last night. Which was nice since when he has off he lets me sleep in and takes care of Luckas in the morning till his morning nap and crawls back into bed with me:) I was worried about how Luckas was going to act since he watchs Blues Clues every morning. Well Lincoln like always dont hold up their end of the deal. The power didnt go out till 1030, thank goodness I was checking the mail and went through the garage (garage door was open). My neighbor runs over since her car is stuck in her garage. I ran her to her daughters one year appointment. As I was driving her to the office, I totally forgot about the emergency lock on the garage door. I could of told her about that but she was in a hurry!

I decided that Luckas and I would go out and grab lunch since I couldnt make him anything here. Have to keep the milk cold, so no fridge. We go to the park and have lunch and he plays:) Luckas gets so excited about the park whenever we go. I swear this kid is gonna love being outsite when he grows up! I can already see it. Well we come and the power is back on, Luckas goes down for a nap. I realize that our sprinklers in the front yard have been on since 10 this morning and its just waisting water. So I have to call that in to housing, I have to call and put in a ticket for my stupid smoke alarm since its beep non-stop since the power went. I took it apart and threw it in the garage. The lady to fix it finally shows up about 1530. Luckas is down for his nap, Ace is barking up a storm because she knocked. My day is already in the mud because of the amazing Lincoln Housing! I have to get Luckas' forms to his daycare provider and my amazing scanner decides to have a freaking fit and not work. I was just fed up at that point. I was wanting to grab it, rip the cords out and throw it across the room. But I didn't finally after crunch time it works. YAY:) We drop off his papers and Luckas doesnt want to leave her house. He is literally pushing me away so he can get down and play. This is going to be great when I just need to drop him off for a "drop in"! I'm excited for this new little adventure we are going to be doing when its needed! Justin came home really late than normal, but he will be gone all day Friday to the field. Just really excited for this weekend!! But now our evening as come together and it ended way better then it started..yippeeee!!

PS. Even more excited to go FISHING next month:)


Monday, May 10, 2010

Cleaning & Meal Planning

So today has been a really CRAZY day for me. First thing is first, I cleaned this whole house & did the laudry then folded it which is the husbands job, haha. But I decided I would help him out and do it for him this time. I also steam cleaned our sofa which needed it really bad. Iam very impressed with myself on how much I got done. That also included running to the post office on base and sending out a package and running to the library to drop off a series. Luckas woke up cranky from both of his naps, which is the usual. But when we came down stairs from his first nap I turned on his Blues Clues, gave him his cup of milk and he was glued to the tv. I started to clean my computer desk and looked over. Saw luckas being so adorable...

And then he comes to chase after me since I have my camera♥

He was also a great littler helper with folding the laundry by dumping the white basket on the sofa He just makes me whole life worth living!!!! Anyways after I cleaned the house & finished the laundry. I saw that alot of my girlfriends have been doing this "meal planning" and thought that maybe we should try it to see if we save any money. I think that if I can plan the dinners and not worry about planning for breakfast, lunch or snacks. You have to start somewhere. But I'm really going to try this meal planning. I already starting making out what I need from the store. This should be interesting:] I will have to let you know in another blog how this "meal planning" goes in this up coming week. I have to jet off to bed, I have a work load tomorrow. Luckas has to get his chicken poxs shot.Yikes...


Friday, May 7, 2010

Combat Boots & Diapers

Before I start me little ramble. I wanted to send a BIG thank you to Gayla for making the cute header for our family blog:] It fits great, thanks again.

Well Luckas is feeling so much better. I'm hoping that he wont get sick again till the winter time. Jeeze poor guy needs a little break from being sick all the time. He is finally able to, well I HAVE finally cut the cord on holding his own juice box. I'll do it when its needed but he has been doing so good doing it all by himself. He is so independent these days it makes me very sad. I just want him to stay my little boy forever, but I know that its not going to happen! He is amazes me everyday that passes with the things that he learns. We MIGHT be getting his hair cut in August when he turns 18 months because it gets really hot out here and I don't like having my long hair in the summer time, but it might change.

Today, Justin was getting ready to head to work after lunch. He was putting on his boots and Luckas came over and was trying to stick his foot in his other boot that he didn't put on yet. So Luckas started getting mad that he couldn't wear his daddys boots. So Justin took his already tied boot off and let Luckas stand in them. He tried to walk with them on but those boots are heavy. haha it was so adorable:] Justin needed to get going to he took Luckas out of his boots and started putting them on so he could head out the door. Ohhh did that tick Luckas OFFFFF. He let Justin know he was mad.haha

But it was the cutest thing to see him in the combat boots♥ melted my heart!

Until next time
♥ tiffany

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Support System:]

I honestly didn't think that today was going to be that bad at all. But it started off bad when Luckas got sick yet again in his crib. Poor baby can't catch a break with catching something!! I think that its teething again because this is what happened to him last time right before his 3rd & 4th top tooth came in. But I don't see anything poking through just yet. Anyways he has been sick since thursday/friday..ugh! So that's how we started off our morning. He didn't get ANY milk today period. I couldn't deal with steam cleaning the carpet again! So I'm crossing my fingers that TOMORROW will be a better day for him and us!!

Anyways, I tried to change my ISO on my camera. I even busted out the directions on how to do it because maybe I thought I was doing it wrong (by pressing the freaking button). Nothing was working!! So I called Canon Customer Service, and the guy had the nerve to ask me if I even had my camera on (it was). He asked me how I knew it was on & I told him how I knew. We reset to factory settings and everything but nothing worked. I cant even get my DISP. frame pop up on the screen for some odd reason. I have never owned a DSLR before so I didn't know what was going on. I am still learning:] So basically the guy tells me that I have to send in my camera for repair, I almost started crying. I know it sounds dumb, but my camera is like my other baby. So I call Justin at work and tell him whats going on. He says everything is going to be okay and I might have to cancel some shoots while I get a repair. He comes home and we start talking about how I can get a rental and how I could benefit from a "back" up camera in case something happens. Just covering our bases, but he is going to be getting me another camera (which cost some $$$) so I don't have to cancel my shoots or anything. He is so supportive of my passion♥. I couldn't ask for a better husband, best friend, father of our child in the world. He wants me to be successful and follow my dream. He pushes me all the time. I'm really blessed and grateful for everything he has done for me and my passion♥ I have the best family & friends that stand behind me and keep encouraging me to keep going!! Thank you everyone, it means the world to me!!

Well off to bed since its getting late:]
♥ tiffany