Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hey, Pumpkin!

So, one of my favorite things to do is bake, odd since I hate cooking anything else!

This time of year is perfect for baking, and every fall I bake chocolate pumpkin bread...yummy!

I'm not big on pumpkin stuff, but this bread is delicious, the pumpkin isn't overwhelming, and of course there is chocolate in it...chocolate makes everything better!

The recipe is super easy, so I thought I'd share with everyone!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

3 1/2 cups of All purpose Flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 cups granulated sugar
1 (15 oz.) can of pumpkin puree ( it's in the baking aisle)
1 cup canola oil
2/3 cup of water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large eggs
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1) Preheat 350 degrees and spray (3) 1lb. loaf pans

2) In a mixing bowl, mix together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt

3) In another mixing bowl, mix sugar, pumpkin, eggs, water, oil, and vanilla.

4) Blend in flour mixture and fold in chocolate chips. Evenly divide batter between the 3 loaf pans

5) Bake for an hour, remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes, use a knife to loosen the edges and remove the bread from the loaf pans...and ENJOY!!!

Happy Fall Ya'll :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

You know how it is...

Any parent knows how important pictures are, and how impossible it is at times to get good ones of their children...

It only gets harder, the more kids you add in to the mix.

Matching Outfits!!! Pretty darn cute, right???

Ahem, yes...all three girls in matching outfits!!! Please contain your excitement! This picture would be amazing if there weren't stray shoes and a breast pump in the background! Oh well...

All three of the girls! It's hard to see the twins faces, BUT, that is a captured SMILE on the big girl's face!!!

I'll take it!

After all, beggars can't be choosers :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

This post sucks.

This really isn't much of a post..

I wanted to write something. It seems like I never have the time, between feedings, sleepless nights, keeping the big girl happy, and attempting to stay on top of laundry and have a clean house, there is seriously no time for me.

That's okay though.

Adjusting with an infant is tough for anyone. And we are adjusting with two....and a toddler.

Once the twins are able to sleep through the night, I know my life will change, for the good.

ahhh, I can't wait for that day!!!!

But, they are still doing fantastic, and their big sister is turning into quite the little mommy! She loves helping, she gets the bibs, helps "burp" the babies and loves holding the bottles!

It warms my heart when she gives them kisses, I don't know how I got so lucky to have these amazing little girls in my life!

life is good.

Just wanted to post something so you guys would know I'm still here, and still care.

Til next time (which will hopefully be sooner than later)!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Fallin for Fall

Still here! Still Alive (barely)!

Now that I somewhat have my energy and strength back...I'm back to posting! Yay!

Between middle of the night feedings, changing diapers x 3, a teething toddler, growing twins, making bottles, attempting to nurse, pumping, and occasionally remembering to brush my teeth and shower, I have been one busy woman!

Things are going amazing though! All 3 girls are doing fantastic. LO is adjusting well to her sisters, the twins are gaining weight and getting cuter every second of the day! Each day is hectic as hell, but everyday is filled with love and laughter (sometimes crying, even from me) and at the end of each day I find myself overwhelmed by how much love and joy my heart is filled with!

Lucky? That word doesn't sum it up.

Blessed? YOU BET!

Fall is hands-down the best time of year to have babies! I am loving the cooler weather! The windows in the house are open, and stroller rides are actually a reality now that the stifling heat is out! We've already been to the pumpkin patch, and hit up fall yard sales! sigh.

I love fall, seriously!

Even though I never know what day it is, and I'm becoming a pro at executing day-to-day activities on ZERO sleep, I'm thankful at least it's a beautiful time of year :)

Pictures for everyone!

How cute??? Gabrielle is on the right, Annabelle the left! Now that Annabelle is gaining weight they are starting to look identical!

Me and Annabelle...snuggle central

Who's tired??? Daddy and his baby girls!

Life is good...stay tuned for more!