Baby Mack

Baby Mack

Mr Curls

Mr Curls
3 Years Old

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Twin Falls, Idaho
Happy US Navy Wife & Mother of One handsome little Boy! I love Family, good Friends, Camping, Crafts, Couponing & Photography :)


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April 15, 2005

April 15, 2005
"Meeting you was fate, Loving you was out of my control, Getting engaged to you was more than words could say. Being married it takes my breath away."



My family salsa recipe

1 large can of peeled whole tomatoes
1 onion
1 green bell pepper
1 jalapeño ( may need more depending on the spice of the pepper)
1 tbsp minced garlic
2 teaspoons seasonal
1 teaspoon pepper
half a lime
handful cilantro

roughly chop the jalapeño   and add in blender with some of the juice from the tomato 
blend until it is well combined
then add the rest of the tomatoes to the blender and blend to get the consistency that you like.
then pour in a bowl
chop up your bell pepper & onion and add to the bowl
then add garlic, seasonal salt, pepper, juice front the lime & chopped cilantro 
stir  to combined
and taste with a chip. :)
you may have to add more spices to get the taste you want.
it is always changing :)

Chicken & cheese enchaldas

8 medium sized frozen chicken breast
4 large cans enchalda sauce
17 burrito size flour tortillas
2-3 bags shredded cheese

IN a large sauce pan put in the frozen chicken breast with the 2 cans of enchilada sauce.
bring to a low boil and cook until the chicken is tender and easy to shred.
after turn off and let cool about 15 mins.
then start to shred chicken
( i usually take it out breast by breast and shred it on a platter then put back into the sauce)
 then I start to assemble
burrito size tortillas add some chicken and cheese with the sauce
then roll up. this can get messy
once they are all rolled it should look something like this;
I you make them earlier in the day you can just put them like this in the fridge.
if you are making them and eating soon then continue with covering them with the remaining 2 cans of sauce & cheese.
then Cover with foil and bake at
350 for 30 mins.
remove the foil when you have 5 mins left to let the cheese get harder.
and enjoy with maybe some mexican rice or and salsa & sour cream!
My favorite box rice is rice a roni :)

Chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies

2 cups white sugar
4 tbsp cocoa powder
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 milk
1 cup peanut butter
1 tbsp vanilla
3 cups oatmeal
wax paper

In a large sauce pan boil sugar, cocoa, butter & milk. for about 1 minute.
then add peanut butter, vanilla & oatmeal
turn off burner and continue to stir until everything is well combined 
then use a spoon and drop spoonfuls onto the wax paper & let it set up - about 1 hour 


33 weeks

Here is the photos from when I was pregnant with marek vs Mackenzie @ 33 weeks.
Mackenzie is definitely sitting a lot higher.
I am a lot rounder in the belly area with Mackenzie.
She is moving around like crazy.
Still affecting what I can & can't eat!

Slowly but surely getting her room together. I couldn't find some things I wanted for her room so I had to order online. Can't wait to get everything together.
Not really craving anything as of lately.


Homemade bread

So a while back when we lived in twin falls I had started making my own bread, so so much cheaper & so yummy. Not to mention I know exactly what's in it!
I got my recipe from a lady from our old ward. It makes 2 loafs. But u can freeze half for later ;)
We go threw a lot of bread so I cook 2 loafs at a time.

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My moms shepards pie

2 lb Ground beef
2 cans of tomato soup
2 can green beans
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
2 packages of betty crocker instant mashed potatoes ( herb and butter flavor)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Brown your beef in a large skillet. after it is done drain any fat that is left over.
then add to the beef 2 cans tomato soup and 2 cans green beans. 
(do not add water to soup & drain the green beans before you add them)
then add all the spices & sauce
let come to a boil.
while it is boiling cook up the instant potatoes, they take only minutes!
after they cook add on top of the meat mixture
then cover with cheese!!
then put on simmer and cover the pan with a lid.
 Serve once cheese has melted! 
So yummy!


Yummy bread sticks

These things are better than Olive garden. So.. so.. Good!

1 1/2 cups warm water
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp yeast

Let sit 5 mins, then add:

3 1/2 cups Flour
1 tsp salt

Mix until smooth, then let raise for 10 mins. Roll out Dough into a large square on a floured surface. Brush with melted butter mixed with garlic. Then sprinkle with kosher salt. Fold in half. and cut in 1 inch strips, twist and place on baking sheet. Let raise for 15 mins. Bake at 400 for 15 mins or until brown. Take out and again brush with garlic butter and sprinkle with kosher salt and parmesan cheese.


Potty training Continued...

Well, over a month ago when we were in the other house I had Marek pretty much on track to being fully potty trained. Then we went on a trip to Utah. Every time we stopped he used the potty and even when we got to my moms house that first night but then the next morning he took 1000 steps back! He refused to go..I blame myself because we were mostly using a training potty at home and I didnt bring it nor did I buy one at my moms :(
Well right after we got home from our trip we packed up the house and moved into a new place. it has been about a month since the move, and still we couldnt get him to go. Well Sunday was day 1...we started it again :) I refuse to have 2 kids in diapers. and he is such a smart kid. He knows what he is doing.
So yesterday No accidents during the day and woke up dry at nap time. But I still decided to put him in a pull up for bed, good thing because he woke up full. but we went straight to the potty and went :) we are about 1/2 way threw day 2 and doing pretty good No accidents yet, but I must say... It sure is alot of work on the mommy reminders to go potty and paying attention to the cues that he needs to go :)
I think we will work for about 2 weeks using the training potty and then try and start using the big potty. It is shorter and i think he will find he likes it..In Time! lol
Wish us luck on this 2nd time around. Our lil man turns 3 in August so time is coming soon!


Love him

Marek is just the cutest thing! He is so polite and loving! We really are blessed to have him & to be welcoming a new little one into the family.;)


The new place

Well for weeks I have been trying to load photos via my phone with no success ;( Let me say that this house is a lot smaller than the house we were previously in and still smaller then our twin falls house but for some reason I have managed to get organized pretty good! It's a 4 bedroom 2 bath. We also have a huge back yard, bigger then our twin house. But the grass needs work, I have been watering but I need to do some fertizer.... If u know me I am a stickler on my yard. I also still have yet to plant any flowers in my pots or herbs in my herb pot. I sucks, but we have been so busy it is probably a good thing I haven't planted because the plants would be neglected and die. This weekend I was gonna have a yard sale but I ran out of time and also got an invite for marek to go to a ill friends birthday party so.... No yard sale. After next week deon will have a week off. We r hoping to get some of the stuff on the todo list checked off, and also maybe go to Disneyland, we have 2 more times to go on our passes that expire in sept. I want to take marek to the new cars land. I know he will love it! After the holiday ends it will be only a short count down til baby Mackenzie will be coming so I will need to finish getting her room decorated. ;)

32 weeks

I think she just keeps on popin out more and more. I have a defined belly that's for sure. I think before the end my belly button will be out. It's close... Lol.
I am hoping next month I can get her room together ;)

30 week comparison

I think when I was pregnant with marek I was wider and he didn't make my belly pop out as much. But with Mackenzie I haven't gained as much so my belly is popin out more ;)


31 1/2 weeks

Went to my appt today, still looking good. Had to cancel my appt a few weeks back because of family emergency. So I was going in every month I actually went 7 weeks before going in again. But all is well. I gained more. About 10 pounds. But I think it's not bad in 7 weeks.
I now start going every 2 weeks! It's crazy it is all happening so quick!


30 wks

Can't believe only 10 weeks left! I have so much to get done before our lil girl comes. I guess next week I will start! I need to finish getting her room together & then start a list of stuff I still need to get!
I think these 10 wks will fly, we just have a lot going on, which it is summer!
I can't fit in my favorite jeans, but I can fit in other prepregnancy jeans so I still feel great!
I have gained about 27 pounds, which is far better than my pregnancy with marek, I gained over 60 with his pregnancy! And I don't see me gaining another 33 pounds in only 10 wks.
I just also feel much better not having gained as much weight. Eating much better this time I believe has been key.
No huge cravings lately, I mean deons uncle made delicious artichokes the other weekend and I thought I would need to make them ASAP but haven't yet. And then chicken tortilla soup in the crockpot, sounded good so I made it for dinner. It turned out great. I highly recommend it!
That's were I got the recipe.
And then fruit and veggies always sound great!
I also didn't pass my one hr glucose test so I have to do the 3 hr one, I just haven't had time to go do it yet. I was suppose to have an OBGYN appt this week but we r heading to Utah because of a family death, so my appr got changed for after we get home
Let me also say how hard it is to go get tests done when u have a few active almost 3 yr old. I wish I could import my girlfriends to Cali to help me and to visit.
Well I better go lots to get done and packed up, we leave tomorrow afternoon.