Saturday, December 19, 2009

Santa Baby

Zach loves Christmas lights. He says, "More ights more ights!" without the "l." It's cute. Jason and I took him this past week to see the lights and all the excitement on the square. It was a perfect night.

Riding a pony
Jason and Z on a camel
Walking along...
Cutie pie
This is the best we could do. I know I know, Santa looks kind of scary, but he was so nice! He looked great in person. ; )


A few "Cook & Conquer" answers ~

1. Elli divided up the meals into three groups...five chicken dishes, five beef, and five "other" dishes which was a lot of pasta. Yum!

2. If we had any preferences we let her know before she chose the meals. For example, Jason does not like onions. You can't always please everyone, but we didn't have a problem and you can always add things later if you want.

3. Each recipe tells how much of each ingredient you must have to meet your group's needs (cooking for three families, six families, nine families, etc.).

4. I will be happy to post my three recipes, but I'll also include the names of the the recipe books they came from. They are full of great freezer recipes. I just need to get it all together. ; )

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask. I'm all about this idea...not worrying about cooking each night, trying fifteen new meals, having healthy food choices, and saving money, too!


This picture of Reese with Jason looking at her melts my heart. I hope we have another daughter who looks just like her! She's perfect.

God's way is perfect. All the LORD's promises prove true.

Psalm 18:30

27 comments:

Brandi said...

LOVE the picture of Jason holding Reese. She is sooo beautiful!! Thinking and praying for you during this holiday season. Merry Christmas!!!!!

Sarah said...

It must be so fun with Zach now thats he's old enough to really enjoy Christmas!

Summer said...

How fun the Christmas "ights" no L and riding a Camel! Where in the world did you find a camel to ride? Ha! Ha! Here in WV I think we could probably only ride a John Deere....LOL!! Santa does look a little um scary for a minute!! How cute are the family pics of you, Jason and Z! Awwww I'm glad ya'll had a GREAT TIME!

What a pretty picture of Jason and Reese! She is sooo beautiful and I hope and pray you have another daughter that looks just like her too! Hope you find peace this holiday season
Summer :0)

Kelli said...

Absolutely heartwarming photo!! I appreciate your willingness to share! Also would love to check out the recipes!!

Todd and Courtney said...

She is such a pretty baby!

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

Melts my heart too!! She is perfect in every way! Z is so cute. I know he had a great time. My kids LOVE pony rides...not sure about camels, but maybe someday! I have been thinking about you alot lately with Christmas coming. I know it will be hard, but I am sure Z is keeping your spirits up. He is such a blessing to have around during such a time. Helps you keep your sweet head up!

Deidre said...

I love the pictures :) Looks like fun. I also love the idea of cooking and exchanging meals. I'm always cooking the same, boring things.

nault's nook said...

That santa picture just makes me smile lol!!! That picture of reese is just precious! praying for you during this time!

Trac~ said...

Love the pictures of Zach and Christmas lights - thanks for clearing up things on the dinners you guys prepared. I too love the picture of Jason holding little Reese - she was just beautiful Katie! Big hugs to you and your family! xoxoxo :o)

Mer said...

I love the cooking idea!!! You will have to help me with that at Christmas. Can't wait to see you and watch our wild boys run around Bunny's delicate house! ha!

Crystal said...

She is definitely perfect and both of your sweeties have such adoring parents-- they are truly lucky for that. We are having lots of fun teaching Mason about the fun things surrounding Christmas, too-- "yights" is his version of the word! :)

Shelly said...

Looks like it was a great night on the square!!

Zachh is at the perfect age to enjoy Christmas morning! What fun that will be (and bittersweet too, I'm sure).

Thank you for sharing your pictures of Reese. They are precious.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Zack is soooo sweet...Santa...well..hehe! I cant wait to hear all about those recipes. I think I will give this idea a try. Thanks for sharing!

Fabiola said...

Zach is having the time of his life.
And he is not afraid of Santa. My niece, who is 3 years old, already said that she wants Santa to bring the gifts, but she doesn't want to see him because she is afraid.

The picture is really wonderful.

Fabiola

Jennifer said...

All the lights are so pretty... looks like you all had a wonderful time! :) That picture of Reese and your husband is just precious!

Wendy said...

What an amazing picture! You are all still in my thoughts and prayers.

Aim said...

That last picture just made me cry. she is so precious! I wish to one day have another girl identical to my baby girl as well! Kind of nice to know that our little ones are together and perfect. Makes it a bit easier even though I have never met you. :)

Diana...aka...MeMe said...

That is EXACTLY my hope for you too Katie. Merry Christmas!

Karen said...

She is perfect and so beautiful!!
Z is so adorable, too...

Jennifer said...

I think Zach needs a pony for Christmas!;) I love all the pictures. I hope y'all had fun at the square.

Alex and Jill said...

How much fun for Z - riding a camel!! He is going to be so much fun this year. :)

You and Jason make some beautiful babies...Reese is totally perfect in every way.

((hugs))

Alison said...

I"m just now catching up on the blogs. I love the cook and conquer meals concept. Please post the recipes. I couldn't get Riley to ride the camel. We didn't see Santa on the square, but I'm pretty sure he would have kept his distance from that one. HA!

Lauren Kelly said...

How fun and loved all the pictures!!!! :)

The Watsons said...

Katie...I've followed your blog since I found you on Kelly's Korner when you had sweet Reese. I have commented a few times here and there, but wanted to tell you that I just love the scripture verses that you put at the end of your posts. Your faith is so strong, and even when you are lonely and weak, you know in your heart that God is still there and loves you. What an encouragement to others to see you model this in your life, despite what you've been through. I truly have enjoyed your blog so much, and I think about you here and there and lift you up in prayer when I do. I am sure we will never meet on this side of heaven, but I certainly look forward to it one day. May God continue to bless you and shine through you.
:) Kim W.
Abilene, TX

Lindsay said...

Ahh Katie it melts my heart, too. Beautiful!
Looks like Zach had a great time!!
And I love the cooking idea, I have heard of it before, so fun. Too bad you don't live closer..haha! I would come for some of that taco grande yumminess!

Genie Marie said...

What great pics of your little boy and can't wait to see the recipes for the cook and conquer...such a great idea. I love the last shot of Reese..such a beautiful little girl...praying for you this season that God would give you a Christmas that is filled with HIS peace...and mercy. Praying for you always/

The Shavers Family said...

Hi Katie.. I have been following your blog since Reese's birth but I have never commented. You are so encouraging and such an inspiration to me. Please give us the details of the meals... that would be a life saver!

 
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