Saturday, January 16, 2010

A Hodge Podge of Stuff

I realize that it has been awhile since I have posted and I am really going to try to do better this year. I am going to spare you all the happenings from August-December 2009 and just start fresh this year. I believe that I posted pictures on facebook of Reagan's 3rd Birthday. We did a Build-A-Bear theme and it was really fun.

Payson is now 6 months old, well almost 7 months old. When we took him to his 6 month appointment he weighed 18 lbs (70%) was 26 1/2 inches (50%) and his head was 44 cm (55%). These stats could all be different now. He is a big baby but very cute!!
For New Years Day we had our Black Eyed Peas for good luck throughout the year. I have eaten these every year for as long as I can remember. I don't really care for them but this year they were pretty good. I found a recipe online for Confetti Black Eyed Pea Salad and decided to try it out. Here is the recipe:
1/3 C. Olive Oil
2 1/2 T. Cider Vinegar
1 T. Spicy Brown Mustard
2 t. Honey
2 t. finely grated Yellow Onion
1/2 t. each Salt and Ground Pepper
2 cans (15 ounce) black eyed peas drained and rinsed
1 Yellow bell Pepper, finely diced
1 large tomato, seeded, diced
4 Ribs celery, thinly sliced
2 carrots, peeled, finely diced
2 T. chopped parsley

Whisk oil, vinegar, mustard, onion, salt, pepper, and honey in a bowl. Add peas, bell pepper, tomato, celery, carrots, and parsley. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours before serving. Here is my finished product:

I really needed a place to put my necklaces. They were in a shoebox which was working ok, but they kept getting tangled up with each other. Just not working the greatest. Dave saw a picture in a magazine of a way I could organize my necklaces and showed it to me. I loved it and it was fairly cheep. We just bought a rake, took off the handle and spray painted it black. Now it hangs in my closet and I have a cool necklace holder for all my necklaces and they don't get tangled up anymore. I really wanted to do the picture a day thing this year, but I haven't been able to buy the kit and I haven't taken pictures every day either, but here are a couple. For Christmas Jake and Carla gave Payson these cute red Converse sneakers. They don't fit him yet, but I can't wait until they do. Two of Mindy's girls had Emma and Reagan for Christmas and she sewed them these cute skirts. I found the shirts at Target. Well that is about it for now, but I will try to be better. I am also going to be posting on my other blog so check it out also!


Zachary said...

Hooray for updates! Ok, I don't wear necklaces...ever...but that rake idea is very cool!

Glad you guys are doing well!

The Wright's said...

I LOVE the rake idea! Ingenious! Cute skirts too. I wish I had just an ounce of talent like you all do!

Nathan and Esther said...

what a great idea for your necklaces!

Monica said...

Great that you're back! Love your necklace holder.

Than & Lina said...

It looks like Payson has more hair even since I last saw him...

That rake idea is pretty clever.

All About M.E.('s) said...

So glad that you haven't given up on blogging. Great update!

whitney said...

Oh, Emily, he's so adorable he's practically edible. So, so cute!

I'm in love with the rake/necklace holder idea. So smart!

yay! for a fabulous update!