Monday, October 31, 2011


It had been awhile since I actually cooked a dinner.  Sure, we'll throw a sandwich or salad together for meals but an actual dinner had been weeks.  Since, it had been weeks, I had many veggies that we about to go bad so what do I do when that's about to happen?  I make veggie soup of course!  Every time it's different.  A complete hodgepodge of items but my family loves it none the less.  Bonus: We had Panera bread bowls form my sister to complete the meal.

This soup consists of yellow squash, broccoli, red and yellow onions, garlic, quinoa, kidney beans, chicken broth, kale, swiss card, carrots, celery, and fresh basil. 
While my soup was cooking I made a grocery store run.  I went to Aldi's and Walmart to price match a few things.  Aldi's was having a great sale on their fruit so we added a fresh fruit bowl to dinner.  Can you see the excitement on Z's face when she noticed the avocado?  Yes, that girl loves them...good thing they were on sale at Aldi's for .59 cents.
Grape fruit (my favorite) - Murffins 2.50 a bag
Red Grapes - Aldi's .79 lb.
Pineapples - Aldi's .99 each (This is a great buy, however the ones at Aldi's were tiny so we price matched them at Walmart since they were twice the size along with looking and smelling a lot fresher.)

I was able to price match more but this is all we used for dinner that night.

Happy eating!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Christmas is coming

Jarrod and I have decide to give Zeda a "big girl" room for Christmas.  We're putting the new baby in her current room and making the office Zeda's room  Since it has to be done, we're making it her Christmas present.  Jarrod has it in his head he wants to make her a new bed, so the other night he was looking online for ideas.  Zeda crawled on his lap and as soon as she saw the images of the different beds she was all over it.  "Oh I reawy reawy like that one daddy."  "That one be my favorite daddy."  She kept picking the beds that had ladders. "I want my wadder bed right now daddy."  We laughed and told her she had to wait until Christmas and then Santa will bring it.  "He bring me wadder bed and candy?"  Sure, Zeda, Santa will also bring you candy.  The next morning she woke up and called for me like she does every more but told me to hurry (she wont get out of bed until I come in).  I opened the door, she jumped out of bed, and ran into the living room, the office, then in our bedroom.  I said, "Zeda what are you looking for?"  She said, "Where's my wadder bed, Santa did not bring it to me!" Haha, I tried not to laugh too hard because this girl was dead serious.  I tried to explain that Christmas is 2 months away and that she would have to wait, however, she is 2 so 20 minutes later she asked me again when Santa is coming.  It might be a long two months in the Murdaugh house because she has NOT STOPPED talking about her wadder bed.
We'll keep you posted on her room updates and her wadder bed that Jarrod is making. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Our growing little family

It's true, come April our little princess will have to share her mommy and daddy with a little one.
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I'm here...

I'd really love to blog, I have so much to blog about but sadly I've actually ran out of time.  FOR REAL!  I wanted to take a break from my ridiculous list and really all I have to say right now is that I'm tired.  So extremely tired.  Okay, back to work.
I'll be back to blogging more regular later, I have so much to tell you about.