December 1, 2011

Frank's 3!!!

My little man turned 3 years old this passed weekend!! I can't believe how fast he is growing up! We had a great time celebrating his birthday, starting with a morning of presents, a day of playing with new toys, then pizza and cake for dinner. I think he had a fun time on his special day : )
XOXO -Amber


This year I am incredibly thankful that my family is healthy and well!! We have a beautiful new baby girl who is wonderful. My parents are talking about moving to be closer to us! We have a lot to be thankful for!! We actually enjoyed my parents company at Thanksgiving.
We had a mix of traditional dishes and experimental dishes that we tried. The prettiest might have been this maple pecan tart with dried cherries from Eating well. It was also super tasty!!
We also made a "Use a Spoon Chopped Salad" which gets it's name because everything is chopped so small you can eat the salad with a spoon. This went over really well, there were no leftovers and my dad had 4 servings!! We made a Roasted Sweet Potato Soup from the book For the Love of Soup that was easy and delicious. We also made a Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle, which tasted good, but the texture was just kind of mush. I think next year I'll pass on the trifle but everything else new was something I will make again.

Gelsey helped to set the table. She made menus and name cards for everyone's place setting. It was decorative and also fun to look at while we were eating. We served dinner in several courses and it was nice to look and see what was coming next.
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! XOXO -Amber