Saturday, November 29, 2008

Recipe of the week

I forgot to post a recipe on monday so sorry this is late! I thought since we just had Thanksgiving, everyone would have lots of turkey and stuffing left so here's a recipe to use it up! Enjoy

Turkey and stuffing Casserole
3 cups cooked and diced turkey
2 cups water
2 chicken bullion cubes
1 8 oz cream cheese
6 T flour
1/2 cup water
2 boxes prepared stuffing

In a saucepan put water and bullion and bring to a boil. Mix the flour and and other water and add to the bullion mix. Reduce the heat to medium and add the cream cheese till it melts. In a 9x13 inch pan layer the turkey, stuffing and sauce. You should have enough to do 2 layers. Then put it in the oven on 350 for 30 minutes. You can use lowfat cream cheese and whole wheat stuffing and it makes it healthier for you. I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Mom posing in her cute apron! Isn't she cute?!
Grandpa and Anya watching a movie after the feast.
I can't get enough of kissing this girl!
Anya playing. She's crawling now. :)
Maya helping grandma serve dessert.
Mark can't wait to eat!
Elijah helping grandpa eat dinner.
My turkey decorations!

Cowley kids

I went to visit my good friend reby sue and got a few pictures of her cute kids. She has 2 more that I didnt get pictures of maybe next time! Thanks for letting me play!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Down on the Farm

I had to get some pictures of the new calves they are so cute! There is 1 more mama that needs to have her calf then they will all be here. I loved how they all lined up when it was feeding time. My dad is a very hard worker and a great farmer!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

weight loss

With my weight loss of another 1 1/2 I am down 15 pounds and feeling pretty good about life. Its been hard sometimes to be good and not eat everything in site. I am an emotional eater so this does happen sometimes but for the most part I have tried to stay within my points. I am doing weight watchers so you are only allowed a certain amount of points. For those of you trying to lose weight too I wish you good luck! You can do it!!

Friday, November 21, 2008


I attended a funeral of a member of my old single's ward bishopric yesterday. It was an emotional service but I think if we didnt have the knowledge of the gospel it would have been harder. He was in the prime of his life in his 50's with 6 kids and 8 grandkids. It was such a reminder that life is short and we should never take for granted what we have. I know he is in a better spot but I still feel for those left behind.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My grandma Jean

This is my grandma Braegger and she is my favorite! She is the most loving person. She accepts you for who you are and never judges you when you do something wrong. I love to go and visit her and try to once a week. She is slowly getting so she doesnt remember much and its hard to see her get that way. I have lots of memories with her and I just wanted to share a little bit about her. As you can tell she has quite a green thumb and can bring anything back to life! She has an acre and a half of flower gardens. I think of it as my own garden of eden!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Recipe of the week

Pear Salad

1 quart of pears
1 8oz cream cheese softened
1 small box of lime jello
1 8oz cool whip

Drain juice from pears and heat till boiling. If you dont have 1 cup of juice you can add water to make up the difference. Add the jello to the juice and stir till dissolved, put in the fridge till slightly set up. Take the pkg of cream cheese and the pears and put in the blender till blended then add the jello. Pour into a bowl and fold in the cool whip then refridgerate till set up.

This is one of my favorites that my mom makes. I hope you will all enjoy it as much as I do!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Weigh in

I had to weigh in today and I did a little bit better then last week. I lost a pound and a half! Its not much but it is a loss so I was so excited about that. Im hoping next week will be a good one too!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Happy Friday!

I just wanted to wish everyone a happy friday. I hope everyone has a chance to get out and enjoy the sunshine today. I love beautiful fall days that are just the right temperature and so colorful! I am so grateful for this time of year and being able to reflect on what I am thankful for. Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My niece!

This is my cute niece, Maya. I wanted to put a few pictures of her on here since her siblings have their own spotlight. :) These are not as recent as I would like, but they're just so cute and still some of my favorites!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Thank You

I just wanted to thank everyone that has commented the last couple of days. Its so nice to have people that love and support me no matter what. It helps me get through my struggles alot more when your on my side so here's to you!!:) Have a great Week! (dont worry I will be writing in my blog i just wanted to wish you all a great week:)

Recipe of the week

Banana Salad

2 small boxes of banana pudding
1 small carton sour cream
1 large can fruit cocktail drained
1 can mandarin oranges drained
1/2 cup coconut
1 small can pineapple tidbits
2 bananas sliced
1 medium carton whip cream
Mix everything together and let it refridgerate 2 hours before serving. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Weigh in

I didn't do very well this week. I gained a pound and that stinks. I have had alot going on with work being very stressful and unfortunatley I am an emotional eater:( I m going to try not to get to down about it and do better next week. Wish me luck im going to need it! Have a great weekend everyone:)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Mark and his family came to visit on Sunday for Phil's birthday. It was really fun to have them there. Anya was being so cute that I couldn't help but take a bunch of pictures of her. These are only some of the many. Olya is very talented when it comes to sewing of any kind. She knitted that cute hat that Anya's wearing. The pictures of her squinting is when I would blow a puff of air in her face and she'd take a deep breath and giggle. My favorite is of her trying to give me a kiss with Eeyore in her mouth. :) Next time, it will be Maya's spotlight.

Corn anyone?

Halloween is such a fun time of year! You can pretend to be whoever and whatever you want and not feel weird or self conscious about it. For this year's Halloween party, inspiration for my costume came from the old game show, "Let's Make a Deal". I took my own spin on it and this is what I came up with. :)

My roommate went as a salt shaker!!! Hopefully we can get her computer running and get a pic of her posted, too. :)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Recipe of the week

Taco Salad

1 pound ground beef cooked
1 head of lettuce
1 can sliced olives drained
1 can of kidney beans rinsed
1 small bottle french dressing
1 small bottle italian dressing
1 bag of doritos

Toss everything but the dressings and the doritos together. Then right before serving add the doritos and dressing and serve.