Friday, June 10, 2016

Baby T #2 has arrived!!!

Well our little family grew by ten fingers and ten toes on Wednesday afternoon! We are absolutely over the moon in love. I not going to write a whole lot today but I wanted all of you to see what we've been up to the past few days! We hopefully will get to head home tomorrow! Oh and big sister Charlot can't keep her eyes off, she is in love!

Ok drum roll please....
The Thorntons are pleased to introduce:
Conrad Wyatt Thornton
Born at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday June, 8th

Thursday, June 2, 2016

39 weeks prego...

As I lay in bed tonight knowing that I a completely and totally 39 weeks pregnant I will say I am more than a little nervous about this new adventure we are nearing. I am so totally excited to meet this little one but nervous all at the same time. 
One I never dreamed I would have a child some day and I am so thankful that the good Lord decided that was in my plan because the past 5 years with Charlot have been amazing. So as a person who didn't think she could have kiddos one kid is hard enough to fathom let alone two. I mean I see the crib all set up, the clothes are folded, the car seat is ready to go in, it's all there I am the one who is struggling I guess. 
Two we waited quite a long time before we decided to start this adventure again then it took a while to get here. So I think I just can't seem to believe that God sees me as good enough to do this over again. I know it sounds crazy but I'm sure every mom out there has thought am I really qualified to be raising this little person and preparing it for the big world ahead? Please tell me others have wondered about this! 
Third and probably the thing I am most nervous about my heart really big enough for another one? I can't imagine loving someone else like I love Charlot. How in the world will my heart let more in? How will I still love Charlot just as much? Will I love this baby and raise it the way I am with her? Oh it is so hard I never want either of my children to doubt that they were wanted, prayed for, welcomed and loved. 

Why yes this is a little deeper than my typical blogs I just needed off my heart and head tonight. I haven't yet decided if I will actually post this or if you see it I thought others could be helped. Or maybe I was hoping other momma's out there would reassure me.

Finally this is my 39 week (Charlot) verses 39 week (Baby T #2) wowszer!!! I am not a fan of belly pics for me frankly but I am very glad that I have these to remember. 

Baby T #2 you are soon to meet us! Trust me you sister and momma are slightly crazy but daddy helps keep things grounded. See ya soon!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Happy Birthday Hubs....

Happy Birthday HUBS!!! I know you love seeing yourself on the blog! You see I didn't put a picture of you alone on here! And I know you love this picture because it has gab in it. Who cares if makes you look balder than you already are. Ok you really are losing hair at a rapid rate but it's probably because you live with all these women. Maybe the new baby will be a boy and he can help add some balance to your life and hair line! HA! 

Anyway happy birthday! I sure am glad that I get to make this crazy journey with you, there have been ups and downs and tears and joys but through it all you have been there to make me smile and laugh oh man do we laugh a lot. I will say laughing with you (or at you) is one of my favorite things in the whole wide world. 

Thank you for being an amazing husband, father, provider, and friend. I couldn't ask for any better! I sure hope you enjoyed your day off with the girls, I wish I could have been there but less than three weeks and baby time I need to get some work done.

These pictures show just how much she loves and adores you she will never forget this day and all the days you spend with her!

Hubs Gabby, Charlot and I love you very much and are so glad that God chose us to be a family!!! 

Happy Happy Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Jam Jar Vinaigrette

Well hello blog here we are meeting again. I have missed you as I think you have missed me! I say you have missed me because you sent me an e-mail yesterday informing me that I had been slacking and that I needed to get my $#!* together and start blogging again. Oh so it wasn't you that sent me the sweet truly was my co-worker who just loves to prod me to get my well you know together. Regardless of who sent the message I read you loud and clear! Also Facebook let me know this morning that my followers of Married with Pigs missed me. So here I am! I pray I am here to stay! Let us hope.

Many things have occurred since my last post nearly two months ago. First and foremost my belly has taken off and is growing like no tomorrow. We are approximately three weeks from baby! YIKES! We have finished planting at my job so work is slowing down for a brief period I just have to get things together for my leave. I have eaten a lot! I am especially loving salads right now hence the recipe I will share today! Some other highlights include...

I ran/walked/waddled a 5k a few weeks ago at just shy of 8 months prego with my family it was a ball. I will say I was SORE the following day. 

I will just say my grandma is BEAUTIFUL
Obviously her father's child

First verse the last day
This occurred...She finished Pre-School. And as she likes to tell me regularly that she is now a kindergartner. No you aren't kid not until I drop you off in August! Some of these pics are from her Pre-School graduation/program. 

Your not completely caught up but hey I get there! Now on to the food! Do you ever find yourself just throwing jars of jam/jelly away because there really isn't enough for a whole family breakfast or you end up throwing it out because you didn't use it quick enough well do I have a solution for you! A few weeks ago on a Sunday night I had some really nice berries in our fridge plus some fresh veggies and chicken that needed used. But I didn't have any dressing that I really liked, I was not going to the store either! Thus this was born!

Jam Jar Vinaigrette

Jam/Jelly of your choosing (I used mixed berry) you need just a couple of tablespoons
Couple squirts of Dijon Mustard
Apple Cider Vinegar (I used a couple of cap fulls)
Salt and Pepper to taste

Using your Jam/Jelly Jar add in mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper. Put the lid back on and shake. Now stream in a few TBSP of EVOO put the lid back on and shake again. Check the consistency if its to thick add more vinegar or EVOO. Also taste as you make it to adjust your ingredients. If you need more sweetness just add a little honey! And viola! You have dressing and you have successfully cleaned out a jar in the fridge!  

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Snack Crack

As I lay here in bed deciding if I am going to make it after my Zumba class tonight I cannot keep this stuff of my mind. Sweet salty goodness that begs one to keep eating it. I really don't know the name of this stuff and frankly I don't know if I made it the way it was intended,but I do know this I am completely and totally addicted to it!
You all know quite well about my struggles with Pinterest and the dad gum nonfunctional links! I have discussed this with you I promise! Any who that's where this crack was born! Yesterday we were napping and watching movies after church and before we went to my parents for our Easter dinner, or supper I think supper because to me dinner is lunch but then why do we even have the word dinner if lunch already has a name. I mean you don't see people calling it binner it's brunch so again when is dinner? And what is the point of this story? Oh yes the crack! Anyway I wanted to make a little snack mix to take out to the rents for Easter. 
I stumbled upon a pin that had this amazing looking snack mix and it had an ingredient list! I was set I even had all the ingredients, winner! But then it happened I clicked the picture and a whoops your link is broke and a sad face told me the link didn't work. Well imagine my disappointment and then determination! I am so glad I forged on the only problem is the entire batch is now gone! But whatever you do make this stuff, just don't bring me any! Oh my thighs can't handle it...ok if you insist bring me a small bag. Scratch that made a little bigger! Who am I kidding just bring me the whole dang batch!!!

Snack Crack

1-10oz Bag Fritos Corn Chips
2 Cups Pretzel Twists
2 Cups Rice Cereal
1 1/2 Cups Peanuts (I used Roasted Salted)
1 Stick Butter
1/2 Cup Light Corn Syrup
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup M&M's 

Pre-heat oven to 350. Line a large sheet tray with parchment. In a large bowl combine chips, pretzels, cereal and nuts. In a small saucepan over medium heat melt butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup, bring mixture to a boil and allow it to continue to boil for 3-4 minutes without stirring it. Once your caramel is cooked pour over the chip mixture and stir to evenly coat the mixture. Dump the mixture out on to the sheet tray. Bake for 15 minutes stirring half way through. Once baked spread mixture out on to a parchment lined counter to cool. After a few minutes of cooling but not completely cooled add your M&M's. Store in an air tight container.