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Monday, November 30, 2015

November 2015 Recap




This is why I need to blog/journal more.... I forget what happened, so unless there was a major holiday, or pictures on my phone as proof of events, I don't remember what happened! November was busy with finding a place to live in Davis County, packing, moving and Thanksgiving with some down time mixed in there somewhere!



I must have hit my nesting phase because I tried several new recipes and made the bed on more than one occasion lol.


This middle recipe is one that I found on a blog that I have been following for a few years; Cherishing Hopes and Dreams. It quickly made the list of one of our favorites and we have made it several times since. 

I am going to add the recipe so I know I will always have it here! 
(The only thing we do differently is we don't add the tortellini) 
Ingredients
  1. 1 package frozen cheese tortellini
  2. 1 family size can (23 oz I think) of Campbelle's Tomato Soup, undiluted
  3. 2 cups vegetable broth
  4. 2 cups milk
  5. 2 cups half and half
  6. 1 teaspoon onion powder
  7. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  8. 1 teaspoon dried basil
  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  10. 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions.
  2. While the tortellini is cooking combine the soup, broth, milks, and seasonings in a large pot. Heat through, stirring frequently.
  3. Drain the tortellini and carefully add it to the soup.
  4. Stir in the cheese.
  5. Enjoy!



One night Brock and I had a little family date night planned. After getting ready for the night, I decided that I needed a break from my moody 2 year old so what was supposed to be a family night, quickly turned into a date with myself!

this is my "save me from my two year old -slash- did i just get all ready for nothing" face

Daddy was more than willing to stay home with said 2 year old, so I ordered Spaghetti Factory take out, ate pasta peacefully in my car while I scrolled through my social media and listened to talk radio! I had some money from my little etsy shop so I went and did some shopping for a few things that I hoped would get me through winter with my growing belly (as well as a few other indulgent purchases) and made sure I didn't return until I knew she was sound in bed! It was glorious! I felt so much better with not an ounce of guilt, because us mamas need that every so often! I returned ready for a tomorrow (and the next day and the next) of mothering a two year old and growing a baby and being a wife, and everything in between! 
I got this cozy sweater that I love, and luckily still fits! 



This little body, I just want to squissssshhhhh!



Watching the very first "snos" as she calls it =)



Checking out our new place




And finally, Thanksgiving. This year was a Norton year so we headed to Ambers. 






Annnd of course, the late night leftover turkey sandwiches. Mmmm mmm mmm!