July 24, 2012

The newest Smith

What a fabulous weekend! I got to enjoy a craft night with some precious friends from our married small group, Saturday had time to visit with 2 wonderful roommates from Auburn (ate at the Little Donkey and Steel City Pops) and games Saturday night with friends, followed by a wonderful blessing of the birth of my niece!!! sweet Sarah Elizabeth was born at 1:40pm in Opelika weight 8lbs 6 ounces and 21 inches long. She has a mop of dark hair and had the most darling pouty mouth ever. Her older sister Katie (almost 3 years old) loved her baby sister and wanted to sit with her and pat her head.
It was a wonderful weekend. Definitely one of my favorite in awhile :)

Mom and Dad with Sarah Elizabeth

Katie seeing her baby sister for the first time

The new family of four!

I'm an aunt for the 9th time all of them 10 and under!
Claire, Christian, Andrew, Cameron, Austen, Katie, Colin, Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth. Phew!


July 13, 2012

Cookie dough Ice Cream Pop {recipe}

See the epic awesomeness of a cookie dough ice cream pop! Sugar, chocolate chips and the magic of a freezer.

I'm very proud of the non-mess I made. I'm happy with the delicious flavor of chocolate. I'm proud that I own my own popsicle kit. I'm just excited all the way around. :)

2 1.2 c. of milk
2/3 c. of light brown sugar, packed
couple of pinches of salt
2 tsp. of vanilla extract
1/4 c. of mini chocolate chips

Place milk in a bowl and heat to 1-2 minutes in the microwave. Stir n brown sugar and salt until dissolved, Then stir in vanilla.

Place chocolate chips in the bottom of your popsicle mold and then fill to the top with your mixture. Let it freeze and ta-da! Yummy-ness!

July 12, 2012

Happy 4 month anniversary

Happy 4 months of marriage to my husband! It has FLOWN by and I have enjoyed every moment of it. :)

In our short time of marriage thus far, we have been busy busy.
We have honeymooned in Jamaica
Visited my family in Mobile
Bought a couch
Bought a new car (mine was hit and totalled)
Finished our marriage prep class
Started a new married small group
Learned a bazillion new recipes - some are winners, some made me feel like I want to curl up and cry
hang dry ALL our laundry - BOOM. Pioneer woman move over!
Discovered the awesomeness of ALDI
Started running again/walking more
Have Saturday breakfast (Stephen is fab at making bfast)
Shoot and booked 3 more weddings

The list goes on and on.

Thanks babe for an awesome 4 first months! I look forward to many more.

I leave you with one of my favorite songs - from the new Muppet Movie

"Everything is great everything is grand I've got the whole wide world in the palm of my hand.
Everything is perfect it's falling into place I can't seem to wipe this smile off my face
Life's a happy song when there's someone by your side to sing along."
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