My Sweet Little Family

Sophia’s 1st Birthday

Well, hello there, strangers!  I guess there’s no other explanation other than…I stink at blogging.  It has been months since I last posted, and there have been so many things happening since then!  I’m going to try to catch up here, starting with Sophia’s 1st birthday. At the end of May, my sweet little girl turned a year old.  How it happened that quickly, I’ll never know.  As cliche as it sounds, it seems like just yesterday that we brought her home from the hospital.  It’s been the best year of my life, but a crazy one too.  She is…

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Sophia’s First Easter

Well, a couple weeks ago was Sophia’s first Easter, and a fun Easter it was! We had about 10 cousins from New York come down to visit during their spring break, so my Nanny had a houseful.  It was agreed upon by everyone that we’d have a low-key Easter…so beach it was!  We all met at Nanny’s church on Easter morning for Easter mass.  We went back to Nanny’s house for everyone to get changed into their beach gear and see what the Easter Bunny left for Sophia at Nana and Pop’s house (yes, the Easter Bunny visited Sophia at…

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Cesar’s Birthday

So, it’s official…Cesar’s getting old!  27, to be exact! His birthday was Friday, and we’ve been celebrating ever since. Friday night, Cesar got to choose what he wanted to do for dinner.  I told him I’d make just us dinner, I’d make dinner for everyone, or we could just go wherever he wanted.  He chose Chili’s.  Um, ok.  Those 2-for-1s will get ya every time, I guess!  So we met Cesar’s parents, my parents and siblings, and Cesar’s cousin and family at Chili’s after everyone got off of work.  We were quite the rowdy bunch, I must admit.  Between Sophia…

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Sophia’s First Trip to the Beach

Cesar and I have been wanting to take Sophia to the beach for a while now.  But until yesterday, it just hadn’t happened yet.  Last summer, Sophia was only a couple months old, and we didn’t want to bring her when she was that young.  Then, it was way too cold for a few months (you know, like…in the 60s!).  And after that, we’ve had something going on every weekend.  Finally, a nice day coincided with a Saturday that we had nothing going on, so to the beach we went! When we got there, we put Sophia in the sand…

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The past few months…

Well, hey there!  It’s been a little while, huh?  Well, I really have no excuse other than that life just got in the way over here.  Strange how that happens!  I guess I have a lot to catch you up on…you’ve missed a lot. I’ll do a quick little run through of the past few months. Sophia’s First Halloween The weekend before Halloween, we wanted to take some fall pictures of Sophia, so we took her to a local church that had a pumpkin patch, gave them a donation, and snapped away.  We got such cute pictures!  For Halloween, Sophia…

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“Grown-Up” Chicken Fingers with Dipping Sauce

Okay, so I may have lied a little.  In my About Me section, I said I took it upon myself to learn how to cook.  I guess it’s kind of true, but then again, it’s kind of not. Growing up, my dad was [almost] always the one to cook dinner.  My mom got home later than my dad from work, so he just usually did it.  Plus, he’s always liked cooking.  So, when I got engaged and realized that soon, a.) I would be living with Cesar (ah!), and b.) one of us would be responsible for putting a meal…

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Sophia’s shoe collection

I have to admit.  My 5 month old is way more fashionable than her momma.  It’s hard to resist, though.  I mean, there’s nothing that doesn’t look cute on her.  Nothing that makes her stomach stick out or her butt look big (except for that dang diaper!).  I am embarrassed to admit (or, at least that’s what I tell everyone) that Sophia takes up more closet space than Cesar and I do. As if baby clothes weren’t cute enough, usually I just happen to walk through the baby shoes section and, crap!, how’d those get in my cart!?  Oops.  I…

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Recipe: Peanut Butter and Jelly Delights

For our honeymoon, Cesar and I wanted to do something different than your average week long, all-inclusive stay in the Caribbean, so we did a big road trip around the southeast United States.  We left the day after our wedding, and got back 16 days later on a Tuesday.  Here’s where we went: Savannah, GA Charleston, SC Myrtle Beach, SC Asheville, NC Gatlinburg, TN Nashville, TN Atlanta, GA Boy, let me tell you…for two people who just got married and had never lived together, a 2 1/2 week road trip was very…interesting.  Don’t get me wrong, we had a lot…

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Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

I love buffalo flavored anything. The hotter the better.  Cesar likes buffalo flavor too, but he can’t handle the heat like I can (haha!).  Sometimes he can eat a couple hot wings, but me…I order hot, with a side of hot sauce. I don’t personally know anyone who doesn’t like homemade macaroni and cheese, so this recipe is a definite winner.  It’s not hard to make, but it does dirty a lot of dishes.  So, only make this if you have some extra time to wash a lot of dishes (or a rule that if you make dinner, your spouse…

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Sophia 365

A few days after I had Sophia, my mom mentioned that it would be cool to take a picture of her every day for her first year of life on the same blanket.  And, well, what do you know?  I actually thought that was a great idea to document her growth day by day.  So, when she was 5 days old, we started this tradition, and I am excited to say…I haven’t missed a day since! It’s crazy looking at all these pictures.  Every day, it doesn’t seem like she is getting any bigger.  But looking back at the first…

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