Thursday, July 31, 2008

Good Times!!

Last night we went to eat with Clay,Brandi,Ella Grace, Mom, and Dad. We decided to eat pizza...... Well, the last time we went out to eat with Clay and Brandi we ate pizza and we had taught Ella Grace how to say pizza and Dino let her hold the pizza box all the way home! Now, when Ella Grace sees Dino she gets so excited and says pizza,pizza!! Needless to say, we were all cracking up about it! She is growing up so fast! She can say my name now pretty well and my heart just melts every time!

P.S. I am taking this opportunity on my birthday to tell my hubby THANK YOU!! He has finished every honey-do I have thrown at him this summer and has not complained once! ( Trust me, the honey-do list was long!) That was the best gift ever!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

And her name shall be........... Ann Marie Sabbatini

We officially decided on a name! Ann Marie is being named after five generations of Ann on my Mom's side and Ann is also my Grandmother Poole's middle name and a name that has been used for several generations on their side of the family! Marie is Dino's Grandmother's middle name! ( Mr. Butch's Mom) So, we decided to combine them! We are going to call her Ann Marie!

Wow, I looked at the baby ticker today and it does not seem like it has been 25 weeks of being pregnant! Well, maybe on some days it has seemed verrry long! Really, I can't complain too much! But, school has not started yet! =( Hopefully I will have some nursery pictures to post soon. We are going to get all the furniture next week and my bedding came in yesterday, so I am starting to get really excited and ready!

Dino's Mom had a really good checkup last week!God is good!!Have a good weekend!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Great Holiday Weekend!

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend! Dino has all the pics on his camera, so I will have to add those later! I tried out a new recipe over the weekend and I have to say it was pretty tasty! I was a little skeptical when I read the ingredients, but it is really good! I am posting it below! P.S. Please say a prayer for Dino's Mom. She has her cancer checkup this week. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Paula Deen Potato Salad

5 pounds white or red potatoes, cut in 1 in. pieces
3 Tbsp.olive oil
2 tsp. minced garlic
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 pound onions, sliced
1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Preheat Oven to 450 degrees and line roasting pan or large cookie sheet with no-stick foil.
Combine potatoes ,olive oil,garlic,1 tsp. salt,1/2tsp. pepper, and toss gently to coat potatoes. Bake 35-40 minutes. Remove and cool.
In large skillet, melt butter then add onions. Cover and cook 30 min. on medium heat. Uncover and increase heat. Cook 10 min. or until brown. Add vinegar,remaining salt and pepper. Stir until vinegar evaporates. Combine potatoes,onions, and blue cheese dressing.( see below for recipe). Chill and serve. ( You can serve hot too!)

Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe
3/4 cup mayo
1 5 oz. container crumbled blue cheese
2 tbsp. sour cream
1 1/2 tsp. prepared horseradish
1/2 tsp. black pepper
Combine all, cover and refrigerate