This kid can't get enough shoes!

I really thinks the pacifier, yoda, and wedges go really well, don't you?

So pretty...


Happy Fathers Day!

Happy Fathers day to all the dads in my life out there! I hope you all had a wonderful day! I know that our little family had fun. It was one of those perfect lazy days of just hanging with the family and enjoying each others company. We went up to Snowbird for the fathers day brunch and it was um um good! The weather was perfect so we sat outside which was beautiful and Jack was a perfect angel because he loves being outside. After our yummy meal we just drove around and then came home and laid on a blanket in the backyard. Oh I love these summer days!

Real quick I want to totally embarrass Dan by saying on the world wide web how unbelievable awesome he is. He is such a good dad and I feel so grateful to be married to such an awesome guy. Jack loves Dan more than anything else. He offers everything I don't to Jack which means we are a pretty good team! Nothing makes me happier then waking up in the morning and turning over to see my to boys snuggling together as they sleep...it melts my heart! We love you honey!

My two handsome boys!
Me and Jack
I never know what to expect from Jack at restaurants. Sometimes he eats like a champ and other times he refuses to open his mouth. Lucky for us he decided to eat this time, and a lot. This list includes...Salmon, a pickle, polenta, another pickle, watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, 2 small cookies, and some ice cream. Yikes!
He loves pickles!
These cookies were gone in no time. I had no idea he liked sweets so much.

Washing it all down with a swig from his water.
I just had to catch a picture of the shirt he was wearing. I got it on Ebay (my new addiction) and I thought it was pretty funny!


Jacks favorite things

Here are pictures of Jack with some of his favorite things. He is way too silly!

Jack loves books. If he is in hysterics he will stop if I grab a book and start reading to him. I really hope he grows up with a love for reading!

His new obsession...little toy cars. I could not pry this car out of his hand so he slept with it.
His old obsession...a pacifier. I have been trying to break this habit but it's a hard one. More often then not he has one in his mouth and one in each hand! YIKES!
Jack loves bath time and this is his signature move that you can get him to do 99% of the time. It's "blastoff" from Little Einsteins (another obsession of his!)
Q-tips! Ugh...he loves q-tips. He likes to chew on them and he loves when I clean out his ears with them...strange! This wonderful picture was taken just after my last post where he looked so cute and innocent!


morning sunshine

I have never been a morning person until this happy little guy came into my life. He wakes up with a smile on his face and his hair is always crazy...I love it!

Asian Steak Salad

I absolutely love to make a yummy salad. They are so refreshing in the summer and a healthy choice for dinner. Dan and I both love a little Asian flare in our food so I tried this yummy marinade/dressing and it was delicious!

1/3 cup lime juice (2 limes)
1.5-2 tablespoons soy sauce
1.5-2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 boneless Rib-eye steaks (about 8 oz. each)
2 carrots
1 bag baby spinach
1 cup cooked edamame beans (I buy frozen and pop them in the microwave)
cilantro for garnish (remove stems)

In a bowl whisk together lime juice, soy, sugar, red pepper, and oil. Season the steaks generously with salt and pepper and place in a baking dish. Pour one quarter or the marinade over steaks and reserve the remaining marinade for later. Marinate for 30 minutes on each side.

In a large skillet cook the steaks on medium high for 2-3 minutes on each side for medium-rare. Transfer to cutting board and cover loosely with foil. Let rest 5-10 minutes. Cut thin slices against the grain of the steak. Transfer to a bowl and toss with remaining marinade.

With a vegetable peeler cut the carrots into long ribbons. Add the spinach, carrots, edamame beans, and cilantro into the bowl of steak, toss and serve. Serves 4.