P31 Wannabe

Summer Squash Casserole January 23, 2012

Filed under: Recipes,Side Dishes/Snacks — Lacey @ 7:30 pm


I made this first for a dgroup awhile ago and it was a big hit. I’ve made it a couple of other times (including tonight for dinner), and it’s always eaten fast considering its a vegetable! It’s easy and cheesy…what could be better?

Summer Squash Casserole


Best Ever Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies January 4, 2012

Filed under: Desserts,Recipes — Lacey @ 11:45 pm

I found this recipe on pinterest (of course!). I’m always eager for new chocolate chip cookie recipes, especially since thats what Jenco requests the most. Well, I honestly didnt think these lived up to their lofty name. They tasted good, but they weren’t as fluffy as promised:


But who knows, maybe I did something to mess them up. At least they tasted god and Seth loves doughy cookies so win, win. I did put them in the baskets for my neighbors, too.

Best Ever Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies


Peppermint Popcorn Bark

Filed under: Desserts,Recipes — Lacey @ 11:40 pm



I know it sounds like a weird combination, but it is absolutely delicious! And it’s pretty easy. Here’s the link:

Peppermint Popcorn Bark

Oh and of course I found it on pinterest!


Sweet Potato Casserole

Filed under: Recipes,Side Dishes/Snacks — Lacey @ 11:20 pm

This dish is always highly requested at my mom’s family gatherings. She always has to make two 9X12 dishes and there’s barely any leftovers! And she always uses rice crispy cereal instead of corn flakes for topping.

Here’s a picture of the recipe:


I had to make double the recipe to fill a 9X12 pan and it takes at least 30 min longer to cook than the recipe calls for.


Advent: Days 3-1

Filed under: God thoughts,Homeschooling,Life — Lacey @ 11:10 pm

Day 3

Isaiah 9:6

I wish I could remember what Haddie wrote!

Day 2

John 1:1

Day 1

Matthew 1:21

Don’t ask me why she chose batman! She’s never even seen a single show! Lol


Advent: Days 7-4

Filed under: God thoughts,Homeschooling,Life — Lacey @ 11:05 pm

Again, I’m way late posting these, but I finally have time since I’m in the passenger seat on our 2 hour drive to my family’s.

Here’s more of our daily Advent fun as we’ve been counting down to Christmas. Just in case you haven’t followed what we’ve done so far, each day Haddie gets to take down a new bag that has a name of Jesus ornament (with a scripture on the back), a piece of candy for each of us and a slip of paper to write what we’re thankful for. Our thankful chain is getting quite long!

Day 7

Zechariah 9:9

Haddie’s says “princesses and castles.” She’s all girl! Haha.

I love these pics of Seth helping Haddie write her chains!

Day 6

John 10:11

Haddie’s says “bookshelves.” Of course we need those if we have books, right?

Day 5

Daniel 7:9

Unfortunately, i cant remember what Haddie wrote since its been a while since the day we did these.

My dad was with us this day, so he did one, too (his is the green one).

Day 4

Isaiah 9:6

Jenco’s brother, Travis, was with us this day, so he joined in the Advent fun, too (his is yellow).

We also made gingerbread houses:




Candy cane reindeers:


And we decorated gingerbread men (& women) (foam versions, that is):



A Girl and Her Mama

Filed under: Life — Lacey @ 10:35 pm

In Christmas Eve day, the family spent some time trying out Joy’s new croquet set. While they were busy playing, mama brought her potatoes outside to peel so she could watch. I love these pics I snapped of her and Haddie on the porch. Sometime I want to turn them black & white. They have an older feel to them, don’t you?