The Jamie's + 1

Overdue Update!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Long time no blog...  
Do the rest of my blog friends ever get in a blog funk?
Between my summer cold and my busy life I just haven't had the motivation to blog.
So here is a picture overload update on whats been going on!

My sweet friend Carrie (who is expecting by the way) came over a few weeks ago so we could clip all our coupons.  Nicklas decided to make her a human puzzle piece holder.  Being the sweet friend she is, she obliged and had fun with it!  Later that evening we ordered Wild Wings (which delivers to my house), left Nicklas home with the boys and headed out to 3 different stores to get all the best couponing deals!

Okay, I have to admit it, this picture made my uterus tingle just a little bit!  We had nursery a couple of Sundays ago and these 2 sweet girls fell asleep while Jamie rocked them!  I told Jamie that he has never been sexier!

Nicklas and Brooklyn had their end of the year program at school.  Brooklyn did so good.  Nicklas sang one song, out of three!  He stood on the stage and said "momma, where are you?" the entire time.  He was finally taken off the stage and handed to me!  haha!!  But hey... he did one more song than he did at Christmas so I feel like that is an accomplishment!

Nicks teacher sent me this picture one day!  Bless his sweet heart!  But... Why won't he take a good nap like this at home?!  haha!!!

Granddaddy and Ganna picked up Nicklas one day from school!  They were nice enough to take him for ice cream, I think he enjoyed it!

I love that my dad always sends me pictures whenever he drops off Brooklyn.  I really love that Nicklas is obeying the rules and holding his donut!!

Jogging is hard, but it is really hard when you haven't gotten off the couch in the last 6 months.....

Granddaddy and Ganna bought Nicklas this toy when he was 6 months old.  At 2 1/2 it is still a favorite at our house!

We got a pool membership this year!  Nicklas had the best time swimming with his daddy!  All I got was sunburned but hey.... its all about making memories... right?!

This worn out little boy didn't even make it half way home before he passed out!!  Swimming is hard work!

One night our church offered childcare... so of course Jamie and I took advantage.  Nicklas had a great time eating spaghetti and watching movies with his friends.  We had a great time having Mexican with all of our friends! :)

Hunter, one of Nicks and Brookes friends, had a birthday party this past weekend!  Everyone was asked to dress up in their favorite super hero costumes!!  Granddaddy was so, so proud!!  

This little boy turned 33 months old on the 13th (no I don't really keep up with the month thing, I have to add it up everytime).  I can not believe he will be 3 in a few months.  3 is really hard for me to think about...  He really won't be a baby anymore....

My aunt came into town to spend some time with my Nannan because my Pupol was in the hospital.  Pupol is doing much better.  It is always good to spend some time with my Aunt Debbie but we sure did miss Kendyl and McKayla. 

Meet Thor!  My mom got a new dog.  He is so good with Nicklas and Brooklyn... even though Nicklas and Brooklyn are not real great with him!

Jamie sent me this picture this morning.  I always wake up Nicklas when I leave for work so that he can eat and Jamie will have plenty of time to get him ready.  I guess he wasn't ready to get up this morning!

Then, my dad sent me this picture when he was dropping off Brooklyn this morning!!  Doing his morning stretches!  HA!!

Matcha Green Tea Powder Review

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

I'll be honest... I am not a huge fan of green tea, but I am a HUGE fan of cookies.  So when I found out about Matcha Green Tea Powder I was super excited. 

Matcha Green Tea Powder helps with all day energy and focus and is a calorie burning booster!

You can use this product for Lattes, Smoothies or baking!
Since I'm a lover of all things cookies I made Matcha Green Tea Powder Cookies. I actually found the recipe here.

1 cup butter (2 sticks)
 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 TBSP. Matcha Green Tea Powder
1 TBSP. Vanilla Flavor
1 egg
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. salt

1. Heat oven to 375.
2. In a bowl mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.  Set aside.
3. In a mixing bowl add butter, powdered sugar , matcha powder, and flavor.  Mix on medium speed until well combined and smooth. 

4. Turn mixer to low and add the egg.  Mix until incorporated. 
5.  On low speed, slowly add the ingredients until well combined.  

6. Place cookies 2 inches apart on cookie sheet and bake for 11 minutes.  

I can't really describe the flavor but they are much better than expected!  The smell while baking them wasn't the best but I was very pleasantly surprised when they were finished!

Hope you enjoy!

*I received this product for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.