The Jamie's + 1

What we got for Valentines!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

I know most of the world is done with Valentines but this girl has to play catch up!

Valentines weekend we bought an acre of land!!
So now we are in the process of getting our home ready to put on the market (which sucks by the way).
Here we are right after we left the lawyers office.

Grammie and Poppy got Nicklas a Valentines happy!

Sweet boy had to hug them both and thank them!


Jamie and I got a babysitter Valentines weekend and went to the shooting range and out to dinner!


I told Nicklas it was bed time so to start cleaning up.
This is what he did with his Charlie Brown toy.

Opening his Valentines happy from mommy and daddy!

He also got this tacky wonder Blaze and the Monster Machines comforter.  
Please notice Toby laying with him.  I couldn't find Toby anywhere one night... and this is were I found him... and left him!

Sitting in time out... what he does best! #threenager

Another view of our land.  We can't wait to sale our house and have the gorgeous mountain view from our back porch!

Just playing at Grammie and Poppys!

Poor guy... I really need to take him to get a hair cut. 

This was Tuesday morning... mommy felt the same way!

The Life of Nicklas: Volume 9

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Happy Thursday.
So a few updates on Nicklas.
* He uses the potty at school but absolutely refuses at home.  His teacher says its because he goes when all of his friends go and at home we don't have designated times... I'm going to have to work on that.
* Tell me 'I love you.'  I used to have to say it over and over to get him to tell me!
* Has started sleeping in his bed most nights without fighting about it!

But still ends up in our bed around 5 am.  If I let him sleep in he will sleep until about 10:00!

A few weekends ago all of us girls got together for a night out.  So much fun!

I had last Monday and Tuesday off of work.  Monday we decided to just hang around the house and have a lazy day.  Nicklas enjoyed playing with his train table!

My little monkey has always enjoyed sleeping.  He gets it honest!

On Tuesday we decided to go see Nannan and Pupol.  Nicklas was super excited when we pulled up. 

I got to play with my little buddy.  This dog is like 14 years old and only nice to me, nannan, pupol and Kellyn.  He despises Nicklas and Brooklyn!

But this dog is crazy about Nicklas.  They played ball for an hour!  Holly will sit and fetch and do anything Nicklas tells him to do. 

They had the best time!

And this happens after a full day at nannan and pupols!

On Saturday we went to Chuck e' Cheese for a birthday party.  Nicklas does have my addiction for playing games that give tickets!

This sweet little girl is in Nicks class. 

And there is Nick with the birthday boy and his cool cape!

Nicklas was so excited to meet the big mouse!  He was mesmerized!

Since we were so close to their house we decided to go back to Nannan and Pupols for a little while!

Monster Jam 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Happy Tuesday all.
Last weekend we went to Monster Jam.
Santa brought Nicklas tickets for Christmas and Nicklas was super excited to finally go!
As soon as we walked in I stopped and bought Nicklas a t-shirt and the last Scooby Doo Monster Truck!

When we found our seats all of the monster trucks were already parked in the arena.  This made Nicklas VERY excited.  I was very excited that his 2 favorite trucks were parked beside each other!

So excited and already wearing his shirt I bought him!

Grammie and Poppy went with us also!

Wild Thing and Scooby Doo ready to race.
Interesting fact: Scooby Doos driver is a girl!!  #girlpower


Big Kahuna was also one of Nicks favorites.

It was really loud.  Thankful I remembered to pack his ear protection.

Gravedigger won all of the categories.

The arena we went to was very small but they still put on a very good show.
We talked to Santa and he is going to bring tickets to a bigger arena next year. #goodbuyChristmasbonus.

Foodie For A Year Link Up - Valentine's Recipe

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

CourtneyJamieLizSarahWhitney, and I are so excited about our first installment in our Foodie For a Year series.

Our first theme is for Valentine's and we want you to share your favorite Valentine's Recipe.

My house is full of breakfast lovers so I decided to make 
Double Chocolate Strawberry Muffins.

2 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon baking power
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup fresh strawberries, chipped in bite sized pieces
1 1/4 cup milk
2 eggs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips

Begin by preheating over to 350* 
Line your muffin with liners or grease.
Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Stir in strawberries until coated.

In a separate bowl, beat eggs. Whisk in milk, melted butter, and vanilla.
Add wet mixture to dry mixture and mix until well combined.
Fold in chocolate chips.

Evenly divide the batter among the muffin pans.

Bake for 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of muffins comes out clean.

Serve with a big glass of milk!

This recipe will make 12 muffins.

Link up and share all of your yummy recipes!  I can't wait to eat them!