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The Life of Nicklas: Volume 10

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Happy Thursday.
Be prepared for a super long, picture overload update.
We have been so super busy with moving and Nicks surgery that I just haven't been able to update. 

Nicklas was doing so good potty training.  He got a cool batman toy for going poopoo in the potty.
He will only potty when he is naked.
Which is fine when we are home, but he can't stay naked at school.
Any suggestions?

I just love getting pics of Nick when he is at school!

We had a Drs appt. for his pre op visit before surgery.

Boy Jamie will always text me on Friday mornings, super early, asking if we are awake... this is the response he got one morning.  He didn't text me anymore. 

Our church had a variety show one Saturday night.  Here is Nicklas playing with his new best friend Killee.

Love candid photos.

And here are all the boys.  They look entertained!

While The Walking Dead was on our new friends Michael, Linsey and Kilee would come over and we would all watch it together!

Face Swap fun at work!

Another sweet picture from school!

This is the morning of Nicks surgery.  We had to be at the hospital at 10:30 AM and Nick wasn't allowed to have anything to drink or eat that morning. 

On our way to the hospital.  God was on our side that morning because it is the first morning Nicklas didn't ask for water or donuts. 

We had the BEST pre op nurse.  She had dinosaurs and cars laid on Nicks bed waiting for him.  She was so great at explained everything to him and making it fun.  She was such a blessing!


Getting all dressed in our fish pj's and cozy socks.

He was very concerned about the cozy socks.

This is about 10 min. after the sleepy juice.  So out of it.

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Nicklas was #2754.  They have this screen in the waiting room.

Nicks procedure took about 45 min. and he was not happy after wards.  He yanked out his IV's and just wanted me to hold him.  Broke my heart.  He did great the rest of the day and ate his lunch right up.  All in all everything was super easy and I couldn't ask for a better experience.  

Battle wounds after surgery. 

His mask he got to decorate. 

This is the day after surgery.  

The week of surgery we were planning to move in the my inlaws.  Nick packed his box!

And I packed EVERYTHING ELSE. 

Poor nick in time out. 

Moving from the home we were married in and brought Nicklas home to was very bittersweet.  We are blessed to have somewhere to stay while in transition.  Last night we rode the Gator and are making new memories.  This city girl living in the country makes me a little nervous... new noises... and critters.  But my boys are loving it so it makes it all worth it!

Foodie For A Year Link Up - Brunch Recipe

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Welcome to our 2nd installment of Foodie For A Year Link Up.


If you are new to the link up please check out the announcement here and the first installment of my favorite valentines recipe here.

CourtneyJamieLizSarahWhitney and I are so excited to be sharing our favorite brunch-related recipes today. 

I LOVE breakfast food so this is the category I am most excited about.


I decided to make a Biscuit and Gravy Casserole.

Ingredients:
1 12 oz. tube refrigerated biscuits
6 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1 lb. sausage
1 cup shredded cheese

for the gravy:
4 tbsp. butter
4 tbsp. flour
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups milk.

Begin by cutting your biscuits into 8 pieces.


Place the pieces in your casserole dish.

Brown your sausage.



Whisk your six eggs, milk, salt and pepper together. 


I used the same skillet for the gravy that I used for the sausage.
Place the 4 tbsp. butter into the sausage drippings. 

Add the flour. 

And the salt and pepper. 

Slowly pour in the milk while whisking. 

Layer the biscuits, sausage. 

Cheese

Egg mixture

Gravy. 

Bake at 350 for 40 min. 
Enjoy.

I am so excited to try all of your recipes.
Link up with us!!