my sweet valentine

I woke up next to my valentine
then we had Breakfast
got ready for the day
went to a Valentine's party
made a trip to the store and bought some treats
spent most of the day cuddling and kissing
enjoyed a dinner for two
and he went to bed around 7:30pm
then Brock came home :)

okay, okay, I actually did spend SOME time with my husband...

it was the best Valentine's Day!
it was the first time I had 2 Valentines!

Brock is in the thick of mid-terms, and was studying all day,
but he still made me feel so special!
He took a studying break and took Trey and I out to eat, and
(even though I told him not too)
he had a few surprises for me!
I am so grateful for him!
He catches the bus to school at 6:00am
every morning
so that he can get everything done he needs to in the day to be able
to spend some time with Trey and I each night.
I could go on and on...and on about how wonderful he is,
but I'll just say this,
he is perfect
and I love him more and more everyday


yum, yum and yum

I got this recipe from one of Brock's cousins.
and I thought "oh perrrfect, Brock LOVES granol bars (he eats about 4 a day, not kidding)"
but now I have a love/hate relationship with them, because these things are SO GOOD!
...like dangerously good.
We can't. stop. eating. them. And I may or may not have made three batches this week
- yes, I know it's Wednesday.

 Grandma Dodd's Granola Bars

1 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup melted butter
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup wheat germ
2 Tbsp sesame seeds (optional)
3/4 cup semi-sweet choc chips

Mix the first four ingredients, then add the rest and mix well. Press into 9x13 pan (I line the pan with parchment paper). Bake at 350F for

15-18 minutes. The corners will get a little tan looking when done. (If you don't cook long enough like I did the first time they are quite gooey - but still delicious. Most of the top should brown a little ideally).

Let cool about 10-15 minutes before flipping pan onto cutting board to cut up.
Number Of Servings:Up to you.
Preparation Time:25 minutes from start to finish.


little mr.

is 4 months old today!
I could make a list to the moon and back about everything we love about this little man...
but I will limit myself to 4 (it goes well with the whole 4 month old thing)

1. every morning when I turn the light on he sneezes at least 3 times, I love it!
2. I am pretty sure we have found all his tickle spots, and we try not to abuse our knowledge...too much.
3. Trey loves music, especially his "baby einstein" movies!
4. he is so curious and loves to be out and about checking out all the exciting things going on! 
happy 4 months Trey! we love you!


i love

this guy
and this song