Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Thank goodness for Rockstar.... this is what kept us awake!
When I got to the hospital Jaxon had just got done eating and was resting so good on dad. I think they are going to be great buddies!
Jaxon getting his alarm bracelet off! Look at those little (big) feet... aren't they cute!
Momma putting her little man in his car seat so he can go home!
Yep I'm ready to blow this popsicle stand and go home!
Well guess we are waiting again!
One proud momma and daddy ready to take their bundle of joy home!
Waiting on dad to get the truck...
The Adams' Family is ready to start a new chapter in life.... parenthood!
Monday, February 21, 2011
Yep I even have my own BINGO bag.....
Yep I have my little luck inside the bag. Don't worry I am not "one of those people" that have a shrine built around me. These things stay inside my bag along with some extra play money. My mom and I would go all the time several years ago and we would laugh at all the people that were more prepared than we were so I decided we needed to look like we knew what we were doing.... so we added bags and dabbers!
As soon as I walked in the room Ashley's water had broke just a few minutes earlier on it's own.
First time Grandma's were super excited to see their grandson!Good news because he would be ready to enter the world! Things progressed and she would get an epidural around 10:00 am.
Ashley, Greg & Dr. Kevin JonesBy noon I got the text to come back to the room as she was almost at a 10. We would soon find out that the baby needed to come further down before the "real" pushing would start. Ashley did great!
At 3:47 pm Jaxon James Adams arrived into this world with healthy lungs!
He was 22 inches long and weighed a whopping 9 lbs! It was an amazing experience and I think everyone should see a child come into this world.... It makes your heart sing! This little boy has brought so much joy to our lives!Once the grandparents heard the news that their grandson was born they were beaming with joy!
Grandma Nancy & Grandpa Scott Adams
Grandpa Jim & Grandma Marsue Crews
He has defiantly won Aunt Shell's heart over!
The Adams Family! (snap, snap)
Thursday, February 17, 2011
So a restaurant here in Columbia called The Bleu is more of a fancy restaurant and wine bar. Two things that don't really go with us... fancy and wine. Well if you go on your actual birthday you get a filet dinner for free. I had won a $50 gift card and we waited until this day to go! We both ordered a filet (Brandon ordered an extra one 'cause he's a big boy!) and it was really good! We then ordered dessert which was funnel cake straws with whipped cream and berries and a Banana Creme Brulee and simply heaven! Our whole meal was really good and we would definitely go back again.
All in all I think he had a pretty good birthday..... we really don't do too much for holidays and birthdays but the rule is that you must get the other a card.... so I got him 2! We pretty much get what we want through out the year (within reason) so it seems silly to buy gifts for each other.... this way it's nice to get a card or two and celebrate with a nice dinner. Here's to the next 35 years! I love you Brandon Gene Spry! :)
Monday, February 14, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
An "O" that I found at our property on a fence......
Well as you might have seen in stores lately there are "Alphabet Expressions" that you can purchase. These are random things around that create a letter and you put several together to spell "Welcome" or your last name or whatever you want. After looking at these and the expense of $7.95 per letter I thought it would be fun to create my own "alphabet" using random things here in Midway and around places I travel to! I have gotten a few letters started and it's so hard to drive anywhere without trying to notice and item being a "letter" of some sort.
This is an "I" that I found on a building in downtown Columbia, MO
This is a "C" or a "G" I found at a Doctors Park in Columbia, MO
I have a lot more but you can get the idea.... something that is fun and created by me! If you happen to see some crazy girl pulled over on the side of the road taking pictures....it's probably me! We are going to go to a few different "little towns" this weekend to see what I can find...... :)
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
2 cups of flour
1 Tablespoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 Tablespoon of sugar
2 eggs well beaten
1 1/2 cups of milk
In a large bowl sift the flour and add in the baking powder, salt and sugar.
In another bowl combine the eggs and milk then slowly add this mixture to the flour mixture above.
Stir well and set aside. The batter will be kind of thick. Next grease your griddle (or I used a cast iron skillet) until it gets good and hot. (When griddle or skillet is hot you can sprinkle a few cold water drops on it and the water will "dance' and disappear quickly). Now that your griddle / skillet is hot go outside and get new fresh snow. Fold in 1 1/2 cups of snow into the batter mixture and mix well.
Enjoy your Snow Pancakes and a big glass of milk!
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
1 cup of sugar
2 heaping Tablespoons of cocoa
2 Tablespoons of flour
1/2 cup of real butter (not margrine) melted
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees
First, beat the eggs until creamy then add the sugar until combined. Add cocoa, flour, butter and vanilla and mix well.
Place 4-6 ramekin dishes in another pan and add enough water to cover half of the ramekins. Add batter into the dishes but don't fill to the top. Once done place pan in the oven and bake for 40-50 minutes. The tops of the baked fudge will be crusted over and the centers will be thick but not "done". If you are unsure you can leave them in the oven for 10 more minutes.
Cool just for 10-15 minutes in the pan from the oven. Serve with homemade whip cream or whatever whip cream you use and enjoy! Just a little slice of heaven.... :)
2 1/2 cups of sugar
6 cups of water
2 small boxes of Strawberry Jello (3 ounce size)
46 ounces of pineapple juice
2/3 cup of lemon juice
4 cups of orange juice
2 - 2 liter bottles of Sprite
You will need a large pan to cook in. Boil sugar, water and jello. Stir in the pineapple, lemon juice, and orange juice. Divide mixture into 2 Gladware plastic containers (or whatever you have comparable) and put in the freezer. Once you are ready to have some punch take out of the freezer about 30 minutes ahead of time and pour 1 liter of Sprite over the 1 containers ingredients (if you want a full batch then use both 2 liters of Sprite). This is a slushy punch so don't let it thaw all the way and enjoy!
If you want a new place to eat that has country home cookin' then you need to take the short drive to Huntsville, MO and head to Don's Family Style Restaurant! Some good friends of ours, Josh & Roni Spicer, own this place and do an amazing job of serving up hospitality and good food!
Their salad bar is always fresh and clean! You can order an all-you-can-eat buffet which is the salad bar, fried chicken and country fixin's, dessert bar and your drink for under $10!
They always have the buffet but different days of the week they have other meats along with the Chicken (Friday nights is Chicken and Fish, Saturday nights is Chicken and Ribs, Sunday is Chicken, Ham and Turkey or Roast Beef)
They also have a great selection of yummy desserts including soft serve ice-cream!
We love coming up to eat at Don's almost every weekend to spend some time with our friends!
We love the western/cowboy decor.... everyone is welcome here!
These are Roni's dad's cowboy boots that are in the front of the restaurant. Her dad, Dave, passed away almost 6 years ago from Multiple Myloma. He was such a fun guy so it's nice to see a part of him is always here!
Josh & Roni named this restaurant after Josh's grandpa, Donald Spicer who had his own restaurant several years ago. Don aka "Grandpa" works at the restaurant helping to welcome all that enter and find them some where to sit.
Don & Josh Spicer
Don't want the buffet.... no problem! Here's a menu to order from
So make sure if you take the drive to Huntsville, MO and you stop by to have lunch or dinner make sure to tell them Michele Spry sent you!
Owners Josh & Roni Spicer
Don's Family Style Buffet
315 Highway JJ
Huntsville, MO 65259