Monday, June 27, 2011

Momma and Baby

One of my friends asked if Evangeline and I would like to participate in modeling their line of slings.  I don't have any professional photos of Evie and I, so I think I'll print one of her photographs and frame it! Isn't Evie-Rose super photogenic?

Saturday, June 18, 2011

You sure are cute

Well, she is!

Cutie Pies

Earlier in the month, my brother's family went on vacation to Florida. They asked my niece, "If you could take one person with you, who would it be?" Her wish? To take her cousin, Merikalyn! So, two weeks ago, Chip and my niece, AJ, stopped in to pick up Merika.. and hang out and play for a while too!

I must say, I've fallen in love with his shorter 'do, although it took some getting used to!

My niece, Alexis is a cutie, isn't she?

My sweet Merikalyn is getting so big.  It's exciting and heartbreaking!

It won't be long and this little stinker will be Merika's age. Time passes too quickly!

Someone is ready for another bite... now!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Better than Cinnamon Rolls Casserole

This is a recipe best prepared ahead of time.  It makes for a great Sunday morning breakfast. Prepare it Saturday night, let it rest in the fridge overnight, and pop it in the oven in the morning. 


8-10 slices of bread, cut into one inch pieces
4 eggs
1 1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Grease 9x9 (or 8x8) inch casserole dish.  Layer 1/3 of the bread on the bottom, and lightly sprinkle with cinnamon. Layer more in, and sprinkle with cinnamon. Do this until you are out of bread. 

Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl. Mix together well (by hand).  Pour evenly over bread.  Cover with foil or saran wrap and let sit in the fridge for at least an hour (or overnight).

When you're ready, bake at 350 F for 25-35 minutes. (Every oven is different. I prefer ours "doughy", so I usually do it for 25 minutes.)

There are various ways to top this. Our favorite is with condensed milk (while hot) or cream cheese icing (again, while hot).  If you prefer dust with powdered sugar and drizzle with syrup or honey.  Serve with fresh fruit and enjoy!