Kolby and Lexi

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Well Kolby was able to go home on Monday. It is now Wed. and he is feeling so so so much better! Dr said they think it is dangue fever that he picked up from our cruise. So weird! I am so happy to have my Kolby back! I hope to never have to do hospital stays for him ever again.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Totally Lame

Kolby is officially ADMITTED. He woke up feeling a little better and then just went downhill from there. We checked him into the ER and his labs were really abnormal and his fever spiked to 104 degrees. SO the doctor wanted him to stay overnight for observation and for some more tests. They have taken SO many blood samples and did an ultrasound on his stomach. They have given him really good pain meds to make him comfortable. He is liking the medication a lot. I am just so happy it helps him feel better and get some sleep. I on the other hand am in this squeaky recliner chair... super comfy... We will hopefully know more tomorrow. I am just praying that his labs are better in the morning and we can go home and he can get back to feeling better.

He might hate that I put this up, but it tugs at my heart strings. I love this boy more than anything

Friday, May 27, 2011


Okay so I have to thank my mother for this recipe. omgsh. Chicken Chipotle Tacos, where have you been all my life? They make me happy and you will see why.

Chicken Chipotle Tacos
3 tablespoons butter
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons minced canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (you can find these in the Mexican Foods aisle at most grocery stores) - add more or less depending on how spicy you want it
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
Salt and pepper
12 (6-inch) flour tortillas

Option #1

Melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and chipotle and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the orange juice, Worcestershire sauce and 1/2 cup chopped cilantro and bring the mixture to a boil. Add the chicken and simmer, covered, over medium-low heat for 12-13 minutes, flipping the chicken halfway through cooking. When the chicken is done cooking, transfer to a plate and tent with foil.

Increase the heat to medium-high and cook the mixture left in the skillet until the liquid is reduced to about 1/4 cup, about 5 minutes. Off the heat, whisk in the yellow mustard. Using 2 forks, shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces and return to the skillet. Add the remaining cilantro to the skillet and toss until well combined. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm with tortillas topped with lettuce, cheese, tomato, sour cream and avocado.

Option #2

This is how I did it. I started out the same way as option #1 by putting the mixture to a boil. But then I got the crock pot and put the chicken in and poured the sauce over it. I had it sit for 2-3 hours on high just until the chicken is able to shred. I took the chicken out and shredded it. Then, I whisked in the ground mustard into the remaining sauce. I put the shredded chicken back in and just let it soak in the goodness on low. From then on out it doesnt really matter how long. I think I has it sit for about another 3 hours. If you want you can put the whole thing back into the skillet to boil off some of the liquid, I did not do that and they were still DELISH.

I wanted them a little more baja style so for toppings and put cheese (any white cheese), Cole slaw, and avacado. Really for these just about anything would be yummy on them.

I REALLY hope you enjoy my new obsession!

Kolby was unable to partake due to him still being sick, am I awful for making them just for myself and having him smell them all day?... nahh I am sure he was loving his sprite and soup:)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sick Day :(

Well today Kolby is home SICK. He hasn't been feeling well for a few days, and enough is enough. It was time for him to take a day off and just REST. The worst part about it is he does not have an appetite, so I get hungry and he doesn't.. I hate that. He is napping on the couch next to me. Today he said, "I really really really really want to go camping this weekend and so I have to get better." I am glad he has some incentive... otherwise I am thinking he could drag this out. He keeps saying "I should be sick more often..." As if I don't wait on him hand and foot all the time :) I sure hope he gets feeling better, me no likey hubby sicky.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Wonderful WARM Weekend

We had such a fun weekend being able to be outside. It is FINALLY warming up and I am thrilled about it. All I want to do is be outside. I keep making Kolb go on walks with me because I cant get enough.

BBQ at Porter Park with the Pena's and Bitter's
We love them!
Kolby's "medicine"
He saw the glass bottles of soda at Broulims,,, and well we ended up with a cart full

Kolby's LAST Vikings football game
Date Night with Andrew and Britni Pena
Nielsens Frozen Custard (5th time this week...Yikes)
Movie.. Something Barrowed, I think Kate Hudson is hilarious.
mmm hmm... :)

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I love that SUMMER is basically HERE!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Big Things are Happening in Rexburg

Rexburg has officially moved up about 100% in my book! Nielsens Frozen Custard is here! It is very dear to my heart and yes I have already been there twice and I think it has been open for 2 days...nbd.

My favorite things to get are brownie with almonds concrete or strawberry banana concrete depending on my mood. I never waiver on what grinder I get. It is called "the finer things" and it truly is fine. Well I hope everyone in Rexburg knows how wonderful this is. I hope to hear about your experience at Nielsens :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

A peek into US

I am REALLY going to try and be a BLOGGER! We will see how it goes :) This is a little peek into the past year and a half of our lives. Be prepared for picture over load!!

Kolby being home from his mission about 2 weeks... Day 4 he already SMOOCHED me...
We did not waste any time!


L.O.T.S of kissing

Wedding :)

Honeymoon to Mexico

...Married life...
So Sexy... :)

Whew! Well that about sums it up.. Whoever said it was easy was on crack, but I dont know what I would do without Kolb in my life. I am grateful for him and how patient he is with me, because well I am quite the little handful to live with... I hope you enjoy having a peek into our lives, it is all we have and it is a good one :)