Wednesday, April 29, 2009

2 month check up

Luke is 9 weeks and 5 days old today and he went in for his 2 month check up today. He had some shots and we both cried. I know, I'm a baby. I had to hold his arms down while he screamed! Give me a break. Anyway...

Length: 24.5 inches
Weight: 13.2 lbs.

Original length: 19.5 inches
Original weight: 6 lbs. 15.6 ounces

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I love them.

Rory: What's with the carrots?
Lorelai: I was afraid you weren't eating well at school.
Rory: Ohhh.
Lorelai: Marshmallow?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Luke's Blessing

Some of my family members were able to come out to good ol' Texas for Luke's blessing on Easter Sunday. My mom and dad and youngest brothers Steven and Jonathan were able to come out. Drew did such a wonderful job of blessing our new baby boy and of course I cried through almost the whole thing. I'm glad my dad and Drew's family were able to participate in such a special day for Drew and I.

We went out to IHOP with my family Monday morning before my dad left and we wanted to give Luke a little love.

Grandma and Grandpa Salas wanted to give him some IHOP love, too!!

Our Easter celebrations before church. We even made Luke his own Easter basket. Drew gave me the best basket ever! It had shoes I wanted and I super cute T-shirt! He's the best husband in the entire world.

The whole gang (My mom, dad, me, Drew, Jonathan, Luke, Mama Pepper, Dad Pepper, Matt, Martha, Kevin, Steven)

Our little family!

My brothers Jonathan and Steven with Luke and I.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Two Delicious (and somewhat fatty) Recipes

Okay, so these recipes may be real fatty, so don't cook both for the same night. They are also real easy. And if I can make them with a newborn needed tons of attention, you can make them too!

Creamy Fettuccine Alfredo

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups whipping cream
2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
1 box fettuccine
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
Fresh basil leaves

1. Place butter in large bowl. Using wooden spoon or electric mixer on low, beat until smooth. Add the cream and Parmesan cheese. Stir well; set aside.
2. Cook pasta. Drain and immediately add hot pasta to the butter mixture. Toss the fettuccine in the butter mixture to coat. Add salt and pepper.
Divide pasta between 4 serving plates. Shred basil leaves and sprinkle over pasta.

Chantal's New York Cheesecake (from

15 graham crackers, crushed
2 tablespoons butter, melted

4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
1 1/2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup milk
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup all-purpose flour Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch springform pan.
  1. In a medium bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter. Press onto bottom of springform pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Blend in milk, and then mix in the eggs one at a time, mixing just enough to incorporate. Mix in sour cream, vanilla and flour until smooth. Pour filling into prepared crust.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Turn the oven off, and let cake cool in oven with the door closed for 5 to 6 hours; this prevents cracking. Chill in refrigerator until serving.