Friday, November 21, 2014

Is It Christmas Yet?

I know, Thanksgiving is still a week away but I feel like the Christmas bug has bit almost everyone already!  Maybe it was the early snow?  Well one of the things I'm planning on doing while Leo naps this afternoon is clean out the fridge.  (It's LONG overdue…yuck!)  It's not my favorite job so I decided I needed a boost to get me excited about the task looming in front of me.  For some reason this is seeming to help my motivation!  I guess I'm officially joining in on the Christmas Spirit!


8 tsp. sugar
4 tsp. baking cocoa
4 c. milk
1 1/2 c. mini marshmallows
1 tsp. vanilla

In sauce pan combine first four ingredients.  Cook & stir over medium heat until marshmallows are melted.  Remove from heat, stir in vanilla.  Makes 4 servings.

I think I hear my fridge calling…see you on the other side :)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Trick-Or-Treat A Few Weeks Late!

Probably in mid September we decided on Leo's Halloween costume.  The week of Halloween, we got everything assembled and ready to go.  Sadly, on October 31st, Leo was not feeling well & the weather was nasty (cold & rainy for anyone who doesn't remember), so we decided to skip Trick-Or-Treating.  Leo could have cared less.  Mom & Dad, on the other hand, were quite disappointed!  A week pasted and FINALLY Leo was feeling better, so we decided to dress him UP and take him out.  We were so glad we did because personally we thought the costume turned out adorable.

Introducing Mr. Carl Fredrickson

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Verdict Is In

We had our ultrasound tonight, AND...

Baby BOY Steffen just wanted to say hello to you all!!


You can't see it in the picture but in one of the shots our boy was just sucking on his hands & fingers.  The tech kept saying how cute it was, and of course we agreed!

Both arms healthy & intact!


Love this shot of the legs!

He was just hanging out with his feet crossed at the ankle!

The ultrasound confirmed our due date.  We're hoping for a baby on or around February 24th!!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Mr. Independent

Our little Leo is growing up and it's a little bittersweet.  We love watching him develop & learn, but it reminds us that life goes way too fast & we better appreciate the day-to-day as much as we can!

Mr. Independent

Mr. Attitude

Mr. Energy

 Before you ask, I'll quick explain the Amber Necklace.   The amber beads are suppose to help relieve teething ailments.  Leo's had his for not quite a week & I already think it's helping; he's been sleeping great the last 4 nights!!  He's got 6 more teeth to come so ask me in a couple months what I think & I'll let you know!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Better late than never right?!

Hilton Head was great!  I've got so many pictures I'm just going to dump them all in one gigantic post!  I'm just warning you, if you don't like seeing other people's vacation pictures, click out now :)

Pit stop at McDonald's for breakfast on the way down

We were all so glad to be eating breakfast at HH on Monday morning!

Our candy stash for the week (don't worry we didn't quite eat it all!)

Leo LOVED the bike seat!  Yay for lots of bike rides :)

2013 Beach Fun

2014 Beach Fun

Whoa...those waves are strong :)

Otto LOVED the sand!

Emitt LOVED the waves!

Family night out!

Keeping the boys occupied

We tried for a grandparent picture, but none of them turned out great.  At least everyone was looking in this one!

Delicious cupcakes for our evening snack!

Condo fun

We introduced Leo to Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

This is the face he makes while saying "mmmm!"

He was so sad when they were all gone!

 We see alligator's all the time at HH.  Normally we'll see one right outside our pool fence.

Just a little guy this time!

Pool Fun

We decided to drive through the night Saturday on the way home.  It was a great decision!  Leo slept almost the whole way!  By the time we stopped for breakfast we were pretty tired, but ALMOST HOME!