Life is a highway….

19 Dec

Boy has life been crazy lately! Sorry to keep you guys out of the bubble for so long…. but not to worry we’ll get ya up to date. The past few weeks were filled with….

>Welcoming our handsome nephew into the World! Meet Tyler Charles Davis. 🙂
I absolutely ♥ this little baby.

We all left for the hospital around 3 am and he was born at 11:55 am. So it was a loooonnngg morning…..

All of us (minus mom) sat in the waiting room all day 🙂 

Homework and picture-taking took over most of the morning…

This did not even remind me of a hospital. There was a cozy fireplace right in the middle of the waiting room and…

A Christmas Tree!

Then it was time to welcome the first grand baby to the family!

With both sides of the family there, ten of us waited patiently to hold him.

I was a little nervous that he did not like me at first… as you can see he was very upset, but I am getting the hang of it now. I LOVE being an auntie. 

And then of course he is a little angel for Whit, HA!

>Babysitting little Ty

Travis and Erica bring Tyler over every few days or so to see all of us.  

Ashley is always good at rocking him right to sleep 🙂

This past week, he opened his eyes open for the first time.

Well that’s all of Tyler for now….

 

>College Finals (yuck!) + signing up for semester 2 classes:

– Forensic anthropology
-Ethics

 

> Last minute Christmas shopping!

 I found a bunch of great gifts at a new store in town called Charming Charlie. Every heard of it?!? They have got the most awesome jewelry, handbags, accessories, etc.

> Our 18th birthday!

Oh man this was fun. Last year we went snow mobiling and this year we got our noses pierced (plus Whit got her cartilage pierced). This was crazy enough for us. We asked people what they did did for their 18th birthday, and the most common answer was clubbing. That really did not seem like much fun to us… so we kept it simple.

On the way to the Electric Crayon… we had fun with more picture taking 😛

 

 The rest of our b-day consisted of smothered chile verde burritos, red velvet cheesecake, Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader on the Wii, and The Goonies.

 And the best present was new laptops since we are off to college next year… thanks mom and dad!

>Work… we are becoming shift leaders and getting a raise.

 

> And of course some great holiday food! Tis the season… to enjoy 😛 (Within reason lol!)

 

Yogurt mess with half a packet of cashew butter on top.
VERDICT: This packet of nut butter was probably my least favorite out of all the nut butters we received from Artisana. It had a very bland taste. Also I would recommend refrigerating it before eating.

 

A salad that consisted of:

→ Romaine
→ Morning Star meat
→ Carrots
→ Red onion
→ Tomato
→ Egg whites
→ Ritz crackers crumbled on top
→ Light Italian dressing

and a toasted Alternative Honey Wheat bagel.

 

1/2 packet of Pecan Butter over berry patch oats 🙂

VERDICT: This had a very similar taste to almond butter. It is definitely worth the buy if you like AB and PB as much as we do 😉

Also a package that we recieved a while back were Attune Bars~!

“Keeping your digestive system healthy is an important part of feeling your best. Attune’s probiotics provide a natural support against stress, poor diet, antibiotics, travel, and other elements that can throw your digestive system out of balance. When eaten daily, Attune probiotic wellness bars replenish and rebalance your system, helping to promote health and wellness, digestive comfort, and increased immunity. The result? You’re healthier, happier, and alive from the inside out.”
 
We all know that certain kinds of chocolate leave us constipated… but if you choose you chocolate wisely then you’ll be fine. These Attune Chocolate Probiotic bars are the perfect go to bars.
 
Here are all of the different flavors:
Chocolate Crisp Chocolate Crisp: Real, rich chocolate with rice crisps for a familiar, tasty crunch that’s just right!
Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate*: The antioxidant power of smooth, dark chocolate with 68% cocoa content. A truly healthy pleasure!
Mint Chocolate Mint Chocolate: Real, rich chocolate and rice crisps mingle with refreshing mint flavor that will wake up your taste buds. That’s cool!
Blueberry Vanilla Blueberry Vanilla: Take a break from pure chocolate with a creamy, crispy combination that delivers the amazing flavor of fresh-picked blueberries and smooth vanilla ice cream. After one bite, you’ll be back for more.
Coffee Bean Dark Chocolate Coffee Bean Dark Chocolate: The richness of dark chocolate meets the satisfying crunch of whole coffee beans for a taste sensation that will wake up all of your senses
Raspberry Dark Chocolate Raspberry Dark Chocolate: A symphony of smooth dark chocolate jam-packed with sweet raspberries for a fresh, flavor combination that will make your tastebuds sing.
Milk Chocolate Almond Almond Milk Chocolate: The classic duo of milk chocolate and diced almonds come together for a satisfying, crunchy chocolate bar.
 

Chocolate Crisp Verdict: This tasted like an upgrade to your Kit-Kat, probably my second favorite out of the three bars.
Dark Chocolate Verdict: I have never really been a fan of dark chocolate just because of the after taste, but this one surprisingly left no after taste. It was rich… probably the way dark chocolate is supposed to taste.
Mint Chocolate Verdict: This one was the best out of the three! If there is one chocolate I love it is mint. It was like York Pattie without the filling.
Overall these chocolate bars were a little pricey at about $1-$2 per bar, but if you want good chocolate then it is going to cost you 😉

 

Chile Verde= Best Crock Pot dinner ever in Denver!

Our freezer is still chuck full of Manna Bread!

VERDICT: Had all the figgy taste that I was expecting. The figs in this bread definitely loosened up the dense taste.

And of course who does not love breakfast for dinner….. left over turkey in some egg whites.

EGGOS!

Whew! That was a lot but you are all caught up now 🙂 Have a great night guys.

QOD: Have you had your eighteenth birthday yet? If so, what did you do? If not, what are you going to do?

  

XOXO Court & Whit

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17 Responses to “Life is a highway….”

  1. Meg December 19, 2010 at 7:58 PM #

    Dang girls! What a post haha! HAPPY BIRTHDAY and congrats on that beautiful little baby, SO adorable, wow! What a great holiday present for your fam 😀

    Love love love the review, and all your eats as usual!

    LOVE!
    Meg

  2. Wei-Wei December 19, 2010 at 8:27 PM #

    Wow, you guys have definitely been busy! Congrats on the new nephew (he’s so cute!) and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  3. Kat December 19, 2010 at 9:25 PM #

    Happy Birthday! and congrats on your new nephew!!

    For my 18th birthday I went to exam prep 😦 but it was ok because I had a delicious cake when I got home 🙂
    You should show us some photos of your piercings. I would love to see them! I sometimes consider getting my nose pierced. How was it?

  4. Babygirl December 19, 2010 at 11:45 PM #

    Awww he looks adorable. Great post and Happy Birthday

  5. movesnmunchies December 20, 2010 at 12:17 AM #

    congrats on Tyler- he is gorgeous! i LOVE AB so I will surely try to find me some Pecan butter..!

  6. Molly @ Mollyrunsfresh December 20, 2010 at 6:33 AM #

    Woohoo! Hello little nephew 🙂 and happy happy birthday girls! That’s awesome that you got your noses pierced. Have you bought scratchcard tickets yet? Haha later!

  7. Rachel (tea and chocolate) December 20, 2010 at 8:40 AM #

    Aww adorable nephew! And I can’t believe you got your noses pierced! I don’t actually remember what I did for my 18th, but it was nothing like that. 🙂 It’s good to hear from you two!

  8. Kayla December 20, 2010 at 9:36 AM #

    Happy 18th! Your little nephew is the cutest, I love the last pic of him with his eyes closed, so adorable!

    And you’re rocking those shades!

  9. Megan G. December 20, 2010 at 1:01 PM #

    Aww, your nephew is so cute! Congrats on becoming aunts!

    Ahh my 18th birthday is in 3 weeks (January 9th)! I’m probably just going to go out with friends, and probably buy a lottery ticket. :)Yay.

    I hear ya about college finals. I’m also taking a class at our local community college and the final is tonight! Eek! But I’ll be glad when that’s over.

    Glad to hear everything’s going well with you girls!

    Megan

    P.S. Your sunglasses are so cute!

  10. Gabriela @ Fro-Yo Lover December 20, 2010 at 8:11 PM #

    Loved this post, girls!
    By the way… Happy late Birthday!
    I’m so excited for you two.. 18!
    Hehe. Oh, and Baby Ty looks ADORABLE!
    I’m sure you’ll be wonderful aunties…
    😀

  11. Jessica@tastyandtrim December 21, 2010 at 10:08 AM #

    Happy birthday loves! 🙂 Awww what a beautiful baby – congrats!!!

  12. Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel December 25, 2010 at 3:06 PM #

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

  13. This Italian Family December 27, 2010 at 2:16 PM #

    Congrats on the new nephew! I absolutely adore my nieces and nephews too! 🙂

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  17. valgal123 January 2, 2011 at 8:51 PM #

    Glad you had a fun birthday! I spent my 18th birthday checking into a treatment facility for eating disorder/OCD, but the day before I did one thing fun, I made myself a birthday cake with swiss meringue buttercream, it was a first for me and I was anxious to try it out.

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