Meeting Jack and Annie was a highlight for Ethan. We ended the night hanging out on the porch watching the kids play outside. Love these moments as a family.
Friday, March 30, 2012
I am in love with the new Mara Mi line at Target. The colors and patterns are perfect for a Spring party, Easter, or just because. You can check it out here.
Lemon pie is one of Eric's faves. This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law. Everything she makes is delicious. It is easy and a crowd pleaser. Enjoy!!
|(Paperware--Mara Mi for Target)|
Nana's Lemon Pie
Filling:1/2 cup lemon juice
zest of 1/2 lemon
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
2 eggs, separated
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
3 or 4 tbls white sugar
Graham Cracker Crust:
1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
Combine crushed graham crackers and sugar; add butter blending well. Press into an ungreased 9 inch pie plate. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until browned. Cool on wire rack before adding filling.
Combine sweetened condensed milk and egg yolks. Slowly add lemon juice and zest until it thickens and is well blended. Pour into crust.
In a separate dry mixing bowl beat egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy. Slowly add sugar while continuing to beat egg whites until stiff. Spread the meringue over the filling sealing the edges.
Bake at 400 degrees until meringue browns (around 6-7 minutes), watching closely. Cool. Refrigerate.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
In the morning we went to the children's festival--inflatable slides, petting zoo, carnival games, snow cones, etc. The kids had a blast, and the weather was perfect! It's hard to beat spin art, toss games, and plastic prizes.
That evening we headed back for the Zippity Doo Dah parade. Once again--the weather could not have been any better. We started out on the rooftop patio on top of the firm's building to listen to the band below and check out the sites. The boys loved it! The parade is quirky with Sweet Potato Queens, decorated golf carts, and lots of beads. Turns out Noah is a parade lover and a fan of marching bands. The boy can dance.
There are a lot of fun family things to do...even in Mississippi. We will probably do most of them:)
If you had told me I would be moving back to my home state of MS after living in Atlanta for 9 years, I would have said "never". Well...here we are in Jackson, MS. Life is funny that way. I'm not sure why it was a surprise seeing as how the idea of this job for Eric has been out there for years even before it was a real possibility. It was, however, a bit of surprise that we would close on a house and get the official job offer 3 days later! Eric and I debated for months over leaving GA-- our friends, family, church, an international firm...home. But home is not really a geographical location. Home is our family of five together wherever that may be. So the hunt is on for a house, a church, a school, new friends, favorite restaurants, parks, shops, etc.
|My sweet little guys in GA before the move|