Friday, June 22, 2012

Ch, ch, ch, chia. . .in my Oatmeal?

I was recently made aware of a breakfast trend, made popular by Pinterest. 

It goes by many names. 

Refrigerator Oats
Overnight Oatmeal.

Anyway you name it, the stuff is amazing. 

I was skeptical at first. COLD oatmeal. Blech. 

I was so moved by this blog post that I decided to give it a try. 

Two jars. 

Just in case I wasn't impressed.

But impressed I was. . .

My personal recipe is as follows

  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 medium sized banana, mashed
Put everything into a pint sized glass jar with a lid. Swish it around a bit. Let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. 

I let mine sit out a while, so that it's not icy cold. I think somewhere between refrigerated and room temperature is good for me. Like I said before, I made two of them Wednesday night. I had one yesterday and one this morning. Honestly, I think the one from today was better. The flavor seemed fuller than yesterday's offering. Maybe it was just my imagination (running away with me) but it seemed like it kept me fuller, longer. 

I like these because they are so customize-able. . .let me know if you try them! I will tell you that I didn't use the Chia seeds (sing it with me "ch, ch, ch, chia!) And since I am not a Greek yogurt fan, I left it out too.

Tell me what you think! I would be thrilled to know your feedback and if you have any favorite flavors.

Here are some links to get you started!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day to the love of my life. . .

Happy Father's Day Rodney! 
We love you so much.

Reilly was so mystified by the "beard"!

Allison and the "nerd" glasses

Reilly said, "Thanks Mr. Sam (Davis) for introducing me to bow ties!"

A goatee?

I said "Reilly, smile REALLY big" . . . and this is what I got!

So fun!

This the the ONLY tie Reilly enjoys wearing!

Not a look we need to keep up . . . LOL!


And then I wanted to get into the action . . . 

Many thanks to Paper Coterie for this great Father's Day Photo Op idea!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Music . . . it's in the family!

Mid-May, it was recital time! This year, we had 4 (count 'em, 4) Holloman kiddos playing or singing. It was quite exciting.

Master & Miss Holloman

Everyone who played or sang that night
Ariel & Allison

Proud Momma & Allison

Professional Pose

Gorgeous Face Shot
Her first formal dress
The girls and Mrs. Osuna--We're going to miss that lady!

Carissa Anne

Momma & Allison
Mrs. Hardison's Students
Professional Pose

SO glad it's over!

Will you stop taking photos momma?
Uncle Rodney, Carissa and Ariel



Tonight we experienced In-N-Out for the first time. I had heard so much about it from friends, I told Rodney that we had to go. After a wonderful service at Lancaster Baptist Church, we headed over there with Logan Wolf, church planter in Provo, UT (we missed you Grayson), Daniel & Melissa Mann, on deputation to go start a work in Skokie, IL, Roberto Paredes, and
Arnulfo Olivio, a pastor from Panama.

I had a cheeseburger, Animal-Style, with fries, and a Diet Coke (of course). Gonna have to run a marathon to work this meal off! Below, you will see the "before" and "after" proof.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Making Family Memories--Fishing!

One of the things that Reilly has been asking to do since last summer is to go fishing. Now, for those of you who know me, you laugh at this. . .you know I am NOT an outdoor kind of girl. When we were growing up, our idea of "camping" was a deluxe cabin with central air and cable TV.  

Rodney was getting ready to leave for Brazil, so we arranged to borrow some fishing stuff (we didn't tell the kids what we were doing), secured a fishing spot (Granddaddy Alton's pond), got the kids out of school early (gasp. . .) and took them fishing.

Waiting for the fishies to come

Really mom, another photo?

Reilly. Happy.

Tom Sawyer. . .and her son.

Making a fashion statement

Allison was more interested in the horses than the fishing

She finally touched it

Reilly caught a fish!

Reilly's catch of the day

Then, Reilly had a snack and daddy caught a fish.

Then . . .I caught one!

Reilly . . . "It's wet & slimy!"

Celebrating with mom!

Allison did not catch anything . . . but she is determined to get one next time!

Making family memories, down by the creek bank.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Three Generations. . .

Mom, Erica & Me, and Allison. . .headed to Faith Church's Mother Daughter Friend Luncheon Event.

As you can see, the craziness is hereditary--at least Allison comes by it honestly!

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