Go Niners, Pink Pasta Recipe, and Random Updates

I used to write to-do lists before starting the day. Now I write chalkboards.

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Go Niners! First game at the new stadium today! These pictures are old, but still good ones!

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The boys are getting bigger. Don’t worry. I tell them every day to stop it.wpid-20140813_111246.jpg

I’m telling you, they’re the ones begging for boba every day. I have to limit it to once a week.

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The sister and I braved the challenge of bringing the boys out to eat. It went well! a bit stressful and tiring, but we made it without a meltdown! wpid-20140814_113123.jpg

These sticky placemats were AWESOME. We could sprinkle some puffs and baby cheetos (they’re not really cheetos, don’t worry) on the mat and the boys could feed themselves. Adrian loves pho. He can eat anything.wpid-20140814_113247.jpg

Then we hung out outside of the restaurant. So hard to get both boys smiling so this was the best picture!

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Here are some funny faces Adrian made while I was trying to get a picture of the boys.

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After we tried putting the boys down for their afternoon nap, we found them like this. Cute you say? Well if you were there, you’d say STINKY! The boy had poopy diapers which prevented them from napping, but they were happy campers anyway. Silly boys.

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We went to a local baseball game last week. Fun! Can’t wait to bring the boys.

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Look who was at the game!!! wpid-20140812_200852.jpg

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I usually don’t do this, but I created something without a recipe! A co-worker shared a quick and easy pasta recipe and I just had to try it. I’m calling it: Pink Pasta. This dish is nice because the sauce is fairly light, which works out for someone like my mom who is not a big fan of red sauces.

Pink Pasta

Ingredients:

Pasta (I used shells, but would love to use bow-tie next time)

1 lb Italian sausage (I got the fresh one that looks like ground beef, not in the casing)

5-6 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 onion, diced

Half pint heaving whipping cream

One can diced tomatoes (preferable PETITE diced, but regular works, too)

Red chili pepper flakes

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Cook pasta according to package directions.

Heat oil in a medium sized skillet. Saute garlic and onion until onion is translucent.

Add Italian sausage. Cook until cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Add whipping cream and diced tomatoes (do not drain tomatoes). Simmer for 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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Add pasta and a generous sprinkle of red pepper flakes. Mix well. Simmer another 5 minutes.

Add sea salt and additional red pepper flakes to taste.

Ta-da!

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How was it? I really liked it, although  it was missing something. Hubs and I agreed it should have had chicken! I also am not a fan of tomatoes so I’m glad I enjoyed the meal. I did pick out the tomatoes though, whoops! I also want to add some CHEESE next time. I think it’ll be FABULOUS after the addition of chicken & cheese.

See more of my recipes HERE!

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Your turn to share!!!

~What dish have you created (or imitated) without exact measurements and directions?

~What is a go-to dish that you’ve mastered over time and don’t need to refer to a recipe anymore?

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Getting by with humor and the nursery!

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Humor. Lots and lots of humor.

My new lifeline.

“Forget the fallen sock. I gots me some coffee! Priorities, people!”

 

Don’t worry, this doesn’t happen:

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How can we be sure, you ask? Check out our awesome organization! We’d literally be lost without it.

Type A? No, it's called BEING ORGANIZED!

Type A? No, it’s called BEING ORGANIZED!

A good sense of humor, along with a positive attitude, patience, and faith, has been helping us get through each day, especially tough moments when we are seriously running on empty, both babies are crying, and the chance to nap, eat, or even breathe doesn’t seem close by. But we do get through it. We figure out what the babies need. We finish washing all the bottles and pumping parts. We are able to inhale something close to nutrition (or chocolate cake). We finally approach the light at the end of the tunnel. I feel terrible for always venting and bringing up the hard parts about this new life of ours. Yes, we LOVE LOVE LOVE the boys (never a question) and we cannot explain the joy and happiness they bring us. But it is not without the labor and hardships we must endure in order to care for these little guys. They are helpless and need us entirely. WE are their people! It takes a lot out of us and we are drained. This is what gets us through:

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Ok, quick updates from the past few days! 1, 2, 3… here we GO!

We brought the babies out to their first house party! It was a tough decision (mostly for me). First of all, it was not a real party. Just a small gathering and we knew every single person who would be there. It is so important to be careful of the people around the babies. They haven’t gotten their shots yet, they are still newborns, and they cannot afford to get sick. Luckily, it’s not wintertime yet, but nonetheless, we are constantly aware of who is around our babies and handling them. Anywho, we got out of the house more than two hours later than we had originally planned. We had to haul over a bunch of stuff. But we made it! And the boys got to meet their Ate C.A.! (Ate, pronounced ah-TEH, means older sister in Tagalog.)

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Go Niners!

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The boys and Ate C.A.

Check out this army we’ve got… an army of bottles! We are constantly washing. I feel like we need to just buy more bottles already, but I don’t want to be washing 30 bottles at a time. Keeping it to a minimum forces us to wash frequently and I like keeping the sink empty. Does it happen all the time, no way!

Army of bottles

Army of bottles

Can you spot my Starbucks cup? Keep on the lookout because I plan to try to sneak the cup in the background any chance I get =P If you wanna make me happy right now, please come bearing Sbux or boba 🙂

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Adrian holding my face saying, “It’ll be OK, Mama”

The house is a MESS! Even though it is driving us crazy, check out the nursery! I was so excited to finally get started on it. We weren’t able to touch it during the pregnancy because I was on strict bed rest. We made TONS of progress. My parents bought the boys’ dresser and the hubs’ parents bought the cribs. We are also borrowing the glider from a cousin and it has been so nice to have. Loving the room so far! All that is left is a little decor and we’re done.

20130917181532010_20130917181929423See the lion in the middle of the animals? That is Kingy. He has been with us almost from the start. The hubs won him for me during our first trip to Vegas 🙂 When I find the picture I’m thinking of, I will add it to this post.

I always feel like I have a ton more to say. Until next time…

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Tell me something!

~ How do you get through stressful/hard times? Do you use humor, your patience, or some other thing?

~ Are you the type to keep the sink clean of dishes? Or do you let them pile up?

~ Tell me anything! I am all baby these days, so I’d love to hear about what’s going on with the outside world 🙂