Thursday, March 15, 2012

In our home

This little cute smile is an everyday occurrence. I'm dying from the cuteness here folks! I think I forgot how absolutely wonderful it is having a baby in the house. Everyday people! Every. Single. Day.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

My favorite chocolate chip cookies

It seems like everyone has their favorite chocolate cookie recipe. I have made so many different ones but lately this recipe seems to be the one I always go back to. Honestly I think I got this recipe off the side of a sugar bag or something. So who knew it would end up being my fave. It is the perfect amount of salty, sweet, crunchy, and chewy. I love it!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt*
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract*
2 eggs
1 package semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside. Combine brown sugar, sugar, and vanilla beat until creamy. Add eggs and beat. Add dry ingredients and mix well. stir in chocolate chips. Drop mixture by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. bake 8-10 minutes.

*I add just a pinch more salt and I add an extra teaspoon of vanilla. I like vanilla and I love salt!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Oh hey!

Remember back in January people made New Years resolutions.....Oh well I made some of those too. You know what one of mine was?? To blog on a regular basis. So far I fail. I promise to try harder.

Here are some updates!

Things are pretty good here at The Thornton household I suppose. Little Bea is growing so fast! On Monday this week she had her 2 month check up and she is 12 pounds! Woot! She has doubled her weight. Oh and I love double chins when they come in baby form! She is the sweetest little baby. She smiles a ton and she is just the perfect fit for our little family.

Addy is doing good too! She is so big somedays I think she looks like a four year old. She is learning and growing everyday and I have just loved being home with her these last couple of months. I am hoping to start her in preschool this year and I just know she will thrive!

I thought I was going to be staying home with the girls but it looks like we will be having a change of plans on that one. It will be hard but it is what is going to be best for our family. I am just grateful I have been able to spend these last couple of months with my girls full time.

There is not much else going on that I can think of. But don't worry the blogging will be more frequent I promise!

Oh and sorry there is no picture. The camera has been broken. I should work on that!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy Birthday to my little Addy


Adaline Marie I waited a long time for you to come into my life and you are truly everything I hoped for and more. You are kind hearted and smart. You are passionate and beautiful. You are funny and full of joy. I can't imagine my life without you. I can't believe you are already three. Where has the time gone?? We have had three wonderful years together. They haven't always been the easiest of times but even the most challenging moments I wouldn't take away. You have taught me to be a stronger and more patient person and for that I thank you. I love being your mother, it is the greatest birthday gift I could ask for.

And yes after 3 years I am finally okay sharing my birthday with you.

Thanks for coming into our lives and showing us a kind of love we never knew before.

Happy 3rd birthday big girl!!


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Beatrix Ella Thronton

First time meeting brother and sister.

Our first moment together.

Beatrix Ella Thornton. Born January 3rd 2012 at 10:02am. 6 lbs 10 oz 19.5 inches long. She is amazing!!

Coming up next the birthing story!

Monday, January 2, 2012

A Happy new year to you and yours

There is something about New Years that I have always loved...I love that feeling of starting over, that hopefulness that comes along with the clock striking midnight. Now this year Shane and I didn't do a whole lot....I guess when you are just days away from having a baby the word party is not much in your vocabulary. We did have a great new year's none the less. It mostly involved drinking yummy hot chocolate with whip (or foop cream as Addy calls it) and sitting on the couch just enjoying each others company. And Shane and I may or may not have had our New Year's kiss while we were already half asleep in bed :)

I hope your New Year's eve was fun and safe! And I wish everyone the happiest and joyful New Year for 2012!

Tomorrow I am having a c-section and we are having this baby! So I guess the next time you hear from me will be for baby B's debut! Can't wait!!

We had a merry one

We had a great Christmas! We got spoiled, had fun, and had a lot of family time together. It may have been my favorite Christmas yet. The kids were super stoked on all their is so much fun seeing the joy in their faces. Here are some pictures from Christmas Eve and Christmas day.