I can't believe Nicki will be 17 this week! She's definitely our busy child and is always on the go, which is MUCH different than how she was as a baby. She was the most content, easiest, calmest, funniest and happiest baby ever! She's still happy...most of the time ;) She does have a little moody side, but then she's a girl and probably entitled. Haha...aren't we all?! Afterall, she was the only girl in a family of boys for most of her life. That's bound to make you a little moody now and then! (Trying to stick up for you "Pickle"!) She still loves to laugh and make others laugh. (Something which I hope she always does!) She is quite the ham for sure. She's still calm.....almost all of the time....sometimes maybe a little too calm! And as for the easy part....hmmm...let's just say we haven't had a teenager yet that has been easy to raise, but as far as teens go I bet she's fairly high on that scale. She loves her sports and her friends. If she's not at some sort of practice than she's hanging out with her friends. She does have some pretty great friends. (I'd name you all but I'd be afraid I'd leave someone out!) She loves to be on the go. If she has a spare 5 minutes in her day you can bet she'll have plans before you can blink (Rarely which include hanging around the house!) Oh, and lunch...she LOVES to go out to lunch and even lets Mom tag along every now and then! Someone once said, "A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend". My daughters are truly two of my best friends in the world and I thank Heavenly Father every day for our "little" girls.
We love you "Rosie" and hope you have the best birthday ever!!!
"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth." ~3John 1:4
Quote of the week...
"To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved." ~George McDonald
Recipe of the week...
Lemon Roasted Chicken
Lemon Roasted Chicken
This is one of those "throw together in a pinch" dinners that I came up with that our family LOVES. It's easy, delicious, and soooo comforting. Perfect for a chilly fall dinner!
4 - 6 chicken leg quarters (or you could use a whole cut chicken) 2 - 3 lemons garlic salt pepper oregano (dried leaves works best) olive oil
Preheat oven to 350. Place chicken quarters in a glass baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with garlic salt, oregano, and pepper. Quarter lemons and squeeze juice over chicken. Don't throw those used lemon wedges out! Place them throughout chicken pieces. Bake for 1 hour or until chicken is nice and golden on top.