Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Our Precious Little Boy... PORTER MILLS!!!

Our New Little Family

Adding another Rutledge to the clan!

Toasting Porter!!

Porter's First Birthday Cake and Celebration!!

Watching him through the nursery glass

Porter and his cousin Mary Margaret

Porter and ALL his grandmothers: Nee Nee, Nana and Grana!! So much love!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Our Wedding Pics!

My Family

So, I finally got a few pictures to share with everyone! Once I get the whole CD I will add a few more of my favorites.

Adam's Family

Cache's Season Debute!!

Trophy Picture

Adam and Cache finally got a good hunting day! Sunday morning John, Adam, Nathan and Cache set out to kill a few ducks. Up until now the whole season has been a bust. They have not been able to kill their limit, that is until Sunday. Cache was the only dog on site so he got to retrieve all 16 ducks! The temperature was about 21 degrees (as you can see from the ice on Cache's face)... it was extremely COLD!! I was a little upset Cache had to break ICE to get to the ducks, but apparently he loved it. The boys didn't kill their whole limit because they left to make it back for church. The lonely duck widows at home were very appreciative! Way to go Cache!

Cache with ICE stuck to his face! Still very handsome!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Kansas City here we come!

Adam, Carter, Alicia and I all went to KC the weekend of November 13-15th (this was Adam's Birthday present). We started with Coldplay at the Sprint Center, then went to Lawrence for a little Big 12 action and ended with a day at Arrowhead Stadium. What a weekend! I had so much fun!! There is nothing like a fabulous weekend with friends....

Best Buds!!

The Lawson Tailgate
KC knows how to party!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Mary Margaret all dressed up!

Haloween night all of Adam's family came over for a cook out. Adam loves to cook on his Green Egg every chance he gets. Our niece, Mary Margaret, was dressed up like a pumpkin. However, her main costume was a bee... Isn't she cute!!

Uncle Adam, MM & Aunt Bethany

MM...Bee Happy!

Machen's Mom's Shrimp Creole

Last night as Matt, Olivia, Adam and I watched the election we dined on Shrimp Creole. It was really good and seemed to be pretty easy to make. If you get a chance to make it let me know how it turns out! Enjoy!!

Shrimp Creole

1 1/2 pds. unpeeled, med fresh shrimp
1 large onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 tbs. vegetable oil
1 16-ounce can stewed tomatoes
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
2 bay leaves
1 teas. Creole seasoning
1/4 teas. ground red pepper
Hot cooked rice

Peel shrimp & set aside.
Sauté onion & next 3 ingredients in oil in skillet until tender. Add bay leaves.
Stir in tomatoes & next 4 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, stirring occasionally; 20 minutes.
Add Shrimp; cook 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Remove & discard bay leaves; serve over rice.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Dedicated Hog Fan!

I passed this car on the way home from work on Friday... He really loves the Razorbacks!!

Bubba's Birthday Party

Bubba is a Pirate
Karrie and Joseph's baby boy is turning 15 yrs. old this year... so, of course, we had to celebrate. Karrie had a costume party to commemorate the milestone. Everyone came in their very best outfits. Millie is mine and Adam's baby. She went as a ladybug! All the costumes were great! Rigley (Emily A.'s pup) won most creative, Pucci won cutest and I forgot who won the scariest. We all had so much fun! I can only imagine what it will be like when we all have children!
Millie with Mom and Dad

Getting to know each other!
Millie is a Ladybug!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Unbelievable Price!!

Everyone has been complaining about gas prices this year. They have been ridiculously high. Many cringed every time they had to bite the bullet when they filled up their tank. The highest that I have paid was right under $4.00 per gallon. However, today is a new day!!! Check out the picture of the price of gas by my office at work. Unbelievable and exciting!!! I might actually consider going on a road trip now. I guess that ya'll know which gas station that I will be filling up my tank today.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Missing Cabo...

So, last year a group of us went to Cabo. I was missing the beach the other day and decided to reminisce by looking at all our old pics. We had so much fun enduring hurricanes, deep sea fishing and just being lazy by the sea.

One night the boys decided to show off their mad dancing skills... and I mean 'mad.' The deep sea fishing was the best part. We all caught a fish! They boys scored striped Marlin while the girls reeled in Mahi Mahi. If you ever get a chance (and a sea sick patch) go fishing!