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stop everything and make these!!

I have been craving peaches like mad and so far they haven't been in too many stores, so I found this recipe for peach Popsicles that you can make with frozen peaches and they are TO DIE FOR!! Seriously, make them. You wont be disappointed.

Peach-Vanilla Cream Pop
adapted from Bon Appetit

1/2 cup plus 2 Tbls. sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
16 oz frozen peaches slightly thawed
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cups greek style yogurt

Place sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan. Add vanilla. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves.
Transfer syrup to a small bowl and chill.
Puree syrup and peaches in food processor or blender until VERY smooth.
Whisk in remaining ingredients. Divide among Popsicle molds, or just use some small freezer safe containers. Freeze.


my favorite

The tree in our front yard

our little squirt

There are several websites that compare the size of a growing baby to fruits and veggies. It's kind of nice to have that mental comparison, but we took it one step further. I cant take credit for this idea though, I saw it somewhere in the world wide web, but cant remember where.

We have been taking pictures of me with the fruit that is represented for that week. Here is a sampling of our pics:



You can just start to see a growing belly in this one!


We are now in week 13, and I'm just starting to get my energy back. YAY!!

wine and cheese soiree

My sister Kellie has class, that's why for her birthday/graduation party, she had a wine and cheese soiree. It was lovely. And delicious! I stuck to the sparkling juice of course.

My dad is practicing!

the end of an era

My sister and I have been roommates more times over the years than I cant count. Pretty much off and on throughout our entire lives. When I got married I never thought I would have a chance to live with her again. About a year ago, she needed a place to live while going to school so we said, "sure, move in with us!" and it has been a blast!

All that to say, she moved out last weekend. Insert sad face. I miss her.

Roommates for life!! Ok, just for a year, but still.

a late easter post

When I asked Dave when we were going to color Easter eggs this year, this is the conversation that transpired:

Dave: are we doing that? it seems weird
Jessica: why is it weird? it's good practice. You know we are doing it with our kids!
Dave: well, that actually makes sense. it will just be three adults here doing it. that's weird.

I guess the tradition is so ingrained in me that I don't see anything weird about three adults sitting around the table coloring Easter eggs!

We didn't use a kit this year, just a combination of regular and neon food coloring.
Didn't they turn out nice and bright?

Coloring Easter eggs as an adult is not weird Dave!!

Grandmothers Tea

Before we got married, my mom hosted a Grandmothers Tea for the Grandmothers on my side as well as David's. It was lovely and I thought it was high time we had another one!

There were THREE pregnant ladies there! Chloe has since had her baby, Samuel Ross, born on Easter!

The whole gang! I love all my grandmothers!!