Sunday, May 20, 2012

Chicken Spaghetti and 12 week pictures

 I got this recipe from pinterest a while ago and just got around to trying it the other day. It is a recipe from the show the Pioneer Woman on the food network and it was fantastic and easy so I thought I would share.


Chicken Spaghetti


  • 2 cups Cooked Chicken
  • 3 cups Dry Spaghetti, Broken Into Two Inch Pieces
  • 2 cans Cream Of Mushroom Soup (or cream of chicken)
  • 2 cups Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Finely Diced Green Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Finely Diced Onion
  • 1 1/2 cups water with 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon (to 1/4 Teaspoon) Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup Additional Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Preparation Instructions

Cook spaghetti in water and chicken broth until al dente. Do not overcook. When spaghetti is cooked, combine with remaining ingredients except additional 1 cup sharp cheddar.
Place mixture in casserole pan and top with remaining sharp cheddar. Cover and freeze up to six months, cover and refrigerate up to two days, or bake immediately: 350 degrees for 45 minutes until bubbly. (If the cheese on top starts to get too cooked, cover with foil).

Also, I had my 12 week appointment this week and everything looks good so far. I was surprised to get another ultrasound and it was fun to see the baby flipping around in there. I have felt a few things so far that I think might be kicks but i'm not sure. Here is the picture from the ultrasound:

And here is a picture of me at 12 weeks:

Friday, May 4, 2012

Upcoming Changes

I know I haven't posted in a while but things have been a little hectic around here. A lot has been happening in our lives lately and will continue through the year. The two biggest being a move to Knoxville, TN in July and a new baby due December 2! The army is paying for Josh to go back to school for 2 years. He will be attending the University of Tennessee and getting a Masters in Nuclear Engineering. We will then go to West Point for him to teach physics for 3 years. We are purchasing a house in a town called Powell which is just outside of Knoxville. It is a little larger than our current home which will be great to accommodate our growing family. Here is a picture.

I am around 10 weeks pregnant now and doing ok. The pregnancy so far has been a big harder than my last but things seem to be getting better now that i am nearing the end of my first trimester. I got to have an ultrasound a few weeks ago to see the hearbeat and that was very exciting. Here is a picture.

And it is true what they say, you do show a lot sooner with your second. So here is a picture of me at 10 weeks.

I have my next appointment in about a week and a half. We should be able to hear the hearbeat by doppler by then. We are hoping to find out the sex right before we move.

So that's what's been going on in our lives lately. I will try to update more frequently as the pregnancy progresses and we start the moving process! Also I have been trying tons of new recipes from pinterest lately so I will try to post some of those soon too!