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Hattie: Month 8 (talking, Skyping, and Spring)

Happy Spring everyone!! Hurray! I love Fall and I love Spring! Unfortunately theyre the too shortest seasons ever…which is dumb. Whatever. 

Not much has been going on outside of the usual on the Bozeman homestead. My honey bunny has been working out of town tons which leaves the babe and I to do girlish things all by our lonesome…like bake things, watch chick shows, cry & complain about being alone, and not wearing bras.

It’s been a journey. 

Speaking of “cry & complain”, it’s usually cry & complain about the lovely husband/dad figure that’s absent. We miss him so much when he’s away. So much so this time around that every single thing has become “dad“. Hattie hasn’t said “daddy” too much since her first go at it, but the talking has surfaced full swing & everything is “dad”. The couch is dad, the dog is dad, her baba is dad…hell…I’m dad. So not right. 

It’s pretty damn cute, though. She usually plays camera shy when I whip out my phone, but I was able to film her twice going on her daddy rant & would post it if I wasn’t too cheap for the free WordPress version of my blog. Ha….in personal archives it will remain. 

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With family being scattered across the country, the best way to stay in touch is Skyping when we all have the time. Hattie still can’t wrap her head around it however and usually sits, puzzled by the interacting ‘video’ on my phone during these times.

Well, one particular time, my mom got my brothers dog in the screen and Hattie’s reaction was nothing short of priceless…

 

Her face!!! Bahaha. She looks a little creepy according to my husband, but it makes me giggly heartily. 

She’ll pick up on it soon I’m sure. 

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This child cannot just sleep still. Always a funky position…thought I’d share a few nappy nap pictures…

Butt-up at Princess School:

 

Face-down with her chicken, Chewy:

 

And sideways on mama:

 

Like seriously …    These are just a few!

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Happy Easter! Hattie’s first easter this year. Didn’t make it out to hunt for eggs as we would literally have to put the ‘hidden eggs’ directly in front of her. Ha. 

But she did get pretty for the easter rabbit:

 

When she wasn’t stunned by the photographers rattle or playing with the rabbits fur, we were able to get a few good images. Love it.

Even got cutesy for visiting with family at GG’s house:

   

(Yeah….someone can reach the movies now. Heaven help us all). 

  

 

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Week 23 (spring dishes & spring cleaning)

My sweet husband is working out of town this whole week…so what is a girl to do with so much down time?? Go shopping! Ha ha…but I will refrain I promise.

Yesterday, while lounging on the couch watching the wind tear up the dead branches on our tree, I exhaled heavily & thought about spring and what I wish I WAS doing outside. On this train of spring-time thoughts, I decided…why not do some spring cleaning?
Instead of the typical floor-to-ceiling type of cleaning, however, I decided to focus on one thing in the house that I really wanted to tackle and have been putting off forever….the closet!

Our master bedroom closet gives me such anxiety. It’s simply not big enough for all of our stuff. My husband has more clothes than I do because of all of his hobbies. It’s overflowing with stuff that’s packed in drawers, falling off the shelves, and a tripping zone…first world problems, I know!

I mentally mapped out what I would need to do & the order in which I needed to demolish everything. Within 30 minutes, all the drawers were empty, all the shoes & clothes were on top my bed & floor, belts, hats, socks, everything…was everywhere!

I was so delighted just to have a fresh start. But that wasn’t good enough, so I rearranged the dressers, I reorganized the shoes (they’re now on display on our built-in shelves to shine their glory to all who may enter), I hung up all shirts & then folded all pants, trousers, slacks, leggings, dresses, & skirts. Everything was really starting to come together.

Before I knew it…it was 7:00pm! Holy moly! That really helped time go by fast! I needed to feed the dogs and get going on food for myself.

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In the spirit of so-fresh and so-clean, I decided to make one of my favorite, light dishes: Zucchini Pasta.

Here’s the how-to’s and the what-nots:

ZUCCHINI PASTA

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Ingredients:

1/2 box penne pasta
2 medium sized zucchinis
Vegetable oil
Ricotta cheese
1/3 cup milk
2 Tbsp butter
Parmesan cheese
Salt & Pepper
Garlic powder
Paprika
Chili powder

Directions:

-Bring a large skillet to medium heat with vegetable oil.
-Slice the zucchini into half-moons and place in the skillet with oil.
-Season the zucchini with the salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and chili powder.
-Add pasta to boiling water & cook on stove until tender
-Once the pasta is done, strain water & add milk & butter
-Stir in ricotta cheese until it’s all creamy together
-Add the charred zucchini to the pasta until well combined
-Serve & top with parmesan cheese (shredded)

I made enough for dinner & then leftovers for lunch. I love the ooey goo from the cheese mixed with the fresh crispness of the zucchini. The chili powder gives it a kick. I always just add however much I’m in the mood for. Sometimes it’s a few sprinkles & sometimes it’s a whole bunch!

It’s quick & it’s easy and it puts you in the mood for your veggies!

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