Saturday, November 10, 2007


Well, the response to my first ever blog post was mixed.

Holly congratulated me with an extremely kind post on her blog and Sunny? She was proud of me too, but now she's forcing me to write yet another post! And it looks like this one is going to take even longer! :) Just kidding Sunny- it's OK. These are getting fun! ;)

Sunny tagged me to answer these specific questions...

-The best thing you cooked last week?
Cheesy Garlic Chicken (see recipe at

-If money, time and babysitting were no object, where would you go and with who? I would go to NYC with Greg to a Broadway show or someplace tropical with a quiet, beautiful, secluded beach- you know, rent our own island!

-Five things you were doing ten years ago...
Jillie was 1 1/2. We had just moved into an apartment off of Alpine Ave. in Grand Rapids. I was also about 2 months pregnant with Reagan. I think this was about the time that I snooped around til I found out Sunny's phone number in California (She was on her mission) and I called her to tell her the news (she was mad at me a little for making her break the rules). Greg was working at a PR firm (his first right out of college) for about 6 months & was anxious to climb the ladder out of that first job. I was working too. I'd take Jillie with me to this family's house to watch a 4 and 6 year old during the day.

-Five things on your to do list today
Clean the entire house
Get laundry done
Shop for the baby shower "group gifts"
Make an appointment for a follow up ultrasound on my mammogram
Decorate for the baby shower we're having here tomorrow....
oh yeah, and watch and feed the kids who are all home from school today (Veteran's Day)
[No I do NOT have time to be doing this right now! :)]

-Five favorite snacks
POPCORN! Healthy Pop Butter
Curves Peanut Chocolate bars
Weight Watchers lemon cake
Baby carrots
Golden Delicious or Gala apples

-Five bad habits
Staying up too late at night
Putting exercise on a back burner
Over sleeping
Being late to almost everything
Eating more than I should/Eating more sugar than I should

-Five favorite foods
My goulash!!!
Mom's spaghetti sauce
Cheesy Garlic Chicken
Roast Beef with potatoes(not mashed) and gravy
French Toast

-Top Five places I've been
Disneyland/Disney World
The Badlands of South Dakota/Mt Rushmore
Washington, DC
Salt Lake City/Provo

-Five favorite memories
Our first date
Our wedding day
Delivering each of the kids
Trips to Disneyland & Disney World
The week we spent in Michigan for Dad's retirement- Mom, Dad, sisters and all the cousins

OK, another post done! Tagging Angie back on this one! :)


Sunny said...

Yea, Nikki!! That cheesy garlic chicken sounds delectable! I think I'm going to have to try it. Derek will be so happy. He loves your cooking/recipes. He prefers chocolate chips in his banana bread and loves me to make cheesy veggies for thanksgiving because of you. :)

Yeah it was about ten years ago that you snooped all over Cali to find my number. You are a sneaky one! You do that a lot...calling Ricks posing as me to find out if I was accepted. Calling the Abbots everyday to know when my mission call came and was on the phone at 2 in the morning insisting that I open it. Then calling all over Cali to find my number when I was in the mission. I fully expected you to call my doctor to find out what we were having before we announced it on Christmas eve. If anyone could get past the doctor/patient confidentiality it would be you! :)
Nikki is ALWAYS in the know!
Sorry to force another post. Now you'll start thinking "I should post about this..." when your doing things or taking pictures. :) It's good Nik, We love the peek into your mind as well. :)

Nikki said...

Yeah, ever since I started reading blogs, I've been thinking in blogs. I've just fought the urge to start a blog due to time constraints.

About new food ideas- I really like looking at the back of boxes of Lipton soup mixes. They have simple recipes that all look really good.

Holly said...

Keep it going Nik- you are doing good! :) Why don't you like mashed potatoes? I don't think I ever knew this. Come quick- I can't wait to see you!

Nikki said...

Of course I love mashed potatoes, but if I had to choose my favorite way- it is chuncks of poatatoes cooked with the roast, soaking up all the yumminess.
Excited to be there!!

Holly said...

I just noticed that you check all 3 websites of my lurker that "knows" Nathan... That is soo funny! She does have good ideas tho...