Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Never a Dull Moment

What an eventful couple of days we've had at the Gillean residence... Apparently, my husband had an allergic reaction to ALOE. I don't think it was the aloe that gave him the horrific outbreak just the acidic ingredient in the aloe {notice the sarcasm}. In all seriousness, he spent a solid 7 hours in excruciating pain, unable to stand on his feet, curled over in pain. I couldn't comprehend the pain he was actually feeling, until he told me it was worse than any broken bone or concussion he had ever endured. At around 2 a.m. the pain became too much and we made our 2nd trip to the ER only this time we actually went in {made an earlier trip around 9 and decided to go back home}. This time we waited it out in the ER with all the other deathly ill folk. Now that Todd is feeling better I'd like to tell you how extremely comical it was when he was pacing in the ER scratching his back with his T-shirt, while people were looking at him like he was a mental patient... TOO HILARIOUS.... The nurse that was helping Todd kept trying to make him feel better by cracking jokes. Her jokes, however were not that funny to him! She told Todd she couldn't stop itching herself, guess that had something to do with Todd's constant OCD-like rubbing of his back with his shirt. All-in-all we made it home with some relief. Thanks to the shots of benedryl, steroid's, and some great pain pills that I can thank for the couple of hours of sleep I got.{Not because I took them, silly! Because for the first time ALL night Todd had some relief and was able to dose off for a short while}
I know he is getting back to his normal self, but not before soaking up the sick 'saga' just a little bit longer. He requested fajitas for dinner, so after work I made a quick stop at Publix, got the goods to make fajitas, while the sweet husband took a 2 hour nap on the couch.... ROUGH life he lives... Anyways, going to share how I made the fajitas. ENJOY.....
Chicken & Shrimp Fajitas
  • Boneless/Skinless Chicken {cut in small strips}
  • Shrimp {peeled & devained}
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper/ 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • Mushrooms
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • Olive Oil
  • Fajita seasoning pack
  • Rice
  • 1 can refried beans
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Queso {what is Mexican night without QUESO?}
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Monterrey Jack Cheese

In large skillet cook chicken and shrimp completely. Remove from skillet and set aside.

I added more olive oil in the skillet and added the peppers, onion & mushrooms. Cook till sauteed.

I then started the rice on the stove. Takes about 25 minutes on the rice, so I started it as the peppers and onions were cooking.

After the peppers and onions have cooked for roughly 20 minutes mix the fajitas seasoning with water and add to the pepper onion combination. After that add the chicken and shrimp back in and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Should look like below....

Most nights we eat on the couch, however tonight that was not a possibility with all the sides and condiments!

Not going to lie, glad Todd felt like having fajitas! Although I think it's a lot easier to just hit up your local Mexican joint. CHEAPER and a lot EASIER! But not sure if it is nearly as good or healthy for you. We enjoyed our dinner, just the two of us. . . & Quixote, sitting patiently under my seat waiting for her treat! I'll be back later this week with some more recipes, we are gearing up for a Family Reunion - July 4th style! Everyone enjoy the rest of their week. :)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Beach Day...

This weekend Todd and I, and our sweet little angel hit the road and headed down the panhandle to enjoy the Gulf. I've lived my entire life miles from the beach, so having to pack the car up for an almost 2 hour drive to the beach is definitely something us Jacksonville natives will have to get used to! Regardless of the drive it was definitely worth it. This was my first visit to the Gulf of Mexico and the beach here was beautiful. It's unfortunate that the oil is on its way, and even more unfortunate the years it's going to take to clean up the damage. I'm glad we got in a visit before the oil takes its toll.

Quixote was helping Dad drive.... She's too precious!

The water was so pretty. Nothing like the water in Jacksonville. Sorry Brother, definitely not a surfing destination, no waves! You can see the booms they've placed out to try and keep the oil from hitting the sand. So sad....

Quixote spent most of her time at the beach in that exact spot. Let's just say she is not a beach dog. I think she was ready to go the minute she hit the sand. We have realized we have a prissy little pup on our hands! She did not enjoy the heat. Nor did she enjoy the sand.

She did drink 2 bottles of water while we were there! We iced it down for her.

She must have not been too mad with Dad because there were no shortage of kisses for him!!
Then it was nap time.

This might have something to do with why me and Todd are currently unable to sit down with our backs on the couch. Our spoiled dog didn't want any part of her body out of the shade. We sacrificed our precious skin for her coolness, and we are now the shade of red right before PURPLE!!!

More Kisses!

Then we had a little activity time. Quixote finally got her prissy behind from under the umbrella and amused Todd for a couple minutes, before returning to her spot in the shade!

We tried to teach her to fetch the Frisbee and she didn't quite understand the concept! But she was cute trying and Todd was even cuter being adamant that she was a fetch dog!

Then we tried to play fetch with the ball.... That didn't work either!
Then Todd and I played a game of washer's, while Quixote laid on the towels and watched. I dominated!!
Sent a message to our family to let them know we were thinking of them while we were enjoying the day at the beach!

The morning after... Other than us both feeling sick to our stomachs when we got home; probably having something to do with our 3rd degree burns, we slept like sun-drenched angels. We had a lovely day together, and we both are never stepping foot in the sun with anything less than SPF30! Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

HaPpy BiRtHdaY
to my WONDERFUL brother
Kyle! I Love You

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Makes me Smile...

Seriously, how beautiful!! Hope everyone enjoys there Saturday. I'm making Babe banana pancakes, laying by the pool, doing a couple crafting projects for the shower, and then going to a cook out with our Tallahassee family! :) ENJOY

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Baby Shower Invites

As I mentioned in an earlier post I'm in the process of planning a baby shower for one of my dearest friends Brigid. I just finished her invitations this past weekend and got them in the mail. I know she's already received it so I'm going to share it! I'll be documenting the process of all the things I'm making for the shower, so after the big day I can share with all of you!
The invitations slid into a brown fit envelope.

There was a plain square in the center on the invitation so I decided to incorporate an element of the shower.... BURLAP! I love burlap and I love making things with burlap! Here I simply cut a square piece to fit and stamped it with an "s" for Shaylee!!

Sister's Graduation

This past weekend we were home in Jacksonville celebrating my little sister's high school graduation! We had such a great time, and we are so extremely proud of her. We look forward to seeing what she is about to accomplish in the next couple years. WE LOVE YOU HILL!