Daniel's new little friend. Tuesday night he went in for an overnight sleep study to see if he had sleep apnea. He does. It was bad enough that halfway through the night they hooked him up and he slept really well. We got a taste of the energy and good mood it will give him. Hopefully in the next two weeks we get the home machine and everything taken care of. I'll let you all (all 3 of you ;) ) know how it goes once we get it.

If any of you suspect your spouse other of sleep apnea - GET THEM TESTED! It can cause horrible problems with your mental health, heart health and many other things. A quite machine it at night is worth better health!


Are you willing to help?

They Came!!!!
500 adoption pass-a-long cards were on my door step when I came home for lunch! They have our picture, our names, and how to find out more about us.

Talking about adoption and sharing what you know is the best thing you can do for adoption!

If you want some cards to give out just e-mail me your address and I will send them out this week.

ashleyallen15 @ gmail . com


Recent Food Experiments

I have been having fun doing some home made foods. I got a pasta roller for Christmas and have been having fun with it. I made 3 cheese and spinach ravioli. They weren't pretty but they tasted pretty good.

I wilted the spinach in olive oil.
Then added it to the cheese - ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan.
I rolled out the pasta in sheets and then I put the filling between the sheets.
These are the best looking ones of the bunch.
Daniel mostly approved. They tasted good, but I need to work on my skills. I have to time the cooking better, but I'll get there.

Saturday I made Kiwi preserves. It only takes 5 ingredients. Pineapple juice, lime juice, 4 kiwi, liquid pectin and sugar.

You slice the kiwi thin (peeled of course!) and then boil it with the sugar and juices. When it gets to a rolling boil you add the pectin and boil for a full minute.
Then you put it in hot jars with hot lids and process them for 10 minutes. I added some food coloring. I think a little too much. But it looks pretty. It tastes pretty yummy, but you can definitely taste the pineapple. It's more a pineapple-kiwi jam. I think it was a success.