Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Beaux and Dixie

UPDATE: Beaux and Dixie are in their new home! Never doubt that God has a hand in everything. All day I had e-mailed and texted with a lady about 45 minutes away. It sounded like the PERFECT set up for our pups. In the final hour, I started having some doubts about the situation. Insert God moment. I received another e-mail from a nice lady saying that she was interested and that she had previously had a sheltie that had died suddenly back in the spring. In her e-mail, she also mentioned that she is a teacher in our district. After a little more conversating, we discovered that she teaches with my mom and we have lots of mutual friends! She lives about 20 minutes away, and has 3 boys that are over the moon about having Beaux and Dixie. The decision didn't come easily, but I'm SO thankful for God's blessing of the perfect family!
It's a sad day in the Owens' household. We have made the tough decision that we need to find a new home for our first babies, Beaux and Dixie. We are only becoming busier, and feel guilty that we can't give them the time that they deserve. They are VERY well behaved, and have done so good with Trey and Emery. They are kennel trained, and very gentle. They LOVE their walks on the leash, but are also so excited when they get to just run around in the backyard. We would prefer that they stay together, so they can continue to keep each other company. If you know of anyone looking for a great pet, that is already trained and well behaved...I promise, Beaux and Dixie won't disappoint. They both sit on command, shake, speak, and Dixie even plays dead when you pretend to 'bang, bang'. In a perfect world, I think Beaux and Dixie would make a great pair for a retired couple that can spend lots of time with them, or out on some land with room to run. :) Please share if you know of someone who may be interested. Feel free to e-mail me with any questions! {}

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Slow Berry Cobbler

Holy smokes, almost 2 weeks since my last post. Can you tell we've been a little busy?! I thought I'd share the cobbler that I made for the party we attended for July 4th. When Grandma asks for the recipe, and asks if I picked the berries myself...I knew it was a success! I came across this recipe, and knew it was for me when I saw that I could dump it all in the crockpot and leave it for hours while in the pool...well, that and it's a Paula Deen recipe. I doubled this, and y'all...there was one little spoonful left at the end! I promise, you won't regret making this!



  • 1 (10-ounce) bag frozen strawberries
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag frozen blueberries
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag frozen raspberries
  • 1/3 to 2/3 cup sugar, depending on your level of preferred sweetness
  • 1/2 cup baking mix


  • 2 1/4 cups baking mix
  • 1/4 cup sugar, plus 1/4 cup
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


Spray the insert of a slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, toss together all the frozen fruit, sugar and 1/2 cup baking mix. Transfer the fruit to the slow cooker. In another large mixing bowl, stir together 2 1/4 cups baking mix, 1/4 cup sugar, melted butter and milk with a wooden spoon. With your hands, drop bits of dough on top of the fruit in the slow cooker. In a small mixing bowl, stir together the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and ground cinnamon. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on top of the dough and place the lid on the slow cooker. Turn the power onto high and slow cook for 3 to 4 hours until the topping has puffed and the fruit is bubbling.

Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Emery's Turning 3!

Besides wrapping my mind around the fact that Trey will be in Kindergarten this year, is the fact that in two weeks Emery will turn 3. Where'd my babies go?! We have to have a photo shoot for the kid's birthdays, so a couple of days ago it was Emery's turn. {of course Trey couldn't be totally left out...}

Emery has developed quite the personality. Joe and I constantly find ourselves dying laughing at the things that come out of her mouth {and Trey's too}. She is almost potty trained...I made the mistake of pull ups {I knew better, but thought she might like them}...she LOVED the pretty princess diapers pull ups. Luckily, we used the last pull up today, and I won't be buying more. If we could tackle the nap time and bedtime, I'll be ecstatic! We have decided to not start Emery in kindergarten until she is 6 {mid-July birthday, I don't want her to be the youngest}, so this year she will get to stay at Grammie's all by herself while Trey is at school. I don't know who's more excited, Grammie or Em. I'm sure there will be lots of sweet stories from all of their girly adventures.

We are going to have another pool party for her birthday this year...what else is there to do in Houston in mid-July?! :) I'll share pictures once we have her party!

Have a great weekend!