It is Friday! Sweet Pea is all better. She is back to being my shadow and preventing me from doing anything productive around here. This has been a busy week as we enter into the holiday season. So busy, that our Christmas tree is still tucked away in the basement. By the looks of our even busier weekend, I am afraid it won't be seeing the light of day this weekend.
Last night Dimples had his first concert since he started playing the violin. Quite honestly, I was prepared to smile through gritted teeth and discreetly reach for a pair of ear plugs. I couldn't have been more wrong! They did a fantastic job, considering they just started playing this September.
Not a great picture, but that was about as good as we could get in the multipurpose room packed with every living relative of most of the 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.
My handsome violin player after his amazing concert.
I really tried to make this night special for Dimples. I had Bruiser and Sweet Pea dress up for the occasion to support their talented brother. I really want them to support and encourage one another in all of their endeavors. It got them excited to attend the special event. Plus, we made a quick stop at Sonic for shakes afterwards. Ice cream always makes everything special. ;0)
Some pictures of more of my favorite people.
Now for tonight's dinner plans. I made this for my in laws last week and it was a hit. I got this recipe at a MOPS meeting.
French Onion Tortellini
1 lb. of ground beef 1 can of rotel- not drained
1 can of green beans- not drained
1 can of corn- not drained
2 cans of beef broth
1 can of French Onion Soup
1 bag of tortellini (13 oz)
1. Brown and drain hamburger.
2. Add all ingredients, except tortellini, to pot.
3. Simmer on low for about 30 minutes to an hour (or, in the crock pot for 3-4hours).
4. Add tortellini 15- 20 minutes prior to serving.
This stuff is fabulous on a cold winter night! Have a wonderful weekend!