a little place I’d like to call…



no we are not moving into this house, although i sure can dream that we would (pretty please!). been spending more time on blogger for a good bit now and kinda finding it works better for us and is maybe a tad easier for this family-on-the-go. so with that, we have found our internet home and it’s not the least bit different, just added an “s.” haha! we welcome you into our home and sure do hope you’ll stay friends!


cheese, say what?

i cannot tell you how many people misspell my married last name (previous to that, it was johnson). i get it.. the ‘s’ and ‘c’ letters get a bit confusing and somehow they move around like musical chairs when people (including myself at first) try to spell it.

don’t get me started on how to pronounce it.. i have heard what sounds like: oaks, ox, o’cheese, cheese, ock, and och to name a few. as i started this family blog site, i’ve had a few people comment that it can be hard to find it if you don’t know how to spell it exactly right and that frankly sounds annoying to me too haha! husband and i were discussing last night that when our little miss starts to say her last name, what do we think it would most sound like? the answer: CHEESE. so why not refer to our blog as “love the cheese” for now? easy to spell, we all love cheese, and it’s not the first time our last name has been referred to this dairy goodness.

sounds easy enough, right?


love, cheese, and fun. xo. haha!

it’s the small things in life…



like making a homemade meal! we’ve been still kinda up-down-here-there with getting into a good routine as we both work full time. the juggling act of parent-worker bee-spouse-friend-superhero is something of a work in progress a lot of the time. so when i somehow come up with a meal that husband hasn’t cooked, it kind of makes me want to high five myself! husband cooks a lot for us and is kind of really big deal in our house.

mexican style cuisine night largely because of the rick bayless green chile enchilada sauce. so we start with vegetables of your choice (i chose yellow zucchini) and quinoa as the starch (can always substitute).


then we have our chicken, oven safe dish, and cant forget the sauce!



place desired serving of quinoa in the bottom of the dish and chopped vegetables on top


next, placed sliced chicken in the dish and complete the process with.. yes, you guessed it.. the sauce!


lastly, bake at 400 degrees until the quinoa and chicken are fully cooked. 20120828-111049.jpg

it needs no added seasoning and is a true life savor in this household because time is sparse these days. you can add as many vegetables as you want (i’m thinking we need bigger dishes so we can have more vegetables in there!) and the meal is gluten free which is a hot item these days! there’s no way this didn’t taste amazing, right??


weekender catch-up

i worked all weekend so late last week i had some time off thankfully! clementine and i were pretty lazy though – pj’s all day, naps together (oops! bad habit but momma can’t say no sometimes..), reading books, and taking walks. pretty much no chores done (thank you husband!).


so amongst the days of relaxation (sans mommyhood full time and attempting to recover from insanity at work).. i had to bring my car in to get usual fixings. i will NEVER be doing that again. lots of angry customers because little miss was screaming (we know she’s got a good set of lungs on her, now the entire car place knows too!), then fell asleep for maybe a few minutes (hence the quick camera capture), long waits, momma forgot baby supplies. oh what was i thinking?! i will be dropping the car off next time :)



uncle chris and clementine. her new thing is constantly using her tootsies, pushing her legs up, and attempting to back flip out of your arms – scary!! we have to squeeze tight onto this tart little miss.