The boys and I are at my parents’ house for the week while Stephen has a very busy week studying – BIG test on Saturday!

We had a couple of fun milestones with the boys yesterday. Joshua has been smiling quite a bit but yesterday he let out a laugh for the first time. Call me crazy, but I got a little teary-eyed – it was just so precious!

The other milestone was fun but a little scary – Jeremiah opened a door by himself! YIKES! I kind of feel like a parent whose child has just gotten his driver’s license – watch out! He was very proud of himself. I am very thankful that he has had lots of practice going up and down the stairs already so I know that if he opens the basement door, he’s probably not going to fall down them. I did say probably (knock on wood).

My mom and I are going to be doing some bulk cooking this week – her AWESOME Chicken Chili. This is not your ordinary chicken chili. The process is not for the impatient but it is totally worth it! I think we’ll be making enough to feed the entire crowd for the Husker game Saturday, but we’ll be eating this chili while we watch the game from home.