The Adventures of Nick & Brittany


July 2014

Sausage and Bell Pepper Pasta

This dish is so easy and delicious.  We are not big pasta fans around here but we love this. It has 6 ingredients and is super simple to put together.  The most amazing and important component of this pasta is the sausage- my favorite kind is Johnsonville’s New Orleans Spicy Smoked Sausage (that’s a mouthful).  I would really recommend using this kind or something equivalent like another brand of Andouille or spicy sausage.



1 onion, chopped

2 bell peppers (any color), chopped

1 package of Johnsonville New Orleans Spicy Smoked Sausage, sliced thin

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 jar of pasta sauce (we like 4 cheese pasta sauce from Harris Tetter/Aldi)

angel hair pasta

1.) Cook onion, peppers and sausage over medium-high heat with a tsp. of oil until onions and pepper soften and fat is rendered from sausage, about 15 mins.

2.) Add minced garlic and stir for 30 seconds.

3.) Add in pasta sauce and turn to medium-low heat to simmer covered for 30 minutes (longer is better if you have time).

4.) Serve over pasta with grated Parmesan on top.

I like to serve it with these dinner rolls:



Getting big

Amelia on her first day of VBS.  I got to help out with the 2nd graders so she went to nursery for the week.  We both had fun and were exhausted by the end of the week!

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This is her favorite spot in the whole house, other than her crib.  She loves to sit on the couch like a big girl and look around, talk and chew her hand.

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Nick’s first Father’s day


I am so thankful for this man.  He has loved and cared for us so well during this season! He works so hard during the day to provide for us and then comes home and jumps right into the chaos- feeding, changing diapers, snuggling and reading stories.  He is so actively involved in Amelia’s life and she couldn’t adore him more! God has shown me so much grace in this season through this man and his Christ-like, sacrificial love for me and our daughter.  We love you so much Nick!

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Amelia wrote Nick a Father’s day card (with a little help from mom) and was so excited to give it to him!

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We had a sweet weekend together- watching Star Wars (Nick’s favorite), getting outside and picnicking at the art museum.

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