Tuesday, June 30, 2009
ok, this is so hard for me, but i do find myself saying "no"so much more than "yes". so i'll focus on saying more "yes" to the kids and harmless fun. if you read in jill savage's blog-i find myself guilty of being selfish with kid activities-like i don't want to have to clean up more, or just plain end up with anything more to do that i already have going on. you know my day is a full plate of busy! but they need fun! so here's to having more "fun mom" days, won't you join me?!
jill is having a giveaway when you post on her blog your "yes" mom stories...here's what she has to say "Anyone who posts a "yes mom" story to this post from today through the month of July, will be entered to win a Hearts at Home mom gift package, full of mom resources designed to encourage you! And here's the best part: the more you say "yes," and share your "yes" stories, the more times you are entered into the August 1 drawing. And the more we are all encouraged!"
sounds like a plan- i wonder what fun will the kids suggest we have today??? i'd love to hear what you all say "yes" to. take pics, share & document all the fun, crazy things :)
Monday, June 29, 2009
One of my simple pleasures: going to the movies with the family
On my bedside table: about 1/2 way into "the host" really good reading while working out at the gym. time flies!
On the menu for tonight:chicken alfredo and country italian bread
On my To Do List: make grocery lists and menu, and the regular fun stuff around here
New Recipe I tried last week: ok, i love making my cake balls and i tried something new- chocolate banana one with pecans sprinkled on top. perfection!!!
In the craft basket: working on nothing right now.
Looking forward to: my little man coming home on sunday. i miss trav!
Homemaking Tip for this week: trading and bardering is awesome! we traded our atv for a jet ski.
On my Prayer List: my good friend sarah going through some transistions, my family & for our country on her bday this 4th :)
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
On my bedside table: omg! got "the host" by stephenie meyer as a bday gift from dad & linda (thank you!). good so far...really different.
On my TV: it's summer-- disney channel!
On the menu for tonight: we have so many wonderful left overs from my dad and linda visiting and cooking.
On my To Do List: get trav's suitcase and things ready for his big boy vacation to granparents' houses for 2 weeks! i am going to really miss him, but he's so super excited!
In the craft basket: working on nothing right now.
Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other): my goodness! i found this blog and have been looking over it. this guy cracks me up. twilight guy and his commentary on the books!
Favorite photo from last week:
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
i love quick comfort food! so, here's an easy one for ya:
Chicken & Stuffing Bake
what you'll need:
boiled chicken cut up into bite size pieces
can of cream of chicken
handful of cheese
boxed stuffing mix prepared
mix everything together in a big bowl and season with salt, pepper, sage or poultry seasoning, & garlic powder.
bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. i'm serving my meal tonight with mashed potatoes & green beans. enjoy!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
it was super humid outside monday! thanks cayley for snapping a quick pic of mommy & adam!
adam getting off the bus to come home- he didn't really want to get off, lol!
here was the best birthday gift ever!!! adam singing "happy birthday" to me. this gives me so much encouragement that he will be talking so that all may understand him soon. i know he just needs a little extra help right now-thankful for all the ladies in special services who have tested and visited with him the last few months. i am so grateful for their patience with my strong willed little guy.
Monday, June 15, 2009
The weather in my neck of the woods: it is already hot & sunny outside!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
ok, so what happens when you hit an age milestone? i'm turing 30 on saturday and in someways, i don't think it makes a difference- just one more year older. then in other ways, it seems huge. tim and i did start our family in our early 20's, so it seems like i haven't been my actual age for quite sometime. with each new child, came new responsibilities, new roles to play, more people to need me. turning 30 this year is just the beginning of some big changes around here. cayley will be in 3rd grade, travis starts 1st grade and our youngest, adam, starts 1/2 day pre-k. huge changes! still a very busy stay at home mom, just busy & needed in different ways.
there are so many things that i love about my life! blessed with a huge, wonderful family & circle of friends. i know i blog a ton about my sweet kids, but then i know they won't always be here for me to clean up after & remind them to say nice things to each other. i know things don't last...how can they? but i'll always have this blog to remind me of the crazy life i had as a stay at home mom of 3 in the last few years of my 20's. just can't fight that feeling like the big changes are headed like storm clouds on the horizon. not that the changes ahead are looming dreary ones, but ya know what i mean.
feeling like i need to make a list...like "in my next 30 years"
*get healthy. stop checking the scale for validation. this has been a great week at the fitness center here!
*do more art/photography just for me. who knows? the few hours i have without the kids each day during the school year might lead to some new ventures...
*spend more time dating my hubby. though our time away from our kids is rare-it's getting easier to know that they are all slightly more self-sufficient.
*keep creating dinners at home that keep us wanting to eat here more than out. this is so good for us- gets us chatting about our days, saying our blessings, and just being together.
so dear friends-here's to me turning 30. loving what i have, sharing what i can, living life in my own little corner of the world.
Monday, June 8, 2009
i do get some fun twilight facts & graphics from there-so you should stop in and check them out for the latest in "new moon" info.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
"there's a little bit of something me, in everything in you..."
i love this song! the music is so great with the horns & guitars. rob's voice is haunting and what lyrics. i love how he wrote this for his wife. i need a dose of some 90's music every so often. matchbox 20 alsways puts me right back there.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
now, once all this end of school hoopla is over and we get settled next week, cyaley and i will start planning our great american bake sale. keep us in prayer and we'll get back with details soon. i want my kids to know that they can make a difference in someone's life...even if it's one cupcake at a time.
Monday, June 1, 2009
On my To Do List: get ready for my sister & niece to visit this week, kitchen, and more cake balls.
cayley and i had julie and taylor over friday night for a twilight movie night! we had some yummy snacks and some good girl chat! so nice to share little moments with my sweet girl! she was so excited about the cupcakes too.