Thursday, March 27, 2008

We're Going Down to Mexico!

This will be my last post for over a week. Sad; I know. We leave very early (5 a.m.) on Saturday morning. So the next day and a half will be hectic. We are so excited to be going. Noah will celebrate his 7th birthday in Mexico! My mom will be taking care of Moose and Snipe for the week! So say a little prayer for her. We have high hopes that they will be potty trained when we get back. (Just kidding, Mom!) The weather should be very warm in Piedras Negras (translated Black Rocks), Mexico.

I'm sure I'll have blog withdrawal. Hopefully I'll make it through the week! I did buy myself a new t-shirt for Easter. I love it. Here are some great Easter pics.

Noah and Andrew made a bunny cake on Easter. My mom was supervising. This is how they chose to eat their cake!

Moose didn't like the cake as much as the tube of icing.

And Snipe went straight for the chocolate. Gotta love that boy!

We went to Noah's school tonight for a PE/Art show. Here he is doing a workout to music.

On that note I hope everyone has a great week, and I'll post some Mexico pics when we return!

Friday, March 21, 2008

My 3 phases of Easter Decorating

Once upon a time I was a poor college student. I really wanted some Easter decorations. I talked my friend Tina into buying these wooden eggs and painting them with me. I thought they turned out really well. We talked about taking our talent on the road, but decided against it.

Then I got a real job and had money to spend on whatever I wanted. So I bought lots of Easter decorations (crosses, bunnies, baskets, the works!) Where are they now? In my garage in this large container. The only decorations I got out this year were my painted eggs!

Now I have kids and don't have money to buy new decorations, nor the time to get them out. But I did get to color eggs with my 3 boys tonight. I wouldn't trade all the decorations at Target for these!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Spring Time

We are so ready for warm weather. We got a tease of it last week, but now it's chilly and rainy this week. I don't think it will be warm at all for Easter. With the weather last week, we got hit with more sickness. Steve got the flu, Noah got a nasty stomach virus, and the twins have coughs and runny noses. Megan and I are the only ones who were healthy. I hope it stays that way.

Four of us (Steve, Megan, Noah, and myself) are going to Mexico on a mission trip for spring break. We leave March 29th. The twins are being watched by my mom. We are anxiously getting ready for our trip. Steve and I went to the same place in 2005, but the kids have never been. There are about 60 people from our church going. So it should be a great time.

I made these for dinner last night. They were so good I could not stop eating them!! You should try them!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Organic Toaster Pastries Giveaway!!

I am so excited about this!! The other day my 17 year old daughter asked why I don't buy more organic foods? I came up with the usual list of excuses: cost, convenience, etc.. But it did start the wheels turning in my brain. So fast-forward a couple days later, and I'm in Costco with my neighbor and I see these organic toaster pastries. I was really excited because everyone in my family loves a quick grab-and-go breakfast. So I purchased a box with blueberry and strawberry flavors. My daughter was very excited to have an organic breakfast the next day!! They really taste great, and my boys love them.

I decided to share how pleased we were with the company and asked if they would do a giveaway!! I was so excited when they said yes! So to win some of these great pastries, just leave me a comment with the two choices you think your family would enjoy. I will accept comments until Wednesday, March 19th at 8 p.m. Then I will randomly pick 4 winners. The toaster pastries will be shipped directly from Nature's Path.

You don't have to have a blog to win, but if you leave an anonymous comment, please leave an e-mail address. I'm counting on the 3 people who read my blog to tell lots of people about this!!

I Need Another Bridal Shower!

If anyone is interested in getting me a shower gift, I am currently registered for the following:

1. New saucepans. 2 of mine didn't make it last week. I totally burned some apples in one, and I cannot get it clean. The other pan's non-stick coating has started sloughing off. I noticed this when I was making some no-bake cookies and saw black specks in my mix. I'm sure that is not healthy for anyone!

2. New blender. Mine got broken during Megan's economics project. They made cinnamon rolls and orange juice smoothies to sell. My blender came home cracked beyond recognition. They only profited $12. Not enough to replace my blender!

3. New cereal bowls to match my dishes. I have 5 of the original bowls. With 6 in our family, someone always has to use a plastic straw bowl.

4. New spoons to match my silverware. I have 1 matching spoon left! Where have all the spoons gone?!? My guess is the trash.

5. New bath towels. Our bath towels are very frayed! I use to tell my mom I would NEVER have frayed bath towels. Now I understand there are more important things in life.

So if you happen to be at Target or Bed, Bath, and Beyond this week......Just kidding. I am so thankful for everything I have. I have way more than most. I went to bed warm last night and woke up warm this morning. I could not ask for more!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Boys!!

We have seen baby Evan a lot lately. Devin and Dalton are obsessed with his passies (that's what we call them). He has a really cute pacifier with a heart on it. The boys get so excited when Evan cries and gets his heart passy. Today they walked into the kitchen and said, "Mommy, we have passies!" They were so excited about them!

Monday, March 3, 2008

I'm ready for spring!!

We had a little tease of Spring on Sunday. Noah opened the front door and yelled, "Mom, it's Spring. I see flower buds!" He was so excited. Tonight we are supposed to get freezing rain. No more spring for us! I cannot wait to go outside and run around.

Saturday I went to a 12 hour scrapbook crop. It was lots of fun. Once a year I get motivated to work on my albums. Then I promise myself I will finish what I started, then they sit around until this time next year! But I did get a lot of pictures actually put onto pages.

Noah's sunday school class is praying for his mom to not yell so much at home. That is what the adult helper told me when I picked him up from class. Nice. Very nice.