Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
And lastly, look what I got in the mail for Christmas today from myself! I have loved the Denver Broncos since 1997 when my now husband and I moved to Colorado. I became a bigger fan when they won back to back Super Bowls in 1998 and 1999. Then I became
Friday, December 9, 2011
After I got his email, I read this blog post by one of my favorite speaker/writer gals who I have actually met in real life, Jen Hatmaker. Then I read it again and again. This is some life changing stuff she wrote. Wow! Next thing I know, I am looking for fair trade Christmas gifts. One of the sites I really liked is Trade as One where you change lives with everything you buy. So now I have some earrings from Noah's Ark International Exports on their way to Greenfield, Indiana! My oldest son is named Noah, so that is how I picked which store to buy from. There were so many cool jewelry items to choose from, but I couldn't buy everything.
One other things Jen Hatmaker suggested was giving money to your kids for Christmas to GIVE AWAY. They have to find a worthy cause or person to donate the money to, so this is something I am going to start this year with the 3 boys. I think I am going to give each child a dollar for each year old they are and then watch them enjoy blessing someone else.
So I am starting to feel a little better about Christmas and am looking forward to loving and encouraging my family during this season.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
And of course my oldest son who is 10 told me I never got as excited about him losing teeth as I did last night. Seriously? How does he remember how I reacted when he lost his 1st tooth? Looks like I'm going to have to go over-the-top when his next tooth falls out!!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
And here is Noah's pumpkin. He carved it all by himself this year from start to finish. What an exciting year for him. He is getting so independent...sometimes it scares me!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
And to end the month, I got to hang out with two of my favorite super heroes, Iron Man and Spider Man! What a lucky mom I am. Iron Man (Moose) is fully recovered from his femur fracture...hallelujah! He went to see his orthopedic surgeon over fall break and was told "can't even tell where your leg was ever broken"! And Spider Man (Devin) had to get his ear tubes replaced over fall break, but is fine. Actually he was fine an hour after the surgery. So next year (which will be here before we know it), we plan to make up the lack of fall break fun for the boys!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Here is the other new member of our family (I wish!). I got this giant, bigger than life poster of Tim Tebow from our local sporting goods store. The last time I was in there, I asked what they do with their window posters when they are done with them. The cashier said they usually end up in the trash. GASP! I could not let Tim Tebow end up in the trash! So I left them my name and number (thinking I would never hear back from them). Well, last week they called and said to come pick Tim (the poster, not the real Tim) up. So, now I have to decide where to hang this ginormous display.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Several weeks I posted about Dalton breaking his leg. Last week he went to the doctor, got re-xrayed, and all his restrictions were lifted. He can now walk, run, bike, jump, fight with his brothers, and climb on the counter to reach the candy. All of which he did the first day.
Have you seen the website PINTEREST? Oh. My. Word. I don't even know how to describe it. It's like a digital magazine with the search option. Are you looking for a yellow front door? They have pictures. Want to plan a barn wedding? They have pictures. I love pinterest!!
And lastly I did a little dance in the dairy section at Aldi last evening! Why? Pumpkin spice creamer is back!! And you know what that means? Candy corn, pumpkins, apple pickin', mums, sweatshirts, and Fall!! LOVE IT!!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The Best Meatloaf Ever (according to my family)
2 lb. ground meat (thawed)
1 finely chopped onion
1 cup shredded cheese
1 clove garlic, minced
2 t. mustard
½ cup ketchup
2 cups bread crumbs
2 T. worchestire sauce
1 T. Parmesan cheese
½ t. Italian seasoning
Combine eggs, ketchup, mustard, breadcrumbs, garlic, cheeses, and spices in large bowl. Slowly add in meat and onion. This must be mixed very well, often I mix it by hand!
When thoroughly mixed, shape into a loaf. I use a 9x13 pan and make a flatter loaf so it cooks faster. Bake at 375 for 1 hour, check at this time, it may or may not need 15 more minutes (depending on your oven and the height of your loaf).
*This is great served with homemade mashed potatoes and green beans. My family’s favorite meal!!
Frito-lay is generously offering a variety pack of their regional flavors to give away to one of my lucky readers! To enter the contest, please tell me which flavor of chip you would like to try the most! Contest ends on August 23, 2011 at midnight.
*Frito-Lay provided me with the chips and this blog post is considered an entry form for their contest*
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
And our last boy learned to ride on two wheels this month. Although he said he was going to have training wheels until he was ten, he decided to give it a try. No more training wheels for us!!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
After we had all the fun we could handle at the strawberry farm, we head to a nearby park. We pull in and these two say they are just going to sit in the van and play their DSs. "Oh no you're not!" the moms bark in unison from the front seat. So they get out and
On the way back to my sister's house, she stops and gets 2 pie shells and some yummy Wick's pie glaze. Then we go home and pick stems off the berries, wash and dry them, then make 2 beautiful pies. We are so proud of our beauties. These are works of art. Later I load up my van and all of our stuff from the day (including my beautiful pie), and one of my sons (who will remain anonymous) steps on my pie! Oh. my. word. So much for my work of art!
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
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