Friday, January 05, 2007

Girl Talk

Well, I haven't done this in a couple of Good Morning Gals....whats up? I have my coffee. This picture just made me post it. I have always wanted to go out west in the winter...Colorado, Wyoming..get a cabin with the family and snow ski....maybe one day I will. I just think this is beautiful....

Well, lately...everything has been okay since we got over the stomach bug...the house has stayed germ free....
I had my first MOPS meeting yesterday and it went GREAT! What a great group of women God put me with, we had such a great time and well, I had to pray in front of 9 of them and I was very nervous about this but I did it...God got me through it, and I felt so much better. This group of women are going to have a wonderful time together. And the Leadership team is awesome..I just love these women.

Miller is sleeping through the night FINALLY. He woke once last night but we got through it.
He hasn't had any ear problems since the surgery...which thank you for your thoughts and prayers on this.

We got through Christmas and New Year...and I'm so glad its over. I love the holidays but it gets way overwhelming.

This weekend we are soooooo busy. Tomorrow Madison starts acting lessons down at the local Theater....and she starts in door soccer.......and of course Sunday we have church. Soccer will last the whole month of January......then Volleyball starts in February then soccer starts back in March....and acting lessons goes on until the end of March, I will be one busy taxi cab...and gymnastics will continue through it all. Cheerleading wont start until August...thank God.

Today......going to do some returns from Christmas and going to have lunch with my mom. It's raining and yucky today....

I do have one thing left to ask you guys......we are planning vacations for the year....and we know we are going to Florida in October and am planning it now.....BUT...we wanted to do Chicago in May....does anyone know anything about this town and what would be best for kids..where to stay that is affordable and what not to miss.......I would appreciate any advice.....

I hope you all have a great weekend......and I'll see you on Monday.

Dinner tonight is Pork Chops, Green Beans, Homemade Bread...its rising now...and scalloped Potatoes....I made a Derby Pie yesterday afternoon for our dessert...yummy.


mom of 2 said...

I'm glad Christmas is over, too! It is stressful!

I don't know anything about Chicago. I've been planning our trips on It's really a great should check it out!

Karla said...

raining, sick, busy... sounds like our house.


Barb said...

I hope you make it to Colorado someday, Jen. Those of us who live here know how blessed we are to be surrounded by such beauty.

We got a little snow last night, enough to turn our world white, but I suspect it will go away when the day gets warmer.

I've never been to Chicago. So I can't help you there. But I'll bet you get lots of help from others out here.

I agree with you that "overwhelming" probably describes the holidays best. It's always a huge relief when it's over.

Dee said...

good luck on your trip planning - i am no help though in the chicago area though. :(

glad to hear you all are over the stomach bug. and i enjoyed your girl talk today - i just finally made my first 2007 post today and it was weird to be back. i love blogging, but enjoyed the break - i still kept up with everyone, but didn't post or comment much.

have a great weekend -

Kim said...

I'm glad your little is sleeping through the night. That's always such a great milestone. I haven't been to Chicago, but found this website
Hopefully, it will give you some good pointers. My husband's uncle lived there for years and loved it. Have a great weekend!

Cece said...

I'm glad the holiday's are behind us, too.

Glad to hear you're all over the stomach bug. And Yay! for Miller for sleeping through the night.

Chicago? I've got a close girlfriend (who blogs, too) who lives in Chicago, I'm going to email her w/your blog link & ask her to post/comment about this, ok.

keri said...

so glad miller is sleeping better. great news!

i lived in chicago for 5 months with hubby (pre-kids) and LOVED it! i will email you with some great ideas when i get my thoughts together! :)

org junkie said...

Yeah on your MOPS meeting. I hear you on the praying out loud thing...I still get nervous about it but God gets me through everytime!
Wow that is one schedule you have going for!!
Isn't planning vacations fun...we are going to Ontario next summer for a month and it is so fun trying to decide where to go and what to do.
Have a great weekend!

crygibb said...

What a beautiful picture. Im glad you enjoyed MOPS. I have been in MOPS for 6 years now...I absolutely love it..there is so much support there. I hope you continue to enjoy it.

Christina said...

It sounds like you are definitely a taxi driver. This seems to be my job too.

I'm so glad you had a nice MOPS meeting. I think the kind of ladies who join these groups are usually really nice women to have as friends. It sounds like you are going to have a blast. I am going to join PWOC again this year.

My hubby is from Chicago but hasn't been back there in about 11 years so he can't really be any help and I've never been, but I hear it is a really nice city. I think there is an American Girl doll shop or something there. I am sure someone out there can tell you what you need to know.

Pattie said...

Wow, Jen, your daughter is a very busy little girl! I am happy to hear that your son is feeling better with his ears. Thank God.

I LOOOVVVEEEE Chicago...great town. I have been there a few times, but just with my husband(no kids). I know there is an aquarium and a museum down by the lakefront. Also, you could probably catch a Cubs game while you're there. Baseball games are wonderful for families. There is an area called the Navy Piers, which is on the lakefront, too.Lots of shops, restaurants, rides for the kiddies....when we went to The Piers, there were street performers, puppet shows, magic shows, etc. to watch. The kids might like that.

I agree with mom of 2...Expedia is a great source of info. They even have reviews of hotels and such.

We stayed at the Omni Suites (heart of the action), which was nice. I want to say it was about $200/night.

Ravenbajan said...

First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Secondly, did you really write this post at 5:45am and have your bread dough made and rising already for dinner as well ?!?! You must be a morning person!