Monday, March 30, 2009

Good Monday Morning!



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For Today...March 30th

Outside my window....its a little chilly. Scott and I have already walked. We are going to start walking in the mornings together. Us time.

I am thinking...of my busy day.

From the learning rooms...Easter and Eggs and Spring time. Painting some this week.

I am thankful for....friends who listen to me.

From the kitchen... Chicken Florentine, Crock Pot Gumbo (today), Peanut Butter cookies, Chicken Piccata with green beans and whole potatoes and corn on the cobb, Grilled chicken Salads....

I am wearing...walking clothes

I am reading... Esther. And it is great!

I am hoping...for Madison to do well on her Math test this week.

I am creating...an Easter menu with mom.

I am hearing...the birds chirping. We have alot of cardinals in the back yard and Miller thinks they are our pets...

I'am thankful for...changes in life.

I'am going.....shopping for Easter outfits. Miller has his Easter party today so afterwards we are going to lunch and off to the mall.

Around the house... alot of laundry to fold. Changing out closets slowly.

One of my favorite things... Our swing in the front yard....

A few plans for the rest of the week... gymnastics, Cheer practice starts today, a volleyball tournament, Miller's Easter party and hunt, Miller has a hair cut, a nail appointment, lunch with a friend and dinner at our house with friends, and Scott's grandmothers 85th birthday....whew...a busy week but a great week.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you..
I had one and it deleted...sorry....gotta run!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Finally!


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1. The television Show "Challenge" on the Food Network. They come on every night at 6pm and I tivo them. I love watching all of the challenges. Madison even watches them with me....we enjoy the competitions!

2. Kahlua Cake. YUM! We make this and can hardly keep it in the house. Such a great recipe.

3. Dinner with a friend. I know I add this every week. But I really enjoy having dinner with girlfriends and couple friends. I enjoy the conversation and the connections we make with other people. So Scott and I decided we would do something weekly with people, if we can...and so far its working....sitters are falling into place and I just love it. Tonight we are going to dinner with a great couple whom we just love.

4. Lysol Wipes. We have had a sick one this week so I have used Lysol Wipes like you cant believe. Very easy to use. I like easy.

5. Vacation Planning. We have been planning our trips for the year. We didnt go many places last year. This year we are doing more. We have our big trip in October to Disney. And we have a summer trip...still deciding where to go....Spring Break is with friends to St Louis. And we have a couples get away to Gatlinburg still, Madison and Scott have camp yet to come, and a trip or two to Nashville for the weekend. A big year and I'm so excited.

The weekend for us will be so busy. We have dinner tonight...whoo hoo with friends! Tomorrow Miller has an Easter Egg Hunt at Church. Madison has a Volleyball game...and drama rehersal. Sunday is church. And more drama rehersal. A MOPS Steering Team meeting and Dave Ramsey. Along with Madison's BIG preformance Sunday night. A long, fast, busy weekend. But that is the way I like it. See you Monday!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hello....I'm here.

I have been busy with a sick boy since we last talked. Miller has had some kind of stomach bug since Tuesday morning. It's been a little crazy. I have cleaned and Cloroxed until I'm blue in the face. Same for Scott.

Last night I got away for dinner with a girl friend which was nice to have some grown up time. Mexican food and good conversation. Who could go wrong?

Miller and I have been home now for 3 days. I will be missing Esther this morning so I need to get the DVD to watch this weeks. I hate that I'm missing it. But cant expose the other children. Part of life...part of being a mom.

We are going to dinner with friends tomorrow night to an upscale new restaurant in town. We are really looking forward to this...down town with friends.

Say a little prayer for Miller that he gets better soon....and have yourselves a good little Thursday.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Chit Chat

Good Morning everyone! What a night. Miller woke us at 2am vomiting every where...this morning he says he feels fine. Not sure where it came from or why. Just hope I dont get it....at 3am I was washing sheets....and cleaning carpet....we are supposed to go looking for Easter outfits today. We are taking it easy and seeing how he feels.
2 weeks ago Miller and I started our herb garden...my sweet basil is coming up generously....I was so excited it was growing...still waiting on the rosemary and oregano.....the mint hasnt been planted just yet. My big garden is almost ready to start. Here is what I'm planting..

* Green Beans
* Onion
* Cucumbers
* Tomatoes
* Bell Peppers/ Other Peppers
* Squash
* Watermelon/Strawberries
* Lettuce...2 types

That is it for now...I would like to do some snow peas....but Scott cut me off. Also I'm going to plant some cilantro and mint. I cant wait for it to start growing...

Spring Break isnt for two more weeks here. We have two trips planned for the week. My mom and I are taking Madison to Tn for two days...doing some geneology and some shopping. Then we are going with some friends to St Louis to the zoo and some museums. This will be fun.

Well....dinner tonight...will be Salmon Patties....I'm off to start breakfast and do some more laundry...enjoy your Tuesday!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday's



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For Today...March 23rd

Outside my window...the sun is rising slowly. The birds are chirping.

I am thinking...of the new dress for Easter I got...It is a lime green strapless....yes...strapless...I need a little shrug with it. And maybe a new pair of shoes!

From the learning rooms...this week its about Easter and eggs....plain and simple.

I am thankful for....life changes.

From the kitchen... Chicken Florentine, Salmon Patties...with mac and cheese..didnt have last week, Roast and potatoes with lima beans, and lemon shortbread cookies.

I am wearing...pajamas.

I am reading... Esther.

I am hoping...for sunshine and warm temps all week.

I am creating... a garden.

I am hearing...the dryer going.

I'am thankful for....my house.

I'am going.....to meet my mom for an early shopping run and coffee.

Around the house... floors, bathrooms, laundry, stripping sheets, dusting, and starting my spring cleaning one room at a time.

One of my favorite things... daffodils in a mason jar.

A few plans for the rest of the week... gymnastics, 2 bible studies, volleyball practice and two games, pre school, Miller has an ENT appointment, I have a Dr appointment, dinner out with some great friends to a new restaurant, an Easter Egg Hunt, Madison has a choir performance, Dave Ramsey and A MOPS Steering Team meeting...go go go go go go....

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you..

Friday, March 20, 2009

TGIF!

It's Friday so go on over to Susanne's place and look back at your favorite things this week....you will be blessed.

1. The Nice Temps this week. We had great weather. High 70's and it was awesome...playing outside....sitting outside and just enjoying the sunshine and warmth.

2. Our Tea Party for MOPS. I'm Hospitality Leader so we decorated it Mad Hatter Style on Alice in Wonderland. Pink everywhere...it was great. I love to do parties.

3. Sonic .99 sundaes. In different flavors.....yummy! And just the right size. I heart M&M and peanut butter cup.

4. New white pajamas. I got a new set of white cotton pajamas the other day and they are so comfy. I love them. 2 pieces....top and capris....just in time for spring like temps.

5. Lunch yet again with some great girlfriends. Sarah and Emily. Thank you. Laughing with you guys is great. Lunch at our favorite Chinese Restaurant on a great sunny day...who could ask for more? You two are the best!

This week was a long one. I didnt get alot of cleaning done? Can you believe it? Madison has been home sick 3 days. She went back today. So it's been put on hold taking care of her and her needs. I have served her breakfast in bed and watched movies with her....girl stuff with a little Miller on top. lol. No really...when she is home..I take full advantage of it. I pamper. One day soon she wont be here. So for now I do what I do best...love them.
Miller is doing really well in pre school. His teachers are very impressed with him. But who really isnt? Today is grocery day and I need to get the house back into order. Scott works this weekend and we have 2 double header Vollyball games. I'm also cooking dinner for mamie Saturday night, she is wanting an Italian meal. So that is what has been going on around here. I did get a spring wreath up on my door as well....I hope you all have a great weekend and I will see you back on Monday!


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Enjoy the day!

Good Morning. It's the middle of the week. I love Wednesdays. I not only get to have a day to myself....It is closer to the weekend.
Our MOPS Tea Party is tomorrow and I have been one busy person getting things in line for it.
I have alot of errands to run today and alot of truffles to make. (Oreo)

The weather here is beautiful. High 70's. Unreal temps. I'm looking forward to my day....i leave you with this...

There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St Patrick' Day

Good Morning everyone! Happy St Patrick's Day. In honor of this holiday I posted some fabulous pictures of Ireland. Enjoy your day and say hello to the Irish!









Monday, March 16, 2009

Monday's at Peggy's



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For Today...March 16th

Outside my window...the birds are chirping and it is dark still. Warmer temps start coming in.

I am thinking...of the lists I haven't made for the week. And what I need to write down.

From the learning rooms...Prepping for the Easter Egg hunt again (practice run)....and painting this week...a little baking cookies and singing alot of songs.

I am thankful for....friends who I laugh with.

From the kitchen... Poppyseed chicken with new potatoes and green beans, Ham and Bean soup...didnt have it last week.....Roast Beef and pepperjack Stromboli, Salmon Patties with mac and cheese and turnip greens...desserts will be cookies

I am wearing...new white pajamas.

I am reading... Esther.

I am hoping...for winter to be over.

I am creating... treasure boxes for our Tea Party in MOPS this week.

I am hearing...Scott make breakfast.

I'am thankful for....choices we make.

I'am going.....to take Miller to school....and run some errands. Then lunch with Miller and mamie.

Around the house... floors, bathrooms, laundry, stripping sheets, and cleaning out drawers in my bedroom

One of my favorite things... spring flowers coming up.

A few plans for the rest of the week... gymnastics, 2 bible studies, volleyball practice and two games, MOPS Tea Party, lunch with friends, nail appointment, church, and working in the garden..prepping it.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you..yummy!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday's


It's Friday so I'm participating in Susanne's Friday's Favorite Five Picks....five of my favorite things that have happened or I enjoyed the last week...so for more go on over and check it out.


1. My day calender. It keeps me where I need to be and what I need to do. I write everything in it...for example....i have written in the note parts...call different insurance companies for quotes...it also says...dont forget to buy a baby shower gift....one more...go over cheer schedule.
See how much I love this calender...I open it up and it has everything I need in it.

2. Lunch with an old friend....Mexican and margaritas actually. It was nice. Sitting and talking and going over past memories and laughing and snorting...i like those kinds of lunches. Also went to wine tasting with a new friend...we have been doing this once a month and I enjoy her company. She is alot of fun...I laugh with her.

3. Pineapple. I got one the other day...so sweet and smells wonderful.

4. Playing outside with Miller. We played out on Tuesday and had great fun. He rode his bike and we had juice cups. I enjoy spending this time with him one on one.

5. Coffee and a little shopping with my mom on Monday. Miller went to pre school. It was nice to spend some alone time with her. She is great.

I have had a tough week. Thank you all for your prayers. This problem I'm struggling with will pass. I'm focusing on other things/people. My gal pal in Florida gave me this quote I would like to share with each of you....Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.

I'm starting to believe that. Have a relaxing weekend friends. I will see you on Monday.

3.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sometimes


I've learned that sometimes you just have to let go and say good bye.
No matter how hard you try you cant change some things.
And no matter how hard that is to understand.....it's life.
I believe people come in and out of our lives for reasons....
and sometimes we get hurt. But time will heal it.
I just wish mine would heal fast.




Monday, March 09, 2009

Mondays



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For Today...March 9th

Outside my window...it's still dark with the time change. I can see lights on in houses.

I am thinking...about my bible study..Esther. So good.

From the learning rooms...we are talking about Easter. We are going to color bunnies and hide eggs this week..prepping for our annual hunt at church.

I am thankful for... long walks with Scott.

From the kitchen... ham and bean soup, chicken and sun dried tomato dinner with green bean bundles and corn on the cobb, salads with strawberries and homemade breads

I am wearing...pajamas.

I am reading... Esther.

I am hoping...for warm temps to stick around this week..and sunshine.

I am creating... spa bags for our MOPS night group.

I am hearing...the birds chirping...spring is near.

I'am thankful for....my family.

I'am going.....to coffee with momma this morning while Miller goes to pre school.

Around the house... Bathrooms. And tackling the laundry room. Working on an Easter/Spring wreath

One of my favorite things... eating dinner out with Scott.

A few plans for the rest of the week... gymnastics, 2 bible studies, volleyball practice and a game, wine tasting with a friend, MOPS night group, lunch with an old friend, a baby shower, and dinner out with Scott and friends....and Bunco......

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you..the moon last night in the back yard.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Favorite things....


It's Friday so I'm participating in Susanne's Friday's Favorite Five Picks....five of my favorite things that have happened or I enjoyed the last week...so for more go on over and check it out.

1. Miller told me I was his best friend. Melted my heart. And I smiled.

2. Cherry Pie. Scott's grandma made me a Cherry Pie Monday after we had lunch together. She knows it's one of my favorites....its already gone. Thanks Mamie.

3. Wednesdays. Mom is home so she is watching Miller again on Wednesday's. I have the whole day by myself. It is so nice. I look forward to these days.

4. Buying my seeds for our Herb Garden. Miller and I are planting them today ...together. He cant wait. We got rosemary, cilantro, sweet basil, oregano..and still need to buy mint.

5.Praying with a friend. I have a prayer partner in MOPS and we always pray before our meeting by ourselves. This really helps and I know it helps her. Praying out loud helps me to focus on God and that meeting.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Some of my favorite things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens....

Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things...

Old fashion caramel Pie
Hayrides through Pumpkin Patches
My black Tall Boots
Summer Nights
Bed & Breakfasts
Brand New Note Cards
Birthdays
Lunch with my mom
Laying in the sun
cooking
A pair of jeans that fit really good
pedicures
Stargazer lilies
Sweet Tea
Velor jumpsuits
1/2 price margaritas night
Riding a trolley
Long talks with girlfriends
the smell of gasoline
planning trips...big or small
strawberry's
the color pink
a glass of Chardonnay
plantation homes in the south
haunted houses
fresh veggies out of a garden
Genealogy
Sunday afternoon car rides
yard sales
snow days
watching the sun set on the beach
watching a baby sleep
reality tv
the smell of apple cider
laughing until my tummy hurts
emollient cream by Mary Kay

Just a few of my favorite things...Barb did this yesterday and I thought I would do it too...if you play let me know....enjoy your Wednesday. Miller goes to mom's..I'm headed to the salon....yeah!



Tuesday, March 03, 2009

My day today


I thought I would let you know what my day is going to be like here. First this morning we thought Madison missed the bus...which involved panic and yelling. That is always good first thing in the morning. Along with forgetting she has gymnastics after school so she normally packs a bag and forgot....good times. Today is the only day I get to stay home until the evening this week.
Right now I have cinnamon toast in the oven for us for breakfast. After breakfast Miller is going to paint while I make banana nut bread...my bananas are getting soft. I also need to get my lasagna in the crockpot for dinner tonight and Then...I will prepare a meal for a family tonight that just brought their daughter home from Vanderbilt with a brain tumor....the tumor was removed and she is home and we wait to see what to do next. The little girl is Miller's age and so cute. After I prepare the meal...I will throw in a load of laundry and vacuum the house...and then get Miller to help with wiping down the furniture.
I also need to soak my glasses in the cabinet in water and vinegar as they are foggy looking.
I dont like foggy glasses especially when we have company over.
While soaking those I then will pull the trash can up from the driveway as today is garbage day.
Then start thinking of the Easter/Spring wreath I want to create for my front door.
Start to prep lunch and eat lunch....we are going to have...leftovers....Chicken Boudine from last night. Such a great Paula Deen recipe.
After lunch Miller and I will wind down for nap time...as he sleeps I will be on laundry load 2 and folding load 1....then go get a shower...yes no shower yet....make some phone calls and work on some computer things. (MOPS Tea Party, Church things, and Menu Planning).
Madison gets picked up on Tuesdays for gymnastics so she wont be getting off the bus....but at 5 I pick her and her friends up then will drop off the meal to our friends....come home and start prepping our dinner table and meal for us. Go over homework....play the Wii with Miller, getting baths/showers out of the way...kitchen cleaned up....coffee started....and hopefully sit down with a glass of wine by 8pm....to watch/catch up on shows. Kids asleep by 9pm. Me passed out by 10pm.....
Alarm goes off Wednesday morning at 5am...it starts all over again.

That is my day today...if things go as planned....with being a mom....we have curves and hills in our road....enjoy your day and see you tomorrow.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Monday's




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For Today...March 2nd

Outside my window...it is really cold. 30. And the high today is only going to be 38. But the sun will be shining so that makes up for it.

I am thinking...about taking a shower and getting ready.

From the learning rooms... we are buying herb garden seeds this week and planting them. I want Miller to see the herbs grow and show him how to take care of them.

I am thankful for... warm quilts and long naps

From the kitchen... Chicken Parmesan, calzones, breakfast one night, mixed berry cobbler, cookies (not sure what kind)

I am wearing...pajamas.

I am reading... cookbooks...I'm meal planning

I am hoping...Madison remembers her math book this afternoon. She has a test tomorrow.

I am creating... different ideas for our MOPS Tea Party

I am hearing...the clock tick. Miller is still sleeping and Scott and Madison are gone.

I'am thankful for....moments alone.

I'am going.....to Sam's Club today and to the post office along with lunch with Scott's grandma.

Around the house... laundry, cleaning the utility room out, stripping sheets and baseboards and of course bathrooms.

One of my favorite things... dreamcicles (orange and vanilla ice cream)

A few plans for the rest of the week... gymnastics, 2 bible studies, volleyball practice started, taking dinner to a friend, MOPS, the grocery, hair & nail appointment, cheer meeting, drama practice, and teaching Dave Ramsey

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you.. This is Scott and Miller. Scott has been working really hard since the ice storm...12-13 hour days and this night Miller didn't hear him come home...and when he realized he was home he went and jumped into dad's arms so excited.....see his little boxer shorts.....lol.