Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My Valentine Miller

Miller had his Valentines Party last week at school. He loved is sunglasses in his goodie bag.

And he really enjoyed his treat to eat.

Hope you all had a special day as well.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Its Monday again!

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FOR TODAY...Monday...February 22nd

Outside my window...it is raining...a change from our snow. A gloomy day.

I am thinking...of spring time.

I am thankful for...Women in my life who love me.

I am wearing..yoga work out fit.

I am remembering...that no one is perfect.

I am going...to dinner with girlfriends tonight.

I am reading...Having a Mary heart in a Martha World. So good!

I am hoping... we have a lazy day.

On my mind... getting back to my work out...20 minutes of yoga and 20 minutes of aerobics and then 45 minutes on the treadmill

From the learning rooms...talking about spring and our garden.

Noticing that...life is all in how you make it.

Pondering these words...Happy Anniversary. We celebrate 16 years on Friday.

From the kitchen... Monday...breakfast for dinner, Tuesday is a fundraiser at Miller's pre school, Wednesday is church dinner, Thursday is chicken and dressing with green beans and corn, Friday is Scallops with pasta and salad, Saturday is Baked Potato Soup and Sunday is leftovers

What are we doing this week.....Gymnastics, church, bible study, girls night out, a spaghetti dinner fund raiser at pre school, Miller sings at church, two dr appointments, lunch with a sweet friend, our anniversary, tee ball sign up and helping with Financial Peace. Another fast week.

Around the house..laundry, stripping sheets, deep cleaning a different room everyday this week...Kitchen today!

One of my favorite things....surprises!

From my picture journal..Madison before the dance last week.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Another week gone by

It's Friday. And it will be a busy night for my family. Madison is going to a dance with a boy for the first time! His parents are taking them to dinner and to the dance. I'm so excited for her yet nervous all in one. I just want her to have a good time and be herself and have alot fun. Scott on the other hand is just not wanting to talk or think about it. We have the dress we have the shoes the jewelry...the hair appointment..did her nails and toe nails last night. I just need to make sure my camera is ready.

This weekend is not really that busy. We have Volleyball and a tumble clinic. A Sunday School Bowling and Pizza outing. Scott is off work so it will be a nice weekend.

Tonight will be a special time with Madison so each of you keep her in prayer. Keep me and Scott in prayer too. The sun is shining here today! At least for now I think we have rain for the weekend but the temps will be somewhat warmer!!!

Enjoy your weekend and remember to be kind...everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

It's gonna be a good day!

Good Morning! Miller felt much better as the day went on. Although they put him on an anti biotic and albuterol! But he went on to school and I finally got my nails done and ran a few errands before picking him back up.
Today I'm finalizing my grocery list and cleaning out the fridge. Finishing up laundry, reading in my new bible study and making beds. Between playing with Miller and doing all of that...it makes for an entire day. We have church tonight.
Took Madison to the mall last night to pick out shoes for the dance. We were there 2 hours for one pair of shoes...unreal.

The snow is finally melting away. The sun is rising. A new day. We should all remember to thank God for a new day everyday.
Tomorrow I'm running alot. Errands!
I have been planning what to put inside my garden this spring...I love to start planning this as it means spring is coming. We are expanding this year. I cannot wait.
We are also putting in a pool this spring. Easier to have one in your back yard than pay someone to go swim.
My parents come home next week. I made it through another time of them being gone. This time hasnt been so bad. Really. Its gone by so quickly.
An update...Scott's grandma is on the way to recovery. Thank you for the prayers.

I hope you all have a wonderful day..I leave you with this...

Live today...smile at someone...doesn't matter who. Be patient with a child or an elderly person. Tell your spouse you love them. Embrace in your life...and remember to have peace in your heart.
Enjoy your day friends!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Croupy coughs

Not a good morning to wake up to Miller and a croupy cough. I have several errands to run. If the cough doesn't settle down by 9am....I guess he will go with me instead of school.

It's a snowy morning. Cold. Wish me luck.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday Monday again

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FOR TODAY...Monday...February 15th..Presidents Day

Outside my window...the streets are covered in snow. Another snow day. School was originally going to be made up today...but we are out yet again for bad roads.

I am thinking...of how fast Madison is growing up.

I am thankful for...a wonderful husband. He supports me 100%.

I am wearing..warm up

I am remembering...this time 16 years ago..I was planning a wedding. Our anniversary is in 2 weeks.

I am going...Nowhere...the streets are too bad...a day at home.

I am reading...Having a Mary heart in a Martha World. Started the study last night.

I am hoping... that we have a slow week.

On my mind... the red velvet cake I never made....maybe today???

From the learning rooms...making snow flakes. Getting ready for my 3 year old class on Wednesday night.

Noticing that...God brings women in and out of my life for seasons. And I have accepted this.

Pondering these words...Peaceful thoughts

From the kitchen... Monday...Chicken Tortilla Soup, Tuesday leftover soup with a salad, Wednesday..eat at church, Thursday..Poppyseed Chicken with green beans and corn on the cobb, Friday..Olive Cheese Bread, Saturday..Pizza night out..Sunday..Hoagie sandwiches and chips...I'm bringing breakfast to church Sunday morning so I'm taking French Toast Casserole and maple sausages and then this night I'm bringing a dessert so I'm thinking 4 stack pudding cake...

What are we doing this week.....Gymnastics, church, bible study, a nail appointment, lunch with a friend, grocery day, last minute things for Madison's dance coming up, Volleyball clinic, her dance, Tumble clinic, and a Sunday School Bowling Night with pizza, MOPS, I guess I'm busy...lol.

Around the house..laundry, stripping sheets, making a cake, laundry again!

One of my favorite things....preparing what I'm going to put in my garden this year!

From my picture journal..
Madison's Dress for this weeks dance!

Friday, February 12, 2010

My Valentine

In honor of Valentines Day...I wanted to share some pictures of my Valentine!

I love you Scott..Happy Valentines Day!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Playing in the snow.

Isn't this a great picture of Scott and Miller? I love it! I may frame it.

My girl. She still likes to play in the snow....I love her.

Miller is upset....not sure why...but had to post the pucker picture.

She is doing an upside down angel...Dont ask.

He is still trying to figure it all out.....go play Miller.....

Enjoy your day whether it is snowing or rainy or sunny....enjoy!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Snow Day!

Well we got more snow last night. And it was so pretty to watch fall. We sat in the living room and watched it for a couple of hours....so peaceful and so calm. Something about a blanket of snow that makes me smile. We are home again today...been home now 3 days. Doesn't bother me...I love it. All schools are out so Madison is still sleeping. She may wonder from her room by lunch time.

Today we are doing Miller's Valentines for his party Thursday. We are going to build a snowman and I will post pictures this time! Exercise some and try and do some laundry.
We are having Taco Salad tonight for dinner.

Lost is on tonight! Love it...and has anyone caught the movie Temple Grandin on HBO? DO. It is so worth the watch...awesome!

Scott's grandma is still in the hospital. Pray for healing. They are doing tests on her bladder today. Scott's parents are in route home to help.

I'm leaving you with the thought for the day on my desk...

I wonder why it is that we are not all kinder to each other than we are. How much the world needs it! How easily it is done.
Go out today and be kind...

See you tomorrow!

Monday, February 08, 2010

Monday Monday!

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FOR TODAY...Monday...February 8th

Outside my window...the snow is coming yet again. It's gloomy outside.

I am thinking...of all the laundry I need to fold.

I am thankful for...family and friends who pray for us.

I am wearing..pajamas

I am remembering...that summer will be here soon.

I am going...to the hospital to see Scotts grandma later.

I am reading...Breathe.

I am hoping... there is nothing seriously wrong with mamie. I'm praying they clear whatever is wrong with her up with medications

On my mind... alot to do. Too much.

From the learning rooms...Valentines to put together.

Noticing that...life goes on.

Pondering these words...smile God love you.

From the kitchen... Monday...Beans and cornbread, Tuesday...Taco salad with turkey meat, Wednesday...leftovers, Thursday...turkey burgers with green beans and corn on the cobb, Friday...Date Night, Saturday....Havarti Chicken with a light salad, Sunday...Valentines Day...eating lunch out and making Red Velvet Cake

What are we doing this week.....Gymnastics, church, bible study, a nail appointment, a friend over for a playdate,dinner with some friends from highschool, Miller's valentine party, Dinner out with great friends and hubby at the local Japanese Steak house, Volleyball registration, and Scott is teaching a Financial Peace class for a sweet friend that is out of town! WHEEEW!

Around the house..laundry, making beds, cleaning bathrooms, mopping floors..

One of my favorite things....Valentines Day

From my picture journal..

Friday, February 05, 2010


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1. Spending the day with Scott. Yesterday Scott was off work. We really had a good day. We had lunch together did some shopping. It was nice.

2. Starting a Family cookbook. I have contacted several family members wanting their favorite recipes....I start putting it together today!

3. Aldi's. I just love this grocery store...and now they are selling more and more healthier foods!

4. Bunco. Me and my girlfriends get together the first Thursday of each month and we have a blast. Food, bunco and great conversation!

5. Southern Living Magazine. Love Love Love it...

There you have it. My favorite things this week. My parents have left for a month trip to Florida. I have been trying to stay busy. We have had alot going on personal wise. Just say a prayer for us.
I hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Hump Day

So its hump day. The sun is shining which is awesome. What a day yesterday. Miller went to school and I came home to finalize menu planning and strip bed sheets...today is alot of laundry yet to fold. And just cleaning up the house. I'm going to work out as well.

We have a friend I need each of you to pray for. Our dear friend Rod had 2 stints put in last week and now they have told him he is in congestive heart failure. He is wearing a life vest to monitor his heart and if he goes into cardiac arrest it will shock him. Rod turned 62 last month...he and his wife Linny are some of our best friends. You know the friends that come into your life and yet never leave they are just that special???? We are taking dinner over to their house on Saturday night and hang out with them....we need prayers for his healing and strength. Life is so fragile. We just dont get it.

This week is actually pretty slow for me...I'm making some Derby Pies today for some great neighbors....will finish up some cleaning..do a game or craft with Miller and exercise. We have church tonight so I need to make a snack for my kids...probably cookies so Miller can help...

We sat down and watched Lost last night...exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have missed it so much. We started watching Lost one summer when there is nothing else on we rented the DVD's at the library. So since this is Lost's last season I think we will do the same thing for Grey's Anatomy this summer...a new series that most of my friends watch and we dont.

Well I hope you all have a blessed day.....if you have some sun...walk out and enjoy it if only for five minutes!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010


Good Morning. I'm barely moving this morning. Not feeling real out going. Miller has school today so I'm getting out.
Lost is on tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We cannot wait. Been waiting a long time for it. I have alot of laundry to do today....our snowman got built yesterday. I need to work out. And get dinner prepped.
Stripping sheets on all beds and dusting....trying to come up with valentine ideas for the kids and for the neighbors....any ideas on a budget? I was thinking brownies or red velvet cupcakes for the neighbors...I'am attempting The Pioneer Womans homemade Red Velvet Cake for the family...the kids I just dont know....they are going in different directions.

I need to call the cake lady for Madison's birthday this morning to go over details. This is grocery week so I need to finalize lists. Kind of a slow week compared to last week.

Off to shower...have a great day!

Monday, February 01, 2010

A new week

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FOR TODAY...Monday...February 1st..

Outside my window...there is snow on the ground although the streets are clear. The sun is shining...and it is so very cold out!

I am thinking...of the Parent Conference we attended last night.

I am thankful for...staying home and raising my children

I am wearing..sweats

I am remembering...that you cannot change people.

I am going...no where today.

I am reading...Breathe.

I am hoping... Scott's back feels better...he has had some problems with it.

On my mind... a new week with so many different things to do.

From the learning rooms...Counting still and working on the ABC'S

Noticing that...Miller is picking up on so much.

Pondering these words...God's Time table..not mine!

From the kitchen... Monday...sloppy Joes with chips, Apricot Chicken with squash and salad, Wednesday...homemade pizzas, Thursday..Bunco Night doing an appetizer....Friday..Olive Cheese Bread with pasta House Salad, Saturday...Beans and Cornbread and Sunday...Taco Salad

What are we doing this week.....Gymnastics, church, bible study, cleaning house deep cleaning 3 rooms this week, a doctors app for me, getting the suburban serviced, pre school and lunch with a friend.

Around the house..laundry, making beds, cleaning bathrooms, mopping floors..deep cleaning

One of my favorite things....spa day

From my picture journal..snow days!