Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A great day

I'm canning today....what are you doing? Cleaning, canning and exercising....what a great day!!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday is here yet again!

FOR TODAY...Monday...July 26th

Outside my window...sprinkles of rain on the pool...

I am thinking...of the new work out I'm starting today. Jillian Michaels Making the Cut.

I am thankful for....my children

I'am wearing...hot pink shorts and a tank

I am remembering...what the last days of summer feel like

I am going....no where today...cleaning and getting my schedule together.

I am reading...Making the Cut.

I am hoping...to finalize school stuff this week for both kids.

On my mind...family.

From the learning rooms...writing Miller with a pencil. Still!

Noticing that....I need to learn to give it to God.

Pondering these words...School

From the kitchen...Burgers, Pork Chops, Baked Ravioli....canning a little this week!

What are we doing this week.....Gymnastics, church, lunch with Madison, 1 playdate for Miller, meeting at church, school registration for Madison,tball practice, dinner with an old friend, soccer registration, carpet cleaners are coming!

Around the house..needing to clean the house from top to bottom...hoping I can get some started this week! Hoping to organize the hall closet!

One of my favorite things....watching it rain.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Chit Chat

I cannot believe school will be starting in two weeks. I just cannot believe it. We went back to school shopping for supply's the other day. Still need to go for clothes I guess. That will be an all day event.
Today we have a play date at the movies and the new Chick Fi La. They have a new awesome play area. Going with my sweet friend and her daughter. I enjoy our talks. She is the kind of friend who you can just sit and say nothing and walk away smiling.
Working on my next meal planning. trying to plan out of the cabinets right now...I have so much meat and canned goods and fresh veggies in the garden...why not.
Madison has gymnastics tonight...so I'm running as usual.

I hope you are enjoying your last days of summer vacation. We plan on swimming this afternoon!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday Monday!

FOR TODAY...Monday...July 19th

Outside my window...the sun is shining down on the pool.

I am thinking...of all the things I want to get done with the kids before school starts!!!

I am thankful for....for a husband who loves to grill!

I'am wearing...green pajamas.

I am remembering...fall like temps.

I am going....on a play date today with a dear friend and her kids.

I am reading...nothing...trying to enjoy the summer.

I am hoping...I can get my house cleaned up this week..:(

On my mind...my kids.

From the learning rooms...writing Miller with a pencil. Still!

Noticing that....Monday's are hard on Miller when Scott goes back to work.

Pondering these words...Pool Time.

From the kitchen...Shrimp Quesadillas....yum! Still needing to make that Pineapple Upside Down cake this week!

What are we doing this week.....Gymnastics, church, lunch with Madison, 2 playdates for Miller, a dr app for Madison, mother/daughter pedicures, nail app, dinner with an old friend, dinner with a new friend, A Murder Mystery Dinner with my Sunday School Class, and a church picnic.

Around the house..needing to clean the house from top to bottom...hoping I can get some started this week!

One of my favorite things....hanging out with my family.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Fridays!


For more favorites...go on over to see Suzanne....



1. Dinner with great friends one night...so good to grill out watch the kids play and chill.

2. A day with Madison. We ate lunch out at a nice local seafood spot. Then had pedicures...and shopped for back to school....I love time with her.

3. My garden. Again. Oh my gosh! Tons of maters! Its a good thing I can them! And that I have friends and neighbors who love them!

4. Sloppy Joes and BLT'S....they just say summer time.

5. Watching America's Got Talent with my family.....we are really enjoying it this summer.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Summer Bounty

There is just nothing better than BLT'S. Esp when the tomato is out of your own garden! That's what we are having for dinner tonight! I'm frying bacon as I type. Our garden hasnt gone as planned this summer...our green beans got eat up while we were on vacation by Japanese Beetles..:(

Our tomatoes have grown but are taking their time turning red....we have 3 rolls of them. But I finally picked our first red one last week....I wish they would hurry up I wanna make some sauces!

We have 2 watermelons....last year they were not great...hoping this year they are. Our cucumbers are out of control...I dont pickle..so I'm giving them away like hot cakes. Our squash and zucchini are wonderful.....I cant keep them...I cook them up daily!

Green bell peppers are great...I'm freezing them. AND of course my spices are great....

What is in your garden this year....and what are you doing to hold on to it?

Monday, July 12, 2010

My monday daybook is back!

FOR TODAY...Monday...July 12th

Outside my window...the clouds are covering the sun this morning...we had storms that were much needed yesterday.

I am thinking...that cheer stress has begun. Cheer camp began today.

I am thankful for....for lazy Sundays with thunderstorms....

I'am wearing...white tank with white shorts.

I am remembering...sunsets on the beach.

I am going....to pick Madison and her friends up at camp this afternoon.

I am reading...alot of Everyday Food magazines...by Martha Stewart. I have not cooked anything out of them that was not good.

I am hoping...to start on my consignment clothes today. I need to get them together to take down to sell!

On my mind...the play dates we have set up this week.

From the learning rooms...writing Miller with a pencil.

Noticing that..school will start in 3 1/2 weeks...crazy.

Pondering these words...fresh veggies!

From the kitchen...Chicken wrapped in bacon, with asparagus with squash...thinking about making a pineapple upside down cake later.

What are we doing this week.....Gymnastics, church, lunch with a girlfriend, 2 playdates for Miller,cheer camp, dinner with Scott's parents, a dentist app for Madison, mother/daughter pedicures, a lazy weekend with family!

Around the house..laundry to put up, vacuuming, and mopping the kitchen floor.

One of my favorite things....laying in the pool floating!

Friday, July 09, 2010

Friday!


1. Coming home from vacation and my laundry was done! Miller was sick the last day so I stayed in the condo while he slept and washed all our laundry. It wasn't fun at the time...but it was nice after we got home!

2. Spending three days at home after we got back. Me and Miller and Madison did not leave the house for 3 days...and we were content!

3. My garden. It's producing all my wonderful bounty for the summer. Yum! However some kind of bug got my green beans so we pulled them out..but I put back enough last fall to get us through another winter! My tomatoes should be turning soon!

4. Grocery shopping by myself yesterday. I know it sounds weird....but I had no child asking me if they could go to the bathroom or if we could go to the toy section or even...can I get this....ahhh.

5. Getting back on my schedule slowly. It's nice. I love vacations so much...but schedules are my true indulgence...

For more Friday fav's...go on over to see Suzanne...
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

The trip


So the ocean was gorgeous...no oil or tar balls. This is actually Mexico Beach. We got up at 5 am to go sea shell hunting...they have the prettiest shells.
We had 4 days of rain..but it didn't stop us from getting our toes in the sand everyday...someone once said...a bad day at the beach beats a good day at work. I have to agree.


We took the kids on a pirate cruise. It was so fun. They took us several places on the gulf. They entertained the kids and me and Scott got to sit back and enjoy the sunset.


Miller took swim lessons last year and he swims like a pro now. He just jumps in and goes. Best $120 I ever spent!


He is a fish.....I'm very happy both my kids can swim!


Our week at the beach was short lived. We swam, ate great food (I had fish tacos for the first time..yum!) we shopped, we toured, we did it all.....a great week. Great memories.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Where in world have I been????

The family on the Pirate Cruise!

Wondering where I have been? Enjoying summer. I thought I would be blogging more..but I barely have time to clean house. The kids have me going to the movies, swimming, small trips, eating lunch out....and its only July!

Here is where I have been....

The pool of course...we are in it daily...mostly afternoons

The beach...just got back. Went for a week before oil hit the beautiful beaches...we had a great time!

Picnics....with friends.

Lunches with friends.

The movies

Alot of play dates. Alot!

Coming up we still have cheer camp...soccer conditioning....fall tball.....and fall soccer.

I'm trying to enjoy what is left. We go constantly.

Madison goes back to school in a month...which to me is crazy. Miller goes back in a month and a half....and that seems crazy as well.

As for me...I'm trying to keep myself exercising. Walking 2-3 miles a day. Doing yoga. Sit ups.
Watching great shows on tv....taking care of my garden....and enjoying my family. We still have a ton of stuff left to do this summer. I'm going to try and keep you all informed...try is the word. You know what its like to come off of vacation. I'm tired....need to clean my house and finish un packing. I need motivation!