Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
In case you didn't know, I participate with Laura over at Organizing Junkie for Menu Plan Monday. It's a great way to find a new recipe or two as there are hundreds of participants each week. Plus, planning my meals each week (and shopping only one time a week for those meals) really helps in knowing what's for dinner without all the headaches and keeps the food bill low. An added bonus is that we don't eat out as much if I have a plan!! Go take a look...you might get some ideas!
You can always find my weekly menu on my Dinner's Done blog (click here or on the button for Dinner's Done over on the right!).
Our menu this week includes...
Pork Chop & Oven Fries Bake, green beans, applesauce
Waffles, bacon, mandarin oranges
Frito Chili Pie, raw veggies, apples
Crockpot Teriyaki Beef, cheesy potatoes, green beans, pineapple
Crunchy Onion Chicken, lipton noodles (chicken), corn, apricots
and one day this week, Muffin Glory Cake
Friday, April 24, 2009
This is what it turned out like. It's meant to resemble a runway (the runway pulls out from the card). On the runway it says "You have been selected to be a model for Brooke's 13 b-day fashion show" and has a sticker that looks like her friend. On the back is the when, where, why information. I think they turned out well.
3.) Get 2 areas in the basement straightened. Half credit for this one. I got one area done. I am going to use this area for pricing garage sale items so I figured it should be first. The tubs under the table contain things already found for the garage sale.
This weeks goals...
1.) Straighten two more areas of the basement.
2.) Get the flower gardens ready for planting.
3.) Exercise 5 days this week.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Brooke wasn't feeling well on Friday and then on Sat. got worse. She's still not better today so we'll be visiting the doctor this afternoon.
Yesterday Mike & I attended our 19 year old nephew, Shawn's funeral while Grammy & Papa watched the girls. What a sad event, the funeral home was packed to standing room only. I did ok until the end and then just lost it, I know Mike was hurting even more but he was my rock and held me while I cried.
Not really any family fun this weekend so we'll have to make up for it next weekend!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Ellen over at Thrifty & Chic Mom has this great weekly challenge. Focus Friday is where you list a couple of small and/or large projects that you want to focus on for the week and then the next week you tell how you did at getting those projects done.
I'm not sure why but I never got around to posting last week, sorry!
Last weeks goals...(actually two weeks ago)
1.) Straighten 2 areas of the basement-this one has not been started :-(
2.) Prepare for Easter and my Dad's birthday (same day)...buy, bake, prepare things-Done, I have pics in previous posts!
3.) Get Lexy to Kindergarten roundup and have a Mommy & me day with her -Done!
Plus, this past week I went through Lexy's clothes and packed away the winter things (except for a few since we are still having some cold days) and unpacked most of the spring/summer things. Lexy still needs to try on some of the things before I put them in her closet (or in the garage sale pile).
So now on to this week.
This weeks goals...
1.) Stop eating Easter candy!
2.) Make Brooke's 13th b-day invitations.
3.) Get 2 areas in the basement straightened.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
As I was looking through pictures this morning I came across this one and it just made me smile. I love Lexy's curly piggytails and the determination on her face as she's trying to blow on that dandelion. I remember that day, we were outside playing and I got out my camera and instantly Lexy was in picture mode...she never takes a good picture if it's not her idea so I was thrilled that she was in the mood. Here's a couple more from the shoot...
Monday, April 13, 2009
The Easter Bunny had left a note saying that they would play Easter Bunny Says to find their gifts. There were eggs all over the house with candy/gifts and notes with them that gave a clue to where to go next. One of the spots had a new Slip 'n Slide that they were both so excited to get (since Brooke broke theirs last year)!
The last note directed them to the playroom where their baskets were.
After they went thru their baskets and ate a TON of candy we headed up to Papa and Grammy's house to celebrate Easter and Papa's 67th birthday (yep had to say it Dad, love ya). My brother, C.J. and Jessi came up too with their 3 girls. The cousins got to play together...
We had snacks, dinner and Papa & Grammy made these Aliens...umm I mean chickens :-) hehe for the girls.
Then we had cake for Papa's birthday, what a cute flower garden!
C.J, Jessi, Ashley, Sheila & Tori
Papa, Lexy, Brooke, MyLinda, Mike, Grammy
Saturday, April 11, 2009
And yesterday Brooke, Lexy and I did a little retail therapy for our mommy and me time! So there is our last few days in a nutshell! Happy Easter!