Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Monday Tom & I hired a sitter and finished up last minute shopping for the boys which would've been nice had he not had to be on the phone with work the whole time we where out, but we got to be together alone for a few hours.
Tuesday Tom called to tell me to meet him at the hospital because they were admitting his Grandfather and he wanted to see the boys in case he didn't make it home in time for Christmas.
Wednesday morning Jonah woke up with a fever, off to the pediatrician we went; his asthma has gotten worse and he now needs two different inhalers each day and he had what she said was a cold, well that cold turned into two days of fevers that reached 104 more than once, thankfully he is feeling better now.
This brings us to Christmas Eve, my in-laws finally make to our house, after we opened gifts my mother-in-law got a horrible stomach virus and spent the next 27 hours in bed.
On Christmas day I was worn out, I had to cook dinner, go see Tom's grandparents (his grandfather was released from the hospital on Wednesday), take care of a sick MIL who couldn't even get up to get herself a drink of water and deal with the mess of Christmas wrapping paper and boxes everywhere!
Now it's Saturday, the in-laws are still here, I've cleaned the nasty bathroom that the sick MIL used (GROSS!!!) and I have decided to leave the state for Christmas next year!!!
Even though this seems like a horrible week, which it has been, my boys loved everything that they received for Christmas and have been getting along so well that it's scary, I think they know that Mommy has reached her breaking point! To see those two smiling faces is worth all the trouble that this week has held!
I hope that your Christmas was merry and bright and that the New Year brings you peace and joy!!!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
It's amazing to me how time goes on even when you think that it couldn't possibly without the people that you love the most. During the past eleven years our family has welcomed five new grandchildren, his youngest son has served in Iraq for a year and is leaving in a few weeks to serve another tour, the older grandchildren he knew are graduating from high school and starting their lives at college, Mom still mourns him everyday but has learned to smile and enjoy life again. I'm thankful that we are able to heal and move on but in everything that we do he's always in our hearts and on our minds.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
We are going to a dinner party tonight and a potluck dinner Saturday night, so I need to raid my closet for something warm to wear. I hope that everyone has a good weekend!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Our love story began thirteen years ago today, I married my best friend, I know people say that all the time, but Tom and I truly are best friends and soul mates, we appreciate each other and every day that we have together. We've been through a lot in our years together but we've weathered every storm together drawing strength and support from each other. We are blessed to have a great marriage and I'm so thankful for the opportunity to his wife.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Around the first of October I always start making a list of what to get everyone. I usually start by checking out my gift shelf to see what I can find on it, then I make a list of everyone I need to buy for (which is around thirty people) and start searching for the perfect gift. This year will be a little easier because I have decided to give all my teenage nieces & nephew money or a gift card. I keep a copy of my list in my purse & in a folder, as I find a gift I write down the price, who it's for and put the receipt in the folder, this helps to track my spending and to keep my budget intact.
I can't wait to read every one's ideas and lists.
Have a good evening!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Before I can hang this beauty, the door needs a face lift.
My problem is I don't know where to start, the door is made of metal with a faux wood finish. I want to paint to paint it black, what type of paint should I use, do I need to sand it, do I paint the white trim first or the door first?
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Congratulations! Email me your name & address and I will get your package in the mail.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Over the past year I've tried to decide which direction that I wanted my blog to go, I read several blogs daily and love how these talented ladies find so many interesting things to share with their readers, I often struggle with each post that I write but enjoy the process. What type of blogs keep you coming back day after day to peak into their worlds? I tend to read blogs that are about life, plain & simple, they share the struggles of motherhood, cooking and homemaking. I also love blogs about decorating, I'm challenged in this area and have learned so much over the past year about placement of furniture & accessories and paint colors. I often feel inadequate when reading blogs, they seem to have perfect lives, homes, husbands, children, finances and the list goes on, the reality of it is that they are sharing what makes them happy. So my dear readers I have decided to just do that, share what makes me happy! My life may not be perfect (whose is?) but it's my life and I love it!
This week I hope to blog my 100th post! In honor of this occasion I will be having a give away for anyone who leaves a comment on this post through the 100th post, you will be entered for each comment that you leave and the winner will be announced on the 101th post. Each day I will share a hobby that I enjoy, the gift basket will contain an item regarding each day's post! Be sure to tell a friend to enter, it's going to be a great giveaway!
Have a great week!!!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Photo from Country Living Magazine Online
Monday, September 7, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I made this fabulous chicken recipe last night for dinner, it was so quick and easy to make, Tom loved it, he said that the sauce would be good with tortilla chips, then he proceeded to eat several chips dipped in the leftover sauce, that's a hungry man for you, LOL. Here is the recipe, I hope that you all enjoy it as much as we did.
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 T. oil
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 (12 ounces) cola -- I used a regular coke
1 cup ketchup
1/8 t. garlic powder
1/8 t. salt
1/8 t. pepper
4-1/2 t. cornstarch
3 T. cold water
In a skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add chicken; brown on all sides. Carefully add cola, ketchup, garlic powder, salt & pepper. Cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Remove the chicken and keep warm.
Combine the cornstarch and cold water until smooth; add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Return chicken to pan; heat through.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
My favorite thing to drink that I can't go a day without is Diet Pepsi, YUM-O!
My favorite romance author is Danielle Steel, I love to read her books, I always feel swept away by her characters.