Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Tackle it Tuesday!

I cannot believe it has been over a week since I have blogged on here! I cannot imagine how some bloggers find the time to update daily once the weather changes. I will do my best though.

Today is my daughters last day of preschool. Now she will be going again next year to pre- K preschool, but something about this is turning me into major mush! I want this whole growing up thing to slow down just a bit. Before I know it kindergarten will be calling and my little girl will be a big girl and in school until she is an adult. sniff, sniff.

Okay enough on that, I have a tackle at hand. Now this tackle will be a two part tackle as I have never painted a room myself before. My dh does all the painting projects in the house. He has no time free these days so its up to me...

Our boys room is still the baby nursery theme. I have had a hard time coming to the point where I can paint over these characters, but a friend of mine gave me a gift when we first had Ethan and it was a print of all the characters, so I will always have that to remind me of when my babes were little and we would sit in there and I would rock them to sleep. again sniff, sniff. Emotional momma here!! Here is a picture of how this project looks in the beginning. I will have to post an after pic later as I have a lot of work ahead of me today!!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

Haven't had much time free on the calendar this week, but managed to squeeze in a quick menu for this week. I have my mother in law staying with us this week so we'll see how this week goes...

Here is our menu this week:

Monday: Chicken Quesadillas, corn bean soup - never made this last week

Tuesday: Tacos / taco salad

Wednesday: Spaghetti, meatballs, salad

Thursday: Smoked Sausage and penne pasta, green beans - never made last week

Friday: Crunchy Onion chicken, rice, Mixed vegetables

Saturday: Grilled Brats and Hot Dogs

Sunday: Beef Steaks with bacon, buttered noodles, salad

For more menu ideas, check out Laura's blog!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Monday, May 07, 2007

Mothers Day Giveaway!

I came across this contest, and although I don't usually try to win them, this is definitely one I really would like to win. If you visit me at my blog very often I'm sure you have thought yourself that we could use a little sprucing up around here. This is a contest for a blog makeover! Perfect for us Mommy's who just won't take the time to do it ourselves. So you can if you would like to help me out by hopping on over to Everyday Mommy and enter my blog.. oh please oh please (nothing like a little begging, eh?)
or I guess you could enter your own, although I think most of your blogs look great just as they are ;P

So if you are interested in checking it out, click here. Some of the details are below. Thanks for thinking of me, but if you nominate yourself... Good luck!

In honor of Mother’s Day Everyday Design is giving away a free Typepad or Blogger design! You may enter your own blog or the blog of a friend. Just grab the button above, write a brief post and link back to this post. The winner will be chosen at random on May 13th. Entrants must have either a Typepad Plus Level or New Blogger account. Please be sure to leave a comment with the URL of your entry.

Menu Plan Monday

Hello! Happy Monday! This past weekend was a long one and I am so ready for this week to begin! Although looking at my calender this week will be a full one too! I guess that is what happens at the end of the school year...

So here is my week, somehow I managed to sit down Friday morning and make my menu plan out and my grocery list. I am thankful I did or I would be clueless right now. I had no time to do it this past weekend!

Monday: Chicken Quesadillas, corn, bean soup
Tuesday: Salisbury steak, mash potatoes, salad
Wednesday: Natalie's actual birthday, last night of Awana. - Maybe stop at McDonald's
Thursday: Penne Pasta and smoked sausage, broccoli, rolls
Friday: Mom out for dinner! yay! Hamburgers and fries for dad and kids
Saturday: Aloha Pizza - my friend has me hooked on this! When I find the recipe, I'll post it.
Sunday: Beef and shrimp kabobs, Rice

Hope you all have a blessed week! For more menu ideas, check out Laura over at I'm an organizing junkie!!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things I would rather do today......

  1. Stay in my pajamas in bed and sleep past 6 AM (of course this was shot out the window 2 hours ago) Maybe lounge for a good part of the morning..
  2. Go to the bookstore and just spend time looking for a great new book to read
  3. Actually have time to lay around in peace and read a book- During the day not in bed at night when I can barely keep my eyes open!
  4. Spend more time in prayer to help me focus on the issues that have been bothering me lately. (This is actually one on the list I could make happen though)
  5. Take a looong uninterrupted bubble bath
  6. Have a spa day. Get a massage, manicure and pedicure
  7. Go to Sherry's and enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with a friend
  8. Be somewhere warm enough to lay out in the sunshine and just soak up the sun
  9. Eat at a restaurant for lunch and dinner. My kitchen is nice and clean, it would be nice to not have to dirty it up today
  10. Spend time getting all my photos in order, they are all a mess right now. I need to order some prints and get them back in albums-sounds like work, but I really enjoy doing that
  11. Kind of along the same lines, Go through our video tapes. The home movies. They all need to be converted from VHS-C to DVD. I just never make the time to do it. I want to convert them so its easier to watch. I love to spend a rainy day going down memory lane.
  12. Getting started on some scrapbooks (are you detecting a theme here?) I have so much memory preservation I want to work on, just enough time in my life to enjoy the actual events - not so much reliving them yet. ....someday....
  13. Be able to spend a good, fun day with my family. Bill is working a lot lately and the kids haven't even seen him for 2 days because of his hours. I'd like us to go to the zoo or somewhere together and noone fight (there has been A LOT of bickering lately) Just enjoy a day together.

So that is it. I tried to think of vacation spots, but never being on vacation, I just want to be ANYWHERE! I sooo am in need of a vacation.. Or maybe just a little break from being mommy 24/7. Seems like I have been with them all the time lately. I'll have to work on that.

Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Wordless Wednesday - a mothers true love bouquet

For more wordless wednesday posts, click here or check out 5 minutes for mom!
Happy Wednesday:)