Thursday, November 30, 2006
Noah also has taken to carrying around a "family". We literally have to take a duck, a bear, and a tiny bear with us wherever we go and they must be tucked in with him each and every night. I asked him who they were and he told me that the big bear was the daddy, the duck was the mommy, and the little bear was the baby. I thought that was absolutely precious. So, somehow the bear and the duck got together and had a little tiny bear!!!! LOL!!!
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Yes, my tree is up. I absolutely cannot believe that it is time for Christmas. Where did 2006 go? It feels like just yesterday, I was putting the decorations away! Oh well, time to go with the flow. I have decided to stay very simple this year. I literally put the tree together, strung the lights, and let the kids ( Noah too) decorate the entire thing. They especially had fun putting up their own personal ornaments that their Sue-Sue gives them each year. I think they did a very good job. I also, somehow managed to get a few nice pictures of them in front of the tree. The one above was one of my favorites but I chose a closer shot for *the* picture on our cards. I actually ordered them today from Snapfish. Hopefully, I will be happy with them when they arrive.
Every year, I strive to be more organized and to actually do meaningful things with my children. I don't want them to get caught up in the Christmas "hype", but at the same time I do want them to have fun. I loved Christmas as a child. I hope my kids will have fond memories to look back on while still knowing that Christ is the true reason for the season! Hang on everyone......it's the most WONDERFUL time of the year! :)
Saturday, November 25, 2006
We had a very nice Thanksgiving. I made a pumpkin crisp, and brought the rolls and a salad to my SIL's house. She was so sweet and offered to host our family meal this year. We had a lovely lunch and the kids had a blast playing with their cousins outside and riding bikes all afternoon. Around 5pm, we took all the kiddos ( minus Noah) to see 'The Santa Clause 3'. All in all, a very nice day. I have so much to be thankful for ( see above pics for 3 reasons). I am ashamed to admit that so many days go by when I fail to count my numerous blessings, and instead choose to focus on things that I don't have or situations that I have no control over. I know God is asking me in this season of my life, to be thankful for all that I do have and not to worry about the rest. If I could just learn the lesson of contentment, then I think that would be a huge victory in my life. I must have one hard head because this seems to be a lesson that I have to be taught over and over. So on my blog, I just want to say Thank you to the Lord for all that he has done for me and for all of the many ways that he has blessed our family. We have all of our needs met and our cups are truly overflowing. Thank you , dear Jesus for loving me despite my struggles and weaknesses. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! :)
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
Garlic Cheese Biscuits ( from The Family Homestead website)
1 C milk
1/3 C mayo
1 T cane juice crystals ( I use organic sugar)
2 C WW pastry flour ( I use white)
1 T baking powder
1 t salt
1/4 C grated cheddar cheese (I add a little more)
1/2 t garlic powder or chopped garlic
3 T melted butter
Mix milk, mayo, sugar, flour, baking powder, & salt until smooth and combined. Add cheese and use spatula to blend until it streaks through the batter. The batter should drop from spoon not pour so you can add more flour if needed. Divide batter into 12 greased muffin tins. Mix butter and garlic and spoon over top of biscuits. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 mins until golden brown. Cool on rack for a few mins. These are best served hot. ENJOY!
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
BLT in a bowl ( I double this)
Two 10 3/4 oz cans of 30% less sodium tomato soup
2 Cans of water
6 - 8 oz of frozen cheese tortellini
One 6 oz bag prewashed baby spinach
Real Bacon Bits
Pour tomato soup and water into a large saucepan and stir to combine. Cover and bring to a boil. Add the tortellini and cook uncovered according to pkg directions, stirring frequently. Do not drain. Stir in spinach and cook until wilted, about 2 mins. Serve in individual bowls and top with bacon bits and parm. cheese.
Monday, November 13, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
My little Noah gets up every morning in a good mood. He will usually wake up and wait patiently for me to come get him. He prefers to be held by his mommy only, although the sisters have been known to try to steal him away! Noah likes his juice and something to eat(waffles, cereal bars, or a fruit leather). He really enjoys his morning tv watching. We have had many favorites. I am praising the Lord that 'The Doodlebops' phase seems to be over. We have also been through Teletubbies, Barney, and The Wiggles. The current show on the top of Noah's list is..................................'Handy Manny'. Hey, a boy has to watch a show with talking tools at some point in his life, right?
Monday, November 06, 2006
A little less then a month ago, my girlies turned 9!!! For some reason, 9 just sounds so much older to me. I can already tell that they have some pre-teen behavior which is at times cute and at other times frustrating. Anyway, we had their party at the bowling alley . The girls had so much fun bowling in their socks with all of their friends. I got their cake at a local bakery and it turned out so nicely ( plus mommy didn't have to bake it). The twins told me after it was over that it was their best party yet. That made this mommy smile!!!