Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Day after Easter!!!

Ok I know I'm terrible at keeping up with my blog. Ugh! what can I say?? Life is busy...Crazy Busy!! But good too. Sometimes frustrating, lots of times exhausting but good, its all good. Don't ya think??

We have had a great Easter season!! Great in that I have learned soooooooo much from the bible study I've been doing at my church Sunday school group. Great in that I attended my first sunrise service yesterday. Great in that I was able (with the help of my most wonderful hubby) to put on a FANTASTIC meal for my family yesterday.)  Great that I was able to encourage and support my very best friend during a hard for her  holiday. Great in that I am BLESSED to have these wonderful little people to call my very own. I love love LOVE them to pieces!! Great in that I am loved, by my husband, my kids, my family and by our Heavenly Father.

I gotta tell ya, no doubt about it, I THOUGHT I knew about the death and ressurection of Jesus Christ.But what I didn't know...WOW!!! This book I've been studying with my Sunday School group is just mind blowing and eye opening. I'm awe struck at what HE went through for me. I said it yesterday and I'll say it again and again...

He paid a debt he did not owe, because I owe a debt I cannot pay.

If you don't think that what he went through for us was a big deal then I encourage you to read

24 Hours that Changed the World by Adam Hamilton

Its been a good book for me, and I'm glad I did/am doing  the study!!  We're almost through and have another book lined up to start. :)


On the home front, we've been looking forward to the warmer weather. We've started a few seeds for the garden but still need to start more. LOTS more, I need to garden as much as I can. These grocery prices don't look to be coming down any time soon :/

My kids are getting huge!! Doing well in school which is awesome, I am so proud of my boys!! Little Miss Priss is chomping at the bit to be able to go to school like her brothers!!  ♥

We are also on the ever constant battle to lower our expenses!! I've been line drying our laundry. I was out there just as soon it was possible (aka when I did't have to trod through snow and muck to get to the closeline) We've been leaving our heat off during the day and only turning it on for the most chilly nights. I'm still couponing, and trying to save as much as I can there. I hope to be able to find some time to do some sewing, I have fabric and patterns I just need to make time to sit down and sew some summer clothes for my little miss priss. I got the fabric on a steal of a deal. Can't wait to see it all turn into cutie outfits for my girl!!

Today is the last day of spring break for my boys, so I'm going to get off of here and make the most of it!!
Today is one day that I'm not stressed about dinner plans, since we had a fantastic meal yesterday we'll be having leftovers today ( and probably some sort of leftovers for the next few days LOL )

Hope you all have a blessed day!!


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Struggling

I'm not gonna lie, I'm struggling today. The tears no matter how hard I fight them have come easy today, Twice so far actually.

Ugh...

Tomorrow's my birthday, and I'm not excited. Silly huh? And its not for the reason one may think. Getting older does bother me, mostly because I see my children growing and I'm not ready to let them be older, lol But I'm struggling because I'm missing people that were important to me.

I'm struggling because I know that tomorrow My Gram isn't going to call, it will be the first time ever that she won't be calling me to wish me a Happy Birthday. And it  S.U.C.K.S !!

I miss her every day since she's left us, I just don't let it get to me, I mean I try hard to just poke it down and squash the sadness feelings, it sounds horrible but I'm the tough one or I'm supposed to be. I have to keep it together so that I can keep my family from falling apart. I've always been the fixer. The one to make it better.  The problem is I CAN"T MAKE THIS BETTER, I CAN"T FIX THIS.

And I hate it.

This will be the first birthday my gram won't be calling and the 4th birthday that my daddy hasn't called. I miss them so much.

Remember when we were kids and all we wanted to be was adults?? What were we thinking?? No one ever told us it would be this hard sometimes??

Missing people sucks. HORRIBLY!!

But remembering how much they loved you helps a lot. Thank God for memories!!


Friday, March 7, 2014

Spring Fever and Apple Seeds

Do you have it?? Spring Fever??

WE DO!!

And we've got it bad!!

There is still snow on the ground from our most recent snow storm and the weather man is saying its a possibility for more snow/wintery precipitation sometime next week. SHEESH!!

I'm looking forward to spring though. I can't wait it get into my garden!! We've decided to expand again. Surprise Surprise, huh?? Nah not really!! The way my kids are consuming food I've gotta try and get ahead of their intake, lol

My youngest son has the fever too!! Yesterday morning as he watched me cut up an apple for his lunchbox he said to me "Mama can you plant those seeds from the apple?" I told him yes, it might not turn into the exact apple he had in his lunch but yes, possibly he would get an apple tree of some sort. So yes I dug the seeds out of the apple core and I saved them in a zippy bag until we can plant them in some dirt. Why not?? Right?? Experiments are cool and don't tell him but they're educational too!! And who knows maybe they'll grow and in a few years we'll be harvesting apples? Doesn't hurt to try!! I'm flexible like that I guess, lol

So that's it, just sitting here with it still being cold and dreary outside and waiting on spring to get here.

13 days and counting down!! WE CAN'T WAIT!! How 'bout you???

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wednesday 2/19/2014

Good morning!!

Its a slow going morning around here.  We were up way to late last night helping my mom by putting in a new hot water heater. We didn't even leave mom's till after 10:15 by the time I got everyone ready for bed it was near 11:00. We are dragging this morning!!

It's a rainy dreary day today. And I imagine by this afternoon it will be a mucky muddy mess outside. With all the snow we've gotten recently and now the rain today melting all the snow, I see lots of mud in our future!!

So far today I've packed the hubs lunch, gotten both boys up and ready and off to school. I've called and checked on dh's gram (she'll be 90 next Sunday!) and made breakfast for little miss priss.

I'm about to go get some advil, for this headache I've got brewing, not sure if its lack of sleep or sinus related but I can't deal with a headache all day with so much I want to get done.

I need to call and check on my Pap and then check on my mom and then I need to get busy in this house.

I have 3 cakes to do for this weekend so I need to make sure all my "chores" are done so I don't have to worry with it while I'm in the middle of cakes.

So more of the same here, dishes, laundry, housework, and such.

Dinner tonight is Baked Cod, baked potatoes, and green beans

Hope you have a great day!!


Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday 2/17/2014

14* was the temp when we got in the truck to take my son to school. 1/4 mile to the bus stop and by the time we got there the temp had dropped to 11* !!! How does that happen?? It's supposed to be warming up, not getting colder!!

Is it spring yet?? No?? Not here either. Although I heard that we are supposed to see temps in the 60's this week. Pardon me if I don't hold my breath, lol

Today was supposed to be a school holiday due to president's day, but due to all the school the kids have missed because of bad weather they have voted that today be a regular day.

2ft of snow and bitter cold weather has kept us home for the past 4 days straight so my house is in some serious need of Mom's Love!! I've got laundry going, and the dishwasher unloaded and reloaded but its not full enough to run yet. I need to straighten and clean up everything and the plants need watered. I haven't clipped my coupons from yesterday's paper or last week's for that matter and that will have to be done soon as Friday is pay day and we're just about out of everything. My grocery list needs made. So lots to do.

That's my day for today.


Saturday, February 15, 2014

I'm BACK!!!

Ok so I finally broke down and asked the hubs aka our computer guru what was up with my blogging? I haven't been able to blog in FOREVER. To be honest I didn't ask him at all because the hubs is a computer guru by trade and after dealing with user errors and such all day long week after week I didn't want to bother him but I'VE MISSED BLOGGING!! So this morning I caved and ask him to check it out and within minutes he found my issue. I LOVE THAT MAN. and not JUST because he keeps my computer operating properly, but for LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of reasons!! I'm BLESSED and I know it!!

So I'm back and very happy about it!! I hope to be able to find some time each day to blog a bit, but as usual I've got my kiddos and they take front runner to any and everything going on in my world. Because they ARE my world!!

See ya soon!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Menu Plan Monday

Ok so I did a mini inventory of the freezer and we indeed will not starve this week, lol

Our menu for the week will be

Tonight: Italian Sausages, Brats and sauteed onions over rice with green beans on the side

The rest of the week in no particular order will be:

Grilled Burgers on Hm Hamburger Buns,  fresh tomatoes and cukes from the garden, garlic roasted potatoes

Baked Chicken Pieces, mashed potatoes, gravy and corn

Stromboli/pepperoni rolls

 Alfredo over Penne Pasta, Grilled or Sauteed Cajun Shrimp for those who like it and leftover baked chicken for those who don't!! and probably broccolli