Monday, July 20, 2009

Priceless memories...


Kids: Mom, what are we going to do today?
Me: How about going fishing?

Me: And I can read a book... YESSSSSSSSSS!

My Girl writing in her journal while she waits for bite on her line...

My Boy... "Mom, whatcha doing?"
Me: "Reading... what are you doing?"
"Fishing... Mom, have you taken any pictures yet?"
Me: "Yep, just a couple"
My Boy: "Can I take some?"
Me: "Sure!"

Since I'm the Queen of self-portraits, my Boy took a turn at it....
Hmmm, we'll have to work on that.

My Boy: "Mom, let's do a goofy picture."
Me: "Naturally!"

My Boy: "Mom, I love you.... smoooch!"
Me: "I love you too Son!"Memories Are Priceless!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Funny Friday!


My girlfriend Suzanne, who unfortunately doesn't blog ~ but if she did, would probably get a million visitors a day cuz she's just that funny ~ just sent me a link to a story called “Left Brain Grocery List”. Can I just tell you that I sat here and HOWLED with laughter!

REVISED INSTRUCTIONS! Thanks Sparky! I think you will! To LISTEN click here and it will automatically take you to the page, wait for just a moment and if you have speakers you'll HEAR Jeanne tell the story in her Southern drawwwwwwwwwl about how they do things in the South and she sends her husband to the grocery store, hence the title... Left Brain Grocery List. Enjoy!

P.S..... I'm doing good, just busy working and raising this family! How can it be that there is only 6 more weeks of summer left? Lord, please slow life down just a weeee bit for us. Amen!


Monday, July 6, 2009

Weekday Timesaver


I thought I would share with you one of my weekday timesaver tips!

Like most of us, I work full time and already get up at O'Dark-Thirty during the week. In fact, I'm already dressed with my hair and make-up done before my kids wake up at 6:30am because once they are up, I have to keep them focused on the morning routine otherwise they are easily swayed to play with a toy or morning cartoons. So to make my weekday mornings go smoothly, several years ago I started doing this....

On either Saturday or Sunday, I ALWAYS make a double batch of pancakes or waffles so I have some already-made breakfast choices that are easy to reheat and serve. I also make a BIG batch of bacon about once a month too. We eat some on the weekend and the rest get packaged up and put in the refrigerator to use that week.

For both the pancakes and the waffles, I slightly undercook them so when they are reheated, they finish perfect everytime. Waffles go in the toaster and pancakes go in the microwave. I'll serve them up with eggs done in a variety of ways and Voila, breakfast is ready in less than 8 minutes from start to finish!

I package them up 4 per bag as my kids will each eat two and my Man will eat all 4.

Thankfully, my family doesn't get tired of pancakes and waffles but when they do, I can easily serve the old standby... milk and cereal.

What do you do to make your weekday routine easier?

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Be back soon...


Hello my friends! Well as you can see my blog is looking a bit different now but not because I planned it that way. My computer recently took a nose dive (thus the reason I haven't been on here and visiting you all in over a week) and I had to do a clean sweep with new software protections that change my old design here. I'm still tweaking some of the items but at least I'm up and running again. I'll probably spend some more time on it tomorrow but for now we are off to visit family and friends for the holiday. Enjoy your holiday as well!