Sunday, May 31, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

B-oatmeal with blueberries
L-pbj and sliced apples
D-spagetti, salad, garlic toast

B-fried egg sandwiches
L-left overs
D-black bean quesadillas , watermelon

B- toast with cream cheese and jam, bananas
L-egg salad sandwiches or pbj
D-chicken(crock-pot), baked potatoes (crock-pot), salad

B-oatmeal, blueberries
L-left overs
D-stir-fry with chicken and veggies

B-blueberry and chocolate chip muffins (make extra for the weekend)
L-egg salad sandwiches, apples
D-BLT's, watermelon

B-muffins, boiled eggs
D-spagetti, salad, garlic bread

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Two Peas in a Pod

Lily and Wendy just met a black snake in the back yard. We heard them scream and they came flying in the door. They were scared, to say the least! They were both pale and trembling (even their lips didn't have color.) Breathing heavily they said,

"It was huge!""
"Get the boys!"
"It stuck it's tongue out at me!"
"Yeah, It was mean!"
"The boys can shoot it."
"And they can have it for dinner." (Lily adds!)

Well, that broke the tension and we all cracked up!! The laughter and some hugs brought back color to their face!! I'm so glad they have each other and rarely leave one another's side. Sweet sisters, what a blessing! And how neat that they thought of their big brothers to rescue them. It's a shame none of the guys were here to "save us" from the mean snake!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Little Perspective

I took this sweet picture on Mother's Day. This is Jacob, my soon to be 16 year old and Rose, my soon to be 16 month old playing in the sand box. Precious. This loved and well traveled sand box has been in the family for 14 years. A gift to the boys from my Mom and Dad.

Jacob is a six foot two running machine. But his needs aren't a whole lot different than little Rose's. He depends on me for food like Rose. LOTS of food. You see he is a growing young man that runs an average of 30 miles a week. No joke. He is a serious runner. But most of all he needs me to listen. He talks a lot about things that are important to him. And I listen.

Someone accused me of being too protective when Jacob was a baby. That was probably true in a sense. But only when it came to dirt. Because I was as confident then at age 21 as I am now that all he really needed was me and his Daddy. Lots of me and Dad.

So, this picture and memory was one of many gifts on Mother's Day. I was spoiled by everyone and loved every minute of it (thank you guys), but mostly I was honored to be called Mama.

But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Luke 18:16

Monday, May 4, 2009

Monday May 4th, 2009

outside my window...the sun is out after the rain and the birds are singing

i am thinking...about what books need to be ordered for summer schooling

from the learning room...some things are being finished, others just beginning

i am thankful for...a hard working husband

from the kitchen...clean dishes, sink, and counter...for now

i am pants and a pink t shirt

i am hoping...that the rain cleared some pollen for my allergy sufferers

i am little fan on my desk

around the house...everyone is working on cleaning out dresser drawers

one of my favorite things...peanut butter

plans for the week...more Spring cleaning, simplifying/de-cluttering bedrooms, finalizing a book order

A picture I'm sharing...

Samuel and Rose

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

*picture taken by Abigail*


B-granola cereal, milk

Early dinner-grilled cheeseburgers, lettuce, tomato, onion


B-oatmeal, blueberries

L-leftover burgers

D-baked chicken, garlic egg noodles, steamed carrots


B-pink smoothies, cream cheese toast

L-grilled cheese, apple slices

D-crockpot pork BBQ, cole slaw


B-granola, milk, bananas

L-beans, rice, corn muffins

D-BLT's, pink smoothies



L-mexican fried rice with sausage and carrot sticks

D-grilled turkey and cheese sandwiches, tortilla chips and dip


Brunch-pancakes and strawberries

D-spinach rice casserole, turkey


B-oatmeal with blueberries

D-spagetti, green salad, garlic bread

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