Sunday, November 28, 2010


I forgot my camera for both Thanksgiving celebrations so you are just going to have to believe me when I tell you we were ridiculously blessed with food, family, and fun. I hope you were, too.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

“Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!” 1 Chron. 16:34

Workout with friends CHECK

Macy's day parade on the tube CHECK

Kids sleeping in CHECK

Apple pie in oven CHECK

Corn defrosting CHECK

Green been casserole ingredients assembled CHECK

Port o' casseroles bags found CHECK

Veggies chillin' waiting to be cut up CHECK

Black Friday ads waiting to be read CHECK

Have a blessed day everyone!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday Multitudes #668-679

Ephesians 5:20... giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ...

It is Monday again. Here we are at the end of the year again. This morning we got a dusting of the pretty white stuff, in fact, it is still falling. Now it really is beginning to look like the holidays around here. This week I pray that everyone stays safe and warm and 'full' both physically and spiritually.

The blessings are pretty amazing around here especially when you sit down and think about them for a few moments.

a full pantry thanks to triple coupons and my smart sis

warm socks on cold mornings

falling snow

safe travel on icy roads

time with friends

plans for family time

father and son fun hunting

a big sister who plays all day with her little sisters

a fun day out with my own sister grocery shopping and couponing 101

cold walks to keep on moving

cookie recipes just waiting to be tried

turkey defrosting

What are your gifts today?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Apple Thief

The girls and I found out why the backyard is covered with apples with teeny tiny bites out of them.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday Multitudes #652-667

Ephesians 5:20 thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ

Life group devotions

safe travel for family

no broken bones

new paint

accountability with my a.m. movers

surprise church breakfast that was yummy

a full cookie jar

time with family

warm oatmeal and hot coffee

time to clean a little bit

no snow yet

potty training success


lots of fun deals to bargain shop

a season of thankfullness

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dream home Discount

I was reading blogs today and found this. So, if you are thinking of relocating to an amazing home, here is your chance to get a discount :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


ever make special K bars with special K chocolate cereal...because it is not good for the butt, but it is really good for everything else.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Monday Multitudes #637-651

Today Lord I am blessed in so many ways...

the beautiful November weather

an awesome group of friends to 'move' with who didn't wince a bit when I needed to move the time to even earlier in the morning

a handyman husband

a freezer full of baked goods

a weekend with good naps for the little girls

a great day celebrating my entrance into this world

children who are intelligent and love to learn and read

a rapid recovery for dear friends

several packed pews on Sunday

a new identification

time to spend with grandma

my own forgiveness and the ablitity to forgive others

semi-sweet chocolate chips and spoonfuls of peanut butter

girls who take the time change to a whole new level, but still manage to make me smile

Have a blessed week, will ya?

Saturday, November 06, 2010

sIgH...the weekend

has arrived and dad is working which gives the house some time to settle. It has been a crazy week here.

I just cut Gavin's hair and it didn't go well. I grabbed the three to do the back and accidentally started with the top. Sheesh.

Last night I bit into a piece of crusty bread and busted my tooth in half.

I have bananas on the counter waiting to be in bread with some dark cocoa chips. Plans to make runza's are in the works but are exhausting me just thinking about it.

My brother sent me two lei's from Hawaii and they. smell. so. lovely. I want to go to Hawaii. right. now. please. someone. buy. me. a. ticket. pretty please?

I spent the bday in the big city renewing my drivers lc. (that is AN experience I tell ya), eating lunch with a super great friend, thrifting and hunting for bargains until I couldn't walk another step, coming home to some fun mail and a nice supper with my hubby which may have included two margaritas and some cake...

The kitchen remodel is coming along nicely. Dusty and dirty, but wonderful none-the-less. Down came the wall, down came the beam, up went the new beam (I think we almost maimed a b-i-l with that one) and now the sheetrock is back over the beam just waiting for finishing. Hopefully we can get new flooring and perhaps some cabinets before Nora graduates from high school.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

I set myself up for this one

Nora and mommy in the bathroom for pottying...

Mommy, "Nora sits on the little potty with her little butt."

Nora, "And mommy has a BIG butt."

Monday, November 01, 2010

every person

should be able to break down a wall at least once in their life. The kids enjoyed it...maybe too much:)

This is how Sunday went for us. I guess it was Demolition Kitchen Wall day. Project man isn't being slowed down by a nagging cough. He is in full project mode. Wonder what he has planned for November? I really wish I knew...sigh.

Monday Multitudes #623-636

Thank you Lord for every single gift you have given me.


beautiful children

good weather

a fun group of friends to spend time with

a long overdue conversation with a sister in law

prayers for health and happiness

a nice bridal shower for a beautiful young bride to be

time to laugh

feeling better even if just a little bit

friends who trick or treat for salsa :)

healing for JoAnn and Harriet

time with family

demolition of the kitchen wall

a sale on m&ms

I count every blessing even the tiny chocolate ones :)

name that tune

can you guess?

reformation day 2010

Two puppies, a kitty and ...a pirate. The pirate manifested last minute from a birthday party (theme) that Gavin attended the day before.

I didn't do makeup cuz it was a school night. But, note the improvement on the costume :)