Archive for May 21st, 2007

bloggy blessings~

Monday, May 21st, 2007

I received a double blessing from my bloggy friends Saturday!

It was so much fun to get the mail to not only find some ‘good mail’ from my friend Judi,

a pretty notebook & card

but also a package from my buddy JennaG.
a new believe sign!
a bow for izzy! (how sweet)

Thank you so much girls, you made my day!

Menu Plan Monday~May 21

Monday, May 21st, 2007

JennaG’s Chicken Spaghetti
garlic bread
something green :o)

taco waffles
spanish rice
refried beans

cream cheese chicken enchiladas
mexican corn

Sandra’s chicken cacciatore

sloppy burgers
mac & cheese
corn on cob

click on the links for recipes…

Visit Laura over at Organized Junkie to participate and/or view tons of menus from other participants!

Don’t forget TTT tomorrow! We’re going back to our first blog post, posting it and then telling about how we got started blogging.

Weekend Reflection~

Monday, May 21st, 2007


  • I posted an update on Izzy’s blog earlier about her week…
  • The 3 year anniversary of Izzy’s near drowning came and went…
  • Bailey got an award for all A’s & B’s! He is not the studier of the family so this was great! Although he is very smart. He just doesn’t ever bring homework home… hardly ever….
  • I know it is almost Summer, the kids are out playing and riding bikes until dinner and then out again. They take time out for a quick swim and play more. I love this time of year when the weather is so nice for outside play time. It is so much better than being stuck in front of a video game or television set.
  • Matt and I did two fasts this week and I really felt like they were beneficial to our spiritual lives. I think there is a lot of power and revelation in fasting.
  • I got my hair cut Thursday and my eyebrows waxed… yeah!
  • Amanda made a 100 on her Algebra III test today!
  • Emelia wrote me a note for mother’s day that she forgot to bring home for several days after mother’s day but this is what it says…
    • I love my mom because she makes me good food. She helps me learn stuff. she is very nice to me. Love, Emelia.
  • Amanda left a handwritten card on the table (she cleaned the house while we were in Dallas) and bought me a elephant candle at target… Her card says:
    • XOXO
    • AMANDA- (yes, I assume my NHS straight A valedictorian daughter does know how to correctly spell mother… oh well, we take what we get right?)


  • I stayed with my menu pretty well this week… except on Tuesday it was so hectic I didn’t get the chicken roasting in time so we had it Thursday… but I invented another recipe I have called “sloppy burgers.”
  • The rosemary chicken was delicious by the way. I usually make it in the roaster, but did it in the crock pot instead and it was fabulous!
  • I blogged the other day about the new immersion blender from kitchen aid… it is really wonderful. I love it. I have made Izzy’s shakes and it works so well. I used some of our spaghetti and veggies tonight and was able to make perfect food for her with that thing and then used it to make Matt & Amanda homemade cookie blasts (like sonic).


  • I’m enjoying the time travel Tuesdays… we went to 18 years old this week and next Tuesday we are planning to go back to our first blog post, post it and then tell about how and why we started blogging. I’m always up for suggestions on travel destinations btw.
  • got tagged by K.C. and Lori to do the 7 random things meme …. I’ve already done it, but here are 7 bonus facts you will be dying to read about me!
    • I love Sung perfume. I use it pretty much everyday (I’m out of laugh/Brighton my favorite btw)
    • I am very good at french braiding. I used to braid everyone’s hair for basketball games and at church camp. I taught myself on my mandy doll.
    • I make a killer spinach dip! I’m kinda famous for it even though it is almost exactly what is printed on the knorr soup mix (just a few secrets).
    • My laptop died several months ago and I couldn’t find anyone to work on it, so after I found out from Dell it had just run out of warranty… I took it apart and fixed it (Matt helped me solder the part) and reassembled it all by myself by looking at the schematic on the dell website and then reloaded all the drivers by myself!
    • I buy most of Izzy’s clothes at gymboree, usually online. I love their outfits and matching everything and they are soft and comfy for her.
    • Most of my good IRL friends have been my friends for a very long time.
    • I like to fold t-shirts directly out of the dryer martha stewart style. They look so nice and neat.
  • I joined up with the good mail girls and have mailed out about 7 or 8 packages this week. It is so much fun to send things out and I know it will be fun when mail comes here too!

I’m thankful for~

  • Beautiful days.
  • Happy kids.
  • healthy kids!
  • Air conditioning.
  • coke with sonic ice.
  • my friends IRL and bloggy ones too.
  • God’s love!
  • you, for reading all the way down to the last line :o).

Thanks Judi for hosting WR.