Archive for June 23rd, 2008


Monday, June 23rd, 2008




It’s that time again… time to think about feeding the family for another week! I went grocery shopping today even though I really wanted to be napping with Matt. I took Emelia to a friend’s house and was pretty close to the store… and with gas prices felt like I should go ahead and get it done.

So… here’s what I’m thinking:

Monday I am going to cook some small red beans during the day, I have to take Isabelle to Bear so we’ll be gone most of the day. Matt’s been wanting beans for a few days so I aim to please :). We’ll have some fresh yellow squash from daddy’s garden and some salad.

Tuesday I’ll make some chili, use the leftover beans. I bought some chili cheese fritos which I heart with chili. (cheese too!)

Wednesday we’ll grill up some franks, and finish off that chili on top! Served with some grilled yellow squash and salad.

Thursday I’m making this yummy quiche. I haven’t made it in a long time and it’s yummy. It makes enough to freeze one quiche for another day. Usually it’s so good we just save it for the next night but we’ll see!

I imagine we’ll eat something like pizza or gyros carry out on Friday. Unless we have leftovers… either way the cook gets a break!

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another meme…

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Saw this over at Karen‘s… I’m a sucker for a meme.

1.What is in the back of your car? Izzy’s stroller, a fence to return to Lowe’s, case of water.

2.What color is your toothbrush? white.

3.Name one person who made you smile today. Amanda. She’s silly 🙂

4.What were you doing at 8:00 AM? feeding Isabelle breakfast.

5. What were you doing 45 minutes ago? Getting Isabelle to sleep.

6. What is your favorite candy? bubbleyum bubble gum

7. What is the last thing your said aloud? said to Amanda, “please pick Emelia up when you are out.”

8. What is the best ice cream flavor? homemade vanilla

9. What is the last thing you had to drink? Coke.

10 What are you wearing right now? disneyworld shorts & t-shirt.

11. What is the last thing you ate? coconut shrimp.

12. Have you bought any new clothes this week?Yep!

13. When was the last time you ran? week ago.

14. What was the last sporting event you watched? some UFC nonsense matt was watching.

15. Ever go camping?Yes

16. Do you have a tan? Yes

17. Do you take vitamins daily?Yes.

18. Do you go to church?Yes

19. Do you like Chinese food more than pizza?yes!

20. Do you drink your soda with a straw? out in a glass? yes, I don’t like to touch the outside of the glass with my mouth. But at home I usually don’t.

21. Are you someone’s best friend? Yes.

22. What are you doing tomorrow? Taking Izzy to Bear.

23. Where is your dad? Probably in his chair with his nightly big bowl of popcorn.

24. Can you say the alphabet backwards? sure.

25. Do you have a maid service clean your home? Yes. Me.

26. Do you have a favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?No.

27. What color is your car? metallic champagne-ish?

28. How do you like your popcorn? popped.

29. How did you get your worst scar? caught my arm on a fence.

30. Look to your left. What do you see? Izzy’s stander.

31. What color is your watch?black or silver

32. What do you think of when you think of Australia? kangaroos. Phil. Tim & Chad.

33. Do you use chap stick? no.

34. Do you have a dog? Yes, I have three.

35. Last person you talked to on the phone? Emelia.

36. Have you met anyone famous? I met Mickey & Minnie last fall.


37. Any plans today? Matt & I went out to eat for our anniversary (finally). It was yummy.

38. How many states have you lived in? Two. Arkansas (birth-7 days) and Oklahoma (8 days – present)

39. Do you dye your hair? Highlights.

40. Do you like cats? not really… but I draw garfield a lot!

Wanna play? Tag… you’re it!

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Monday, June 23rd, 2008

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monday morning meme

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Monday Morning Meme at

June 23rd Questions:

1. What are your children doing right now? If you don’t have children, what is your significant other/roommate/friend, etc. doing right now? Amanda is sitting in the chair, eating popcorn chicken… just home from work getting ready to go to the gym to work out with Lorenzo. Bailey is in his room working on his computer. Emelia is sitting in the chair watching Noggin with Iz, she just finished swimming and is going to Frontier City (amusement park) with her friend tonight. Isabelle went to bear today so she is relaxing on her pallet watching noggin and looking at me.

2. How many times a day do you look in a mirror? And be honest with us! WHY do you look? Is it a habit? Do you think you’re attractive? If you avoid looking into a mirror, why? Be honest with yourself! I look in the mirror when I comb my hair and brush my teeth… and put on makeup for the day (1). I look in the mirror when I brush my teeth at night (2). Maybe I should look more often 🙂

3. What do you do/eat/say that makes your mother mentally cringe? What do your children/significant other do that makes YOU cringe? watermelon gum. makes her cringe. She hates it! I cringe if and when my kids do public gas expulsion. It’s not allowed 🙂

4. Which do you focus on more, eating less or exercising more? Do you think one is more important than the other? Do you have a weight loss system that works for you? How much exercise would you say you do in a day? A week? How active (overall) is your family? What sort of physical activities does your family like to do together? Eating less. I think eating less works for me. I don’t exercise enough because I don’t have make time!

need a payday loan?

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

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week in review

Monday, June 23rd, 2008


week in review text

Week’s Weather… lots of rain! some sunshine too! temps in 80’s and 90’s mostly.

Sunday Sermon…

12 “See, I am coming soon, and my reward is with me, to repay all according to their deeds. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Revelation 22

Life lessons… never tell your hub you don’t feel loved.

Favorite Meal(s)… roast with potatoes and squash (fried… I know, I know) from dad’s garden.

Treasured Moment(s)… Girl time with my girls, makeover from Amanda, shopping with all three girls.

Impacting News

National… five feet found in MS? Flooding in Iowa

Personal… Amanda got a scholarship for her concurrent enrollment.

Things I Read… “Beth Moore – Jesus 90 Days with the One and Only”

Movies We Watched… Bruce Almighty. RV.

Places We Went… Penn Square Mall. Old Navy.

Budget Savers/Busters… used $100 gc from rewards bank program for macy’s on lots of cute clothes 50% off and 15% more off!

Blessings… 19th Wedding Anniversary.

Challenges… getting all my projects finished started!

Accomplishments… got front room cleaned and rearranged. Organized pantry! Yay!

Family Happenings… Anniversary!




i heart vacations.

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Don’t you just love a good family vacation? There are so many things to do in Orlando! Things like going to Disneyworld, or Disneyland… even the San Diego zoo would make a wonderful family vacation! When we were in Orlando, Florida, we had each day planned out. Actually a week wasn’t long enough to see everything we wanted to see and do everything we wanted to do, but we planned a schedule that packed in as much as possible. On Thursday we had planned to spent the first half of the day at Epcot. I noticed pretty quickly that around noon it would rain and then usually stop pretty quickly. We headed to Epcot and it was sprinkling rain, but we assumed it would stop by the time we arrived. We were wrong. If you have been to any of the Disney parks you know that it is a pretty good hike to get to the front gates from the parking lot. Even if you are parking in special parking it is still so far. I don’t mind walking, unless it comes a torrential downpour like it did that day. We were literally drenched. I mean soaked to the bone! Poor Izzy, I tried to keep my umbrella directly over her but the wind blew rain all over her. It wasn’t cold, but wet! We got to the front gates and paid a ridiculous amount of money for rain parkas and then magically the ran stopped! We spent our time at Epcot feeling a little miserable, being wet isn’t much fun. We always tried to enjoy our time regardless of problems and this day was no exception, but I would have preferred a dry day! If you’re looking for online travel guides, click on the link. I am interested in Washington dc sightseeing too! There is even a Trusted Tours & Attractions newsletter to help figure out things to do! If you sign up for the free newsletter you can possibly win a GPS!