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Sunday, June 8th, 2008


mother’s day recap & menu plan monday

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Mother’s Day was a good day! It was the second time teaching the junior high girls at church and I was actually really early. The morning went unusually smooth.
Class went really well too.
Before church they had all moms draw a number and then right before service they drew out three numbers. I was really surprised when my number was the third one called. I was given a gift card for Chili’s (it works at on the border and macaroni grill too).
Amanda gave me a candle holder centerpiece and a funny but sweet card… my secret sister at church gave me a really pretty frame and sweet card… and my friend Miki who is vacationing in Mexico left a sweet card for me too. Mom gave all of us pretty plants and Matt’s mom gave me a gift set of Sung perfume and lotion! I loved the things Izzy and Emelia made for me at school.
We came home and I fixed a quick lunch and then took a nap. Too long!
I had to make corn casserole for mom’s… I almost slept too late!

corn casserole…
1 can cream corn
1 can whole corn drained
1 pkg jiffy corn bread mix
1 stick of butter
chopped onion (half)
1 cup sour cream
1 cup cheddar cheese

saute onions in butter until clear and mix with remaining ingredients saving half the cheese to sprinkle over the top. Bake at 350 for about an hour. Sprinkle remaining cheese and let melt.

This was really yummy. I take it almost every time we have a get together by request.
It’s not diet food for sure.
There was not one crumb left. Not one!

My brother Mike and his family were there and my oldest brother Jody was there with two of his daughters.

Here’s Emelia with my niece Candace’s baby… and my niece Toni with her hub…

Mom made ham and rolls, chocolate lush and apple dumplings…

My menu…
tonight we’re going to have tacos, because I have three avocados ready to make guac.
tomorrow we’ll have chicken and potatoes. (I’ll be at FLO)
wednesday we’ll have meatless spaghetti and garlic toast (ww) with salad.
thursday I’m going to try the recipe Paula brought…
Friday we’ll probably order pizza or get gyros to go.

I hope you all had a great Mother’s Day. I did!

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

Monday, May 12th, 2008


Happy Mother’s Day

to you mom.

and to you too!

I hope your day is blessed and happy!

cafe chat

Monday, May 12th, 2008

“What is the greatest lesson you learned from your mother or a mom like figure in your life?”

The greatest lesson… there have been many so choosing the greatest is a little difficult. I remember early lessons included talking softly because sweet little girls don’t talk loud. I attribute my soft almost childlike voice to that lesson. I learned never to sit directly on a public toilet. You either squat or use tons of paper if a seat protector is not available. I remember going into the stall and hearing mom say over the wall, “don’t sit on that toilet!” I didn’t. Much.

I was taught the lesson to always be thankful for what I was given. This lesson was harder sometimes than others. I will never forget pleading to open only one Christmas present early. I only had three. She wanted me to wait so I would have all three to open. I begged to open the smallest. She finally let me. It was batteries. She later said she wrapped them so I would have another present to open. Then there were the odd bug shaped earrings from an aunt one year. I was thankful for those earrings. I even wore them. Once.

I learned to attend church and to try to follow in the footsteps of Christ, to do the right thing. This meant being good, honest, pure, kind, generous, wholesome, sweet… I was taught that these good attributes were more important than physical beauty.

These lessons were all good and valuable. I am very glad to have received them, but I think the greatest lesson came later watching how my mother dealt with people who had hurt her. I learned that her love is never ending and unconditional. It made me see God in a new and different way. So, the greatest lesson I learned from my mother is LOVE.

know & tell Friday ~ mother’s day edition

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Question 1. In what way are you like your mom?

Matt says I have a look that reminds me of her.  I don’t think it’s a compliment though… I think we have a lot in common and nothing in common.  Both.  We don’t really agree on clothes… we both do like to cook.  She likes the windows all open with lots of light, I like it dark and cool.  She is quiet and sits in the back, I am outspoken (although my voice is very soft) and sit in the front… but we both have a desire to do good things.  Neither of us drink coffee… She irons her sheets, I wash mine, that’s almost the same?

Question 2. What is your earliest, or favorite, memory of your mom?

I remember sitting beside her and loving her smell.  She used to wear l’air de temps (sp?)… doesn’t now because of allergies, but she always smelled so good.

Question 3. What are the qualities you admire in your mom?

Her generosity not just with things, but with her self and her time.  Her honesty.  Her integrity and general “goodness.”

Question 4. Do you stay in touch with your mom?

Yes.  She comes every afternoon to help with Izzy’s therapy…and lives one block away from me!

Question 5. Are you the kind of mom you want to be?

I try not to think about it.  I am here for them and try to listen and advise.  I love them.  I am sure there is room for improvement though.
Question 6. What is your favorite thing about being a mom?

I loved being pregnant, nursing, holding the sweet babies… and then watching them grow and mature.  Seeing them be kind and achieve things…

Question 7. Would you ever approach a mom you didn’t know with unsolicited advice concerning her mothering skills?

Who me?  Nah, not unsolicited.  When asked I am always quick to put my two cents in…

Heather & Reese are filling in for the Know & Tell Fridays… you should play too!

13 reasons why I have the best mom

Thursday, May 8th, 2008


1.  She has always put God first in her life.

2.  She is the most honest person I know.

3.  She loves my dad and always has.


4.  She has always put her family before anything.

5.  She  is the best cook.

6.  She still makes my favorite food for me.

7.  She can handle any laundry emergency and is the queen of stain removal!

8.  She irons her sheets.

9.  She never wants credit for anything she does.  She’s willing to stand in the back and be happy for others.

10.  She loves my kids.

11.  She would do anything for me.

12.  She loves to give.  Things, food, money… she loves to share anything she has.

13.  She is a beautiful person, inside and out!