Friday, September 29, 2006

Friday's Chat

Today I am going to go work in the library at my daughter's school, when her class goes to check out books--it is from 11:20 to 1:00. This should be interesting..LOL. I am so glad today is Friday, I so look forward to the weekend when my family is home. It makes me so sad when I hear moms say they can't wait for school to start so the kids will be out of their hair----how can they say things like that?? I love my family and always want them near, that is why I participate so much in their schools:) I shut my cell phone off when I moved back to California, because the carrier was based in Atlanta and it only worked in Georgia--so Kevin brought me home a nextel, so he can talk to me through out the day, or if I need help and I am away from home, I can beep him..LOL--it makes me feel secure knowing that. I don't need an actual cell phone, in fact it really bugs me, when I am out with someone and they are constantly taking calls--geesh--what can't wait til they get home..LOL--oh well, I guess I am just too old fashioned:)

As for dinner, I am going to take out some ground beef--Tacos come to mind, and it is a family favorite:) I went to the store last night, and I bought a whole bunch of fruit and some skim milk--I didn't want to wait until next week, I need a lot of healthy food for making a baby:) I also cheated (shhhhh) I bought some bagels instead of making them.....This is my reasoning, Next Thursday, I am taking my Grandmother shopping, and I want to bring her some fresh homemade bagels, and if I make them now, they won't be fresh, makes sense?? LOL. I also bought perrier water, oh I love that water. I don't drink sodas, ever. I think the last time I had a soda was about 13 years ago--now my husband loves Coke---he drinks a lot of it, I try and deter my children from drinking it though, the carbination is not good for there growing bones.

As for the rest of the day, I plan on just keeping on schedule---a load of laundry, tiding up here and there, etc....Have a wonderful FUN FRIDAY xoxoxox

Thursday, September 28, 2006


In an earlier post I stated I was almost 10 weeks pregnant, in actuality I am almost 9 weeks(Saturday)---I guess I got a little ahead of myself..LOL---Oh well.

On my list of things to-do, I did a load of laundry, I made my fudge, I try and vacuum everyday, so I will do that shortly--there is nothing like a freshly vacuumed carpet. I had put some pumpkin spice potpourri in the guest bathroom and oooohhh, it stills smells so lovely..LOL. My big shopping trip will be next Thursday, so I am making my lists and clipping coupons, I will go to the farmer's market for all my fruits and veggies, oh how I love to shop at that store and stock up on everything--it makes for a very happy kitchen..LOL. I took out a seven bone roast for tonight's dinner, I will also prepare mashed potaoes and gravy a veggie and a nice salad.

On Tuesday, I finished reading to Alexis the Old Testament out of her children's bible, so we started the New Testament last night, oh boy is she is excited to hear all about Jesus--after I finished reading a few chapters, she asked me to read a little more, so I did. She can't wait for me to read more tonight--and boy, she will not let me forget ..LOL. I have to say, the children's bible is very interesting for me also, sometimes, it explains things so much easier for me to understand also.

The weather here is very nice, there is a slight chill in the air at times, and the feel of fall is in the air. Have I mentioned I love fall?? I think I have, LOL.

Tony, my 14 year old son asked me yesterday if we could have Friday fun days. He is not one to say or ask for things like that, but he explained that he thinks it would be nice to go out to eat at a restaurant on Fridays, Kevin and I have no problem with that idea at all. I am very frugal and try and make a dollar stretch as far as possible, but I think going out to dinner on Fridays could be worked out, it actually sounds nice--even though I love to cook--I need to take my children's feelings into consideration, don't ya think? Plus it is nice to have someone else cook for you once in awhile:)

After Alexis was asleep and all was quiet in the house, I turned on the TV and Little house on the Prairie was on, it was the episode about when Charles takes in two children that lost their parents, I am sure you have seen the episode--well anyway, it is a nice episode, but I sure wish Michael Landon had followed the books a little more closely, kwim?

Well, That is all for now---until next time, you all have a Thoughtful Thursday xoxoxox

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Another Busy One

I have so much I want to write about, but today was a busy day. My Grandmother had her doctor appointment today, so off we went and then to the farmers market--it was a nice day. Dinner is already done and the kitchen is clean. Kevin went to the store to pick up some things---don't feel bad for him--HE LOVES TO SHOP..LOL---I always do the big shopping, but occasionaly he just likes to go when we need a few things:) He is a very good husband. Tomorrow is Thursdy, which is going to be a pretty easy day for me, I don't have any errands to run, so I am going to do some laundry, bake some bread and make some bagels. Oh yes, I almost forgot I am going to make my super easy fudge, that doesn't last too long in my house..LOL--My son loves it. Well, I am going to go for now, but I will be back tomorrow with a longer, more interesting post--but as for now, this was a day in the life of me

You all have a Happy Wednesday xoxox

P.S. Tomorrow I am also going to take some time and visit the women's blogs that have left such nice comments on mine--you all have awesome blogs that I love to read:)))

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Busy, Busy, Busy

Today I am room mom at my daughter's school. I will be doing that on Tuesday's and Friday's--YAY:) Then, next week I will be joining the PTA. I am excited to get really involved in my daughter's school and help. I am almost 10 weeks pregnant and I can feel a little bump on my tummy. I wonder, boy or girl?? I wonder what God has chosen, he has already given me a boy and a girl, so I wonder, hmmmm...

The house is coming along nicely. I haven't hung any pictures up yet, not sure how I want to do that. I am decorating for fall and halloween. Oh how I love fall. Well I have to get going, I have some things I have to do before I go to Alexis's school.

You all have a good day xoxoxo

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Potato Salad

This is my Potato Salad-->

I was craving potato salad, or should I say the baby was craving potato salad..LOL. So I made a nice batch of it. I have to say, it tastes wonderful:)
Julieann's Potato Salad Recipe:
5 potatoes, boiled, peeled and cubed
4 hard boiled eggs,chop up 3 leaving one whole for the top to decorate(slice it in circles and place on the top of the finished dish)
2 or 3 stalks of celery diced, including the leaves
half of an onion diced small, depending how much onion you like
salt and pepper to taste
Mayonaise--real mayonaise--never miracle whip (icky..LOL) use as much as you like to moisten it--I like it a bit on the creamy side.
Paprika to sprinkle over the top

I don't think I need to go into detail on how to make it from here, I just wanted to post how simple mine was and what little ingredients I use, and still it is the best potao salad ever!!!!!

Humming Bird Feeder

Yes--I put my hummingbird feeder up. I have seen so many hummingbirds since I have been here. Now, lets see if I can be quick enough to get a picture of a hummingbird at my feeder..LOL. As you can see I did not add red food coloring to mine, as I know alot of people do. I have read the red dye may cause tumors in there little bodies. So just to be safe, I do not add it. It doesn't seem to deter them from feeding, I think there is enough red on the feeder to attract them. I think every household should have a hummingbird feeder, it kind of makes the home complete...LOL--so lets all hang up a feeder for our cute little hummingbirds:) Have a happy Thursday xoxo

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Latch Hook

This is a latch Hook, that I did for my daughters room. I am rather proud of it, and Alexis loves it:)

I try, I really do:)

I love to do crafts, I really do!!! I love to sew, crochet, latch hook, do all sorts of things. Am I any good at it..LOL--somethings I do really well, like my daughters latch hook and my afghan. I made this wreath with a garland of fall leaves I had--it looks better in real life, I promise. This is the fireplace in my living room. I am trying to add touches of fall and halloween, with out it looking cluttered or over bearing.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

More pictures---Maybe..LOL

Yay!!!! It worked--these are pictures of the front of my home:) This is the gate--> This is the front of the house--->
This is part of my yard--->
This is the front door--->

Blogger is not playing nice with me today:( I took pictures of my home and blogger will not let me add them here---I will try again tomorrow. *Updated---I tried one last time and it worked---so these are some of the pics I took, I hope you enjoy..LOL--Blogger sure was being difficult for me today, sorry for the delay on the pictures:)

Picture of My Bread

This is a picture of the bread I made yesterday. It is the classic white bread recipe out of my Betty Crocker cookbook:) The house smelled amazing while it was baking:)

Friday, September 15, 2006

Short but sweet:)

I am not sure if I mentioned, earlier in the week, my daughter was sick---I am sure she got sick from school--well, she is all better now, but guess who got it now? Yep--ME!!! I don't know if I have mentioned, I really don't like feeling icky--so I try and pretend I am not..LOL. Does it work, sometimes. My father is coming to visit tomorrow to see us and our new home, I know it will be a short visit, but I wanted to make a few appetizers, and have coffee and juice--I am going to make a chocolate cake today too--I need to pick up my son from school in about an hour, so I am using this time to post this short post:) The house is nice and clean, I am just going to do a few things here and there to make it look even nicer for my Dad, when he visits. I am trying to think of an easy dinner to make, so I am thinking along the lines of meatloaf--what do you think? I am not a meat eater, but my family loves meat, so I have some sort of meat with each dinner---so I think meatloaf is it. It is kind of a cool day today--I am not sure if it is really cool, or is it because I am feeling under the weather? oh well, I am glad it is Friday, and I have the whole weekend with my family and not having them in school or work--YAY!

You all have a blessed Friday xoxoxox

Thursday, September 14, 2006

What's For Dinner?

That is a question, that is asked daily. What's for dinner? Yes, what is for dinner? LOL. Sometimes I lay in bed the night before, and I think what I have made the last couple days, what I haven't made lately--and I start to prepare in my mind the menu for the next day. Granted, I do have a somewhat already planned menu, from shopping--but it isn't detailed. I bought some really nice thick pork tenderloins--now, I know I will make a pork dinner, but the detail of that dinner, has not been made. Yesterday, I made a big pot of spaghetti and meatballs---yummy. I will freeze the left over sauce, and use it for another dish, like lasagna. Also, along with my dinners, a salad is always served--it is a given. I have to say I make great salads--my husband sometimes jokes and says he married me for my salads..LOL. I do put a lot of love in my salads, as a matter a fact, I take care in all my dishes I prepare--I never just throw something together. Would you like to come home from working hard all day and have a dinner that I just threw together?? I think my family deserves a little more then that. I love to cook, and I love to bake--it is one of my favorite all time things to do--and it is very high on my list of things I love to do as a wife and mother:) Now, the dishes are another post all together. I do keep a very clean kitchen, and make sure it is clean for the next day--but I do not enjoy washing dishes..LOL. I don't mind any other housework, but dishes is on the bottom of my list.

Speaking of food, even though I love to cook and bake, I am not a big eater at all. Sometimes, I would get a hunger paing, and think to myself, oh myI have forgotten to eat-----so anyway, now that I am pregnant, I am making sure I eat properly---I just had a veggie wrap, that I made myself, and it was sooooooo good!!

As my life goes on day by day, and i see my children growing up--and another one on the way, I just think to myself, is there anything better then being a women--I wouldn't change a thing. There is nothing I would rather be doing then being a wife and mother---Thank you God!!!

You all have a safe and happy Thurday--Happy cooking everyone xoxox

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Holiday are Coming!!!

Can you believe it??? I am so excited, I absolutely love this time year! You can all have the summer time---I want fall..LOL. I was just glancing over some of my cookbooks, and I am planning what I will be baking as soon as I can get started. Cookies, breads, cakes..oh the list is endless. Also all the winter time meals, Parmesean pumpkin soup, chilli, chicken and dumplings. I also make this close to Halloween, mini mask pizzas--english muffins for the crust, sauce--and then I make funny faces for the kids, they can help decorate too ---pepparoni for the eyes, olives for the nose, green peppers for the mouth. Yes, I do celeberate Halloween, I decorate and take my children trick or treating. I don't think of it is an evil holiday, but as a fun time for the kids to play dress up and have some candy:) It is all innocent in my home, and I think I get more excited for halloween then my kids do...LOL.
My dining room table, I wrapped some fall leave garland around my basket napkin holder, and a few orange and black candles on the table also. In the guest bathroom, I put pumpkin spice potpourri in a little ceramic dish--it looks so nice, and smells so good. I don't decorate with monsters and death, but with cute pumkins and such, kwim?

On another note, my home is almost completely done--YES, I said ALMOST DONE!!!!! I just have a few boxes with odds and ends in the garage that I have to go through, but other then that, I am done!!! YAY, I love my new home--yes, I miss my home in Georgia--and I get a little tinge of sadness when I think of it--but I then just look around me now, and know that my Husband worked hard to do this, and that God has a very special reason for all this----so I am very greatfull for all that I have, my family, my friends, the health of my loved ones--and a little precious gift in my tummy---what more could I want??? Thank you God:)

You all have an absolutely wonderful day xoxox

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Getting Settled

Happy Sunday everyone!!! Well, things are coming together, the house is looking really good--I am unpacking continuously, I can not wait till everything is in its place. When all is done, I will take pictures:) I really love my kithcen, it is so nice and spacious--I even have an island, yay!!!! I haven't really had time to do any kind of baking--but I have been faithfully making homecooked meals with lots of love. I have done all my shopping for the month, and stocked up on everything I couldn't bring with me on the move, so I have a happy kitchen now..LOL.

Alexis, told me yesterday her throat hurt--she ended up going to bed super early last night, and she has been sleeping on and off all day, poor baby:(

I am adjusting to school starting back up---I have to leave and pick up four times a day..busy, busy, busy!!!

The weather here is lovely--it is cool in the morning and and in the evening and warms ups during the day.

I am so absulutely ecstatic the way things are turning out--especially knowing I have a little life growing inside me--what a special feeling:)

You all have a glorious day xoxoxox

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Wednesday's Chatter

The kids all started school this week--so my schedule is going to be kind of busy, picking up and dropping off--since they both start at different times and finish at different times. I really, really want to homeschool, I just am not sure I would be able to teach them everything they need to know. I can not wait to hear how there first day of school went. They both seemed so brave, Tony starting Highschool and Alexis starting Kindergarten. I am going to use this time to unpack some more, I still have so much to do to get this home in order. After I pick the children up--I wil start dinner, and see if I can get more unpacked after that--I was so busy yesterday, I fell asleep at 7:30..LOL. I guess being older and pregnant takes a lot more out of you then it did when I was younger--but, I am so happy to be pregnant--I am going to enjoy every moment of this time!!!!

It is rather warm here in California, so I have been turning the AC on.

Dinner Tonight:
Pork tenders w/ onions
Mashed potatoes
Salad with all the fixings

You all have a very wonderful and blessed Wednesday!!!! xoxox

Monday, September 04, 2006


YAY!!!! We made it back to California on Thursday---I am in the midst of getting everything unpacked and organized, so I can get back to my routines--yay!!! My new home is beautiful--I will add pics soon--I just am a little busy right now. I just wanted to stop in and post the most important news of all--->
I AM PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so absolutely thrilled---I just want to tell the world.
Well you all have a very Blessed and safe Monday--I will post more soon as I am a little more settled!! XO XO