Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Tommi!

Where does the time go? They grow so fast... it is hard to believe that T turned 6 today.

Her going home pic:


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Softlips Giveaway!

First of all.....just let me say that Only Sometimes Clever is a great blog. I found her when I was searching for gluten free help when Jay had to be on a GF diet. Add to that a wonderful Christian household and you have a great blog. :) I recommend that you check her out for yourself (she also homeschools as well). Now, she is having an awesome giveaway that you definitely need to check out if any of my other ramblings didn't interest you.

I am so hoping to win...hence my post here. But I really would recommend her blog anyways... even if she wasn't giving away a neat gift.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Silent Sunday

I have loved this idea of Devan's and have seen it replicated on Tara's blog... I have been contemplating stealing the idea as well cause it is a good one. Today is an especially good day to start, because I have had the type of day today in which I have a hard time in appreciating my blessings... especially as the living room ceiling is leaking.... J screamed most of last night...well, you get the idea.

So, I went through my photo album and reminded myself of my two very favorite blessings....

Food Review

I have been pretty tired of the same old thing lately....not necessarily the type of food per se, chicken, steak, etc....but that we cook it the same way every time it seems. So I decided to try one of The Crockpot Lady's recipes. Specifically the Applesauce Chicken.

It definitely was different... and I am happy, even though I am not sure I will make it again. I will however try more recipes that she has on her site. I do love my crockpot and need to use it more. The problem is that Jim and I just don't plan meals well... so we really need to get into doing that. If we did then the 4 PM "What are we going to do for dinner?" texts would not have to exist...LOL

So anyways, back to the chicken. It had too much of a peppery taste for me. The recipe calls for black pepper and red pepper flakes. I did not have the flakes and used ground red pepper instead. Even though I used 1/8 tsp instead of 1/4 tsp... it was still too much. T didn't like it, she said it was too hot so I made her and J something else. I did like the tangyness of the applesauce and the chicken was very moist. I served it with noodles, cause I just didn't want rice today. :)

All in all, the new recipe was a success. Thanks to The Crockpot Lady.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

"I do not like green eggs and ham I do not like them Sam I Am.”

I love this book. And I love Dr. Seuss. Green Eggs and Ham is my all time favorite... so much so that instead of passing along my copy I had to get the kids their own copy... I don't share everything...

But really, there is no better escape in imagination and fantasy than to pick up a Dr. Seuss book. And I am so glad that the kids like him too... he has some great books.

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

And that sums it up nicely. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss.