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Friday, April 29, 2011

Film Friday

Imagine what the little old ladies would have done if this would have happened :)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Got Rant?

Caution: The following post is a big huge rant. Read at your own risk.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Helicopter Parents

I read this article today and I could not agree more!!!
Click HERE to read it :)

Wordless Wednesday

Is anybody else getting SO sick and tired of hearing about the royal wedding? Maybe since they can spend $80 000 on a cake they could send a few bucks to Japan? Grrrr

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays Ice Cream Cake

Who loves DQ ice cream cakes? Who loves DQ peanut buster parfaits?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

19 Months

Parker Thomas, you are 19 months old today!

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone! While you are eating all of your chocolate, bunnies, creme eggs, mini eggs, kinder eggs, popping eggs, or scrambled eggs don't forget the real meaning of today. Click HERE for an easy to read children's version of the Easter story :)
Here are a couple videos I thought were perfect for today.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Hospitals, Eggs & Haircuts

Sorry for the little blogging hiatus...I'm sure you know what I am going to say next....

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

When is this sickness going to end? After spending 5 hours last night in the ER with Jack we discovered he had strep throat AND pneumonia. Fun times :/

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays Cracker Brittle

Your topping in this recipe will depict what holiday it is ;)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Mean Mama Monday

Mean Mama on Penis' & Vaginas.....

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Day Away

Today Prince Charming and I are going to spend the whole day (and night) away from our children :) Is it "mean" to be SO excited? We didn't really get to celebrate our anniversary on Thursday so my loving husband booked a babysitter and "reserved" his Dad's camp out in the middle of nowhere :) Even though it is just an overnight trip I am beyond excited to have "Mommy & Daddy time." Thank you so much to Sarah (my sister) & Brittany (our friend) for helping out with the kids :)
Have a great weekend!!!!
I know WE will :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Film Friday

This is my new favorite song! I heard it for the 1st time last night from a fellow blogger. I absolutely love the lyrics.

Blessings by Laura Story
We pray for blessings
We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things

‘Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

We pray for wisdom
Your voice to hear
And we cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
All the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we'd have faith to believe

‘Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
And what if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know the pain reminds this heart
That this is not, this is not our home,
It's not our home

‘Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
And what if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy
And what if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are Your mercies in disguise






Thursday, April 14, 2011

4 Years....

4 years ago today I was a bride....

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

I feel like poop. The end.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays Granola Squares

Granola Squares
4 cups oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
Add in any of the following:
chocolate chips, raisins, walnuts, almonds, kitchen sink, etc

Heat oven to 325.

Grease 9x13 baking dish and set aside.  Mix all ingredients except add ins in large bowl.  I get my hands in there because using a spoon is just plain annoying.

Add in any desired chips, raisins, etc.

Turn mixture into baking dish.  IT WILL BE CRUMBLY!  Don't fret. 
Using hands, press mixture firmly into pan. 
Bake at 325 for 18-22 minutes until edges slightly brown.  remove and cool.

Cut carefully into squares.  These will crumble easily if you cut while too warm.

Enjoy!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Mean Mama Monday

Today I am not feeling so "mean"....

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sleepy Saturday

Today, all I wanted to do was laze and sleep. Last week's lack of sleep must be catching up to me. Either that or I picked up a bug from the hospital. It sucks because today was such a beautiful day & I wasted it! I haven't been eating the best since last week's hospital stay so that could be a big part in it also. I am feeling a little more energetic this evening and might trade in my jammies for some sweats and hit the pave when Prince Charming gets home. I can't let myself get into a "funk" again or this time I may never get out, and you WILL see me at PM beach in a snowsuit this summer.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Thankful....

Today, I am thankful.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Guess What.......

WE ARE HOME...I GET TO SLEEP IN MY OWN BED TONIGHT...AND THERE ARE NO IV'S THAT ARE GOING TO BEEP EVERY HOUR :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hospital

Just wanted to let you guys know that Parker is admitted into the hospital. I brought him to the Doc yesterday with what I thought was just an ear infection. Turns out he was quite dehydrated. He is not eating or drinking very much and is just plain miserable. The pediatrician thinks it is just a virus but we will know more as soon as we get all of his blood test results back. He is not liking his IV (or anything else) very much right now.
I'll be back soon (HOPEFULLY!!)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays Brown Bread

Brown Bread
4 cups boiling water
2 cups oatmeal
1 tblsp salt
Mix together & let cool 10 minutes
Add 1 cup molasses & 1/2 cup vegetable oil
In separate bowl whisk together 2 tblsp yeast and 5 cups flour
Add liquid to flour & yeast
Add about 2 more cups flour. I don't really measure but you will be able to tell when it has gone from a "liquidy" mess to a dough :) This is a VERY sticky dough to work with, I just oil my hands, sometimes I even spray them with PAM! Knead until dough springs back when poked. Let rise for about an hr or so.
Form into balls place into greased bread pans, let rise again for about 45 minutes (I don't really time it, I just let it come up over the pans)
Bake at 350 for 1 hr.
Good luck :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Mean Mama Monday

Today I am a mean Mama because I expect my 8 yr old to not act like a 4 yr old.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Writer's Block?

I seem to be suffering from a little case of writer's block. Maybe it's the dieting thing. My ideas are melting away with along with the fat.