Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day and a Guest Post...

Happy Leap Year/Day! I am really not sure if I should call it Leap Day, or extra day, or Leap Year Day. Who knows? Anyone? The point is, we have an extra day this year. So enjoy it!  I'm so very excited today. I am a posting over at His Path, My Steps today. Eeck! It's my very first guest post. So exciting! So go over there, now! Read about what kids and apple pie have in common. (There may be more in common than you think!) I also suggest you stay there and look around, you'll love what you see! As Miranda said, we've known each other,"since our teenage days. Days when spaghetti covered faces and snotty noses weren’t in the picture." 
We won't really say how long ago that was.....
Just know it's long enough. So enjoy your extra day today, and go start reading. Happy Wednesday! :)

His Path ~ My Steps

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Friday, February 24, 2012

I am not dead, although a time or two I thought I might be close...

That's right folks! We had an encounter with*dum....dum...dum...* terrible colds and bronchitis. Very flu like is this terrible cold we had. The whole family. At once. Running fevers, is terrible. It's bad enough when your babies are all running fevers but add fevers to yourself and it's 10 times worse. But, thankfully, after 4 doctors visits, 2 shots, 6 prescriptions, and 2 weeks later, we have recovered. Thank GOD!!! I am so glad. I do not like to be sick and I definitely do not like for my family to be sick. At all. Here's a quick update on everything else that's been going on. List style. Because I love a list. Seriously, I may need help for it. :)

  • I still have a lingering cough. The cough syrup the doc prescribed is terrible. Awful. Thick and Nasty! And it makes me loopy. 
  • Meds that make me loopy are not good. *like I need any help in that department* Especially, when it's just me and the kids. They like it because they get to watch endless episodes of ridiculous cartoons on Netflix. I repeat: Like I need anything else to make me more loopy....
  • I am going to do a week of Dr. Seuss crafts next week, with the kids. Then we're going to go watch the movie The Lorax. I'm may or may not be just as excited about it as they are. 
  • I made a homemade chicken pot pie for supper Monday night. After a week and a half of not cooking, it felt really good to cook. I am beyond tired of "fend for yourself" night. Beyond. 
  • I made fried pork chops, mashed potatoes, shells and cheese, homemade biscuits,, and gravy. I know, heart attack on a plate. But it was so good. And in my defense, it was the first time we've had fried pork chops in about a year. 
  • I'm from Alabama for crying out loud, if I don't make fried pork chops with biscuits and gravy, at least once a year, they take your southern woman card away. 
  • What, you don't have one? Wait, what card? I have no idea what your talking about. Moving on. 
  • Publix is having an awesome sale. If you have one around you, you should totally go. I Love Publix. Dear Publix, I love you and your buy one, get one free deals. It makes me happy. Thanks to you, I am going to make not one but two lasagnas. Not one but two dishes of jumbo stuffed shells. Both with homemade spaghetti sauce. Thank you. Love, I like to think I'm Italian, but lets face it, I just like to eat Italian food, Jessica
  • I finally, found my husband the kind of waffle maker he likes. It's taken a very long 5 years, but alas, I have done it. He is not particularly fond of Belgian waffles, he like the round kind, with tiny holes. Like the waffle house. I found one, yesterday, at JCPenney. He loves me. :)
  • My son. *SIGH* is such a sneaky little stinker. Last night, he somehow, got past his father, who was watching a basketball game{His mother may or may not have been right there beside his father...this detail is not important} with a bottle of mustard. Yup, mustard. There is now a nice big yellow stain on his carpet. 
  • Did I mention he was only wearing underwear? Why is this detail important, you may ask? It's not really, but it is kinda funny. Today, I'm laughing about it. Last night....not so much. 
  • I booked a reservation for the beach today. WOO-HOO!!!!
  • I am beyond excited to be at the beach. I wish I could go right now. I just want to roll my jeans up and splash in the water. *Sigh*
  • I saw on Pinterest that you can steep two bags of tea in boiling water, dip a rag in it and clean your hard wood floors. It's suppose to make them shiny. I'm thinking about trying it. Has anyone ever actually tried this? Anyone?
  • Have you seen this commercial? It may be wrong, but I think it's hilarious. Especially, when he points at the nurse, I lose it. Every time. Look back and I'll say it again, Like I need any more help being loopy! Happy Friday!! :)

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

January 2012 in Review....

I can not believe January is gone. Months, days, and weeks go by so fast. I guess it's true what they say, when your young, days are so slow and when your older, they go by, often times, too fast. But, I have enjoyed the growing and the stretching that I've done in my relationship with Christ. At a moment or two, I most certainly did not. Looking back, however, it was worth it. So this is what we've done the first month of 2012!

  • Home school started back in full force. Well, as forceful as starting school at 10:00am daily can be. ;) My sweet girl is learning so much. She is finished with 2 of her kindergarten books. We have started 2 new books(math and English) that are kind of like a preparing for 1st grade book. She loves it. I love that she loves it. My other sweet girl, has learned to spell her name. I'm so proud of her. She must be proud also, because her name is literally written on many walls. And one closet door. sigh. Here is a short video of my sweet girl reading. Love it! P.S. ignore the mess behind her. Kay? 
  • Yeah, we also home school in our PJ's. And we usually don't brush our hair until...well...let's be honest, after lunch. Do we care? Nope! Not at all! Do you notice she has what looks to be, zero teeth? Don't worry she does have teeth, just not in the front. ;)
  • I took only 20 pictures and only 1 video the entire month of January. Wait, that can't be right. Oh never mind, I forgot I took some and already down loaded them to the desktop. Whew! I was going to call myself a slacker. Good thing I didn't speak too soon. ;)
  • I started a cooking/recipe blog. It's called Aprons and Hardhats. I'm super excited about it. I love to cook and my husband loves to cook. I am 90% sure my kids will love it too. You know, since they immediately flock to the kitchen when one of us starts to grab pots and pans. Love it!
  • My sister in law and brother had a wedding shower. I made her a cute "kitchen utensil cake". I found it on Pinterest. I was rather proud of it and thought it was adorable. It was really easy to make. You could really do anything with it. Baby shower, teacher's gift...the list is almost endless. Here's a picture of the finished product with the rest of the gift. 

I made her a baking tray full of things you need to make cookies!(besides butter,eggs,etc.)

  • My son decided to pee in his room and then rub his head in it. That was not a good day. He also attacked me with kisses and hugs. It turned out to be a better day. 
  • My office has been a disaster for probably most of the month. I cleaned it on Monday. So it will be clean at least 2 days in January! 
  • Sweet Pea went to the dentist last week and had zero cavities! Woo-Hoo! She also lost her 5th baby tooth. Adorable. I also made an appointment for me at the dentist. 
  • I cried a little when I thought about it. I hate the dentist. Thankfully, the kids haven't picked up on that. Sweet Pea loves the dentist. Every time she goes, she walks away wanting to be a dentist one day. Every time I go, I want to cry and never return. Let's face it, that's usually what happens. Don't tell her. 
  • We need to file taxes. I hope we get money back. I need to go to the beach with that money. Oh, you too? Ok, lets go together. :) It'll be fun!
  • Sweetie Pie, to be such a comedian, can ask some deep questions for a 4 year old. "Does God make all the stormadoes (aka tornadoes) that come around?" Deep question. 4 year old. I will need guidance on the answers when the bigger questions come, that's for sure. 
  • Had a few date nights. Watched the movie Courageous . It was a great movie. I suggest you watch it with a box of tissue. If this movie doesn't choke you up, nothing will. 
  • Our cute little Corndog, our weeny dog, decided to eat my blinds. Eat them. Why do dogs like to eat stupid stuff? I just don't understand. It couldn't be a back yard facing window, could it? Nope, it had to be the one facing the front, the one closest to the front door. Grrrrr. I'm still a little angry about it. I'm sure I'll get over. 
  • I have a tendency to be cheap. So, it will probably be a while until I get over it, because now I have to buy blinds. I don't want to buy blinds. I want to buy....well anything buy blinds! Actually, I'm perfectly ok, with buying nothing. Sigh. Oh well...moving on. 
  • We repainted both bathrooms. They look great. I'll post all about that later. 
  • My sweet nephew Baby E, turned one. I can't believe it's been a year. It was so cute at his party. He looked like wasn't quite sure about other kids playing with his toys. He dug into his cake and looked like he rather enjoyed it. I forgot my camera, so I didn't get any pictures. :( 
I think that pretty much wraps up the month of January.  It was a month of blessings. I really enjoyed most of it. Even the parts that where taunting, there is still no other place I'd rather be! :)

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