Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Peanut m&m's

...For breakfast. Yum! Only 4 of them. But they were good.
Anyhow, that's not really what I wanted to talk about. I just wanted to say we had a really nice christmas. We were mostly at home, my hubby felt it was too much to have his mom and brother plus spend all day at my moms like normal, with my mom being sick and all. At first I felt like protesting. But he was right. It was really great the way it worked out.

Christmas eve we gave everyone stockings. The kids got new little toys and movies, candy etc so they just piddlefarted around all day. I had gotten my gift, new hot pink nikes ;) early so I went out running. I finished my book. We all took a long nap. Later in the evening we took a walk in th dark and saw christmas lights. Then after putting the kids to bed we did the raqlette grill.

The raqlette grill is european. Kind of like a griddle. But with individual little dishes under it. What you do is grill turkey breast strips or chicken on top. And toast your buttered french bagette bread and in the dishes melt cheese with onions if you like or an egg. My hubby likes to add corn and tomatoes etc. Anyhow, you sit around this grill and drink wine and eat bread and cheese. What could be better? :)

Christmas morning. . . I slept in :) then we opened all presents and proceeded to relax again til we went to my parents for dinner at 330. 1 were there til 930 due to a freakout session macy had, but that's a whole other story :) (she tends to get overwelmed in new places when she is passed around a lot) Overall it was a great holiday. How was yours?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday wishes

Merry Christmas to all!
I have no time to post lately, it seems. I spent all morning chasing down the perfect pie plate for my german mother in law ;) so it better be good :) :) :)
Anyhow, I gotta go. I have taco cassrole to make for dinner and holiday preparations to make, but I wish you all the best!
Happy Holidays

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Been real busy with in laws and a great book. :) but I got to go out jogging today. . Courtesy of said in laws. And it was perfect! End of story! :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Hey there~

Just checking in to say

This week is off to a pretty good start.
We got our christmas tree on sat. It's a cute little thing :)
We got all set up and beds rearranged etc. for Brother and mother in law.
Now I just need to do a little cleaning etc.

Yesterday I got a great run in at the gym. . . Started up some interval training. 30 sec. of Sprinting followed by a min of jogging for 20 min. Burning some fat baby :)

I have lost 6 pounds in the last 3 weeks, so that is inspiring!

Also yesterday we got to visit Ruth Anne at her "Red" house (my kids call it that :) It was real nice.

I realize this post is totally random and scatterbrained, but I have got lots to do so I can't think straight ;)

Have a happy day and comment if you read and have time, Please. Pretty please. :)
(I am trying to figure out if I have any readers anymore, besides Dawne and Ruth Anne, I know they read and I love their comments :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

It's friday

The weekend is almost here! :)

I had a nice visit with my friend, Rosy this morning. She had a baby girl a few weeks after I had Macy, so it's fun to enjoy our little girls together (she also has a girl Mia's age)

Then I got myself a Java Crew. YUM!

Now my kids are totally entertained watching the new Alvin and chipmunks movie. Thank Goodness for a new movie they enjoy :)

I am looking forward to this weekend. We plan to get our tree tomorrow and then in the afternoon in our church christmas celebration.

Hope you have a good weekend!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

My son

Gosh, sometimes I just love him! Well, all the time, but sometimes he just says such cute things.
Today we had a little holiday fun. We made sugar cookies and decorated em etc. Then he asked if he could wash the dishes I had soaking in the sink. i told him sure, thinking it would entertain him awhile... after scrubbing intently a bit he told me...
Prepare! You are gonna love this.
"Mom, you can just sit back and relax a bit while I wash these dishes for you" :)
Yes, he really is only 4 years old...but my, he knows just how to charm a lady ;)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holiday celebrations

I would like to take a moment and list out the holiday occasions coming up that I am excited about . . .

Tonight my daughter has a rehearsal for her sunday school performance, So I will see my friends and hang out while they rehearse

Tomorrow my brother and sisters in elementary school have a concert/celebration (santa makes an appearance, my kids LOVE it :)

Sat. we have our church christmas festival

Monday (or the next sat.not sure yet) Us older kids in my fam. are getting together to celebrate with our spouses and parents.

My high school sisters concert next week, she is a super talented singer

Next friday hubbys mom and brother arrive (let me note she says she is making the trip to help me :) SUPER SWEET!

The next sunday a christmas feast I get to go to with Youth group :)

And of course Christmas eve (we are having a few couples over to celebrate)

And Christmas Day (dinner at my parents)

Yay! I love the holidays

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Hi :)
Hope you are well.
I have nothing exciting to say really.
So, I am going to talk about how unproductive I feel. I had a slight meltdown last night, well that is kind of an understatement, but anyhow...Cuz I feel like all I manage to get done is take care of the kids. My husband is constantly reassuring me that is all that matters. . but I am kind of tired of having a messy house. I guess it's not that bad, but it is always just surface clean and that bugs me! (Plus, I am sure hormones aren't on my side, as far as the meltdown goes. . I seem to have these about once a week lately)
Anyhow, I am aware that blogging isn't helping my house get clean, so I am going to go get to work. :)
I apologize for the super boring post.
Have yourself a Merry little Christmas! :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

serious randomness

Good morning. I would just like to share my thoughts on exercise. It does more than tone my body. It really helps my mood. I am currently at the gym on the elliptical. And I really do just feel so much better than I did a few days ago. I have only worked out twice since last monday but seriously ..I feel so much happier than last monday.

Anyways. I also feel real good about the fact that I got all my christmas shopping done and I found perfect gifts for everyone I am buying for.

Hubbys mom and brother are flying in from germany for the holidays. They arrive next friday so I have my work cut out for me preparing for that. But it should be fun!

Lastly, Ruth Anne and family get home for good this weekend. Yay! May we never be seperated again. Amen!

Friday, December 3, 2010


So this morning I had a mini vaca :) Vacation that is :)

My 12 year old sister had off school and wanted to help me..so sweet! And my 24 year old sister wanted to have a coffee date..So I assigned babysitting my Mia to the 12 year old and meet my other sister at my favorite coffee joint.

She bought me my favorite drink and we sat and chatted, laughed a bunch and cooed at baby Macy...Etc. Then sweet Macy made a huge mess in her pants, so I took her into the bathroom and washed her up..While in there I read a cute sign that absolutely cracked me up! It said


Just wanted to share. I have had a good day. :)

Don't forget~It's my favorite day of the week- Friday. :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

What I love........

Comments on my blog ;)

When my baby smiles back at me

That my son asked me last night "isn't Macy a great gift from God, Mom?" PRICELESS! I swear I didn't teach him that, even though I should have.



Reading a good book

When my kids get along

All things Christmas

My mom

My Hubby, He's the best! No matter how glum I feel (yesterday :( ... He can cheer me up.

That RuthAnne and fam are moving home :) We have missed them!

That Macy's doc. prescribed her meds for gastric reflux...So I can actually eat again :) and hopefully she will feel better (other than that she is doing beautifully, Dawne. Thanks so much for your prayers and care)

Hope you are having a good day.