Sunday, February 28, 2010


Yesterday, Logan informed me as to why God made his feet.
"So I can walk. And so I can WIGGLE! And jump!"

What perspective. And reasoning.

He is probably more right-on than I would have been.
Which got me to thinking about the other two...

God created feet for six year-old girls so that they may dance & TWIRL.

And do cartwheels. And wear mommy's high-heels.

God created little chubby feet for six month old girls to JUMP.

And to be tickled and KISSED!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Five Question Friday

Its time for some fun questions with....

1. Do you sing karaoke? If so, what is your go to song?
would you believe I NEVER have?! Seriouslly!!
Now that's not to say I never had the opportunity! haha
However, knowing that I was not blessed in the musically talented department....(I cannot carry a tune, much like my mother. though the rest of the fam is all blessed with pickin' and singin' abilities :(...I have always chickened-out.
Secretly, I have always dreamed that I would get up and sing...and yes it would still stink...but (much like in "My Best Friend's Wedding") everyone would join in with praise & admiration at my bravery and likeable fun-side.
Since I am dubious it would be like the movies....I continue to sit quietly in my chair.

2. What is your favorite coffee drink?
Mmmm coffee. I exist on coffee. With lots of sugar and cream. Hot & steamy...or iced.
I think my fave is White Chocolate Raspberry Cappuccino or the Blackberry Blossom that our little local Djangos whips up.
The frugal me can get by on whatever kind of beans we have at home...with a splash of flavored non-dairy creamer :)

3. If you could choose your own name, what would it be?
I've never had a problem with my name....if I had of been a boy, Mom says I would have been Michael. (thankful I wasnt a boy!)
I would probably name myself Elle or Elise, maybe Lindy. Its actually pretty weird to think about! Me with any other name would not be as sweet. teeheehee

4. Were you ever bullied?
Does sibling rivalry count?!!?

5. How often do you eat fast food?
Not too often, honestly. Maybe 2 or 3 times a month. Though there are those weeks/months that exceed the average!
And usually its a playdate at McDonalds.
(the only indoor play area where we can go thru the winter. Has saved my sanity on more than one occasion, let me tell you!)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Casserole - Lady & Sons Chicken Pot Pie

Tuesday: Broccoli Cheese Soup and artisan bread

Wednesday: Crockpot Night - Salisbury steak, buttered noodles, creamed peas

Thursday: Leftover Night - Reuben sandwiches...using leftover corned beef from last sunday's dinner. Making my own rye bread!

Friday: Family Night - homemade pizza & a movie

Saturday: Breakfast for Dinner - Belgian waffles with maple butter, sausage

Sunday: Mexican -

Monday, February 8, 2010

Mondays Simple Womans Daybook


For Today: Feb 8th 2009

Outside my window...more snow is falling. Big fluffy flakes. Melting fast.

I am thinking...God is good and will see me through this.

I am thankful for... my 5 month old is feeling better.

I am wearing...plaid pj pants, gray t shirt, blue slippers
I am remembering...
I am be dealing with plumbers & contractors in and out of our place this week. Replacing our master bathroom floor and toilet.
I am currently reading...a Women of Faith novel, A Lady Like Sarah by Margaret Brownley

I am hoping... to visit the nearby Mennonite community stores. Needing to replenish my spices.

On my mind...a friend who lost her mother-in-law this past weekend.

Noticing that...I dont mind the new look of facebook that everyone seems to be complaining about.

Pondering these words... "Preventive Parenting provides a much more peaceful environment in our homes. It allows us to work on the discipline issues that are really crucial--and to ward off punishment, etc. for situations that can be handled ahead of time, rather than the heat of the moment. As an added bonus, Preventive Parenting teaches our kids how to solve problems, come up with options, get a handle on things before they become too big, etc. as they watch us model these skills for them."

From the kitchen... greasy cheeseburgers, pickles, green beans, potato chips

Around the house... pillow fights...guitar playing...

One of my favorite things...quiet moments.

From my picture journal...Logan tromping thru the snow -

Menu Planning

This week's menu...don't forget to check out for more inspiration.

Monday: Cheeseburgers - diners, drive ins, & dives style! Fries and Mac Salad

Tuesday: leftovers

Wednesday: new casserole recipe for the week - Chipotle Mac & Cheese (which didnt' happen last week)

Thursday: Salisbury Steak, buttered noodles, spinach

Friday: Family Night - homemade pizza, movie or games

Saturday: White Chicken Chili

Sunday: Breakfast for Dinner...pancakes, maple butter, scrambled eggs

Monday, February 1, 2010

28 days...

28 days. To cleanliness. To order. 28 days to one happy mamma!
Laura over at Org Junkie is hosting a 28 day organization challenge. For a chance at some awesome prizes, all I have to do is....spend the next 28 days organizing my mess :(

I feel like the entire house is desperate for a makeover. But I am selecting our master bedroom for the whole space catagory and my office corner for small space catagory. Sadly, I am required to post some before pictures as well as after. I must swallow my home-maker pride and be authentic.

better get on it....

Monday's menu plan

Wow, its hard to believe that 2010 is 1/12 over! January really seemed to fly by. Now here it is, the first day of Feb....and a monday. Would be easy to feel blah right now. Why does Feb just have blah written all over it?? But...I am refusing those mid-winter blues!
I am excited about this weeks menu planning. Its Super Bowl week, which means yummy snack foods!

Monday: Chicken & dumplings, peas

Tuesday: MOPS - having super-bowl themed food since we are having a Dad-Panel. My very own Man will be participating ;-) I haven't settled, but am thinking an old family favorite -
Krout Burgers.

Wednesday: Crock-pot Night - Dirty Rice & hominy

Thursday: Salisbury Steak, buttered noodles, spinach

Friday: Family Night - homemade pizza, movie or games

Saturday: Chipotle Mac & Cheese...a yummy new cassarole recipe I can't wait to try. Has chorizo in it. Recipe to follow next week if its good.

Sunday: Super Bowl Sunday - to be decided....think I will do a poll on my facebookpage :)

Don't you just love this picture? I want a stove like that! Something like the gorgeous red range they used on Extreme Makeover Home Edition last night. It was love at first sight! Time to start saving my pennies.
They even have a wood-burning one.

Isn't it just calling your name?! Makes me want to start rolling out pie dough, mixing up some biscuits, kneading some bread.....Oh My! And of course the tea kettle on top is A MUST!

LOVE that table too :)

Don't forget to check out for more menu planning ideas. Over three hundred blogs listed already. I think I listed at #344.
And leave me a comment....let me know what you think about my red range :)


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