Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday's Fave Five Moments

1. Watching my little 2 yr old's curls bouncing to & fro as she walked up the aisle as a flower girl in my nephew's wedding

2. Taking a three hour motorcycle ride thru the country with my husband.

3. My Mom found the book "A Big Ball of String" at a garage sale. Written in the 50's, was one that we had growing up and I LOVED it! Now I get to read it to my own kids.

4. My littlest has decided to fight nap times and climbs out of her crib...she has never been a cuddler or liked being rocked. Now, that is the only way that she will go to sleep! And after the strong-willed fight gets settled down, I am loving that quiet moment with her. Just holding her close. Watching her little eyelids slowly flutter shut.

5. This is probably not what I should consider a blessing....but how about if I just say this was a great moment to appreciate my child's sense of humor! Our seven yr old asked why "Daddy is 60 yrs older than Mommy?" (she actually meant "six" lol)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Simple Woman's Daybook

Outside my window... the evening sky is beautiful. Its the first "official" day of summer...stays light longer, which means I got the entire yard mowed this evening, instead of it taking two. haha

I am thinking...about my dentist appointment tomorrow. And how I dread the process.

I am thankful for... a quiet moment of solitude before going to bed.

From the learning rooms...we have been studying on crawdads, tadpoles, weather/meteorology, and serving others.

From the kitchen...deer tenderloin, mashed potatoes with chives from my little herb garden, sweet corn, and fresh ripe tomatoes.

I am wearing...a large comfy cotton tshirt with shorts

I am creating...a "weathered" robin's egg blue peg shelf for the kids bathroom.

I am have to mark down the Library's Summer Reading schedule, because somehow we forgot all about it today and didnt go!

I am reading...through the book of John in the my Bible this month for a 21 day challenge.

I am hoping...

I am hearing...America's Got Talent on the tv upstairs.

Around the house...random flip flops, balls, & jumpropes, sure signs of summer.

One of my favorite shelves. Tall wooden ones...floor to ceiling! And shorter antique ones with glass doors.

A few plans for the rest of the week...more writing to get done, a visit to the Blueberry Farm, Fred will be working a music fest all weekend, church, and who knows what else this week will bring :)

Here is a picture thought I am sharing…the busy blur we call Keira!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Chicken & Garlic Fried Rice, fresh tomatoes

Tuesday: Deer Steak, mashed potatoes w bacon, sr cream and freshly picked chives, green beans, biscuits

Wednesday: Grilled Chicken, scalloped potatoes, corn

Thursday: Spaghetti, salads, breadsticks

Friday: Steakhouse Burgers on the grill, pasta salad, watermelon

Saturday: might try grilling pizza!

Sunday: Taco Salad

Monday, June 6, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Pork Cutlet Parmesana, fruit salad

Tuesday: Grilled Chicken & garlic rice, salad

Wednesday: Ham & Noodle Casserole, broccoli

Thursday: Gumbo

Friday: leftovers

Saturday: our church small group Pizza Night

Sunday: fried catfish, hush puppies, coleslaw, corn

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Simple Woman's Daybook - June 1st"

Outside my window... the sky is dark, stars are twinkling and there are two lightening bugs flickering around the yard.

I am quickly this spring and now summer is moving! I wish we could slow it down a little bit. Feel like I havent been enjoying and savoring every moment like I should be.

I am thankful for... my family all safely tucked into their beds. We are only a couple hrs away from Joplin, and it has been a heratbreaking past week and a half since the tornadoes did so much devistation. It certainly has reminded us not to take things for granted.

From the learning rooms..."school" is on break for the summer, though we are still learning every day. The cicadas (locusts) are here and the kids have found them fascinating. I am searching for some stuff for us to do a unit study and lapbook on locusts.
Ashleigh has taught herself how to write in cursive! And is doing amazing!
Logan is so so smart, its almost scary. We will go ahead and start kindergarten in the fall.
Keira is trying to sing her ABC's...and knows the color purple.

From the kitchen...tonight I fixed a roasted garlic marinara with spaghetti and herbed parmesan bread.

I am wearing...a large comfy cotton tshirt with shorts

I am creating...some new recipes for an upcoming book.

I am going...outside to water my tomato plants, since it doesn't look like we'll get any rain tonight.

I am reading...Love Me If You Must by Nicole Young. A fun mystery novel about a woman who refurbs houses.

I am get some writing done tonight, so tomorrow I can focus on laundry and packing for the weekend.

I am hearing...tree frogs and the whir of the ceiling fan. I love quiet summer evenings. Ha, I love anything quiet!!

Around the house...sit random boxes, slowly being filled with stuff for our garage sale, that I hope to have in a couple weeks.

One of my favorite things...visits with old friends. Whether face to face, phone, or email. Its lovely to stay in touch with kindred spirits.

A few plans for the rest of the week...leaving for out-of-state. My nephew is getting married this weekend. Keira is the flower girl and my husband is the dj.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing…my new red chair.



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