Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Somehow, someway, something in me changed over the last year, in addition to sudden, unexplained cry bouts, I now have an enormous amount of maternal guilt. I'm blaming my friends for these new emotions. You know who you are.
And how, you may ask does maternal guilt come into play with the Colts?? Well, my kids should want to see them right? It's summer, we should be doing FUN things, right? How often does a NFL team ( a super-bowl winning one I might add...) come to town?? Why should my sanity come into play?
So we went.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
This is probably one of the reasons why I hate the dentist. I have an incredible sweet tooth. And strawberry pie is my favorite. Ok. ONE of my favorites. I made this last week with the strawberries Elizabeth and I picked.
1 baked pie crust ~ I like the Pampered Chef recipe, or this one, Marie Calendars'
3/4 cup sugar
4 Tablespoons corn starch
2 cups boiling water
Cook until clear, remove from heat and add 1 (3oz) package strawberry jello. Pour this glaze over 2 quarts of clean, sliced strawberries. Refrigerate until set.
I'd rather eat this than.... cake!
Post note: This was to be posted Tuesday night, when I fell asleep watching the dvr of The Bachelorette.
Today, when my bestest, T. called and asked if we wanted to go to the library, I suggested that we also have a picnic lunch at the park. What could be better? A nice quiet library, the kids love it there, and then all their energy out at the park, everyone will take nice long naps right?? Just what we need after last week. It was perfect.
And you know what was even better? There was a box waiting for me when I got home.
Although I've been a BIG fan of the TOMS organization for some time, I had never purchased a pair of their shoes because I thought they were ugly. Several weeks ago when a friend of mine sent me the email that TOMS were coming out with a new style, I knew I had to have a pair!
I wore them all day. They are probably the most comfortable shoe in my closet.
As I sit here, I am thinking about giving, and figuring out how God wants us to give, and how much He wants us to give, and I remember someone saying once: "You should give until you are slightly uncomfortable." Ha! there is nothing uncomfortable about these!!
Post Note. This was to be posted Monday night. But, I fell asleep watching the bachelorette.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Friday night we decided to hit the root beer stand even though it had started to sprinkle. We hit the road back home when we heard the tornado sirens.... Saturday they called the soccer games due to lightening after we were already soaked. The kids played in the rain and sand at an open house in Michigan for the son of one of Ryan's classmates. Oh, how I had forgotten about the sand...
The sun came out on Sunday, enough for us to enjoy the great outdoors... in a mud puddle.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Ryan and the kids picked up all the leftovers and took them to the burn pile.
Ryan worked the dirt with help from our friend, Terry, got all the rocks out. Planted grass, and spread straw over the entire thing. Very slowly, it started to peek through the straw.
And last night?
Now, just to get the landscaping done.....
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I think I'm over the second grade drama. I spoke with the principal, and feel better after having vented. At this point, we'll be lucky to get that boy through high school. Poor kid is having a rough time. This week, he put a penny over the eye on our garage door sensor. When he realized that the door would not work with the penny still in there, he ripped the sensor off of the bracket and cut the wires with a knife. AND THEN he threw the whole kit and caboodle in with the heifers. As in MANURE. Yes, we had a long talk about coming to your parents when you have a small problem, and how each decision he made, made it into a bigger problem, and the biggest problem being that he lied about it. Grr. Maybe we should just be happy if we keep him out of jail.
We had a wonderful time with our house full of company two weekends ago. It was a great time for me, remembering my up-bringing and introducing my children to an event that forever changed my life. It was also an alarming reminder of exactly how old I am! Running into an old friend and reminiscing was a definite highlight of the weekend.
Elizabeth's class watched chicks hatch, and William's class observed the process of a caterpillar becoming a butterfly. Both, the highlight of their school year.
A hot air balloon floated gently by our house one evening.
We had ice cream on the porch,
and the kids swam in the little kiddie pool.
Ryan has been busy in the field, this was a better day- he was baling hay the day before, hot, Hot, HOT!
I organized my closet. Had to make room for my bags I unpacked. Made me wonder... What does owning a pair of Jessica Simpson's shoes say about me?
How about two pairs?? And liking Amanda Bynes? What does that say about a 30 something mom of four?
Bought myself something at the John Deere Store.
Who knew they carried pin holders? And the fabric underneath? A new dress for me.
We snuggled and kissed little Cooper Mack, the cutest baby in the world. (since December 2006 anyway.) We love his Mommy and Daddy, and now we love him! Smelling him just about jump started me back lactating, but we left before he cried. *phew*
Elizabeth and I picked 22 pounds of strawberries. We've enjoyed strawberry milkshakes, strawberries over ice cream, and strawberry shortcake. Depending on how I feel, a strawberry pie may be our dessert tonight.
My baby was sick yesterday. He had a low grade fever all day. Poor little guy finally fell asleep at 1:45pm, coughing in his sleep at 2, he vomited all over me. I had planned on working at home, but the only thing I got accomplished was a shower. His fever was gone this morning, so he was off to the sitter.
Yesterday was the last day of school, and we all are so happy. No homework for 10 weeks!
Last Thursday my supervisor took me and two of my co-workers for a "retreat" day at a local spa. We all got facials and pedicures. OPI has a Hong Kong line, and it turns out,