Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
Mon- Turkey/gravy, Mashed potatoes, green beans
Weds- Tacos, Spanish Rice, Cheesecake
Thurs.- Spaghetti and Meatballs, toast
Friday- Doctor's appointment.eatout
Saturday- Homemade Pizza
Sunday- Soup and Sandwiches
Monday- Night before my c-section we will probably order out and take it easy
For more menus see Organizing Junkie's blog
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
5 Things You May Not Know About Me
1. I was in my high school choir, but I cannot sing very well.
2. I took three years of piano and hated it and do not know very much now.
3.I was a 4-H member and won several National Awards.
4. I graduated from the University of Kentucky in Home Economics Education and got a job right out of college.
5. I gave the commencement address at my high school graduation.
I tag Becky and Rachel.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
This is the first WFMW that I have been in. I love all of your ideas and thought I would add one of my own.
I got 2 bushels of apples given to me at Christmas. The first thing that came to my mind was a recipe that a friend gave me several years back called Freezer Apple Pie. She would make a whole bunch at the holidays and give them away as gifts or use when she had to bring something to holiday parties because it was quick and easy! Well, I made 12 pies at Christmas and it really was EASY! I have had pies to pull out reall quickly when I needed something for a potluck at church and even gave a few away for the Holidays!
Freezer Apple Pie
4 cups sliced apples
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 (9 inch) pie shell
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter
Toss the apples, 1/2 cup sugar, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Place in frozen pie shell. Mix the flour, 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl. Cut in 1/3 cup butter until crumbly. (I used a pastry blender and it made this so easy!) Cut 2 tablespoons of butterinto pats and place on top of the crumbly mixture. place in a 1-gallon freezer bag. Freeze until ready to bake. Remove from freezer bag. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees. Bake for 40 minutes longer. Yeild 6 servings.
Some pictures of the frozen and cooked pie are on the top of this post. Hope you all enjoy!
For more tips visit Rocks In My Dryer !
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
BTW, I think my dh, kids, and friends want the real me back too!
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Here is Lara's (The Lazy Organizer) explanation of what Smart Habit Saturday is all about:
SMART Habit Saturday is all about making one small change in your life at a time. Pick one daily habit that you want to start, post about it (please link back to The Lazy Organizer) and then leave a link here so that we can all check up on your progress and give encouragement! Next week you can post an update and a new SMART Habit if you want or just keep working on this week’s habit for 21 days. Don’t forget it takes 21 days to make a new habit so you’re not off the hook at the end of one week. You have to keep working on it!
Well, I decided to join in this after reading Kara's (A Bit of Me) neat things she was doing. I think I have only missed one week so that is not too bad. First off, I am not going to be making any big, hard goals right now. As some of you know, I am 34 weeks pregnant and my doctor does not plan on me going any farther than 36-37 weeks and right now I am having blood pressure issues and could have to go to the hospital next week. So, I am going to start really small!
First, I want to tell you why I picked this goal. Last week my dh helped me clean our room. We are going to start our nursery in there because we really have no where else to put the baby. I have a 7 year old and 2 year old twins occuping my other rooms. Anyways we got 6 garbage bags out of the room, two large boxes to give away, and 3 laundry baskets of clothes to go through. It took us a whole day cleaning in there and I worked part of another day just on the clothes. It had actually became my junk room! No joke! It looks so nice in there now! :) I can see my floor, bed, and nightstand table! And I really do not want to spend that much time in there again. So, I am going to start off small and make my bed everyday. I used to do this and it made me feel so good everyday! But after it became the junk room, I just left it there. I have also heard that a clean bedroom will help you sleep better. Well, that might not happen right now, as I am having lots of problems sleeping with this over 5 lb baby inside me, but I really think it will in the future and with this being my starter nursery, I really got to keep it cleaned and organized or I will go crazy! So, that is the goal I am going to work on for this week.
Also, I did this kind of thing with another group I was in, although they set the goals for you (I like this better!), and they had a great idea that helped me and I think I am going to try it again. It kind of helps you see getting the job done! I have a calendar on my fridge and when I finish the new habit each day, I am going to put a star sticker on there. As I add new habits, I just change the color of the star as I put them on there. I know this may sound kind of childish, but it really helped me last time so I am going to try it again!
Here is my bed and yes I made it today!!!
Check out The Lazy Organizer to learn more about SMART Habit Saturday and join in the fun!
Friday, January 12, 2007
Thursday, January 11, 2007
In 2004, we found out that we were going to have another baby. This was really good news after trying to have another baby w/o success for 5 years. We went to the doctor when I was about 6 weeks because I was feeling so bad. They sent us to ultrasound first and I will never forget that moment! The technicin asked us if we had twins in our family. I said yes but you are not telling me we are having twins. I have twin sisters. Then I looked and saw two dots. Yes, we were going to have twins. At about 5 months, my doctor recommended moderate bedrest and suggested that I stop working because my blood pressure and the stress levels at work were just not working for me. So, I went on Family Medical Leave and stayed off work until October of that year. My dh and I had been talking about me staying home with the babies and not going back to work at all. This was a very hard decision because my job paid the most money and provided great benefits for our family including medical benefits. I continued working after my first baby and felt great about that decision, even though now I got some issues with what my son got out of daycare! So, after lots of prayer and deep thought we decided that I would stay home with the twins. I remember being so worried about how things would work out and a scripture from the BOM kept coming to me. When Nephi was going to get the plates and basically (I not great at quoting) but if we do the things we are asked, Heavenly Father will prepare a way for us to accomplish that thing. We have been counseled as mothers to stay home if at all possible and the Lord had given us twins so I went on faith that my HF would prepare a way for me to stay home and take care of twins. Well, somehow that has all happened. I really have not had a need that has not been taken care of. Even some of my wants I still get to have. I really do enjoy staying home, but I do miss my old job tons. I remember the going away party that my office gave me, I cried so hard that night! I do not think I will ever forget that. But I have had the confirmation that I am doing what I am suppose to do. Believe me when I say it has been a sacrafice for my family for me to stay home, but I know that I am doing the right thing. I know my children are being taken care of and I am happy!
So, that is the hardest decision that I have ever had to make in my life.
Want to have a deep thought Thursday with me and share the hardest decision you have ever had to make in your blog? I'd love to read about it.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
My 7 year old has really good friends at church. He has been crying for weeks because all of the "big" kids get to move up into the valiants class. There were no other babies born in our branch the year he was born. He was in nursery all alone the whole time, so all of the other kids are lots younger or several years older. He has been so upset. Well, he told us he refused to go to the "baby" class. During sacrament on Sunday one of the "big" kids got up and bore his testimony and talked about how they felt like they were leaving Nicholas behind and they included him in there testimony about becoming missionaries and how they wanted to be like Nicholas because he really wanted to be a missionary. He hoped Nicholas would continue to be such a good example to the "little" kids in the CTR class. This really helped Nicholas and was an answer to my prayers! He went to his class without a problem.
Monday, January 8, 2007
Just wanted to get down what I need to get done this week. Dh has been helping me purge and organise. I will show you pictures from last week as soon as I put them on my computer, huge difference.
1. Get Christmas stuff put away (just have a few more things)
2. Clean my bedroom (purge stuff and set up nursery)
3. Clean twins room (organize and purge and make into a "toddler" room)
Here is my weekly menu.
Monday: Tacos, spanish rice
Tuesday: Spaghetti, garlic toast
Wednesday: Chicken Stir Fry (see recipe below), Fried Rice, Peas
Thursday: Turkey, green beans, mashed potatoes
Saturday: Pork Chops, Soup Beans, Macaroni and Cheese, Cornbread
Sunday: Chili, Cornbread
Kate's Sweet and Sour Chicken (or pork or beef)
2 lbs chicken
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
Mix all together, and fry until brown
Heat to boiling:
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup vinegar
1 1/2 cup water
Thicken with cornstarch. Pour over meat, cook slowly in oven 45 min to 1 hour. Serve with rice and vegetable of your choice.
Friday, January 5, 2007
Another pregnancy condition that I will be so glad to get rid of! My hands tingle all of the time! I hate it. When I use the computer, drive the car or try to sleep I just have this tingling in my hands. My doctor told me it was from all of the extra fluid in the body during pregnancy. Weird how I never had any problem like this with my other pregnancies. My doctor also said it happens in peoples feet too, so I guess it could be worse?
Anyone experenience this while pregnant? My doctor says it goes away after delievery. I can't wait! It is sooo annoying!
Thursday, January 4, 2007
Tuesday, January 2, 2007
Well here I am at 32 weeks pregnant! I really do feel like 40 weeks! lol I have never made it to 40 weeks so how would I know what it feels like. The baby has dropped and I am having a ton of pressure! I am using a maternity belt and it has helped a lot. Just sitting in a chair is killing me. i really do not think it will be long! Yes, I know I need to keep it in longer, tell that to my body! Anyways, I feel pretty good other than the pressure which is making it harder to get things done. I am putting together my "nursery" this week. Well a place in my room. I also have a baby shower on Saturday that I am looking forward too. Well, anyways enjoy my fat picture, oh I mean my belly shot!
Monday, January 1, 2007
You've Changed 44% in 10 Years
You've done a good job changing with the times, but deep down, you're still the same person.
You're clothes, job, and friends may have changed some - but it hasn't changed you.
I really feel like I have done a 360 in my life in the past 10 years! What about you?