Friday, February 26, 2010

You like me, you really like me!

Dusty really does a good job
ignoring Polly the majority of the time.
He will occasionally growl at her
when he is annoyed.
So the other day when I
walked into the room
and found this I thought
it was so sweet.

I am sure that Polly was saying,
"He likes me! He really likes me!"

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Pineapple Teriyaki Turkey Burgers

So easy and so yummy
Here are all of the ingredients.
Ground turkey, Veri Veri Teriyaki, oat bran,
garlic powder, mushrooms, onion, pineapple & olive oil.

Look at the awesome deal I found on ground turkey!!!!!

This is the best teriyaki sauce to use.

Letting go.

I really lean towards being a little controlling.
I like things clean and neat.
I sometimes have to make myself let go of things.
Like when Conner asked to make his own lunch.
Sounded good.
Until he pulled out the nutella.
and salted it.
Then added this. . . .
He also put some mayo on the cheese.
He asked for salami too but we were out.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Guest post.

Hi this is Emma.
My mom's guest poster.
I like my hair in this picture
I hope you like it too.
Maybe I will do this for one of my

Rainy days again.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


This is Callie's passion right now.
I think she is very talented.
This is not the first look she has recreated.
The pictures started out seriously enough.
And it went downhill from there.

Valentine's Day

Cute & a little sassy!

We love our new church.
There is a real heart for children here.

The girls were able to participate in a
little production for Valentine's Day.

Bamma and Papa came to see the girls.

Pastor David did an awesome job
teaching about God's love for us.
He taught about how when Jesus died
on the cross that was really
the ultimate Valentine's Day.
He did it because he loves us.
He challenged us to love God with
ALL of our heart, soul and mind.
And to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.
(my paraphrase but you can
get the real deal here.)
This has been a challenge for Jim and I because we
tend to have some protective mechanisms
that lead us to want to protect ourselves from
being used and abused.
We kind of grew up with the idea that everyone
just wants something from you.
But we have discovered that
a) This has not worked out to well for us.
b) There are people out there that deserve our trust.
c) We at times may have used people ourselves.
Even if this was not done on purpose the
outcome to the other person is the same, they felt used.
d) This is really not trusting God.

Pastor David taught about the
2 beams to the cross.
The vertical beam is God reaching down and
extending his love, forgiveness, mercy,
grace and salvation to each one of us.
The horizontal beam represents
his desire for us to extend that same
love, forgiveness, mercy and grace to others.
Good stuff!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cheap labor

Will work for food. . . . . . . . .
Chicken Nuggets to be exact.

We have a man cave!

Jim spent all morning and most
of the afternoon cleaning out his garage.
He says it is not really a man cave
unless it has a TV.
There is nothing sexier than a man with a clean garage!
(positive re-enforcement)

Creative Crafty Friend

This is my friend Micki
She just lost 64 pounds!
Isn't she pretty!!!

Callie gave her a makeover.

This is what she gave Callie for her birthday.

A cupcake tier!!!!

She got the plates and the sherbet cups at Savers.
Savers is like an upscale Goodwill. : )

She just used epoxy to glue it all together.

That little munchkin in the background
helped eat the yummy cake balls that
Micki made to put on the cupcake tier.

Callie's 11th Birthday.

Callie's B-day Breakfast in bed

Her request was for cream cheese
stuffed waffles with fresh strawberries.

She is usually my late sleeper so I did not think
I had to get up early to start breakfast.
Funny thing is I did not think that she might get up early
because of the excitement a birthday creates!
Poor girl had to lay in bed for an hour waiting for
her breakfast in bed!!!
Happy Birthday Callie girl!!!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Random Thoughts!!!!!

I have noticed that many of my fellow bloggers
have been doing something called
Stream of Consciousness.
I like to call them Random Thoughts. . . . . . . . .
I really want to be better about posting on this blog.
I really want to use this blog to journal

about all the of awesome things God is doing in our life.
My 6 year old son will not go to the bathroom by himself.

He has to have a perpetual conversation
with whomever is nearby so he can reassure
himself he is not alone.

"Hey mommy."

"Yes Conner, what do you want?"

"Nothing, just making sure you are still there."

It is kind of funny actually.
I made the best BLTs tonight for dinner.
Our kids have made new friends.
They are the neighbor kids right down

the street from us.
Callie's glittery eyeliner is super cute.
Emma is coughing and coughing and coughing.
7 days with no Starbucks. : (
No fast food February at our house.
I have a goal that I will be better about cooking

healthy dinners every night.
I will have a weekly menu to help me reach my goal.
I really want a baby.
Jim and I have gone on more dates in the

last 6 months than we had in the last 6 years.
I really love a good tall glass of iced tea.
Ice tea is cheaper than Starbucks and a lot less calories.
Marriage retreat coming up in 27 days.
Need to find people to take our kids when

we go to our 1st ever Marriage retreat.
What we fasted and prayed for in January is

being played out before us.
God answers prayers.
My brother John came over this week

and make the best brownies.
He used honeybutter and vanilla soymilk.

Callie told me on Tuesday that she really,

really wants to go swimming.
She was wondering if we knew of anyone

with a heated pool.
Kathleen called us on Wednesday and asked

if we wanted to come swimming in the heated pool
at the Wigwam on Friday.
So Jim has Conner and Callie at the Wigwam swimming.
I am home with Emma.

Listening to her coughing and wondering
why bacon stinks up the house so bad.
I really like hummus.

That is pretty much all I had had to eat today
until I enjoyed the yummy BLT.
3 months til Family Camp!!!!!!!
Need to go play in the snow soon.
Girl Scout cookies came in.
Add that to the hummus and

THAT is pretty much all I had had to eat today.
Wish I had some pictures to add.
Jim added security to our computers.
Can't figure out how to download my camera.
Bacon really makes me thirsty.
I think I will go have some iced tea.

Saturday, February 6, 2010