Thursday, May 31, 2007

What it did after we put up our pool

The day after. Of course!

♪ I Wanna Hold Your Hand ♪

I apologize for the poor quality picture but it was taken with my cell phone. I had to share it anyway. Adam fell asleep in the car holding hands with Abby. She even let go at one point to do something after he was asleep and then wormed her hand back under his to hold it again. So sweet!!!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Menu Plan Monday - May 28, 2007



Monday- Grilled Hamburgers, potato salad, fruit, chips
Tuesday- Chicken Fajita Burritoes
Wednesday- Sloppy Joes, Corn, Salad
Thursday- Beef Stroganoff, Salad
Friday- Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

Be sure to check out the other menus this week hosted by Laura over at Organizing Junkie.

Have a great week!

Friday, May 25, 2007

What I Did Today

Today I put together a quickie little blog that is my growing collection of LOST information. It's called All is LOST. Check it out if you are interested in the show. If you blog about LOST and want me to add you to my LOST blogroll just let me know.


Oh, and I also planted 24 strawberry plants, make snickerdoodles, did some house cleaning and laundry, and kept 4 kids alive. I didn't waste all my time on All is LOST! :-)

Monday, May 21, 2007

Menu Plan Monday - May 21, 2007

Updated to add picture (5-22-07)




Monday- Take-out Chinese
Tuesday- Chicken Salad & Breadsticks
Wednesday- Soft Tacos, Chips & Salsa
Thursday- Chicken & Rice Bake, Salad
Friday- Baked Fish, Rice Pilaf, Salad

Chicken Salad Recipe:
This isn't as much a recipe as it is a list of what I put in my salad. Amounts are totally to taste!

Lettuce (I use romaine salad mix) ~ Cubed: cucumber, celery, chedder cheese, tomato ~ Frozen peas, rinsed and drained ~ Cooked chicken

I cut up chicken breast into bite-sized pieces, season it with paprika (I use a lot of paprika, it gives it great color as well as taste!), granulated onion, granulated garlic, pepper, salt, dill weed

Serve immediately with Italian dressing & breadsticks.




Abby, my little helper... :-) Actually Micah was my helper tonight. He chopped up cucumbers, celery, tomatoes, and cheese. He had a ball and asked if there was a meal he could make all by himself and that he wanted to be a chef when he grows up. I guess I should have had him in the kitchen with me a long time ago!!


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Thursday, May 17, 2007

It's the last day of school



The last day of homeschool IS rather anti-climactic! But we're all glad it's here. Micah is finished with the 3rd grade and Rebecca is finished with the 5th grade. Seems amazing to me. I can still remember her first day of kindergarten... "Mom, this is more fun than I hoped it would be!" Her attitude has changed since then but she is still a delight and I couldn't ask for a better student in my sweet son, Micah. It's been a rough, but great year. I'm looking forward to the next one.

Monday, May 14, 2007

I'm still here

When I posted my Menu Plan Monday post below, I realized that I hadn't posted anything since the last Monday! I've had a busy week and blogging didn't make the priority list. Following is a short recap of my activities (besides the usual stuff) last week:

  • Finishing up school. Micah is done with his work for this year and Rebecca has about 4-5 days left. Woo-hoo!

  • Boise Bible College Spring Conference. We got to hear Dr. Ajai (ah-jay) Lall from the Central India Christian Mission speak all three nights of the Conference as well as hear him preach today at our church service. My friend, Scott Riggan, led worship each night. I got to see several people from Bible college days as well as see some people from back home in Oregon. It was a great week and my kids had a remarkable time too. Micah was wishing that the conference would last longer and Adam is still talking about going to the "Bible college"! It's so funny to hear a 3-year-old say Bible college. :-) Oh, and it was quite a trip seeing my son, Micah running around making fast friends with the son of a guy I went to school with who is now PROFESSOR Whittaker! Yikes.


  • Jim got our garden area tilled up Saturday, (YEA, honey!) and I got my garden planted. This is my first garden in a couple of years. The garden area was looking pretty sad until yesterday. I planted:

    • 2 tomatoes
    • 2 green peppers
    • 2 cucumbers
    • 1 zucchini
    • 3 pumpkins
    • 1 parsley
    • 1 lettuce (The parsley and lettuce is for the benefit of our newest family member.)
    • a row of carrots
    • 2 rows of sweet onions
    • 2 rows of potatoes (I do live in Idaho!)
    • a second row of peas (the first row was planted about 6 weeks ago)


  • We got the house cleaned up and had my in-laws over Saturday evening for hot dogs and other picnic fare. We enjoyed the very pleasant weather and the kids played in the newly tilled dirt. After that it was baths for the kids and bedtime for us all.

All in all it was a very busy, but productive week of breaking up fallow ground and planting seeds that will bring forth a harvest both temporal and eternal. I hope you have a great week.



    Menu Plan Monday - May 14, 2007



    Monday- Crockpot Swiss Steak & Rice, Salad
    Tuesday- French Dip Sandwiches & Cantaloupe
    Wednesday- Grilled Pork Steaks, Steamed Baby Reds, Applesauce
    Thursday- Chicken Enchiladas, Chips & Salsa
    Friday- Crockpot BBQ Pork Ribs (finished in the oven), Corn, Salad

    Be sure to check out the other menus this week at Organizing Junkie.

    Tuesday, May 08, 2007

    Menu Plan Monday - May 7, 2007


    Better late than never, right?! Even thought it's after midnight, it's still Monday night to me so here goes.

    Monday- Eggplant Parmigiana, Penne Alfredo, Salad
    Tuesday- Chili, Cornbread
    Wednesday- Grilled Hamburgers
    Thursday- Soft Tacos, Chips & Salsa
    Friday- French Toast, Bacon/Sausage, OJ


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    Monday, May 07, 2007

    Check it out

    My daughter, Rebecca, has a new post up at her blog, Just Horsin' Around. Be sure to check it out and leave her a comment. It will give her a thrill!!

    Wednesday, May 02, 2007

    What Season Am I?




    You Are Fall!



    Thoughtful
    Expressive
    Creative
    Poetic
    Smart




    Hat tip to Pipsqueak at The Common Room.