Friday, March 27, 2009
I realized I hadn't posted any random pics of the kids lately so here they are! I don't know what Collin is doing in this pic but I thought his face was funny.
Ronni -- of course--- talking on the phone.
Collin laughing at me on the couch.
Ronni, sporting her brand new pink Clemson jersey that her uncle Karl got her (we're a divided family -- Dad thought it should be burgundy w/ a pic of a chicken on it) and carrying around her pineapple purse that is, obviously, carrying her cell phone in it b/c it's not propped up to her ear. hehe! My high maintenance little girl. LOL!!
For those of you who don't know Latter-day Saints (mormons) are encouraged to have 1 year supply of food in case of an emergency (job loss, disability, depression, snow storm, hurricane, disability, end of the world ;). Anyways!! haha!
I am going to work on my 3 month supply and then progress from there. Right now my goal is three months though. Last night we made Rice Pilaf food storage style. All I used was rice, chicken broth, canned chicken, 3 cans of veggies, and dried onions and ta-da!! A meal! It made a ton though so I stuck some in the freezer to use later and the rest is in the fridge for us to eat when the urge strikes. =D
This weekend I'll be attempting a breakfast... I may do it for Sunday morning b/c it's done in the crock pot. Hooray for crock pots!!! =D
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Whoo!! Tired yet? I am! Then at 6am Collin comes to the bedroom to wake me up. He was ready to start his day whether I was or not. I got him settled and fed then I took a shower and got ready to go. I had to leave at 7:45am to get to a conference in Augusta that was starting at 9am. The conference was awesome -- I learned a lot and it was over around 3pm.
I got back home around 3:50pm. I changed clothes, peed and loaded the kids up in the car to get to a birthday party. It was a ton of fun! Collin, especially, loved it. It was Ninja Turtle themed and my friend did an awesome job. "Shredder" decided to cause trouble at the birthday party and "Master Splinter" sent some help for the "birthday ninjas". Collin and the other kids received bandanas to tie around their heads and received training to earn their weapons before going against the Shredder (pinata). It was really cute!! LOL!! But Collin was having so much fun we didn't get back home until after 7pm. Yikes!
Now I'm home, about to get Collin to bed. I still have things to do tonight including going back to work so I'm going to go so I can get started and maybe I will be able to go straight to bed when I get back from work.
I'm tired. =D
Monday, March 16, 2009
Here is my organized closet.
And then I just had to throw this picture in b/c I thought it was cute. Paul sleeping in Collin's bed. Haha!! We'll have to get Ronni a bed soon. ;) She's getting soooo big!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
So... until about two weeks ago I had never heard of Aldi (it's a grocery store). It just came here. I saw in the newspaper how cheap things are there ---- like a gallon of milk for $1.99. Oh my heck!!
Anyways, I went today for my normal bi-monthly grocery trip. We are a family of four and I normally spend $100-150 on one of these trips. I know... I'm trying to figure out how to bring it down and I just might have. I got to the store and had to put a quarter in a little attachment on the cart to get it out (I got it back when I returned it) and I thought, "Oh my... why am I here if they charge you to get a buggy?" Anyways... I got inside and went crazy. The prices were so good I bought things I never do. I got all kinds of snacks for dh and the kids; cookies, chips. I even got yogurt in the small containers instead of one big one and I got the kids a generic brand like go-gurts --- which they've NEVER had before. I bought fresh fruits to snack on instead of frozen. I got the nice skinny, yummy sandwich meat that is always so expensive and then all my normal stuff. I went through the checkout isle and..... $78!!!!! WHAT!!!!?????????? I LOVE THAT PLACE!!! I can't wait to tell dh tonight when he gets home. YAY!!!!Just thought I'd share my wonderful grocery shopping experience. ;)
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Ronni -- she was tired of the sprinklers. She thought the water was too cold ;) hehe
Here she is in her cute little swimming suit. She's leaving all of us on our own. She doesn't need water to have fun. hehe!