Thursday, December 31, 2009

10 on Tuesday (on Thursday)

10 New Year's Resolutions

1. Read my Bible more

2. Have a more structured prayer life

3. Do more "school" with Sam and Sophie

4. Lose weight. I'm not gonna say how much. Just lose some.

5. Establish a regular exercise routine

6. Make more time for my husband

7. Implement a cleaning schedule

8. Spend more time with each individual child.

9. Breastfeed until Maggie is 1

10. Get the kids rooms situated

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

10 on Tuesday on Wednesday LOL

10 great things about the holidays

1. the awe of God becoming man. some people say santa makes Christmas magical. i say Christ does.

2. seeing family we only get to see at this time of year and catching up.

3. cookies!

4. no dieting!

5. days off--from school, from work, from extracurricular activities...

6. Christmas specials on tv

7. Christmas carols

8. SNOW! the big white fluffy kind <3

9. pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice lattes

10. presents of course! giving and getting.

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 12/21-12/27

Monday: pizza and carrots with ranch. (making sugar cookies, peanut butter cookies and chocolate chip cookies)

Tuesday: mexican pizzas and rice (making cranberry white chocolate cookies, snowball surprise cookies and pecan round cookies)

Wednesday: grilled cheese, tomato soup and wheat crackers (make pumkin pie and pecan pie)

Thursday: (breakfast)~ cheddar popovers and hash browns. (lunch at our house)~ ham, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green bean cassarole, rolls and homemade pumpkin pie.(dinner at in-laws)

Friday: (breakfast: christmas morning egg and sausage cassarole, overnight caramel apple cinnamon rolls) dinner~ parmesean alfredo tilapia with mixed veggies over angel hair and rolls.

Saturday: Christmas with the other side of the in-laws.

Sunday: Christmas with my family.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

mama's holiday wish list

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

TodaysMama and Provo Craftare giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year? a new wedding ring from my hubby since i lost the diamond out of mine over a year ago and have been waiting for him to fix or replace it ever since, a new coat because mine is falling apart after 7years of use, a blender because mine smells like burnt rubber when i use it, a food processer for making baby food since mine has a crack in it and leaks whenever i use it and the 70th anniversary edition wizard of oz dvd pack.

2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received? 2 years ago my wonderful husband made a jar labeled "101 reasons i love you". inside, he handstamped 101 little pieces of paper with hearts then wrote a reason he loves me on each one. i don't think he'll ever top that! LOL!

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle? i'd really like to make scrapbooks for people. i take bunches of pictues where ever i go and it would be nice to make books for people, unexpectedly, of special times in their lives. (weddings, birthday parties, etc)

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child? my electric typewriter

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year? my 11 year old son wants nerf dart tag, my 3 year old son wants an imaginex bat cave, my 2 year old daughter wants a leapster and my baby just wants stuff to chew on!

6. What is your favorite holiday food? cookies! all kinds of cookies. i am the baker in our family and everywhere we go, i'm the one who brings cookies.

7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays? nothing this year because of the new baby.

8. What is your favorite holiday movie? a charlie brown christmas!

9. Favorite holiday song? o holy night--martina mcbride style

10. Favorite holiday pastime? baking cookies!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas giveaway! (39 in one place)

want a chance to win 39 things without blog hopping? check out the Christmas giveaway 2009 over at 5 minutes for mom. hurry, though! entries must be recieved by friday december 5 at midnight.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Merry Christmas Maggie!

Let's face it: the more kids you have, the less gifts they will get at Christmas time. It's just a fact that, say, when you have 2 kids if you spend $200 on each of them, you won't spend $200 each on 4 kids. It's just not possible. Especially when your husbands job isn't giving bonuses this year. So, this year we decided to skimp a little on Maggie since she really won't care. Seriously---the paper and bows are their favorite thing at this age. So on BF we shopped for the other kids big time and just got Maggie a few things. Well, guess what?! over the weekend I was informed that I won 2 things for Maggie. Both valued at $100 each!! Looks like Maggie's Christmas is going to turn out bigger than the other kids'! LOL! Look for the the write ups after Christmas. :) Thanks to Lynette at my wee view and melissa at outnumbered 3-to-1 for the chance to win and experience the tend-a-tot and the kolcraft sit n step (respectively). I can't wait to give them a try!