Sunday, June 27, 2010

Gonna brag

Yes, Im going to brag on my children for a few!! Let me start with Eric. Most of you know that we have had some struggles with him this year with his grades. Well let me tell you what he accomplished the last quarter. He recieved 3 awards, two of which were in reading! This coming from the boy who HATED to read. He had the highest grade in his class. And when his report card came in, his GPA was a 3.1. He had As and B's with one C. And at the 6 week mark, that C was an F. So now my son, you have set yourself up! I will expect those grades ALL the time.

Now for Tina. She had a great soccer season. I had my doubts about her playing because she generally doesnt like hard work. Well she finished the season and even scored one goal! She also had a great week at 4-H camp. She came home with several projects to enter in the fair. And also I might add, she has her first boyfriend. Ahhhh, summer love!

Today my little baby girl swam the length of the pool with out help from me or her floatie. I cant believe she did it! I was just curious to see what would happen and dag on if she didnt make it across. And swam back! So Im thinking that swim lessons are needed here soon to help perfect everything!

Brag time over...Till next time!

Saturday, June 26, 2010


I am starting to stress for some reason!! Have no clue why. But this is a video a good friend showed me when shes is having a bad day or needs that umph! It has become one of my favorites and watch it when I need to. So its only natural that I share with you all!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Brilliant Idea

At least I think it is!! I have figured that since here lately the local grocery stores keeping having these great 10 for $10 sales that Im going to keep hitting them up and buying extra. Im thinking (hoping) that if I keep doing this, I can stock our pantry for the fall and maybe winter. I also plan on looking into canning. Wouldnt it be great if I didnt have to shop but the bare essentials? And also our church started doing a food share program so for about $40 bucks I get some really great deals on food once a month. Im even looking at joining one at another church. So hopefully my plan will work!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Puppies?!? PUPPIES!!

I was all set to blog about something totally different until this afternoon when we came home. Now we have been on puppy patrol the last week. I was fairly sure that they would be here soon. I checked on Bailey before I went to pick up Eric and Tina from camp and all was good. When we got home, Eric went to give them water and I get a text from him saying come out here now! I went outside to find Eric standing there and Bailey laying with puppies!! Very exciting! We are pretty sure shes not done having them but only the next few hours will tell. Eric sat down with her for awhile watching her to make sure she and the pups were ok. And then I went down there for awhile and sat with her and talked to her. So tomorrow Ill update with how many pups and maybe a pic.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Well nothing new and exciting here. We are easing into the days of summer. The kids have survived the first two days of 4-H camp so far. Even with getting up at 7 am on their break! Today I have found out that going to the grocery store at 8am is GLORIOUS. No lines, and I got to rack up on the meat clearance. Hmm, what other summer going ons do we have. Ahhhh the pool...Well we have developed a love/hate relationship. Its gone from clear with a hint of green, to cloudy and now its a nice pretty bright green! So Im thinking about dumping a few gallons of Shock It into it and see if it likes me then!! We also have been going to the baseball games at the stadium. Its nice, cheap and local fun!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Fathers Day

Last night I stayed up to midnight to be the first to tell my dad Happy Fathers Day. I didnt expect a reply back right away but got one saying thanks and I love you. Im so thankful that he is with us after the last six months! He keeps getting stronger everyday and when hes ready to eat real food, Im going to cook him what he asked. Granny Or spaghetti. And he also said he wanted a steak so I thought Id surprise him with that!

For Fathers Day, John wanted a grill so thats what he got. Fine by me! Means I dont have to cook every night, but shhhh dont tell him that!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

F is for Effort

Which is what I will give myself so far this week!! The last week of school and being sick was not the best week to decide that I would start getting things regular in this house. I havent done anything Ive wanted. But I know that next week will be more the perfect to start. Why you ask? Because I will be up early every day next week. Eric and Tina go to day camp and have to be at the bus at 8am. So that will give me the jump start I need. For now I will just keep on with the little bit Im doing and put a different plan into effect for next week. Maybe I need to enlist the help of some of my bff's to check up on me so I stay on task!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tina's Fifth Grade Promotion

Well today my second child has graduated fifth grade! Shes had a difficult year and Im very proud of her. I cant wait to see what middle school will bring. And, Eric and Tina will be in the same school again. That alone should be interesting!! Hopefully Eric is nice to his little sister. Tina has already decided to try out a few after school clubs.

My dad also came down to the promotion and out to dinner with us. So glad he could make it. The kids were excited and he was in good spirits!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Start Back Monday

Well its Monday!! Remember, today was when I was going to start everything up again?? Its proved to be Monday!! I am still sick, so I did not make it to Zumba today. I didnt think it would be much fun to blow my nose every 20 seconds durning class. And honestly, I probably dont have enough energy for it today. On the other hand, I have been doing some things around the house. I have thrown in a load of laundry and gathered some trash. I will do the dishes here soon. And then later tonight, Im off for my over night at the MICU. But I will keep at it. I WILL get everything accomplished!

Friday, June 11, 2010

What was that word again?

Oh yes...Projects! Seems that I have mentioned that alot lately. This summer I have decided to take on some home projects, among other projects. This summer I am going to repaint the kids bedrooms and switch them around. I also want to paint our bedroom. Im going to go with a beach theme for that. I also want to repaint and maybe change the theme in the bathroom. And I want to repaint the living room and finally get the pictures hung up! And of course I must get my scrap center set up. So those are the big things. And there are lots of little things, framing the pictures, rearranging some things and so on. Im excited! I cant wait to get things freshened up!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

And so Monday it will begin...

I have decided I will get back into the groove of things then. I have dug out my daily planning sheets. I might even have to dust off my homemakers notebook! Like I said previously, I want to spend the summer having fun. So next week Im going to work very hard cleaning up and coming up with a summer routine. By routine though, I am being lax. I dont want to say this and this will be done on this day and so on. Because we are known to pack up last minute and head to somewhere or go do something fun. Im thinking I will just have a list of what must be done that week. And will plan accordingly. So I will enjoy this weekend of carefree-ness. Because first thing on the list for Monday morning--Zumba!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Summer will start in this house soon!

Next Wednesday is Eric and Tina's last day of school. Hopefully by the end of next week, Ill have the house summer ready. Id like to spend the least time possible cleaning this summer. Id rather play! I want to go on day trips and spend time at home out by the pool. And of course, I want to scrapbook! I have been slacking this year on that. Hopefully I can get a table that way I can scrap outside some while they kids are playing. I have been slowly filling the pantry with food for the summer. The stores lately have been having lots of good 10 for $10 sales. As long as its stuff we use, I have been stocking up. There are also some summer projects I want to do but will post later. Cant wait for summer to start!! Love it1

Friday, June 4, 2010

Something to celebrate!!

My dad has his follow up PET scan this week. I have been anxiously waiting the results. Well I just got a copy of the email results that were sent to my dad. It showed only a small area that lit up on the scan and no Lymph nodes were infected. And they said that area was very small!! Im so glad the aggressive treatment worked. And Im proud of my dad, I know it was a hard road and there were times when he wanted to give up. He still has some problems eating but that is due to a sore from the radiation. Which will heal in time.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Well hello there!!

I know its been awhile! The last few weeks I have been in a blah mood. Not 100% positive why, but I do believe I have figured it out and have gotten rid of that problem. So now the summber begins..well almost!! Sara graduated the 3 year old program. Eric and Tina have 8 days of school left. We have made a few plans for the summer-baseball games,camp, MOMS Club activities and some pool time. I have also signed up to do a 90 pages in 90 days challenge with scrapbooking. I also would like to loose 25 pounds by the end of the summer. I have been going to the gym, but not as much as I want. So Im gonna kick that up a notch. Ohhhh, I also canned for the first time. Well, I made freezer jam, does that count? Im going to see what else I can do this summer. Id like to have the freezer and pantry stocked by late fall. And there are some projects Id like to do around the house, but thats another post!!!