- Monday-Left-over KFC and a green salad (We had Life-groups at our house last night and someone left an entire bucket--hubby is allergic to MSG, though, and will have to find something else.)
- Tuesday-Wagon wheel pasta, tiny lima beans, salad
- Wednesday- fellowship meal at church
- Thursday-Ritz Chicken (saw this at another menu plan), corn casserole, green beans
- Friday-Grilled chicken, baked potatoes, green peas
- Saturday-Left-overs again
- Sunday-Out to eat
Hope everyone has a great week. For more great menu's head to Laura's!
Oh--if you have a prayer need this week please let me know or go visit the Prayer Room!
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- We actually had someone invite us over on Sunday for lunch. She made wonderful Chicken and Dumplings and a roast--oh, it was so good--especially since I didn't have to cook it! Other than accidentally spraying my hostess with the faucet sprayer, it was a wonderful time! Water all over her and the wood floors! Oops!
- B. was off on Monday and after he finished doing the taxes, we went to see Bridge to Terebithia with some friends. That was such a good movie--I read the book in 5th grade and loved it then. The movie is a wonderful example of friendship and imagination! You should definitely see it...
- Tuesday, we were back to the school grind--and busy with home-school PE and Upwards basketball practice. B. coaches both of the twins teams and K. helps him so I had the evening to myself. I ended up blogging the whole time! :)
- We are studying the Prayer of Jabez at church on Wednesday night and I am loving it. I have asked God to expand my blogging territory! I really want to be able to help whoever I can--especially with prayer! So, if you need prayer for anything...
- Yesterday, I had the wonderful pleasure of walking the river-walk with my friend. It was sunny and 75 degrees and the three mile walk was glorious. We celebrated the walk by going to a local ice-cream shop for brownie sundae's afterwards! Hey, I exercise specifically so that I can eat what I want!
- This morning a friend called and asked us to her house for dinner tonight. I love it when that happens--twice this week--that's like a miracle or something! I'm looking forward to it. I've been to Curves this morning and cleaned up the trash in the yard from a raccoon getting into our cans last night--oh the joys of living in the woods! My kids said there was animal vomit all over it--I choose to believe it was something else! Yuck!
- Tomorrow we have Upward basketball games and an In-House Teen Bible Quiz match--should be fun--if the weather cooperates! Pray for my trees--we always do when a storm is coming--don't want them dropping on my house. I'll post a picture so you can see what I mean!
Have a great weekend y'all!
Oh, and go see Bridge to Terebithia --and if you see Amazing Grace, let me know how it is! Sounds wonderful!
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- Aprons- Y/N? - I do not own one but it would probably be a good idea. I'm messy!
- Baking- Can take it or leave it--my daughter usually does it now!
- Clothesline- Y/N? No--my sister still uses one.
- Donuts- Ever made them? - I have- a long time ago--I still prefer Krispy Kreme.
- Everyday- One homemaking thing you do everyday? - Pick up, pick up, pick up--can't stand clutter!
- Freezer- Do you have a separate deep freezer? - Yes. And an extra refrigerator in the garage. My husband is a hunter and that's where we put all the meat that we never eat.
- Garbage Disposal- Y/N? - Yes. I once lived without one and wouldn't care to do that again!
- Handbook- Y/N? - Yes, I think I have one somewhere...
- Ironing- Yes, but usually just on Sunday morning before church. I use the dry cleaner for hubby's dress clothes.
- Junk Drawer- Where is it? - Yes, I have one and it's messy right now. Ugh!
- Kitchen- Design and decorating? - Tile floor, white cabinets, walls painted a brownish yellow called "cork", and red monkey print curtains. Formica (wish they were granite) countertops.
- Love- What is your favorite part of homemaking? - Hmmm.. I like creating a place of refuge for my family...not cleaning toilets!
- Mop- Y/N? - Yes, once a week--always on Tuesday!
- Nylons- Wash by hand or in the washer? - Can't remember the last time I wore those!
- Oven- Do you use the window or open it to check? - Open it.
- Pizza- What do you put on yours? - Pepperoni or Sausage with mushrooms, green peppers and sometimes, onions!
- Quiet- What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment? - Read blogs, read.
- Recipe card box- Y/N? - Nope, don't have a box but I have a recipe book that I have copied all my favorites into.
- Style of house - Don't know--I think Farm-house. It's two story with a porch all across the front.
- Tablecloths and napkins- Y/N? - I use cloth napkins and sometimes place-mats.
- Under the kitchen sink - trash-bags, sponges, dish detergent, vases, and straws!
- Vacuum- How many times a week? - Once.
- Wash- How many loads do you do a week? I'm guessing 10--on Monday's.
- X's- Do you keep a list of things to do and cross them off? - Yes, and I have a hard time going to bed with something left on the list.
- Yard- Who does what? - My husband does the mowing and weed-eating and leave raking. My kids do the flower-bed weeding and bag the leaves. I plant any flowers that I want planted--not usually very many!
- ZZZ's- What is your last homemaking task for the day? - Make sure the doors are locked and run the dishwasher.
That was fun--play along if you want!
- I will start the same as Annie--I am thankful for my family, first of all my husband. B. is the most amazing person I know. If you want something done and want it done right--he is your man. If you need someone to listen--he's your man. If you are in the hospital and need someone to visit--he's your man. If you are moving and need help--he's your man. If you need someone to coach a basketball team, he's your man. If you need someone to be a basketball referee, he's your man. If you need someone to play a part in the YMCA drama, he's your man. If you need someone to fly AF airplanes, he's your man--'cause he's the best! If you need someone to call you just to check on you, he's your man. If you need prayer, he's your man... Sound busy? He is, but he still manages to be an excellent, involved father and husband. I only whine occasionally (like last night) about his commitments! I am so blessed to have him--he's my man!
- My children give me more pleasure than I have ever known. K. gave me the joy of being a mother for the first time--it was thrilling and terrifying all at the same time. She is nearly 15 and is very much like her father. Not only does she look like him but she has many of his personality characteristics--including the "being there" ones. There have been many times when I have come home from town dreading all the work waiting for me and found that my daughter has already done it for me. Does a mom's heart good! I will miss her at school next year. A. and M. were blessings beyond all blessings. B. and I had just experienced the birth of our still-birth daughter, Kassidy, the year before and we were hurting. I remember thinking that getting pregnant again would be the only way I would heal. I even asked the Lord to give me twins and then I would have three children for three pregnancies. The Lord is faithful ,and even so, I was shocked to see two babies on the sonogram screen. The biggest "YES" that God has ever given me. M. is and has always been my sunshine--she lights up a place---ask anyone. A. is more compassionate and caring and cautious than anyone. He is a rock and I am proud of him.
- The third thing I am thankful for is my health. My mom died of cancer 20 years ago. I am approaching the age my mom was when she passed away and it makes me so aware of what a blessing good health is. There are people all around--I've been reading a few blogs written by or for very sick people --who are hurting--dying--and still trusting God. I feel so much for them--pray for them. Thank you Lord for your blessings on me!
Wow! You are awesome! You are a true Biblical scholar, not just a hearer but a personal reader! The books, the characters, the events, the verses - you know it all! You are fantastic! Ultimate Bible Quiz Create MySpace Quizzes
This was a fun little quiz to take--I don't know which ones I missed--wish I did!
- Monday--Left-over Brisket and/or Chicken and Dumplings (sent home with me by my friend!) and Lemon pound cake
- Tuesday--Chicken and Broccoli Casserole, Corn
- Wednesday--Ham and Pea Pasta--we don't care for the meal they are serving at church this week so we will be eating at home before church.
- Thursday--Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, purple-hull peas, and Ice-cream
- Friday--We will be eating left-overs again
- Saturday--Grilled chicken salads
Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
1 10 oz. pkg frozen broccoli ( I use fresh or just frozen florets a lot)
4 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 10 3/4 oz. can cream of chicken or celery soup ( I prefer celery)
1/2 cup Mayo.
1/4 teaspoon curry (use a little more if you like it--this is mild)
1/2 cup Parmesan
*salt and pepper to taste
Cook Broccoli according to package directions. Drain Broccoli and spread it in a 9x13 dish. mix chicken, soup, mayo, curry, and Parmesan in a medium bowl. Spread chicken mixture over broccoli. Bake 350 for 30 minutes covered, 10 minutes uncovered. Serve over rice. This is so very good!
Li'l Cheddar Meatloaves (Southern Living)
3/4 cup milk
1 cup Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup oat meal
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 lb. ground beef
2/3 cup ketchup (for sauce)
1/2 cup brown sugar (for sauce)
1 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard (for sauce)
-Beat egg and milk. Stir in cheese, oats, onion and salt. Add beef and mix well. Shape into 6 loafs. Place in greased 9x13 pan. Combine ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard in a separate bowl. Spoon over loaves. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
Have a great week ya'll and God bless!
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1…. Read my Bible and Pray
3....Clean my hardwood floors
4....Vacuum the carpets
5....Study Bible Quiz with the kids
6....Take the kids to Drama and PE at the Y
7....Buy Groceries at the base
8....Go to the bank
9....Help kids with school, especially Math
10...Fix tacos for supper
11...Pick up my copy of "Get Out of that Pit" at the bookstore
12...Call and check on my sick sister and her family
13...Read my blogs!
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- He makes me laugh --regularly.
- He's very handsome (especially when he wears his glasses)!
- He has great integrity.
- He works hard so I can stay at home.
- He loves Jesus.
- He is a GREAT dad.
- He can sing like nobody's business-next to Elvis, he's my favorite :).
- He calls me several times a day just to see what's going on and tell me what he's doing.
- He gives hugs when needed; which is often!
- If he sees something that needs to be done, he does it--um, except dishes.
- He has taken me all over the United States--even Hawaii on our 10th anniversary.
- He lets me read in bed, with the light on, while he's trying to sleep--a lot.
- He thinks I'm hot--or at the very least, he's a great actor!
- He makes sure things get fixed --in a timely manner--the stinky dead possum under the house, for example.
- He is always willing to watch the kids.
- He cooks breakfast every. single. Sunday morning.
- He likes to make things fun for the kids.
- He's not afraid to try anything...once.
- He's intelligent and sees things clearly.
- He is very careful to "bounce" his eyes when something inappropriate comes along.
- He sings in the shower-usually "The Star Spangled Banner".
- He text messages my daughter on a regular basis--he's getting good at it.
- He is protective of me.
- He would die for me.
- He is this woman's dream come true!
I woke up this morning to find these three beautiful valentine's:
- From A. (and stapled to a paper airplane that came sailing into my bedroom): Dear Mom, I love you so much I can hardly bear it. You're so pretty, smart, thoughtful, and young. And you smell so good. Love, A.
- From M. : Dear Mommy, We love you so much we can't express it. There isn't a better or prettier mom in all the universe. You provide so many things for us. Thank you so much. Love, M.
- From K. : Happy Valentine's Day to the most precious, beautiful, wonderful, terrific, stupendous, gorgeous, outstanding mom! I love you very much and I'm extremely glad you're my mom! I wouldn't trade you for anyone in the whole world! I appreciate you taking me around everywhere even when you don't want to! I am extremely grateful for the best mom ever! I love you and admire you, K. (your first born who you love more than anyone else)
Either my kids want something, or I am a very blessed Mom! I hope it's the latter!
Happy Valentine's Day!
- Monday- Parmesan Chicken, roasted potatoes, green beans, chocolate chip cookies. (We didn't get to have this last week.)
- Tuesday- Breakfast for supper: sausage, eggs, and biscuits with jelly (apple butter's my favorite)
- Wednesday- Fried chicken at church fellowship meal
- Thursday- Tacos
- Friday- Everyday Mommy's Oven Roasted Brisket with Veggies, Corn, Lemon Pound Cake
- Saturday- Steak dinner for us, left-overs for the kids. Our church has its annual "Oscar" night this Saturday. It's a time where we get together for GREAT food, fun, and giving out awards to different people in the church for all different kinds of categories. We get all dressed up and everything. My husband did manage to get some camouflage in though--his vest and cummerbund! Oh well!
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Here is a precious picture of our twins shortly after turning two. How sweet is that? There are so many times, especially lately, when I miss the "littleness" of my children. I miss the way they used to talk and act. Don't get me wrong, I am so proud of how they are growing up. This poor Mama occasionally has a tough time with it and if I am having a hard time now, imagine how I will be when I have an empty nest. Oooh the pain--the agony!
What a blessing my children are. May we always remember it. As we come in to the teen/tween years, may B. and I have wisdom and may our children never stray from the Lord.
Today we leave for our last regular Bible Quiz match of the season. Bible Quiz has been a big part of our family's life since 2000. The commitment is HUGE, but the rewards are great. I remind myself of that daily! Our kids are required to study 30 minutes a day, 5 days per week, with a parent. I have two kids in Bible quiz so I end up studying with them 5 hours a week. Many times I have wanted to quit but have never felt like I could. There are several reasons: 1.I have never seen anything that keeps parents more accountable than this program. The Bible instructs us to teach our children God's Word and after all the hours I have put in during the past seven years, they had BETTER know God's Word. 2. They get to travel three hours from home, stay in a hotel,hang out with friends, and enjoy a fun activity four times a year. 3. There is usually a great end of the year trip. We have been to Disney, DollyWood, Stone Mountain, the beach, and some other fun places all free of charge to my little quizzers and their daddy--he's a quiz-master. 4. My home-schooled children have had the opportunity to compete and win 1st place at the State and Regional level. 5. My kids have learned how to work hard towards a goal. At the beginning of each match, the quiz-master asks one of the children to pray and invariably a child will pray this prayer: "Dear Lord, help us to remember it's not about winning or losing but about hiding Your Word in our hearts. Amen" That is so sweet and precious and it shows that the parents/leaders have been teaching them the reason for this program. Competition is just a fun part of it--not the main reason for it! I am so proud of my kids and all they have learned and I pray God will bless their hard work this weekend. Take First, babies!
1. I am not so very crazy about mornings
2. I am very crazy about Coke--the real thing.
3. I am the oldest of three girls--and I am very good at it!
4. I am very organized.
5. I am not very spontaneous--but I would like to be.
6. I love Jesus and my husband--in that order.
7. I have twins.
8. I have been to 35 states--including the lovely Hawaii.
9. I have also been to Canada, Mexico, and the Bahama's
10. I am a military wife.
11. My husband flies jets--hmm...that's not really about ME--oh well!
12. I have home-schooled for the past 10 years but we are sending our kids next year.
13. I went to the same school Kindergarten through 12th grade and had 77 in my class.
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Tuesday- Spaghetti, garlic toast, salad
Wednesday- Fellowship meal at church
Thursday- Parmesan chicken, roasted potatoes, green beans
Friday- Eat out For more Menu Plan Monday, go here
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