Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday night I sat on the couch, ate Chick Fil A and watched Julie and Julia after a full day home from school taking care of Wyatt who was really sick. Loved the movie by the way.
Saturday I took 26 kids to work with Habitat for Humanity, got my nails done with some church friends and then crashed at home. Andrew brought be McAlisters and a LARGE sweet tea and rented two movies. What an Amazing husband! Then again... crashed.
Today I have felt the worse. I am hoping it is over since I cannot take anymore days from school, or I would rather not. Andrew and I woke up to head to church this morning and it was a chore getting ready. I was exhausted and coughing up a storm. We got to church and our wonderful Friends sent us home and took over my teaching for the 11th grade class. We are very blessed.
Needless to say, Since I have been sick I don't have taste buds. I hate it!!!!!!!! I crave things and can't taste what I am eating. Maybe Ice cream will fix it?!! Have you ever been sick and can't taste anything? It is the worst.
So say a prayer that Wyatt is sooo much better tomorrow, and that I wake up refreshed. GO AWAY ICKYness far away from our home.........
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Monday: BBQ Cupcakes, Baked Potatoes, Broccoli
(I went to Bunco last week and did not get to make this meal)
Tuesday: Mexican Cornbread Casserole, Chips & Home-made Salsa
Wednesday: Tuna & Tomato Sandwiches, Chips & Ranch Dip
Thursday: Spaghetti, Salad and Bread
Friday: Family Dinner Out
Saturday Lunch: C-C's Pizza for TOPS Field Trip after Habitat for Humanity Job
Saturday Dinner: MEXICAN Out
Sunday Lunch: Left-overs
Sunday Dinner: Crock Pot Chicken, Potatoes, Carrot's, Squash and Zucchini
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
4 large green peppers
1 lb ground turkey
1 can rotel
1 slice of bread
Start by cutting the tops off of the peppers and cleaning out the insides. Throw away tops. Place the cleaned peppers in a large skillet of boiling water. Boil the whole peppers for about 10 minutes or until soft.
While peppers are boiling brown meat. Add pepper and onion salt to meat while cooking. After meat is cooked, drain excess liquid from meat.
Place meat back into skillet and add the can of rotel. Let the meat and rotel simmer until the most of the juice is soaked into the meat.
Stand the peppers up on a baking sheet. Fill the peppers with the meat/rotel mixture.
Tear up the slice of bread and place a few pieces on top of each pepper. Then put a dab of butter on top of the bread and sprinkle with cheese.
Cook in the over at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, or until bread is crispy.
Remove and serve immediately.
I always serve the stuffed peppers with Red New Potatoes. It is one of our favorite meals!!!
Hope you enjoy!
Andrew and I have been doing really good when it comes to buying groceries. We have been playing the games! Andrew is now the grocery shopper in our house. Yes... I have an amazing husband. He is way better at this grocery game than I am.
We will have to start taking pictures and showing you guys what we get. But the main stores we shop at are Kroger, Albertsons, CVS, Walgreen's, and Wal-Mart. It is so neat to have your pantry and fridge stocked with so many different things. It makes planning meals easy. At first, things you buy are random... but after a while they all come in handy. Now when I want to make a recipe, I just have to run to the store for 1 or 2 things that might cost a dollar! Love it!!!
Here is our FAVORITE money saver we have found recently.
Kroger has a new ad once a week for buy something and get something free.
Last week it was:
Buy.... 3 boxes of Nutra-grain Bars (which Wyatt eats for breakfast) - $7.00
Get ....1 Gallon of Milk, A dozen eggs, 2 rolls of cold biscuits, a loaf of bread and a package of Gravy ALL FOR FREE
Buy.... 1 sliced brisket (packaged where it could be frozen, or re-heated) - $10.00
Get..... potato salad, a large BBQ sauce, ranch style beans and a 2-liter drink ALL FOR FREE
We will definitely be doing this weekly! We have basically gotten two free meals from what we bought, and have been able to make many more meals using the other things that came with it! If you have any THRIFTY buys you know about, let us know! I will post the KROGER free meal each week so you and your family can enjoy!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Tuesday: Chicken Roll-Ups, Broccoli, Bread and Salad
Wednesday: Pizza and Salad
Thursday: Barbecue Cupcakes, Baked Potatoes, Bread and Salad
Friday: Quick Dinner... Leader Meeting at Church
Saturday: Cooking Night with the Bazaldua's (our Best friends!) - We are going to all cook dinner together at their house. SOO fun! We want to cook something with steps that is yummy.. any ideas or suggestions ??
Sunday: Crock Pot Roast, Potato's and Carrots
* we do not keep dessert in our house, or Andrew and I would eat it for dinner instead of our meal. But we do keep a bag of Oreos in our fridge and many nights after dinner we each clean our plates, put them away and have 1 Oreo each. It hits the spot and it fun to watch Wyatt enjoy it! Nice little treat!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Today I had a meeting after school. When I walked in the door Andrew was cooking dinner and Wyatt was playing in the living room. I was talking to Andrew, and Wyatt realized that I was home. He peeked his head around the corner and threw is hands in the air. In the sweetest, happiest voices he yelled... "Mmaama...mama!!!"
Yes I almost lost it. Sweet boy has learned my name and loves to use it. But it is moments like these that make my heart melt and I never want to put my little man down!
Monday, January 11, 2010
Monday Night: Stuffed peppers and red potatoes
Tuesday Night: Spaghetti and salad
Wednesday Lunch: R&D Cafe with my ladies! *I had to put this because we get out of school early and as a teacher we don't get to eat lunch out much! :)
Wednesday Night: Chicken Salad Sandwiches and chips
Thursday Night: My Father - In- Laws Concoction - Chili, rotel, ranch style beans over rice
Friday Night: A surprise dinner for a special youth girl!
Saturday Lunch: Sandwiches or Leftovers
Saturday Dinner: Family Dinner Out
Sunday Lunch: Purdy's Hamburger Joint with the Youth Leaders
Sunday Dinner: Crock pot Chicken Tacos, rice and beans
Saturday, January 9, 2010
My sweet friend Christy and I!
My stomach was churning and I was sweating bullets at this point. I was so nervous about it hurting. It does hurt, but in a weird way. If I can have a baby without pain meds, I can get a tattoo, right?! Right! :)
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wyatt is walking, dancing, and saying several words like; mommy, daddy, ball, dog, baby, hi, go... go... go, and his favorite no, no, no! He uses the word no for everything even if he wants something! He points, blows kisses, waves, gives great hugs, smiles all the time, and has developed the silliest personality. He will giggle and laugh just so you will. He is constantly trying to be a little ham.
On the other hand, Wyatt has become a picky eater. He used to eat everything on his plate or put in front of him. Now we are only able to get him to eat about 5 things on a regular basis. But he loves milk!
Christmas was so much fun this year with Wyatt. He was pretty much only interested in the Christmas Tree, the wrapping and balls. Everything else was looked over. The picture above sums up what he did for a month. All he wanted to do was stare at the tree and take the ornaments off. He would say, Ball.... go?! He also loved reading the Christmas Books and Bible stories about Christmas time.
Andrew also had a birthday! It is the 28th of December, so we just keep the party rolling! Here is Andrew and Wyatt blowing out a "lighter." We forgot the candles to his cake, so my sister improvised. I have an amazing husband! I cannot believe we are 26 and have spent the last 8 years together, 2 in a half of them being married. I have watched him form into a Godly husband and his love for the Lord grows everyday. I am blessed to have him lead our family! Hope you had a wonderful birthday babe!
In the picture below, Wyatt looks so much like his daddy. This is also a face of a little boy who knows he is playing with something he is not supposed to. :)
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Here are a few of my resolutions for 2010:
Get Healthy and In Shape (everyone says this.... I am determined)
Spend more quality time with friends and family.
Keep in touch with people.
Learn to say NO!!!!
Have Weekly outings or assigned FAMILY time with Wyatt and Andrew!!!
GROW more in the Lord.
Take Cake Decorating Classes.
Take Cooking Classes... i love to cook
Scrapbook Wyatt's WHOLE first year.
Invest more in the lives of my youth girls.
2009 was not only a hard year, but wonderful things happened as well. I learned a lot about myself this last year and some were not so wonderful:
I learned that I cannot do everything and sometimes I need to stop and take time to sit and be with the Lord.
I learned to relax and do a little something for myself sometimes. Without this I lost myself in doing things for others.
I have fallen in LOVE with motherhood!!!! Wyatt is amazing and this first year of his life has been what has brought me so much joy. We are truly blessed by him daily and thank the Lord for such a wonderful son regularly.
I have learned to be more assertive and not let everything "go." This was huge for me and I think it was one of the areas in my life where the Lord was teaching me most.
I have made LONG LASTING relationships with several ladies and would not trade their friendship for the world.
I learned that I am not even close to being healed from loosing my mother.
I have fallen in love with my husband more and more everyday. He has held me through this tough year.
I have fallen in love with my relationship with my mother in law drastically this year. She has stood next to me this first year of motherhood and she is like a best friend and mother to me.
My heart for missions has grown EXPONENTIALLY.
My love for students has grown.
I have learned that I am NOT supposed to teach in a "classroom" forever. Students, teaching are in the picture somewhere though.... if that makes sense, just not sure the plans.
I have become obsessed with Sweet Tea.
I learned that some relationships must be withdrawn from your life to be healthy in the Lord.
I learned I cannot fix everything or everybody.... the Lord is the only one winning that game.
I learned to show my love to people.... outright, blatantly.... :)
Those are just a few things. You will hear more. I PROMISE to keep up. Pictures of Wyatt are to come. He is soo big!