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Hope
Texas
I'm a busy mom with 3 crazy boys and one crazy husband.
Interests: cooking, reading, scrapbooking, church activities, chasing the boys, most definitely sleep
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I know I've not posted in a long while. I'm simply trying to balance and prioritize, but I miss blogging. I enjoy it when I make time for it. Plus, I don't get calls from friends and family telling me... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2010 at 4 Boys & a Girl
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Yesterday as Connor and I were waiting on the return of the rest of our family, we decided to plan a surprise. Cole has been asking to play with water balloons all summer and it was time. So, Connor stretched... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2010 at 4 Boys & a Girl
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Yesterday Connor and I had an entire day to ourselves. This rarely happens with any of the boys, but probably the least with Connor with him being the middle child (no, to my-middle-child-sister, he is not neglected or ignored ;0)... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2010 at 4 Boys & a Girl
My favorite digital elements has got to be brushes, though I'm still learning how to use them. I just love the versatility with them.
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... and with a bang. We kicked off our first day of school yesterday here at home. It was a long, but good day. As usual, I was too scheduled. I need routines, not schedules, yet I constantly make schedules... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2010 at 4 Boys & a Girl
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If you have been reading my blog for any period of time, you know every summer I completely fall off the blogging wagon (if there is such a thing). I have learned something about myself that I probably already knew,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2010 at 4 Boys & a Girl
I was browsing some of my favorite food blogs recently and saw this recipe for Chicken Caesar Sandwiches that looked and sounded delicious. Today, I remembered these sandwiches and decided to attempt to make them for lunch only I didn't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2010 at 4 Boys & a Girl
Early this past week, I started reading a book entitled Parenting in the Pew by Robbie Castleman. I'm about halfway through the book and so far it's absolutely fantastic. I am so glad some wonderful friends recommended this to me.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2010 at 4 Boys & a Girl
Well, it is definitely a sign that I've not been blogging much lately when I go to login and cannot remember the password for our blog. The camping trip was a success and lots of fun. I will try my... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2010 at 4 Boys & a Girl
Life has been a little crazy this past week or so. Good crazy, but crazy nonetheless. I forgot to post the Menu Monday post last week and now I'm posting this week on Tuesday. We are going on our first... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2010 at 4 Boys & a Girl
Last week, I went to Costco for the first time and fell in love. It is clean, full of organic and healthy choices, and just plain wonderful. The only problem is that I usually plan my menus before I shop... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2010 at 4 Boys & a Girl
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The question I get asked most often these days is "how is homeschooling going?" (Well, I also get asked "are you all unpacked yet?" But for now let's just pretend there are no more boxes hanging around) Homeschooling is going... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2010 at 4 Boys & a Girl
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Especially if you have Walgreens and/or CVS nearby. Today, I went to CVS and Walgreens. I've been at home with a sick little boy these last few days, so I needed to get out of the house. Otherwise, I usually... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2010 at 4 Boys & a Girl
Being that I really don't want to go to the grocery until hopefully Friday, we are going to be using up some stuff in the freezer and pantry. With that plan, our meals will be the following, Leftover Night (which... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2010 at 4 Boys & a Girl
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I just witnessed something that I see fairly regularly yet it still amazes me. It is the fight that is in a 2 year old. Tonight it was over vegetables. The rule in our house is not difficult. You don't... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2010 at 4 Boys & a Girl
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I love that the boys can have so much fun in the rain. I'm not sure why they felt the need to dance in it, but they did and for that I wish I'd had the video camera handy. It... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2010 at 4 Boys & a Girl
Since this past week, we ended up with sick kids I didn't end up fixing all of the meals I had planned, so there is one carryover. You will also notice the recipes this week are primarily from Ellie Krieger.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2010 at 4 Boys & a Girl
Maybe you've seen this already, but a friend shared this and I love it. This pretty much sums up a morning here with 3 crazy boys and a slightly distracted momma. If you give a mom a muffin, She'll want... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2010 at 4 Boys & a Girl
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Now that we are pretty much settled in our new home, I figure I need to get into my regular routine of planning our weekly meals. Awhile back when some friends and I were talking about cooking, they asked if... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2010 at 4 Boys & a Girl
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We have been hugely welcomed to Elgin. We have been blessed to have so much help in getting unpacked and settled. We are so grateful for this wonderful church family who have gone above and beyond to make us feel... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2010 at 4 Boys & a Girl
We are so excited as we head to Elgin and cannot wait to get there tomorrow. But leaving Borger is difficult. This is only our second move in ministry, but I realized something this time. The going is the easy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2010 at 4 Boys & a Girl
The winner of the magazine subscription is post number 7, reyanna. Looks amazing! And I would LOVE a subscription to Scrapbooks Etc. :D Posted by: reyanna | March 12, 2010 at 03:22 I'll e-mail you to get your address to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2010 at 4 Boys & a Girl
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Mar 15, 2010
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With my love of digital scrapbooking and our impending move, I've decided to sale most all of my paper scrapbooking supplies. To do this, I made several HUGE kits of my stuff. This picture is an example of one of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2010 at 4 Boys & a Girl
My heart and mind overflow as I prepare for our move. Jason is the new pastor of FBC Elgin, and we couldn't be more excited about this new adventure God has called us to. The people of FBC Elgin have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2010 at 4 Boys & a Girl