This is the best cleaning schedule around!

This is the best cleaning schedule around!
Perfect for busy moms!

November 27, 2008

Be Thankful

On this Thanksgiving Day, I am so thankful for...
- A Father who loves me!
- My sweet husband and 2 beautiful healthy children
- My job at the church
- -The home that we live in
- Being able to live in the same town as my parents, my husband's parents, my grandparents and numerous other relatives.
- My health, which has been really good.
- And so many more things that I could ramble on for hours *wink*
What are you thankful for today?

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November 21, 2008

Friday Flashback

September 24th, 2005
Grace at her first Ohio State Tailgate on the OSU Campus.
She was 9 months old.

Tomorrow is the BIG GAME against our arch rival Michigan.

November 20, 2008

Comfort Food

Oh the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
And since we've no place to go,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

They're calling for 1/2 to 1 inch of snow here in Ohio today. I'm glad I have this in my crockpot at home waiting on me!

8 Potatoes peeled and chopped
3 Leeks (white & light green parts only) cut in 1/4 rounds
1 Red Onion
3 TBSP Margarine
2 Chicken Bouillon Cubes
1 TBSP Salt
1/2 tsp. Ground Pepper
1 12 oz. Can Evaporated Milk

1. Place Potatoes, Leeks, Onion, Margarine, Chicken Bouillon Cubes, Salt, and Pepper in Slow Cooker.
2. Pour Enough Water to cover.
3. Cook on High for 4 hours (or low for 8 hrs.)
4. Stir in Evaporated Milk, Ladle into blender, blend until smooth.
5. Serve (I think it would be good topped with shredded cheddar cheese)

* I can't remember where I found this recipe, so I'm sorry there is no credit given. If it's yours...thank you :)

November 19, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Lately Shawn and I have been having trouble at home with Grace's attitude and defiance. Her teacher has noticed it at school as well. Yesterday, as I was pouring my heart (and tears) out to Grace's teacher, she offered that they would pray for Gracie. This is Gracie in the Prayer Chair and her sweet little classmates praying for her.  I am blessed!!!

November 17, 2008

From The Mouths of Babes.

Gauge has really seemed to blossom in the last few weeks. He is mommy's little "lovie" boy. He readily gives out smooches and has now learned how to give hugs! He is also talking a lot more, so I thought that it would be fun to list all of the words that he can say (with translations of course. LOL)!

Mamow ( Mamaw or Grandma)
Papow (Papaw)
Ee (Eat)
Mo (More)
Shoo (Shoe)
Nigh, Nigh (Night, Night)
Ruh, Ruh (Roof, a dog)
Do, Do (Cockle Doodle Do)
Yow (Meow)
Oi (Oink)
Kak, Kak (Quack, Quack)
Chee (Cheese)
Kak (Cracker)
UGH, UGH (Almost anything else he wants to say) :)

November 7, 2008

It feels like potatoes!

Wednesday morning started off just like any other day.  My alarm went off at 6 am.  I stumbled out to the coffee pot to get my first cup for the day.  Proceeded to get myself ready, then snuck in some quick blogging time before I had to go wake my little girl up.  I woke Grace up at 7:15 am and got her dressed, hair fixed and teeth brushed.  We then proceeded to Gauge's room to get him up.  The second I cracked the door open.....I knew!!  Grace said "EWWW, it's stinks in here!"  I flipped the light on and my precious little boy, his bedding and his crib rails were covered in puke!  I left him standing there and went to start the water in the tub.  I came back and stripped him down while he was still in the crib then carried him at an arms length into the bathroom.  After I got him cleaned up and dressed, I proceeded to takle the disgusting mess in his bedroom.  Needless to say, I called work and told them I wouldn't be in and the kids wouldn't be at school.  Gauge was perfectly fine the rest of the day.  He played and laughed like nothing had ever happened.  
Thursday we all went to work and school.  Everyone was well.  My Mother-in-law invited us all over for pizza that night.  Grace and Gauge had a great time playing with their cousins, grandma and their aunt and uncle.  We came home and got the kids bathed and in their jammies.  Gauge went to bed without a problem.  Grace climbed up on the couch and said "Mommy, my tummy hurts!"  Mommy: "What's it feel like?"  Grace: "It feels like potatoes."  Anytime she doesn't feel good, it feels like potatoes :-) I didn't think much about it because sometime her tummy hurts just because she needs to go potty.  She fell asleep on the couch beside Shawn and I as we watched Survivor.  Grace woke up from a dead sleep and started puking everywhere!  So, more laundry, more carpet cleaner, another bath later she was back on the couch beside daddy.
Shawn called his boss to tell him he wouldn't be in on Friday because Gracie was sick.  Fridays are terrible days for me to miss at work.  I went to bed because I had to work the next day.  Grace ended up being sick a few more times that night before finally going to sleep.  She woke up once at 3 am looking for White Doggie who was in the dryer.  I got him and put her back in bed.  Despite giving Gauge cough syrup before he went to bed, I could hear him on his monitor coughing and coughing the entire night!!
Friday morning at 6 am my alarm went off.  Routine as usual.....that is until we went to get Gauge out of bed.  He had gotten sick AGAIN in the night.  So...more laundry, more carpet spray and yet another bath.  To top it all off...he pooped in the bathtub!  Bleach in the tub with all the bath toys :p
Bless my sweet little hubbies heart, he stayed home with 2 sick kids today while I went to work.  Gauge ended up getting sick during his nap.  My poor hubby had more laundry!  Thankfully my mother-in-law came out and brought 7-up and Pedialite. Now it's 4:30 pm, Gauge is sleeping in his crib, Grace is asleep on the couch, Shawn is taking a nap in our I'm off for a few winks of shut eye.  Who knows what our night has in store for us.  Pray that we have a peaceful well rested evening...oh and that Shawn and I don't get sick!

Friday Flashback

July, 2005
Grace was 7 months old
I love this picture, because she actually fell asleep like that :-)
Simply Precious!!

November 4, 2008

Election Day

Don't Forget to Vote today !

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