I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
The pavers were found throughout the yard buried by years of neglect. I am not sure what they were originally leading to out there. Most of them were around the area where he put the patio in last year. We found the basin last weekend at Lowes. It was a little more than I wanted to spend but I compromised with it being my Mother's Day Present.
I can see it coming together nicely. We still need the mulch and few other plants but the Red Bud is beautiful and the Cardinals are loving it.
I can also sit over there and admire the apple blossoms. It is too bad I have no idea what kind of apples these are.
Thank you Mr. Miller for making me a corner for my "timeouts". I love you!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Happy 30TH birthday my sweet Jeremy! We love you!
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all."
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
a time for every activity under heaven.
2A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant and a time to harvest.
3A time to kill and a time to heal.
A time to tear down and a time to build up.
4A time to cry and a time to laugh.
A time to grieve and a time to dance.
5A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
6A time to search and a time to quit searching.
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
7A time to tear and a time to mend.
A time to be quiet and a time to speak.
8A time to love and a time to hate.
A time for war and a time for peace.
I am talking laundry here folks. Today is National Hanging Out Day. I bet you didn't even know this existed. To tell the truth neither did I until I opened my copy of Kiwi Magazine 2 weeks ago. We are getting ready to celebrate the 40TH anniversary of Earth Day this week. Can you believe it?
We have been making changes each month here since January to help take care of Mother Earth. One that I have added this month is to do more line drying. Line drying is Eco friendly and plus your clothes smell so good afterwards and it saves you money. I am all about that these days. The sun is a natural bleaching agent for your whites. I know is some areas there are restrictions for clothesline use due to aesthetic reasons, you can learn more about the fight for line drying at http://www.laundrylist.org/.
What are you waiting for, put up a line and get "hung out to dry".
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Jon was killed unexpectedly in a motor cycle accident on Sunday. He leaves behind a loving family, 2 amazing children and a multitude of friends. He touched so many lives.
I have to ask the question "why"? I know that we are on God's time and that he has a reason and he will help in the healing of wounds. I can't help but think of a message that we received yesterday from a friend and it is so true. I can almost feel Jon putting his big arms around my shoulder and saying this to me, "In that which is life, it is always the most noble, true and good that tend to leave us entirely too soon, Life goes on kid".
I love Toby Keith and this song just seemed fitting for our mood here.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
As I watched Junior Mint this morning, I reflected on how it really is the simple joys in life that bring pleasure. When I started this blog I wanted to chronicle the major changes unfolding for us, and I have done that.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Cameroni came for dinner!
We decided that we were going to make Daddy dinner. Daddy loves Red Beans and Rice, well actually the whole family does. I looked around my recipe books and the Internet and found a recipe that I could adapt to a milder form and that I actually had the ingredients.
Cameroni is a big help in the kitchen. He loves to cook. After school I find it very important to have activities scheduled for him. Sometimes it is as simple as us reading a book on the front porch or kicking the soccer ball around the yard. Henry is usually down for a nap so for about at least an hour Cameron has his Mama all to himself.
- Saute onions and celery in a little olive oil
- Add beans, ketchup, tomato paste, Worcestershire, chili powder.
- Stir and simmer for about 30 min.
- Serve over rice.
This is a super easy meal. It was a little sweeter than Mr. Miller and I usually eat but that made it good for the boys. We just added hot sauce. I figured that for those of you on Weight Watchers a 1 cup serving of the beans over 1/2 c of rice was 5 points. Not bad.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
We had a wonderful day spent in Topeka with my family. Cameron had a special treat of going back with Mimi on Saturday evening to spend the night at Uncle Randy and Aunt Erika's house.
Here are some snapshots of our day.
First Easter baskets that we can actually participate in. Of course the empty plastic eggs were our favorites. I am still finding them throughout the house.
Dressed in our Easter finest. Henry is wearing the same suit that Cameron wore 5 years ago.
Big brother sharing egg hunting tips before our first hunt.
Cousin Daniel is always such a big help. He has even offered to babysit for us. Hmmm...we might have to take him up on that.
Of course it wouldn't be a family gathering if Uncle Randy and Mr. Miller weren't hiding at the grill. OK so yes they did do the cooking but it is there way of staying out of the way.