Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Betty and Billy Head
50 Years Anyone? I'll take it!
Three Sisters, Julie Siteka, Mary Jeanette (my mom), and Susan Meranda.
The party was very nice!
Gorgeous Great Grand Daughter!
All Six Kids!
Cash and the cake put on quite a show!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
From the Kitchen... Shrimp Tacos tonight for Lance and I, Annie's Ravioli's for the kids and Chocolate Pudding cups for dessert!
I am reading... East of Eden
I am hoping...to get through this semester in one piece! Ha! Looking forward to the summer break!
I am creating... a set menu plan to make things easier around here! I need to go back to menus and lists. The house is running off course lately!
I am hearing... silence, my loved one's are still asleep.
Around the house...I am trying to get closets cleaned out and organized! It's not going well!
One of my favorite things...Is talking to Taylor about Twilight! It's so much fun!
A few plans for the rest of the week... Get ready for Kerrville this weekend. Taylor and I are going to Mother/Daughter Weekend at Kickapoo Kamp, the camp Taylor attends in the summer.
Prayer Requests (new for my Terrific Tuesdays)- for my walk with God to become closer. For attending church to not be about who we see, or don't see, who is wearing what, or what activity I can sign up for, but for it to be about me and my family and if we are learning God's word. That's all that matters!
Monday, April 27, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Make a seperate area if you are going to have LOTS of dishes or if your kitchen/dining is small. This is a side table in my entry way that I decorated and it added color and excitement as people walked in and also took some of the traffic out of the kitchen when they wanted to grab some dessert. Also, see how I used an old Easter pic of Taylor and the Easter Bunny as decoration. (frames are very inexpensive and using pictures is my favorite way to decorate).
This Southern Living Bucket is my favorite item of all time! I own three if that tells you anything. It is the Entertaining Bucket. I have one on my back porch with the stand and its all old and worn out with a plant in it! LOVE IT! Then I have this one that sits in the corner of my dining room, on the stand, and do you know what sits in it that no one can ever see? My iron and starch! Yep, I grab it to iron my table cloth or to iron clothes on my bed. It's the perfect place! Then, when I have guests I hide the iron in the pantry and pull the stand out,put ice and drinks in it, GORGEOUS, right? Well, for Easter this year I put all the filled eggs in and sat it at the back door for decoration. Then, when it was time to hide them, we grabbed the bucket and me, Aunt Debbie and my cousin Jenny hid them in the front yard! Now the third bucket sits on the floor beside my tv with all our Wii equipment and games!
We have lots of older kids that hunt so we hide money in our eggs because the Easter Bunny and class parties brings them PLENTY of candy! Well, take the time to count with your kids and/or teach to roll their money. The kids enjoyed telling each other how much they found.
Pick one color and go for it everywhere! Patterns can get too busy and one color is easier to mix with the pieces you already own, like the blue platter you see. I used this green everywhere this year!
Use the objects, like baskets, presents, cupcakes, etc. as part of the decorations. These buckets were placed on the other side of my entry (5 in all) as people came in they saw lots of color and the kids were excited!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I am creating... a special place in my bedroom/sun room for our family to be lazy on a Saturday morning, eat our favorite Kolaches from town and watch cartoons while daddy usually keeps snoozing or until we all jump on him to wake him up! The kids, Lance and I lay around in my bedroom/sun room every weekend it seems lately. Oh, and it looks all pretty in these pics, but on the weekends we throw all those pillows on the floor, get blankets out of that ottoman and make a big pit bed on the floor! ;o)
I am hearing... Lance talking to the Sprint guy!
Monday, April 20, 2009
1. An upright structure of masonry, wood, plaster, or other building material serving to enclose, divide, or protect an area, especially a vertical construction forming an inner partition or exterior siding of a building.
2. A continuous structure of masonry or other material forming a rampart and built for defensive purposes. Often used in the plural.
3. A structure of stonework, cement, or other material built to retain a flow of water.
a. Something resembling a wall in appearance, function, or construction, as the exterior surface of a body organ or part: the abdominal wall.
b. Something resembling a wall in impenetrability or strength: a wall of silence; a wall of fog.
c. An extreme or desperate condition or position, such as defeat or ruin: driven to the wall by poverty.
I have been so busy lately I haven't really blogged about me, my strengths, weaknesses, and just everything. The kids are in bed, dishes are done, my homework is done, the house could be picked up but the trash is taken out and we all have clean clothes for tomorrow, so what more could you ask for? As soon as I sat down to start typing, the word "wall" entered my mind. When I think of walls I think of many that I put up on a daily basis. There are so many people I don't let in or forgive, especially myself. There are so many walls I put up to serve as a a divide to protect an area, my heart. I want what so many others have, I don't mean I am jealous, or envy them, I mean I want to knock down my walls and let people in. I hold my tongue with my true hurts and needs with everyone except Lance. He and I have no walls, I literally mean that. In any given situation I can express my feelings, needs, desires and pure selfish wants with him. He and I knocked down our walls long ago. Now, I feel like I need to start knocking down some more. One wall I want to force to the ground is getting my degree. Not many people know that I didn't graduate from high school. On the last day of school I was told I was .5 credits away from walking due to my tardiness and absences (I used to skip school all the time or go in late). My dad was raising Eric and I so he never knew till it was too late. He was always at work and I was a good liar. Well, that lie came to a screeching halt when I didn't show up for graduation. I was mortified, but the one person that picked up my tattered and torn heart was my new boyfriend of two months, Lance. He swept me off my feet from the beginning, drove me to and from San Jacinto College every day for a week so I could get my GED that summer and I never looked back, well almost never did. I still look over my shoulder from time to time yearning for my Senior year back so I can do it right. But, no regrets, right? That's my first wall, feeling like this Bachelors Degree will open my heart to places I never knew existed so I can let that past pain finally, completely, go away. Walls, remember they crumble, so we should go ahead and knock them down before they hurt someone.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
From the home office...just working on taxes! I am always working on taxes!
I am thankful for... my long weekend with the kids and Lance! We had a great Easter!
I am reading... Breaking Dawn. I am sad I am almost done and must say that I get bored with any page that doesn't have Edward on it. I hope the author does bring out Midnight Sun because I will LOVE IT!
I am creating...special times that I just sit and hug and love on Cash! I do this already, but I want to do it more!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Taylor and Cash got a head start and colored a few first!