Monday, July 26, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 7/26

With my husband out of town this week too, we are keeping it VERY SIMPLE! My two little ones are sick which makes it a little tougher on me this week. Haven't been to the grocery store for the week so I'm going to make due here with what we have. :o)

Monday: Chicken Noodle Soup, Kashi Crackers (from Pantry stockpile!)
Tuesday: Dinner at a Friend's House!
Wednesday: Pancakes, bacon and fruit salad
Thursday: Deceptively Delicious Mac & Cheese
Friday: Baked Potato Bar
Saturday: Order Pizza
Sunday: Veggie Beef Soup

Monday, July 19, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 7/19

I had a great conversation with my running buddy Kim this morning (don't know what I'd do without her!!) about balance and routine. We are both kindred spirits in some very specific areas and I'm hoping together we can conquer this "balance" thing! I got to thinking about accountability and figured I'd put myself, ideas, menus, etc out there again that way I can't NOT do what I'm supposed to do if people are looking for it each week! LOL

So here it goes, Menu Plan Monday back again! My husband leaves for a store opening in Vegas tomorrow and is gone for 2 weeks so I'm going to try to save on the grocery budget for sure!! We have VBS all week this week so I figured the easiest thing I can do would be a "Sandwich Themed Week"!


Monday- BLTs and fruit salad
Tuesday- Tuna Melts and veggies with dip
Wednesday - Dinner with Friends, bringing dessert
Thursday - Portobello Mushroom and Veggie Quesadillas and Sweet Potato Fries
Friday - VBS Family Pizza Night , bringing (2) 2L drinks
Saturday - MNO....bday party and sleepover
Sunday- Egg Sandwiches and Fruit

Sunday, July 4, 2010


This has been a long time coming! LOL

Since the last post was about the BIRTH of my "almost 1year old" BABY GIRL, I just don't know where to start!! All I know is that I have been feeling the urge to jump back in and write again. :o) The past 2 years have been full of change and transformation for me! Let's see, in a nutshell:

  • we moved
  • got pregnant
  • became a family of 5!
  • rediscovered the JOY of breastfeeding and snuggling a newborn all through the night!
  • changed LOTS of diapers
  • husband changed jobs
  • jumped into extreme couponing, started a blog about it and helped other women get into it too
  • made the decision to pursue ministry and will be "church planters" in 2 years
  • developed some amazing new friendships
  • joined the Facebook Community
  • got into and quit Twitter
  • led my first Bible Study
  • have a 2nd grader and a Pre Kinder!
  • joined the PTC at Adrianna's school
  • became a runner
  • joined the YMCA
  • jumped on a bike for the first time in my adult life, "clipped in"
  • took my first swim lesson
  • did a 5K
  • did a 10K
  • completed my first Triathlon!
  • got back into my smaller clothes before baby's 1st Birthday! (That's a first!)
  • this list can go on and on, but I'll save you from that! LOL
With that said, it's been hard for me to prioritize blogging. :o) Life has just been happening over here and I can't believe just how fast a baby's first year really does go! I have made such a conscious effort to enjoy every bit of it since it may be our last but it doesn't matter, it still seemed like it went too bittersweet.

My family is my joy, my friends lift me up, and my faith gives me hope in the future! I'm not sure what direction this blog will go but hey, here's to new beginnings!